Best of NH 2017 for Best Automotive Group

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Grappone Automotive Group has been selected by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2017” for Best Automotive Group. The winners will be celebrated at the Best of NH Party on Thursday, June 15, at Manchester’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will benefit Stay Work Play. This is the second consecutive year that Grappone has won Best Automotive Group for New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH. In 2016, we also won the Best of Business award from NH Business Review. The stadium, home to the NH Fisher Cats baseball team, has recently undergone a major facelift- and that’s not all that’s new. “This is our first year partnering with Stay Work Play,” notes New Hampshire Magazine Editor Rick Broussard, “and the relationship is bringing lots of fresh energy to the party.” Broussard says the mission of the Best of NH dovetails perfectly with that of Stay Work Play. “It’s all about spreading the word about what a cool and lively state we share, and encouraging appreciation and exploration.” Guests at the party will stroll the concourse and sample food and drink from more than 60 Best of NH winners from all around the state. The evening ends with a not-to-miss fireworks display. “It’s a perfect finale for an evening that sizzles with great food and fun,” says Broussard. Plus, there will be prizes! One lucky party-goer will have …

Millennial Education Day at Grappone

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In our 93rd year of business, we have a goal to transition younger generations into the future car buyers of Grappone. Mackenzie Duval, Luke Hynes, Olivia Imprescia, and Cameron Scotia are seniors at Southern New Hampshire University in the Martin Bradley Three Year Honors Program. These students implemented Millennial Education Day for their senior project. The mission was to help Grappone bring future generations into the dealership. These four students complimented each others strengths and weaknesses.  In an effort to meet this goal for reaching millennials, they gathered information on Grappone’s car buying experience through shadowing, interviews, and surveys. This enabled the students to develop a general understanding of the process. Next, they felt it was important to educate other millennium buyers on the unique, negotiation-free sales process that Grappone fosters. This way, individuals could be prepared with knowledge and confidence when purchasing a vehicle after college. The idea to host Millennial Education Day at Grappone surfaced. The vision of this strategy was to bestow trust in students with a warm welcome. Additionally, we want them to feel comfortable when visiting Grappone as first-time car buyers. The Education Day involved lunch, raffles and multiple seminars with Grappone team members. The seminars covered specific aspects of the company. Topics included Entrepreneurship & History, Financing & Leasing, and Environmental Awareness. Mackenzie Duval shared her thoughts on the project, “We hope the students that attended took full advantage of what the day had to offer and the dealership …

The 2017 Ford Mustang has arrived in NH!

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The new 2017 Ford Mustang has arrived and they are looking better than ever. Since the first ever Mustang produced in 1964, Ford has significantly improved the iconic American muscle car in terms of performance, design, sportiness, capability and the latest Mustang is no exception. This year’s model got a serious technology upgrade and has now added more available standard features to suit all of your needs. The 2017 Mustang’s handling is known for being exceptional and is more than capable of hugging around those curvy mountainous roads, gripping sharp corners, and weathering New Hampshire roads with ease, all without sacrificing style or comfort. Drive through Laconia and hit the strip at Weirs Beach in this summer’s hottest vehicle. The NHTSA gave the new mustang an overall 5/5 safety rating, and the convertible received a 5/5 rollover rating leaving New Hampshire Ford Mustang drivers in pretty good hands. There are plenty of options to choose from with 10 trim levels available, you can now opt for up to 526 ponies. The war among brand loyal consumers on the Mustang versus Camaro debacle will forever wage on. But as of right now, when compared to the 2017 Ford Mustang GT, the latest Camaro is no match. Don’t believe us? Come on into Grappone Ford for a test drive and check it out for yourself.

Car Batteries VS New Hampshire

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If your battery is 3 years or older, it is a good idea to get it tested. Getting your battery tested regularly at your local dealer, can prevent a “no-start” situation and can save you a ton of frustration. If you are experiencing a battery issues because of the recent cold weather in New Hampshire, we can help! Visit any of our dealerships and our Certified Technicians are here for you!    

Grappone in the Community with Stevenna Pisapia

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  Stevenna Pisapia, Grappone Human Resources Assistant, had a blast volunteering at The Upper Room’s 14th Annual Family Matters Auction on Friday, November 6th to benefit southern NH children and families. While there she helped set up the tables for the auction, did registration, entered the bid numbers, and cashed everyone out at the end of the night. Stevenna said it was inspirational seeing the community come together to support such a great non-profit during a fun night of silent bids, live bids, raffles, and games. And on top of all of that fund raising, 75 children were sponsored directly at $250 a piece per child; the Grappone in the Community program directly sponsoring one of those children. The Upper Room is a non-profit Family Resource Center located in Derry committed to the development of strong individuals and families in the community. Stevenna has previously volunteered and interned at The Upper Room and is very thankful she had an opportunity to go back through the Grappone in the Community program. She’s excited to volunteer again next year at The Upper Room’s 15th Annual Family Matters Auction!  

Grappone in the Community with Jenna Wible

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  The weather was quite chilly, but the atmosphere was fun and welcoming when Jenna Wible, Grappone Ford/Mazda Parts Warehouse Representative, arrived at the Autism Speaks Northern New England 13th annual Walk on Sunday, September 20th. Jenna signed in and headed over to the Children’s Activity Area to set up and decorate the tent. She spent most of her time helping the children with coloring, making bookmarks and Halloween pictures. Each child got a sticker once they completed a craft which they could trade in for a prize. She also spent some time at the bounce house; when the children were finished bouncing she gave them each a lollipop. Families from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont gathered on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University to support Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research and increase awareness to advocate for individuals with autism and their families. Special guests included: the UNH Men’s basketball team, WLNH 98.3 DJ “Mya,” and representatives from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Jenna was proud to be a part of this event, and at the end of her day of volunteering she presented Autism Speaks with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community, made on her behalf.  

Toyota has sold it’s 8 millionth Hybrid vehicle

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The automobile has had a plethora of changes since the birth year of the modern car in 1886. None-the-less; from the steam powered cars of the 19th century, to the most sophisticated modern machines in the world today, we as humans seem to always be sprinting on the technological treadmill of perfection.  With that being said, this very same “technological treadmill” that we run on each and every day keeps picking up pace as time moves along. “As the ultimate end-users of our own technology, how do we know when to grasp onto a specific trend or idea?” Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada likes to tell the story of how his team   couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had  no idea what was wrong, so we worked late every night trying to figure it out. We  finally got it to move around Christmas time, but it only went 500 meters!” That was  back in 1995, when hybrid cars were unproven, experimental machines with a very  unclear future. If we fast forward to August 21st 2015, Toyota has announced that it has now sold over 8 million hybrid vehicles. It took awhile for cultures around the  world to catch onto hybrid technology when it was made available to the public back  in 1995, but after this announcement… “we as humans can faithfully say that not only did  hybrid technology become accepted; it has almost become the norm.”   At Grappone Automotive Group, we …

Hyundai NFL Sponsorship

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What happens when greatness meets greatness? We’re about to find out as Hyundai goes pro. There are certain things that communicate unequivocally to the world that you’ve made it. For actor’s it’s winning an Oscar; for other’s it may be a corner office. If you’re a vehicle manufacturer; it’s netting the creme de la creme of sponsorships . Hyundai has made impressive increases in quality and reliability in recent years, ranking highly in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study at fourth place behind only Porsche, Jaguar, and sister brand, Kia. Add in America’s Best Warranty, and you’ve got the recipe for greatness. The company’s sponsorship of the National Football League is the perfect way to showcase this excellence, reaching out to the passionate fans of America’s most watched sport. Said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America,  “We are huge football fans at Hyundai and feel there is no better venue to reach consumers, increase consideration and tell the Hyundai brand story. We can’t wait to show the NFL’s 188 million fans the great design, advanced technologies, dynamic performance and numerous safety features within the Hyundai lineup. The NFL and Hyundai also share a commitment to helping the communities where we do business, another important aspect of our sponsorship.” As for the NFL,  Renie Anderson, the Senior Vice President of Sponsorship added that,  “We are pleased to welcome Hyundai to our family of sponsors. We appreciate Hyundai’s enthusiasm as we work together …

Learn More About Scion’s Pure Process Plus

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Car-buying for the Digital Age Learn more about how Scion’s Pure Process Plus+ system can make your car-buying experience, faster, easier and more fun. What is Pure Process Plus+? Simply put, Scion’s Pure Process Plus+ system is a way of streamlining the process of purchasing your new Scion. It allows you to do more on your computer or mobile device, so that you can reduce the amount of time spent in the dealership, and go home with your new Scion as soon as possible. With Pure Process Plus+, you can design the Scion of your dreams, find a dealership that carries it, and then buy it at that dealership knowing that the price you see is the price you get. You can even get pre-approved for financing before setting foot in a dealership, allowing them to take care of the paperwork ahead of time. Now that’s convenience! By allowing you to do most of the work from the comfort of your own home, Pure Process Plus+ ensures that your Scion-buying experience will be  efficient, fun, and easy, from start to finish.   How does Pure Process Plus+ work? With Pure Process Plus+ you can streamline your Scion-purchasing experience by completing the earliest steps of the process online. You can choose your vehicle, find a  dealer, and get pre-approved for financing all from the comfort of your own home or office. Doing this saves you valuable time, but how does it all work? …

2016 Ford Escape

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Get ready for the 2016 Ford Escape We are excited to introduce the latest small SUV to our showroom at Grappone Ford in NH. Introducing the all new 2016 Ford Escape…   If you’ve been waiting for a fun, high-performing new SUV in New Hampshire, wait no longer! The 2016 Ford Escape is a joy to drive. Great features like its Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control that allow you to conquer  those winding New Hampshire scenic highways with ease, even when towing up to 3,500 lbs! Its 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission allows you the sporty control of a manual while retaining the ease of use that makes you love your automatic, and an available intelligent four wheel drive system means that its performance will always be a cut above, no matter what Mother Nature decides to throw your way. Brilliant available features, from a SYNC 3 voice-activated technology system, to a state of the arts audio system from Sony, to Active Park Assist that helps you parallel park perfectly every time make the 2016 Escape is the ultimate smart, easy to use vehicle. With the perfect blend of sleek, aerodynamic modernity and pure utilitarian functionality, the newest Ford Escape is the ultimate small SUV for the person who craves style, functionality and ease of use. Whoever said that you can’t have it all had obviously never seen the 2016 Ford Escape!   Check Out Grappone Today! Whether you’re from Nashua, …