Dear Customer, Fans and Readers,
Please help us “Hire our Heroes”!
Veterans. Heroes. They have served our Country. They have fought for our Country. They have put their lives on the line. For our Freedom. For you and I.
Veterans who have selflessly served our Country in the line of Duty protecting our Freedom and our Rights. Veterans who have sacrificed for their Country and the People in it. Veterans who have risked their lives to serve and protect.
Yet, they return from overseas, and are having a hard time finding work here in their very own country they have fought so hard for. They are leaving the military service and moving down the ladder to poverty. The number of low-income veterans receiving government assistance for their heating and cooling bills hit a new high last year, according to a survey by a federal energy-assistance program. Over the last four years, the survey also found, the number of low-income households with at least one military veteran receiving federal energy assistance rose by about 1.1 million households, to 1.78 million.
According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, there are about 178,000 recent veterans currently looking for work.
We at Toyota of Manhattan find this news disturbing and are looking to help. We want to help our Veterans, our heroes. We will be looking to hire and train Veterans at our dealership in available openings. From technicians to sales, we are looking to hire. Please pass the word along to your friends and family Veterans and have them send their applications to us. Let’s help those who have given everything for us!
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) today reported a 7.5 percent gain in January sales on a volume basis, compared to the same period last year. Toyota Division sales climbed 9.0 percent while Lexus Division sales were off 4.6 percent.
“The momentum we saw building during the fourth quarter of last year continued to speed up in January,” Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, told journalists during conference call. “Industry sales should come in with a SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate) of about 14 million, an increase over December. That’s also the best start for the new year since 2008 and another reason we’re optimistic about the coming year.”
“For Toyota Motor Sales, total Toyota, Lexus and Scion sales of 124,540 vehicles were up 7.5 percent from a pretty good January of last year,” he continued. The Toyota Division was up 9 percent, thanks to a huge Camry sales month with a 56 percent jump in the all-new Camry.”
“Frankly, the Camry results could have been even better,” Carter added. “Not only is Camry retaining owners at record levels, the Camry SE is bringing in new and younger buyers at all levels we have not previously experienced, with a median age of 45. As a result, demand for the SE model continues to top the Camry lineup and we could have sold more in January if we had them. So we’re adjusting our production mix in order to meet customer demand in the months ahead. We’re going from about 8 percent for the previous generation Camry to more than 40 percent for the current production mix. And even though the new Camry Hybrid didn’t start arriving at dealerships until late last year, January sales of more than 2,100 were up 146 percent.”
Prius also had a good month, with sales up 8.7 percent, and Toyota pickup sales were up 9 percent in January.
“We expect the gradually improving economy will continue to bring buyers back into the marketplace at the same time our influx of new models are arriving at dealerships,” concluded Carter.
On the luxury side, Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager, said, “Coming off our strong December to Remember, when we turned our inventory faster than we have in 2½ years, January sales for Lexus were pretty good.”
“We sold 12,274 vehicles, down 4.6 percent from last January,” he continued. “While SUV sales were down 15 percent due to low inventory, our car sales were up 9 percent. The best news is that today is the first day of February, which means that our plans for the year are kicking into high gear.”
“If you remember,” said Templin, “we said we’d launch nine new or updated models plus three F SPORT vehicles this year. Well, three of those new arrivals are at dealerships now. The LX luxury utility vehicle that we showed in Detroit, the GS sports sedan and the GS F SPORT are being delivered right now and customers soon will be driving them off dealers’ lots.
“Customers will be introduced to the GS in a big way this weekend when our first-ever Super Bowl spot airs. While the GS is the star of the spot, it also showcases the new look of Lexus and hints that there’s much more to come. In a way, the commercial is a 30-second version of our priorities for the first quarter of 2012. Through the first three months of this year, we’ll be focusing on three things:
— launching the all-new 2013 GS, GS F SPORT and LX
— showing the bold new Lexus, which includes our dedication to creating more emotional designs, and incorporating improved driving dynamics into our cars, and
— elevating the customer experience even more as we prepare for new products throughout the year.”
“Keep an eye on us,” said Templin, “because we’ve got an exciting year ahead with lots of good news to share.”
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At Toyota of Manhattan, we are committed to putting the highest quality certified vehicles on the road, so only the best vehicles are chosen to be a Toyota Certified vehicle. Each certified used vehicle must meet or exceed an intensive 160-point Quality Assurance inspection & reconditioning process; which includes mechanical, detailing, and appearance standards. Each Toyota Certified Used Vehicle is reconditioned to Toyota’s exacting standards by Toyota factory-trained technicians & backed by an extensive used car warranty. The Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty coverage is an extension of the vehicle’s original factory warranty and helps protect you against mechanical failures and breakdowns. Our goal is to ensure that every TCUV has that like-new look and feel that you would expect in a certified used vehicle. That means you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with owning a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle.
The best new cars make the best used cars.
It stands to reason that the better a product is made the longer it will last, which makes getting a high-quality, low mileage Toyota at a great price a very savvy move.
Toyota’s timeless commitment to quality, innovation and durability is the foundation upon which the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles (TCUV) program launched in 1996. With each passing year the TCUV program has gained momentum – totaling over three million sales and counting.
Our certification process keeps you in mind every step of the way. The TCUV standards apply from the time a Toyota dealer acquires the vehicle through to the final sale. Each candidate for certification can be a current model year vehicle, up to and including six year old models, with 85,000 miles or less on the odometer. Prior to the rigorous 160-point inspection every certified Toyota goes through, a CARFAX vehicle history report is reviewed to ensure that only the best of the best vehicles receive the Toyota Certified Seal of approval.
Now how’s that for peace of mind?
The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage
- 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty1
- 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty2
- 1-year of Roadside Assistance3
- 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection
- CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™4
- Certified customers are eligible for standard new car financing rates5