Posts Tagged ‘Subaru’

New Tech in the Subaru Outback

Monday, May 1st, 2017

When someone mentions off-roading, the Subaru Outback is often the first thing to come to mind. Its capable all-wheel drive and versatile, outdoorsy spirit has gained it a big group of cult followers. The new 2018 Subaru Outback promises to offer those same performance standards with an upscale twist that includes some cool new technology.

Beyond a new front- and rear-end exterior design, and a quieter cabin with upgraded, sophisticated materials, the 2018 Subaru Outback gets a buffed up media system. Previous models have featured the Starlink Multimedia system, which continues to be the media and information hub of the Outback. However, the standard 6.2-inch screen grows to 6.5 inches, and a new 8-inch screen is now available.

The Starlink system continues to offer standards like smartphone integration and audio streaming. The updated version in the 2018 Subaru Outback also offers new apps, including an eBird app which helps drivers find birdwatching locations—the perfect outdoor twist to a Subaru feature.

The rearview camera, the tire pressure monitoring system, and the Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert system have all been updated as well. These are just some of the exciting changes we’re looking forward to in the new 2018 Subaru Outback. To learn more about what’s new in the new model year, give us a call at Hassett Pre-Owned.

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Hassett Subaru Supports Local Charity, Pet Peeves, During The Share The Love Event

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

On March 30th, once again animal rescue groups, non-profit shelters, corporate sponsors, and animal lovers in general, joined together to raise some needed dollars in support of pet-rescue organizations across Long Island.

This time there were over 300 businesses were in attendance held at The Crest Hollow Country Club, where attendees were treated to a fun event and the opportunity to meet all the wonderful recipients of Subaru’s Share The Love donation.

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Great All-Wheel Drive Vehicles for the Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016
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Is your car ready for the winter? All-wheel drive is an important feature to consider when shopping for a new vehicle. You may be wondering if it’s even necessary. But when winter comes along and hazardous conditions like slippery roads come your way, having a little extra traction and evenly-distributed power goes a long way.
The Ford Taurus is a great option for an All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

All-wheel drive distributes power to all four wheels individually, so that if one wheel slips, the car still has three wheels to rely on – unlike front- or rear-wheel vehicles, which are unfortunately stuck if the only two moving tires get incapacitated. But there are a lot of cars on the market with all-wheel drive. What are some of the most recommended AWD vehicles?

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Ford EcoBoost Sales Hit 500,000 V6 Engines Sold

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Ford has been considered America’s number one choice for truck for the past 37 years, a fact that they have solidified with the sale of their 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Merely three years old, the 3.5-liter engine has continued to grow as a favorite among consumers, thanks to its amazing fuel efficiency.

Over the course of the last 38 months, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved an estimated 56.8 million gallons of gas annually, which is the equivalent of installing 139 wind turbines for energy. With 57% of Ford F-150 light-duty trucks being sold with V6 engines, there’s no denying that V6 engines are quickly becoming the top choice for pickup drivers across the country.

“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter TI-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”

Joining the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and Ti-VCT V6 engines will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, built in Lima, Ohio. If you’re looking for a pickup that won’t drain your wallet while it’s towing your camper, make sure you stop by Hassett Automotive today for a test drive!

Ford EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoost combines power and efficiency like never before.

 

Subaru WRX Owner Lends a Helping Hand

Monday, March 31st, 2014

We know a little something about snow up here in Wantagh, don’t we? We know how hard it can be to get around in snowy conditions and we know that even the best of us can find ourselves stranded on the side of the road sometimes. Well, thank goodness for helpful people and Subaru WRX’s. See, a police car recently got stuck in a snow storm, and it wasn’t a big tow truck that came to bail the officer out, no – it was a Subaru WRX. Check out the video for yourself below:

Have you ever done anything like this in your Subaru? Leave us a comment with your experience below!

And remember, if you’re interesting in adding one of these powerful Subaru’s to your own personal collection, be sure to stop by Hassett Ford Lincoln Subaru of Wantagh. Any one of our friendly sales team members would love to help you find the right car for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!

February Reports Show Ford, Lincoln, and Subaru Sales Increases

Friday, March 14th, 2014

In the midst of this crazy winter and the unrelenting Polar Vortex, we at Hassett Auto managed to make it through February with good news. Our Ford, Lincoln, and Subaru brands posted sales increases over last year’s reports for the same month.

For Ford, it was the trusty F-Series that was the bearer of good news. The sale of 55,882 trucks marked the best February report the truck has seen in eight years.

In addition, Lincoln sales were up 36 percent compared to the number of vehicles sold during the same period last year.

“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford’s vice president of U.S. marketing, sales, and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”

Subaru, not to be outdone, also reported a successful month. The automaker increased sales by 24 percent over sales from the same period last year with the Forester, Outback, and XV Crosstrek leading the charge.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers who contributed to last month’s sales records. We look forward to servicing you soon!

Introducing the All-New 2015 Subaru Legacy

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Have you been looking forward to getting a new car, but just haven’t been “wowed” by anything lately? Yeah? Well all of us here at Hassett think the wait is over. Introducing the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy!

2015 Subaru Legacy

The 2015 Subaru Legacy was just recently unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

Featuring a fresh new look (obviously), more interior space, a new-and-improved version of the Subaru Eyesight System, and a more fuel efficient engine, we think you’re going to be seeing a lot of these new Legacy’s driving around pretty soon. According to Subaru, “The completely redesigned, all-new Subaru Legacy has all the dependability you’ve come to expect from a Subaru. In fact, 95% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today.” Not too shabby! Subaru goes on to say, “With the confidence of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, great gas mileage, and a 175-hp 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER engine, it will move you in more ways than one. A 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Subaru BOXER engine with up to 28 mpg is also available.”

But enough with all the numbers and what not. If you’re anything like us, you probably learn best by watching a short video or two. And we just happen to have exactly that! Check out the videos below for more information on the new 2015 Legacy.

So there you have it! The new 2015 Subaru Legacy. We cannot WAIT for it to be delivered to Hassett later this year. Keep checking our blog for updates on its delivery. And remember, you can always stop by Hassett if you have any questions about this or any other Subaru model.

 

 

 

The Subaru XV CrosstrekTM Hybrid is here.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Going green, lean and very clean.

Sometimes it’s hard to think of new ways to meaningfully contribute to a greener planet on a personal scale.  Yet having an eco-friendly conscience doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, stylish and exhilarating.

Enter the all-new 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, one of the most fuel-efficient AWD hybrid crossovers available today, freshly arrived at Hassett of Wantagh.

It’s not hard to love the XV on many levels.  Built in a zero-landfill plant with 100 percent of waste recycled or turned into electricity, the XV has unique engineering built in from the start, with go-anywhere capabilities and the lifestyle versatility to let you do what you love to do, and feel like you’re also doing your part.

The XV Crosstrek Hybrid features 17-inch alloy wheels, all-season tires, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, raised roof rails, and a versatile cargo area. It provides the right amount of engineering, energy and performance to enhance every aspect of a go-anywhere, do-anything lifestyle.

14CL_XVH_4C_AF35942_020718The Subaru Boxer® engine has a low center of gravity for agile handling backed by dedicated all-wheel drive to distribute power and deliver a constant grip on the road.  In fact, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient AWD hybrid SUV crossover in America, delivering 31 MPG (combined gas/electric), with loads more capabilities––and fun––than a hybrid sedan.

Which is why you can go anywhere in the XV Crosstrek Hybrid with family and friends, and have extra space for a clean conscience aboard.

With over three decades in business, Hassett is consistently recognized for its excellence in sales and service, which is why we continue to be Long Island’s No. 1 Ford Lincoln Subaru dealer.

We invite you to check out the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid today and let your conscience have some fun.

Visit Hassett Ford, Lincoln, Subaru, Truck and Pre-Owned for your new vehicle! We are in Wantagh, NY in Nassau County near Suffolk County, NY. If you are looking to buy, lease, or finance your new Ford, Lincoln or Subaru at the right price, call 516-785-7800 today or visit http://www.HassettAutomotive.com. We serve Long Island, NY, Wantagh,  NY and the surrounding areas. 3530 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, NY 11793.

Subaru “Reintroduces” WRX at L.A. Auto Show

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The L.A. Auto Show has been over for a few days now, but here at Hassett Automotive, we’re still reeling—along with the rest of the automotive world—from the shocking reintroduction of the Subaru WRX. The WRX has always been an impressive, performance-driven  sports car—it was inspired by rally-racing vehicles, after all—but it’s never been quite this awe-inspiring, according to no less an authority than Subaru itself.

The 2015 WRX comes with a 2.0L direct-injection turbo BOXER engine, which allows the WRX 268 horsepower. But the most exciting changes for this new edition of the car come in the car’s handling. A Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a new “torque vectoring system” give the care incredibly intricate, smooth, and responsive handling. “It wasn’t enough to simply turn your knuckles white,” Subaru brags. “We wanted to keep them that way.”

There’s simply no part of the WRX that wasn’t redesigned and optimized for this jaw-dropping new edition of the car. We can’t wait for it to hit dealers—check back with us often for updates on the 2015 WRX.

2015 Subaru WRX

2015 Subaru WRX

The best part: Ford extends service plans

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

It’s the biggest thing to happen to parts and service at the Ford Motor Co. since … well, since they invented parts and service.

On Oct. 1, Ford kicked off a new Service Part Warranty extending coverage from the standard 12 months/12,000 miles to an amazing 24 months unlimited miles…with no commercial exceptions. In addition, wholesale customers are entitled to receive up to $150 in labor reimbursement.

Scott Noel, wholesale zone manager for the Ford Motor Co., wrote directly to managers at all Ford dealerships to relay the “outstanding” news about Ford’s new Service Part Warranty plan. And no doubt about it, “this is big,” understated Paulo Simoes, parts manager at Hassett of Wantagh.

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