Archive for April 24, 2015

Kelley Blue Book Awards Mazda as Best Car Styling Brand

Mazda was recently awarded as Kelley Blue Book’s Best Car Styling Brand as part of their 2015 Brand Image Awards. The awards are based on customers’ perceptions of automotive brands in various categories. All of the data collected for the awards comes from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study which draws information from new vehicle shoppers through KBB.com.

2016 Mazda CX-5 - Best Car Styling BrandWinning the Best Car Styling award is a wonderful honor and really proves Mazda’s Soul of Motion design language is resonating with consumers. The inspiration behind Mazda’s designs come from animals in the wild. The raw power, along with cleverness and maneuverability of wild animals is applied throughout the entire Mazda lineup.

Mazda models are very recognizable due to the design and thought process that is carried out in the new lineup. Just like every person has a story, every car does too and Mazda showcases that.

If you’re interested in checking out the latest Mazda cars, SUVs, and crossovers, come visit us at Steet Ponte Mazda today.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Launch Edition

Mazda gave the public eye a look at its new and improved roadster at the New York Auto Show a few weeks ago, and its popularity is higher than ever. The automaker also announced that the MX-5 Launch Edition would be limited to 1,000 units in the United States. To preorder, check out the official preorder site.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Launch EditionThe MX-5 Launch Edition comes as the first new generation roadster. The special edition is expected to sell out within an hour. Last year’s 2015 MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition sold out in 10 minutes flat. All Launch Edition models will be exclusively Soul Red with a Sport Tan leather interior.

“Along with the privilege of exclusivity and being among the first 1,000 to take delivery, owners will be able to enjoy our latest entertainment, safety and luxury technologies — many of which are unique among sports cars,’’ said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations.

For those of you interested in getting one of these limited edition models, you’ll want to check out the official site, complete with countdown to when preordering begins. Preregister now so you can return once the model is officially on sale. You’ll need a $500 deposit and the full price will be announced later.

Steet Ponte Auto Group Sponsors “It’s a Three Dog Night”

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind will be hosting their annual fundraiser, “It’s a Three Dog Night”. The event will be held at the Roselawn Banquet Facility in New York Mills, NY this Saturday April 18 starting at 6:00 PM.

Guide Dogs

Picture courtesy of Smerikal

The event is to help offset the cost of training guide dogs for the blind and benefits Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind which is a local training school located in Cassville, NY.  This non-profit organization does it all from breeding, raising and training the guide dogs and places them with the blind and visually impaired through their program. The program they use to place the dogs with those in need is called Hometown Training and is very distinctive. The Freedom Guide Dogs’ services are available to people in the Easter United States at no cost!

To help support this wonderful cause you can purchase tickets that are $40 each or a table of eight for $280. Tickets to this event include a buffet dinner, silent auction and basket raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sponsorships run from a Naming sponsor to a quarter page ad in the program. Gold and Silver sponsors and Naming sponsors will receive a mention on TV, radio and in newspaper ads as well as a full page ad in the program book and they will receive tickets to the event. This year’s media partners for the event include WKTV, WIBX and the Observer Dispatch.

We hope to see you out at the event this Saturday April, 18 starting at 6 PM! To purchase tickets to the event click here. If you’re not able to attend but would still like to support the cause, please become a sponsor by clicking here or purchase an ad in the book by clicking here.

The Steet Ponte Auto group is proud to sponsor a wonderful cause that will help others not only in our community but in the entire Eastern United States!

New Miata Club Edition Makes Waves at New York Auto Show

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has made its reputation as the world’s best and most iconic two-door roadster—not as a throaty and angry muscle car. At the New York Auto Show, however, Mazda just revealed the Miata Club Edition, which the automaker touts as the “most aggressive” Miata ever. While it still doesn’t have a crazy huge engine, the styling of the new Club Edition hits much harder.

Miata Club EditionBasically, if you want a Miata but you want it to look just a little leaner and meaner, the new Club Edition is the way to go. It still features a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine—good for 155 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque—so it won’t guzzle gas like an angry muscle car, but it might just look a little more like one.

The new Miata does come with a bevy of performance improvements in other areas like suspension, handling, and more—so the Club Edition definitely ups the driving experience for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. Come see us at Steet Ponte Mazda to learn more about the 2016 Miata or the Club Edition specifically. And check out all Mazda’s stuff at the New York Auto Show right now!

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event Highlights New Download

Earlier this month, Mazda gave video gamers—and Mazda lovers—everywhere the opportunity to test drive the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata virtually. As part of the Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event, the Japanese carmaker set up the video game debut of the new MX-5, allowing Forza Horizon 2 players to download the new vehicle.

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals EventThe new convertible is part of a four-vehicle car pack that is available on the video game to use for the open-world racing title. Joining the MX-5 are representatives from the roadsters first three generations. This includes the 1990 MX-5, which represents the NA; the turbocharged 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5, which represents the NB; and the Super 20 Concept, which represents the NC.

Along with this terrific four-vehicle pack, Forza Horizon 2 gamers will also have the opportunity to win a 2016 MX-5 of their own. The challenge runs from March 17th to April 30th, with the winner being the fastest driver in the virtual Sisteron Perimeter Sprint Circuit on the game.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Mazda MX-5, stop in to Steet Ponte Mazda today!