Most Popular Toyota Vehicles
Toyota of Naperville has long known that its lineup of sedans, trucks and SUVs are among the most popular vehicles in the country. However, that assumption has made its way into the world fact thanks to announcement by Edmunds.com, a leading automotive website. By analyzing search queries and other relevant website traffic, Edmunds was able to determine the most popular Toyota vehicles of the year. With little additional surprise, the Toyota models that were chosen for this list span almost the entire breadth of the Toyota roster. Most importantly, each of the most popular Toyota vehicles are widely available at Toyota of Naperville. Read the rest of this entry »
Groundbreaking for the new Toyota facility
Our manufacturing partners at Toyota have broken new ground on a $350 million facility in Texas that will house the company’s North American headquarters. Toyota has already procured the needed outside resources to finish the major project by late 2016 or the early parts of 2017. The Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz was among the many speakers during the groundbreaking for the new Toyota facility that also featured students from the local schools and several Toyota “Pioneers” that have already made the move to Texas in anticipation for the opening of the new HQ. At the center of the actual groundbreaking was a 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series pickup truck. Read the rest of this entry »
Toyota RND Concept
There have been several times where those of us working for the Toyota of Naperville Blog have touted Toyota’s position as a global leader in the automotive industry. Our manufacturing partners have made a big splash in the world of alternative fuels with the Toyota Mirai, the new production car using hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota is also among the industry leaders in offering hybrid vehicles, with at least a mild hybrid version of almost every car or SUV available at Toyota of Naperville. The next big leap Toyota is making is being shown off exclusively to our British cousins next week with the Toyota RND Concept.
UPDATE: As it turns out the Toyota RND Concept is just a joke put on by our friends at Toyota Europe. The Red Nose Day is held every other year in England in March and is concerted national effort to get people to contribute to charity for the day. This is very worthy cause. As Americans we weren’t in on the joke. However, we will still follow up on what comes of this. Sorry for the confusion. Read the rest of this entry »
New Toyota Super Bowl commercial
Generally speaking, when a company is going to put up the handsome fortune it costs to run an advertisement during the Super Bowl, it is one of the closest held secrets. Toyota has chosen to do away with such pretense and is giving people a little glimpse of the new Toyota Super Bowl commercial that will be appearing during the game on Feb. 1. The automaker is looking to build upon the buzz created by the TV spots about the newly redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry. Under the theme of “One Bold Choice Leads to Another,” Toyota will be focusing on dads from all walks of life that have contributed to their families in an especially bold manner. Read the rest of this entry »
How does an Atkinson Cycle engine work?
Everyone around the Toyota of Naperville offices are still buzzing with excitement over the reveal of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. There is so much potential for currently and future Tacoma owners to take advantage of more capability, it is quite literally staggering. One of the most exciting pieces of information about the new Tacoma is the brand new Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. That got us thinking about the Atkinson cycle engine, the 2016 Tacoma may have an ultra modern version of one, but it also shows up in several other highly-fuel efficient vehicles like the Toyota Prius. It is very important to note, that the engines of the new Tacoma and Prius share a basic engineering principle. They are not the same engine. So, how does an Atkinson cycle engine work? Read the rest of this entry »
Even though football season ended somewhat unceremoniously for Bears’ fans this season. Most people still get pretty excited for the Super Bowl and watching the games with friends and family. Just about everyone has their own secret for throwing the best Super Bowl party. Still more people are want to stay above the fray and instead are searching for the best place to watch the Super Bowl in Naperville, IL. We still might be a few weeks out from the game and, at this very point, we are still waiting to see which teams are going to be playing on Feb. 1 in Arizona. Toyota of Naperville wants to help you get a leg up on the rest of the people and help you find the perfect venue.
The responsibility to help people find the best place to watch the Super Bowl in Naperville, IL is big one. In order to be fair and cover the most ground possible, we turned to Yelp.com to crowd source people’s opinions of restaurants and sports bars to watch the Super Bowl. The following list are the five top rated sports bars in Naperville, IL.
Oculus Rift Driving Simulator
The past 18 months or so have been full of efforts from Toyota and its TeenDrive365 program to promote better driving habits for new teen drivers as well as their parents. Toyota used the big stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to show off a new tool in the company’s educational venture. Toyota set up a driving simulator using Oculus Rift virtual reality technology to provide a very realistic rendering of a vehicle setting filled with potential distractions. The simulator has made a few stops with Toyota so far and has been among the most popular displays, as side from the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Read the rest of this entry »
Release Date for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay performed the enviable duties of introducing the 2016 Toyota Tacoma to a full house at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12. Just as we have been speculating for the last week or so, the 2016 Tacoma is built to retain its position as an industry leader in the midsize pickup truck class. A new efficient, yet powerful engine and a new front-end design are just the tip of iceberg for the redesigned pickup. The release date for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is expected to come in the fall of 2015. You can be sure Toyota of Naperville will be clearing out plenty of space ahead of its arrival, to meet customer demand. Read the rest of this entry »
Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity
Toyota of Naperville is a strong and avid supporter of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Our company is hosting a new fundraiser at the Chicago Auto Show. Every year, the Chicago Auto Show hosts a black-tie event on the Friday before the show opens to the public to allow charities a chance to raise money. Turning Pointe was chosen to be one of the charities to participate in the Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity. People or companies can purchase tickets or certain packages and get a look at the latest in automotive technology and vehicles while looking good and raising money for a very worthy cause. Read the rest of this entry »