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Toyota expanding safety systems
Toyota has long history of building some of the safest vehicles on the road with eight models that have received a five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or was a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Using the most advanced techniques in manufacturing for distributing the force of a crash around the passenger cabin as well as in introduction of airbags have saved an untold amount of lives. As outstanding as these safety developments are, the next generation of Toyota safety technology will be designed to prevent crashes from happening in first place.
Systems like blind-spot monitoring and forward collision alerts are not new and have been available with several automakers’ top models, including Toyota, for many years. What Toyota is doing differently than other car makers is to make these type of crash mitigation systems available on every model from the compact Toyota Yaris wagon to the very top of the line Toyota Land Cruiser. This next generation of Toyota safety technology will begin showing up in more models starting with the 2015 model-year. That challenge doesn’t necessarily lie in the geometry of fitting the new equipment into the vehicle itself.
“We will accelerate (Toyota safety technology) to the full lineup at an affordable price,” General Manager of the Toyota Division Bill Fay said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
Many of the models available with a Lexus badge have had this kind of crash mitigation technology for years. But making it available across the board on the Toyota roster by the 2017 deadline is certainly an uphill battle. After all, Toyota has remained the top global sellers of cars thanks to their nearly universal affordability.
Regardless of how much, if any, of a price increase there would be for adding this safety technology across the Toyota lineup would be, much of the function would remain the same. In order to prevent a collision with traffic ahead or with pedestrians, there are a series of sensors that are constantly taking measurements and can send a signal to the vehicle to begin applying the brakes, even if the driver misses the warning cues.
2015 Toyota models are already starting to arrive to Toyota of Naperville. If you would like to see what they have to offer in terms of this cutting edge technology, make an appointment with a Toyota of Naperville sales professional today.
Second day of Chase Grid Live
Yesterday (Sept. 10) was the kickoff of the Chase Grid Live event sponsored by Toyota. Judging from the photos from the official Twitter account of Toyota Racing, it was a hit. Fans seemed equally interested in the various displays of Toyota Racing technology as they were captivated by the performance from Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. The free event continues through today at 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. The rest of the events promise to be just as impressive for the second day of Chase Grid Live events. (more…)
Toyota Camry trunk lid
The Toyota Camry is, without question, one of the best-selling vehicles in the Toyota sedan family as well as in the automotive industry as a whole. Toyota has earned its reputation for building some of the world’s safest and most reliable vehicles by having one of the industry’s most rigorous quality assurance protocols. Even with all of the various systems, checks and balances in place sometimes some things slip through the cracks. It has become known that some Toyota Camry trunk lid problems have cropped up. In order to make this right with customers, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A will be offering Camry owners, a Warranty Enhancement Package. It is important to note, this is NOT a recall notice.
If you have been keeping up with the posts on the Toyota of Naperville Blog this week, you would have noticed our post on Monday about the Toyota FT-1 concept vehicle and its inclusion in the Gran Turismo franchise video game franchise. As a quick aside, the Gran Turismo franchise is important to cars like the FT-1 because of its place as a highly accurate driving simulator. As far the Toyota FT-1 goes, we have only seen the car in is bright red paint job, that makes it look like it’s going 70 mph while standing still. This was impressive on several fronts. That is until we saw the graphite-colored FT-1 version that was placed on display at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival in California. (more…)
Toyota Mobility Solutions in Naperville, IL
Toyota Mobility Solutions in Naperville, IL is not one of the more well-known programs offered by Toyota that is available at Toyota of Naperville. The mobility program offers adaptive driving equipment or vehicle modifications to almost the entire line of Toyota vehicles to make it easier for those that need a little extra help. Among the equipment offered by Toyota Mobility Solutions in Naperville, IL is hand controls and electrically powered seats to help those who need wheelchairs get in an out of the Toyota vehicle with ease and dignity. Additionally, there is also a program offered through Toyota Financial Services that can offer a cash reimbursement for almost any mobility equipment installed on a Toyota vehicle.
Continuing the Toyota Annual Clearance Event
At the end of last month, we announced the beginning of the Toyota Annual Clearance Event that was focusing on highly popular Toyota vehicles like the 2014 Toyota Prius and the 2014.5 Toyota Camry. If you have been near a television or radio for the last week or so you probably already know that Toyota and Toyota of Naperville are continuing the Toyota Annual Clearance Event through the end of August. The final day of the Toyota Annual Clearance Event is currently scheduled for Sept. 2. Between now and then you have plenty of time to stop by our showroom while we are continuing the Toyota Annual Clearance Event. (more…)
New responsive site
Today marks a very important step for Toyota of Naperville and its presence on the internet. If you have navigated to this blog though the homepage you will notice that things look different. That’s because we have done two things. First we have redesigned our site to be a little cleaner and easier to use. Secondly and most importantly you are now using a new responsive website. A responsive website means that no matter what size of screen you are viewing our website on, it will automatically adjust itself for the best possible look. You will no longer have to use a separate mobile website to peruse our inventory, the same quality information you value on your desktop or laptop will be just as easy on a smartphone or tablet. (more…)
Toyota Annual Clearance Event
So rarely is the Toyota of Naperville Blog allowed to leak a few details about a sale that will directly benefit you. Starting on July 28, Toyota and Toyota of Naperville will be launching the Annual Clearance Event. This will be a prime chance for you start a Toyota lease with some of the most popular vehicle in the Toyota of Naperville lineup. All of the deals that kick off the Toyota Annual Clearance Event are two-year leases and make the vehicles you already are interested in, all the more affordable. When Monday rolls around, you will want to hurry into the Toyota of Naperville showroom before we sell out of the vehicle you are looking for.
Hail damage repair in Naperville, IL
Having your vehicle fall victim to a hail storm is a less than appealing thought for owners. Many times a vehicle can be declared totaled by an insurance company because the cost of repairing hail damage would be higher than what the vehicle is actually worth. A very economical service being offered for hail damage repair in Naperville, IL is paintless dent repair. Toyota of Naperville has contracted with an outside agency to provide this service in a very timely manner. One of the biggest problems that crop up when a hail storm rolls through an area is that area auto body shops can become overwhelmed with work that leads to customers having to wait weeks or months to have hail damage repair in Naperville, IL completed.
Free 3 day passes to Lollapalooza
Toyota of Naperville is offering you a chance to attend one of Chicago’s most popular music festivals of the summer and all you have to do is go visit Facebook or scroll through your Twitter timeline. If you were looking for an affordable way to get your hands on a free 3 day pass to Lollapalooza, simply “like” Toyota of Naperville on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter (@ToyotaNapervill) and you will be entered in the contest. In order to be eligible for the free 3 day passes to Lollapalooza you must be 18 years of age or older and an Illinois resident. The contest officially starts, July 1, 2014. (more…)