Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Apple Auto Group: 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Ford Mustang

2013 Ford Escape
The new 2013 Escape has arrived at the Apple Auto Group. The Escape now features a best in class automatic highway fuel economy of 33MPG. New technologies have been tightly packed into the new SUV. The new technology not normally seen in this class, like forward sensing system or hands free lift gate are now optional. This is truly a new and exciting product from Ford to continue with the One Ford global plan for excellence.

2013 Ford Mustang

The 2013 Mustang has arrived at Apple Valley Ford Lincoln and Apple Ford Shakopee. With a new face the Mustang returns with a new presence. The new led rope lighting lets you see from a far that it’s a Mustang. The new GT gets additional power to the 5.0 bringing it to 420 horsepower. Also,  HID headlamps are now standard on all models. A new productivity screen is also available for 2013 bringing the muscle car experience that much closer to your customers.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Apple Auto Group New Vehicle Highlights

An Article in the USA today talked about Top 10 under-appreciated cars and trucks that are a great deal.  4 of those amazing models are available at Apple Auto Group,  The Ford Flex, Suzuki Kizashi, Chevrolet Avalanche, and Chevrolet Volt are all great vehicles that need consideration while researching for a new vehicle.  The content below was written by Joe Wiesenfelder from


Ford Motor via Wieck
Good products usually sell themselves … but not always. And that could mean a good deal for you on a fine vehicle that hasn't been feeling the love on the dealer's sales floor.

Shopping site has assembled here a list of the Top 10 cars and trucks that should be more popular than they are.
In some cases the sales figures aren't terrible -- but in none of the cases below do the sales match our assessment of the cars' relevance or excellence. But the good news about that for you is that it usually means car shoppers can find a bit of a deal.

Ford Flex

By Ford, Wieck
The Flex tops our list because this underappreciated seven-seat gem is terrific yet outsold, five-to-one, by a similarly priced seven-seater found at the same dealership: the Ford Explorer. Sure, the Explorer name is better known and it looks more like an SUV than a shipping container, but the Flex is easier to get in and out of and has more overall passenger and cargo volume, especially in the dimensions that matter most, such as headroom and legroom. Driving cross-country? Go with the Flex.

By suziki
Suzuki Kizashi

For a good vehicle to get its due in the market, both the make and model have to be known, and that's why the excellent Suzuki Kizashi is seldom seen. Anyone who bothers to look will find an efficient sedan at the smaller end of the midsize car class that's fun to drive and has a stunningly high-quality interior. It comes with front- or all-wheel drive and such bonus options as a stick-shift and a great premium stereo.

By GM, Wieck
Chevrolet Avalanche

Truck buyers are a tough crowd. For example, in sales, the nifty Honda Ridgeline pickup consistently gets its clock cleaned by every recognizable brand, possibly because brand is more important than anything in this realm. Or perhaps because the Ridgeline's work capabilities are legitimately limited. So, why isn't the Chevrolet Avalanche a bigger hit? It can do the work, towing up to 8,100 pounds; it serves as a five-seat SUV or a full-length pickup truck, and it comes from a truck brand. Sadly, the 2013 model year will be the Avalanche's last.

By GM, Wieck
Chevrolet Volt

All plug-in cars are expensive, but so are luxury vehicles, and the reasons for driving both prove to be surprisingly similar. As owners, we know the Volt has downsides, as all cars do, and we accept that they're deal-breakers for some shoppers. But Volt resistance seems to be more about partisan pretzel logic and safety misperceptions than about the car itself. GM's sales expectations were too high, but the Volt definitely deserves more success than it's seen so far especially with the savings at the pump.

-- By Joe Wiesenfelder,'s Kicking Tires

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Oil Change for Hope at Apple Auto Group

Oil Change for Hope at Apple Auto Group

The Apple Auto Group has partnered with Hope Chest for Breast Cancer for the 2nd year to raise money to support breast cancer patients and their families.  For every oil change we perform during the month of May at Apple Valley Ford Lincoln, Apple Ford Shakopee, Apple Chevrolet Buick of Northfield and Apple Suzuki of Shakopee we’ll donate one dollar to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer.  We will also donate $10 for each set of 4 tires we sell in May.
  The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer was founded in 2001.  They are celebrating over a decade of providing support to more than 2000 breast cancer patients and their families in the Twin Cities area. They have raised over $1,000,000 in the past 11 years.  Hope Chest’s guiding philosophy is to ensure that their funding is disbursed locally to provide the most effective support to those directly touched by breast cancer at a time when they need hope. The Apple Auto Group is proud to support this worthy cause.  In 2011, Apple Auto Group raised over $5,000 for Hope Chest and the goal this year is to more than double that. 
  Visit us online at or the Apple Auto Group Facebook page, to view Oil Change for Hope updates.