2017 MKZ, MKX Named Top Safety Picks

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring on I-45, we know that you and your family’s safety is paramount.  That’s why we are proud to share the news that the 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKX have been named top safety picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their respective categories:

  • Lincoln MKZ, Midsize Luxury Car Winner*
  • Lincoln MKX, Midsize Luxury SUV Winner*

The IIHS conducts tests to determine a vehicles crashworthiness, meaning how well the vehicle protects its occupants in a crash. In addition, the test  also rates a vehicle for front-crash prevention, systems that warn the driver or brake automatically to avoid or mitigate a frontal collision. The vehicles that perform best in the tests qualify for Top Safety Pick which has been awarded since the 2006 model year, or Top Safety Pick+, which was inaugurated in 2013.

To qualify for being named a 2017 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints – as well as a basic rating for front crash prevention, according to IIHS. Also, IIHS says, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

The new Lincoln MKX further strengthens Lincoln’s position in the midsize luxury utility segment, one of the largest luxury segments in the U.S., representing about one-quarter of the retail luxury automotive market.

The new Lincoln MKZ for 2017 combines intuitive technology, effortless performance and distinctive design to deliver an enhanced driving experience Lincoln calls quiet luxury.

The vehicles are available with a array of driver-assist technologies. Their Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses camera and radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s proximity to other vehicles and pedestrians. If a potential collision is detected, the system can alert the driver with visible and audible warnings and, if needed, pre-charge the brakes and increase brake sensitivity to help provide full responsiveness.

The lane-keeping system uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings. It can apply steering wheel torque and alert the driver with a steering wheel vibration should sensors detect drifting.

Both vehicles are equipped with BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar sensors to alert drivers with lights in their sideview mirrors if another vehicle is detected in blind spots. When drivers are backing up, the system can detect a vehicle approaching from either side, notifying drivers with a warning light and an audible tone.

An auto hold feature keeps the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal – making stop-and-go driving more relaxing for Lincoln owners. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is an available technology that can help avoid some frontal crashes or lessen the severity of such events.

For more information, go to http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news. To shop for your Lincoln today, take the short drive on I-45 or log onto www.PlanetLincoln.com.

* With optional front crash prevention

 

2017 Lincoln Continental, 2017 Lincoln MKZ Event a Grand Success

Lincoln houstonRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring would like to thank everyone for coming out to our  exclusive, private showing of the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental and 2017 Lincoln MKZ.

The event was a huge success.  “Our team has been so excited for the return of Lincoln’s flagship vehicle, the Lincoln Continental,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Lincoln. “Customers really enjoyed seeing this iconic vehicle back in the Lincoln dealership. This vehicle provides a powerful, yet quiet elegance that appeals to the discerning driver who wants quality, craftsmanship, performance and safety.”


houston lincoln 2017 the woodlandsAbout the All-New 2017 Lincoln Continental

The vehicle will be available this fall, but pre-orders are now being accepted. The Lincoln Continental offers first-class travel with warm, human touches and a contemporary design. “The Continental name has long been associated with the ultimate in Lincoln beauty and luxury,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “With the all-new model, we are focusing on creating more human, personally tailored experiences for our clients – providing what we call quiet luxury.”

Seeking the highest level of Lincoln luxury? This vehicle has three Lincoln Black Label designer themes available: Chalet, Thoroughbred and Continental-exclusive Rhapsody.

Have a seat inside and experience  opulent materials include leather seating, leather-wrapped console and instrument panel, unique stitching, genuine wood or aluminum appliqués.

All models feature new design details. Stitching on the seats is specified at six to seven stitches per inch for a couture-like appearance, and the slats of the center console door are laser-cut to maximize consistency of the grain pattern.

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 3.02.40 PMAbout the New 2017 Lincoln MKZ

“Planet Lincoln’s event also featured the redesigned MKZ,” said John Dvorak, general manager of Planet Lincoln. “We really enjoyed seeing how our customers reacted to the popular vehicles. They just loved it.  Our clientele had been looking forward to seeing the new Lincoln MKZ, from its new expansive interior to its sophisticated technology.”

It’s no surprise that everyone was was so pleased with the newly designed Lincoln MKZ. The updates focus on areas most desired by today’s luxury midsize sedan customer – quality, performance and style. The Lincoln Experience is brought to life through the available Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter GTDI V6 engine, as well as intangible elements like the quiet cabin provided by the Active Noise Control system.

There are so many features that make the Lincoln MKZ a haven of refined comfort, including: curated spaces for storage, three available Lincoln Black Label interior options with exclusive, personal in-home design consultation, available fully retractable panoramic glass roof, and concert-quality Revel® audio.

planet lincoln continental event

Planet Lincoln is located at 20403 I-45, Spring, TX 77388. Planet Lincoln sells New Lincolns, Certified Pre-Owned Lincolns, Pre-Owned Vehicles and offers onsite Parts, Service and Collision Departments. The Lincoln dealership is known for its quality service, selection and dedication to customer satisfaction. Planet Lincoln is a strong proponent of community. They sponsor many local schools, charities and non-profit organizations. To learn more, visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

USAA Names Lincoln MKZ Best Value

Lincoln MKZ name USAA Best Value vehicle. Come test drive yours today at Planet Lincoln, serving the Houston area.

Lincoln MKZ name USAA Best Value vehicle. Come test drive yours today at Planet Lincoln, serving the Houston area.

It comes as no surprise to our Planet Lincoln team in Spring, TX, that USAA has named the 2014 Lincoln MKZ to its 4th annual Best Value vehicles list. USAA, a leading financial services provider to the U.S. military community and their families, identifies the top 2014 vehicles in their respective categories based on their preferred vehicle rating system.

The  Lincoln MKZ is the top vehicle in the Midsize Luxury category. It was recognized for offering fuel efficiency as well as superior safety.How the Rating Works

Per USAA, “Best Value” automobiles offer the best financial value of all vehicles USAA evaluates as part of a broader rating system called USAA Preferred. This system uses quantitative data to evaluate vehicles’ safety, reliability and affordability, among other key factors. A total of 24 vehicles are currently designated as USAA Preferred vehicles. The Best Value list represents the top-rated vehicles in each category.

“Enabling our military and their families the ability to experience the premium aspects of the MKZ is an honor,” said Matt VanDyke, director, global Lincoln. “We are so encouraged the attributes of the Lincoln MKZ are resonating with our customers as we continue to reinvent our brand by providing the highest level of quality, design and personal service.”

About the MKZ 

The front-wheel drive version of the 2014 Lincoln MKZ equipped with the standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine has EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. It mkz 14 interior _pg_003_int_fullreceived a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“Every 2014 Best Value vehicle delivers on factors our members find most important, and we hope that highlighting these vehicles can make car shopping a better experience for them,” said Steve Thompson, the vice president responsible for the USAA Car Buying Service. “Even with the IIHS’ stricter crash safety requirements, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ was able to rise to the top of the Midsize Luxury category.”

To schedule a test drive, take the short drive down I-45 to Louetta (serving Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress and greater Houston). Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com. For more information about the USAA Best Value list, and the specific automobiles featured, visit www.usaa.com/bestvalue.

Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Marks Planet Lincoln & Children’s Books on Wheels Partnership

Lincoln Literacy HoustonRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring has partnered with Children’s Books On Wheels, a non-profit mobile organization dedicated to promoting literacy for school-age children. Planet Lincoln shares the organizations commitment to literacy and education. Together, Planet Lincoln and Children’s Books On Wheels are launching the Lincoln Literacy Corner located inside the Lincoln dealership.

“This is a wonderful charity that is doing amazing things for the children and families in our community,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Lincoln. “We are thankful to be able to partner and assist in helping this organization that is doing so much to promote literacy and fun reading programs for our kids.”

John Dvorak, General Manager at Planet Lincoln agrees. “We are excited to announce this partnership with Children’s Books On Wheels and our sponsorship of Seed To Read, an after-school program which provides educational support through mentoring and tutoring to school-age children from Pre-K to 12th grade in underdeveloped rural communities. This joint effort also allows us to be a community resource for books at no cost to children who otherwise would not have access to books and learning materials in our surrounding areas.”

Both organizations will be hosting a ribbon cutting and dedication of the Lincoln Literacy Corner on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To kick off the event, Planet Lincoln will host a Children’s Books On Wheels “Lemonade For Literacy” during that time. Planet Lincoln is located at 20440 I-45 North, Spring, Texas 77373.

The best lemonade in town will be served courtesy of Spring’s Chick-Fil-A, a community partner. In addition, the sheriff’s department will be fingerprinting kids for free and there will be a fire truck from the Spring Fire Department. All children and their families are welcome to come and celebrate with us. Free books and lemonade are available for children of all ages.

“We’re so happy to partner with Children’s Books On Wheels as we take literacy to the next level in Spring and surrounding counties,” said Alexa Horak, Planet Lincoln’s Community Relations Director. “We are making history as the first dealership to provide free books and promote the mission of reading books for all children with books from Children’s Books On Wheels.”

Rita Wiltz, the Executive Director and Founder of Children’s Books On Wheels, states, “literacy is on the move because literacy matters.” We look forward to these events that are vital resources to the community.

This is just the beginning of a long line of literacy events at Planet Lincoln. On September 28, there will be a Teddy Bear Tea. The community is also invited to join us on October 26 for a Breast Cancer Awareness Balloon Release event at Planet Lincoln.

For more information, please contact Ms. Horak at (281) 539-4900. To make a donation or learn more about Children’s Books On Wheels, call Rita Wiltz contact (281) 844-7596.

 

Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln in Houston

certified pre-owned Planet LincolnWhen you’re looking to buy a used vehicle in the Houston area, check out Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln Vehicles at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Conroe, Tomball and the greater Houston area). Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln vehicles is one of the best kept secret in the car industry.
New vehicles are an expensive investment and with the trend of cars getting more expensive, certified pre-owned vehicles are a great option. These used cars have to qualify to be a certified pre-owned through a 127-point inspection. Although these are used cars, because they are qualified Lincoln treats them as if they were new cars.
Watch our video to hear more from our GM John Dvorak

Treating them as new vehicles allows for the buyer to receive better financing and warranty options. You can get a 6 year 100,000 mile warranty that includes road side assistance, engine, interior, electrical systems, etc.. To get a 6 year 100,000 mile warranty protection is impressive for a used car. So certified pre-owned allows you to buy a used car that is basically the same as the new model for thousands less with the same financing and warranty options.
Take the short drive down I-45 and come see our great collection of certified pre-owned Lincoln’s at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX or visit us anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

J.D. Power Awards 2013 Lincoln MKZ

J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Award 2013 Lincoln MKZ

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ is the winner of the J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Award.

J.D. Power’s 2013 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study was released Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. Everyone at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area) is thrilled that J.D. Power and Associates has awarded the 2013 Lincoln MKZ with the most appealing Compact Premium Car. According to the results of new owners surveyed, it beat out the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4/A5.

J.D. Powers APEAL Study, a study which measures new-vehicle appeal, is based on responses gathered between February and May 2013. Over 83,000 purchases and lessees of new 2013 model-year cars and light trucks were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.

Check out this video about the Lincoln MKZ to see what all the buzz is about…

“Appealing vehicles are simply good news for both consumers and automakers,” said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. New buyers have three engine options for the MKZ; a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a V-6 or a hybrid powertrain. All options include a retractable glass roof and all-wheel drive.

Come take a test-drive at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX to see why the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is the J.D. Power’s Compact Premium Car APEAL Award Winner. Simply take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln or visit us anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln Summer Invitation Sale at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln

Now is the time to save big and save often during Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln Summer Invitation Sale going on the entire month of July. The Houston-area Lincoln dealership has a large selection of new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles available with low payments and big savings.

Houston Lincoln sales event

 

When you are ready to save money on your next Lincoln luxury vehicle, visit Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe, The Woodlands) or see our great selection of vehicles or online at PlanetLincoln.com

Lincoln & Continental Owner’s Club Event at Planet Lincoln

Planet Lincoln

Lincoln Continental Convertible at Planet Lincoln

This month, the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club, Texas Gulf Coast Region, gathered at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Tomball, Conroe and Aldine). It was a beautiful day in the Houston area for a great event featuring  all of the beautiful vintage Lincolns

Everyone at Planet Lincoln would like to thank the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club members for bringing their magnificent pieces of automotive art to show-off at our Lincoln dealership. These incredible cars are a part of the rich history of the Lincoln Motor Company.

If you could not make it down to Planet Lincoln for the event, check out a recap in our short video below.

We enjoyed celebrating Lincoln’s heritage as well as looking to what the future has in store for the Lincoln Motor Company; starting with the all-new Lincoln MKZ! So come down to Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX off I-45 to test drive one of these beautiful cars.

Lincoln & Continental Owners Club Coming to Planet Lincoln

If you love vintage and cutting edge cars, we would like to invite you to Planet Lincoln on I-45 in Spring on Saturday, June 8th, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see a gorgeous collection of vintage Lincoln & Continental vehicles.

Our special guests, The Lincoln & Continental Owners Club is coming to Planet Lincoln to showcase their prized vintage cars. These are beautiful pieces of automotive art.  Check out video below to learn and see more!

This is an incredible opportunity to see these classic cars, that are beautiful pieces in the history of the American automotive industry. There will be complimentary refreshments and in addition, you’re invited to also see the new lineup of Lincolns including the all-new Lincoln 2013 MKZ!

 

Planet Lincoln Celebrates Mother’s Day & Spring Sales Event Savings

Planet Lincoln wishes all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Planet Lincoln wishes all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” -Abraham Lincoln

From everyone here at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe and Houston) we would like to wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day! The job you do each day helps to mold and shape our communities and our future.

One way those who want to show their appreciation can say thank you is to give mom the gift of automotive safety and peace of mind. Mothers have to think about all the day-to-day tasks that have to get done, so the last thing they need to worry about is their car, truck, SUV or minivan. We offer gift certificates and car care packages available, from “The Works” to full vehicle detail services.

Take the short drive down I-45. to Planet Lincoln in the Houston area. Visit us online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com!