Date Night In The 2015 Toyota Tundra

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Impress your Date with the new 2015 Toyota Tundra.

Work hard, play harder – is the motto of the new 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and it may as well be the motto for every trim level of the Tundra. Its rugged exterior, standard V8 engine, and easy lift and lower tailgate, and strong towing packages are just the start of why it’s ready for your next adventures, no matter what they may be.

With the 2015 Toyota Tundra, you get a truck that comes with at least a 6.1-inch, if not a 7-inch touchscreen audio display, standard. This is sure to impress your next date. Add in the standard integrated back-up camera, available Satellite Radio, available Entune™ Premium audio system with Navigation, and the available heated and ventilated front seats, that you can show off on the way to the movies, and your date will be so enthralled with your new truck, that you might not make it out in time for the show. And that’s okay with all the great things the Tundra has to offer.

After you’re done showing off the technology inside the truck, you can show off the stars with the available tilt/slide power moonroof. Add in a few blankets for the bed of your truck, and then you’ve got the whole evening planned. Just lay in the bed, looking up at the stars with a cup of hot coco, and you’ve got one date night that won’t soon be forgotten.

No matter what you’re using your new 2015 Toyota Tundra for, it will certainly be up to the task. Stop by Haddad Toyota today to check out what 2014 and 2015 Tundras we have in stock and test drive one today! Your work life, and your social life, will prosper from it.

New Car Revealed: Toyota C-HR Concept Car

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The New Toyota C-FR Concept Car revealed yesterday reminds us a lot of the Toyota Fuel Cell vehicle revealed at NAIAS earlier this year. Take a look at the two and let us know what you think.

We’ve been waiting in anticipation to see what the new Toyota Concept cars revealed in October’s Paris Auto Show are going to look like. Will they be sleek and fluid like the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle they revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)? Will the new Toyota Concept Cars look sportier like the Toyota FT-1? Will Toyota just completely catch us off guard with a new and interesting design much like their new U2 Concept which looks nothing like anything we’ve seen from Toyota before?

While we couldn’t predict what Toyota was going to show us, we knew it was going to be interesting! At every major car show, Toyota seems to reveal a little more about their new vehicles, and this time is no different. With the Paris Auto Show opening in less than 2 weeks, we just knew that we had some special vehicles on the way, and yesterday Toyota Revealed their C-HR Sporty Compact Crossover. This new car’s fluid exterior reminds us a lot of the Fuel Cell Concept released earlier this year, which is fitting since it is a hybrid. Of course one thing did strike us as odd about this image – the C-HR appears to have no door handles, even though reports say it has 3 doors!

Check out the image of the Toyota C-HR Concept Car below and let all of us at Haddad Toyota know what you think of this interesting new vehicle in the comments below!

Thank You Pittsfield Customers For Record August Sales

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The Berkshires, and Pittsfield in particular, is truck country, and we want to thank all of those who stopped by Haddad Toyota and got a new pick-up this past month. It helped our August Sales reach a record high!

August is always a fun month full of family vacations, back-to-school shopping, and summertime activities. However, this past August was a lot more exciting than usual – at least by our standards and those at Toyota USA.

August was a record-breaking sales month for Toyota USA, and while August sales are normally high, this year has been better than most, or rather all, years past.  Toyota USA set sales records for the most cars sold in the month of August. Of course it wasn’t just Toyota USA setting records. It was an exciting month for all of us here at Haddad Toyota as well. We set our own record for most sales ever, in ANY month.

“All-time best ever month at Haddad Toyota,” Eddie Torres, the District Sales Manager for the Toyota Motor Sales, Boston Region said.  “Haddad was a key contributor in helping the Boston Region and Toyota USA achieve one of our best sales months in history.  Thank you all for your efforts in August!”

Haddad Toyota Sales Manager Bryan Welch had this to say:

“This was the best August we’ve had in dealership history.  August has always been our best month but this year holds the record as the most new Toyotas sold at our Pittsfield Toyota Dealership!”

Whatever the reason is for our record breaking sales month, we want to thank you, our loyal customers in the Pittsfield, Holyoke, Troy, and Bennington areas. We know that we are only successful because of you. Stop by our dealership and celebrate this great achievement with us!

Driverless Cars? Let’s Talk About Safe Cars Instead

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Toyota’s decided to shift its focus on creating a car that will drive itself to increasing the safety features on all of their current models.

More and more companies such as Google, Volkswagen, Nissan, and others have developed technology for autonomous cars. Autonomous cars, you know, cars without a person behind the wheel, are no longer going to be a top focus for Toyota. They decided to put their focus on safety technology instead.

“Toyota will not be developing a driverless car,” Toyota’s Deputy Chief Safety Technology Officer, Seigo Kuzumaki said.

Toyota believes that driverless cars are still 10 years away given the legal issues that need to be solved and technology developments that still need to occur. Because of this, Toyota intends to continue developing the preventative safety measures in their vehicles such as allowing cars to steer enough to stay in the center of a lane, making sure that the driver keeps their hands on the wheel, and eyes on the road. According to Toyota’s General Manager of their Intelligent Vehicle division, Ken Koibuchi, your car would become “a full-time back-seat driver.”

Let us here at Haddad Toyota know what you think of Toyota’s new safety focus and what you think of driverless car technology in the comments below.

The History of the Toyota Camry

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The History of the Toyota Camry begins almost 35 years ago at the Tokyo Auto Show.

While last week we highlighted the 2015 Toyota Camry, this week we want to take a second to reflect on where the Camry started and how it got to what it is today.

Toyota Celica, the predecessor of the Toyota Camry, was introduced in 1970 at the Tokyo Auto Show. Over the next 10 years, the two-door Celica went through several updates including a few facelifts. By 1980, Toyota decided that they wanted a four-door version of their two-door Celica and decided to call the new model the Camry, thus officially starting the history of the Toyota Camry as we know it today.

The Toyota Camry became a model in its own right rather than just the Toyota Celica Camry in 1982 when the first generation models were built in Japan. The Toyota Camry wasn’t sold in the US or the UK until 1983 when this first generation Camry came out.

In 1987, Toyota created the second-generation Camry and they upgraded its horsepower and created a smoother ride experience through the Camry’s new transmission. In 1988 Toyota added a V6 option to the Toyota Camry and with the Camry’s American popularity, Toyota decided to start building Camrys in the United States instead of just importing them from Japan. By 1992, the Toyota Camry was redesigned yet again to account for American’s love of bigger sedans.

In 1997, all of the hard work that Toyota had put into the Camry paid off, and the 1997 Toyota Camry became the best-selling car in the United States. In 2002, Toyota unveiled another Camry redesign with a sleeker exterior appearance and more spacious interior. Five years later, Toyota revamped the Camry again, giving it a more distinctive exterior appearance. 2007 also was the year Camry introduced its hybrid model.

This brings us up today where we are anxiously awaiting the 2015 Camry and its new exterior panels. Learn more about this 2015 Toyota Camry on our website or just stop into our dealership!