Lexus NX Crossover Campaign Begins Online, On TV

Lexus announced in a statement last week that it will be launching a new marketing campaign for its upcoming luxury crossover, the Lexus NX. The company is boasting the 2015 NX’s ability to go beyond the “typical” capabilities of a standard SUV.

Additionally, the 2015 NX will be aimed at a younger driving audience, one which is socially engaged, environmentally conscious, and constantly moving. Lexus aims to capture this market with app technology and the latest production techniques.

A handful of new TV spots will showcase the new campaign, across multiple major television stations at different times. Keep your eyes peeled for these new ads, which feature a variety of stories and music.

To get involved with the Lexus NX crossover campaign social conversation, follow the trend with #LexusNX.

Keep in touch with us for more information on new Lexus models, or visit us at Bill Walsh Toyota to check out one of our available models.

Consumer Reports 2015 Best Value Goes To Toyota Camry Hybrid

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The Camry has picked up so many awards over the years that we’re no longer surprised to hear about new ones. We here at Bill Walsh Toyota have come to sort of just expect it. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the Camry’s accolades! The latest attention Consumer Reports heaped upon Toyota’s classic sedan is definitely worth putting up on the fridge. But there is an interesting twist: it’s for the hybrid version.

That’s right. The Consumer Reports 2015 Best Value Award went to the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Torque News helps us look a little closer at this prestigious award. We learn that Consumer Reports not only looks at five-year cost of ownership, but also gives contenders a road test.

CR certainly did not hold back when it came to praising the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid. They called it “stone cold reliable,” while remarking of its “comfort and all-around functionality.” And naturally, the Camry’s fuel economy, at 38 mpg, didn’t hurt its chances of winning, either.

Toyota Wins Best Car Values From Consumer Reports

Toyota has been honored with one of the most sought-after titles in the automotive industry—that of the Consumer Reports’ best car values. Specifically, the magazine has named the Toyota Camry as the best value car.

In fact, CR claims that drivers who purchase the Toyota Camry end up getting twice the bang for their buck than those who purchase other models. Now that’s quite a testimony. The Camry is one of three Toyota models that made the CR list, a number higher than that of any other car company.

The decisions for which car wins each award are based on multiple factors, including “road tests, predicted reliability and five-year ownership costs, including depreciation, fuel, insurance premiums, interest on financing, maintenance and repairs and sales tax,” according to USA Today.

At Bill Walsh Toyota, we know all about Toyota’s great value and aren’t too surprised to hear that Toyota wins best car values. Come visit us today to see exactly what we have to offer.

Toyota has been honored with one of the most sought-after titles in the automotive industry—that of the Consumer Reports’ best car values. Specifically, the magazine has named the Toyota Camry as the best value car.

In fact, CR claims that drivers who purchase the Toyota Camry end up getting twice the bang for their buck than those who purchase other models. Now that’s quite a testimony. The Camry is one of three Toyota models that made the CR list, a number higher than that of any other car company.

The decisions for which car wins each award are based on multiple factors, including “road tests, predicted reliability and five-year ownership costs, including depreciation, fuel, insurance premiums, interest on financing, maintenance and repairs and sales tax,” according to USA Today.

At Bill Walsh Toyota, we know all about Toyota’s great value and aren’t too surprised to hear that Toyota wins best car values. Come visit us today to see exactly what we have to offer.

What to Pack in Your Emergency Roadside Kit

An emergency roadside kit is essential.
You can’t rely on your phone for everything.

Although no one plans to get stuck on the side of the road while traveling, it is important to prepare for unfortunate events by packing an emergency roadside kit. Your kit can be as comprehensive or as basic as you choose, but here are some of the items we at Bill Walsh Toyota think are necessities.

  1. ToyotaCare information card
  2. First aid kit
  3. Flashlight and extra batteries
  4. Blanket
  5. Bottled water
  6. Energy-rich snacks like trail mix or energy bars
  7. Rechargeable battery stick
  8. Screwdriver
  9. Pocket knife
  10. Ice scraper
  11. Collapsible shovel
  12. Extra windshield washer fluid, antifreeze, and brake fluid
  13. Two quarts of oil and a funnel
  14. Extra fuses
  15. Roadside flares

As you create your emergency kit, be sure that you know how to use all of the supplies in it. You won’t want to fumble around trying to read or research directions in the midst of an unexpected situation that is likely to make you frazzled already. Of course, feel free to add optional items like a good book or a travel game to keep yourself entertained as you wait.

Ideally, you won’t ever have to use your emergency kit, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

2015 Toyota Camry Design Is a Bold New Upgrade

The 2015 Toyota Camry design is cool and classy.
Toyota has changed up everything on the new Toyota Camry from styling to handling.

If you haven’t seen the new Camry’s look, you might be surprised to hear that it’s bolder than ever. An impressive new redesign is keeping the Camry at the top of its class. Toyota designers sure know how to spice things up.

Toyota has changed up everything from handling to exterior styling on the new model. This impressive Toyota Camry design sure has heads turning, thanks to an aggressive new bumper and grille, better headlights, and a sleeker, longer body. According to Toyota, the premium materials inside the cabin are a new touch as well.

“Camry buyers may be entertained by more assertive driving dynamics. Cost-conscious interiors have been upgraded with more soft surfaces, nicer detailing, and contemporary electronic gear. Chassis systems—steering, brakes, suspension—receive minor changes aimed at better ride and feel,” said Don Sherman at Car and Driver.

The Camry also features an optional 3.5-liter V6, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new model can do zero-to-60 in 5.8 seconds and still get up to 35 highway mpg.

Want to check out the new 2015 model? Come to Bill Walsh Toyota.

The Bill Walsh Toyota Blog is Here!

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The Bill Walsh Toyota blog gives you full access to the deals going on in our dealership.

Are you in need of a trusted source for Toyota news? Or would you like to know more about Bill Walsh Toyota? Well, wish no further! The Bill Walsh Toyota blog is here to keep you informed and quench your thirst for everything Toyota. We welcome you out to our Illinois Toyota dealership anytime as we have a sales and service staff ready to answer your questions. Check back here weekly as we will have a new blog post every week with info on the latest rumblings from Toyota as well as your local Toyota dealer!

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