2016 Acura NSX: It’s Coming!

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Good things come to those who wait, and like so many of you, we here at Joseph Automotive have been waiting anxiously for nearly a decade for the Acura NSX supercar to come roaring out of our dreams and into showrooms.

Well, there’s good news and then there’s good news. The 2016 Acura NSX is officially scheduled to hit the market in 2015, meaning that we are no more than a year away from housing the beastly mid-engine hybrid supercar at our Columbia Acura dealership.

The other good news? We’ll be getting our first glimpse at the production-ready NSX in just a few short weeks at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”

And if you like even more good news, Acura has already released a handful of teasers suggesting a beastly sports car that will set the performance world on notice.

Our earliest impressions: so worth  the wait.

Audi Q7’s Carbon Fiber Components Drop Overall Vehicle Weight

Audi Q7

Audi has revealed its new Q7 model ahead of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where many other vehicles will debut. This plug-in hybrid is 700 pounds lighter than the previous model, due to the Q7’s carbon fiber components.

The new Audio Q7 SUV is the first car to use Volkswagen Group’s new MLB platform, probably paving the way for other automakers to do so. Much of the construction of the Q7 consists of aluminum, including the doors, front fender, and hood.

Paradoxically, although the new Q7 is smaller overall, it actually offers more interior room for the driver and passengers, with more room under its hood. Just because the Audi Q7 is losing 700 pounds doesn’t mean it won’t be able to fit a small family.

Pricing for the vehicle still has yet to be released, but we will likely learn those numbers as we approach the release date for the Q7, which is scheduled for sometime next year.

Until then, head on down to Joseph Auto to check out our available Audi models, as well as models from many other makes.

Cadillac’s Massaging Seats Prove to Be a Necessary Luxury

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As Cadillac rolls out its 2015 model line, two of its vehicles will offer drivers just what they need during a busy day: all-new massaging seats.

“Many Americans have the common misconception that massage is just a luxurious way to relax. The benefits of massage are actually wide-ranging, especially for those that work that monotonous daily grind behind a desk or the wheel of [their] car,” said Dr. Leena S. Guptha, who serves as the board chair of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

Dr. Guptha’s statement gives us at Joseph Auto all the proof we need to explain why Cadillac’s 2015 XTS and Escalade models with massaging seats aren’t simply a luxurious indulgence, but rather a necessity in the midst of our hectic schedules that keep us all on the go.

Let Cadillac provide the relief you need to keep going.

The massaging seats can be adjusted in 22 different ways to ensure your ride is comfortable with or without the massage. The driver and front passenger can then further customize the experience by choosing a kneading, rolling, or anti-fatigue massage setting for the upper shoulder, back lumbar, or cushion areas. Once the perfect massage is found, the driver and front passenger are able to store the customized settings for trip after trip of blissful driving with Cadillac’s massaging seats.

Clever Tricks for Keeping Ice off Your Car

Keeping Ice off Your CarThe soft, pearl-white blanket draped over the world outside looks beautiful when you peer outside your window in the morning, but scraping it off your windshield after a cold, snowy night isn’t so lovely. To save you time, body heat, and a headache, we at Joseph Auto suggest you follow these tips from Reader’s Digest for keeping ice off your car:

If you have an icy windshield, drape a tarp or rubber bath mats over it the night before snow falls. Or try something different and slice a raw onion in half. Rubbing it across the windows and windshield the night before will keep frost from forming on the glass.

Sticky wiper blades are useless in winter when you’re trying to clear your windshield, so soak a cloth in full-strength rubbing alcohol. Wiping each blade with the solution will prevent them from sticking or freezing.

You’ve got three options for a car door lock covered in ice, depending on what items you have available. Heat the key with a match or lighter to melt ice within the lock; insert a drinking straw in the hole and blow your warm breath; or spray some rubbing alcohol inside the lock.

Foggy windows can get you in trouble, so if you’re looking for a quick clean, don’t use your coat sleeve. Keep an untarnished chalkboard eraser to avoid leaving smudges as your defrost kicks in.

One last thing Reader’s Digest suggests: side mirrors with plastic bags rubber-banded over them will avoid becoming iced over.