First Time Audi Magna Society Award Winner
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, MARCH 24, 2011- This week Audi USA released the list of dealerships to be a part of the acclaimed Magna Society and Audi South Burlington (formerly Lewis Motors) is pleased to be the only Vermont Audi dealer to earn this distinction.
The Audi Magna Society award recognizes the top performing Audi dealerships in the United States. This honor is given to dealers achieving exemplary performance in all aspects of their business - maintaining the highest operating standards, achieving consistently high customer satisfaction marks and excelling in overall business performance.
For over 80 years the Shearer name has synonymous with quality, reliability, and honesty in the automotive business. Our focus is about creating lifelong relationships with our clients based on trust knowledge, experience, and this is why one of our family of dealerships has earned this mark of distinction.
So come see us today, we know it will be a "Shearer" pleasure.
Shearer Acura, Audi, Volkswagen South Burlington announces New Car Care Facility
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, MARCH 8, 2011 - For over 80 years the Shearer name has been synonymous with quality, reliability, and honesty in the automotive business. Our NEW parts & service Director Tom Acquaviva brings many successful years in the customer service field, both in automotive and real estate. He brings his knowledge of marketing and customer service to our new Car Care Facility.
At Shearer Acura, Audi, Volkswagen South Burlington (formerly Lewis Motors) our focus is not just selling our clients great vehicles. Our focus is about creating lifelong relationships with our clients based on trust, knowledge, and experience. We are committed to putting our highest efforts into our clients after-sales service needs. As a part of this focus, and our ongoing commitment to servicing our valued clients, we have overhauled our service departments to better suit our clients? needs. If quick, friendly, honest, and convenient service is what interests you; come experience the change. Our service client waiting areas are equipped with amenities like free beverages and snacks, and a comfortable waiting area. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and cable TV or if you wish not to wait while your vehicle is serviced we have two shuttles that run daily to help you keep you schedule on time.
So come see us today we know it will be "Shearer" pleasure.
Visit www.shearerauto.com for more information.
Audi Q5, Audi Q7 have top appeal in their luxury SUV segments, new J.D. Power and Associates study finds
HERNDON, Va., July 16, 2010 - The only two sport-utility vehicles Audi offers - the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 - earned top rankings in their luxury Crossover / SUV categories in the newly released J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
Audi was one of only six brands surveyed that received at least two individual vehicle APEAL awards. According to J.D. Power and Associates, the APEAL Study examines how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based on owner evaluations of more than 80 vehicle attributes. The 2010 APEAL Study is based on responses gathered between February and May 2010 from more than 76,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2010 model-year cars and trucks who were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.
"These latest J.D. Power and Associates study results demonstrate what our customers have been telling us for years," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "Audi vehicles are thrilling to drive and captivate the consumer whenever they enter one. Our company's exceptional growth in recent years is a testament to the quality experience our products provide."
The Audi Q5 combines the dynamism of a sports sedan with an impressively versatile interior and a wide range of practical features for leisure and family use. Powerful, efficient engines, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and an agile suspension layout form an impressive technological package for on-road and off-road use. Highlights such as the innovative S-tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the driving dynamics system Audi drive select are the evidence of the Audi commitment to progressive innovation. The sportiest SUV in its class, it is dynamic, multifunctional and comfortable.
The Audi Q7 is the luxury SUV for sporty individualists, for people who are seeking a vehicle that will take them anywhere they want to go for sports, recreation, and business. It is available with a gasoline engine and the popular Audi TDI ® clean diesel engine. With a standard third row on all models, the Q7 can accommodate up to seven passengers.
Audi ranked 6th overall in the study. J.D. Power and Associates said that historically, vehicle models achieving high APEAL scores have generated faster sales, higher profit margins, and less need for cash incentives. High levels of vehicle appeal also have a strong influence on customer recommendation rates.
To learn more about the J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Study, please go to jdpower.com/autos/articles/2010-APEAL-Study-Results.
Lewis Motors Sold to Shearer Auto Group
Long-time Burlington auto dealer Bill Shearer has acquired Lewis Motors effective July 1, 2009, adding three new brands to the Shearer family of dealerships in Vermont.
"Acura, Audi and Volkswagen are flagship brands that have become mainstays in Vermont. The Lewis family has set a solid foundation for their future" said Shearer.
The current location on Shelburne Road will be retained, but each brand will have its own dealership identity. The names will be changed to Shearer Acura, Audi South Burlington and Volkswagen South Burlington.
Alex Lewis founded Lewis Motors in 1974 as a Volkswagen dealership. The Audi franchise was added in 1976. Alex's son David joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from Norwich University. The Acura dealership opened in 1995 and David Lewis purchased Lewis Motors from his Dad in 1996.
Shearer Chevrolet was founded in 1928, and is one of the oldest dealerships in Vermont. Shearer also operates Shearer Honda in Rutland, as well as Shearer Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and GMC trucks in South Burlington. It also owns and operates Direct Autobody, a brand new state-of-the-art collision repair facility which opened in 2008 and is located behind Shearer Chevrolet.
The Shearer Auto Group will now be able to offer customers the best cars and trucks from Japan, Germany and the United States. "It's an exciting opportunity" Shearer concluded.