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TOYOTA 2012 BEST BRAND FOR RESALE

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Toyota for 2012 has taken home Kelly Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Award for Best Brand for a second time in three years.Toyota 2012 Best Resale

Not surprising, considering Toyota is still shortcode for “Extremely Reliable Transportation.” The 2012 Toyota is a brand new version of the best-selling car in the country and the Camry midsize sedan received one of the five individual Best Resale Value Awards claimed by Toyota vehicles for the 2012 model year.

Toyota’s hasn”t tried to be the flashiest or sportiest showroom in the auto mall, but it continues to be the busiest, demonstrating the importance of quality and long term reliability when it comes to the second-largest purchase in most buyers’ lifetimes.

Kelley Blue Book resale value projections are based on current vehicle data, sales data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition within vehicle segments, expectations of the future economy, past performance of vehicles, and the combined experience of Kelley Blue Book’s team of market and pricing analysts. It’s not something someone wants to try at home. The Best Resale Value Awards combine the expertise of Kelley Blue Book’s market analysis with a proud history of trusted accuracy in reporting vehicle values.

TOYOTA SCION SPORTS CAR SPRING 2012

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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Toyota’s Scion FR-S  high-performance Sports Car with 200 HP will go on sale in the Spring of 2012.

Toyota Scion FR=S

 

The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is an afforable authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car that has emotional balance and handling, performance, persuasive styling, utility and surprising MPG.

PURE BALANCE– The FR-S is designed around a core goal of achieving, “Pure Balance.”   Toyota’s decision to use the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration provides the strategic basis for “Pure Balence”. The engine’s compact size and flat shape allow it to be mounted mid-ship and extremely low, giving the car a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio of 53:47 and a low center of gravity found only on some exotic sports cars.

HORSEPOWER TORQUE MPG– The FR-S’s fierce 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a joint development between Toyota and Subaru, combines Subaru’s newly developed horizontally opposed engine and Toyota’s cutting edge D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection.  The D-4S system, partnered with a high 12.5:1 compression ratio, results in 200 Horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Very Impressive!

It’s not hard to make horsepower and torque, but it’s very hard to do all that and still achieve impressive MPG. The Scion FR-S Does All Three.

You can have 200 HP with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual offers quick, precise shifts and a short-gear box. The automatic features aggressive up shifts and sporty rev-matched down shifts that are initiated by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Power hits the pavement via a limited-slip differential.  

LEAN FIERCE FAST– The FR-S’s combination of lightweight design and compact size provides Emotional Balance. The combination allows the car to be quick and nimble in and out of corners, with dynamic maneuverability and confident handling.  The sports car’s weight is kept lean by utilizing an aluminum hood, a solid roof, and a hatchback rear design. A dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear mirrors the FR-S’s lean weight. Plus, Lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels and ventilated disc brakes are on all four corners.

Here Are Scion FR-S Preliminary Specifications
Length
166.7 in.
Width
69.9 in.
Height
51.2 in. (not including antenna base)
Wheelbase
101.2 in.
Track
Front
59.8 in.
Rear
60.6 in.
Seating capacity
4
Engine
Total displacement
1,998 cc
Type
Horizontally opposed four-cylinder, D-4S injection, DOHC
Bore × stroke
86 × 86 mm.
Maximum output
200hp @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque
151 lb.-ft. @ 6,600 rpm
Transmission
6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters
Driveline
Rear-wheel drive
Suspension
Front
MacPherson struts
Rear
Double wishbone
Brakes
Front
Ventilated Disc
Rear
Ventilated Disc
Tires
Front
215/45R17
Rear
215/45R17
Fuel tank
13.2 gallons
Fuel
Premium Unleaded

Scion FR-S… Front-Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive, Sports Car, Horsepower, Torque, MPG…Pure Emotional Balance!

               

TOYOTA ON THE MOVE AGAIN IN NOVEMBER 2011

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
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Toyota is on the move again posting its first monthly sales increase since April, topping analysts’ estimates with the best U.S. light-vehicle sales pace in more than two years.                                 

Loving Toyota

Loving Toyota

Toyota deliveries rose 6.7 percent in November stated the automaker.

Sales of the Prius hybrid rose 49 percent to 15,208 and deliveries of the new 2012 Camry sedan climbed 13 percent to 23,440. The automaker exceeded five analysts’ average estimate for a 5 percent increase in November deliveries.

Four of the six largest automakers beat sales expectations, boosting industry sales to a 13.6 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate.  Pace exceeded the 13.4 million average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg and is the best month since sales were helped by Cash for Clunkers in August 2009.

Some believe that consumers have been waiting for a surge. Several analyst in the industry believe that the cars consumers are driving are getting older and people are beginning to reach a point where they need or want to replace them. There is recession out there but there is a growing fatigue and people want to buy if they can.