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

 

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 Difference

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Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas

Consumers don’t usually enjoy the car buying experience. At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Houston and Conroe), the customer enjoys a unique car buying experience.

When you come into the Planet Lincoln showroom, it’s a laid back environment where you’re not in a high pressure situation. Our employees are concierges, not your average car salesmen and they are there to supply you with the information to satisfy your needs.

There isn’t high pressure tactics to try and sell you a car, you won’t have to sit there going back and forth trying to negotiate prices. You can get a quote on your vehicle of interest and an estimate on the car you’re looking to trade-in. Check out the video below featuring our General Manager, John Dvorak.

We would love to have you stop by Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln showroom so that you can experience the Planet Lincoln Experience for yourself. So take the short drive down I-45 to Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX or check out our inventory now at PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln Makes Men’s Health Best Cars of 2013

It’s no surprise to us at Planet Lincoln to see that the 2013 Lincoln MKZ has landed in the pages of Men’s Health as one of the Best Cars of 2013.

Lincoln makes Men's Health Best Cars of 2013

Lincoln makes Men’s Health Best Cars of 2013

According to the Men’s Health article: “Lincoln’s rebirth continues with this stately yet nimble luxe sedan. The MKZ provides suspension adjustments to help you connect with the road, and a panoramic retractable roof to help you connect with the world. Inside, push button shifting finally cleans up that center console.”

Take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston and surrounding areas). We have a huge selection of new and certified pre-owned Lincoln vehicles. Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com!

Read more at Men’s Health: http://www.menshealth.com/techlust/best-cars-2013?cm_mmc=DailyDoseNL-_-1144894-_-12252012-_-Cars2013-dek#ixzz2GDT93b9K

Motoring Reviews 2013 Lincoln MKT – Planet Lincoln Houston

Take a look at Motoring’s Test Drive of the 2013 Lincoln MKT. They list tons of reasons they like the MKT and why will will, too!

Come and take a test drive for yourself at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring on I-45 (serving The Woodlands and Greater Houston area). Visit us online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Source: ‪http://www.youtube.com/motoringtv

Planet Flashback – Look Back at Luxury of Lincoln

The words luxury and Lincoln have gone hand in hand for decades. At Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas, we pride ourselves on Leading the New Luxury Revolution with the classy MKS, MXZ, MKX, MKT and Navigator.

The luxurious look, feel and forward-thinking safety and technology is all built upon the beauty of our past. So, we wanted to share a few classic cars and moments from years gone by in this Planet Lincoln Flashback.


1939 Lincoln Zephyr


1947 Lincoln Continental


1954 Lincoln


1965 Lincoln Continental


1979 Lincoln Continental

Take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area) to see our new luxury lineup. Log on anytime to www.PlanetLincoln.com to see our new, certified pre-owned and used car specials, coupons and much more!

Planet Lincoln Makes List of Best Dealerships To Work For

It is with great pride that World Class Automotive Group announces two of its locations have been named recipients of the top 100 automotive dealerships to work for in America!

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas and Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas made Automotive News’ inaugural Best Dealerships To Work For list.

“We are very proud,” said Randall Reed, President and Owner of World Class Automotive. “The management, along with all of the members of the Planet Ford and Planet Lincoln family are now among the elite chosen as the best of the best in the country.”

The list was compiled based on employee workplace satisfaction scores that measured everything, from the quality of the work place to the treatment of the employees. “We have identified those dealerships and the recognition begins with this list of the top 100 places to work — a summary that honors new-car dealerships in the United States that have excelled in creating a quality work environment,” per a statement from Jason Stein, Editor of Automotive News.

“This is quite an honor,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner at Planet Ford. “We have garnered many awards, but this one is truly special. We believe in creating a quality work environment where everyone can thrive, and this shows that our efforts are working.”

Based on the employee’s feedback, the efforts of World Class Automotive and its management team are indeed paying off. Both dealerships will not only be highlighted in an upcoming October issue of Automotive News, the dealerships and their management teams will be recognized at a gala hosted by the publication on October 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tuesday, July 17, at 12 p.m. the dealerships will hold a luncheon for its staff and management team in celebration of the Automotive News honor at Planet Ford in Spring, Texas.

“The automotive business is about the customers and their total satisfaction, but a key to achieving that goal is to have world class employees who enjoy what they do,” said Mr. Reed. “And, we have an incredible team of apparently VERY happy and excited associates numbering over 250 strong!“

About World Class Automotive Group: World Class Automotive Group is owned by Randall and Sherry Reed. The family-owned business is comprised of several dealerships throughout Texas, including: Planet Ford in Spring, Planet Lincoln in Spring, Planet Ford in Humble, Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Humble, Hillcrest Ford in Huntsville, Prestige Ford in Garland and Park Cities Ford and Lincoln in Dallas.

About Planet Ford and Planet Lincoln in Spring: Randall Reed’s Planet Ford (www.PlanetFord45.com) is located at 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. The dealership has earned the honor of being the No. 1 Ford dealer in the area for 12 Years. Planet Lincoln (www.PlanetLincoln.com) is located at 20440 I-45 in Spring, Texas. Planet Ford and Planet Lincoln, serving the greater Houston area, offer new and quality pre-owned vehicles. In addition, Planet Ford and Planet Lincoln also provide full Service, Parts and Collision Departments.

*Based on retail ford sales reported by Ford annually since 1998.