Subaru of America, Inc. has been a strong advocate for the environment. Not only do they pride themselves in selling high-quality vehicles, they have implemented key measures, from the dealership to manufacturing, to help protect the world we live in. One example is the Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealer Program that sees Subaru dealers reduce their carbon footprint on a daily basis.
Subaru Pacific is the only dealership in California to receive the Subaru Eco-Friendly award. The dealership has reached Eco-Friendly Dealer status by meeting five key areas in successful sustainability:Energy Efficiency Our dealership reduced energy consumption by installing devices such as occupancy sensors, compact florescent light bulbs and programmable thermostats. Water Conservation Our dealership reduced water consumption by installing low flow faucet & toilets and water efficient landscaping. Recycling By recycling material such as paper, metal, cardboard and plastic, our dealership helps divert massive amounts of material from landfills. Waste Management Our dealership ensures proper disposal of waste material including oil, coolant, batteries and tires. Community Involvement Caring about the environment extends beyond the dealership. We are involved in community programs focused on preserving and protecting the environment. Teamwork For our dealership to achieve Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealer status, we organized an environmental team comprised of individuals from each department. The team planned and implemented the necessary changes and upgrades to our facility.
On April 18th, 2013, Subaru of America, Inc. will be on site at the dealership to present the award. Look for an upcoming post with pictures from the day.
LAcarGUY’s group of South Bay dealerships have partnered with Grades of Green to kick off the 2013 Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Grades of Green is challenging schools to reduced lunchtime waste by encouraging students to pack trash-free lunches and to sort waste into recycle, compost and landfill bins. The 4R System that Grades of Green introduced helped divert over 10,000 bags of trash and saved participating schools thousands of dollars in 2011-2012.
The project teaches students the 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost)
- By bringing TRASH FREE each day, the students will make a difference at school by REDUCING lunch time landfill waste. They will know the number of landfill bags produced at lunch before the Challenge and by being TRASH FREE during the Challenge, they will see that number decrease.
- By bringing REUSABLE lunch boxes, water bottles, sandwich and snack containers each day they will reduce lunch time waste.
- The school will implement a sorting system during lunch which will include bins for: RECYCLING, ROT (compost), liquids and stacked trays. Educational games will teach students about WHAT items go into each bin and WHY.
- Each bin in the sorting system will be clearly labeled to support students in the proper sorting process. These signs will educate and reinforce the concepts of REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and ROT.
The Grades of Green team has been visiting participating schools and holding assemblies to educate students and get them excited about the project. Applications to participate in the project are due March 15th and finalist chosen among those schools with the least amount of trash will be announced March 22nd. Judges will visit the finalists on April 16th and the winning school will be announced on April 22nd at the awards ceremony.
Participating schools include:
- Vista Mar High School
- Washington Elementary
- Riviera Elementary
- Lunada Bay Elementary
And supporting LAcarGUY dealerships are Pacific VW, Audi Pacific, Subaru Pacific and Pacific Porsche.
There are many reasons that the newest brand and store in the LAcarGUY family is Subaru. The companies focus on the environment, the outdoor lifestyle, and giving back to the community all sync up with LAcarGUY’s values. On top of this Subaru is one of the fastest growing brands in the United States. During the downturn in the economy, and the terrible tsunami that devastated Japan, Subaru’s sales continued to grow, even as others fell off.
Subaru is like that band you’ve loved for so many years and you are baffled as to why they aren’t on everyones radar, they ARE that overnight success 30 years in the making! A combination of durability, dependability and value, along with a fresh new lineup of vehicles are just some of the reasons more and more people are discovering Subaru for the first time.
With September’s sales numbers just in Subaru’s sales year to date are up 25% over 201, year to date, and compared to September 2011, September 2012 saw a 32% increase in sales!
As we said, with newly refreshed models like the Outback, Legacy and Impreza, and the new XV Crosstrek just arriving in our showroom, and of course the highly acclaimed BRZ, it’s easy to see, with the strongest lineup in Subaru’s history, why more and more people are discovering the brand for the first time.
So many other manufactures now tout the availability of all wheel drive, like it’s something that was never available for vehicles other than trucks and large SUV’s, it is something Subaru has been offering across the product line for well over 20+ years! These years of experience are why Subaru has the most refined all wheel drive system in the industry.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience Subaru, we encourage you to come in for a test drive and see for yourself why your next car should be a Subaru, from Subaru Pacific!
Subaru Pacific partnered with Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach for this special event with Donavon Frankenreiter. Some of our lucky customers joined us for an exclusive private performance with Donavon Frankenreiter before his show later that night. Saint Rocke provided complimentary food and Coors supplied drinks. It was a great night of music.
Extremely limited in quantity and there has been great interest so Subaru Pacific is now taking pre-orders on the 2013 Subaru BRZ. The 2013 Subaru BRZ Sports Coupe is a unique vehicle as it is the first and only mass-produced front-mounted, horizontally-opposed BOXER engine, rear-wheel drive sports car in the world. Subaru engineers designed the vehicle to be a pure sports car by keeping the weight to a minimum and giving it a super-low center of gravity thereby increasing steering precision.
Keep an eye on Subaru Pacific as the new 2013 Subaru BRZ will most likely land this summer. Be the first in the South Bay area to own the new BRZ. Fill out the order and information form today! For more information about the 2013 Subaru BRZ at Subaru Pacific, visit our dedicated BRZ page.
Subaru Pacific is the latest addition to the LAcarGUY family of dealers and now, Subaru of America is proud to announce that it has received three Residual Value Awards from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. The ALG Residual Value Awards recognizes annually the vehicles predicted to retain the highest percentage of original price after a three-year period.
Claiming Best Mainstream Brand for third year in a row, Subaru also earned Best Midsize Utility Vehicle and Best Midsize Car for the 2012 Subaru Outback and the 2012 Subaru Legacy, respectively. Award winners are determined through careful study of the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. Vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand, and pricing and marketing strategies remain the key factors that affect ALG’s residual value forecasts.
“The Legacy’s standard all-wheel drive, above average fuel economy and spacious interior appeal to a wide swath of the market, helping to keep demand high,” said Raj Sundaram, for ALG. “With the bawny new generation of Outback, Subaru continues to build on its reputation for delivering what consumers want in a crossover, the handling of a car with great utility and roomy interiors.”
“Subaru is proud to be recognized as a brand that builds safe and reliable vehicles that deliver on our mobility promise and retain value for our owners,” said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are honored to have, again, received ALG Residual Value Awards for our brand and two of our popular Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles.”
Of the Best Mainstream Brand win, ALG remarked: “Subaru continues to draw fiercely loyal devotees who appreciate the brand’s strong quality and ability to remain practical yet progressive in its redesigns. Dependably low incentives and fleet sales have also enhanced its used market image, helping it to maintain the top spot for mainstream brand for the third year in a row.”
Los Angeles – December 1, 2011 – LAcarGUY is pleased to announce the addition of Subaru Pacific to its family of dealerships. Subaru Pacific, LAcarGUY’s eleventh dealership, will open its doors December 5th, 2011 in Hermosa Beach, and will then move to its permanent location in Torrance the following year. Subaru has not had a presence in the South Bay for fifteen years, but Mike Sullivan, President of LAcarGUY, believes the time is right to bring this iconic brand home.
“As our eleventh LAcarGUY dealership, we think Subaru Pacific is an absolute natural fit for us. Subaru owners exemplify the independent spirit and active lifestyle of southern California, as does Subaru Pacific’s new General Manager (and Triathlete), James Hartzberg. In addition, Subaru’s long history of environmental commitment aligns with LAcarGUY’s mission,” said Mike Sullivan.
“The South Bay has been a great market for Subaru for years, so in searching for the right dealer, we didn’t want to settle for “really good” we wanted “great” said Bill Cypers, Subaru of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales. Cypers’, in town for the unveiling of Subaru’s BRZ sporty coup at the L.A. Auto Show, went on to say, “ Though we had several excellent candidates seeking to represent Subaru in the South Bay, Mike Sullivan’s LAcarGUY stood out among the rest due to his wonderful reputation in both the local community and automotive industry.
LAcarGUY has always been a champion of sustainable mobility and like Subaru of America, is committed to a greener future. Since 2003, Subaru has offered certified Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) including Legacy, Outback and Forester models that meet California’s Super-Ultra-Low-Emission vehicle exhaust standard and Subaru’s Indiana manufacturing plant became the first automotive assembly facility to be “zero landfill,” setting a precedent for the industry. Subaru also manufactures the most fuel efficient all wheel drive vehicle in America – the all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza.
Involvement in the community is another commitment shared by LAcarGUY and Subaru Both companies are known for their generous support of local organizations and non-profits in the areas in which they operate. In addition, LAcarGUY and Subaru have each achieved double-digit growth that they hope to maintain in order to have a positive impact on the local economy.
The LAcarGUY family of dealerships has been a Los Angeles fixture since “Sully” Sullivan opened his first dealership, Volkswagen Santa Monica in 1964. Today, LAcarGUY includes 10 award-winning dealerships throughout Los Angeles and a state-of-the-art body shop. Known for its outstanding customer service, long-term relationships, and word-of-mouth marketing, LAcarGUY is the first choice when shopping for a new or used car. As a local family-owned business, LAcarGUY is recognized as a prominent supporter of community events, charitable organizations and environmental causes. As the number one hybrid dealer in the world, LAcarGUY is proud to lead the industry to a greener automotive future.
About Subaru of America
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.