Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Audi of America Launches a New Vehicle Brand

Audi of America really outdid themselves at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. While other automakers were busy debuting new models, Audi of America unveiled a whole new vehicle brand: Audi Sport. Over the next two years, eight Audi Sport models will be released. Each one will offer an optimal balance of innovation, quality, and out-of-this-world driving dynamics.

Scott Keogh, Audi of America president, was on hand for the announcement, saying: “Audi is a brand built on progress, and for us, racing has been the lab where so much of that progress has been made. With the launch of Audi Sport in the U.S., we are excited to offer our customers even more products that benefit from the same developments and technologies first used in motorsport.”

Three existing Audi models are already part of the prestigious brand: the 2017 Audi RS 7, the 2017 Audi R8, and the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder. You can test drive all three here at Keyes Cars near Los Angeles, CA. Several of the new models that will be joining these have already been announced. First up will be the all-new 2018 Audi TT RS. The 2017 Audi RS3 will make its U.S. debut, followed by the soon-to-launch 2018 Audi RS 3. And the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe, launching in the first half of 2018, will sport an all-new 2.9-liter TFSI® V6-biturbo engine with 450 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

We’re always on the lookout for the latest and great from our favorite automakers, like the Audi brand. And Keyes Cars is always your one-stop shop for all the latest vehicles from those brands. So get excited for Audi Sport. We’ll see you soon for a test drive. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Toyota Snags 2017 World Green Car Award

The New York International Auto Show is always a high point for the auto industry, with new models making their debut and current models getting to bask in the spotlight of new awards. One such model is the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, which was named the 2017 World Green Car. This is the second year in a row that a Toyota model has taken home the prestigious award, with the Toyota Mirai named the 2016 World Green Car last year.

Twelve new vehicles from across the globe were in the running for the title of World Green Car. The vehicles were evaluated on fuel consumption, tailpipe emissions, and more, with an international jury panel comprised of 75 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world making the final call. Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of Toyota division, talks about what the award means: “For global automakers like Toyota, this award is a testament to our focus on developing products that both stir the emotions and meet the mobility needs of our customers in all corners of the world."

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime takes what you love about the 2017 Toyota Prius and pushes it further. It is a plug-in hybrid that you can charge right in your home with the included charging cable. In less than five-and-a-half hours—and using a standard wall outlet—you’re ready to go. A large lithium-ion battery allows you to go further. Thanks to an optimized Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) system, cutting-edge light-weight materials, and other innovations, this innovative Toyota vehicle delivers an astounding EPA-estimated 133 MPGe and EPA-estimated total driving range of 640 miles.

Learn more about the entire Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius Prime vehicle fleet here at Keyes Cars in Van Nuys, CA.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Keep New Drivers Safe with Chevy’s Teen Driver System

When it comes to new drivers, “experience” is a word that gets tossed around a lot. Every driver needs experience to know what to do on the road, but for parents, watching their teenage drivers pull out of the driveway to get that experience is often a nerve-wracking experience of its own. To help ease the anxieties of parents, and to offer a helping hand to new drivers, the Chevy brand developed Teen Driver. This available built-in system is a hands-on teaching tool that can help coach new drivers, even when they’re on the road alone.

To get started, parents enter a PIN into the Teen Driver menu on the available Chevrolet MyLink display. The next step is to register a key. From then on, whenever your new driver enters the vehicle with a registered key, whatever features you’ve selected will automatically be enabled.

We’ve found that the first thing parents tend to do is set a speed limit. From there, audible and visual warnings can be customized for when the vehicle travels over that pre-selected speed. Another great feature is audio limit, which allows a maximum volume to be set for the car’s audio system. Music that’s too loud can distract even veteran drivers, so helping teenagers keep things calm and quiet is a welcome capability.

The Teen Driver system is available on most new Chevy vehicles, including the 2017 Chevy Malibu. Here at Keyes Cars, vehicle safety is not only a concern among our drivers, it’s a top priority among the entire staff. To learn more about Teen Driver, and the other safety systems and features available on our extensive selection of new cars, head in to our dealership near Glendale, CA. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Hyundai Tucson Offers Efficiency and a Smooth Ride

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, head in to Keyes Cars and take the 2017 Hyundai Tucson for a spin. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did. Both the SE 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and the 1.6 Turbo GDI engine offer an optimal balance of performance and efficiency. A 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard and delivers a smooth ride. But if you’re looking for a more direct connection with the road, you’ll want to opt for the class-exclusive available 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission.

A multi-link rear suspension provides incredible response and a comfortable, composed ride, even on rough road surfaces. In the front, you’ve got an independent strut design with coil springs and gas-pressurized SACHS® shock absorbers. Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) brings it all together to give you a more natural driving feel.

To take traction and cornering ability to the next level, you can add in available Active Cornering Control All Wheel Drive (AWD). In situations where you could use a better grip on the road, it transfers engine torque to the rear wheels and applies braking force to the inside rear wheel. For particularly slippery conditions, or when you’re out off-roading, a driver-selectable AWD lock allows for a 50/50 split of available torque between the front and rear wheels.

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of great new Hyundai SUVs waiting for the right driver here at our dealership near Beverly Hills, CA. Come see if one of them is right for you. And right now, during our 2017 March Sales Drive, take advantage of one of three great offers with approved credit: $0 down, 0 payments for 90 days, or 0% APR financing. That’s some real March madness!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Release Your Inner Driver in the 2017 Toyota Corolla

Remember when you got your learner’s permit? Remember the first time you got behind the wheel of a car? And the first time you were finally old enough and experienced enough to get behind the wheel by yourself? Driving was fun back then, providing an undeniable feeling of freedom and possibility. As you get older, and focus more on more on the things you have to do when you get out of the car, the act of driving becomes more humdrum. But in the 2017 Toyota Corolla, driving is fun again. To see for yourself, head in to Keyes Cars today.

Available on the 2017 Toyota Corolla SE, XSE, and the 2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition, the sport button allows you to switch into Sport Mode with ease. As soon as you push that button, the Engine Control Unit and simulated shift points are adjusted to deliver a sportier ride to an already agile automobile. Available paddle shifters are another great add-on, giving you the ability to shift gears without ever letting go of the steering wheel. With lightning fast gear changes at your fingertips, you can really sink your teeth into the experience of driving. CVTi-S Valvematic technology not only delivers a smoother, more in-control driving experience, it also boosts fuel efficiency so you can stay on the road longer.

We love the look and feel of the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Toyota Corolla SE, XSE, and 2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition models in particular boast an aggressive, redesigned front end. Standard Bi-LED headlights on all Toyota Corolla models exude style day or night. And the Toyota Corolla is much more than a pretty face. Its sporty design has been tested and honed in a wind tunnel to deliver optimal aerodynamics.

Head in to our dealership near Santa Monica,CA to learn more about the 2017 Toyota Corolla!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hyundai Enlists Special Effects Artists to Create Incredible Drivers

After a day of helping people find the perfect vehicle at Keyes Cars, we like to put our feet up and watch a little TV. “Face Off” on the Syfy channel is always a good time. The show features special effects makeup artists battling to put together the coolest looks each week for a chance to win a host of great prices, including a brand new Hyundai Veloster. Each week, the artists are given a specific mandate, and earlier this month, that mandate came from the Hyundai brand.

After six rough-and-tumble roadsters cascaded over a hill to face the contestants, the show’s host emerged from a Hyundai Veloster to tell them their task: Using Hyundai’s slogan—“We make things better”—as inspiration, the artists would need to outfit the drivers with looks worthy of their post-apocalyptic vehicles. With that, the drivers were off and running, working spare car parts into their designs to give the drivers looks that would fit nicely in a “Mad Max” movie.

While the Hyundai Veloster may not be the perfect choice for an end-of-the-world battle royale, it’s got you covered for just about everything else. You can head in to our dealership near Beverly Hills, CA to take the 2016 Hyundai Veloster for a spin yourself.  The Hyundai Veloster’s 1.6L gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine is powerful and efficient. The Hyundai Veloster Turbo, R-SPEC, and Rally Edition use the same advanced GDI technology, combined with twin-turbo scroll and best-in-class power to weight ratio, for a satisfying ride with a little extra “oomph.”

Then there’s the modified, sport-tuned front suspension, featuring gas-filled hydraulic monotube shock absorbers. Add in Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), and you’ve got a sporty, responsive vehicle to hit the streets in.

To unleash your inner driver and “make the morning commute better,” be sure to head in to Keyes Cars today and check out all of our new Hyundai vehicles

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Enjoy Peace of Mind in the 2017 Honda Odyssey

If you’re on the hunt for a new minivan to keep your family safe and sound, head in to Keyes Cars today here in Van Nuys, CA. We’ve got a great selection of new vehicles for you to check out, like the 2017 Honda Odyssey. Packed with great features to help you avoid collisions, the Honda Odyssey provides added confidence when you hit the road.

Some of the biggest dangers when you’re driving come from the things you can’t see. That’s why the engineers at Honda have worked hard to give you as complete a picture of your surroundings as possible. The Honda Odyssey features one of the most helpful features we’ve seen: Honda LaneWatch™. With Honda LaneWatch, when you flip on your right turn signal, a small camera displays live video feed on your Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) screen to reveal nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone. The Blind Spot Information System is another great tool to have, giving you a heads up when it detects a vehicle in your blind spot. And your last set of extra eyes comes in the form of the Rearview Camera with Guidelines, giving you a clear look at what’s behind you from three angles: normal, top-down, and wide.

In the 2017 Honda Odyssey, tell your co-pilot they can take a nap. With advanced features to monitor possible collisions and lane departure, you’ve got all the help you need. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) lets you know immediately if you’re in danger of colliding with the car ahead of you. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) uses a small camera to track lane markings, alerting you when it detects an un-indicated lane departure.

In the Honda Odyssey, you’re in good hands. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Take the Advice of Consumer Guide® and Drive a New Hyundai SUV

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport took home the 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in the Midsize Crossover/SUV category. With power, strength, and style to spare, it’s easy to see the appeal of these standout SUVs.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport feature an update of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design that makes them practically leap off the lot. An aerodynamic exterior design helps to cut down on wind resistance and boost efficiency. And the available Hands-free Smart Liftgate just makes life easier. Stand within three feet behind the vehicle for more than three seconds with the Proximity Key on your person and it’s “open sesame!” With a height-adjustable feature that allows you to stop the tailgate at various heights, and the capability to let you access more than 70 cubic feet of cargo space with ease, this is a feature you’ll never want to be without.

Available Active Cornering Control All Wheel Drive (AWD) is another great tool to have at your disposal. The system boosts traction and cornering capability by transferring engine torque to the rear wheels while applying braking force to the inside rear wheel. This is a great feature all of the time, but it comes in especially handy on slick roads. Both vehicles feature Hyundai’s 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®, which works to balance power delivery with fuel efficiency.

One of our favorite features here at Keyes Cars is the ability to choose between Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes, allowing you to optimize your vehicle for every ride. Head in to our dealership near Los Angeles, CA today to learn more about these great Hyundai SUVs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Do More in a New Honda SUV

The Honda brand has always made some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. And while most folks know the automaker for their sedans, like the Honda Accord and Honda Civic, more and more drivers are coming to our dealership near Glendale, CA to test drive a new Honda SUV. And they’re not the only ones taking notice of these standout SUVs. Earlier this month, both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Honda HR-V won their respective categories in U.S News & World Report’s 2017 Best Cars for the Money awards.

The 2017 Honda CR-V was named the 2017 Best Car for the Money in the Compact SUV category. And that’s not the only award the vehicle has earned. During Car and Driver’s 2017 10Best Trucks and SUVs award, the Honda CR-V was named the Best Compact SUV. And while the Honda Accord and Honda Civic may steal the spotlight, the Honda brand  is certainly not the “new kid on the block” when it comes to SUVs. On the contrary, the Honda CR-V has been America’s best-selling SUV over the past two decades. The fifth-generation 2017 model offers a stylish exterior, a wealth of convenient interior features like a heated front seat and rear USB charging ports, and the adaptability you need to accommodate whatever the day demands.

The 2017 Honda HR-V was named the 2017 Best Car for the Money in the subcompact SUV segment, marking the second consecutive year that the Honda SUV has taken home the award. One of the best parts about this rugged crossover is its versatility. The interior can be configured in Long Mode, Tall Mode, and Utility Mode to cut down on your trips to and from the front door. High-tech features boost comfort and safety, helping this Honda vehicle check all the right boxes.

Want to learn more? Head in to Keyes Cars today to speak to a member of our team.

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Hyundai Sonata Declared Best Car for the Money

When you head in to a Keyes Cars dealership, you want your money to go far. It’s easy to get caught up in bells and whistles that take you beyond what you need, and beyond what you budgeted for. But you don’t want a car that’s “cheap.” After all, you’re going to be driving your new car every day. You need something you can count on. What you’re after, then, is “value.” That’s the name of the game. But how do you narrow your choices down? Well, first and foremost, you’ve got the great staff at our dealerships here near Woodland Hills, CA to point you in the right direction. 

And now, you have some help from U.S. News & World Report as well. They have a long history of doing their research and helping readers make the best choices when faced with their biggest decisions, whether that’s which college to apply to or which car to buy. And according to them, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is the Best Midsize Car for the Money. Intrigued? We thought you might be.

The midsize car segment is one of the auto industry’s most competitive fields. The Hyundai Sonata faced off against 18 other foreign and domestic midsize sedans in U.S. News & World Report’s search. And they came out at the front of the pack. The magazine formulates its rankings by compiling quantity and value data to create an unbiased composite score. Among the variables that led them to their selection were the Hyundai Sonata’s impressive quality and versatility, and the fact that “usable technology litters the [Hyundai] Sonata's lengthy list of standard and optional features."

Here’s Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America, on the accolade:
“The recognition by U.S. News & World Report highlights out commitment to providing better for our customers. From technology to driver experience to overall performance, we are proud to have the Sonata represent the standard of value in this class.”

But that’s what everybody else thinks. Head in to our dealership today and tell us what you think. And don’t forget about the rest of the great automobiles we have for sale. Make your money go the distance in a brand-new Hyundai vehicle.

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Lexus ES Boasts Athletic Handling and Aerodynamic Design

If you’re looking for a car that’s equal parts style and substance, look no further. The 2017 Lexus ES is a high-performance luxury car that’s sure to knock your socks off. Intrigued? Head in to Keyes Cars today for a test drive.

The Lexus ES sports a lightweight, highly rigid body that delivers athletic handling and an unforgettable driving experience. Drivers with tall friends can rejoice thanks to a long wheelbase that affords generous cabin space and additional legroom for rear-seat passengers. When it comes to design, the sleek, stylish look of the Lexus ES does more than turn heads. The underbody and sides of the Lexus ES feature an innovative design to help direct airflow smoothly around the body. This helps to deliver improved fuel efficiency, reduced noise and vibration, enhanced handling, and greater high-speed control.

A number of packages help you customize your Lexus EX. The Navigation/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package is a great choice for audiophiles, adding in a 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System. The Navigation Package includes a Navigation System complete with voice activation. And the Ultra Luxury Package creates a truly indulgent ride with perforated semi-aniline leather trim, genuine wood accents, ambient interior lighting, and more.

The dynamic suspension of the 2017 Lexus ES is sure to make an impression. Opposite-wound front coil springs boost straight-line control, while rear-suspension geometry bolsters agility and overall control. Of course, you’re looking for different things from your automobile at different times. Drive Mode Select helps to make the Lexus ES the perfect car for every drive. With the simple turn of a dial, you can choose a more responsive or a more efficient driving experience.

Come in to our dealership near Santa Monica, CA today to check out our entire 2017 Lexus vehicle lineup. With more than 1,000 Lexus vehicles in stock, we’ve got your next car waiting.

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Chevy Volt Makes List of Top Engines

The 2017 Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV) represents an impressive feat of engineering, and once again, the advanced automobile has been recognized for its technological prowess. For the second consecutive year—and the third time overall—the Chevy Volt has been presented with a 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Award.

WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter was practically gushing about the vehicle, saying of the award: “The Chevy Volt propulsion system wins a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list for the second year in a row for three reasons. It has a torquey, fun-to-drive personality. It offers impressive electric-only range of 53 miles and efficient gasoline-powered range whenever you need it for anxiety free driving. That is flexibility unequaled in the automotive world. And despite imitations, it continues to be one of the most unique and innovative propulsion systems ever mass produced.”

That’s certainly high praise, and it’s high praise we agree with. Drivers often come in to Keyes Cars with preconceived notions about what it means to drive a hybrid vehicle. Sure, they’re all in for a more efficient car, but they’ve come to terms with the fact that they’re going to have to sacrifice performance. But when they drive the new Chevy Volt, and they realize the truth: they can have their cake and eat it too.

The Chevy Volt makes use of not one, but two electric motors that work in unison. This setup optimizes efficiency and conserves electric charge. It also delivers responsive power and torque that you’ve got to experience to believe. And on top of all that, the Chevy Volt boasts a 1.5L direct injected high-efficiency engine. The engine serves as your backup, ensuring that the end of battery power is not the end of your ride, not by a longshot.

Don’t believe us? Come in to our dealership near Beverly Hills, CA to test drive the all-new Chevy Volt. And be sure to check out our full selection of new Chevy vehicles while you’re here. We look forward to seeing you.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lease or Buy Your Dream Vehicle at Keyes Cars

If you’re looking for a new car in the Los Angeles, CA area, there’s no better place to go than Keyes Cars. And why is that? Well, it comes down to the experience of visiting Keyes Cars. We don’t only have thousands of top-of-the-line vehicles to choose from, we’ve also got an incredible team committed to world-class service. At our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll speak with factory trained sales professionals and technicians. Rather than steering you towards the most expensive vehicle on the lot, they’ll help you find the vehicle that’s right for you.

And once you’ve found the car you’ve been searching for, you can make the decision: Do I lease or do I buy? If you find yourself chasing that new car smell every few years, leasing a new car is the way to go. Not only do you get to savor the feeling of driving a new car more often, you also enjoy lower payments throughout your time with the car. But what about when the lease is up? Everyone knows that one of the toughest parts about getting a new car can be figuring out what to do with your old car. With a lease from Keyes Cars, turnover is easy. We’ll take the old model off your hands, get you started on a brand new lease, and send you on your way happy as can be.

Now, for some of us, parting is a sorrow that’s not so sweet. We’re the type of folks who name our cars and consider them part of the family. Well for all of you lifers, we’re here to walk you through the process of buying a new or pre-owned vehicle. We know that buying a vehicle can be a monetarily intimidating endeavor. Did you know you can check out all of our low-price pre-owned vehicles in one place? That’s right, you can take a gander at all of our $12,000 and under models and let us know if one of them catches your eye. When you’re on the hunt for a new car, we’re here to help.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a Compact Crossover with Room to Spare

Here at Keyes Cars, we’ve always got your back when it comes to finding the right vehicle for your life. And if you need a vehicle that can fit you and yours—and all their stuff—inside, without taking up two lanes, then come in to our Van Nuys, CA dealership to test drive the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson today.

Step inside the new Hyundai Tucson to experience the next level of comfort. Drivers are taken care of with a standard driver seat that can be configured 6 ways, as well as with the available power 8-way seat. And while the bells and whistles are usually only reserved for the front of the car, Hyundai hasn’t forgotten about the rear passengers in this compact crossover. In fact, they’ve downright spoiled them! Multi-adjustable reclining rear seats, available heated rear seats, and available dual climate control give rear passengers the features they need to travel comfortably. There’s also plenty of space for rear passengers to enjoy, with generous rear leg room.

In any vehicle, cargo capacity is key, and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson does not disappoint. With the 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded down, you’ve got 61.9 cubic feet of space at your disposal, along with an available cargo cover to hide those items you’d rather not leave out in the open. More than just the space, it’s the attention to detail that sets this Hyundai hauler apart. Map pockets, bottle holders, and a center storage compartment pepper the interior with convenience. But our favorite feature by far is the retractable hook on the rear seatback to keep shopping bags in place.

We can’t wait to show you all the great features that the 2017 Hyundai Tucson has in store for you. And don’t even get us started on the full lineup of great new 2017 Hyundai models! Scratch that—do come in and get us started! We can’t keep the excitement to ourselves any longer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The 2017 Toyota Camry Offers an Incredible Driving Experience

The 2017 Toyota Camry is a car you can count on. And you can count on Keyes Cars to have plenty in stock for you to test drive. The Toyota Camry has long been one of the most popular cars on the road, offering style, comfort, convenience, and legendary Toyota dependability. While you may have it in your head as an all business sedan, re-calibrated springs, shocks, and sway bars, along with optimized Electric Power Steering (EPS) and taut suspension mean this car is more than a little fun to drive. Precision performance, a smooth ride, and truly breathtaking handling will blow your expectations out of the water.

On the open road, plenty of forces conspire to slow your automobile down. Turbulent air increases drag, reducing efficiency and adding wind noise. To combat this driving detriment, the engineers at Toyota equipped the new Toyota Camry with specially placed vortex generators to smooth things out, thereby boosting efficiency and giving you some extra peace and quiet during your drive.

The Toyota Camry comes equipped with front sport seats that make use of side bolsters to cradle drivers and create a comfortable cockpit. This is just one of the interior elements that make the new Toyota Camry a pleasure to ride in. Sculpted cutaways in the seats and interior panels create more leg room for passengers in the front and rear. The headliner was also designed to allow for more headroom inside the already spacious cabin. Drivers are sure to enjoy the standard 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, especially on long drives. A wireless charging system doesn’t come standard, but it’s an add-on we highly recommend. We promise, you’ll love your new Toyota Camry much more without unnecessary cords snaking all over the place.

Come in to our dealership near Glendale, CA today to test drive the new 2017 Toyota Camry. And if you’re looking to get rid of your current ride, why not use it to help get the new car of your dreams? Be sure to value your trade-in vehicle when you stop in.