Lincoln Navigator Named North American Truck of the Year

All-New 2018 Lincoln Navigator Named North American Truck of the Year by panel of US and Canadian automotive journalists.

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln is please to announce that the all-new Lincoln Navigator has been named North American Truck of the Year. This is the first time a Lincoln vehicle has captured this prestigious honor, which has been an award for 24 years.

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator has taking this honors over the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 as well as all-new Ford Expedition to win the award presented January 15th at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

“Lincoln is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “The entire Lincoln team is very proud of the work that was done to create a truly differentiated, luxury Lincoln experience in our all-new Navigator.”

North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards are based on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value. Nearly 60 veteran journalists from the United States and Canada vote for the vehicles, which must be all-new or substantially changed from the previous model to qualify.

Modern Luxury + Advanced Technology

Navigator is Lincoln’s flagship SUV, combining modern luxury with advanced technology to elevate family travel to first-class. A modern design turns heads, while Navigator’s smooth power helps families move confidently along the road. A luxurious, spacious interior allows first-class seating for everyone aboard, with 10 power outlets to keep all passengers charged and connected.

The all-new Navigator has refined capability this is unmatched. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, and offers the most towing capability in its class – up to 8,700 pounds.

The 2018 Navigator offers all-new Lincoln drive mode technology, an advanced system that allows owners to adjust the vehicle to make driving easier and more enjoyable in any weather or terrain with the twist of a knob. An all-new head-up display is customizable to complement the 12.3-inch digital cluster – incorporating the same groundbreaking digital light processing technology used in movie theaters.

The Lincoln Navigator is available in dealerships now at Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress, Katy, greater Houston). We invite you to visit our dealership located at 20403 I-45 off the Loretta exit.  Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Planet Looks Ahead to 2019 Lincoln MKC

Lincoln MKC SUVThe Lincoln MKC has been a popular crossover at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas since is introduction in 2014.  Now, the popular vehicle is poised to attract even more luxury SUV shopper.  The vehicle will be newly designed and offer driver-focused technologies like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian collision avoidance, and an effortless ownership experience that builds on Lincoln’s exclusive Pickup and Delivery service.

“Our redesigned Lincoln MKC offers style, substance and technologies that create an effortless ownership experience,” according to Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “We recognize it takes a lot to attract a buyer from other luxury competitors, but the Lincoln MKC has that kind of appeal and, we believe that the new MKC will capture even more luxury clients.”

Eye-catching new look
The new Lincoln MKC is an excellent representation of the new face of Lincoln. With its signature grille, the crossover evokes a sense of confidence. It’s beautifully detailed LED headlamps illuminate the road with crisp lighting designed to minimize eyestrain. A new rear design features attractive chrome highlights that enhance the appearance from all angles.

The LED lighting in the lower front body and tail lamps subtly illuminates to greet clients upon approach, and a luminous Lincoln welcome mat appears beneath both front doors to greet driver and passenger. An available panoramic roof fills the cabin with natural light during the day.

Once inside the vehicle, drivers and passenger will enjoy the quiet cabin, warm and inviting interior that is replete with plush, soft-to-the-touch materials. Signature Lincoln elements are found in every detail, from the available heated and cooled seats to standard Wi-Fi and USB ports throughout, allowing everyone to stay connected.

For customers seeking a more personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is also available for the new MKC. Lincoln Black Label provides the best in materials from specially curated designer themes to a host of membership privileges. These include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and access to a list of select restaurants where noted chefs will provide a curated dining experience.

The three Lincoln Black Label themes that will be available for the new MKC have drawn inspiration from the realms of the arts, travel, fine food and culture. The themes are:

  • Modern Heritage: A timeless ensemble of elegance without ostentation, Modern Heritage is perfect for those who appreciate a clean, modern aesthetic. This theme features seats in Vianca White Venetian leather finished with the Lincoln Black Label star insignia, with Argento wood accents.
  • Indulgence: A rich, sumptuous interior, this theme is designed to match the most refined tastes. Visually enticing, Indulgence features surfaces trimmed in Venetian leather and Alcantara® cloth, in tempting hues like Truffle and Ganache, finished with accents from rich Ziricote wood – the same as you might find in the world of yachts or musical instruments.
  • Center Stage: Inspired by the fashion of the theater, Center Stage captures the excitement of a curtain skirting across the main stage on opening night. It features an exclusive diamond-L perforation pattern on the Alcantara cloth inserts, finished with precisely stitched Foxfire Red piping. Exotic wood accents enhance the architectural design, while Jet Black Venetian leather accented by Firefox Red adds a dramatic flair.

In line with Lincoln’s commitment to offering inspired interior environments, the new Lincoln MKC also will feature a rich Rialto Green cabin with black ash wood accents, available on Reserve models. This new deep green is inspired by the vibrant tones emanating from the world of high fashion.

Inspirational Tech
Today’s luxury clients expect to be constantly connected. With that in mind, the new Lincoln MKC offers standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, enabling occupants to manage audio, phone, navigation and more from the vehicle touchscreen or steering wheel-mounted controls.

A suite of driver-assist technologies designed to inspire confidence includes Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. This system is designed to reduce the severity of – and in some cases eliminate – frontal collisions, including those involving pedestrians. It uses advanced radar and camera sensors to provide a collision warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes.

Available active park assist can reduce parking anxiety by helping guide drivers in to and out of tight parallel-parking spaces. Other available technologies include lane-keeping alert and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.

Luxury meets performance
Three technologies – turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing – are responsible for a powerful engine offering for the new Lincoln MKC. This twin-scroll turbocharged 2.3-liter engine producing 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque allows Lincoln MKC to offer an available towing capacity of 3,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Both the powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter and the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter engine delivering 245 horsepower are designed to be exhilarating and fuel efficient. Either option can be paired to Lincoln’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which delivers enhanced all-weather capabilities and sportier performance.

Ease of ownership
Planet Lincoln and Lincoln Motor Company believe make ownership effortless with the new Lincoln MKC. Owners may no utilize the the Lincoln Way app in their journey. Lincoln Way enables clients to start, lock, unlock and locate their MKC, as well as schedule remote starts to allow the vehicle to heat or cool to comfortable levels. Lincoln Concierge, which allows owners to schedule Pickup and Delivery for vehicle service, as well as find and reserve parking, is also available through the app.

The brand’s increased focus on offerings that provide an effortless ownership experience now includes standard Pickup and Delivery. The service can pick up a client’s vehicle at an agreed location, then take it to a dealership for service, providing a complimentary Lincoln loaner vehicle. Once service is complete, clients can arrange for their washed and serviced vehicle to be returned to them at a location of their choice.

Lincoln remains the only luxury automaker to provide Pickup and Delivery as a standard service for all vehicles to save its clients time and effort. Galhotra says Lincoln’s commitment to being a world-class brand goes well beyond its exceptional vehicles. “For Lincoln, every client is unique and and we want every element of the Lincoln shop, buy and own process to be a truly personalized and effortless experience,” he says.

The new 2019 Lincoln MKC will be available at Lincoln dealers in the summer of 2018. To drive a 2017 or 2018 Lincoln MKC or other luxury vehicles, we invite you to contact a concierge. You may learn more via PlanetLincoln.com to arrange an on-location test drive or appointment at our conveniently located dealership on I-45 in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress and greater Houston.)

Lincoln Displays Navigator Concept at LA Auto Show

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, we love seeing the latest innovation for our luxury auto maker and so will auto enthusiasts.  The Lincoln Navigator concept is being revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov. 18-27. Makes one wonder what’s next for Lincoln’s best-known vehicle – a full-size SUV..

The design concepts are always intriguing, but what could really be rolled out in the years to come. This years reveal had a design team that was inspired by luxury yachts and sailboats. This influence can be seen in everything from the vehicle’s clean, modern lines and Storm Blue exterior, to teak finishes and exquisite detailing throughout.

“Lincoln Navigator concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant and effortlessly powerful,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “Quiet luxury is what sets Lincoln apart. We’re showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road.”

Lincoln’s most spacious interior yet – a key purchase consideration among buyers of large SUVs – is delivered with outstanding refinement in the Navigator concept. A custom wardrobe management system at the rear offers spacious organization for the savvy traveler. Six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats adjust 30 ways to best support various body types. The driver’s seat includes independent deployable thigh support for maximum comfort.

Monitors on the back head restraints offer passengers Wi-Fi connectivity – allowing them to wirelessly share music and content from personal devices. In addition, Lincoln’s Revel® audio system is specially tuned for superior sound quality throughout.

The concept vehicle is equipped with several drive modes designed to improve ride and handling and allow drivers to find the experience that best suits their given terrain. Drive modes affect steering, suspension and noise levels.

A 360-degree camera and enhanced park assist features take the stress out of parallel and perpendicular parking. The system seamlessly integrates views from four cameras – creating an overhead image that allows drivers to see all around the vehicle.

Navigator concept’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, the system provides a warning to the driver. If the driver doesn’t respond, it can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of – even eliminate – some frontal collisions. A lane-keeping system vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers straying from their lane, providing mild input to encourage them back toward the center.

Lincoln Navigator concept is accessed through distinctive power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps. A special lighting sequence – a signature Lincoln feature – welcomes passengers for every journey.

To shop the luxury of Lincoln today, visit Planet Lincoln on SB I-45 at the Louetta exit in Spring (serving greater Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress Conroe) or shop online at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

The 2013 Lincoln MKX

2013 Lincoln MKX at Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX

2013 Lincoln MKX

There are some really great options in the luxury crossover SUV market, but it’s difficult deciding which one is right for you. At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln we strive to make that decision process easier for you. That’s why we made a comparison video of the top competitors in the luxury crossover SUV market.

We took the 2013 Lincoln MKX and put it head to head with the 2013 Lexus RX 350 and the 2013 Volvo XC90. We compared these three SUV’s based on engine performance, fuel efficiency, technology, and safety. They are all great, but only one can come can come out on top.

Watch our comparison video below…

Equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine the Lincoln MKX delivers an impressive 305 Horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque, beating out the Volvo and Lexus. The Lexus RX 350 touts 270 horsepower and 248 foot pounds of torque with its 3.5L V6 engine. The Volvo XC90 falls short with its 3.2L I6 engine, delivering only 240 horsepower and 236 foot-pounds of torque.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, all three models are close but the MKX beats the RX 350’s 21 Combined Miles Per Gallon and the XC 90’s 19 Combined MPG’s with it’s impressive 22 Combined Miles Per Gallon.

Once inside, the Lexus RX 350 comes standard with a power-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, smart key entry with push-button ignition and a nine-speaker stereo system.

Edmunds praises The 2013 Lincoln MKX interior saying it boasts a well-trimmed cabin with handsome stitching, real aluminum accents and quality materials throughout.” It also comes standard with remote start, push-button ignition, and a 10-speaker audio system with MyLincoln Touch and Sync.

Standard equipment on the base XC90 includes parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlight washers and an eight-speaker stereo with satellite radio, Bluetooth and a USB port.

Safety is always a primary concern.  You can feel at ease knowing all three vehicles were crash tested and rated as top safety picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

These are all great SUV’s but the Lincoln MKX truly shines in its respective categories. Now that you have the facts come see us at Planet Lincoln off I-45 in Spring, TX and take a test-drive to compare for yourself.

Lincoln Motor Company Reveals 2013 Evolution in Luxury Car Lineup

Lincoln is now known as Lincoln Motor Company. The ever-evolving brand is celebrating 90 years of doing what they have always done, which is doing what others aren’t. Lincoln Motor Company is honoring the vision of their past but looking forward to their future and the all-new 2013 MKZ. It is Lincoln’s latest testament to innovation and excellence in design. The new road starts here.

Take a look at some of their latest commercials. Buckle up… it’s going to be a very cool and luxurious ride.

Plus, see why the automotive critics love the MKZ and why you will, too…

When you’re ready to experience the all-new magic of Lincoln, take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln at 20440 I-45 North in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston and surrounding area). Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.