Lincoln’s 2016 Sales Finish Strong

2017 Lincoln Continental - Beckley, WV

Thanks to cars like the Continental, Lincoln is prospering.

Both here in the United States and across the world in China, Lincoln’s 2016 sales are an excellent sign. U.S. sales finished off with a 10% gain, Lincoln’s best sales in nine years. In addition, sales in China tripled over the past year, making Lincoln the fastest-growing luxury brand there.

“The momentum is both gratifying and encouraging,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “We’re pleased clients are recognizing the superior experiences and vehicles Lincoln offers.”

Here in the U.S., Lincoln’s sales growth was especially significant. Lincoln saw a 10% growth, while the rest of the luxury market grew by less than 1%. The best markets for Lincoln included New York with sales growth of 13%; Florida, which was up by 10%; and New Jersey, where sales jumped 9%.

The all-new Continental helped give 2016 a big finish, with December sales up 18% when compared to December 2015. In fact, the flagship Continental was single-handedly responsible for 64% of December growth.

In December, Lincoln sold 1,845 Continental sedans, up from 1,419 in November. In addition, the Continental outsold both the Audi A6 and Lexus GS.

Here at Mountaineer Lincoln, we had a great 2016, too. And, with these excellent sales numbers, we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings.

Cook Up Something Delicious during National Blueberry Month

One of the most delicious summertime treats is fresh berries and nothing quite says summer like juicy, sweet blueberries. July is recognized as National Blueberry Month and if you love blueberries, here are some unique recipes to try.

national blueberry month

  • Blueberry Breakfast Cookies. Cookies for breakfast? You bet. This recipe combines a lot of powerful ingredients with some delicious goodness, too. You’ll be wanting to eat breakfast cookies every day before you head to work.
  • Boozy Blueberry Floats. This adults-only dessert combines the crisp taste of fresh blueberries with blueberry-flavored vodka and ice cream.
  • Blueberry Pizza. You might think blueberries on pizza sounds a bit weird, but with this recipe, it combines the sweet taste of blueberries with creamy whipped ricotta and caramelized shallots. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed.
  • Blueberry Soup. Combine blueberries with honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon to create this deliciously sweet soup that can be served hot or cold.
  • Hot Blueberry Cheddar Dip. Who knew creamy melted cheese mixed with blueberries could taste so good? Give this creamy dip recipe a go and see how decadent you feel.

Which blueberry recipes are you most excited to try this month? Share you favorites with us in the comments below.

5 Surprising Facts about Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Beckley. That means families can enjoy a hearty feast of everyone’s feathered friend: the turkey. However, there may be some things you didn’t quite know about this big old bird. Here is a list of 5 surprising facts about turkeys.

  1. Benjamin Franklin never voted for the turkey to be the national bird. He merely stated that it was a more majestic bird than the Bald Eagle. America disagreed.
  2. Male turkeys have a stretch of flesh over their beak, which is called a snood. Females lack this snood over their beak.
  3. In order to attract a mate, male turkeys will spread their wings and puff out their chest, similarly to a peacock.
  4. Wild turkeys are able to reach speeds of up to 55 mph when they fly through the air.
  5. Turkeys can have up to 6,000 feathers. Imagine having to pluck all those out before you could eat one!

From our family at Mountaineer Lincoln to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Facts about Turkeys

Warming Up Your Car: Unnecessary Luxury or Requirement?

Warming Up Your Car

As the temperatures begin to drop, the time of the year in which you dread heading out to your freezing cold car draws nearer.

 

Over the years, the concept of “warming up your car” has received different responses. While many consider it a necessary evil, others point out that it wastes a significant amount of energy, while producing emissions.

 

However, the current consensus says that while you should warm up your car, it takes much less time than one might think. And it’s not really the engine that needs to heat up nor the heater – it’s the fluids.

 

Specifically, the lubricating fluids that make everything run smoothly need to be heated up, as they’ve likely frozen over night. Even if they aren’t frozen solid, they won’t function properly until heated to their regular temperature.

 

Just a minute or so of heating up, and you should be good to go. That aside, however long you leave your car to heat up is based on personal preference—but remember, idling for long can waste gas and harm the environment. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. To get in a freezing cold Lincoln, or not to get in a freezing cold Lincoln, that is the question.

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