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2020 Ford Escape Expected to be Big Hit at 2019 New York Auto Show

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Spring is here which means that the 2019 New York International Auto Show is right around the corner. This event follows the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and the 2019 Boston Auto Show, which both took place earlier this year.

While there are several new vehicles making their debut, the 2020 Ford Escape
has been leading the way in terms of making headlines...

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Ford's 2019 College Student Purchase Program Details

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Ford is providing eligible college and trade school students and recent graduates with an opportunity to save big on their next purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle.

Consumers shopping for a new Ford Fusion sedan (Gas/Hybrid/Energi), EcoSport crossover, or Escape SUV can save up to $1,250 on the purchase or lease of any of these vehicles. Meanwhile, Ford Fiesta and Focus shoppers (through April only) and Ranger or F-150 shoppers can take $1,000 off their purchase or lease...

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The 2019 Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Pick By IIHS

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If you were looking for another reason to love the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, we just found you one...

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline has earned a Top Safety Rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to qualify, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side overlap front test...

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Volkswagen Atlas Named 10 Best Family Cars of 2019 By Parent's Magazine

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For the second year in a row, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has been named to the Parent's Magazine 10 Best Family Cars of 2019 list.

According to Volkswagen, to compile this list, Parents started with a field of 30 minivans and SUVs that passed government safety tests with excellent results. A child passenger safety technician installed multiple car seats in each vehicle, and a “Mom Mechanic” weighed in on fuel economy, maintenance costs, and driving features...

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The New 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition: Everything You Need to Know About the New Pathfinder

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2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition SL shown in Brilliant Silver Metallic
 
The word 'adventure' certainly comes to mind when you look at the new 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition...

Nissan unveiled its newest addition to the Pathfinder at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Rock Creek Edition is a special value option package which offers a unique exterior and interior treatments that highlight the rugged theme that the Pathfinder is known for...
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Kelly Volkswagen Wins Prestigious 2018 Wolfsburg Crest Club Award

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Kelly Volkswagen of Danvers, Massachusetts is honored to announce that we have been awarded the 2018 Wolfsburg Crest Club Award for being a top volume dealership. Receiving this prestigious award means that we have met the highest standards for customer satisfaction, parts sales, new vehicle sales, certified pre-owned sales and service excellence.
 

Membership in the Wolfsburg Crest Club is not easy to attain...

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The 2019 INFINITI QX60 is Awarded Best Cars for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

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2019 INFINITI QX60 shown in Hermosa Blue
 

The 2019 INFINITI QX60 has been named in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Cars for the Money awards as the winner in the Luxury 3-Row SUV category

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of the 14 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named Best Car for the Money in that category...

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The Honda CR-V Has Earned Top Pedestrian Detection and Crash Prevention Ratings from the Insurance for Highway Safety

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The 2019 Honda CR-V Touring
 
The Honda CR-V has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest pedestrian detection and crash prevention rating of “Superior” for the 2018 and 2019 model years.
 

The rating was based on new testing of CR-V's available Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the award-winning Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). In previous tests, the CR-V's CMBS was also rated “Superior” for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation...

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New Safety Features, Interior Enhancements Added to 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Nissan revealed its new 2020 Rogue Sport at this year's 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The SUV has received both new interior and exterior refreshments for the model year. Here is what the new 2020 Rogue Sport has to offer:

A fresh new front end appearance, redesigned tail lamps and a revised trim level are some of the new notable exterior features of the 2020 Rogue Sport. According to Car and Driver, the SUV will include a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, two new metallic exterior colors (Nitro Lime and Monarch Orange) and LED running lights...

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The 2019 Chicago Auto Show: Featured New Vehicles, Live Camera, 360 Tours, and More

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There is a lot to see at this year's 2019 Chicago Auto Show...

The event, which is the largest auto show in the nation, runs from February 8th through February 19th. Here is a run down of the new vehicles:


2020 Ford Explorer:

The 2020 Ford Explorer has previously made its debut at both the 2019 Detroit Auto Show and 2019 Boston Auto Show. The Ford SUV will offer four different engines and 10-speed automatic transmission on all models (base, XLT, Limited, ST and Platinum). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included...
 
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2019 Volkswagen Atlas Named 'Best Large Utility' by MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards

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For the second year in a row, the Volkswagen Atlas has been named Best Large Utility in 2019 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards. The awards were announced at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the largest auto show in North America.

The 2019 Atlas was designed and built for families. The three-row SUV is great for travel and road trips with the whole family...

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Makes Its Debut at Chicago Auto Show

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To all of you Jetta enthusiasts, we have exciting news for you:

Volkswagen has announced that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI made its debut at the Chicago Auto show this February. The new GLI model increases the performance ante with more power, sharper handling and GTI and Golf R features.

Back in 2018, Volkswagen completely overhauled the compact Jetta
to cater specifically to American buyers, with bolder design, more interior space and new technology. 

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The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Comes with a New Redesign, Features, and More

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Volkswagen debuted the updated 2020 Passat at the Detroit Auto Show, and it sure looks like there is a lot to see with the midsize sedan.

The new sedan has no shortage of features when it comes to both the design and performance. In fact, Volkswagen has listed seven ways the Passat will win you over. Here is a rundown of what is new and exciting about the 2020 Passat...

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The 2019 Nissan Murano is Awarded 'Best 2-Row SUV for the Money' By U.S. News

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For the fourth time in five years, the 2019 Nissan Murano has taken home the prestigious “Best 2-Row SUV for the Money” award which was seen in U.S. News & World Report magazine.

The awards, which have been published annually since 2007, include 14 automotive categories. The particular award was presented to Nissan in conjunction with the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. According to U.S. News, the Murano stood out for its “outstanding value and critical acclaim...”

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The 2019 Honda CR-V Awarded 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick

 
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The 2019 Honda CR-V Touring


The 2019 Honda CR-V continues to be one of the nation's best-selling compact-crossover SUVs. In addition to being a top-seller, the SUV has been named 2019 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The award-winning SUV
has been recognized for its superior crash-safety performance. According to IIHS, in order to quality for Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests...

 
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The 2020 Ford Super Duty Will Feature A More Powerful Engine, Next-Level Technology, and Better Capability

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2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Truck

Those of you who are truck enthusiasts, you're in for a treat.


According to Automotive News, the 2020 Ford Super Duty trucks will include a second V-8 engine option. The truck line, which consists of F-250, F-350 and F-450, will have its first upgrade since the 2017 model year. 

Ford has promised that the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will offer its highest-ever conventional, gooseneck and fifth-wheel towing and payload ratings...

 

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The 2019 Honda Passport: Pricing, Trim Levels, Off-Roading Capabilities and More

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The 2019 Honda Passport has already made its rounds at both the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and recently, the 2019 Boston Auto Show. There, people were able to see what the new SUV is all about and what makes it different than other Honda SUVs. The one thing that wasn't revealed was the pricing for the new model.

The new Honda SUV starts at $31,990 and will be offered in four trims-Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite. According to Automotive News, all-wheel drive (AWD) adds $1,900 to each trim level except the range-topping Elite, on which it is…

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2019 Boston Auto Show: Recap From New England's Largest Auto Show

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There was a lot to see at the 2019 Boston Auto Show, an event where you can see the newest vehicles under one roof. Located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Boston Auto Show showcased a variety of highly anticipated vehicles to the public. Here are some of the highlights:


In the days leading up the Boston Auto Show, we talked about which new vehicles we can expect to see. The 2019 Honda Passport, 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and 2019 Nissan Altima were all highly anticipated new products that made their debut at the…

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Totally Redesigned Inside and Out: Introducing The New 2020 Ford Explorer:

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The 2020 Ford Explorer has revealed itself this past week at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. America's best-selling SUV has undergone a complete redesign and is loaded with new technology and safety features. Here is what we can expect to see in the new Explorer:

Two additional trim levels will be added to the 2020 Explorer: the ST and Hybrid. Notable features in the new Hybrid include an EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles between gas station fill-ups...

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2019 Boston Auto Show: Hot New Products On Display

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Starting next weekend, hundreds of the newest vehicles will be on display at the 2019 Boston Auto Show. Not only is it the largest auto show in New England, but it is a great opportunity to see the latest models all under one roof.

Located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston's Seaport District
, the Boston Auto Show has something for everyone to enjoy at this year's event, whether you are a fan of crossovers, trucks, or cars...

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Kelly Ford Named As A 2018 “Partner's In Quality” Award Winner For Second Straight Year

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For the second year in a row, Kelly Ford in Beverly, MA has been named as a winner of Ford's “Partner's in Quality” Program for 2018. This a great testament to the culture created at Kelly Ford by Kelly Automotive Group President Brian Kelly and Chief Operating Officer Brian Heney.

The “Partners In Quality” award from Ford Motor Company is one of the highest honors a Ford dealership can receive. It is an award given by Ford Credit to dealers who exhibit top customer satisfaction and loyalty...

 

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What Is New With The Ford Lineup For 2019


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Now that we are just a week away from the Boston Auto Show, manufactures such as Ford have started revealing updates and refreshes to their lineup.


Here is what Ford has in stock for us:

First we will start with the 2019 Ford Ranger. According to Cars.com, this is the first time the Ranger has been sold as a new vehicle since 2011. In addition to being the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup truck in the country, the 2019 Ranger has best-in-class gas payload and towing...

 

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2019 Honda Insight Named IIHS Top Safety Pick +

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Every year, awards are given to vehicles that have outstanding safety ratings, This year, the Insurance Institute for High Safety (IIHS) has named the 2019 Honda Insight their Top Safety Pick + of the year.

There are several factors that come into play while rating the safety features. One feature on the 2019 Insight that really stood out was its crash-safety performance. According to Car and Driver, IIHS uses a set of tests to evaluate vehicles for crash-worthiness in the United States. One of those tests includes grading the cars on a scale of Good to Poor...

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From Little Things: Brian Kelly Continuing His Father's Legacy

Brian Kelly - CEO of Kelly Auto Group in Massachusetts

From CEO Magazine - The day before he spoke with The CEO Magazine, Brian Kelly, CEO of the Kelly Automotive Group, had a customer come in with a purchase agreement from 1978, written by Brian himself. This customer, having inherited his father’s car, had returned to the same company his father had made his purchase from, and ended up buying a new Ford truck. It’s a testament to the legacy of the Group, and its status as a family-owned business and Massachusetts institution.
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