Toyota’s New Sports Car: 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN

Toyota Mark X GRMN
The 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN being released in Japan was created to help celebrate the success of the Toyota Mark X 350S model. We hope that Toyota will create a model to help celebrate the success of the Toyota Camry for all of us state side. Image from video embedded below.

Toyota recently released a video of the all-new 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN sports sedan and we have to say, it looks like one of the most fun to drive Toyotas we have seen!

The Toyota Mark X 350S is a popular Japanese model that comes with a 3.5L V6 engine with 321 horsepower, front engine, and rear-wheel drive. The new 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN edition uses this same engine, but kicks up a few of the other elements.

For starters the Toyota Mark X Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburging (GRMN) edition features a new, sporty 6-speed manual transmission, sport-tuned suspension, performance brakes, a complete carbon fiber roof panel, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and chassis reinforcement. Add in the new aero-front bumper, black mirror caps, carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, and 19-inch wheels and you’ve got one sleek car that will leave the competition in the dust.

Of course, Toyota made a few changes to the inside of the Mark X GRMN including removing infotainment system to help save weight and make the car even lighter and faster.

While we can’t buy the 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN edition (nor can many in Japan since it’s limited to 100 models), we do have the sporty Corolla and Camry on sale now at Haddad Toyota. While we wait to see if Toyota will release special edition of these models, be sure to stop by and check out what these two great cars already offer!

Relieve Holiday Stress With This Tip From Toyota

Still of man foam rolling his leg
This image, a still from the video embedded below, shows a man using a foam roller to help relieve the tension in his legs.

Are you feeling stressed out by the holidays? If so, then Toyota has a solution for you – foam rolling! Now, if you’re like most Americans, you aren’t sure what a foam roller is or what you would do with one. Luckily, Toyota has a video for you to show you how to use one:

 

As you can see, a foam roller is a way you can massage yourself after a long day at work or a hard workout. While it’s a great way to relieve holiday stress, which let’s face it, is in full-swing this week as we prepare for Christmas morning with the kids and for all of our family gatherings, it’s also a wonderful new habit to start for the New Year!

 
Foam rolling, just like sitting in the leather-trimmed, multi-stage heated front seats with lumbar support that come on the 2015 Camry XLE, is a wonderful way to relax during this busy season and into 2015. Let us know at Haddad Toyota what you do to help relieve holiday stress in the comments below. From all of us here at Haddad Auto Group, have a safe and happy holiday!

End of The Road for the FJ Cruiser and Matrix

2014 FJ Cruiser
2014 is the end of the road for the eccentric FJ Cruiser, a Toyota fan favorite for many who wanted an SUV whose off-roading capabilities couldn’t be beat.

2014 has been a great year for Toyota. The Toyota Camry remained the top-selling car in the United States, the Toyota Tacoma has already teased its 2016 version which looks better than ever, and the Toyota Mirai is one of the first fuel cell vehicles to be sold commercially. However, 2014 also spells the end of the road for a few Toyota favorites.

The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser will be the last year this fun and quirky looking Toyota SUV will be made. From its first year in 2007 until now, the FJ Cruiser’s incredible suspension system and powerful V6 engine won the hearts of off-road enthusiasts everywhere. With the end of the Cruiser, these enthusiasts will have to look for the Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, or Land Cruiser to help pick-up where this vehicle left off.

2014 is also the last year for the Toyota Matrix hatchback. Praised for its top-notch safety features and affordable price, the Matrix has been a fan favorite for over ten years. Now Matrix lovers can turn to the Prius for an economical choice for a new hatchback.

While we are sad that it’s the end of the road for the FJ Cruiser and Matrix, we know that it just opens up the doors for new Toyota models to be released, like the Toyota Mirai which is already getting rave reviews for its great fuel economy and efficiency. Come by Haddad Toyota today to see your favorite Toyota cars!

5 Stars – The 2015 Toyota Camry Safety Rating

2015 Toyota Camry Wheel
The 2015 Toyota Camry’s traction control, stability control, antilock brakes, and brake assist help make it one of the safest cars on the road.

When looking for your next new sedan what do you look for? Updated technology? Comfortable seats? A sleek exterior? Top rated safety features? Well, we knew the 2015 Toyota Camry had all the interior features you could possibly want, and its sleek exterior has continued to make it the best-selling car in America. The one thing we didn’t know is what the safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would be. Well, now we do, and we must say that we didn’t expect any less.

The NHTSA gave the 2015 Toyota Camry an overall five star safety rating. After putting the new Carmy through their tests which include front, side, and rollover tests, the 2015 Camry shone. It received 4 out of 5 stars in the front crash test, 4 out of 5 stars for the rollover crash test, and 5 out of 5 stars in the side crash test.

Of course it’s not just passive safety features that contribute to the NHTSA’s ratings. The 2015 Toyota Camry safety rating is so high because of its crash prevention measures such as its traction control, antilock brakes, brake assist, available lane departure system, and available blind spot monitoring system.

Come to Haddad Toyota today for a test drive and see just how sleek and attractive a safe sedan can be!

New Advanced Active-Safety Systems Set Toyota Apart

FJ Cruiser Signal Lights on Side Mirrors
While many passive safety features Toyota already offers, such as signal indicators on side mirrors, are designed to help keep you safe, Toyota is working on Advanced Active-Safety Systems to help ensure your safety every time you’re behind the wheel.

Toyota’s always been know for reliability, but with the new line-up, Toyota’s starting to become known for something else – safety. Toyota’s new advanced active-safety systems will be available across its line-up. No matter if you want a Toyota Prius, new Camry, or Toyota Tacoma, your new vehicle will come with some top-notch advanced active-safety systems.

These systems, shown off in Tokyo last week, include upgraded pre-crash braking system, a vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications system, refined auto-parking, and auto-adjust headlamps.

“There is a limit to reducing the number of fatalities through passive safety,” he said. “We must also focus on active safety.”

While some of these safety elements, such as the auto-braking systems, will be available in the United States next year, others will take a bit longer to get to our shores.

Many believe that these advanced active-safety systems are a stepping-stone to producing a mas-marketed fully autonomous car.

To learn more about Toyota’s current active safety features and to see them in action, be sure to stop by Haddad Toyota today for a test drive today!