At Park Place Dealerships, we pride ourselves on being Experts in Excellence. That statement extends throughout our organization, and multiple dealerships, with the lofty goal of providing an extraordinary automotive purchase and ownership experience. As a result of that goal, we are proud to announce that several of our dealerships have received awards from their respective manufacturers for maintaining the integrity and excellent client service that should be expected from a luxury automotive dealership.
Park Place Dealerships Awards
Park Place Motorcars Dallas, Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth, and Park Place Motorcars Grapevine have received the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best Dealership Recognition Award based on outstanding performance in 2012. This award, presented annually, goes to the top performing Mercedes-Benz dealerships for demonstrating superior performance in various areas of their business.
“These dealers are exemplary representative of the Mercedes-Benz brand: an entrepreneurial spirit fueled by a commitment to excellence and strengthened by a total focus on customer satisfaction,” said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.
Park Place Porsche Dallas was once again recognized for the 17th consecutive year in 2013 through the Porsche Premier Dealership Program, which identifies the top 25 Porsche Dealers in North America. The Porsche Premier Dealer designation recognizes and rewards those Porsche Dealerships that best embrace the Porsche Business Model – achieving the highest performance among their peers in Brand utilization, product representation and the development of key Porsche business drivers; and in doing so, succeed as independent entrepreneurs who routinely exceed the expectations of their Porsche customers.
Recognition as a Porsche Premier Dealer bestows the pride and prestige of being named one of the most highly regarded Porsche dealerships in North America, ad Park Place Porsche Dallas is driven to continue our commitment to excellence that gained us this distinction.
Park Place Jaguar Plano has been awarded the Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence Award. The award is the highest honor a Jaguar dealer can receive, and is only bestowed on dealers who take the ideals of excellence and turn them into a way of doing business for every customer, every day. Earning the Pride of Jaguar requires that all areas of a Jaguar dealership’s business are focused on the customer. There are three key components to achieving Pride of Jaguar: providing an exceptional customer experience; exemplary sales satisfaction performance; and excellence in service quality.
“The Pride of Jaguar award annually honors those select dealers who exceeded expectations in customer satisfaction, sales performance, and overall business excellence. These dealers are key elements in Jaguar’s continued success,” says Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC.
The Elite of Lexus award is reserved for those dealers who excel at everything they do. From sales and service to the overall ownership experience, these dealerships are truly in a class all their own. Lexus bestows this honor on only a very select group of dealerships, based on customer ratings and a rigorous series of operational and certification requirements. We are honored to say that Park Place Lexus Plano has earned this prestigious award 19 times and Park Place Lexus Grapevine earned it the past 11 consecutive years.Comments
The long-awaited 2013 Lexus ES will be here very soon, and will be unlike any of the competition on my levels. Featuring a progressive new design and enhanced handling, the 2013 ES has been thoughtfully redesigned both inside and out. And for the first time, the Lexus ES will be available with Lexus Hybrid Drive expected to earn an EPA fuel economy rating of 40 mpg.
The new ES features a lower, progressive profile, and clean, continuous styling lines from front to rear. The interior features the next-generation Lexus Enform system which provides seamless connectivity with Bing™ search, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places through compatible smart phones.
Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine allows the ability to impose your will on curves by putting the sedan’s lightweight design, more rigid chassis and new, more dynamic suspension system to good use. Protecting you while on the road, the ES features a segment-leading 10 airbags as standard equipment with an available Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System to further aid the driver. And while the new ES is only one inch longer than the previous model, it has four additional inches of back seat leg room, allowing your passengers to travel in comfort and style.Comments
Following the excursion on public roads, I arrive at the track. I bring the 12C to a steady halt as my co-pilot, a McLaren engineer, walks me through the launch control procedure. After flipping the requisite switches and pressing firmly on both pedals, releasing the brake ignites a weirdly efficient takeoff with almost no wheelspin, and a jowl-flattening whoosh of acceleration that viscerally delivers on its promised sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
Read more about his experience, comparisons to other luxury super cars, and the performance of the MP4-12C: for the full article, click here to read on Wired Magazine.Comments
Jerry Reynolds, the Car Pro – takes a ride in this 2012 Porsche Carrera 911 and gives his expert opinion on the ride, amenities, performance and style – as well as the price. From what we can tell, Jerry really likes the new 911 – and feels the style is even more luxurious – whilst retaining super high-performance standards.Comments
Mercedes-Benz is known for innovation and technology, and now, with mbrace2, it’s truly at your fingertips. With mbrace2, an array of apps and usable tools are built right in the interior design, utilizing the latest internet access capabilities. You’ll now be able to access navigation tools from Google Local Search app, connect with your social networks, and even find and review entertainment with Yelp.Comments
With a price tag around $850,000 – this car is setting a new set of standards standards with a predicted top speed of 202 miles per hour – and a maximum fuel efficiency of 78 miles per gallon.
Development is now in the late stages, and Porsche claims production will begin in September. Porsche also confirmed that the first customers will receive their car in 2013.
Taking cues from its 6.0 litre W12 GT coupe sibling, the Continental GTC builds on the highly successful foundation of the previous cabriolet, which premiered in 2006. Bentley’s design and engineering teams have improved virtually every aspect of the iconic convertible with an uncompromising focus on quality.
While the original Continental GTC was elegant and understated, the sharper radii and assertive stance of the new model deliver a more contemporary and muscular presence. Advanced manufacturing techniques produce aluminium front wings without the need for seams or welds creating the look and feel of a coachbuilt car. Twenty-inch wheels are now standard with three styles of 21-inch wheel, a first for GTC, available as an option, reinforcing the distinctive, sporting stance of the new Bentley.
The four-seater luxury convertible features a new, even more spacious and sumptuous hand-crafted cabin, with soft-touch leather hides, an extensive range of wood veneers, cool-touch metals and deep-pile carpets. There are 17 standard soft-touch leather hide colours with six colour split combinations, complemented by a range of seven veneers, all produced by Bentley’s talented craftsmen and women.
The GTC’s renowned coupe-like refinement is also enhanced. The tailored, multi-layered fabric hood is complemented by acoustic glass and under-body panels, for optimum noise isolation.
Superb everyday practicality for a luxury convertible was a hallmark of the original GTC and much valued by its customers. The cabin of the GTC is even more practical, with additional rear legroom, new storage solutions and innovative features such as touch-screen infotainment, automatic seat-belt presenters and a Bentley-designed Neck Warmer for comfortable roof-down motoring whatever the temperature.
A wider track, front and rear, sharper steering and retuned suspension provide a more exhilarating and class-leading drive. Bentley’s advanced all-wheel drive system features a new 40:60 rear torque bias (compared with 50:50 of the original GTC) minimising understeer during hard cornering and allowing the spirited driver to manage the car’s line and balance via precise throttle control.
This compelling dynamic package is combined with a more powerful 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine as well as a new QuickShift transmission enabling faster gear changes than ever before. Power output is raised from 560 PS to 575 PS (567 bhp / 423 kW) and the famed Bentley ‘wave of torque’ has been increased by a further 50 Nm to 700 Nm (516 lb ft).
“The GTC has always been the most emotional model in the Continental range and a showcase for Bentley design. With its tailored soft top, the GTC is a pure British convertible true to those classic Bentleys of the past. However, the technology, performance and overall design excellence invested in this model means that we are now writing a new chapter for the Bentley convertible driver.” Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors.
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When looking for a new car, the most common features people consider are style, power, refinement, luxury, reliability, safety, and efficiency. For parents with small children, there is another consideration: the child safety seat, and how well the car will accommodate the seat and their children. Cars.com has recently evaluated the functionality of the car seat retaining systems in the new 2013 Lexus GS 350. The review does a great job answering the questions parents might have when considering a new mid-size family sedan.
Imagine the thrill of buying a new car and driving it home from the dealership for the first time. It’s fun and exciting to explore all the features and gadgets. But now, Volvo owners can experience something much more magical when they travel to Sweden and drive their new Volvo off the factory floor.
“We offer clients the ultimate new car ownership experience when they purchase their Volvo at Park Place through the Overseas Delivery program,” said Germaine Ambres, a sales associate with Park Place Volvo. “When our clients purchase a new Volvo, we fly them to Gothenburg, Sweden to pick up the car and then they have the option to travel through Europe in their brand new Volvo. Not only do our clients receive a free trip to Sweden, they also get a significant discount off the MSRP of the car when they purchase through the Overseas Delivery program.”
The buyer kicks off the adventure with two nights in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home of Volvo Cars. Upon delivery, the new owner can explore Europe at their own pace with Swedish vehicle registration and complimentary car insurance for up to 15 days.
“My five-year old daughter and I spent a magical four days in Gothenburg while picking up our new V50,” said Gerard Goh, a Park Place Volvo client. “The entire travel process was a breeze with limousine service to and from the airport. The Volvo factory tour was a real eye-opener to me, but the best moments were spent exploring the city.”
The Volvo Overseas Delivery program includes:
- Two round-trip tickets to Sweden through Scandinavian Airlines, including business lounge passes at any connecting flight.
- One night hotel stay, including full breakfast for new buyers or up to three nights for current Volvo owners.
- Transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Volvo Factory Delivery Center.
- Access to the Volvo Corporate Travel department who will book flights and assist in planning the itinerary. The travel department can also facilitate additional travel packages, European adventure opportunities, and flight/hotel upgrades.
- A traditional Swedish luncheon in Gothenburg Sweden in the Volvo executive dining room, when the buyer picks up their Volvo.
- VIP delivery at Volvo’s Factory Delivery Center.
- A Volvo factory tour or a visit to the Volvo Brand Experience Exhibit or the Volvo Museum.
- 15 days of complimentary European Car Insurance coverage, including Swedish temporary registration.
- Extensive complimentary home shipment services.
- For Stockholm travelers, a special Stockholm Card offers free admission to 75 museums and attractions, as well as sightseeing boats and other forms of transportation.
There are 11 delivery centers located throughout Europe. Buyers may choose to pick up their Volvo at the complimentary delivery center in Gothenburg, Sweden or choose from 10 other locations throughout Europe for an additional fee. Convenience is the cornerstone of the Overseas Delivery Program.
When the trip is over, Volvo will ship the car back home at no extra charge. U.S. Custom Duty, port clearance fees and inland transportation are all included in the purchase price.
To learn more information about the Overseas Delivery program, call Germaine Ambres with Park Place Volvo at 214.956.5521. Park Place Volvo is located at the intersection of Inwood Road and Lemmon Avenue, near Love Field in Dallas.Comments
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