Lincoln Tops AutoPacific Satisfaction Awards

Lincoln houstonThis comes as no surprise to our Planet Lincoln team, owners of new Lincoln vehicles voted for Lincoln as the top luxury brand, according to this year’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards from AutoPacific.

The satisfaction awards are based on owner responses to surveys regarding the owner’s overall ownership experience. “The Vehicle Satisfaction Awards look at the big picture,” said George Peterson, AutoPacific president. “They measure 49 separate attributes, ranging from interior comfort and styling to fuel economy and performance. They go deeper into the heart of the ownership experience.”

This is the 21st anniversary of AutoPacific, which identifies the most satisfying vehicles based on survey responses from more than 54,000 owners of new 2016 and 2017 cars and light trucks.

“Our lineup of new vehicles and personalized ownership privileges is making a difference for our clients,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It’s changing the luxury experience.”

This year, Lincoln regained leadership from Tesla in the premium brand category. Lincoln winners in the survey are:

  • Luxury car, Lincoln Continental
  • Luxury midsize car, Lincoln MKZ
  • Luxury SUV, Lincoln Navigator

A full list of winners can be found on AutoPacific’s websites, www.autopacific.com and www.vehiclevoice.com. To come experience for yourself, visit and schedule your test drive at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln’s Black Label Goes Shade of Blue for Spring

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln has never felt so blue about it’s Black Label theme now available to you–and we mean that in a wonderful way.  Versatile shades of blue, popular in spring designer collections, create the signature Black Label theme of the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Rhapsody uses a rich blend of materials to create a layered effect that complements the monochromatic tone in shades of blue.

The materials in the Black Label Continental have been arranged to flow like water: Glossier materials highlight the upper portion of the interior, while more lush touch points are lower, down to the softer, thicker carpet. Supple leather, rich Alcantara® sueded cloth, mesh and shearling combine to create an exceptionally diverse tactile experience.

The versatility of blue is part its allure. The Pantone Color Institute placed three blue shades in the Top 10 colors of the season as part of a palette based on the relaxing, refreshing beauty of nature.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Institute, says in the consulting group’s 2017 Fashion Color Report that the range of colors evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.

In her book “Color: Messaging and Meaning,” Eiseman, a renowned authority on color, delves into the psychological applications and contexts of color. Blue, she writes, has long been associated with serenity, respite and tranquility in nature, while industries have found the hue a perfect representation of quality and achievement. In some cultures, she says, blue is even considered a color of protection.

In the Lincoln Continental, the unique, monochromatic style of Rhapsody sends a message all its own, says Marcia Salzberg, senior designer for color and materials, The Lincoln Motor Company. She agrees that blue is an incredibly versatile shade.

“Through the texture and the tones, we were able to evoke feelings of warmth, comfort and security – we’re able to offer a bit of sanctuary.” The inspiration for the style was as unique as the interior itself.

“We had so much inspiration, from all around us,” says Salzberg. “We looked at the color of custom business suits, at nature, how day fades into night, how the sky gets so soft and velvety. We looked at our heritage, at Lincolns of the past – at how blue was such an important, signature color.”

They also listened, she says, to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Hearing its long overture’s many highs and lows was inspiring. “I just thought, ‘That’s so representative of our lives today,’” says Salzberg. “It doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have – you have joys in life, you have those high crescendo points and yes, you have some lows. “We felt it simply captured the tempo of life for the Lincoln client.”

Come and capture the spring blues for yourself at Planet Lincoln on I-45 in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe and greater Houston). Log on anytime to shop and save at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln Turns Up Ultimate Sound Experience During Music Awards

Custom-built amplifier designed by Lincoln and engineered by Revel

Music is a passion point for many of our Planet Lincoln clients, so a Lincoln presence at the biggest night in music seems only natural.

The Lincoln Motor Company has announced that it is collaborating with contemporary blues singer and guitar guru Gary Clark Jr., who is starring in a new 60-second spot that will air twice during the ultimate music awards show beginning at 8 p.m. EST Feb. 12 on CBS as well as once during the red carpet pre-show. Check out the new commercial below. 

This new Lincoln commercial also will feature an exclusive custom-built amplifier designed by Lincoln and engineered by Revel. The amplifier, outfitted with 12 premium Revel speakers, offers exceptional sound quality and allows each brand’s expertise to shine. Revel engineers honed the state-of-the-art technology, while design values of the 2017 Lincoln Continental are visible throughout, from the instantly recognizable grille, the wood grain and the leather to the back-lit LED Lincoln logo.

“Creating a one-of-a-kind amplifier was an original way to showcase the superior sound of the Revel audio system available in most Lincoln vehicles – and celebrate the artistry of music,” says John Emmert, group marketing manager, The Lincoln Motor Company.

One-of-a-kind sound experience

Built by brothers Ben Fargen and Jeff Earl, who have been handcrafting guitar amplifiers since 1998, the one-of-a-kind amplifier is designed to reflect the craftsmanship, quality and performance of the Lincoln Continental and the superior sound of Revel.

“In seeing the new Continental and seeing what Revel has done with their speakers, it was easy for me to say, ‘OK, we’re going to match that intensity, that quality and integrity,’” Ben Fargen says. “For us craftsmen, it’s also always about reaching a new level, about setting the bar higher than the competition, reaching deep into the framework of what Lincoln and Revel have already done and saying, ‘Where can we take it next?’”

An amplifier – utilized by a musical artist who would do it justice – seemed a natural fit.

“Revel and Lincoln were looking for something that would celebrate sound, power,    rock n’ roll, all of the raw things that people love about music,” Fargen says. “I want the performance and the intensity of the Lincoln Continental to show through the first time the artist plugs into the amp.”

Synonymous with quality and accuracy, Revel is HARMAN’s most exclusive loudspeaker brand. In the 2017 Lincoln Continental, available Revel premium audio works in concert with the vehicle’s interior design and acoustics, transforming the cabin into a personal amphitheater with three distinct listening modes – stereo, audience, and onstage. The available 19-speaker Revel Ultima™ audio system uses patented Clari-Fi™ music reconstruction technology to enhance digital sources for clear, crisp, dynamic sound.

“Cord”

The 60-second spot starts with the Gary Clark Jr. arriving at an empty theater in the new Lincoln Continental.  As the spot continues, he is standing onstage plugging his guitar into the one-of-a-kind amplifier, which takes its aesthetics from the flagship.

“To me, the Lincoln Continental represents timeless luxury – and it sounds like it looks, straight to the point classic,” he says. “This collaboration felt like a natural fit. I don’t know a guitar player who doesn’t like amps. And this one doesn’t just look amazing, it gets you the most amazing sound.”

Throughout the ad, he performs a new interpretation of his song, “The Healing.” The camera closes in on the guitar cord, which acts as a visual timeline, taking viewers through different stages of the musician’s life. “Every single memory I have, there’s a song that goes with it,” he says. “Music is the most powerful form of communication that we have, and it can be very healing if you get people on the same page and share a message.”

Experience the powerful sound system in our luxurious cars and SUVs. Visit Planet Lincoln on I-45 in Spring (serving greater Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Conroe) or shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Planet Lincoln Unveils 2017 Lincoln Continental, 2017 Lincoln MKZ

2017 lincoln continental 2017 mkz premiereRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring is hosting an exclusive, private showing of the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental and 2017 Lincoln MKZ. The highly anticipated unveiling will take place at Planet Lincoln located at 20403 I-45 North on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

“We are so excited for the return of Lincoln’s flagship vehicle, the Lincoln Continental,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Lincoln. “This vehicle offers a powerful, yet quiet elegance that is going to appeal to drivers who want quality, craftsmanship, performance and safety.”

 

2017 Lincoln Continental Unveiling

Available this fall with pre-orders being taken now, 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.”

For those seeking the highest level of Lincoln luxury, three Lincoln Black Label designer themes are available: Chalet, Thoroughbred and Continental-exclusive Rhapsody.

Inside, 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.

 

Presenting 2017 Lincoln MKZ

“Planet’s event will also feature the redesigned MKZ,” said John Dvorak, general manager of Planet Lincoln. “Our customers have really been looking forward to seeing the new MKZ, from its new expansive interior to its sophisticated technology.”

The newly designed Lincoln MKZ focuses 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 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 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.

Lincoln Continental Concept Offers 30-Way Seats

The 30-way seats previewed in Lincoln Continental Concept can create a feeling of wellness through improved support of the body, massage features and more adjustability.

The 30-way seats previewed in Lincoln Continental Concept can create a feeling of wellness through improved support of the body, massage features and more adjustability.

It’s hard to imagine the number of seating configurations now available from the Lincoln Continental Concept. The automaker just unveiled a preview of their all-new 30-way seats.

“The is a new era of both luxury and wellness,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, Houston, Aldine, Tomball, Conroe).

The 30-way seats shown in Lincoln Continental Concept are intended to create a feeling of wellness through improved support of the body, massage features and more adjustability.

Lincoln’s comfort and functionality is complemented by sumptuous materials such as Venetian leather and a modular design that allows further personalization option.

This key innovation is a patented flexible comfort carrier suspension system that supports and conforms to a wide range of body types, taking stress off shoulders and neck.

Read more at: https://media.lincoln.com/content/lincolnmedia/lna/us/en/news/2015/08/05/lincoln-continental-concept-30-way-seats.html#sthash.WlrRo3t3.dpuf

New Lincoln MKX Offers High-End Audio Experience

All_New_Lincoln_MKX_04Part of any enjoyable adventure is the soundtrack. If you love a great audio experience, you’re going to be excited to read what is now available from Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, Houston, Aldine, Conroe, Cypress). A listening experience that can only be compared to what is available through high-end home audio systems is now available in the all-new Lincoln MKX SUV (available for sale in June).

The team from that works on Revel, HARMAN International’s most exclusive loudspeaker brand, partnered with Lincoln engineers and designers to craft a 13-speaker Revel audio system and a 19-speaker Revel Ultima™ system for the Lincoln MKX.

Revel has served its audiophile customer base since 1996 with exceptional, award-winning home-audio equipment. Emphasizing science-based speaker architecture and acoustic precision, Revel systems are designed to re-create a musical performance as precisely and purely as it was recorded.

“The Revel audio system available in the all-new Lincoln MKX represents a new approach to ensure all occupants – not just the driver – enjoy the best listening experience,” said Kevin Voecks, Revel product development manager. “Over the course of three years and hundreds of hours of tuning and refining, our collaboration with Lincoln has created the most authentic audio experience possible.”

Want to learn more, watch below to see how the “Science of Sound” came to life in the all-new Lincoln MKX.

“‘Science of Sound’ means the placement, tuning, calibration and number of speakers are unique to each Lincoln model to ensure superior sound quality and audio accuracy,” Voecks said. “It blends precision technology with the human element of psychoacoustics to deliver a rich experience.”

Read more at: https://media.lincoln.com/content/lincolnmedia/lna/us/en/news/2015/07/22/all-new-lincoln-mkx-first-to-offer-revel-audio.html#sthash.h0wozyWS.dpuf

Planet Lincoln Celebrates Employee Birthday, Anniversaries

planet lincoln employee may 2015image008At Planet Lincoln and Planet Ford in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Houston, Aldine, Conroe, Cypress) we are lucky to have an amazing, award-winning team. We like to pause each month to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries!

the Planet dealership family celebration was also a time where we recognized the Planet Ford/Planet Lincoln Employee of the Month, and Employee Excellence. A big thank you and congratulations to Sean Currie for 21 years of service. Our Employee of the Month is Jose Chavez.

Shawn Burns, the Operating Partner of Planet Ford presented a several of employees with an Employee Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding performance in customer satisfaction, sales, and training.  These employees have exceeded the highest levels of performance in their area of expertise.  Great job to all of the employees honored with this award!

May Anniversaries Celebrated:
Sean Currie
Daniel Trevino
George Vinery
Jesse Williams
Amanda Holiday
Randall Crooks
Rogelio Gonzales
David Moran
Delia Ramos
Aaron Smith
Ted Matthews
Reynaldo Flores
Karen Ferguson
Anibal Hernandez
Ken Lazard
Marco Moreno
Alex Chavarria
Roosevelt Woods, Jr.
Erika Tristan
Jaime Arenas
Amber Davila
Devin Duoto
Carlos Duca

May Birthdays Celebrated:
Tom Dejohn
Stephen Tucker
Arthur Wooten
Randall Crooks
Morieta Treat
David Schultz
Dawn Eaton
Michael Murfin
Vance Deer
Vickie Pscion
Denise Kelley
David Sherman
Esivel Gonzalez
Tran Keels
Tomas Castillo, Jr.
Derick Brown
Luis Gonzalez
Ean Mizell
Evan Cotter
Nazaret Cruz
Tina Ivy
Michael Knight
Adam Perez

Lincoln Reveals Continental Concept

2016 Lincoln Continental Concept cq5dam.web.1024.768Planet Lincoln and Continental lovers alike are excited to see what is on the horizon for Lincoln.  Recently, Lincoln Motor Company revealed the Continental Concept at the New York International Auto Show. It is a preview of what we may expect in an all-new full-size sedan coming next year.

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The Continental Concept is a luxurious blend of meticulous craftsmanship and top technologies designed to create better drivers and provide passengers with a more relaxing and entertaining environment inspired by first-class travel.

“Luxury at its best is about simplifying and quietly exceeding expectations, rather than being the loudest statement on the road,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO. “The Continental Concept showcases the promise of quiet luxury from Lincoln going forward. It also is a strong indication of what’s to come next year as we introduce our new Lincoln Continental full-size luxury sedan.”

The sleek styling features a centered chrome grille and a raised Lincoln badge that is surrounded by a span of repeating polished aluminum Lincoln Star emblems.

The design touches can be found at every turn, down to the door latches.  The E-Latch door handles are tuck discreetly in the clean vehicle beltline. The handle technology also provides for elegant entry. The doors open effortlessly with the touch of a button positioned on the underside of the handle and close just as quietly.

The latest technological offerings is a hallmark of this much-anticipated vehicle. It starts with the vehicle sensing your approach and lighting up to greet you both inside and out.

On the exterior, you are met with a signature full-width tail lamps feature advanced light-through-chrome technology. Powerful LED matrix head lamps with laser-assist high beams reduce glare and improve visibility.

Interior 2016 Lincoln continental concept cq5dam.web.480.480Once inside, you will encounter Lincoln’s most sensual materials ever, including Venetian leather seat and door panels, Alcantara® seat inserts and armrests, satin headliner and shearling wool carpet. Rose Gold trim adorns the instrument panel along with bright chrome trim to add contrast.

Have a seat in the Continental’s patented 30-way Lincoln-designed seats use a new-to-market design that conforms to passengers’ sizes and shapes. The passenger-side rear seat can fully recline by moving the front passenger seat forward with the touch of a button.

Easy access is available for all. From a panel mounted on the through-center console, rear passengers also can control climate settings and the Revel Ultima audio system, which allows passengers to select from three surround-sound modes: Stereo, Audience and On-Stage.

Take passage to a new luxurious way.  Rear-seat comfort is highlighted by an SPD SmartGlass® tinting sunroof, which allows passengers to control heat from direct sunlight. With the touch of a button, the glass can cool the vehicle interior up to 18 degrees, while blocking 99 percent of all UV rays. Passengers also enjoy the convenience of a tablet-supporting lap tray that deploys from the through-center console, which also features a champagne storage compartment.

Pretty and powerful.  This car is more than just good looks.  Under the hood, you’ll discover a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine. It also features Lincoln Drive Control ride-enhancing technologies and Adaptive Steering. The car rides on polished-aluminum, painted-pocket 21-inch wheels.

Driver assist technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Enhanced Park Assist and a 360-degree camera that displays on the MyLincoln Touch screen.

To learn more about the luxurious Lincoln offerings available at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX, visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

 

Planet Lincoln Volunteers at Local Shelter

Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 5.22.28 PM‘Tis the season to be part of our amazing community. At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Conroe and greater Houston), we truly care about our neighbors. So, when we had the opportunity to make Christmas dinner at the local women’s’ shelter, we were happy to lend a  hand.

John Dvorak, General Manager, did a wonderful job as  the Head Elf and for offering the beautiful prayer at dinner. Planet Lincoln made sure the shelter had everything needed for all the trimmings. “It was a great Christmas dinner and to celebrate it with all these wonderful people…  it was a blessing for me,” Mr. Dvorak said.

 

We thank the community for inviting us to join them during this very special time of the year. We also would like to thank all of our customers and Planet Lincoln team for making our Lincoln dealership a truly special place to be.

Reeds Offer Auto Info in Kidnnected Magazine

kidnnected logo21Randall and Sherry Reed, automotive experts and owners of Planet Lincoln and Planet Ford in Spring, Texas share the latest in automotive news in this month’s Kidnnected Magazine. They offer information, from how parents can enjoy an evening on the town thanks to the Lincoln Date Night to the largest new Quick Lane opening in our community. Plus, you can learn about the all-new Lincoln Black Label. Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 3.07.43 PMTo learn more about Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe and greater Houston), visit www.PlanetLincoln.com. To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45, log onto www.PlanetFord45.com.