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Toyota Helps Drivers Avoid Accidents with New Accident-Avoidance Technology

Drivers that know the feeling of nearly getting into an accident, know it's not a god one.  Your heart goes into your throat, you lose your inability to swallow and your life flashes right before your eyes. Many of us, unfortunately, also know the trauma that comes from actually having a crash. That's why Toyota designed an new Accident-Avoidance Technology system to help literally steer you away from accidents all together.

Engineered with…

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Two Toyotas Named "Top Recommended Current Buys" by NADAguides

Two Toyota models were named "Top Recommended Current Buys" from the industry's leading auto pricing and car detail provider. NADAguides, releases a market report for car buyers, every quarter. For Q2 2011, NADAguides featured only six cars in total on their consumer-lauded "Top Recommended Buys" list. Toyota of North Charlotte is happy to announce Toyota took home a third of NADAguides' six titles with their 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 Manual pickup and…

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Why the Toyota Camry Ranks First on Cars.com American-Made Index

Wondering how the Camry ranks first on Cars.com's American-Made Index? Well, you're not alone. It is, after all, a very logical question, considering that by all rights Toyota is considered a Japanese automaker.

Upon careful investigation, however, Cars.com has found that it's not just the most "American" car when compared to other exports....The Toyota Camry is, in fact, more American than any "American-made" car available.

See, while Toyota is…

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Toyota is Developing an Exclusive Social Networking Site for Toyota Owners

In cooperation with Microsoft and San Francisco-based Salesforce.com, Toyota is developing their very own, exclusive social networking site. Called "Toyota Friend", it's specially designed to allow  drivers to interact with their cars as they would one of the hundreds of social networking sites popping up left and right.

Still in the developmental phase, "Toyota Friend" was recently demonstrated in a Tokyo showroom, where onlookers watched an owner of a plug-in Prius received a…

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Toyota Puts Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

Electric vehicles (EVs) are attractive for many different reasons. They're clean.  They require zero gasoline. And they offer a fresh, futuristic look. That said, there's one thing about EVs, which many drivers find unattractive: The ever-present inconvenience of charging their power cells.

Happily, given a recent partnership between Toyota and WiTricity, future EV owners might never have to deal with the frustrations that come with the tangled rats nest of cords and having…

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Toyota Wins Three More Consumer Reports Awards

Three Toyota models have recently earned awards from Consumer Reports magazine. The RAV4 earned the title of "Best Value Small SUV". The ever-popular Prius hybrid was named "Top Green Car", for the eighth consecutive year. And, the Sienna minivan received the distinction of "Best Family Hauler". Bolstering their prestige even further, Toyota leads all automakers with 20 recommended models out of 26 tested.

"These latest accolades join the impressive list of awards and recognitions received…

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Offers New Trail Teams Special-Edition Package

Every model year, the Toyota FJ Cruiser offers a new Trail Teams Special-Edition Package. For 2011, the overall look for the Trail Teams Special-Edition is aggressive.  With a distinctive Army Green exterior (accentuated by Black bumpers, front grille and door handles) and special Green upholstery. And, it's backed by a now-standard Off-Road Package and Trail Teams' capability.

There's also some upgrades under the hood. The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special-Edition is…

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2011 Toyota Sienna Wins Edmunds' Minivan Comparison Test

In search of a new vehicle to haul your family around, but won't settle for anything less than the best? Well, you're in the right spot.

It was neither the Town and Country nor the Grand Caravan that was named the best minivan on the market by the editors at Edmunds' Inside Line. It wasn't the Quest, either. Rather, the winner of the Best Minivan of 2011 title goes to none other…

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Toyota’s West Virginia Facility Plans to Expand Production

Toyota is planning to invest a lofty sum of $64 million in its facility in West Virginia. The goal is to expand production of six-speed automatic transmissions. This will bring Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia's annual transmission capacity to just under 400,000. The West Virginia plant currently builds six-speed transmissions for many of Toyota's V6-engine models. Many of which you can find here at Toyota of North Charlotte, including the Toyota Avalon…

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62 MPG Goal for the Toyota Prius

At the Washington D.C. auto show, Toyota stated that its Prius model can do 62 mpg. According to Jim Colon, Toyota vice president for product communication, "Whatever goal [the Obama administration] establishes, Toyota will be prepared to meet. If it's 62 miles a gallon, we'll be able to achieve that."

Mr. Colon said the new rules "excite" Toyota, and the company is "already going in that direction." Toyota is planning on expanding…
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