Toyota has sold it’s 8 millionth Hybrid vehicle

Amanda Osmer Uncategorized

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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?”


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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.”

 

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At Grappone Automotive Group, we are one of the largest Toyota Prius retailers in the State of New Hampshire. With nearly 2000 units sold since 2005, we serve all of our guests with integrity, kindness, and respect. The environment we create is one where the needs of our guests come first. We have eliminated the hassle and wasted time of the back and forth negotiation process to make your stay with us a great one and we do not pay our Product Specialists on commission. This means that you have an advocate by your side to help you find the best car that fits your needs.

 

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Hyundai NFL Sponsorship

Amanda Osmer Hyundai, Marketing, News, NFL Sponsorship, Uncategorized

What happens when greatness meets greatness?

We’re about to find out as Hyundai goes pro.

Show your love for the NFL

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 to reach our fans with innovative programs during our season and with our major calendar events throughout the year.” One thing is certain, when Hyundai begins its activation during September tenth’s kickoff activities, the world won’t be able to look away. Somehow, we don’t think they’ll want to.

Visit Grappone Hyundai Today!

Whether you’re from Manchester, Nashua, Laconia, or anywhere else in New Hampshire, you will love our LOW Upfront Pricing! At Grappone, we eliminated the stressful back-and forth negotiation process to put the fun back into buying cars in the Granite State.  Here, we openly display our LOW Upfront Prices on all of our vehicles, so that every guest can get the same great Grappone price. From the minute you step onto the lot, you will always be treated with kindness, integrity, and respect. At Grappone, we don’t just want to sell you a car, we want to form lifelong relationships with you and your family. Making sure that you get the experience you deserve is just one way we make that happen. When you start looking for a vehicle, it’s a big decision. Your car isn’t just a means of transportation; it’s your trusted friend, the place you belted show-tunes from the top of your lungs, and your home-away from home. At Grappone, we have an intimate understanding of the crucial role your vehicle plays in your life. That’s why our non-commissioned Product Specialists are so committed to making sure that your vehicle is the perfect fit for you. In fact, your satisfaction is so important to Grappone that we offer a three-day-money-back guarantee on every vehicle we sell. With that, you can be certain that the vehicle that you loved on the lot is one you’ll love for years. Come check out our Grappone Hyundai dealership in Bow, NH near Salem today and see what we mean when we say that we are truly Driven to Amaze!

 

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Near Portsmouth NH

Amanda Osmer 2016 MX-5 Miata, Car, Mazda

It’s back …

and better than ever! Get ready for the latest, greatest incarnation of Mazda’s beloved roadster

… the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Ever since it zoomed into the hearts and garages of consumers in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has thrilled us with its beautiful design and blissful driving experience; simultaneously pushing the lid of innovation and staying true to the spirit that vehicle enthusiasts know and love. This commitment to excellence is continued with the unveiling of the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata , which is the embodiment of everything you always loved but better. The 2016 version retains the vehicle’s near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution, while updating the design with Mazda’s latest KODO- Soul of Motion styling for a look that is sleek, modern, aggressive, and stylish enough to ensure that all eyes are on you.

In a world where everything seems to be getting bigger, the new Mazda MX-5 Miata remains defiantly small, staying true to the soul of the ’89 original. In one short year, Mazda has managed to shave over 148 lbs from its iconic roadster, allowing the svelte 2016 model to take to the road even more nimbly than its predecessors. Despite its petite dimensions, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale near Portsmouth NH is designed with your comfort in mind. The new, larger cabin boasts more supportive seats as well as a lower driving position that truly allows you to feel like one with your vehicle. Removable cup-holders allow sports car purists to maintain the sleek aesthetic they prefer, while providing the option of a place to put a cup of coffee on the way to work. If the  brilliant design isn’t enough to convince you that you want a Mazda MX-5 Miata and you want it now, the newest edition boasts a plethora of amazing available amenities including a Navigation System with 3D interactive map, Advanced Keyless Entry System, Automatic Climate Control, and a Mazda Connect infotainment system with Bose surround sound on all Club and Grand Touring Models. Finally, the vehicle is equipped with Mazda’s latest i-Activsense safety technology. The Grand Touring model comes standard with a lane departure warning system, , rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring, among other amazing features. This ensures that you’ll be just as safe as you are stylish. If you’re looking for style and luxury, coupled with the ultimate driving experience, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is sure to satisfy on all accounts.

Find Your New MX-5 Miata Today

Learn More About the New Mazda MX-5 Miata!

Visit us Today at Grappone Mazda!

Whether you are from Manchester, Portsmouth, Nashua, or anywhere else in New Hampshire, you will love how fun and stress-free our LOW Upfront Prices make the car-buying process. At Grappone, we openly display the prices on every vehicle we sell so that all of our guests can get the same great Grappone LOW Upfront Price. This means that you’ll never have to suffer through the stress and hassle of a lengthy negotiation process. Here, you will always be treated with integrity, kindness and respect. We view each visit as more than just business opportunity. We see it as a chance to form a lifelong relationship with you and your family, and to do that we need to give you get the kind of car-buying experience you deserve every time. Purchasing a vehicle is a big deal because your car is more than just a hunk of steel; it’s your home-away-from-home, travel buddy, and constant companion throughout life’s adventures. This is why the non-commissioned Product Specialists at our Grappone Mazda store work so hard to help you find the vehicle that best fits your needs. We even have a three day-money-back guarantee on all of our vehicles so you can be certain that the car you loved on the lot is one you’ll continue to love for years. Come see us at Grappone Mazda in Bow, near Concord today and discover for yourself what we mean when we say that we are Driven to Amaze!

Learn More About Scion’s Pure Process Plus

Amanda Osmer financing, Pure Process Plus+, Scion, Uncategorized

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.

Register for Pure Process Plus+ at Grappone Scion

 

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? Pure Process Plus+ pares down the early part of your car buying experience into three main steps.

Build

At scion.com, you can design the vehicle of your dreams. You can easily customize your new Scion by choosing the perfect model, color, and accessories to create a vehicle that has everything you want but nothing you don’t.

Find

After you’ve customized your perfect vehicle, Scion can help you find a dealer who either has that vehicle in stock, or is willing to get it for you. Even better, with Scion’s Pure Price, the price that the dealer advertises is the price you’ll get. When you buy a Scion from Pure Process Plus+ participating dealers like Grappone Scion in NH, you’ll know what you’re getting from the very beginning. It’s easy, transparent, and stress-free.

Get

With Pure Process Plus+, you can apply for credit online and get pre-approved before you ever set foot in a dealership. doing this enables the dealership to complete most of the time-consuming paperwork prior to your arrival, saving you valuable time. Couple that with the time you won’t have to spend negotiating, and you can see how Pure Process Plus+ will make your car-buying experience efficient, fun, and easy.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Near Manchester

Amanda Osmer 2016 Tucson, Car, Crossover SUV, CUV, Hyundai

Get excited…

Hyundai’s newest crossover SUV boasts the perfect blend of features, style, and affordability.

Meet the 2016 Hyundai Tucson…

If you’re looking for a stylish, smart and affordable crossover for sale near Manchester NH, then the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is the vehicle you’ve been waiting for! Design-wise, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson provides a flawless blend of practicality and style. Streamlined European-inspired lines will turn heads, while great standard features keep you safe and enhance your overall driving experience. Highlights include heated side mirrors designed to stay clear through a NH blizzard, as well as a dynamic bending light system that turns the headlights as you turn the steering wheel keep you safe even on the most poorly-lit back roads.  Inside, the newest Tucson now comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen backup camera and music system and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system so you can keep your eyes on the road. Fantastic available features like dual-zone climate control, leather seats, and a panoramic sunroof allow you to create the luxurious driving experience of your dreams, while backseats that can fold flat for more cargo space or recline for maximum passenger comfort make this the perfect versatile crossover to suit any of your driving needs. With great available features like blind spot detection, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, and Blue Link Connected Care that can call for help in the case of an accident, the new Hyundai Tucson for sale near Nashua really steps up the safety game for 2016. Whether you are looking for style, versatility, safety, or simply a really great price, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is sure to impress!

Find your new Hyundai Tucson today

Visit Grappone Hyundai Today!

Whether you are from Nashua, Salem, Laconia, or anywhere else in the Granite State, we are sure that you will love our LOW Upfront Pricing. By eliminating the stress of a back-and forth negotiation process, Grappone has put the fun back into buying cars in NH. Here, we believe that every guest deserves to get the same great price. That’s why we openly display all of our prices on all of our vehicles, so that you can be absolutely certain of what you’re getting from the moment you walk onto the lot. It is our mission that every guest is treated with integrity, kindness and respect. Our goal is not only to serve your vehicle needs, but also to form lifelong relationships with you and your family. This means making sure that you have the excellent car-buying experience you deserve every time. At Grappone, we have an intimate understanding of the importance of your vehicle in your life. It’s not just some hunk of steel; it’s your karaoke studio, favorite travel-buddy, and home-away-from-home.  When you’re looking for a vehicle, you’re not just looking for transportation, but for somewhere to live your life. This is where we come in. Our non-commissioned Product Specialists are knowledgeable and will work tirelessly to help you find the vehicle that best fits your lifestyle. In fact, Grappone is so committed to ensuring your satisfaction that we have a three-day-money-back guarantee on every vehicle we sell. This means that you can be certain that the vehicle you loved on the lot is one you’ll love for years. Come visit us at Grappone Hyundai in Bow, near Manchester today and see for yourself what we mean when we say that we are Driven to Amaze!

2016 Ford Explorer Near Laconia

Amanda Osmer Car, Ford, SUV

Fasten your seat belts…

America’s bestselling SUV for 25 years straight is getting some amazing new updates for 2016.

Presenting the 2016 Ford Explorer…

If you’re looking for a high-performance, smart SUV in NH that will allow your family to take on the world in comfort and style, look no further than the 2016 Ford Explorer for sale near Londonderry! With higher positioning on its grille and LED headlamps, along with an updated roof rack and rear spoiler give the new Explorer improved aerodynamics without sacrificing any of its rugged good looks. In a world where so many vehicles have shifted back towards a softer, more rounded look, the 2016 Ford Explorer is an SUV that truly looks like an SUV. While this new vehicle is a thing of beauty, its exterior attractiveness belies a truly practical design.With back seats that can fold completely flat to hold everything you need, a 5,000 lb towing capacity, and an updated cabin for a quieter, smoother ride, the new Explorer is tough enough to handle the wilderness while providing the luxurious comfort of civilization. Tons of smart, available features enhance the safety and functionality of the 2016 Explorer so that you can have more fun and less stress. A 180 degree front camera will make it easier to see around the towering snowdrifts that plague NH in the winter, and Enhanced Active Park Assist will help you find a suitable spot, scan for obstacles and park perfectly even during rush hour at Market Basket. If you’re looking for a ruggedly stylish, feature-packed SUV that will allow your whole family to travel in comfort and safety, then the 2016 Ford Explorer is the vehicle for you!

 

Find Your 2016 Ford Explorer Today

Check Out Grappone Ford Today!

NH couple buying a 2016 Ford Explorer

Whether you’re from Londonderry, Nashua, Laconia, or anywhere else in New Hampshire, you will love how fun and stress-free car-buying can be with our LOW Upfront Prices. At Grappone, you will never have to deal with the frustration of a lengthy negotiation process. We openly display the prices on all of our vehicles so that every guest can get the same great Grappone LOW Upfront Price. Here, we believe in treating all of our guests with integrity, kindness and respect. We see each visit not merely as a business opportunity, but as a chance to form lifelong relationships with you and your family, and that means making sure that you get the kind of car-buying experience you deserve every time. Buying a vehicle is a big deal because your car is more than just a hunk of metal; it’s your family shuttle, home-away-from-home, and constant companion throughout your travels. This is why it’s so important for you to find a vehicle that will be a great fit for you. The non-commissioned Product Specialists at our Grappone Ford store are dedicated to making you feel comfortable whether it’s your first car-buying experience or your fiftieth, and will always put everything they have into finding the right vehicle for you. In fact, at Grappone we care so much about your satisfaction that we have a three day-money-back guarantee on all of our vehicles. This ensures that the car you loved on the lot is one you’ll continue to love for years. Stop by Grappone Ford in Bow, near Laconia today and find out what we mean when we say that we are Driven to Amaze!

2016 Honda Fit

Amanda Osmer Car, Honda

The Perfect Fit

If you’re looking for a stylish, affordable hatchback that truly does it all; this is the vehicle for you!

Introducing… the 2016 Honda Fit

For drivers in NH looking for a dynamic, multitasking vehicle, chock-full of amazing features, the 2016 Honda Fit truly hits the nail on the head.  Every Fit is equipped with a  multi-angle rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system and headlights that activate automatically when it’s dark and deactivate when it’s not. It also has the option of amazing available features like a 7-inch display audio touch-screen, leather seats, keyless push-button start and smart entry, and Honda LaneWatch technology that bring convenience, style, and safety to the next level. When it comes to comfort and practicality, the fit delights as well! A spacious interior and four different seating configurations, enable this vehicle to fit all of your cargo needs, while retaining the sleek design that you love. With great features, a dynamic workhorse of a cabin, and a streamlined exterior that manages simultaneously to be chic, yet unpretentious, the 2016 Honda Fit is the perfect vehicle for the person on the go!

 

Find Your 2016 Honda Fit Today

 

Visit Grappone Honda Today!

Whether you are from Manchester, Nashua, Laconia, or anywhere else in the surrounding area, you will be delighted by how fun and stress-free your car-buying experience can be when you don’t have to suffer through the hassle of a negotiation process. Grappone’s LOW Upfront Pricing means that the price you see is the price you get, and every guest can get the same great Grappone price. At Grappone, you will always be treated with integrity, kindness, and respect. We believe in forming life-long relationships with our guests, and that means making sure that you have the kind of car-buying experience you deserve every time. In this hectic, modern world, your car is your home-away from home. Buying a new vehicle is a big deal, because you live your life in it. At our NH Grappone Honda dealership, we understand this intimately. This is why our non-commissioned Product Specialists put everything they have into making sure that you find the vehicle that’s right for you. We even have a three-day-money-back guarantee on every vehicle we sell, so that you can be sure that the vehicle that seemed perfect on the lot, is one that will be a perfect fit in your garage. Come visit us today at Grappone Honda in Bow, near Concord, and so we can show you what we mean when we say that we are Driven to Amaze!

 

Better Than Upfront Pricing

Amanda Osmer Car, Cars, Honda, Toyota

If you love our LOW Upfront Pricing, you won’t want to miss this!

Here only for the month of July, our Better Than Upfront Pricing is the sale of the season.

Now, for A Limited Time Only…

When we eliminated the hassle of  a lengthy negotiation process in favor of our LOW Upfront Prices, Grappone put the fun back into buying cars in New Hampshire. Now, with our Better Than Upfront Pricing, an awesome experience is about to get even better. For the month of July, our Toyota and Honda dealerships have special deals on tons of great vehicles. This ‘Better Than Upfront Pricing’ as we call it, means that you get the same negotiation-free buying experience that you love, but with an even lower Upfront Price than usual. Whether you’re looking for a Civic, RAV4, Accord, or something else entirely, with deals like these, you are sure to find a vehicle you’ll love at a price you’ll love even more.Visit our Honda and Toyota dealerships to experience top-notch service and can’t-miss deals!

 

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Our LOW Upfront Pricing

At Grappone, we believe that car-buying can and should be a fun, stress-free experience. This is why we decided to ditch the frustrating and  time-consuming negotiation process that often makes car-buying such an unpleasant ordeal. Instead, we openly display our LOW Upfront Prices on every vehicle we sell. This way all of our guests get the same awesome Grappone Upfront Price. We base our prices on availability, demand, rebates, factory incentives, and the length of time a vehicle has been on our lot. By considering all of these factors, we can be confident that our LOW Upfront Pricing is highly competitive. In fact, we are so confident that we offer a three-day-money-back guarantee on any vehicle you purchase.

2016 Ford Escape

Amanda Osmer Car, Ford, Uncategorized

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…

 

2016 Ford Escape for Sale in NH

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!

 

Find Your Escape Today

Check Out Grappone Today!

Whether you’re from Nashua, Laconia, or Londonderry, you will love our LOW Upfront Pricing. At Grappone, we believe that car-buying should be fun, not stressful. This is why we’ve eliminated the time-consuming negotiation process from our car-buying experience. Here, you will always be treated with integrity, kindness, and respect, and our non-commissioned Product Specialists will stop at nothing to make sure that you find the right vehicle for you. In a world that is constantly in motion, your car becomes more than a simple mode of transportation. It is your haven, your home away from home, and your friend.  This is why it is so important that you find the vehicle that best fits your needs.  With Grappone’s three-day-money-back guarantee on all of our vehicles, you can kiss buyer’s remorse good-bye and sleep soundly knowing that the vehicle you loved on the lot is one you’ll continue to love for years. Come visit us today at Grappone Ford in Bow, near Concord and see for yourself what we mean when we say that we are Driven to Amaze!

Well at Work

Amanda Osmer Amanda Grappone Osmer, Uncategorized, Voices of Grappone

How long do you sit every day? By now you likely know that sitting for too long seems to fly in the face of what your body was designed to do. I’m not a trained professional but I do have personal experience in a lifestyle that involves lots of sitting or being still, and one that includes daily movement….lots of movement.  As with anything in life, I believe you should follow what inspires you but fact check along the way.  The chart featured here may bring up questions which can lead you down your own path of discovery, which is a gift in itself.  But I did not write it, so I can’t vouch for 100% accuracy; it simply led me to wanting to tell you about an event that changed the way I look at the role of fitness in my life.

I feel strongly as a wife, mom, and business leader that we should all make the time each day to move if we are able.  This last statement hits me deeply, as I’ve just watched for three years as my brother Greg‘s body suffered the worst that cancer and its treatments had to offer, breaking him down to the point where he literally couldn’t take a deep breath or move beyond a severely limited range of motion.  He died on May 1 due to complications from a stem cell transplant in which I was his donor.

Flash back to 2008.  After having our third baby in 27 months (apparently the laws of math do allow for that!!), I was back at work full time and came quickly to the realization that I had just about nothing left to give my family at the end of a day.  Between nursing, storing milk, and doing my job at Grappone (I was working in the service department at the time), I was spent by the end of the day.  I committed to getting into better shape so I’d have a higher level of energy, and I’m so glad I did.

Running, yoga, and massage therapy became important parts of my daily routine, as did avoiding sugar most of the time, and I noticed almost immediately how much better I felt overall: clearer thoughts, more consistent level of high energy, less prone to grumpiness.  It had a profound impact on me, and I’m very mindful now of the work environment that Grappone creates for our team.  We have annual boat to work days, an onsite gym, nice showers for the team, and a health and wellness program I’m proud of.

Your health matters.  Cherish it!