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Toyota’s FT-1 Concept Gets a Second Design

The new face of the FT-1 premiered at Pebble Beach, and we can’t look away

Get ready to lift your jaws up off the floor. Back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota debuted the FT-1 concept – a stunning new sports car dazzling in a red finish with two-tone red and black interior. Recently, Toyota showed that it had even more up its sleeve at Pebble Beach, when the FT-1 from January showed up with a whole new face.

Toyota took the FT-1 concept and drenched it in a graphite finish that is both menacing and beautiful as it accents the sculptural design of our favorite brand’s latest creation. The tan leather interior complete with exposed metal elements adds to the more upscale look of this version of the FT-1.

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FT-1 interior design was inspired by high-tech performance materials used in modern superhero costumes, combining just the right parts style and function. The result is an authentic bold look that exudes luxury and power.

Players of Gran Turismo 6 will be able to drive both versions of the FT-1 in September, along with a racing-focused version aptly named the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo. To see the virtual version in action, click here. At San Francisco Toyota, we can’t wait to see the FT-1 in person, but until then we’ll just have to make do with photo galleries and virtual racing. Stay tuned for all the latest Toyota news, and stop by anytime to see Toyota innovation at work in our current inventory.

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Top Reasons to Drive a Toyota Hybrid Vehicle

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Not only has Toyota advanced its hybrid technology, but the automaker is also making it more affordable with enticing leasing and finance incentives. There are many reasons to switch from a vehicle powered by a combustion engine to one powered by hybrid technology.

First, Toyota hybrids do not require extra work. Our hybrids convert energy produced by the gasoline engine and transfer it to the electric motor; you don’t have to plug in your car. In addition, you can enjoy less stresson the road. Toyota hybrids offer a much quieter, cleaner driving experience, and the engine automatically turns off when you hit a traffic jam.

Driving a Toyota hybrid is easy. The CVT transmission operates smoothly and seamlessly, just like any other automatic transmission. Obviously, our hybrids also save fuel. All six Toyota hybrid models offer superior fuel economy.

When you drive a Toyota hybrid, you’ll be saving the environment. Not only will you be reducing your dependency on fossil fuels by driving a Toyota hybrid, you’ll also be improving local air quality. Finally, Toyota hybrids can save employers money on the company cars. Employers may be able to enjoy tax breaks if they choose a Toyota hybrid model for their company car, as well as saving on fuel costs.

At San Francisco Toyota, we think you’ll be convinced once you’ve taken a test drive in one of our new Toyota vehicles. Call or contact us today to schedule your test drive or learn more.

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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.


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