Category Archives: Mazda
Grappone will be closed on Thanksgiving and will be closing early on Wednesday 11/17 at 5 p.m. Grappone will re-open Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. for the Black Friday event.
This is a day to celebrate with family and loved ones, we hope you all will be doing the same!
Today is World Kindness Day, we figured it would be a good time to announce the Mazda Drive 4 Good event .
Mazda will be hosting this event for six weeks from 11/25/13 until 1/2/14.
How does it work? Well, during Mazda Drive for Good, Mazda will be giving back to the community in a few ways. For every Mazda test drive at our dealership, Mazda will pledge one hour of their time to a local worthy cause. If you purchase or lease any new Mazda vehicle then $100 will be donated to a select national or local charity.
The national charities include: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and the Mazda Foundation.
Come in for a test drive during these six weeks or purchase/lease a Mazda and you will walk out knowing you just helped a charity!
Now tell us, how do you help charities?
By Danielle Roller
Automotive News will be here on Thursday to mark Grappone Mazda‘s 40th anniversary!
Did you know that Grappone Mazda is one of the oldest Mazda dealers in the United States?
We’ve had the franchise for only three years less than the manufacturer has been in the country. Where else can you find a dealership that has such a great history?
Grappone Mazda joined the Grappone Family in 1973, 49 years after Grappone Automotive Group was founded in 1924.
On Thursday, September 6, we had an anniversary celebration at Grappone Mazda. We were presented with a a 40 year plaque by the Mazda Regional General Manager, Peter Donnelly. The 2014 Mazda 3 made an appearance at the celebration!
Grappone is introducing a low upfront price on every vehicle through a negotiation-free buying process.
What does this mean for you?
When you visit Grappone you will see a big yellow tag hanging from every windshield. These tags will list the MSRP, discount, any manufacture rebates and finally the price you will pay for the car.
Unlike traditional car tags, the price you see is the price you get. Our vehicles are individually priced based on equipment, availability, demand, and how long we have had them. We are confident that our low upfront pricing is highly competitive. So confident, in fact that we offer a three-day money back guarantee on any car or truck you purchase!
Our Product Specialists are not paid by commission, their job is to find you the least expensive car or truck at any of our stores that best fits your needs.
We are putting the fun back into buying cars. The back and forth negotiation process no longer exists at Grappone.
Are you amazed?
Grappone, Driven To Amaze!
The 2014 Mazda 3 is at Grappone!
We are excited to welcome the new Mazda 3 to the family.
Here are some of the specs and features found in the Mazda 3:
-You can choose a sedan or hatchback version
-A manual transmission will be standard in the Mazda 3
-A six-speed SKYACTIV automatic transmission will be an option.
-Shutters on the grille that close in certain conditions to improve the aerodynamics.
-i-ELoop: Regenerative brake system that helps power accessories within the car, this feature also helps improve fuel economy.
-Text-to-voice technology which can read emails, Facebook updates , texts and tweets.
-Mazda is calling the new design of the Mazda 3 Kodo, which means soul of motion.
-The dashboard is equipped with a fold up touch screen that looks like an IPad standing on the dash, which is a feature found in some premium vehicles.
Grappone is happy that we can provide a new, great fuel economy, advanced technology, safe, and luxury type of car at an affordable for our great guests!
Don’t forget Grappone gives you a Free State inspections for the life of your car. *For all cars purchased after January 1, 2013.*
Take a virtual tour of our Grappone Ford/Mazda store! Grappone Ford/Mazda is located in Bow, NH just south of Concord and only 20 minutes from Manchester.
Receive a FREE oil change for your Mazda vehicle!!
Have you ever been serviced by Grappone Mazda? Come give us a try!
Mazda is beginning to incorporate SKYACTIV Technology in their cars. The 2012 Mazda3 had added SKYACTIV features to the model, but now Mazda is building their vehicles from the ground up using this technology in every aspect of the car. In order to create a new system in the vehicles they had to reinvent the engineering components.
By now you are probably thinking – what does ANY of this mean? Here is the information simplified.
Mazda’s have a better fuel economy, 15% better to be exact. This will give you more miles per gallon, which saves you money on gas and emits a little less pollution into the air.
When car companies give a car better fuel economy that usually means they lose something from the performance department – speed, handling, acceleration, etc. Mazda had to reinvent the way their cars work in order to keep their high standards of performance while gaining MPG.
A lot of science and research was involved. Now the different components of the car work together better and more in sync. They also made their vehicles lighter, which allows the engine to do less work. The CX-5 is 220 pounds lighter than the cx-7 which it replaced in the US market.
Now for some technical things (I tried to simplify this section to the best of my ability).
Mazda had to redesign the combustion chamber to ignite the fuel faster to help prevent any ‘knocking’ from occurring. Knocking occurs when the air-fuel mixture ignites too soon from high pressure and temperature in the chamber. You would experience knocking in a car that requires premium gas but instead you use regular gas.
Mazda increased the compression ratio which is what forced them to redesign how the combustion worked. By increasing the compression ratio they were able to increase the thermal efficiency. The thermal efficiency measures how well the internal combustion works.
When I walked into Grappone Mazda, just south of Concord, there was a car that caught my eye. The 2014 Mazda6. This car has sleek lines and I learned it also has SKYACTIV Technology. This makes the car environmentally friendly. With less fuel consumption and emission but still has the great Mazda driving performance. Soon you will find this technology in all new Mazda’s.