Shopping a used sporty SUV for my wife met with Robert Klaus who did a great job on intro and test drive. Came back next day and completed the deal with Micheal and Michelle in finance. Peter Olson worked with Robert behind the scenes coordinating the whole adventure. Painless process, friendly low pressure easy to deal with folks. the whole team came out to see my wife off in her new car including all the management team and the owner himself, all stood there in the pouring rain to watch her drive away! Highly recommend Robert and Peter if youre out car shopping. old fashioned personal service gets it done.
My experience at Key West Ford
I will share here my experience with Key West Ford. I have spent more than 7 hours with Mr. Peter olson (salesman), he was incredibly patient with me, showed me more than 12 possibilities of vehicles (in my budget). After we pick some cars he took me to do 5 test drives with the vehicles what really helped me so much on my choice.
Today I just pick up my car at Key West Ford just all clean (little issues on the vehicle were fixed just as promissed to me) and with fuel only for me to drive. I would like to thank Mr Peter Olsen and Key West Ford Team.
Thank you so much.
Great service and price
Jeff spent a long time with us and was very friendly and patient without being pushy. We purchased a used car, and on delivery he noticed a warning light in the dash. The dealership took care of it promptly. After driving for a few weeks we’re very happy with our car. Highly recommended!
Friendly, honest and fast.
Sasha was great to deal with. He was informative, friendly and fun to deal with. He wasnt pushy at all. They were fair about pricing and the whole process was easy and quick. Nicholas who did my fianancing was a pleasure to deal with and I would have to say overall this was the best experience buying a new vehicle I have had.
Outstanding Customer Service & Popcorn
From the second I pulled into the parking lot the experience started... I was greeted as soon as I exit my vehicle and was shown vehicles that I was interested in... Customer Service is key for me and when I didn't received it to my standards at another dealership which was closer to home, I decided to try Key West Ford... I am happy to say that I made a smart decision and needless to say I left with a new vehicle that I'm very happy with... If you are looking for a new vehicle I highly recommend Key West Ford...
Organized and Quick
Second time buying a new truck with the guys at Key West Ford. I'm a busy person and they worked hard while I was unavailable to finalize my truck purchase. Peter Olson worked especially hard for me and I received what I asked for. Thank you!
The salesman was nice
I was so pleased with my experience here. I had my kids with me and it could have been worse. Arash was lovely to deal with. I didn’t feel like the manager really got us.
Great Better then before. Keep the good work up.
It was a great pleasure to have a sales person care about me as a client. The other workers at Keywest Ford were very present to deal with too. In the past the after care service was not good. Keywest has change for the the better. Sales people like Peter Olson are need in the car sales industry. Peter went above and beyond to make my experience to be a great one. I would recommend if you are look for a vehicle to go see Peter at Keywest ford. The team members At Keywest ford were very different to deal with compared to my last few experiences. The new team were great. Keep the good work up.
Excellent customer service!
Highly recommend Peter Olsen for sales. Super helpful and very authentic. Definitely one of my best experiences thus far.
Thank You, Peter!
INFINITI News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
Earlier this week, INFINITI unveiled their QX Inspiration concept at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. It quickly captured the imaginations of show-goers and the press, with the EyesOn Design Awards awarding it their “Best Concept Vehicle” honor (see our previous post for more on that, specifically).
Here’s some more about the concept itself, however: The QX Inspiration is a mid-size SUV that will serve as the precursor to INFINITI’s first-ever completely electric vehicle (EV). The company prides itself on technological innovation and this concept is sure to pave the way for the future, serving as a bright spot for the automaker as the decade comes to a close.
A critical aspect of this concept—and why show attendees were so wowed—is the Japanese DNA throughout the interior. The cabin makes use of materials inspired by Japanese sensuality and that are hand-crafted via traditional techniques. Its wide-open, lounge-like interior pulls deeply from the Japanese approach to hospitality known as “omotenashi.” As such, all passengers are treated to a highly welcoming interior that feels like home.
We mentioned in our last post how it’s been a “big week” for INFINITI—and we weren’t joking. Their QX Inspiration concept received huge plaudits at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, and now their VC-Turbo engine has been recognized by ALG.
INFINITI’s VC-Turbo motor—the Earth’s first production variable compression ratio engine—has been selected by ALG to receive their Powertrain Innovation Award. This honor recognizes powertrains that “embody the driving experience.” Any recipient must excel in the areas of efficiency, power, and handling dynamics.
Of course, INFINITI’s VC-Turbo certainly foots the bill and meets all the above requirements. It can adjust its compression ratio on the fly (ranging from a high performance 8:1 ratio to a top efficiency 14:1). As a result, it’s capable of being sensationally speedy while still controlling its hunger for fuel. Further, its single-scroll turbo capability allows for effectively instantaneous acceleration, and its tiny footprint affords more interior space for passengers.
You can find the VC-Turbo in the 2019 QX50. If you’re interested in learning more, call us at INFINITI of Tacoma now!
It’s been a big week for INFINITI! The company really racked up the awards at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, with their QX Inspiration concept receiving the "Best Concept Vehicle" and "Best Interior” awards, as well as recognition in the "Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials” category.
The EyesOn Design Awards at the 2019 NAIAS were given in seven categories and were chosen by greater than 30 of the finest active and retired auto manufacturer design heads and art school transportation design chairs. The QX Inspiration concept was viewed favorably thanks to its embrace of electric technology—it sets a precedent for the brand’s first all-electric machine. The all-wheel-drive vehicle also won big points because of its incorporation of Ma, a Japanese spatial concept. In so doing, the car is able to “create tension and build anticipation” through the creation of open spaces between lines.
"The QX Inspiration is the future of INFINITI and showcases the evolution of how Japanese DNA manifests in our design language in the age of electrification for our premium brand. I am so proud of our design teams in our centers around the world. They work so hard, often in obscurity, on these beautiful designs, and this recognition means so much to them. It is extremely gratifying and I could not be more proud," said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Call us to discuss the QX Inspiration concept further! Also, we encourage you to view our inventory of currently available vehicles!
A new concept from INFINITI is coming, Seattle, and it’s set to blow you away.
At the 2019 North American International Auto Show later this month, INFINITI will unveil its QX Inspiration. This concept will preview the company’s grand plans for the next-generation of high-performance electrified luxury vehicles. With some distinctly Japanese DNA, the design language will be forward-thinking and promote the creation of large, lounge-like interiors. Specifically, the QX Inspiration concept will sport a hand-crafted cabin with materials inspired by Japanese sensuality. Additionally, the interior technology will reflect that culture’s omotenashi principle, which will deliver a welcoming feel while also keeping the driver and passengers connected to the outside world.
"QX Inspiration is the beginning of a new era for INFINITI and an illustration of where we want to go with the brand. New technology has given us the opportunity to evolve our design philosophy – and the new vehicle communicates the serene strength at our core,” said INFINITI reps.
We’ll have much more concrete information on the QX Inspiration concept when it officially debuts at the show in Detroit on Jan. 14 at 11:40 a.m. EST. Call us if you have any questions; in the interim, we encourage you to peruse our inventory of crossovers that include the QX60!
INFINITI has been collecting awards left and right this past year, and the plaudits and appreciation continued in December. Their VC-Turbo engine has been named to Wards 10 Best Engines list.
In its 25th year, Wards tested the VC-Turbo engine against a wide range of power plants from global manufacturers. INFINITI’s innovative 2.0L motor won acclaim and reserved its spot on the impressive list thanks to its ability to tweak its compression ratio on the fly to maximize power and efficiency. It achieves this through leveraging an advanced multi-link system and via the raising/lowering of piston reach continuously; this, in turn, enables the machine in question to operate both as a sprinter and a marathon runner, in a manner of speaking.
Digging deeper, the VC-Turbo engine can actually adjust the compression ratio anywhere from 8:1 (for high performance) to 14:1 (for high efficiency). It creates a total of 268 horses at 5,600 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. at 1,600 – 4,800 rpm. Plus, its single-scroll turbo capability makes sure on-demand acceleration is instantaneous, while its small footprint creates more interior space for passengers. In fact, as a result, the 2019 QX50 is one of only a few crossovers to provide sliding and reclining rear seating.
INFINITI is absolutely the hot ticket for those in the luxury market seeking a new automobile. Today, the company released official numbers for the December 2018 period, revealing that 18,065 total car were sold—an increase of 10 percent over the previous 2017 timeframe.
Things get even rosier when you break down the crossover and SUV delivery numbers. INFINITI recorded their best month ever in this respect, boosting their numbers by 41 percent over the previous month. December 2018 also represented a five-percent increase year-over-year in deliveries for the segment, breaching the 100,000 mark for the first-time-ever.
Notably and more specifically, the QX80 model had the best year in its history. Additionally, the seven-passenger QX60 enjoyed a 72-percent increase in sales for the month and a 17-percent increase year-over-year. Further, the release of the all-new QX50 crossover model also served to bolster sales and capture the imagination of consumers everywhere.
If you’re interested in the QX60 or any of INFINITI’s crossovers or SUVs, give us a ring today! We’d love to discuss our current inventory with you.
(Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 11:28AM by Kelsey McDonald)
INFINITI will unveil its electric vehicle at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show and has just released a tantalizing teaser for it. The highly-anticipated event is going to take place this January and is sure to be a much-welcomed reprieve from the coldest month in Winter.
In the video, the new SUV appears sleek and stunning with an illuminated emblem and badge on the front bumper, slimmer LED headlights than the previous concept, and a curvaceous body. Additionally, EVs usually have less mechanical components so we can look forward to a luxurious amount of cabin space. The brand, which is known to be innovative and leading-edge, has said in the past that it intends to electrify all its automobiles by 2021!
In the meantime, you can get your hands on their latest technological breakthrough with the new QX50. It has an award-winning engine, the VC-Turbo, which generates 268 hp and 280 lb-ft. of torque. What makes this motor so revolutionary? It’s the first to have a variable compression ratio which means it can switch anywhere between 8:1 (greater top speeds and better fuel economy) and 14:1 (power-on-demand).
Give us a call at our dealership of Tacoma in Fife, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment to take the QX50 for a test spin.
(Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 12:00PM by Darby Riales)
It has been quite a year for INFINITI! Raking in numerous awards, breaking sales records, and digging up dinosaur bones have left the new QX50 with plenty of wonderful memories.
This luxury five-seater first grabbed attention in July when a group of 35 scientists took it on the adventure of a lifetime. Armed with state-of-the-art technology and the QX50, these knowledge seekers set out on a 20-day expedition in the Gobi Desert to locate fossil specimens. Out of their fleet of INFINITI SUVs, the team unanimously agreed that this mid-size model was the most versatile.
By November, deliveries for the QX50 skyrocketed. Up by 86% for its fourth month in a row, the company sold 3,009 of these beauties. Its rapid gain in popularity may be due to advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning/intervention, and adaptive high beams.
As the cherry on top, its motor earned a top spot on Ward’s Ten Best Engines. As the world’s first VC-Turbo, this 2.0-liter four-cylinder generates 268 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It also pushes the combined mpg up to 28.
(Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 01:44PM by Kelsey McDonald)
The general consensus is that the new 2019 QX50 is all-around fabulous. In fact, Business Insider conducted its own review of it, and they were very impressed - they even declared it a serious contender for BMW, Acura, Lexus, and Audi.
The feature that they loved the most is the exceptional four-cylinder turbocharged engine. It’s the first motor that has a variable compression ratio which gives it a lot of power and great fuel economy. The EPA estimates the latter at 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which is startlingly awesome for an SUV and difficult to find in its contemporary counterparts; regarding its boisterous capabilities: you get 268 HP at 5,600 revolutions per minute and 280 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 RPM. This vehicle has certainly got the whole package!
Additionally, they adored the cabin which has a copious amount of space and style. Everyone gets roughly 40 inches for their heads and a generous 39.6 inches of legroom in the front and 38.7 inches in the back. What’s more, the seats are upholstered in plush leather with a soft, gorgeous suede trim.
Does the QX50 sound as though it would fit perfectly in your garage? Call INFINITI of Tacoma today, and we’ll schedule you a test spin!
(Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 12:00PM by Darby Riales)
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, INFINITI will be making waves in the auto industry by unveiling a fully-electric crossover. Showcasing their new EV platform, the company will make this premiere at The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January.
With their mission to offer an entire fleet of either e-power (serial hybrid) or pure EV powertrains by 2021, INFINITI is ready to lead the world into a modern era of transportation. Combining elements from the Q Inspiration (displayed at NAIAS in 2018) and Prototype 10 (revealed at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d ‘Elegance), this highly-anticipated concept vehicle will provide a clear glimpse into the future of cars.
If you can’t wait three more years, then you might consider slipping behind the wheel of the 2018 INFINITI Q60. This sleek coupe is dripping with elegance and sophistication while also exuding athletic superiority on the roads. Powered by the world’s first VC-Turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, this two-seater pumps out 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.