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April 6, 2014

Acura of Peabody named Dealership of Distinction

Based on measurements of successful performance in 2013, Acura of Peabody earned a Dealership of Distinction award, the highest dealership honor and a designation of excellence granted by the Acura vehicle brand. This is the seventh year that the North Shore dealership has received the award.

Acura, the luxury-car division of American Honda Motor Co., grants the distinction to dealers that demonstrate high standards in all areas that affect customers, including sales operations, service and parts departments, and building appearance and amenities. Acura of Peabody is among 93 Acura dealerships across the country to receive the honor for its 2013 performance.

“Earning Dealership of Distinction honors requires a yearlong commitment by every member of the dealership team,” stated Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager at Acura, which is headquartered in Torrance, Cal. “The ability to set your dealership apart as the best of the best is no easy task. Our expectations are high to ensure we provide the ultimate client experience in the luxury automobile market.”

Acura of Peabody is a full-line retailer and service provider of Acura vehicles, which emphasize advanced technology and engaged, sport-oriented driving in premium passenger cars and sport-utility vehicles. Its models include the TL and RLX luxury sedans, the TSX sports sedan and wagon, the ILX performance sedan with hybrid option, the ZDX sports coupe, the RDX crossover with all-wheel drive, and the MDX luxury sport-utility vehicle.

Pump prices bump up

Regional gasoline prices have remained stable for the last three weeks. Movements of a fraction of a penny higher or lower have kept the price of self-service regular gas above $3.50 per gallon in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, according to regular price reporting by the auto club AAA.

But last week those little movements pointed higher in both states. At the same time, the U.S. 50-state average saw a more substantial increase that approached 3 cents per gallon, the auto club reported.

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