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Toyota Top-Ranking Retail Brand for First Half of 2014

After being named the world’s most valuable car brand in the latest Millward Brown Optimor BrandZ study, Toyota is first in another ranking. The manufacturer announced its June 2014 sales on July 1, cementing its title as the top-ranking car retail brand in the first half of 2014.

Toyota, Scion, and Lexus reported sales of 1,165,607 units for the first half of the year—a 5.8 percent increase based on daily selling rate. Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager, points to both a recovering industry and the strength of Toyota’s new models: “Sales in the first half of 2014 indicate a steadily recovering industry, and we expect this pace to increase as we move into the second part of the year. In June, Camry and Corolla posted double-digit gains as passenger cars showed renewed strength industry-wide.”

The Camry and Corolla are just two of the exciting new Toyota models we have available at San Francisco Toyota. Visit our dealership to see why customers love Toyota vehicles.

Toyota Most Valuable Car Brand Worldwide

Businessmen holding up globeToyota has regained its title as the world’s most valuable car brand. Toyota has held this top spot seven out of the last nine years. Toyota has increased its value by 21 percent from last year, for a total brand value of $29.6 billion.

This is according to the Millward Brown Optimor BrandZ study of the “Top 10 Most Valuable Car Brands.” The study analyzes financial data as well as opinion polls of potential and current buyers to determine the top ten list.

San Francisco Toyota is proud to represent the world’s most valuable car brand. Call, contact us, or stop by today to test drive one of our new Toyota vehicles and see for yourself why more people trust the Toyota brand.

Get a Look Behind the Scenes of the New 2015 Camry [VIDEO]

At San Francisco Toyota, we know we’re not the only ones eagerly awaiting the release of the 2015 Toyota Camry later this year. With an exciting new design and the latest driver convenience features, the new Camry is evidence of Toyota’s continuing dedication to pushing the midsize sedan further. Accomplishing such a task requires the hard work of a team of passionate, dedicated individuals–and you can meet some of them in this video. Check out what’s coming with the latest design of Toyota’s iconic favorite, and be sure to contact us for more information on its release.

The Woman’s Guide to the Dealership: Your First Visit

Car customer shaking handsPerhaps you’re a woman who doesn’t particularly relish the prospect of visiting a car dealership. If so, you’re not alone. In what is still a very male-dominated environment, women are often put off by the idea of being patronized, or not understanding some of the more technical details about buying a used or new car. However, there’s no reason for any woman to feel nervous about visiting a car dealership, especially at San Francisco Toyota. Calm those first-time nerves with this simple guide to your first visit.

Do some homework first

It’s seldom a good idea to walk straight into a dealership without doing any type of homework, and that goes for any gender. It’s no different than visiting the supermarket, for instance. You need a clear reason for your visit, with a basic shopping list in mind. Do some research online to find out what sort of car you would like to buy. Try to narrow down your choices to a few options, so the dealer doesn’t have to start from scratch. If you have a basic idea of what you want, the dealer will be able to give you more specific advice.

Ask the right questions

Dealers may wrongly assume that, because you are a woman, you are only interested in specific things about the car. Make sure that the dealer knows you mean business by asking questions about the power, reliability, fuel efficiency and any other practical/technical issues that concern you. Like any other buyer, you want to know that you are getting value for money, and that the car is going to be a sensible investment. Set the scene correctly from the beginning, and ask the right questions.

Make sure you are thorough

Don’t let the dealer rush you into a decision. Make it clear that you want all the right information and that you want to take the car for a test drive, too. Don’t feel embarrassed about taking notes, or telling the dealer that you may want to get a second opinion from somebody else.

Get ready to negotiate

Women are just as capable of striking a good deal as men, so make sure you get a good price. Don’t give away your budget right away. Also, conduct a price check online to be well-informed prior to arriving at the dealership.

At San Francisco Toyota, we are proud to offer an exceptional car-buying experience for every customer. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you.

 

First Look at the Redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry

SF Toyota_2015 CamryOut of the many Toyota models here at San Francisco Toyota, one of the most popular on our lot is the Toyota Camry. One of the most efficient, affordable and safe models we offer, it is a full-bodied representation of Toyota’s goal to create quality vehicles for everyday people. Recently, the all-new 2015 Toyota Camry was revealed at the New York Auto Show. It blew us away with a sportier look and more features that will take Camry enthusiasts to a new level of driving luxury. Keep reading to find out what to expect.

The new Camry has been completely redesigned with new paneling and longer body that gives it a more aggressive stance than ever. The unveiling revealed a bundle of new features including a redesigned center stack, dashboard, LED daytime running headlights, and French stitching on higher-end trims. Drivers will also notice a much quieter cabin, letting you get behind the wheel and into your zone without the clamor of outside noise.

Also available is a wireless charging system for your smartphone, which is located next to the convenient USB and 12V ports. Ideal for those wishing to stay connected while on the road, the redesigned 4.2-inch color screen makes viewing navigation, entertainment and vehicle information easier than ever.

Under the hood, the latest Camry looks quite familiar with a choice of the standard 2.5-liter inline-four engine or the available 3.5-liter V6 engine, both sporting a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid models will offer a 2.5-liter I-4 engine coupled with an electric motor and CVT.

The Camry’s performance has also been upgraded with enhanced electric power steering. This gives a more responsive and centered driving experience than previous models. There will also be a brand-new trim available above the SE model: the XSE. The sportiest Camry ever designed, this brand-new trim offers coil springs, one-of-a-kind shock absorbers, sportier steering, and stylish 18-inch rims.

The latest model is easily the most stunning Camry to date. Visit the San Francisco Toyota Facebook page to let us know what you think!

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