2014 Subaru Forester:

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The 2014 Subaru Forester at Neil Huffman Subaru is the most innovative and safe SUV in its class.

The 2014 Subaru Forester was named recently the 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the year.

According to Motor Trend, "The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has better efficiency, added power, and increased cargo volume. without a significant increase in overall size. The new Forester provides a comfortable ride with a roomy interior. Its off-road capability is plenty for the majority of sport/utility buyers. It offers a lot of value for the money. And it accomplishes all this while still being fun to drive. For the 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the year competition, Subaru provided two models on opposite ends of the spectrum: the 2.5i Premium with a six-speed manual and the turbocharged 2.0XT with a continuously variable transmission. The base 2.5-liter four returns for 2014, now with a six-speed manual instead of a five, and its fuel economy has improved. The 2.0XT is powered by a new turbo flat-4 engine, with 26 more horsepower, 32 lb-ft more torque (available at a lower rpm), backed by a CVT instead of the four-speed automatic in the previous generation. Its fuel economy also improved for 2014."

The Subaru also comes with Eyesight Driver assist, symmetrical all-wheel drive, vehicle dynamics control, and smart braking systems, so your family can feel safe in any conditions on the road.

Buy your 2014 Subaru Forester at Neil Huffman Subaru today in Louisville.



All-New 2014 Nissan Rogue at Neil Huffman Nissan

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue at Neil Huffman Nissan is smart, safe, and secure. According to Nissan, the Nissan Rogue has, "An available class-exclusive Around View® Monitor to make backing-up and parking a breeze. The system works by converting the view from each of four wide-angle cameras (in the front, rear, and side mirrors) into a composite overhead view of your Rogue. Now you can see your vehicle's position in relation to its surroundings on all sides, avoiding not only the car behind or in front, but saving your wheels from nasty curb damage."

According to Nissan, the Nissan Rogue has an all-new design that is unparalleled, "From a striking new front end, to the muscular arches, along the flowing new character lines, and over the aerodynamic wraparound taillights, the all-new 2014 Rogue has been completely redesigned."

The Nissan Rogue has a premium interior that enhances your driving experience. The space in the 2nd row seating, adaptable EZ Flex seating system, and 3rd row seating, makes fitting seven people in the Rogue easier than ever. According to Nissan, you can, "Pop the power liftgate and you're opening up 70.0 cubic feet of versatile cargo space. Fold-down seats in both the 2nd- and 3rd-rows give you access to every inch of that space. And Rogue's standard Divide-N-Hide cargo system makes short work of even tall loads."

The Divide-N-Hide cargo system allows you to comfortably fit your briefcase, lunch, and the kid's backpacks, with 18 different configurations.

You can easily unlock all five doors of the Rogue with the Nissan Intelligent Key.

All of the essentials of the Rogue are a glance away with the Advanced Drive-Assist Display. According to Nissan, "the new Advanced Drive-Assist® Display does it for you in one central location. It's specially designed to make it easy for you to get info quickly, allowing you to focus on what matters most-driving."

Purchase the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue at Neil Huffman Nissan when it releases in November.


Acura at Oxmoor to Host Launch Party for 2014 Acura RLX

Louisville, KY (PRBuzz) February 28, 2013 -- Acura at Oxmoor announced today that they will be hosting an exclusive launch party to introduce the all-new 2014 Acura RLX.

Bill Haisley, General Manager, said "This is the most exciting new Acura ever! With the 310 horsepower direct injected engine it is also the most powerful Acura ever." Owner Dow Huffman said, "A car this special deserves a once in a lifetime style launch."

To unveil the 2014 Acura RLX to the Louisville area Acura at Oxmoor has announced the following details:

Where: Acura at Oxmoor, 100 Oxmoor Ct, Louisville, KY 40222
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

The event will be catered and entertainment will include legendary Indianapolis jazz band, "The Greg Bacon Group."

Bill Haisley said, "This car has been highly anticipated among current Acura owners as well as owners of other luxury brands." He added that since space is limited if you wish to attend you can contact Arthur Galitsky at (502) 429-0888 to reserve an invitation.

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Acura at Oxmoor has been a member of the Neil Huffman Auto Group since 1995 and is located at 100 Oxmoor Ct in Louisville KY adjacent to the Oxmoor Mall.


Neil Huffman Auto Group Recognizes Top Sales Professionals

Louisville, KY (PRBuzz) February 27, 2013 -- The Neil Huffman Auto Group recognized the top sales professionals from each store. Each year the sales and management teams from each of the company's Kentuckiana area store gather and celebrate the individual and team contributions in several categories.

Dow Huffman, Acting President, reported at the 2012 was one of the best years in the company's 45 year history. He said that success was due in no small part to the efforts of the teams at each store. He said "Our sales professionals are the in many ways the face of the Neil Huffman organization." He added that exciting new models introduced in by Acura, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen helped fuel 2012 sales. He was joined by Kim Huffman and Shane Huffman to present the awards to the top sales consultant from each store.

For Acura at Oxmoor the honor went to Jerry Moore. It was the fifth time that he has been named Salesperson of the Year. Jerry said that without the support that the Huffman family provides every employee his success would not be possible.

Dale Webster was named Sales Person of the Year for Neil Huffman Imports (Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen). Dale said that his success was a direct result of the team atmosphere that is so much a part of the south end location.

Shawn Baxley was named Salesperson of the Year for Neil Huffman Honda. He has been with the company for six years. He said that he appreciated the opportunity and that he could not ask for better people to work for and with.

Rosalind Grant was named Salesperson of the Year at Neil Huffman Nissan. She has been with the company for 17 years and this was the third time she has received top honors. She said that her success was in large part due to the belief that Neil Huffman always put in her 17 years ago as the first female salesperson in the company. She has used that faith to motivate her every day to live up to that expectation.

Ray Yancy was named Salesperson of the Year for the Neil Huffman Economy Center. He has been in the automotive business for 18 years and he said "this is by far the best organization he has ever worked for and that success comes easy when you love what you do!"

Since 1969 the Neil Huffman Auto Group has been serving the Louisville area with great cars and great service. In this day and age of large dealer groups owned by corporations the Neil Huffman stores are still family owned and operated. You can get more information by visiting www.neilhuffman.com.


Neil Huffman Auto Group at the National Automobile Dealers Association.

2013 NADA Grand Opening with Neil Huffman Auto Group

Louisville KY: February 8, 2013

The 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in Orlando, Florida is in full swing and the team from Neil Huffman Auto Group was making the rounds at the workshops.

Neil Huffman Nissan General Sales Manager Brian Ubelhart said "There is so much information the challenge is to pick the very best workshops to attend. "  He said "today we learn several ways to better serve the 20 and 30 year buyers in the Lousiville KY area."

Highlights of today also included speaking with representatives of Google's Automotive division and with representatives of NADA University and partner Driving Sales.

T
he workshops, organized and sponsored by NADA University, the education and training arm of NADA, encompass seven tracks for car dealers and three for truck dealers, for a total of 132 and 16 sessions respectively. Between the two conventions, there will be 61 all-new sessions and 28 new presenters.

The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation's capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealers, with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit www.nada.org.

Since 1969 the Neil Huffman Auto Group has been serving the Louisville and Southern Indiana area with great cars and great service.  In this day and age of large dealer groups owned by corporations the Neil Huffman family of dealerships are still family owned and operated.  For more information about any of the Neil Huffman dealerships contact Joe Turner at (812) 284-3003 or internet@neilhuffman.com .


National Automobile Dealers Association convention kicks off in Orlando Florida. 

Nationa Automobile Dealers Association Logo at Neil Huffman Auto Group


Louisville, KY:  February 7, 2013 --
Beginning today key members of the Neil Huffman Auto Group will be attending the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in Orlando, Florida.  Each year the NADA meets to discuss ways that we can improve the way that the retail car business meets the needs and desires of today's car buyer. 

The team representing the Neil Huffman Auto Group led by Kim Huffman will is attending a variety of over 150 workshops led by auto industry experts covering all aspects of dealership business.  "By attending the conference and workshops we can pick up and share best practices with some of the best car dealerships in the world" said Kim Huffman.  William Haisley, General Manager of Acura at Oxmoor said "Every time we attend we bring so many ways to better serve our customers in the Louisville area."

The workshops, organized and sponsored by NADA University, the education and training arm of NADA, encompass seven tracks for car dealers and three for truck dealers, for a total of 132 and 16 sessions respectively. Between the two conventions, there will be 61 all-new sessions and 28 new presenters.

Since 1969 the Neil Huffman Auto Group has been serving the Louisville and Southern Indiana area with great cars and great service.  In this day and age of large dealer groups owned by corporations the Neil Huffman family of dealerships are still family owned and operated.  For more information about any of the Neil Huffman dealerships contact Joe Turner at (812) 284-3003 or internet@neilhuffman.com 


Neil Huffman Mazda named 2013 Mazda Gold Cup Certified Dealer 

2013 Mazda Gold Cup Certified Dealer Award for Neil Huffman Mazda


LOUISVILLE , Kentucky, February 5, 2013 / -- Neil Huffman Mazda , a Mazda dealership in Louisville, is proud to announce that Mazda North American Operations, MNAO, recently awarded select  Mazda dealerships across the United States with the 2013 Mazda Gold Cup.  This is Mazda's way of rewarding those Mazda dealerships for outstanding new vehicle sales as well as customer loyalty.

Mazda dealers qualify for Gold Cup certification by meeting or exceeding rigorous Mazda sales loyalty goals, customer satisfaction, ensuring that dealership staff participates in on-going Mazda training and maintaining a quality dealership image.

While all authorized Mazda dealerships are eligible, only a select number are awarded this high honor. For the qualifying period of January 4, 2012 through January 2, 2013, a total of 125 dealers were designated Gold Cup status. The benefit period for winning dealerships runs from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014.

President and CEO of MNAO, Jim O'Sullivan says, "Mazda is proud that our dealer network provides our customers with the best sales and service experience in the industry. We applaud each dealership's effort to earn this award."

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

Neil Huffman Mazda is a Louisville, Kentucky Mazda dealership and proud member of the Neil Huffman Auto Group which has been serving the Louisville KY and Southern Indiana area since 1969. 

Media Contact: Joe Turner of Neil Huffman Mazda, (502) 429-0888, joe.turner@neilhuffman.com

SOURCE Neil Huffman Mazda


Logo of the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety

Six of the IIHS Top Safety Picks+ and 30 IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2013 Available at Neil Huffman Automotive Group dealerships.

Louisville KY: January 28, 2013 -- Since 1969 the Neil Huffman Auto Group has strived to present families in the metrol Louisville and Southern Indiana area with great cars.  That tradition continues in 2013 as we are proud to announce that we carry a total of 36 models recognized by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety as either Top Safety Picks or Top Safety Picks+.  

Each year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases it's list of "Top Safety Picks."  This year there were 13 cars on the Top Safety Pick+ list.  TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test.  Seven of those are available at Neil Huffman dealerships in the Louisville, Kentucky area.  Here are the seven with the name of the dealership where they are available:

2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus
2013 Honda Accord Coupe              Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Honda Accord Sedan Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Neil Huffman Nissan, Louisville, KY
2013 Subaru Legacy  Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY
2013 Subaru Outback  Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY
2013 Volkswagen Passat Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY   
2013 Acura TL Acura at Oxmoor, Louisville, KY

In addition, Neil Huffman dealerships carry 30 models that were listed as Top Safety Picks.  Here are those models and where you can see them in Kentuckiana area:

IIHS 2013 Top Safety Picks
Minicars Category
2013 Honda Fit Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Nissan Versa Sedan Neil Huffman Nissan, Louisville, KY

Small Cars
2013 Acura ILX Acura at Oxmoor, Louisville, KY
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Honda CR-Z Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Honda Insight Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Neil Huffman Mazda, Louisville, KY
2013 Nissan Cube Neil Huffman Nissan, Louisville, KY
2013 Nissan Juke Neil Huffman Nissan, Louisville, KY
2013 Subaru BRZ Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY
2013 Subaru Impreza Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY
2013 Volkswagen Golf Sedan Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville KY
2013 Volkswagen GTI Sedan Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY

Midsize Moderately Priced Cars
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen    Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY

Midsize Luxury/Near Luxury Cars
2013 Acura TSX Acura at Oxmoor, Louisville, KY
2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Acura at Oxmoor, Louisville, KY
2013 Volkswagen CC Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY

Small SUV's
2013 Honda CR-V Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Mazda CX-5 Neil Huffman Mazda, Louisville, KY
2013 Subaru Forester Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY

Midsize SUV's
2013 Honda Accord Crosstour Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Honda Pilot Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Subaru Tribeca Neil Huffman Subaru, Louisville, KY

Midsize Luxury SUV's
2013 Acura MDX Acura at Oxmoor, Louisville, KY
2013 Acura RDX Acura at Oxmoor, Louisville, KY

Large SUV's
2013 Volkswagen Touareg Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY

Minivans
2013 Honda Odyssey Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN
2013 Volkswagen Routan Neil Huffman Volkswagen, Louisville, KY

Large Pickups
2013 Honda Ridgeline Neil Huffman Honda, Clarksville, IN


You can read the full IIHS press release by clicking here. The IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. To qualify for the 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. To qualify for the 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK award, vehicles must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests, regardless of their rating in the small overlap frontal test.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and education organization that is dedicated to reducing the losses - deaths, injuries and property damage - from crashes on the nation's roads. The IIHS is funded by insurance companies.