Monthly Archives: April 2014

Koons Has The Kia K900!

Kia K900 MontageWhen you are in the market for a luxury sedan you are announcing to the world that you have arrived! You are no longer penny pinching, or thinking about one feature in lieu of another; you are thinking of comfort, size, power, and most importantly appearance… yours and your cars.

When carmakers set out to design their luxury sedans, AKA: their flagships, they put a great deal of thought and time into the power plant, appointments, and appearance. Cost is still a consideration, as a famous commercial once asked “How do you think I got to be sooo rich?” But it’s not a deal breaker and if it’s an expense for a sumptuous appointment or performance then the trade off is considered fair.

As a premier dealership we’re always looking to offer the best and newest products to our growing customer base, we’re thrilled to be able to bring this vehicle to the mid-Atlantic region”

          John Fee — GM
         Koons Kia of Woodbridge

All of the major automobile manufacturers have well established flagship sedans in their lineup. But in the past few decades’ new manufactures have been appearing in the U.S. and securing a foothold with less expensive trend setting new cars and trucks that  appeal to younger audiences. They usually start out following Henry Ford’s maxim that says, “I will build a car for the great multitude.” But once that happens, once they secure their market, they have to expand it, move on, and increase their market share; history has shown that the best way to accomplish this is by creating a car with luxury and style that will appeal to their now aging and successful audience.

This is the approach that Kia is taking with their K900 entry, a review from Motortrend.com explains their attempt to enter this high-end market and create their first luxury sedan… their Flagship!

The Kia K900 is entering a crowded market and Kia’s goal of capturing some of the prestige in that market will take awhile. In the mean time, in order to create some anticipation, and excitement  the K900 will only be sold by selected dealerships in the country and Koons Automotive is one of those select few. “As a premier dealership we are always looking to offer the best and newest products to our growing customer base. We are thrilled to be chosen by Kia to bring this vehicle to the mid-Atlantic region,” said John Fee General Manager of Koons Kia in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Stay tuned there is more to come! 

 

 

Tysons Ford has moved to Koons Ford Falls Church and Sterling.

Tysons Ford is now Koons Ford

April 1st, 2014: After many years of serving the Northern Virginia area, Tysons Ford has moved their business to Koons Ford. For over thirty years, Tysons Ford has been at its Route 7 location and it will now close its doors for good.

We are very happy to have Koons Ford taking over the service and sales needs of our customers at the existing Koons Ford locations in Falls Church and Sterling.”

                          Kip Killmon

“We are grateful to the community for their support throughout the years,” said owner Kip Killmon. “We are very happy to have Koons Ford taking over the service and sales needs of our customers at the existing Koons Ford locations in Falls Church and Sterling.”

Both Koons Ford locations have served the Northern Virginia area for over 45 years and are well known for their customer service and incredible inventory of new and used cars.  Service has also been a hallmark of all Koons Ford locations and the customers of Tysons Ford can expect nothing but the best when they come in for any kind of service.

Koons Ford will continue to:

  • Handle all warranty services and factory recalls for your vehicle.
  • Maintain your vehicle’s service history.
  • Honor and maintain any active extended service plans.

Koons Ford is offering all Tysons Ford customers special savings on their first service visit! Or if you’re ready to upgrade to a new Ford, Koons is currently offering up to 125% of Kelley Blue Book for your vehicle and an additional $500 in savings only to previous customers of Tysons Ford. Just present the offers below to your service or sales representative.

For more information on the transition or to schedule a service visit at either Koons Ford location, visit us at ford.koons.com

500 dollars off a new car at Koons Ford

Certificate may not be valid with any other discounts.  Excludes governmental fees, deductibles and or taxes.  Your certificate excludes discounts on tires.  Copyright ©2014. All rights reserved.

Koons Ford Customer Service Discounts

 

 

Jim Koons Automotive is a 2014 Best Places to Work!

Koons is a best place to work

This past Friday, March 21st, it was announced that Jim Koons Automotive Cos., was picked by the Washington Business Journal, as one of the Greater Washington DC areas best places to work.  There are three categories: Small (10-50 employees), Medium (51-150 employees), and Large (151 or more employees).  Jim Koons is an honoree in the “large” company category and this is the fifth year that we’ve been selected.  It’s an honor to be among this group of distinguished corporations and we’re proud of all of our employees who’ve made this award possible.

Our employees have helped make us one of the nation’s biggest automotive dealers, the hard work and dedication they bring to the workplace each and every day is inspiring and they make our company a great work environment.”
                             Jim Koons

In order for a company to be selected they first need to submit an application, this submission will start the evaluation process.  Each company application requires a survey to be administered to all of its employees, in order for a fair evaluation to be obtained a sliding scale of responses are needed (the scale is based on company size). The survey rates a company against 10 criteria; Team effectiveness, Retention, Employee alignment with company goals, Trust with co-workers, Individual contribution, Manager effectiveness, Trust in senior leaders, Feeling valued, Work engagement, and People practices. All applications needed to be submitted by January 31st, 2014 and a significant number of surveys needed to be completed by February 28th, 2014 in order for the company to be eligible.

Once the application is submitted the auditing company (Quantum Market Research) tabulated the employee surveys and those responses actually determined the results and rankings.  All nominees need to have operations in the greater Washington DC area in order to be considered, that area covers DC, NoVA and Central Maryland.  There are other aspects to the eligibility criteria but the three mentioned here are the most important. This is the fifth time that Koons has made it on the list and every time the group of applicants and honorees have been remarkable.  From Small to large the field is made up of very impressive firms and Koons Automotive is honored to be in their company.

Koons has always placed a great deal of value on how our employees take care of our customers, both new and returning. That value starts with our hiring process and we’ve always made a point of hiring the best and most knowledgeable employees around and then treating them professionally. “Our employees have helped make us one of the nation’s biggest automotive dealers, the hard work and dedication they bring to the workplace each and every day is inspiring and they make our company a great work environment.” stated Jim Koons.

Congratulations to all of the companies and their employees in this year’s Best Places to Work competition.  The DC area has long been a great place for tourists to visit, families to raise their children, and for companies to locate themselves in.  Rankings will be announced at a gala event in Tysons Corner on May 9th. ♛