Neil Huffman Automotive Group Continues Frankfort Expansion with Purchase of Four Additional Franchises in the Area
The family-owned business plans for the future with acquisition of Frankfort dealerships
LOUISVILLE, KY, August 31, 2016 – Kentuckiana-based Neil Huffman Automotive Group plans to continue expanding its footprint into the Frankfort and Lexington markets with the purchase of O’Brien Gates Chevy Buick GMC and O’Brien Gates Nissan. The transaction is closing today, August 31, 2016. The dealerships will be known as Neil Huffman Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Frankfort and Neil Huffman Nissan of Frankfort, respectively.
“Further expanding our brand into the Frankfort market is a huge step for the Group,” said Shane Huffman, co-owner and managing partner of Neil Huffman Auto Group. “We are thrilled to continue my grandfather’s legacy and his vision for the Company.”
The Neil Huffman Automotive Group currently operates five dealerships in Kentucky and Indiana representing the Acura, Honda, Subaru, Mazda and Volkswagen brands. The former Jeff Wyler Honda of Frankfort dealership, (now Neil Huffman Honda of Frankfort) was most recently added to the Huffman Group in December of 2015. The newly acquired Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Nissan stores are located less than a quarter mile from Neil Huffman Honda of Frankfort, adding to the Neil Huffman Auto Group’s presence on Versailles Road in Frankfort.
“We’re excited to introduce the Chevrolet, Buick and GMC brands to the group, as well as welcome back the Nissan brand,” said Dow Huffman, co-owner and managing partner. The acquisition marks the first domestic brands in the Group since 2009.
“This expansion to provide the most enjoyable car buying experience in the region to shoppers in Frankfort and Lexington is an exciting opportunity welcomed by our Huffman employees,” Kim Huffman, co-owner and managing partner added.
Neil Huffman Automotive Group is owned and operated by the Huffman family and has been a part of the Kentuckiana community since 1969.
A family owned and operated dealership group since 1969, the Neil Huffman Auto Group provides quality new, pre-owned and certified vehicles to Louisville, KY shoppers and beyond. The Neil Huffman Auto Group includes Acura, Buick, Chevrolet, Honda, GMC, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Volkswagen brands, with dealerships strategically located throughout the Louisville, KY, Frankfort, KY and Southern Indiana areas. For more information on our locations, please visit www.neilhuffman.com.
Neil Huffman Auto Group Kicks Off the College Football Season with the #HuffmanKickoff Car Giveaway!
The Neil Huffman Auto Group is kicking off the UofL football season with the Neil Huffman Car Giveaway and a chance for a Cards fan to win a brand-new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sport (1.8T Automatic Sedan).
Louisville, Kentucky, August 29, 2016 – Neil Huffman Automotive Group, a family owned and operated dealership group based in Louisville, KY, is proud to announce the 2016 edition of the Neil Huffman Auto Group Kickoff Car Giveaway.
Cards fans better cheer for a touchdown return in an opening half (1st or 2nd) because, if the team returns the kickoff for a touchdown during a home game, one lucky pre-registered fan will win a brand-new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sport (1.8T Automatic Sedan).
Applicable during each University of Louisville’s six regular season home games, fans are encouraged to register online at www.neilhuffman.com/GoCards, or before each home game at the Neil Huffman tent during Street Fest. The winner will be announced on Monday following the home game in which the touchdown play was made.
About Neil Huffman Auto Group
A family owned and operated dealership group since 1969, the Neil Huffman Auto Group provides quality new, pre-owned and certified vehicles to Louisville, KY shoppers and beyond. The Neil Huffman Auto Group includes Acura, Honda, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen dealerships, strategically located throughout the Louisville, Frankfort and Southern Indiana area. For more information on our dealerships, please visit www.neilhuffman.com.
About Neil Huffman Auto Group Kickoff Giveaway
In its fifth year, the Neil Huffman Auto Group Kickoff Car Giveaway is quickly becoming a fan favorite promotion during home games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. It’s easy to enter and easy to win a brand new car from the Neil Huffman Auto Group!
*No purchase necessary.
Being in an automobile accident can be an extremely stressful event, even for the most careful and level-headed drivers. If you are in an accident, follow these helpful tips to move the process along as quickly as possible.
Address any injuries
Making sure you and your passengers are safe is the number one priority immediately following an accident. Call an ambulance if there is any doubt.
Move the vehicles
If the accident is minor, move the vehicles to a safe place away from traffic.
Note contact information for any witnesses
If there are witnesses to the accident, get their name, address and phone number.
Take notes of conditions
Using your smartphone, carefully take photos of the accident scene, recording the position of the vehicle from multiple angles. Note skid marks, traffic signs, right of way, road conditions and weather.
Assist law enforcement officers
Provide police and traffic officers with the information they need in a timely manner. Be polite.
File a claim with your insurance company
Most major insurance companies have smartphone apps that will allow you to contact them directly immediately after an accident. An alternative is using the toll-free number on the back of your insurance card and calling the company. Either way, notifying your insurance company as soon as possible will save time in the long run.
We decided to run the First Family of Louisville Automotive campaign because we are one of the last family-owned and operated dealership groups in Louisville. We want to give our customers a feeling of trust, loyalty and community bonds. We want to show our community that, like them, we have deep roots in the city we are from. While our group has grown into Southern Indiana and Frankfort, we love our hometown. Louisville has given us so much throughout these last 47 years including our loyal customers and our amazing Neil Huffman employees, who are now our family. We hope our customers enjoy reminiscing with us as we continue our journey to be the First and Best Family of Louisville Automotive.
Learn more at www.neilhuffman.com/firstfamily
This summer, Neil Huffman Subaru participated in the Subaru Loves to Care initiative.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is working to someday cure blood cancers, and through their research, they are hoping to make someday, today. Together, LLS and Subaru will spread hope, love, and warmth to cancer patients through small gestures of hope. LLS and Subaru will donate over 30,000 blankets and messages of hope, written by Subaru customers, to patients across the country.
– Subaru Website
Thanks to the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, Neil Huffman Subaru got the opportunity to work with the Kentucky & Southern Indiana Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. Neil Huffman Subaru delivered 50 blankets with messages of love written by our local customers, along with dozens of bracelets that brought awareness to blood cancers. Our mission with the Kentucky & Southern Indiana LLS and the Norton Healthcare Foundation was to communicate to the patients that our community is here for them. In doing that, we wanted to continue the spread of hope, love and warmth that the Subaru Loves to Care initiative sets forth. We would like to personally thank all of our amazing customers for helping us participate in this awesome initiative.
Pictured Left to Right: Stephanie Ubelhart (Norton Healthcare Foundation), Terry Isaac (Neil Huffman Subaru), Daly Muller (LLS Kentucky & Southern Indiana), and Donnie Pruitt (Neil Huffman Subaru)
The Mayor’s Biannual Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle was a hit this past Memorial Day! The Hike, Bike and Paddle promotes a healthy lifestyle, and is a great way to kick off summer! Thousands of participants enjoyed a morning full of fitness including yoga, tai chi, Zumba, pickleball, and more! After that, the hiking, biking and paddling began!
Neil Huffman Automotive Group is a proud and continuous sponsor of this event. To promote a healthy lifestyle, we were there to giveaway a bike and a kayak! Congratulations to Daniel on winning the bike, and to Greg on winning the kayak! We hope all of the participants had a great time with their families celebrating healthy living in our wonderful city! We will see you again on Labor Day! #hikebikepaddle #healthyliving
The Neil Huffman Table at the Hike, Bike and Paddle. Pictured is Terry Isaac and his daughter, Ashley
The newest edition of the Outback features last year’s redesign plus additional upgrades and refinements. The 2016 Outback is the perfect marriage of athleticism and finesse.
It earned 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus for a midsize moderately priced car. It has a technologically advanced eye-sight system, to have your back when things are unexpected on the road. There is Passenger Side Protection, keeping your most precious cargo safe from harm. We hope that collisions can be better avoided with these new safety features, but accidents still happen. In the event of a collision, the horizontal engine will fall downward, instead of back toward the vehicle passengers. The hood will then simultaneously fold backward, creating a wall to protect you and your passengers from debris.
Subaru uses the Subaru Boxer engine to operating their vehicles. The Subaru Outback is no exception. The Subaru Boxer engine is a flat laying engine that provides balance, power and efficiency. In most vehicles, the engine moves up and down. The Boxer engine moves horizontally, like the movement of a boxer punching. This engine is ahead of its time, delivering even in the most hostile road conditions and still maintains the highest fuel efficiency among AWD vehicles.
Utility and Comfort
Not only is the Outback safe and efficient, it is also comfortable and serves as a cargo utility vehicle. Subaru knows that Subaru owners love their pets! There is plenty of space for your furry friend plus all of your “people passengers.” In the back of the vehicle are rear seat protectors to keep your pets hair from getting all over the vehicle. Subaru Starlink™ is an incredible technology feature of the Outback that includes a navigation system, voice control, automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, and more!
Come into Neil Huffman Subaru on the Dixie to learn more about the incredible 2016 Subaru Outback! You will love it as much as we do!
“As these new safety ratings demonstrate, the 2016 Civic Sedan not only brings new value to the compact segment with its hefty upgrades to fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and technology, it also delivers advanced collision safety performance. With its available Honda Sensing technologies, including our first application of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, the new Civic Sedan offers customers a suite of technologies unlike anything else in the class.”
–Jeff Conrad, senior VP and General Manager, Honda Division
2016 Civic Sedan Adds IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Collision Safety Rating to its List of Benchmark-Setting Features and Capabilities
- 2016 Civic Sedan joins 2016 Accord, CR-V and Pilot in achieving top IIHS safety ratings
- 2016 Civic Sedan sets new bar in compact class vehicles with the Honda Sensing suite with advanced safety and driver-assist technologies available on all models
- 10th generation Civic features next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan, AKA the 2016 North American Car of the Year, has also received the highest safety rating that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards. The newest in the Honda Civic lineup received a rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+, including a SUPERIER rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist technologies, available on all 2016 Civic Sedan models.
Honda Sensing Technologies include:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – integrated with CMBS
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lane Departure Warning 0 integrated RDM
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ASS) with Low-Speed Follow
Honda Sensing is available as a standalone option on LX, EX, EX-T, and EX-L trims and is offered as standard equipment on the Touring Trim.
The greater use of high-strength steel and advanced crash engineering features, including its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, new crash stroke front frame structure and tailor-tempered B-pillars and rear frame structures, help better protect occupants in a collision while minimizing vehicle weight for superior fuel efficiency. In addition, standard passive safety features on the 2016 Civic Sedan include a new front passenger’s safety vent airbag, SmartVent front side curtain airbags and side curtain airbags with rollover sensor.
All Civic Sedan models come with Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System with Brake Assist; a highly responsive, fully independent suspension; Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering; a Multi-Angle Rear view Camera; Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; indirect tire pressure monitoring system; and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat mounting system.
*All information from Honda.
Louisville’s Neil Huffman Automotive Group to Open East End Corporate Headquarters
Group consolidates employees across the city
LOUISVILLE, KY (1 Dec. 2015) – Neil Huffman Automotive Group is pleased to announce the creation of a corporate headquarters at Barrister Commercial Group’s Meridian Building, located at 3810 Springhurst Boulevard, in eastern Louisville, KY.
Neil Huffman will occupy 11,750 square feet of the existing building. The new headquarters will house approximately 30-35 employees, including owners Shane Huffman, Kim Huffman and Dow Huffman.
This will be the first official corporate headquarters for the group and will streamline the company’s day-to-day business.
ABOUT NEIL HUFFMAN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
A family owned and operated dealership group since 1969, the Neil Huffman Auto Group provides quality new, pre-owned and certified vehicles to Louisville, KY shoppers and beyond. The Neil Huffman Auto Group includes Acura, Honda, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen dealerships, strategically located throughout the Louisville, KY, Frankfort, KY and Southern Indiana areas. For more information on our dealerships, please visit www.neilhuffman.com.
The 2016 Honda Civic was Awarded for
• Sophisticated styling • Advanced technology and sporty performance • Class-leading reliability, versatility, fuel economy and safety ratings • Overall value
“Congratulations to the Honda Team. The new Civic is easily the best all-around package I’ve driven, not just this year, but in a very long time. It’s premium, yet sporty, and I just love that new turbocharged engine. A car that’s this good, with Honda’s reputation for quality, reliability and durability, just doesn’t come along every day.”
– Colum Wood, AutoGuide Group Editorial Director
The 2016 Civic features a new vehicle architecture that is sportier and more sophisticated, giving more space in the high quality cabin. The vehicle also features two advanced new engines (1.5 liter turbo). The Civic has the first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a compact car sold anywhere in the world! Also available are the Honda Sensing safety and driver-assist technologies and the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to Civic. The 2016 Civic offers more available features than ever before!
“The Civic has long been known as a smart choice for compact car buyers. Now, with a healthy dose of style and sporty capability, it’s never been so much fun to choose wisely.” – Jeff Conrad, Honda Division Senior VP and General Manager