Toyota has made four teens a lot happier and in an even bigger feat, has gotten teens across the country to share the importance of safe driving habits with their peers. As part of the Toyota Teen Driver joint program by Toyota and Discovery Education, the video challenge asks teens to produce short videos that inspire their peers to avoid distractions while behind the wheel.
More than 1,000 entries were submitted for the challenge this year and the winning team walked away with $15,000 and the chance to turn their video into a professional quality, TV-ready PSA with the help of a Discovery film crew. Check out the winning video below and see the rest of the video finalists at the full Toyota Teen Driver site.
If you’re looking for a safe and reliable vehicle for your teen, or for yourself, come see our team at Brent Brown Toyota and check out the large selection of new Toyota, Toyota Certified Used and other quality used vehicles. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
When two innovative companies come together, you would expect a result that’s well, innovative. And that’s exactly what’s happening as Toyota teams up with social invention company Uncharted Play (UP) to introduce UP’s Think Out of Bounds curriculum. According to the organization, they will use the curriculum and their energy-generating products to challenge traditional approaches to global issues while empowering youth to invent the world they want.
The core of the curriculum will be UP’s best known invention, the Soccket—a soccer ball that harnesses kinetic energy from play for practical, everyday use. The curriculum will first be introduced in New York City and will then spend four weeks in Brazil working with children living in local favelas.
UP Co-Founder and CEO, Jessica O. Matthews, says the curriculum will provide children in New York and Brazil with an off-grid energy option, the tools for creating real inventions in their own communities, and most importantly the ability to do all of this while playing.
Toyota will function as a case study within the curriculum, which will address the innovative ways in which Toyota develops products that address specific consumer needs.
“At Toyota, we believe strongly in innovation, and how it has the incredible ability to impact our daily lives,” said Dionne Colvin Lovely, national manager of traditional and emerging media at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “The work that Uncharted Play is undertaking in Brazil is a shining example of how an innovative company can greatly affect others, and we are pleased to be collaborating with them on their latest mission.”
There’s no better proof of Toyota’s heart for innovation than our vehicles themselves. Come see our team at Brent Brown Toyota and check out the large selection of new Toyota, Toyota Certified Used and other quality used vehicles. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
Toyota has shown its respect for the environment and its dedication to environmental thinking for more than 25 years. Check out the video below and see how the Toyota Way means continuous improvement and innovation in this field.
Our team at Brent Brown Toyota is excited about the steps Toyota is taking to create a sustainable future for our environment. Our eco-efficient vehicles are part of that process, so come visit us and check out our hybrid line-up and full line of New Toyota vehicles as well as our large selection of Toyota Certified Used and other quality used vehicles. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
The neat online shopping tool from Toyota, called Find Your Match, helps car shoppers find the perfect Toyota to suit their lifestyle. Instead of looking tirelessly at configurations and comparing models, this innovative tool guides the shopper through a series of questions that leads them to the top three Toyota matches for their needs. From work commutes to road-tripping to Grandma’s house, the tool will match you to the three best models for your needs. See the process below and then get to matching!
1) First, pick where you’re headed. Will you use your Toyota for work, road trips or just casual driving?
2) Then, pick how you plan to use your vehicle and what is most important to you. Are you just driving to work? Do you have a large family or a small family? Do you like to save on gas or do you like extra storage space?
3) A couple more questions, and you’re matched! From there you can choose to explore the three models or start configuring your perfect match.
Find your match and come see us at Brent Brown Toyota and check out the large selection of new Toyota, Toyota Certified Used and other quality used vehicles. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
Toyota brought big news to the New York International Auto Show with the unveiling of the 2015 Camry. Although the new model is just a refresh for the current generation Camry, the model introduces some significant redesigning for the car that’s earned the recognition as the best-selling car in the United States for 12 straight years. Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager, Bill Fay said that the 2015 Camry incorporates nearly 2,000 new parts and 90 percent new sheet metal. In fact, the new model boasts a complete exterior redesign with the exception of the roof.
The 2015 Camry will even add a new XSE trim level that will sit between the existing SE and XLE models. The new XSE will be the sportiest Camry with 18-inch wheels, firmer shocks, springs and bushings, and unique steering tuning.
“Customers today love the durability, quality and value that the Camry represents, but they are looking for a little more style, comfort and performance, and this 2015 Camry has all of the above,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales USA.
Keep an eye out for updates and news on the 2015 Camry as it nears its expected launch date this fall. In the meantime, come see us at Brent Brown Toyota and check out the large selection of new Toyota, Toyota Certified Used and other quality used vehicles. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
Recently, three Brent Brown Toyota team members were honored as Toyota Gold Sales Society members for the Toyota Denver Region. Bob Sanders, Todd Robinson and Sheldon Williams were each honored as Society members due to the high level of customer service they provide each customer.
To be honored as a Toyota Gold Sales Society member, sales consultants must meet many requirements including ranking in the top 35 selling sales consultants in the six-state, Toyota Denver Region. Members must also have attained their Toyota Sales Consultant Certification. Sanders, Robinson and Williams represent three of the four sales consultants recognized in the whole state of Utah.
At Brent Brown Toyota, we are proud to deliver quality customer service to every individual that walks through our doors. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
Consumer trials have begun for Toyota’s i-Road electric vehicle, which debuted at last year’s Geneva auto show. Ten vehicles will be tested out by 20 different consumers in the Tokyo area. The participants will provide Toyota with driving feedback and other information. The ultra-compact vehicle features a system called Active Lean which allows the vehicle to lean on corners like a motorcycle. Not intended for highway use, the vehicle’s top speeds are around 30 mph. Check out the video below to watch the i-Road EV in action.
Our team at Brent Brown Toyota is proud of the exciting innovations Toyota is making in the automotive industry. Come visit us and check out our full line of New Toyota vehicles as well as a large selection of Toyota Certified Used and other quality used vehicles. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
In recent years, many programs have emphasized the disastrous effects of using technology while driving. But there are also many non-technology related distractions that are just as dangerous for drivers, such as eating and drinking while driving or putting on makeup while driving to work. These kinds of distractions are dangerous for all drivers, young and old alike. And that’s why Toyota launched the TeenDrive365 program late last year which speaks to the driving habits of both parents and teens.
The program focuses on increasing safety for drivers by decreasing driving distractions and showing drivers how often they engage in bad driving habits. Toyota also hopes to give parents the tools to talk to their teens about safe driving by involving them in the teen’s first year of driving and challenging parents to model safe driving practices. The campaign website, www.Teendrive365.com, includes driving tips and facts, a parent/teen safety challenge quiz, videos, and a mutual driving agreement for parents and teens to sign together. Check out some of the distracted driving facts that Toyota highlights. They just might surprise you.
Distracted Driving Facts
Fact #1: Teens read or send text messages 26 times more often than their parents think.
Fact #2: Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.
Fact #3: If a teen thinks their parent eats/drinks while driving, they are 3 times more likely to do it as well.
Fact #4: Parents use a hand-held cell phone more often than teens while driving.
Fact #5: A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive.
At Brent Brown Toyota, we place safety as a top priority and are proud of the TeenDrive365 program and Toyota’s commitment to helping increase driver safety. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
*Facts from Teen Driver Distraction Study from University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Every Toyota model has been designed to be a dependable vehicle that can allow a driver to have a comfortable, stylish and secure ride at all times. One of the greatest factors that play into a driver’s comfort and confidence while driving is safety. From past to present to future, Toyota has invested time and resources into safety technology, quality and value. Recently, a Toyota Matrix was put to the ultimate safety test and stood up better than anyone could have ever imagined.
Horrible accident, miraculous save by a Matrix
In New York City, a couple experienced an extremely wild and unexpected ride. While driving in their Toyota Matrix on the Cross Bronx Expressway, Carlos and Raquel Broadbelt swerved to avoid a pothole. Their Matrix then slid on a patch of ice, hitting the guardrail, coursing off the overpass and ultimately landing nose first onto the road 50 feet below. The impact of the 50-foot dive battered the front end of the Toyota Matrix and the pure nature of the accident made onlookers fear the worst. However, the impact left the driver and passenger with minor injuries and the ability to literally walk away from the accident. There are not many things that are able to survive a 50-foot fall, but the Broadbelt’s Matrix did and saved their lives! You can see more about their fall here.
A Toyota tradition of trust
This is an amazing testament to Toyota’s commitment to safety. Toyota continually works to enhance the safety features in every model it produces around the world. The 2014 Toyota line has received multiple IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards, Top Safety Pick Plus Awards and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Toyota’s latest models, Brake Assist, the Star Safety System, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control and Smart Stop Technology are just some of the great features that help protect your crew and cargo every time you get behind the wheel of a Toyota. Toyota has also increased the number and adjusted the placement of air bags inside many Toyota vehicles in order to ensure safety in an unpredictable or unavoidable environment.
Not only does Toyota focus on the production of safe, dependable vehicles, but Toyota also invests and concentrates on the road ahead in its safety technology. Toyota puts a serious effort into many driver education projects and programs, as well as partnering with organizations and universities in order to advance in the field of auto safety. Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center works side-by-side with universities such as Ohio State, Stanford and Virginia Tech. Together they measure actual crash data to reflect on possible improvements of driving tools and safer transportation. Presently, Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) and its partners are developing technologies such as Pre-Collision System testing and pedestrian PCS test scenarios. The core of Toyota’s drive to a safer and more efficient vehicle is simply the safety of the driver and their crew.
While Toyota is an automaker, their safety commitment goes far beyond just cars, trucks and SUVs. Toyota has developed THUMS, a Total Human Model for Safety tool that is a tool to help study the effect of vehicle crash on the brain. Toyota’s goal is to protect and care for you, your friends and your family before, during and after you purchase a vehicle. At Brent Brown Toyota, we are honored to be a part of this company that truly puts the driver and their passengers above all else. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!
Here at Brent Brown Toyota we have you covered! We have everything you need from new or used cars, to service and modifications. We take our slogan serious when we say we will “bend over backwards to be your Utah car dealership of choice.” Something you may not know about us, however, is that we offer special upgrade and modification packages for your car, truck, SUV or minivan. If you want to jack up your style to a monster level or take a trip to the dark side then look no further than Brent Brown Toyota’s Parts & Accessories and Service Departments.
Brent Brown’s Monstrous upgrade
Have you ever wanted to look and feel like Godzilla on the road but did not know where to start? Well start right here at Brent Brown Toyota, where we will take your truck to the next level with our Monster Truck Package. To start the transformation from normal to beastly, we start with the installation of a six-inch pro comp lift kit with factory warranty. Then you have a choice of any number of all-black 20” wheels installed with 35” Nitto Trail Grappler MT tires to complete the transformation. For a limited time this package is being offered to you at the excellent price of just $5,995, that is $1,000 off the original price! If this does sound like enough of a modification for you, then you can really amp up the style by adding some chrome wheels, larger tires and any number of other accessories that you want for the additional cost of parts and installation. For more information or to schedule your installation appointment, give Rory Hayward at Brent Brown Toyota a call at 888-825-7597.
Welcome to the dark side
No the dark side is not referring to the dark side of the force on ‘Star Wars.’ Here in Orem, we are talking about our Triple Black Package. So, what is the Triple Black Package? We are so glad you asked! The package includes black powder coated rims and special window tint to add a bit more mystery to your ride. For a limited time only, you can take the trip to the dark side for the special price of just $999! We know that you will not find a better looking package at such an affordable price anywhere else. While this package may not be your first choice of upgrades in the nasty winter weather, make an appointment now and you have the best-looking vehicle on the block the first sunny warm day of spring!
Other options offered for you
If these packages offered are not getting you excited, do not turn away just yet. Brent Brown Toyota has other options to choose from. Have you found the perfect new or used car at Brent Brown Toyota, but turned off by cloth interior? No worries! We have seat upgrades available that transform cloth interior into luxurious leather heated seats, which can turn a maybe vehicle into a definite vehicle. The additions and upgrades do not end there and expect us to offer more customization parts and accessories as well as full packages in the upcoming months! For more information, please contact us today at 888-238-2614. Make sure you do not miss any of the events or specials going on at Brent Brown Toyota! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!