Toyota of Tampa Bay
Home   |   New Vehicles   |   Used Vehicles   |    Vehicles Specials   |   Schedule Service   |   Get Financing   |   Contact Us
Toyota of Tampa Bay
1101 E. Fletcher Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33612
Sales: 866-858-7000
Service: 866-423-7228
www.ToyotaofTampaBay.com
In This Issue
Featured Links
About Us

At Toyota of Tampa Bay, we are determined to exceed every one of your expectations, from selecting the perfect vehicle to keeping it in top condition for years on down the road.

Newsletter Archives
You are currently browsing the Toyota of Tampa Bay Newsletter archives for October, 2015 .

Archive for October, 2015

2016 Toyota Tacoma: This model rules mid-size truck market

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Most domestic automakers have shelved their mid-size pickup truck product line. Staying the course is Japanese automaker Toyota with the third-generation Toyota Tacoma.

Built in North America, Tacoma is Toyota’s top-selling truck and America’s best-selling mid-size pickup 10 years running to hold a 50-percent market share in the segment.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited models shipped with 4X2 or 4X4 drivetrains in Double or Access Cab body styles.

Base power is supplied by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder with standard five-speed manual transmission rated at 159 horsepower. A six-speed automatic is also available.

A new 3.5L V6 replaces the retired 4.0L engine for 278 hp mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Read more:

Source: nwitimes.com

Posted in Automotive News |

The Toyota Camry is the top selling car in the world, and its hybrid version will do its part to keep the model on top.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Year in and year out, Toyota Camry is the top selling car in the world. While the Camry is outsold by utility vehicles like pickup trucks around the planet, it moves out of showrooms fast enough that I can guarantee one definitely sold while you were reading this sentence. In fact, depending on where you snag the stats, Toyota sells three of said Camry(s) per minute.

The best feature of the 2016 version has to be new exterior styling. It’s not revolutionary to say that the image of previous generations of Camry could be summed up with two words — “safe” and “boring.” But, with a new, lower and more aggressive front end and more refined lines stem to stern, the look of the Camry positively evolved from pedestrian sedan more toward luxury aspirations.

Read more:

Source: craveonline.com

Posted in Automotive News |

Third Date: 2015 Toyota Prius V

Monday, October 5th, 2015

In many ways, driving the larger Toyota Prius V was a lot like driving a regular Prius, but better. While the standard Prius reminds you, constantly, that its 1.8 liter Hybrid Synergy Drive power plant was not taken out of a performance car, the Prius V somehow manages to feel capable of smoothly accelerating up to highway speeds. It’s a bit of a mystery, considering both the “regular” Prius and Prius V carry on with the same drive train- and the difference is noticeable enough that I actually went to Toyota’s site to compare the power outputs of the two models.

I suspect there is some software trickery afoot that’s giving the Toyota Prius V a more aggressive throttle tip-in than its more tightly-packed siblings, but I can’t prove it. Instead, I’ll simply say that “it was better than the regular Prius.”

The interior of the 2015 Prius V, also, felt bigger and more open than I expected a “Prius wagon” to feel. I was also impressed that Toyota went to the effort of designing a whole new interior for the car, instead of just re-using the standard Prius’ bits. GM and Mercedes could learn a lot on that point.

Read more:

Source: gas2.org

Posted in Automotive News |

Toyota’s new 2016 Tacoma remains all truck

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Toyota Tacoma is called a midsize truck — a category that has been showing new signs of life lately — but at least in the double-cab version, it is certainly not lacking in stature.

And that might make it a good choice for many truck buyers: It’s big enough to get the job done but a little better on gas than full-size pickups.

Tacoma is new for 2016 and started arriving at dealers this week. As the clear sales leader in the midsize category, the truck didn’t need any major overhauls to make it more competitive. But Toyota threw some nice touches in anyway, like:

•Looks. The angles in the front end are sharper, which makes the truck look more aggressive. The hood was raised. It’s a big improvement and puts Tacoma back on the leading edge of truck eye-catchers.

•Engine. Besides the available four-cylinder, Tacoma was given a more-efficient 3.5-liter V-6 with direct and port fuel injection. It churns out 278 horsepower, a 42-horsepower improvement over the outgoing V-6 engine.

•Ride. More high-strength steel went into Tacoma to make it even more taut when it goes off-road.

•Size. It grew about 4 inches, bringing it within 2 feet of the full-size Tundra.

Read more:

Source: usatoday.com

Posted in Automotive News |

Home   |    New Vehicles   |    Used Vehicles   |    Vehicle Specials   |    Schedule Service   |    Get Financing   |    Contact Us