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Chicago Auto Feature: 2016 Avalon Refresh

2016 Toyota Avalon
Toyota pulled out all the stops this year revealing the 2016 Toyota Avalon refresh at the Chicago Auto Show this past weekend, and we must admit, the new Avalon’s updated exterior looks great!

This past week at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota debuted the 2016 Toyota Avalon. The 2016 Avalon refresh features an updated exterior making it appear sportier than ever, and an upgraded interior with new comfort and technology features that appeal to car buyers of all ages – from older buyers to the young business man who needs a sleek, new car to impress his colleagues and his boss.

The full-sized Avalon pulls out all the stops with its newly designed exterior which features new taillights and new chrome rear bumper finishes, and a wider front grille that creates the sportier stance Toyota’s been moving towards with its Corolla, and Camry. Add in the new vertical turn signals and optional LED daytime running lights on higher trim levels, and the Avalon’s sleek exterior becomes much more appealing to the young and young at heart alike.

Of course the changes don’t stop there. Once you step inside the new Toyota Avalon, you will experience Toyota’s Entune audio system that now comes standard with every trim level. This audio system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, USB port, Bluetooth technology, voice recognition, and more.

No matter what you’re looking for in your new full-sized car, the 2016 Toyota Avalon will deliver. While the 2016 Avalon won’t go on sale until later this year, you can stop by and check out the 2015 Avalon right here at Haddad Toyota.

How To Keep Your Car Looking New

Man Washing Car - How To Keep Your Car Looking New
Follow these 4 easy steps to keep your car looking great for years to come.

We all love to have a shiny, new car and hate when our new cars get dirty and start to look, well, not new.  If you’ve been wondering how to keep your car looking new for as long as possible, here are a few tips to help make your car maintain its long life.

  1. Clean the Inside of Your Car – Vacuum and shampoo the carpets, clean the inside of your windows and mirrors, clean out the tire well in your trunk, and remove the seat cushions and get all the little crumbs from quickly eaten meals out of the car.
  2. Wash Your Car – We’re not talking about the easy pay a few extra dollars after you pump your gas to get a quick and easy car wash. We’re talking about using sponges and hand washing the car inside and out.
  3. Clean Your Headlights – Whether you buy a headlight restore kit or follow the directions posted on Pinterest on how to clean your headlights using toothpaste (note: we’ve never tried this option, so try at your own discretion), clear headlights will make your car seem much newer.
  4. Buff, Polish, and Wax Your Car – Buffing your car will help remove small scratches and the oxidation that occurs when you leave your car outside for long periods of time. Polishing your car will get it that new car shine, and waxing will help seal in any small scratches missed in your initial buffing.

If you’ve done all 4 steps, and your car still doesn’t look as good as new, then maybe it’s just time for a new car. Check out our great selection at Haddad Toyota for a new car that is sure to keep its shine for many years to come!

Classic Car Lovers Unite – New Toyota Supra Possible


FT-1 Concept Car - New Toyota Supra
This Ft-1 Concept Car shown at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year is rumored to be the predecessor to a new Toyota Supra.


In 1998, Toyota stopped selling the beloved Toyota Supra in the U.S., much to the chagrin of car lovers everywhere. Recently, Toyota renewed their trademark for the Supra which has car lovers looking hopefully towards the Japanese company for a new model of the popular car. While, Autoblog.com admits that this type of renewal is usual, even when the car maker does not intend to use the trademark, many believe that this renewal means the car will be made again soon, especially considering other moves made by Toyota such as their reveal of the FT-1 Concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

While in production, the Supra won the Import Car of the Year award from Motor Trend magazine, made Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best car list multiple times, and won a Design and Engineering award from Popular Mechanics magazine. It’s been a part of various movies, video games, TV shows, and music videos including Grand Theft Auto, and the Fast and the Furious film series.

This popular car might also be a part of the BMW-Toyota sports car joint project announced at the end of last year.

While we can’t know for certain, we hope Toyota will give us something to cheer about in the near future. Check back with Haddad Toyota’s blog to learn more about a possible new Toyota Supra!

What do you think? Could this new FT-1 pictured below be a new Toyota Supra?