Kia K900 is the 2015 Urban Car of the Year

The Urban Wheel Awards, or UWA, is a global marketing initiative; the Award promotes diversity awareness in the automotive industry. It also serves as an event that allows businesses, media, celebrities, politicians, trade organizations and the community to network during the North American International Auto Show.

This year, the K900, available at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall, won the 2015 Urban Car of the Year Award from Decisive Magazine. The K900 is Kia’s luxury flagship vehicle that boasts world-class craftsmanship, design and materials. It also has a very competitive price.

The 420-horsepower K900 is not only luxurious, but it has power and is elegant. This model shows just how far Kia has come since its introduction to the United States some 20 years ago.

This year’s annual Urban Wheel Awards ceremony was the 19th; and it is the official multicultural event of the North American International Auto Show. The UWA award winners must have elegance and refinement. The K900 has premium amenities, world-class features and impressive performance to go along with the elegance and refinement – and it is an affordable luxury vehicle. This is what caught the attention of the jurors for the UWA and what made them choose the K900 this year.

Challenging Convention

According to Michael Sprague, the executive vice president of sales and marketing for Kia Motors America, the Kia brand has “always challenged convention and redefined the notion of what value is.” And, he stated that “To be recognized by Decisive Magazine and the Urban Wheel Awards jurors for the Urban Car of the Year Award is an indication that our first foray into the premium luxury segment has the right combination of design, craftsmanship, technology – and value – to be a winner.” A UWA juror, Les Jackson, called Kia K900 owners “savvy, trendy professionals.”

Visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall

To learn more about the 2015 Kia K900 including all of the convenience, entertainment, security and safety features this vehicle has, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to take a test drive. Take note of the style of the K900 and convenience features such as a larger rear seat, heated front and rear seats, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, parking assist and the many airbags this vehicle has.


Is Your Vehicle Prepared for Winter?

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Winter isn’t coming – it’s already here! If you haven’t prepared your vehicle for winter yet, then you’re way overdue and should schedule an appointment at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to have your vehicle serviced and prepared for the rest of the winter.


If you are driving on summer tires or all-season tires with low tread, you’re just asking for trouble. If the tread on your tires is low the tires are dangerous any time of year. Without tread, your vehicle won’t get traction in wet or snowy conditions, and could even slip on dry roads that have sand or other debris on them.

Brakes, Suspension and Steering

The brake, suspension and steering systems should also be in top-notch condition, especially during the winter months. If the suspension is worn, it could cause problems with steering and braking. Problems with these three systems are worse in the winter when you might slide on a slippery road or if you are trying to regain control after someone slides into you. Make sure all three systems are in excellent working condition.

Charging System

If the battery isn’t in the best condition and barely takes a charge, replace it. Cold weather takes a lot out of a battery and while it might work fine during warm weather, you will have trouble starting your vehicle in cold weather. Furthermore, if your battery doesn’t have a charge or has a low charge and the temperatures drop below freezing, you could damage the battery’s cells to the point it won’t hold a charge at all.

If the alternator is charging but not enough, replace it. Don’t wait until it ruins the battery. The alternator should be charging at 13.7 plus or minus. If it’s charging right at 12 volts, that is not enough as the battery is a 12-volt battery. The techs at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall will test your charging system for you and will recommend whether you should have a new battery, alternator or both.

Belts and Hoses

Be sure to have your belts and hoses checked. If the belts look dry-rotted or are slipping, replace them before they leave you stranded on a cold highway. The same goes for the hoses – if they are cracked or soft, they should be replaced.

Call for an Appointment

Contact Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall for a service appointment as soon as possible if you haven’t had your vehicle serviced for winter yet.


Upcoming Events in New Jersey

Even though it’s still cold, you can still find events to get you out of the house – and that means traveling. If you are considering a new vehicle or a pre-owned vehicle, now is the time to visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall or Sansone Jr.’s EZ Auto Center to pick up your new or new-to-you vehicle. If you are not planning on a new vehicle until a little later, you’ll still need to make sure you current vehicle is mechanically sound. Call our service department for an appointment for maintenance before you head out to these February events.

Elegant Bridal Shows: The Saddle Brook Marriott

This bridal show takes place on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The Saddle Brook Marriott is located at 138 New Pehle Avenue, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, 07663. See the latest in designer gowns and tuxedos, meet the area’s wedding vendors and professional experts, listen to live band and live DJ performances, pick up a bridal bag with popular gifts and magazines, and get a chance to receive honeymoon, Broadway show tickets, a bachelorette party and Katie Couric VIP ticket giveaways. For more information visit

Vintage Costume Jewelry Show

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On Saturday, February 7, 2015 and the first Saturday of every month thereafter, visit the Sparta Avenue Stage for the Vintage Costume Jewelry Show from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Sparta Avenue Stage is located at 10 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, New Jersey, 07871. Get dazzling vintage costume jewelry from 1880 to 1980 in mint condition. Prices are reasonable and admission is fee. For more information call (201) 213-2146.

Cape May Crafts and Antiques in Winter

On Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15, 2015 you’ll be able to see some of the region’s most sought-after dealers and craftspeople at Antiques in Winter. This event is held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey, 08204. This show gives you the chance to pick up unique handmade items, glassware, antiques, furniture and more. For more information visit

Visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall or EZ Auto Center

Visit Sansone Jr.s 66 Automall to test drive a new vehicle or EZ Auto Center to test drive a new-to-you vehicle. Or, call us to set up a service appointment for service or our vehicle’s scheduled maintenance.


2015 Nissan Armada Platinum

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall if you are in the market for an SUV that has tons of brains and brawn – and great looks inside and out. The 2015 Nissan Armada Platinum features a 9,000-pound towing capacity on four-wheel drive models and can tow up to 8,200 pounds on the two-wheel drive version.

Engine, Transmission and Suspension

The Armada Platinum features a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that puts out 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque to make pulling huge toys a breeze. The five-speed automatic transmission gives you a smooth ride and features a tow/haul mode. Combine this power with a four-wheel independent suspension and you have a vehicle that rides smooth enough for road trips and can tow your toys.

Exterior Features

The exterior of the 2015 Armada features 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum alloy wheels, all-season tires, a front sonar system that senses objects up to six feet away, dual power folding heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, chrome grille, chrome exhaust finisher, chrome side molding inserts and a chrome roof rack and a tinted moon roof.

Interior Features

The interior features heated seats, a heated steering wheel, memory settings for the driver’s seat, pedals and side view mirrors, 3-month trial of NavTraffic and NavWeather, a 7-inch color touch screen monitor, voice recognition, Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System, rearview camera, a mobile entertainment system with dual 7-inch head restraint-mounted monitors and wood tone trim.

Safety Features

Safety features include Nissan’s advanced air bag system that use occupant classification and seat belt sensors, dual stage supplemental front air bags, front side impact supplemental air bags and a roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bag.

Additional features include the LATCH system for child seats, four-wheel ABS brakes, vehicle dynamic control (stability control), traction control and the active brake limited slip system to help reduce wheel spin.

Available Packages

In addition to all of the convenience, safety, security and entertainment features, you can add two packages to the Armada. The Second-Row Captain’s Chairs Package includes captain’s chairs with tip-up easy entry and a padded center console.

You can also add the Platinum Reserve Package that includes 20-inch, seven-spoke dark chrome-clad alloy wheels, dark chrome exterior trim, two-tone chocolate/almond leather-appointed interior, light anigre wood trim, chocolate carpeting with Platinum Reserve embroidered floor mats, chocolate leather-wrapped steering wheel, a cup holder lid for the center console, Platinum Reserve interior and exterior badging, chocolate interior trim on the instrument panel and dark satin chrome interior accents.

Visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall

Visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to learn more about the 2015 Nissan Armada Platinum and to test drive this new SUV.


2015 Kia Soul EV

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If you are in the market for an electric vehicle, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive the 2015 Kia Soul EV. This model gets 120 mpg* in the city and 92 mpg* on the highway. The electric engine is backed by a one-speed direct drive transmission.

Interior Features

Interior features include multilevel heated driver and front passenger seats, split folding rear seat back, hands-free entry, one-touch power windows, a trip computer, external temperature display, cruise control, front cup holders, front and rear door pockets, a tilt and telescopic heated leather steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls, electric power steering, a rear view camera, interior air filtration, climate control, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors and door mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM stereo, USB connection, auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and six speakers. Telematics include navigation with voice activation, Bluetooth, UVO eServices and real-time traffic.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS brakes, ventilated front brake rotors, traction control, stability control, an engine immobilizer, emergency braking assist, daytime running lights, auto-delay off headlights, dusk sensing headlights, variably intermittent wipers, a rear window wiper and defogger, a tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags and a passenger airbag occupant sensor.

Available Options

Available options include a paint protection film package, wheel locks, puddle lamps, a carpeted cargo seat back tray, illuminated scuff plates, a cargo net, cargo tray, carpeted floor mats and an EC mirror with compass and HomeLink.


The Kia has plenty of room for four adults. The front features 39.6 inches of headroom, 40.9 inches of legroom, 53.2 inches of hiproom and 55.5 inches of shoulder room. The rear features 49.3 inches of hiproom, 36 inches of legroom, 39.5 inches of headroom and 54.7 inches of shoulder room.

Visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall

To learn more about the 2015 Kia Soul EV, including all entertainment, convenience, safety and security features, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive this model. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials we may be running when you come in.


Why Buy from 66 Automall?

Buying a new vehicle could be stressful depending on the dealership. We at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall take the stress out of buying a new vehicle by providing several benefits. Of course, you still have to choose the vehicle and ensure that it is in your financial ability; and choose whether leasing or buying is better for you.

Money Back Guarantee

One of the biggest benefits we offer that most dealerships do not is our easy 48-Hour 100 percent money back guarantee when you purchase a new vehicle. As long as the vehicle is in the same condition as when you took it and you have less than 100 miles on it, we will take it back. This does exclude special order vehicles and vehicles sold “as is.”

One-to-One Rewards Program and Referral Program

We also have a One-to-One Rewards program through Nissan for our customers. Visit us to learn more about the One-to-One Rewards program. Additionally, our EZ Referral Network allows you to earn up to $200 for referring your friends and family to us. Sign up for the EZ Referral Network with your favorite salesperson.

Servicing and Detailing

Part of buying a new vehicle is servicing it at the appropriate times. We offer pick up and drop off service, loaner cars, rental cars and shuttle service to make servicing your new vehicle easier. We understand that you may have to get to work or run other errands while your vehicle is in the shop and make being without your vehicle as painless as possible. We also offer one full detail per year for four years on your new vehicle.

Express Oil Filter Service

Getting your vehicle’s oil changed is one of the most important services you can do, even though doing it is often an inconvenience. We don’t require an appointment for our Express Oil Filter Service and will change your oil and have you back on the road in about 30 minutes.

Free Towing

If something should ever happen to your vehicle, we offer free towing – up to $75 in towing fees – to our service department. Simply call and let us know that you need a tow and we will come get you.

Electric Charging Stations

If you bought an electric vehicle and need to get it charged while you are in the area, stop by to use our electric charging stations.

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall today to test drive your next new vehicle and to learn more about our benefits and rewards.


2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Base Model

The 2015 Kia Optima hybrid base and EX models will soon be available at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall. Stop by our showroom for more information on the Optima hybrid and to learn why you should choose this hybrid sedan for your next vehicle.


The 2015 Kia Optima hybrid base model features a front grille, side sills and front and rear bumper valence that is unique only to the Optima hybrid model. It features chrome finish door handles, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, solar control glass, projector beam headlights, variably intermittent wipers and a heated rear glass with timer.

The Optima hybrid base model comes standard with 16-inch allow wheels, 205/65/R16 tires and a spare tire.

Entertainment and Convenience Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 player, SiriusXM radio, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a USB port, supervision meter cluster with Thin Film Transistor, an active eco system, one-touch up and down front windows, power door locks, push button start, engine immobilizer, dual zone automatic temperature control air conditioning, a front center console with an armrest and cup holders, a folding rear center armrest with cup holders and dual illuminated vanity mirrors.

Additional features include a six-way adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob and satin chrome inside door handles.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, hill start assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear crumple zones, side impact door beams and an impact-absorbing steering column.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Optima hybrid features a 2.4-liter gas engine with a full parallel hybrid system. The gas engine features dual continuously variable valve timing and multi-point injection. This combination makes 159 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 154 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm.

The electric motor, an interior-permanent magnet synchronous motor makes 47 horsepower from 1,630 to 3,000 rpm and 151 pound-feet of torque up to 1,630 rpm. This system is backed by an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission.

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Autmall today to learn more about the 2015 Kia Optima hybrid.


Inventory Under 12K!

Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall has a large inventory of vehicles under $12,000 – and these will make perfect Christmas gifts for a teen that just got his or her license. These vehicles are also perfect for those who need an inexpensive vehicle to get back and forth to work.

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

This Sebring Convertible Touring features a V-6 engine and automatic transmission. You can pick this up for $3,966.

2005 Saturn Ion

This quad coupe 2005 Saturn Ion is available for just $4,435. It features a four-cylinder engine and manual transmission; and it’s perfect for someone who needs a vehicle that gets excellent fuel mileage.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu S

This four-door 2005 Chevrolet Malibu S features a V-6 engine and automatic transmission. And, it has just under 88,000 miles on it – it’s barely broken in! This medium gray metallic sedan is perfect for those who need a comfortable yet inexpensive vehicle for commuting and road trips.

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

Pick up this blue Cobalt LT with an automatic transmission for just $6,966. With just under 102,000 miles on it, it’s perfect for commuting or a teen just starting to drive.

2009 Nissan Versa

This 2009 Nissan Versa hatchback has just under 76,000 miles on it, so will last someone for many years to come. The four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission means that it gets good fuel mileage. You can pick this up for $6,966.

2005 Cadillac STS

If you want luxury but are not so keen on paying luxury prices, stop by to test drive the 2005 Cadillac STS. With just over 131,000 miles on it, this four-door sedan will last you for many years. Pick up this black raven caddie with a V-6 engine for just $6,966.

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

If you’re looking for a crossover SUV, stop by to test drive the 2007 Chevrolet HHR LT. With just over 97,000 miles and a price tag of $7,466, you can’t go wrong. This imperial blue metallic not only looks good, but the four-cylinder engine ensures that it will get good gas mileage.

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall today to test drive these or any of the other vehicles we have that are under $12,000, including a 2002 Ford F-150 XL Supercab, a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant ES, 2008 Pontiac G6, 2005 Nissan Xterra S, 2008 Nissan Altima S, 2012 Fiat 500 and a 2012 Mazda Mazda3.


Nissan’s Holiday Event

Have you had your eye on the Nissan Altima but were waiting for the 2015 model year? It’s at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall and you can pick one up at a discount if you come in before the end of the year during our Nissan Holiday Event.

We are celebrating our best Nissan sales year by giving up to $1,000 owner loyalty bonus cash on the purchase of a 2014 or 2015 Nissan Altima. Additionally, we have other special offers on the Altima including 0.0 percent APR financing for up to 60 months for well-qualified buyers plus the $1,000 loyalty bonus cash plus $1,000 NMAC cash.

If you prefer a lease, we are leasing the 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 with a power driver’s seat package, splash guards and mats for $189 per month for 36 months with $2,699 down. Plus, you’ll get $500 owner loyalty bonus cash.

The Altima features available blind spot warning, moving object detection and lane departure warning. Plus you have plenty of front headroom and legroom: 40 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom. And, if that’s not enough, the Altima gets 38 mpg* on the highway.

Additional Features

Depending on the trim level, additional features may include hands-free entry, one-touch power windows, cruise control, an overhead console with storage, audio and cruise controls mounted on the steering wheel, interior air filtration, driver and passenger illuminating vanity mirrors, Bluetooth, variably intermittent wipers and a rear defogger.

Safety features may include four-wheel ABS brakes, emergency brake assist, dusk-sensing headlights, an engine immobilizer, remote anti-theft alarm system, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, stability control, a vehicle tracking system, a passenger airbag with an occupant sensing system and headrests.

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall

Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall today to test drive the 2015 Nissan Altima and to learn more about its convenience, safety, entertainment and security features. Be sure to ask about any additional available options and about any deals we may be running on the Altima.


Emergency Road Hazard Kit

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If you’re heading out on a road trip for the holidays – even a trip that’s less than an hour, be sure to have an emergency road hazard kit packed. Normally, you would keep this in your trunk, but unless you have a reach-through rear seat, like many of the new vehicles at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall, you may want to keep the kit in the cab with you. You never know what can happen when driving on slick roads. No matter how careful you are, there’s always that other person, and if your trunk gets bashed in, you won’t be able to access the emergency kit.

First Aid Kit

The first aid kit is only part of the emergency road hazard kit. This should contain several bandages of different sizes, antibacterial cream, scissors, medical tape, gauze, tweezers, eye wash and needle and thread.

Additional first aid items should include water for washing wounds, burn cream, matches and a sling.


Pack at least two bottles of water for each person, plus several energy bars, chocolate bars and other high energy food that does not need to be refrigerated. Also, pack crackers with peanut butter and other crackers to supplement the high energy foods.

If you are bringing a cooler on your trip, you can add other foods, but be sure to have items that don’t require refrigeration and that have a long shelf life in the event that you end up walking and can’t bring the cooler.

Safety and Warmth

If you leave a flashlight in the car, check the batteries, plus add two more sets of batteries. Add a hand-crank radio, a whistle, emergency reflective triangles, a flare gun and flares, a blanket for each person and, if you have the room, an extra coat for each person. If you are not wearing mittens or gloves, a hat and scarf, pack those items, too.

While this might seem like overkill, you’ll be glad for all of the extras if you slide off the road or if you get stuck on a highway traffic jam in the middle of a snowstorm.

Stop by 66 Automall

Before you head out, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to have your vehicle serviced before you leave. Let the service technicians know you are going on a trip and ask them to thoroughly check your vehicle.