Planet Lincoln Proud to Sponsor Children’s Recovery Foundation Event

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 11.38.46 AMRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln, now located on the southbound of I-45 off Louetta, was proud to sponsor  and be part of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center Clinic Day. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 4.54.14 PM

This event was to raise awareness about children’s cancers and promote an upcoming fundraising skydive event called Jump! Shout! World Record Tandem Skydive.

During today’s event, the children met “Hugs The Bear,” the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation mascot.  Many of the kids and the adults took pictures with “Hugs the Bear.”

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 4.53.24 PMThe children and their families also enjoyed face painting, doing various arts and crafts and selecting a gift from the “toy closet.”

Brooke from Mix 96.5 and Holly Price from Children's Recovery Foundation.

Brooke from Mix 96.5 and Holly Price from Children’s Recovery Foundation.

The upcoming skydiving fundraising event will be held on Sept. 27th where the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation plans to break the Guinness World Record for the most tandem skydives in one day.

To learn more, visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org. To learn more about Planet Lincoln and the all-new location at 20403 I-45 (next to Planet Ford), 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.

Planet Lincoln Offers Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

Happy-Fathers-DayAre you on the hunt for the ideal Father’s Day gift? Finding it difficult to find something for the man who has it all. No need to fret, let our automotive experts help you find a gift to enhance one of his favorite things — his Lincoln.

Our Planet Lincoln team in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe & greater Houston area) are here to help all day today and Saturday. Planet Lincoln on I-45 has a great selection of automotive upgrades, aftermarket accessories, genuine Lincoln parts and Service Department Gift Certificates available. We have a myriad of ideas ideal for the Lincoln lover in your life. Check out just a few of the accessories we have available for dear ole’ dad!

Music Lover?

Choose from JL Audio (pictured) or many other top audio/video brands.

Choose from JL Audio (pictured) or many other top audio/video brands.

Good tunes can make the normal drag of the Monday drive much more enjoyable. Help him enjoy his music with an enhanced audio system. We have an extensive collection of A/V accessories and options, from audio systems and speakers and components or enjoy uninterrupted, commercial-free music via satellite radio (subscription required).

Perhaps an in-car entertainment system is at the top of dad’s list. There are many options, including dual headrest screen DVD systems with wireless headphones. All can be installed by Planet Lincoln and in just the right trim to fit your Lincoln’s needs. We also offer GPS units to help you navigate to restaurant you made Father’s Day reservations for. Whatever your audio or video desires, Planet has you covered!

The Ford Future: Gadgets for your Ford

Bring dad into the 21st century with some new, cutting-edge accessories. Check out the Remote Access app. It’s one of the most innovative features that allow users to securely lock, unlock and start their vehicle from nearly anywhere! Watch this video for more details.

Another great idea is a Vehicle Security System (available on cars with factory-installed keyless entry). It’s a great way to give the gift of peace of mind. They’ll never have to worry about locking their keys inside, forgetting to lock your car or car thieves.

Guy on the Go

Sportz Napier Tent SUV vat4z-99000c38-a_3-20130816151513_336x248If your dad is into getting out into the great outdoors, how about accessories to help him explore. For example, there is the Sportz SUV Tent by Napier. No need to unpack. Now you can simply keep all of your gear in your vehicle and sleep in the room 9’x9′ tent that will sleep about 4-6 people.

THULE Racks and Carriers roof rack vde5z-5455100-a-20120906154341_336x248

Could he use a rack or carrier for bikes or other gear? Check out our selection of racks like the Removable Roof Rack by THULE. It’s strong, fits well and versatile. It can be used for multiple purposes and come with bars, feet, a fit kit and locks.

No need to unpack – simply keep all your gear in your vehicle and sleep in the tent Roomy 9′x9′ tent sleeps 4-6 people – See more at: http://accessories.lincoln.com/sportz-truck-camping-tent.html#sthash.A0FPk0Oq.dpuf
Use the cargo area as additional sleeping spaces No need to unpack – simply keep all your gear in your vehicle and sleep in the tent Roomy 9′x9′ tent sleeps 4-6 people Plenty of headroom with over 7′ in the center and 6′ at the corners Attach to your vehicle to use the cargo area for storage or additional sleeping spaces Transform the vehicle tent into a ground tent by fully removing the vehicle sleeve Steel and fiberglass pole structure is easy for one person to set-up Bathtub style floor for superb waterproofing Full length tape seamed, rain fly with a 6′x 6′ awning for shade Storm flaps in windows for protection and privacy 2 Inside gear pockets for storing items Lantern holder and gear loft hanging from ceiling Expandable carrying bag for storage 2 Large entrance doors and 2 mesh windows Cyclone venting system and 2 skylights for superb ventilation – See more at: http://accessories.lincoln.com/sportz-truck-camping-tent.html#sthash.A0FPk0Oq.dpuf

Time’s Running Out!

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so don’t delay! Come into Randall Reed’s Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring and let our team help make this Father’s Day a holiday to remember. Visit www.PlanetLincoln.com browse our inventory.

Lincoln Makes MSN Auto’s ’15 Most Beautiful’ List

There are many gorgeous cars on the road. Lincoln makes a number of them. That is nothing new and MSN Autos agree in a recent article called: 15 most beautiful American cars of all time. So, guess what brand had multiple cars to make the list? Yes, that’s right… LINCOLN.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 7.21.02 PM

According to the author, Kirk Bell, “there’s a big difference between a pretty car and a timeless design that transcends mere automotive beauty to be considered a work of art.” With that in mind, MSN Autos combed through history to identify the 15 of the most beautiful American vehicles. Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 7.21.32 PM

Only one 21st-century car made their list. “We wanted to include newer cars as well, but cars of the past few decades didn’t measure up, and today’s cars have yet to pass the test of time,” Bell wrote.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 7.21.53 PMPlanet Lincoln invites you to come in and seeing the beauty that lives on in each and every vehicle from the all-new MKZ, MKZ and MKX and Navigator. We invite you to take the short drive on I-45 to our Lincoln dealership in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine and Conroe). Visit online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln Motor Co. Inspires with The Journey

Emeli Sande’ Shares Her “Journey" as part of new Lincoln series.

Emeli Sande’ Shares Her “Journey” as part of new Lincoln series.

Are you ready to join the Lincoln journey? In an effort to inspire, The Lincoln Motor Company has created a new content series, “The Journey.” It is a campaign that explores entrepreneurship and people who have followed their dreams within the African-American community.

Emeli Sande‘ is an award-winning singer/songwriter and Lincoln Ambassador who wanted to share her “Journey of unconditional love” as part of the new series. Sande’ is the first artist featured in the program that hopes to inspire new ideas, approaches and possibilities.

“My ambition in releasing music was never really commercial,” said Sande’. “The opportunities have been both incredible and humbling. I like working with people who inspire me, that I feel comfortable with and see what comes.”

The campaign is seven documentary style videos and behind-the-scenes images. You can view it on www.now.lincoln.com. The program also consists of advertorial features for both print and digital media, and also will include integrations and talent appearances during various Lincoln events throughout 2014.

“As Lincoln continues to tell its reinvention story and attract a more culturally progressive luxury client, opportunities such as this continue to be of great importance,” said Shawn Thompson, Lincoln Manager, multicultural marketing. “These individuals have such inspiring journeys that quite frankly resonate with the brand attributes of Lincoln Motor Company.”

The series will also feature award-winning filmmaker Nelson George; award-winning director Kenny Leon; award-winning artist Danny Simmons; artist Afua Richardson; photographer Terrrence A. Reese; and acclaimed couture designer Bobby Joseph.

The footage for the program was shot throughout various locations across the country and will be shared via Lincoln’s social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Joseph will be the next featured artist in the campaign. To be a part of the Lincoln Journey Series conversation, please follow #lincolnjourney. To learn more about Planet Lincoln, visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Closer Look: All-New 2015 Lincoln Navigator

2015 Lincoln Navigator gets a refreshed look

2015 Lincoln Navigator gets a refreshed look

Everyone at Planet Lincoln is excited about the new 2015 Navigator,  Lincoln Motor Company’s full-size luxury SUV. It is getting a fresh new look. The automaker has a completely updated the front and rear end for the 2015 model year.

There is a reimagined instrument panel is one of the highlights of the updated interior and an available Reserve Package includes ultra-luxurious leather seats, hand-wrapped leather door trim, console and glove box door. Lincoln has gone to great lengths to address all of the little details, such as these.

The front end is more rounded, its split-wing grille in line with new Lincoln design DNA. The front end features bi-functional high-intensity discharge adaptive headlamps with light-emitting diode signature accents.

The more refined rear end has with a power up/down tailgate and jewel-like LED taillamps that extend the width of the vehicle. This is another design element that aligns the 2015 Navigator with new Lincoln design DNA. Other accents such as newly designed chrome-tipped exhaust pipe and puddle lamps add elegance.

The Navigator comes with 20-inch aluminum wheels. The Reserve Package models offer 22-inch, polished aluminum wheels, as well as optional power moonroof and chrome-accented running boards.

The Navigator is projected to have best-in-class cargo volume, thanks in large part to fold-flat second- and third-row seats.
Shop the luxury Lincoln lineup at Planet Lincoln in Spring, off I-45. You can read more about the new Lincoln but clicking here.

Planet Lincoln Provides Critical Supplies, Donation to Star of Hope Mission

Star-of-Hope-logoAll year round, Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas believes it is crucial to give back to the community, but the need becomes even more evident as the winter chill and holidays begin.

Today, the Planet Lincoln team (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe and Houston) was proud to help deliver critically needed items to Star of Hope Mission, part of Houston’s Homeless Coalition. Along with the much-needed supplies, Planet Lincoln made a donation that will feed 100 of Houston’s hungry.

Planet Lincoln is proud to support the Star of Hope Mission in feeding Houston's hungry.

Planet Lincoln is proud to support the Star of Hope Mission in feeding Houston’s hungry.

 

If you have interest in helping the Star of Hope Mission, please visit www.sohmission.org. To learn more about Planet Lincoln, we invite you to log onto www.PlanetLincoln.com.

 

Planet Lincoln Supports Toys for Tots

PlanetLincolnToysForTotsSocialRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe and the greater Houston area) is proud to help support the the efforts of the Toys for Tots program. Our Lincoln dealership is an official donation location where you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy and help make a child’s dreams come true this holiday season.

You can contribute to your local Toys for Tots campaign in several ways beyond simply dropping off a toy. Per Toys for Tots, you can hold an event at your home, office or other venue and collect toys for Toys for Tots or even volunteer at a local warehouse.

To learn more about Toys for Tots, visit www.ToysforTots.org. To learn more about Randall Reed Ford, located on I-45 near the Louetta exit in Spring. Shop our luxury line up online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln Reveals MKC Coming to Planet Lincoln

The new Lincoln MKC will hit showroom floors next summer.

The new Lincoln MKC, a luxury crossover, will drive onto showroom floors next summer.

Lincoln has been garnering lots of attention today as it unveiled its new entry into the premium small crossover market. Everyone at Planet Lincoln, is very excited to see it drive onto our showroom floor. next year.

The production 2015 Lincoln MKC is set to go on sale next summer. This is the second of four new vehicles Lincoln has promised by 2016 as part of the brand’s “reinvention.” The first was the all-new MKZ, which has been a great success.

According to Jim Farley, the Ford global marketing head who also oversees Lincoln, said: “As a challenger luxury brand, entering this (market) segment is a natural next step for us. MKC will do more than just compete – it will change the way people think about Lincoln.”

The new Lincoln SUV comes with a new engine option, a 2.3-liter version of Ford’s Ecoboost turbo four-cylinder that will be rated 275 horsepower and put out a 300 lb.-ft. of torque.

“Our design team worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that attracts new customers to the brand while meeting the expectations of longtime Lincoln drivers,” Max Wolff, Lincoln design head, shared in a statement. “The execution of the new liftgate is a prime example of how a premium design element can create a better customer experience.”

MKC rear viewlargeThe new liftgate wraps around the curvy rear exterior and has an available motion-sensing, hands-free opener, which is similar to the optional feature on the Ford Escape.

Other elite features included an optional panoramic glass roof. The MKC, like the MKZ before it, will also get a toned-down and horizontal-bar version of the “split wing” Lincoln grill.2015-lincoln-mkc-interior

On the inside, Lincoln offers French stitching and available upscale leather (Bridge of Weir) and real wood trim. It also comes with the Lincoln push-button shifter, which has buttons on the left side of the center stack and frees console space.

There is an exceptional electronics lineup which includes an optional THX-certified surround sound system and you get, of course, Ford’s Sync/MyLincolnTouch voice-activated and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment and control system

MKC also has a system that senses when you approach the car and turns on door handle and puddle lights as well as the head and tail lights.

MKC drivers can also access smartphone integration which includes an app — MyLincolnMobile — that lets you start, lock, unlock and locate your MKC. It also can be used to call for help, check fluid and pressure levels and program an engine start time to warm or cool the MKC.

The Lincoln MKC will come standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo 4 that is said to produce 240-hp. and 270 lb.-ft. of torque and front-drive is standard.

The optional all-wheel drive has smart damping, which anticipates the road surface, and offers sport, comfort and normal drive mode settings. The “continuously controlled damping” system is an option in the front-drive models.

The MKC has available automated safety systems that are to include a collision mitigation system with automatic braking, a lane-keeper warning system, blind-spot alert (BLIS) and rear cross-traffic detection. Parallel parking assist is also available.

Stay tuned for more MKC updates. To shop for the all-new MKZ or any of our other luxurious vehicles, from the MKX to the Navigator, visit Planet Lincoln in Spring. We are conveniently located off I-45 near Louetta.  Shop our expansive selection online at  www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Planet Lincoln Invites You to Junior League Holiday Market

Join Randall Reed's Planet Lincoln for the 2013 Junior Holiday Market in the Woodlands

Join Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln for the 2013 Junior Holiday Market in the Woodlands

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Cypress and greater Houston) is proud to support the 2013 Junior League Holiday Market at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

The annual event takes place November 15, 16, and 17th.  It is a shopping extravaganza event that features a variety of items. From flower arrangements to personalized gifts to holiday ornaments, you can begin your holiday shopping early and even have time left over to buy yourself something special.

To learn more, please visit www.PlanetLincoln.com/events or www.jloholidaymarket.org.