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2011 Executive Auto Guide Volume Three

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Taking Your Vehicle to the Next Level

An Insider's Guide to Finding the Perfect Mobile Office

Buying a new car is one of the most important life investments many consumers carefully consider before diving right in. In this day and age, finding the right car is harder than it may seem. There are a lot more options, special package additions and customized accessories that can be added. Auto buyers are not just looking for a car that has great safety features and a powerful engine, but a car that will perfectly compliment their career, fit their personal lifestyle and match their everyday needs.

Due to the nature of our careers in today's society, many businessmen and women spend more time in their vehicles than in their corner office. But exactly what is required to take vehicles to the next level and turn them into mobile offices?


More and more business professionals find themselves spending a larger amount of time away from their regular offices. They are driving to their next meeting, picking up and delivering special packages, and driving clients around in their own vehicles. As they spend more time on the road, drivers start to look for ways to turn their main mode of transportation into a mobile office.

Most businessmen and women who are on the move need a fuel-efficient and reliable car to get them from point A to point B. While some drivers prefer to be "green," others choose to have a strong engine loaded with turbo power. Nowadays, cars are being created and designed to meet every individual's unique preferences and needs.

No matter which model or brand you choose, the auto industry is integrating the latest technology to maximize your time on the road. Business doesn't have to stop just because you're away from the office. The right mobile office will help you to manage your time wisely, especially when you're stuck in traffic. It can also help you become a savvy, efficient business professional who has a strategic advantage over your competitors.


Finding the ultimate vehicle that will keep you on time and up to date may be overwhelming, but we've done the research for you. In this edition of Hawaii Business magazine's 2011 Executive Auto Guide, we'll introduce you to some of the industry's new inventions and top-of-the-line technologies to help keep you connected and make it easier to conduct business on the road. Learn how some of Hawaii's top car dealerships are taking their vehicles to the next level by transforming them into the best mobile offices. Enjoy the comfort and proven performance of your favorite luxury brands in a new way designed to help on-the-go professionals accomplish their to-do list while they're away from the office.

Many new mobile offices are being equipped with valuable features that help drivers maneuver in and out of tight parking stalls, and provide a safe alternative to make hands-free conference calls to their clients by using the car's built-in Bluetooth® technology. Exceptional GPS navigational systems allow drivers to access instant route information to unfamiliar locations. Optional features may include receiving data about the fastest way to get to your desired destination and up-to-date traffic reports.

If you find yourself driving on the road most of the workday, discover how your next vehicle can become your new mobile office. Your clients, family and friends will be surprised to believe what your new car can do even when you're away from your regular office.


Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu
818 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813

If you're looking for that corner office on wheels, Mercedes-Benz provides luxury beyond your dreams.

Indulge yourself in the comfort of contemporary Mercedes designs and lavish interior space that will impress your passengers. As a business professional always on the road, you deserve a car that'll keep you connected. The car's Bluetooth® technology allows drivers to talk to their clients in a hands-free method that integrates the use of the vehicle's audio system, much like a speakerphone at the office. Imagine conducting a conference call while you're stuck in traffic. It's like you never left the comfort of your office. Your time is precious and Mercedes-Benz understands that.

Living in a world with limited gas resources and increasing gas prices, Mercedes-Benz realizes the importance of reducing fuel use. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class V6 and V8 engines only engage the alternator and power-steering pump only as needed. This also helps to save drivers a few extra dollars. For the eco-conscious business professionals, a BlueTec clean diesel V6 emits fewer greenhouse gases than comparable gasoline engines.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the most advanced automobile the company has ever created. Sensors can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers and when the vehicle starts to drift off course, helping drivers to avoid potential accidents. It also provides parking assistance that helps drivers to size up and guide them into tight parking spaces. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the perfect assistant for businessmen and women who are always on the go. Its sedans and wagons reward drivers in ways they never imagined. Visit Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu for a test drive today.


Autoplex: 91-1299 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu, HI 96797
Pearlridge: 98-075 Kamehameha Hwy., Aiea, HI 96701

Tony Hyundai is the premier new and used Hyundai dealer that offers two convenient locations in Hawaii. Looking for that perfect mobile office? You'll find that they have a vehicle for your every need from getting around town without having to fill the gas tank to hauling equipment or kids. Tony Hyundai has the car you have been searching for at a price you can afford.

Business professionals will enjoy the all-new 2011 Hyundai Genesis sedan, which offers high value in a luxury car featuring rear-wheel drive. Choose from a V6 or V8 power, both of which run quietly and have good fuel economy for its performance level.

Auto buyers who are always driving from point A to point B will want to customize their office on wheels with the Premium Navigation Package, which features a 40-gigabyte hard drive, a subscription to XM NavTraffic and a rear-view camera. Receive up-to-date information on traffic reports and discover a clear view of what's behind the car while reversing into and out of parking stalls.

Impress your clients with your choice of music while you select the next song from the car's iPod interface. They'll enjoy listening to the great music through the 17-speaker audio system that has 7.1 Surround Sound.

The Hyundai Genesis has a deep trunk, with 16 cubic feet of cargo room. It helps businessmen and women with their transportation needs at work and in the family. The perfect office on wheels and family car all in one. To test drive a Hyundai Genesis today, call Allan Capello at (808) 265-4934 or Larry Davis at (808) 478-6530.


BMW of Honolulu
777 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813

BMW is known as The Ultimate Driving Machine®, but it is also the ultimate office on wheels.

BMW of Honolulu offers the perfect mobile office for business professionals on the move. Imagine a car that reads your e-mails to you out loud as you're driving to your next appointment. BMW's ConnectedDrive system does just that—and more. Enhanced digital music functions allow drivers to view album titles and wirelessly stream music from Bluetooth®-compatible phones or MP3 players through the car's audio system.

Impress your clients with the information, entertainment and comfort features that are controlled by the iDrive system. Compared with its competitors, the 5 Series iDrive offers superior ergonomics with a high-mounted display and center console controller. This design ensures drivers' eyes stay on the road, and not on the screen or controls.

The new iDrive system also accesses BWM Assist services, allowing drivers to access an array of safety, security and navigational services. MyInfo allows drivers to upload business listings, street addresses and phone numbers to the vehicle's hard drive. Immediate navigational assistance is faster and more helpful than ever. Drivers can plan ahead for their work trips and decide which route they should take to meet new clients. If they need to find an unfamiliar business location, drivers can use the “BMW Search” to access Google's powerful search engine.

Let BMW of Honolulu introduce you to your new state-of-the-art mobile office today. You won't be disappointed.


Jaguar Honolulu/Land Rover Honolulu/Porsche of Hawaii

744 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813

730 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813


Looking for that luxurious mobile office? Check out the new 2011 Jaguar XF.

Rated No. 1 by J.D. Power and Associates in their Sales Satisfaction Index, the XF defines sporting luxury—a blend of exquisite English craftsmanship and luxurious finishes. Advanced technologies create a driving experience that empowers the driver and delivers a mix of responsive handling and the refined, supple ride expected from Jaguar.

The XF's Standard Premium Luxury package allows on-the-go professionals to conduct their business while driving on the road—without ever missing a beat. Take advantage of the car's hands-free Bluetooth® technology to call clients and an easy-to-use 8-inch full-color touch-screen navigation system to find the next meeting location. The rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors and electronic blind-spot monitors help to avoid common mishaps and accidents. The XF also allows drivers to enjoy music from their iPod or MP3 player on Jaguar's 320-watt premium sound system.

Your backseat passengers will enjoy riding in your “office on wheels” just as much as you. They have their own set of air conditioning vents while the driver and front passenger find comfort in the heated and cooled front seats. An electric sunblind is available to help keep your clients cool and relaxed.

New for 2011 is Jaguar's best in class 5-year/50,000-mile Platinum Warranty Coverage, which includes complimentary scheduled maintenance, 24/7 roadside assistance and no-cost replacement of certain wear and tear items.

The only thing that surpasses the beauty of driving a new Jaguar is the beauty of owning one.


Business professionals will fall in love with Land Rover's luxurious and high-performance vehicle—the 2011 Range Rover Sport.

The blueprint for this “tour de force” called on the daily drivability of the LR2, off-road prowess of the LR4 and on-road comfort of their flagship Range Rover. The newly designed engine provides 25 percent more power and 20 percent more torque while simultaneously improving fuel economy.

Driving clients around? Range Rover Sport's highly responsive four-corner air suspension system will transport you around Town and Country comfortably and quietly. There are three different settings for the air suspension: Off-Road, Normal and Access. With more than four inches of height travel, you can power over uneven terrain or crawl into low ceiling parking garages. Access Height is also perfect for permitting easier ingress and egress, and loading cargo. In addition to comfortably accommodating your passengers, the Range Rover Sport has an unbelievable amount of room to meet your cargo needs. The rear seats fold flat, increasing the vehicle's maximum storage capacity. From large real estate signs to special delivery packages and furniture, the Range Rover Sport can easily carry it all.

Drivers who upgrade to the popular Luxury Package will enjoy a cooler box in the center console, which can keep an assortment of beverages and snacks cool all day.

The Range Rover Sport features Land Rover's legendary Command driving position, offers a clear view of the surrounding environment with ergonomic controls arranged within easy reach.

In this mobile office, you're the boss.


Can a high performance four-door sedan become the perfect mobile office? You bet it can.

The new Porsche Panamera is breaking the mold by introducing drivers to luxury beyond the corner office. Choose from seven different variations, including the economical and fuel-efficient Panamera V6 and the soon-to-arrive 2012 Panamera Hybrid. For the ultimate power, try the Panamera Turbo S—the fastest production sedan in the world at 530 horsepower.

In contrast to the usually sparse interiors of Porsche sports cars, the interior of the Panamera abounds with luxurious appointments from the optional breathtaking two-tone leathers and exotic wood trims to the intuitive touch-screen navigation. Your passengers will love the soft and sumptuous hand-stitched leather seats. Drivers will love its durability and available heating and cooling seats.

Porsche has produced an automobile without equal, offering business professionals exciting alternatives. Drivers no longer have to settle for boring, generic vehicles to get their work done on the road. This four-door sports car gets the job done brilliantly.

With this new Porsche, you can arrive and ride in luxury style while accomplishing your everyday needs. On-the-move professionals will love the convenience of the Bluetooth® hands-free phone interface. You can make those important calls even when you're away from the office. The USB/iPod connection allows drivers to enjoy their own choice of music, or strategically designed playlists. The Panamera's structure and powerful capabilities combine functionality with style and sporting luxury.

Spice up your workday with the new Porsche Panamera, one of the sportiest driving experiences available in four-doors. It's definitely the premier office on wheels.


3030 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816

Business professionals will love the all new 2011 SAAB 9-5, which comes in several variations designed to compliment their career needs and personal lifestyles.

The Turbo4 has a 220-hp engine that offers the fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder with the additional power of a turbo. The top-of-the-line Aero models feature a 300-hp turbocharged V6 coupled with the Haldex XWD system to offer drivers optimal traction and stability.

SAAB's keyless entry features a remote vehicle starting system that is quite convenient here in Hawaii. This sophisticated system allows the car to cool down before the driver and his or her passengers enter the car, providing instant comfort. Once inside, the tri-zone air conditioning allows everyone in the vehicle to personalize their temperature setting.

The array of high-tech features offered to accommodate the driver include an aircraft-like head-up information display (Pilot HUD) to help keep the driver's attention on the road. Driving through the Wilson Tunnel on Oahu or driving on the road at night can be challenging. SAAB offers adaptive lighting with Bi-Xenon Smart Beams, which contour the road as you drive. Additionally, the panoramic moonroof is equipped with a power retractable sunshade that opens up the entire interior.

The Dynamic Parking Assistance makes Honolulu's tight parking spaces easier to access, with both front and rear park assist. You'll never have to waste another minute of your precious time getting in and out of parking stalls.

The new 9-5 is the perfect balance of luxury and practicality, offering comfort for everyone. You'll never want to drive any other vehicle once you drive SAAB's newest mobile office.


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