A Grand Showroom for Kings Toyota

Kings Toyota has finally opened its multi-millions dollar showroom for its cars and trucks. Said showroom, which is located at 4700 Fields Ertel Road, is said to be the largest of its kind in the nation. It measures 68,000 sq. ft. and can display a total of 150 fresh releases of Toyota and Scion cars in an ideal and controlled setting.

The new showroom of Kings Toyota is located on a 5-acre site in front of its former car showroom. The latter had been converted into used vehicle showroom. The showroom is divided into four to separate Toyota cars, trucks, SUV’s and hybrids. Every feature has large high-definition plasma screens to make more stunning. There is also a special showroom which is designed for Scion vehicles. An area is also designated for Toyota parts and accessories.

The showroom is so large that it can accommodate those divisions plus 2 automotive turntables in its front display area which can be used for auto shows. Aside from that, there is also a large customer lounge with a cafĂ© that serves Starbucks coffee and other refreshments. Said lounge is equipped with leather couches and water fountain featuring Toyota logo. A children’s corner with video games is also incorporated in the showroom. In addition, there are also 4 computer-equipped stations which have wireless,
Internet service for customer use. There is also a 9 vehicle indoor delivery area for taking deliveries. It is also used to provide a quiet indoor setting for briefing the customers

According to Gerry Carmichael, general manager of Kings Toyota, “we’re very proud to offer such a unique and comfortable environment for our customers. It adds value to their shopping experience when they’re able to view and inspect a wide variety of products in such a pleasant setting.”

Kings Toyota will have a grand opening celebration on the 28th of this month at 5-9 in the afternoon. At the grand celebration, car enthusiasts can expect a royal display of Toyota wheels, hood, tailgate, windshield, alternators and more of Toyota vehicles.

Reaping Success Through Hardwork and Dedication

With hard work comes success. This had been the story so far for Toyota through the years. As one of the premiere auto makers in the world, this Japanese auto empire has spanned many continents from the United States, Europe, Asia, and many other countries. This is possible because of the company’s commitment of rolling out nothing but the best vehicles suited to the sophisticated tastes of its consumers. From mini-cars to heavy-duty trucks, Toyota vehicles have become a by-word brand in the automotive as consumers are assured of the performance, safety and reliability of its parts and accessories.

To trace its humble beginnings, Toyota Motor Corporation started out as a division of the market-leading weaving machinery manufacturer Toyota Automatic Loom in 1933. It achieved its sole operations in 1937 after successfully introducing two passenger car models and a truck model. However, Toyota only began producing cars commercially after the 2nd World War. Improvements followed afterwards as the Toyota Production System was established.

Once the cornerstone had been laid, innovations steadily perfected the unique Toyota craftsmanship in building high-class and top-performing vehicles. Since their cardinal philosophy was to provide the needs of the people, they started localing the production of the vehicles. The tenet worked out so successfully that they were able to build a rapport with the dealers and their employees, respectively. Their social commitment in providing services to the people transcended to actively participating in community activities like educational sponsorship and cultural programs.

Such a popular clout of Toyota vehicles is evidenced through millions of cars and truck roaming around the streets all over the world. The vehicles rolled out from numerous factories globally to produce a hefty number of vehicles domestically. To name a few, assembly lines for the Toyota vehicles are spawned in countries like China, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa, the United States, United Kingdom and France.

The values and work ethic of the company has shaped what Toyota is today. Aside from providing high-quality, scientifically-engineered vehicles, Toyota Motors makes it a point that every vehicle coming out of their assembly lines is a product of the latest state-of-the-art technology. A very vivid example of this is their line of hybrid vehicle models and their continuing research on hydrogen-fueled vehicles. Their line-up of cars which includes the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Celica, Prius plus their lines of SUV’s, trucks and vans have technological advancements in them.

No wonder Toyota leaves a lasting impression among auto aficionados and those who know much about powerful and reliables vehicles. This kind of platform that gives an unforgettable driving pleasure is made possible by the quality Toyota parts and accessories by Toyota. The engine, transmission, doors, windows, seats, air conditioners, steering wheels, wheels, hoods, fenders, bumpers, amongst other others, are made with the finest and strongest materials designed to withstand through various conditions. These components and accessories have undergone through the scientific testings to make everything is working perfectly well.

In order to maintain that great Toyota look and performance, or if ever an enhancement needs to be done inside and out, aftermarket, factory, and OEM replacement parts are available online and through the nearest auto parts stores around. Varying sizes, colors, types, finishes and makes are abound depending on the specific needs or fits to the vehicle.

For every Toyota cruising around the streets bears the product of the hard work and dedication of its people in pursuit of excellence and maximum customer satisfaction. The quality parts and accessories are the building blocks that assure the performance, elegant styling, and reliability of the Toyota vehicle.

2006 Toyota Matrix: Value Meets Fun

During the early part of this decade Toyota was examining its vehicle line up and the decision was made to build a car to entice young people who were looking for something that was small, fun to drive, and affordable. While the Corolla served faithfully in this capacity, Toyota needed something that spoke excitement. The Corolla just wasn’t that kind of a car and something radically different was needed. Enter the Matrix. Based on the Corolla platform, the Matrix does what no Corolla can do: turn heads. Let’s take a look at this sporty compact and see how the 2006 model stacks up.

In 2003, the Matrix was introduced to the North American market. Built in California as a joint venture with General Motors – the Pontiac Vibe is its twin – the Matrix is aimed toward budget conscious young people who want a car that makes a statement. To save money, the Corolla frame was used, but the Matrix stands some 3 inches taller and is 8 inches shorter than its Toyota sibling. The roof line on the Matrix is completely different too as it slopes from front to back and ends in a wedge, giving the car somewhat of a wagon look to it. This rakish appearance is what gives the Matrix its unique look as well as an extra bit of room for people and their stuff. Indeed, both driver and front passenger sit higher up, much like in a small SUV or as in a car like Chrysler’s PT Cruiser. With four doors and a rear lift gate, the Matrix acts more like a wagon, but its sleek exterior easily refutes that fact.

Motorists have a choice between front wheel drive and a four wheel drive versions of the car, something not offered on the Corolla. The standard motor for the Matrix is a 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-I 4-cylinder engine. Mated to a five speed manual transmission, the engine turns out a respectable 126hp. For more power, there is also a higher tuned version of the same engine delivering 164hp. It gets paired with a six speed manual transmission. Four wheel drive versions of the Matrix come equipped with a 4-wheel anti-lock brake system [ABS] which is optional on 2WD models.

Gas mileage for the Matrix makes the car a motorist’s dream. At 30 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, the front wheel drive version of the car produces some of the best results of any non-hybrid car sold in North America. A 13 gallon fuel tank makes 400 mile trips a possibility on just one tank of gas; this is particularly good for the student who has to drive back and forth between college campus and home.

Unlike many cars of its size, the aftermarket crowd has produced a wide variety of products to help Matrix owners customize their vehicles. Hood protectors, tail light covers, polymer air dams, fog lights, hood scoops and vents, mud flaps, and paintable window covers are some of the Toyota parts and accessories pitched to youth, who are the primary owners of the Matrix.

MSRP starts at US$15,110 [CDN$17,200] with a top of the line Matrix topping out at just under US$20K to about CDN$25K.

For the entire North American market, Toyota sells nearly 100,000 Matrix’ per year. Not bad for a car whose origins are fairly simple but whose heart is truly sporty and youth minded.