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.

Texas Auto Writers Association Names MKC Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas!

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 12.49.20 PMRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas is pleased to announce that the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC, now available, was named the Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during its annual Truck Rodeo. The accolades don’t stop there, TAWA also named the the brand’s first small premium utility vehicle the Luxury Crossover Vehicle of the year.

“We can’t say that we are surprised,” said John Dvorak, General Manager of Planet Lincoln. “The MKC delivers performance, elegance, craftsmanship and customer-focused technologies for the ultimate driving experience.”Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 12.49.58 PM

The Lincoln MKC is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles coming out by 2016. With a powerful, efficient all-EcoBoost® engine lineup complemented by an array of premium amenities and technologies prioritizing comfort and convenience, Lincoln MKC targets a growing audience of luxury consumers with unique needs.
“These awards for MKC, following momentum from the all-new MKZ as the start of this latest chapter for Lincoln, demonstrate our plan is on the right track,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “We’re encouraged that our latest vehicle has been recognized so soon after its debut at such an important and influential event. This great news, coupled with the recent arrival of the dramatically refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator, show Lincoln’s focus on delivering outstanding vehicles for the luxury customer.”

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The MKC is available with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost. The four-cylinder engine achieves 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque with 93-octane fuel. It has an EPA-estimated rating of 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway/21 mpg combined. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost delivers 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. That is the most torque per liter in its class. It has an EPA-estimated rating is 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway/23 mpg combined (front-wheel drive).

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Talk about the latest in technology. The available Lincoln Drive Control customizes the driving experience to deliver an exhilarating ride. Lincoln Drive Control consists of continuously controlled damping, electric power-assisted steering and active noise control. Drivers can select either Sport or Comfort mode, as well as the standard Normal setting.

The MKC offers always-on, built-in connectivity through an available embedded modem. Via a smartphone app that communicates with the vehicle, the available MyLincoln Mobile™ app gives Lincoln MKC owners the ability to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle, as well as schedule a remote start.

To test drive the all-new MKC or any other luxurious Lincoln, stop by the Planet Lincoln dealership in Spring. We are eager to assist you and can’t wait to show you the best that Lincoln has to offer!

Planet Lincoln Moved into New Luxurious Showroom

140730-PL.jpgThe staff at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln is very excited to announce that the team has moved into the all-new, state-of-the-art showroom!

The Lincoln dealership has relocated to 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. Planet Lincoln didn’t move far. The dealer moved from the northbound side of I-45 directly across from their old location to the southbound side adjacent to Planet Ford.

The stunning new showroom features the latest Lincoln models, including the new Lincoln MKC, MKZ, MKX, MKT, MKS and Navigator. The guests lounges are sleek, comfortable and feature a number of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi.

The new Planet Lincoln location (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine and greater Houston area) features an in-store café with a variety of snacks and refreshments, including gourmet coffee. “Our Planet Lincoln team has worked hard for months and months to create this beautiful showroom where customers can have all of their automotive needs met in a comfortable and luxurious setting,” said Randall Reed, owner. “From sales to service, we have a concierge available to assist at every turn and all can be handle from our convenient Lincoln location.”

The Planet Lincoln team is incredibly excited to be in the new facility and look forward to providing a top-of-line customer service experience to each person that visits the store. “With the new amenities found in our new showroom,” said John Dvorak, General Manager of Planet Lincoln, “we plan to deliver the best car-buying or automotive service experience possible.”

The Houston-area Lincoln dealership is a one-stop shop for all of your car and SUV needs. IMG_2760Planet Lincoln has an on-site Service Department, Parts Department and Collision Repair Center. Each employee is a concierge that is happy help to help with all of your automotive questions and needs.

“We invite you to come and experience the all-new Planet Lincoln showroom and experience the Randall Reed difference for yourself, said Mr. Reed.

Take the short drive down I-45 to 20403 I-45 in Spring. You can also peruse the Lincoln new car or pre-owned vehicle inventory at PlanetLincoln.com. See you soon!

Explore Planet Lincoln’s New Showroom in Spring

New Planet Lincoln Exterior Outside Building 2014.jpgRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln is moving across the street to from their old location to a brand new showroom located at 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. Planet Lincoln will now be on the southbound side of I-45 next door to Planet Ford.

The new, state-of-the-art location features a stunning new showroom with the latest Lincoln models, including the new Lincoln MKC, MKZ, MKX, MKT, MKS and Navigator. The guests lounges are sleek, comfortable and feature a number of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi. The new Planet Lincoln location (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine and greater Houston) features an in-store café with a variety of snacks and refreshments, including gourmet coffee.

Planet Lincoln and staff are incredibly excited to move in to the new facility as a means to provide top-of-line customer service to each person that visits our store. With these new amenities and all-new showroom, we hope to deliver the best car-buying or car service experience possible.

The Houston-area Lincoln dealership is a one-stop shop for all of your car and SUV needs. IMG_2760Planet Lincoln has an on-site Service Department, Parts department and Collision Repair Center.Our employees are here to assist you at every turn. Each employee is a concierge that is happy help to help with all of your automotive questions and needs.

We invite you to come and experience the all-new Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln showroom and enjoy the Planet Lincoln Experience for yourself. So take the short drive down I-45 to 20403 I-45 in Spring. You can also peruse the Lincoln new car or pre-owned vehicle inventory at PlanetLincoln.com. See you soon!

Planet Lincoln Sponsors Charity Fishing Rodeo for Kids

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 10.59.20 AMRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln, now located on the southbound of I-45 off Louetta next door to Planet Ford, is proud to sponsor the HHC Dick Stipanovic Memorial Fishing Rodeo. The event will be held Saturday, August 9, at Landolt Pavilion Clear Lake Park located at 5001 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook, TX.

The fishing rodeo benefits the Dick Stipanovic Memorial fund, which provides educational scholarships to children. Festivities for the event include a captains meeting and Calcutta at Lance’s Turtle Club, adult and kid’s fishing tourneys, live/silent auctions and an awards dinner to conclude the tournament.

Interested participants must register by August 8th at the latest.To learn more or find out how you can help, visit the tournament website. To learn more about Planet Lincoln and the all-new location at 20403 I-45 (next to Planet Ford), visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

End-of-Month Savings Sale-A-Bration at Planet Lincoln

Looking for big savings on a new Lincoln vehicle? Let us help! Time is running out on our End-of-Month Savings Sale-a-bration at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (also serving Aldine, Conroe, The Woodlands, and the greater Houston area). We have great savings on your favorite Lincoln vehicles, including deals on the luxurious MKZ,  the fan-favorite Navigator, or the all-new MKC. Take a look at some of the deals we’re offering this weekend!

 

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Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate luxurious summer savings! Head over to Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, just off I-45, for a better look at the best that Lincoln has to offer. You can also browse our extensive inventory online by visiting www.PlanetLincoln.com. See you soon!

Spring Into Luxury at Planet Lincoln

Spring into Lincoln this year with great deals from Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring. Come experience the Luxury Revolution at our award-winning dealership. Our world-class staff in on hand to help you find the Lincoln you’ve always wanted. With incredible savings on the MKZ, MKZ Hybrid, Navigator and more, you’re sure to find something that fits your style. Check out a few of deals we have!

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These kind of savings make it easy for you to buckle up behind your dream ride and drive off the lot in style. You can even reserve your very own all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC, set to debut this summer! Stop by and see us at Planet Lincoln, just off I-45. You can also check out our extensive inventory online by visiting www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Planet Lincoln Celebrates Literacy with Teddy Bear Tea and Reading Fun

Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX celebrates literacy with a Teddy Bear Tea and Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 28th, from noon to 2 p.m.

Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX celebrates literacy with a Teddy Bear Tea and Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 28th, from noon to 2 p.m.

You’re invited to Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln for a spot of tea and a lot of fun on Saturday, September 28th, from noon to 2 p.m during our Teddy Bear Tea Story Time with Children’s Books on Wheels.

Come out and celebrate literacy with your children and their teddy bears in Lincoln’s Literacy Corner. We will enjoy reading time, free books, and live music performed by the Rockin’ Railroad. Quin, the story-time loving dog will also be there. She loves having books read to her.

Planet Lincoln is located at 20440 I-45 in Spring, Texas.  Book and teddy bear donations are welcome. All donations will be given to local children in shelters who have been the victims of domestic violence. To learn more, please visit www.planetlincoln.com/events.

Join Planet Lincoln for Driven to Give at Oak Ridge High School

Join Planet Lincoln for Driven to Give at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas.

Join Planet Lincoln for Driven to Give at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas.

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodland, Conroe and Cypress) is proud to support our local schools, children and community.  This weekend, we invite you to join us in helping our kids for Lincoln’s Driven To Give event Sunday, Sept. 15th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge High School.

Come out and test drive a beautiful new Lincoln and help the students of Oak Ridge High School. For each test drive, Lincoln Motor Company will donate $20 and Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln will match it.  Can you imagine a better way to help make a difference in a child’s life. All you have to do is simply enjoy the luxury of Lincoln.

Oak Ridge High School is located at 27330 Oak Ridge School Rd., Conroe, TX 77385. For more event information or to learn about our other community events, please visit www.planetlincoln.com/events.

 

J.D. Power Awards 2013 Lincoln MKZ

J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Award 2013 Lincoln MKZ

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ is the winner of the J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Award.

J.D. Power’s 2013 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study was released Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. Everyone at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area) is thrilled that J.D. Power and Associates has awarded the 2013 Lincoln MKZ with the most appealing Compact Premium Car. According to the results of new owners surveyed, it beat out the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4/A5.

J.D. Powers APEAL Study, a study which measures new-vehicle appeal, is based on responses gathered between February and May 2013. Over 83,000 purchases and lessees of new 2013 model-year cars and light trucks were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.

Check out this video about the Lincoln MKZ to see what all the buzz is about…

“Appealing vehicles are simply good news for both consumers and automakers,” said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. New buyers have three engine options for the MKZ; a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a V-6 or a hybrid powertrain. All options include a retractable glass roof and all-wheel drive.

Come take a test-drive at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX to see why the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is the J.D. Power’s Compact Premium Car APEAL Award Winner. Simply take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln or visit us anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.