Posted March 26th, 2013 by Nicole
Last Sunday, local Central Florida DJ, Dirty Jim from the Monsters morning show on Real Radio 104.1 visited the David Maus Toyota store with huge ticket giveaways. One winner was drawn every 30 minutes for gift cards, albums, tickets to the Black Crow and the Science Center. Dirty Jim has been an endorser of our store for years and currently drives a 2012 Toyota Tundra. Listen in on 104.1 FM from 6:00a – 11:00a to hear the whole group and the crazy things they have to talk about. To read Dirty Jim’s blog click here.
David Maus Toyota is open 7 days a week in both Sales and Service. For more information call 407-302-8800.
Posted March 6th, 2013 by Nicole
In February David Maus Toyota employees and customers took part in a food supply drive for a local Seminole County school, Crystal Lake Elementary, that needed help providing food for their lower income students. Everyone participated and we were able to deliver more than five full boxes of snacks and food to help build back up the supply in their food pantry.
The program at Crystal Lake Elementary is call The Caring Crocs Project . It was started in 2011 as a way to help families in need at the school. After watching a segment on 20/20 which talked about a homeless family in need within Seminole county the school administration felt it was important to reach out to our own school community. Students at the school have been identified over the years as needing food and clothing but once the program was initiated it opened the door to many families who never asked. These families are struggling for many reasons including current tough economic times so any help is so appreciated by them.
The program takes donated items including non perishable food, toiletries, school supplies and school uniforms. These donations come from the Crystal Lake families and staff as well as some local businesses. Some businesses sponsor the program and through these donations the program is able to donate approximately four times a year to several families in need at the school.
In addition to food and toiletry donations they collect unwrapped toys to distribute to families in need for the holiday season. It’s been a very beneficial program at the school and they hope to help many more families in need for years to come.
To find out more about this program, contact the David Maus Automotive CARE Director, Andrea, at email@example.com.
Posted November 1st, 2012 by Nicole
Yesterday the North American Operations of Toyota Motor Corporation donated $1 Million to Support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. According the Sacramento Bee, Toyota made the contribution to the American Red Cross and other non- profit organizations to support relief efforts in the regions worst-hit by the storm. In addition, Toyota will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross and other non-profits doing relief and recovery work in affected communities.
Commenting on the donation, Shigeki Terashi, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., said, “On behalf of Toyota, we express our sincere condolences to the families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since we have operations and many dealerships in the affected regions, we felt a special responsibility to lend a hand. In addition to this contribution, many Toyota employees are already involved in volunteer activities to support those in need. We very much appreciate their support.”
For more information on this story visit www.sacbee.com.
Posted June 5th, 2012 by Nicole
If there was any doubt that the Toyota hybrid vehicle line-up would become a popular – think again. According to Toyota, hybrids this year accounted for 15% of their global vehicle sales. That’s 4 Million Units Sold, as of April, since their introduction to the world in 1997.
The first Toyota hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius, was the first to take hold in the United States in 2000. According to Toyota this single vehicle accounts for half of all hybrids on the road in the U.S. with sales totaling $1.2 million through April 2012.
Toyota and retailers credit the rise in sales to multiple aspects including the rise in gas prices and the expansion of the Prius family to include the smaller Prius C and larger Prius V. The plug-in Prius is soon to follow.
In addition to the Prius family, Toyota has other hybrid vehicles including the Camry and the Highlander which feature larger displacement applications of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive.
The most interesting piece of environmental information is that the total sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles, globally since 1997, has contributed to a 26 million ton reduction in Co2 emissions than would have been emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance.
Posted September 29th, 2011 by Nicole
Toyota team members and executives today marked the start of four-cylinder engine production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Alabama (TMMAL). The addition of four-cylinder engine production boosts TMMAL’s employment to almost 1,000 and total investment to $637 million. TMMAL is the only Toyota plant globally to produce four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines.
“…TMMAL has made a major economic impact in this region. TMMAL is an enduring, reliable and dedicated partner in building healthy communities in Alabama which can, in turn, strengthen our nation and our world.” said Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
“TMMAL’s team members’ focus on quality, safety and outstanding commitment to continuous improvement and team work is second-to-none,” said Toyota Motor Corporation Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Atsushi Niimi. “Engines now produced in Huntsville will go into eight Toyota models assembled in North America, furthering our commitment to localizing production. And by adding four-cylinder engines to TMMAL’s mix, we will be better prepared to react to changes in market demand.”
TMMAL-produced four-cylinder engines will go into the all-new 2012 Camry, Highlander, RAV4, Sienna and Venza. V6 and V8 engines are being produced for the Tundra and Tacoma pick-up trucks and the Sequoia SUV.
For more information on TMMAL visit www.Toyota.com.
Posted September 27th, 2011 by Nicole
Notable automotive industry research companies, IntelliChoice and AutoPacific, today announced the 2011 Motorist Choice Awards. Now in its sixth year, this venerable award series is designed to recognize those vehicles that deliver the compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time. This year, IntelliChoice and AutoPacific continued categorizing the winners into a collection of 15 popular lifestyle segments that shoppers could easily identify with.
The Toyota Sienna received the “Kid-Friendly” award with the Scion brand taking home two awards with the xD in the Cosmopolitan category and the Scion tC in the Youthful Category.
“The Motorist Choice Awards are designed to assist consumers by using a categorization scheme other than traditional vehicle classes. Our research has shown that buyers often shop in more than one vehicle segment based on their needs and uses, rather than simply choosing a segment and then comparing models within it,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific.
Each year, AutoPacific performs the broadest and most widely followed owner satisfaction survey in the U.S. with a record of over 72,000 responses in 2011. This study solicits consumer feedback on a recently purchased 2011 vehicle using 48 key attributes covering the entire ownership experience. From these data, AutoPacific compares overall buyer satisfaction between individual models and vehicle classes and announces its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) based on the findings.
Meanwhile, IntelliChoice constantly monitors and adjusts cost of ownership metrics for over 1,800 model trim lines to provide consumers with valuable insight into the financial impact of ownership over a five year time horizon. This analysis is the foundation of the IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year (BOVY) awards announced each January, and its interim Best Bets awards which were recently announced for the upcoming 2012 model year.
For more information visit www.AutoPacific.com.
Posted August 19th, 2011 by Nicole
The all new 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 is available at David Maus Toyota in “High Voltage” yellow. Unlike any other Scion tC, the Release Series 7.0 is a limited edition of 2,200 units with all-new pioneer standard system with Bluetooth for hands-free calling and streaming audio, HD Radio, and 18″ alloy wheels.
Other features include: smart key with TRD Push Button Start, TRD Body Kit, Color-tuned Seating Surface, gloss-finished side view mirrors and much more.
To see more information check out: www.scion.com/rstc/ or visit David Maus Toyota today to test drive the new Scion tC Release 7.0 today!
Posted June 20th, 2011 by Nicole
Al Roker, meterologist and anchor for the Today Show on NBC, and Toyota donated new vehicles to five charities in conjunction with the Today Show’s Lend a Hand Series with a goal to help local charities across the country restore hope and opportunity to the respective communities.
Since 2009, Toyota has been a part of the Lend a Hand Series – a mission organized by the Today Show to help small charities across the country work towards improving conditions in their communities by surprised selected non-profits with trucks full of good and supplies. In the past, Toyota participated in one day of the week long series, with on Sienna donation per week – this year Toyota participated in all five days of the series. The five charities that have received a new Toyota vehicle include:
1. Alaska Pride – Anchorage, Alaska June 13, 2011
2. Culinary Training Academy – Las Vegas, Nevada June 14, 2011
3. Case de Esperanza – Houston, Texas June 15, 2011
4. Community Kitchens of Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama June 16, 2011
5. Covenant House of West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia June 17, 2011
“Toyota is thrilled to support the Today Show’s Lend a Hand Series in recognizing the important work of local charities,” said Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy. “In addition to participating in the Lend a Hand Series, Toyota is also currently running a separate program on Toyota’s Facebook called ’100 Cars for Good’ where we invite the public to help us donate 100 cars, in 100 days, to charities they consider worthy. So naturally, Toyota lending a hand to charities that Today deems worthy is a natural extension of our philosophy to put cars on the road doing good, all across the country.” (According to PR Newswire)
New for 2011, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program is the first Toyota initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic donations will be awarded. Public voting for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program opened May 9 and will continue through August 16. Voters may visit Toyota’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/toyota) and place one vote per day, each day, over the course of the program. Each day, the previous day’s winner will be announced and five new nonprofit organizations will be featured for voting. Winning organizations can choose from the following vehicles: Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility. With each vehicle, Toyota Financial Services will provide a six-year, 100,000 mile Toyota Vehicle Service Agreement to provide extended protection beyond the vehicle warranty. The 500 finalists, from which the 100 winners are ultimately selected, were chosen by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to non-profit organizations, and has always been guided by a strong belief in serving the communities where it does business.
Posted May 20th, 2011 by Nicole
According to speedwaymedia.com the No. 11 Fedex Toyota pit crew captured the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge, presented by Craftsman. The Toyota pit crew beat out No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew with a time of 22.298 seconds.
The NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman is a fan-friendly event that featured competition between the series’ top-24 pit crews and is the only indoor event sanctioned by NASCAR.
For more information visit www.speedwaymedia.com.
Posted April 19th, 2011 by Nicole
Consumer Reports named 20 Toyota models “Recommended” with the RAV4 as the best value sports utility vehicle, the Prius as the top green car for the eight consecutive year, and the Sienna as the best family hauler. Toyota leads all automakers with the most “Recommended” vehicles for consumers.
The RAV4, an abbreviation of Recreational Active Vehicle 4 wheel drive, is a Toyota SUV with the space and size advantages of a SUV that performs with the efficiency and driving ability of a compact car.
The Prius is the best selling Hybrid vehicle on the road today and recently made news in the US by surpassing the mark of 1 million vehicles sold.
The Sienna has recently found a new following with its refreshing advertising of the “Swagger Wagon” becoming a YouTube sensation and offering consumers a detailed list of signature options.
Consumer Reports Top Picks are the best all-around models in their categories. They are chosen from the more than 270 vehicles we’ve recently tested and must meet their criteria in three areas:
Each must rank at or near the top of its category in overall test score, which includes the results of more than 50 individual tests and evaluations.
Each must have earned an average or better predicted-reliability Rating, based on the problems Consumer Reports subscribers reported on 1.3 million vehicles in our latest Annual Auto Survey.
Top Picks must perform adequately if tested by the government or the insurance industry. In addition, each must offer electronic stability control, a proven lifesaving safety feature, as standard equipment.