Lincoln Navigates Through Stars & Road Condition Drive Modes

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX, we enjoy showcasing beautifully luxurious vehicle that offer the latest in technology to ensure a first-class journey.  Now, the designers at The Lincoln Motor Company have added another out-of-this world touch to a Lincoln owner’s driving experience.

The Lincoln team studied snowflakes and star placement, clouds and constellations. They have researched everything that is atmospheric to create stunning graphics for the all-new Navigator’s Lincoln drive modes technology.

Meanwhile, Lincoln engineers were targeting sight, sound, touch and feel through Navigator’s steering, suspension, powertrain and torque delivery to tailor its ride and handling for every weather condition ensuring clients experience an effortless and enjoyable drive.

Working together, Lincoln’s design and engineering groups created elegant, intuitive technology that showcases both great beauty and capability.

Drivers can select information from six consumer-friendly modes. Each are controlled by a knob that is easily accessed at the vehicle’s center console.

Three drive modes are terrain and weather related:

  • Deep conditions, for snow, extremely muddy or sandy environments
  • Slippery, for wet or icy conditions
  • Slow climb, for steep terrain

The other three are based on the  a driver desires:

  • Normal, for an effortless, balanced ride
  • Conserve, for efficient driving
  • Excite, for a responsive, engaging ride

The information shown in the cluster changes depending on what mode the client selects. The most relevant information is always present for the driver.

For example, in normal mode a speedometer is present, while in the conserve setting, the speedometer is combined with fuel economy information. “The beauty of these drive modes is they’re intuitive and easy to use,” said Andrew Kernahan, chief engineer, The Lincoln Motor Company. “You don’t have to know how each drive mode is developed, or adjust suspension settings or powertrain mapping. You just have to turn the dial, and the behavior of the vehicle is modified to fit the conditions or desired experience.”

Designed around the theme “Navigation through the Stars,” each drive mode is showcased through intricately detailed graphics while communicating capability. The graphics are displayed only briefly on the cluster so as not to distract, but to assure clients the mode is adjusted correctly.

“As a reference in our research, we looked at everything ­ nebula, Northern Lights and various atmospheric types of conditions,” said Craig Sandvig, digital experience design manager, The Lincoln Motor Company. “We wanted to pay homage to the Earth.”

Sandvig, who began working in digital design six years ago, believes the modes offer a perfect example of digital clusters – intricate globe-shaped artwork showcased with just the push of a button. Getting to that point, however, took several trial runs.

“We worked with hundreds and hundreds of different globes, studying everything from where each cloud would come in and how it would separate from the atmosphere,” he said. “It’s an artistic effect that’s been brought into everything.”

Subtlety was key in creating a luxury feel for each mode, and that’s highlighted throughout the detailing – down to the reflections on each globe. For example, the image in excite mode, representing sporty driving, shows taillights moving in the night to illustrate the thrill of the drive. The look and feel of excite mode exudes a dimensionality that makes clients feel like they’re driving inside the graphic image itself.

For both deep conditions and slippery modes, the team studied placement for each individual snowflake. Deep conditions demonstrates a tire spinning in deep snow, while slippery uses snowflakes and reflections with complex detail down to the lines in the roadway – creating the look and feel of an icy drive.

“It’s amazing to see how much went into the development of slippery mode – we wanted to show the snowflakes going from the front of the globe to the back,” said Sandvig. “We went through several trials for this mode to make sure clients could see the road, so we included dashed lines with certain reflections to give that icy road feel.”

Sandvig said moving into the digital space has allowed the team to create much more detailed imagery for clients, providing technology that’s easy to understand and use.

“The digital space allows us to change and animate things that are not possible within the physical world,” he said. “We were able to create anything we wanted – the modes aren’t required to be static – and we feel that it’s much more rewarding to our clients.”

Ready to navigate in a whole new way? Our team at Planet Lincoln (serving Spring, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe and greater Houston) is here to assist all of your luxury car and SUV needs. Take the drive on I-45 off the Loetta exit or shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

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.

Lincoln Grants Wish to Local Children’s Hospital

Shawn Burns, GM/OP of Planet Lincoln (left) and John Dvorak, GM of Planet Lincoln (right) present Sterling Pierce with a check for Shiners Children’s Hospital.

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln has so many wonderful employees who not only work hard to serve our amazing customers, but our community, as well. Recently, Lincoln Motor Company asked dealership employees to share “wishes” they knew exist in our local community. As one can imagine, Lincoln received an overwhelming number of wishes and needs.

Planet Lincoln is happy and thankful to share that one of the “wishes” selected was from an employee of Planet Lincoln.

Congratulations, Sterling Pierce. He will get his wish granted in 2018. Planet Lincoln is granting your wish to donate $2,500 to Shiners Children’s Hospital in your daughter, Baily Ray Ann Pierce’s name.

To learn more about Planet Lincoln, visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Matthew McConaughey Sets New Year Beat for Lincoln Navigator

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln is ringing in the New Year to a new beat you’ll find in Matthew McConaughey’s new Lincoln Navigator commercial. The longtime Lincoln collaborator showcases the impressive, commanding presence of the full-size luxury SUV.

“Perfect Rhythm,” the first of two spots starring McConaughey and the 2018 Navigator, combines dramatic visuals and eclectic music to drive home the message that the all-new Navigator is a powerful, capable vehicle that elevates travel to a new level of comfort and style.

Perfect Rhythm” premieres Dec. 28 with a 60-second spot on Lincoln’s Twitter and YouTube channels and will then air during the Jan. 1 College Football Playoff as a TV ad. A second spot will air later in the month.

 

“Perfect rhythm refers to the feeling you get in those situations when everything comes together,” said John Emmert, group marketing manager, The Lincoln Motor Company. “This is our most spacious, refined and capable Navigator ever, combining modern luxury with advanced technology that elevates every passenger’s experience.”

The catchy commercial was shot in the Pacific Northwest by noted cinematographer Wally Pfister, who also filmed the “That’s Continental” campaign, and produced by Hudson Rouge. It opens with a distant shot of the Navigator driven by McConaughey, who pulls up to a railroad crossing and stops – although no train is in sight.

He soon becomes both the conductor and lead musician of an impromptu concert.

“This piece is all about energy,” said Emmert. “You see Matthew in control. He starts a rhythm and it builds, and he becomes the master of his experience. We’ve overlaid a complex sound design as a freight train enters the scene and rumbles by. There’s this wonderful crescendo of light and sound that builds and then ends as suddenly as it begins.”

The mood of the piece is a perfect complement to the Navigator, he said. The spot’s high energy captures the capability of the most powerful vehicle in the Lincoln portfolio.

The exterior shots in the ad showcase the Navigator’s signature front grille, while the interior shots highlight the spacious cabin and its serene, horizontal styling.

“Short-form art requires doing a lot in a very short amount of time,” Emmert said. “That’s especially true if you want to convey something emotional, which is the core of our brand. Matthew can communicate so much, so fast, it’s amazing.”

To see how amazing the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is, visit Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe) on I-45 near the Loretta exit. Log on anytime to www.PlanetLincoln.com.

 

 

Lincoln’s Head-Up Display Biggest, Brightest in Class

Customers who visit Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas not only want a quality and luxurious vehicle, they want the latest technology to make their drive one of ease and enjoyment.

Lincoln’s all-new head-up display provides superior visibility for drivers of its all-new Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln Continental. This advanced technology underpinning the clearest and brightest head-up display from any automaker allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road as well as their hands on the wheel. It works to ensure each and every journey is effortless.

The design ingenuity makes for a customizable display that complements the digital cluster – incorporating the same groundbreaking digital light processing technology used in movie theaters.

From the beginning, creating a harmonious driving environment was a blended effort by Ford’s user experience, design studio and engineering groups. The teams worked to design a state-of-the-art system that puts information drivers want and need most front and center – from navigation prompts to incoming call alerts. It serves to assist rather than distract, offering information in an immediate yet unobtrusive manner.

“There’s a lot of physics involved in this system,” said Anthony King, development lead on Lincoln’s all-new head-up display. “But for our clients, it just comes down to the most client-focused usability.”

This means an incredibly sharp and clear head-up display, visible even in the harshest sunlight and through polarized sunglasses. The technology works on a tiny chip that contains 400,000 sturdy mirrors, each with a pixel refresh rate of up to 5,000 hertz operating in synchronized movement to control the system’s optics. In full color, this cutting-edge display appears to actually float just above the vehicle’s hood

“A typical head-up display duplicates information displayed on the cluster,” said King. “But this display makes for a unique and easy-to-use experience for our clients. This eminently visible head-up display and the instrument cluster serve to complement each other to ensure Lincoln clients look forward to every time behind the wheel.”

Lincoln designers emphasized a reduction of screen clutter and focused on the timing and size of the information displayed. Chosen information is displayed only when it’s relevant, and as its importance increases, the physical placement and size of the information presented becomes more prominent. So while current speed and speed limit, as well as time and range are displayed consistently at the lower edge of the screen, should the driver receive a call or a navigation prompt is needed, this information is displayed clearly and brightly with greater prominence.

“What we’ve developed is a leap in the quality and design of head-up display systems,” said King. “You won’t really appreciate all it can do until you get behind the wheel to experience it.”

When you’re ready to take a Lincoln Navigator or Lincoln Continental for a spin, take the drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit to Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress). Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

2018 Lincoln Continental Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Lincoln is making headlines again! This time is for earning good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests as well as a good rating for LED headlights help the all-new 2018 Lincoln Continental qualify for a coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The luxury vehicle that is already a favorite with Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln customers, the Continental’s front crash prevention system earns a superior rating. When equipped with the system, the car avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph. The system also has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criteria.

In addition, the Continental’s LED projector headlights earn a good rating, providing ample lighting on a straightaway and most kinds of curves. They can be obtained with high-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

“We are honored that Lincoln Continental accolades have been steady from the time we introduced it as a concept car through present day on the road,” said Scott Tobin, Director of Lincoln Product Development. “Lincoln’s philosophy has always been to understand the ideal customer experience and then bring it to life in all phases of shopping, buying, and full ownership. Safety is always a priority for Lincoln and we are pleased to receive this rating from IIHS.”

Vehicles qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award if they have good ratings from IIHS in five crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints — and an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior or advanced rating and good or acceptable headlights.

When you’re ready to take a Lincoln Continual for a test drive, take the drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit to Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress). Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

New Lincoln Nautilus SUV Promised Powerful Performance

The Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln team is excited to share Lincoln Motor Company new of the new Lincoln Nautilus, a midsize luxury SUV. The American automaker’s new vehicle will deliver a powerful turbocharged engine range and a suite of advanced technologies designed to give drivers greater confidence on the road.

The Lincoln Nautilus, which will be the successor to Lincoln MKX, joins the recently unveiled 2019 MKC, the elegant Continental, the all-new Navigator, and the stylish MKZ for a lineup of vehicles instantly recognizable as Lincoln.

“With the introduction of Nautilus, Lincoln has a strong, distinctive portfolio with a common and recognizable identity,” said Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra. “We’re excited to add Nautilus to our Lincoln family of luxury SUVs, along with a new name that better reflects the ideas and attitudes of our clients.”

Lincoln’s midsize SUV continues to attract new clients to the brand, with a conquest rate of nearly 40 percent. New clients are crossing over to Lincoln from Cadillac, Lexus and more. Sales continue to be strong, and the vehicle is on track to deliver its best sales year since its introduction in 2007. Tasteful design, exceptional craftsmanship and room for up to five passengers make it a popular choice for clients in the market for a luxury crossover vehicle.

Personal Elegance
The SUV’s distinctive design aligns with the rest of the Lincoln family, presenting a strong, bold signature grille. The midsize utility vehicle maintains its unique, sleek shape, offering a harmonious aesthetic and aerodynamic efficiency. A new wheel selection allows clients to order a Lincoln Nautilus to suit their personal style.

When a driver approaches, the Lincoln Nautilus welcomes them with Lincoln embrace lighting, first from the outside, then from the cabin. The new cabin is thoughtfully designed, providing a spacious, modern interior that keeps the focus on comfort and serves as a sanctuary from the outside world. Acoustic side glass is added to reduce wind noise for rear passengers, and advanced engineering solutions decrease noise from the road.

Available Ultra Comfort seats can be adjusted up to 22 ways for personalized comfort, providing lumbar massage designed to reduce fatigue. Developed with input from orthopedic surgeons, this feature is especially beneficial on long trips or while waiting in traffic. Heated and cooled seats are available on the Reserve model. Available 13-speaker and 19-speaker Revel® audio systems offer the ultimate sound experience to add to the soothing environment.

Sleek Style, Effortless Function

A sleek console serves to open up the cabin, while the sophisticated push-button gear shift integrates seamlessly with classic knobs and buttons. A concealed wireless charging pad allows compatible smartphones to stay connected, and puts an end to the hassle of tangled cords. A large center touch screen serves as the portal to standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, enabling clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more either from that point or steering wheel-mounted controls.

The leather-wrapped, hand-stitched steering wheel is mounted ahead of a 12.3-inch fully configurable digital instrument cluster that displays easy-to-read driver information crisply and clearly.

Confidence Comes Standard

New for 2019 is a suite of Lincoln-first driver-assist technologies designed to inspire confidence and make each journey enjoyable.

“The technology in this vehicle is thoughtful and purposeful,” said Galhotra. “We focused on bringing in innovative features to make each drive effortless for our clients.”

A suite of new technologies for Lincoln Nautilus includes a lane-centering feature that pairs with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality to help subtly maintain the vehicle’s position in its lane using a combination of radar and cameras. Also debuting is evasive steer assist, which uses radar and cameras to analyze the gap between slower-moving and stationary vehicles on the road ahead to lessen the risk of a rear-end collision. If the risk is high and there is insufficient space to avoid a collision by braking, the system helps the driver steer around the vehicle.

Additional driver-assist technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System, active park assist, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping aid and an auto-hold feature, which relieves the driver from having to hold the brakes in stop-and-go traffic.

Turbocharged Options

Lincoln Nautilus moves to an all turbocharged engine lineup for 2019, offering a powerful 2.7-liter engine that delivers an estimated 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is delivered courtesy of three technologies – turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing.

A standard estimated 245-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is efficient and smooth in operation. Both engines include standard Auto Start-Stop capability, plus an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Lincoln Black Label

For clients seeking a unique personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new Nautilus. Lincoln Black Label not only provides premium materials in specially curated designer themes, but also offers a host of membership privileges. These include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and access to a select list of restaurants where noted chefs will provide an at-your-service dining experience.

The three Lincoln Black Label themes for the new Nautilus are Chalet, Thoroughbred and all-new Gala:

  • Chalet, new for Lincoln Nautilus, evokes the contrasting pleasures of pulse-pounding mountain slopes and the inherent comfort of an après-ski lodge. With Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, each touch is designed to awaken the senses
  • Thoroughbred celebrates the distinguished and elite lifestyle of horse racing, offering a reflection of traditional American history. Rich Venetian leathers capture the spirit of the equestrian life, while Chilean Maple wood, Alcantara® accents and Jet Black trim carry the excitement throughout
  • Gala, inspired by haute couture at New York’s Met Gala, features seats draped in a deeply hued and elegant Carmine leather complemented by Onyx leather and an Alcantara headliner. Handsome Nouveax Armor aluminum accents bring a lightness to the cabin, with a luster magnified by the available panoramic roof

Ease of Ownership

Lincoln continues to increase its focus on service offerings that provide an effortless ownership experience, like standard Pickup and Delivery for the new Nautilus. Lincoln is the only luxury automaker to provide Pickup and Delivery as a standard service for all its vehicles to save clients time and effort.

Additionally, starting Jan. 1, 2018, new Lincoln owners will receive a six-month complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide. Lincoln Black Label members will receive a 12-month complimentary membership.

Ease of ownership is also enabled through the Lincoln Way app. Lincoln Way allows clients to start, lock, unlock and locate their new Nautilus, as well as schedule remote starts to enable the vehicle to heat or cool to comfortable levels. Owners can use the app to monitor fuel levels, and check tire pressures and battery status. Lincoln Way also allows clients to make monthly vehicle payments or pay for parking.

The new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is expected to be available this summer at Planet Lincoln on I-45 in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Houston, Aldine, Cypress). Learn more 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.)

Planet Lincoln Collects Donation for Matthew’s Birthday

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas is proud to support and help make an 11-year-old boy’s birthday wish to help others come true. Planet Lincoln has a collection bin in the new Lincoln showroom at the front desk to collect non-perishable food donations now through October 31st.

Donations collected will be provided to Matthew, a wonderful young man who started this ongoing birthday wish when he was 8 years old (going on nine).

How to Help!

This years wish is to create 750 packets and feed over a 100 families in Conroe ISD this Thanksgiving Holiday! Let’s help him! Bring in canned foods, peanut butter, etc. Please do not bring perishable or glass items.

We invite you to help us help Matthew celebrate the spirit of giving by dropping your donations at our Planet Ford location. You can learn more by visiting MatthewsBirthdayWish.com. To learn more about Planet Lincoln in Spring, log onto www.PlanetLincoln.com.
Matthew’s Birthday Wish is pending IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Experience the Lincoln Way

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas, we are helping change the definition of luxury. The word luxury was once about status and objects. However, it is now become more about experiencing life on your own terms. Today’s ultimate luxury is time. Our customers seek to spend their time on beautiful, emotionally engaging experiences. Lincoln is setting its brand apart by introducing thoughtful, time-saving luxury experiences alongside every new vehicle.

These experiences, part of what is being called “The Lincoln Way,” are a suite of enhanced client services focused on customization and time-savings. Enhanced client experiences are a critical element for Lincoln growth and The Lincoln Way builds off the company’s success in China, where the idea originated.

The Lincoln Way is expressed through personalized programs like our standard national Pickup and Delivery service, as well as the Lincoln Experience Centers.

Lincoln Experience Centers
Located at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California, and at The Star in Frisco, Texas, the corporate headquarters and practice facility for the Dallas Cowboys, the Lincoln Experience Centers offer those who are new to Lincoln the opportunity to learn more about the brand in a luxurious, convenient location, near where they already shop and dine.

Guests are able to explore the design inspiration of the different Lincoln vehicles, customize their perfect vehicle and take it for a test drive – around the block or for the weekend – or simply sit back and enjoy the Lincoln connectivity lounge. Should they be interested in purchasing a vehicle, a host at the center will connect them with the dealer who is most convenient for them.

Pickup and Delivery
Lincoln’s standard national Pickup and Delivery service respects what Lincoln clients value most: their time. The valet service picks up a client’s vehicle for any service need, at any location, provides the client with a complimentary loaner vehicle, and return it in the same manner. The client can book and track the progress of the service via the Lincoln Way app.

Lincoln is the only luxury automaker to provide standard Pickup and Delivery service as part of the vehicle’s warranty.
Pilot Programs
National standard Pickup and Delivery has been so successful, it has spawned additional pilots for Lincoln:

At-Home Test Drive, piloting in Houston and Dallas. Prospective clients can schedule a test drive online, have the vehicle brought to their home, and experience effortless luxury with unmatched convenience
Chauffeur Service, piloting in San Diego and Miami. This provides clients with a carefully screened driver when needed – allowing them to enjoy being a passenger from the safety and comfort of their own vehicle. The chauffeur can assist with other errands while clients attend to their engagements.

To experience The Lincoln Way today, we invite you to visit Planet Lincoln on I-45 off the Loretta exit in Spring (serving The Woodland, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe, greater Houston)
or contact us online anytime at www.PlanetSpring.com.