GMC Unveils First-Ever Yukon Denali Ultimate | Spirit Lake, IA

GMC Unveils First-Ever Yukon Denali Ultimate | Motor Inn of Spirit Lake | Spirit lake, IA

Denali has long stood at the top of the range of any GMC vehicle product. When you want the highest level of luxury, you buy Denali — until now. This year, GMC unveiled the first-ever Yukon Denali Ultimate, the next step up. With even higher-quality materials, advanced technologies, and exclusive details, Denali Ultimate is the most premium Yukon ever offered.

Bespoke Bose® sound system

For the first time, the 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate introduces a state-of-the-art Bose® Performance Series sound system with 18 speakers, including head restraint-based speakers for front-row passengers. It has etched metal speaker grilles that perfectly complement the interior design.

Super Cruise driver assistance

The future is here. Denali Ultimate adds Super Cruiser driver assistance technology to the 2023 Yukon, enabling you to drive and automatically change lanes on more than 200,000 miles of compatible North American roads — totally hands free. Even with a trailer in tow.

Premium interior appointments

The 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate is supremely comfortable thanks to premium interior appointments like full-grain leather seating across all three rows, 16-way massaging front seats, and exclusive plaited contrast stitching. Bringing it all together is genuine open-pore Paldao woodgrain trim with a laser-etched topographical map of Mount Denali.

The 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate truly sets a new standard for 3-row SUV luxury. Experience its comforts in person by visiting Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, Iowa!

Toyota Introduces 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid | Spirit Lake, IA

2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid | Motor Inn of Spirit Lake | Spirit Lake, IA

The latest addition to the Corolla lineup is the Corolla Cross Hybrid, a compact SUV that uses the fifth generation Toyota Hybrid System to deliver exceptional performance and efficiency.

Toyota has been steadily expanding its Corolla range for the past few years, starting with the Corolla Hatchback, then the Corolla Cross, and now the upcoming GR Corolla and Corolla Cross Hybrid. The all-new model will be assembled at the company’s brand-new manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama, and will be offered at five trim levels: LE, XLE, S, SE, and XSE.

Positioned between the Toyota C-HR and the bestselling RAV4, the Corolla Cross Hybrid will use an exclusive electronic all-wheel-drive system and produce 194 horsepower. Toyota anticipates it will get 37 miles per gallon combined, pending testing by the EPA. That’s 25 more ponies and seven more mpg than the gas-only version. And with a 0-60 mph time of just 8 seconds, it will be faster too.

The new Toyota SUV will feature the brand’s latest multimedia system, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, USB-C charge ports, available Wi-Fi, and Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0. To learn more about its many other features and how they can fulfill your driving needs, call or visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, Iowa!

All-New 2022 Jeep® Cherokee 4xe Wins Mudfest Competition

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Spirit Lake, IA

The all-new 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is the first electric Grand Cherokee—and already it’s making big impressions. The rugged SUV dominated the annual Mudfest competition organized by the Northwest Automotive Press Association, earning it the title of Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.

“The 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe marks a new era in the SUV market,” says NWAPA President John Vincent of U.S. News & World Report. “It’s a no-compromise vehicle that blends Jeep®’s legendary off-road capability with outstanding on-road manners, impressive fuel economy and the ability to travel on electricity alone.” 

The all-new Grand Cherokee 4xe was also named the top Electrified Utility Vehicle in both the mid- and full-size family vehicle categories, marking the first time in the awards’ 27-year history that any vehicle wins those awards and the overall title in the same year. It also meant that Jeep® was the winner of nearly half of the vehicle categories.

How was the Grand Cherokee 4xe tested? Members of NWAPA spent two days testing 20 vehicles from 17 different manufacturers both on and off the road, including at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington.

At Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, we’re not surprised to see Jeep® performing so well — but it’s always nice to get industry recognition. See for yourself what makes the Grand Cherokee so good by visiting us in Spirit Lake, Iowa!

New Ford F-150 Lightning Already Gets a Power Bump

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Spirit Lake, IA

It’s finally here. The new Ford F-150 Lightning, the only full-size electric pickup truck with a starting price under $40,000, is ready to revolutionize how you work. And already, it’s better than expected.

According to the American automaker, both the standard and extended-range battery packs will deliver more horsepower than originally anticipated. When the truck was announced in May 2021, Ford had said the standard battery pack would produce 426 horsepower while the extended-range pack would produce 563.

Now these numbers have been bumped up to 452 and 580 ponies, respectively. Better yet, both packs can produce up to 775 lb-ft of torque, more than any other Ford F-150, and putting the F-150 Lightning at the forefront of electric towing capability.

Thanks to those increases in power, the F-150 Lightning’s towing capacity has been raised by an additional 2,235 pounds. It can also haul an extra 235 pounds compared to the original target.

“We were seriously focused on raising the bar on this truck, including after we revealed it, so we can deliver more for our customers,” said Dapo Adewusi, F-150 Lightning vehicle engineering manager. “And our drive for continuous improvement will get a big boost when we start getting feedback and ideas from customers when they receive their Lightnings.”

Visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to learn more about the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning!

How to Protect Your Vehicle from Sun and Heat This Summer

2022 Ford Expedition | Spirit Lake, IA

Summers can get plenty hot in Iowa, so now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll protect your vehicle from intense sun and heat. To get you started, here are a few simple heat-fighting tips from our team here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

Care for the Exterior

The more the sun beats down on your car, the more the paint is at risk of fading and cracking. However, regular washes can banish damaging dust and dirt, while a good wax job will help protect the finish.

Protect the Interior

Too much sun exposure can fade, crack, and dry out your car’s seats, dash, and other interior surfaces. When you park, try to find a shady spot to limit the sun’s rays. You may also want to get a folding windshield visor and covers for the seats. It’s a good idea to wipe down surfaces frequently to remove dust particles, too.

Keep up with Maintenance

Heat can have negative effects under the hood as well. To prevent serious problems, be sure to keep your fluids topped up, have your battery and charging system inspected, and follow maintenance recommendations for your cooling system and A/C.

Ready to get a head start on the heat? Schedule a service appointment at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake so your vehicle will be prepared for summer’s worst.

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