December 2, 2013 Leave a comment
Review: 2013 Scion FR-S 6MT – http://ow.ly/rmpMe
Butler Toyota in Macon,GA
September 5, 2013 Leave a comment
With back to school in full swing, many parents and grand parents around middle Georgia are getting good use out of their child’s car seats.
4 year old Lilly loves her car seat. She sits up higher so she can see what’s going on, it’s comfortable and has cup holder for her favorite juice. Her Momma and Poppa love it too. It’s installed correctly and fits her perfect along with providing protection for their precious cargo.
Do you need to get better informed about your child’s car seat?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a great resource packed with information, how-to’s and videos covering nearly everything you would want to know about car seats and child safety in an automobile.
Visit their website at : http://www.safercar.gov/parents/carseats.htm
August 12, 2013 Leave a comment
The 2014 Toyota Tundra marks the first appearance of an improved and updated next generation of Entune® multimedia and telematics system. This updated Entune® system offers a streamlined hardware strategy with four (4) audio head units packing enhanced features and capability to offer improved user interface, enhanced voice recognition, improved navigation, and easier upgradability.
For this next generation of Entune® Audio, the Entune® brand is also repositioned to align with customer preconceptions. Entune® will now encompass the audio area center displays tack and all multimedia functionality (audio, phone, navigation, etc), not just the apps and data services that the Entune brand had represented when launched in 2011. The next generation Entune® Audio will now be represented by a simplified four tier head unit strategy. The functions of AM/FM/CD, iPod®, USB 2.0, AUX, Bluetooth, Apps, Data Services, Navigation, HD Radio™, Sirius XM Radio, AM/FM Cache Radio, Text-to-Speech, Voice recognition, and within the four levels of the Entune Audio banner.
The next generation of Entune® audio systems will also offer the expanded convenience of the available Entune® App Suite that adds Yelp, Facebook Places, along with upgraded HD data services with hybrid predictive traffic and hybrid weather forecast with Doppler map feature (hybrid referring to either cellular and HD data services). This builds upon the capability of the previous Entune® system that included Bing, iHeartradio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, fuel prices, sports, and stocks. Also, next generation Entune® audio head units will offer enhanced phone contact capability with storage capacity of up to 2,500 contacts (was 1000 prior), up to 4 phone numbers per contact, the ability to sort contacts by first or last name, and an image display of the contact available on some head units. Additional contact list and phone customization features include easier marking of contact “favorites”, the ability to adjust the sound level of outgoing calls that recipients hear, and the ability to change the view for incoming call notifications.
Toyota is also going to offer customers the Entune® App Suite on a subscription-free basis. Effective immediately, Toyota customers who already own or purchase vehicles equipped with the Entune® App Suite will now enjoy access to their favorite apps and not have to worry about renewing their subscription. In addition, the new Entune® App Suite includes HD Radio™ with traffic and weather and those data services also will now be provided subscription-free. For existing Entune® customers, most will also have their data services covered by Toyota, but on a few models* the data services for Weather, Traffic, Sports, Stocks and Fuel Prices are provided as part of a three-year complimentary SiriusXM trial and require a paid subscription to continue services following the trial period.
Visually, the next generation of Entune® audio systems will include a color touchscreen ranging from 6.1inches up to 8.0 inches depending on the model. The new touchscreen on Entune® Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite will also offer the capability to customize the home screen into two or three sections. In addition, the touchscreen offers a reorder function that allows users to customize the arrangement of the apps and audio menu screens. The Entune® Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite will also offer a Driver Settings capability that links system settings to a recognized paired phone. Such settings would include language, units of measurement, radio presets, navigation history, color theme, voice prompt settings, auto navigation guidance settings, and voice recognition speaker adaption profile. The Entune® Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite also includes the convenience of a Cache Radio feature that allows uses to “pause” live AM/FM broadcasts for up to 20 minutes. With Cache Radio, the user can manage the 20 minute window of live radio with a fast forward, rewind or “Live” function that returns them to the real time broadcast. The Entune® Premium Audio’s Navigation capability has been enhanced with features that include landmark icons, My Traffic Routes display, Mexico Support, Tollbooth Guidance, Speed Limit Display, Traffic Event list, Low Fuel display with filling station list, Improved ETA Calculation, Swipe Map Scrolling, Double Junction display, Traffic Detour Preview, and Predictive Traffic display.
The next generation of Entune® Audio systems will roll out on select 2014 models over the next six months beginning with Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner, Tacoma, RAV4, Highlander, Corolla, and Camry. The rest of the product line-up will incorporate the next generation of Entune® audio at model change timing over the next year.
August 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Get more great Toyota wallpapers at http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/news/magnificent-toyota-wallpapers_2_2_1746_11823.html.
Toyota are still chasing their first win at Le Mans, however this has not prevented the Japanese company from producing some of the most beautiful cars to have taken part in the event: The TS010, the TS020 (GT-One) and TS030. Each scored a second place (1992, 1999, 2013), beaten to the chequered flag by their respective European rivals (Peugeot, BMW, Audi). Here are three generations brought together for the camera.
December 16, 2012 Leave a comment
December 10, 2012 Leave a comment
Toyota Launches All-New 2013 Avalon with Emotional Styling,
Improved Dynamic Performance
Redesigned Avalon Production Marks 25 Millionth North-American Built Vehicle
Macon, GA – Butler Toyota recently welcomed the all-new, redesigned 2013 Avalon to its showroom while also celebrating a remarkable landmark for its brand– the 25 millionth Toyota vehicle manufactured in North America.
Toyota dramatically altered the Avalon, creating a new sedan that helps shift the product’s generational appeal while symbolizing Toyota’s exciting design and product direction for future sedans. This is also the first Avalon to offer a Hybrid Synergy Drive model with a base price of $35,555. Reduced weight, clean aerodynamics and an efficient Hybrid drivetrain combine to give this sedan a combined 40 mpg EPA-rating (40 city/39 hwy).
The gas-powered Avalon, starting at $30,999, features a powerful, all-aluminum 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a conventional six-speed automatic transmission that provides competitive acceleration. Estimated 0-to-60 mph time is less than seven seconds.
“The 2013 Avalon showcases Toyota car-building prowess and infuses the Avalon nameplate with new levels of excitement, dynamic capability, and refinement,” said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager Toyota Division.
The Avalon – which is being described as a radically new drive, elegant and sporty and sculpted by artists – combines passionate styling, innovation, and an elevated level of craftsmanship to help reposition Toyota’s flagship sedan within the highly competitive premium mid-size segment. It offers a long list of convenient, user-friendly technologies one would expect with the Toyota brand’s flagship sedan, in addition to special features that enhance the car’s functionality, capability and the level of safety.
Although Toyota has been manufacturing vehicles in North America for 26 years and has celebrated 10 years of Camry as America’s #1 selling car, the 2013 redesigned Avalon is the first Toyota vehicle to be completely designed, engineered and built in North America.
The milestone 25 millionth North-American built Toyota– a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – recently produced at the company’s Kentucky manufacturing plant, represents a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations over nearly three decades and 365,000 jobs created in the United States.
“This is a pivotal time in Toyota’s history,” said Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., the company’s largest manufacturing operation in North America. “What better way to cap off 26 years of manufacturing excellence than with the all-new Kentucky-built Avalon, a shining example of what our customers have to look forward to in the future.”
Toyota’s North American production includes 12 models representing 70 percent of U.S. sales.
“We thank the millions of customers, some of the finest team members in the world, hundreds of excellent North American suppliers and our outstanding dealers who have supported us in reaching this milestone,” said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Click here (http://pressroom.toyota.com/album_display.cfm?album_id=80…) to download high-resolution photos of the 2013 Avalon.
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December 3, 2012 Leave a comment
All New Look
Gone is the gawky look of the third-generation RAV4; in its place is a cleaner design more in line with Toyota’s current portfolio. That’s not to say that the new RAV4 is prettier than the outgoing model, but the overall aesthetic is more coherent and generally inoffensive. It will look quite familiar to Japanese and European Toyota buyers, as the 2013 RAV4 recalls the recently-released Auris hatchback sold overseas. The most controversial aspect of the redesigned crossover is the front end: it looks as though Toyota tried to butch-up the Camry’s nose, but instead come away with a face that looks sort of like an Angry Birds character with an overbite. The Toyota emblem sits front and center on a triangular-shaped, body-color plastic piece in the middle of a slim black grille; the fake rubber skid plate comes about halfway up the front fascia in an attempt to make this soft roader look more trail-ready. The projector-beam headlights carry over a shape as seen on the Camry and 2013 Avalon and come with LED daytime running lights. Foglights and heated exterior mirrors with turn signal repeaters are standard on the XLE and Limited models.
A New, Yet Familiar Cabin
Anyone who has been in the current RAV4 will find themselves right at home in the 2013 RAV4. The new car is a clear evolution of the same theme, from the high-mounted audio controls, to the climate control “shelf,” to the large circular speedometer. A 6.1-inch LCD Multi-Information Display (MID) touchscreen is now standard on all RAV4 models, along with a backup camera and Bluetooth connectivity. XLE- and Limited-grade vehicles add the option of navigation and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system; an 11-speaker JBL sound system is option on Limited models. The steering wheel from the Camry and Avalon makes an appearance in the RAV4, as well; there are steering-wheel-mounted controls for the audio system, Bluetooth handsfree, and the MID. Toyota claims that the Clear Blue illumination on the gauges and center stack will provide crisp and clear visibility for the controls. Also new for 2013 is the availability of a blind spot monitor system (BSM) for the RAV4 Limited. The BSM system also includes rear cross traffic alert, to detect an oncoming vehicle when the car is in reverse.
Toyota will again offer the RAV4 in three trim levels; however, they are now more in line with the rest of the brand building in ascending order from LE to XLE to Limited. Gone is the range-topping 3.5-liter V-6 engine and its five-speed automatic; also missing from the spec sheet is the old four-speed auto. The only powertrain is the 2.5-liter I-4 from last year rated at 176 hp (down two) and 172 lb-ft of torque; the four-cylinder is paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Compared to the rest of the class, the I-4 is one of the most powerful base engines, trailing the Honda CR-V’s 2.4-liter by four hp and matching the Kia Sportage’s 2.4-liter. However, the 2013 RAV4 is down by anywhere from two hp (from the Ford Escape 1.6 EcoBoost) to 84 hp (from the Kia Sportage Turbo) when compared to the competition’s strongest engines since it doesn’t offer an optional engine upgrade. The RAV4 makes up for the lack of extra power by adding extra miles -the front-wheel drive RAV4 will achieve 24/31 mpg city/highway, the second-best mpg rating of any automatic-equipped compact crossover. Only the Mazda CX-5 tops the RAV4 in frugality: it is rated at 26/35 mpg with a manual or 26/32 or 25/31 mpg with an automatic (front- or all-wheel drive). All-wheel drive RAV4s are rated at 22/29 mpg.
Ready for Off Road
All-wheel drive-equipped RAV4s now use a Dynamic Torque Control system with three modes – auto, lock, and sport. Auto does exactly what the name says: torque is sent to the wheels with grip automatically, and power is only sent rearward when it is needed. Sport mode can provide up to 50 percent of the torque to the rear wheels under acceleration and cornering, as well as during traction loss. The new six-speed automatic also has a sport mode which will sharpen shift action and timing, quicken throttle response, and add weight to the electric power steering assist. Lock mode will be interesting for those who want to take their RAV4s for more than a little light off-roading. At speeds below 25 mph, torque is split 50/50 between the front and rear axles to aid in finding traction in sandy or muddy conditions.
Ready Next Year
Pricing has not been announced yet for the 2013 Toyota RAV4, but the 2012 RAV4 starts at $23,495 including destination. A fully-loaded all-wheel-drive 2012 RAV4 Limited I-4 rings in at $30,985. The 2013 RAV4 goes on sale at the beginning of 2013