Important Recognition for Pre-Owned Toyota’s

2011 Honda Accord SE SedanThere really is nothing like that feeling of anticipation you get when you are about to drive away in a brand new vehicle. Although some people will always buy new, plenty of us either prefer to buy used, or can’t necessarily afford the price of a completely new vehicle. Due to financial constraints, young drivers are obviously going to be more likely to buy used, and your Miami Honda Dealership will be just as happy to sell a quality pre-owned model as a brand new one. But there’s now even more reason to consider used vehicles from the Japanese auto giant, as a number of select models have just been named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on its first-ever list of safer used vehicles for teen drivers.

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Scion Recruits Drifting Star for Pikes Peak

GReddy_Racing_Scion_FRS_1The Scion brand has approached Ken Gushi, a veteran of drifting and racing, to attack the legendary Pikes Peak course using the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S. Scion New Haven customers should know that Gushi has already seen success at the notoriously dangerous motorsports event, having claimed the top spot in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Exhibition Auto Class when he drove a Lexus ISF CCS-R. For 2014, the racer will be competing in the Time Attack 1 Division, which is for production-based two- and four-wheel drive models. Only once before has the FR-S made an appearance at Pikes Peak.

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Kia Leads All Mainstream Brands for Total Quality

Kia 2014 SoulThanks to segment-winning results for the Kia Soul and Kia Optima, both of which are on sale now at Kia Seattle and other dealerships, the analysts of Strategic Vision recently ranked Kia as the top non-luxury brand in their 2014 Total Quality Index (TQI).

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Ford Sponsors Essence Festival Once More

2015 Ford MustangMiddletown Ford customers should know that the automaker has continued its sponsorship of the Essence Festival event, including holding a giveaway for a new 2015 Mustang. The cultural celebration will feature favorites from past years, as well as established brand names and newcomers that are exciting and bring a high level of energy to the gathering. Attendees will also hear plenty about the importance of detecting breast cancer early.

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Strong June Result for Toyota

Hopkins Toyota imageWhile some of its major rivals in the U.S. auto market had what can best be described as an indifferent month in June, Toyota has just posted results that are more than encouraging. Despite the fact that the month had the lowest number of selling days for any June in the last five years, the guys at Hopkins Toyota will tell you that just meant they had more work to cram into those 24 days. Even on a raw volume basis, the Toyota division saw its sales rise by 3.3 percent to 178,196 units. That compares with 173,880 vehicles sold during the same month in 2013. Things look even better if you consider the daily selling rate result, which is adjusted for the amount of actual trading days in the month, and show the Japanese automaker improved on last June by a very impressive 11 percent.

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Mazda Sales Result May Take Some Beating

MY2014 Mazda 3There’s been a bit of a quiet revolution going on at Mazda over the last couple of years that has seen its range of vehicles becoming increasingly stylish, which has resulted in a noticeable upturn in sales. Although there hasn’t been the kind of seismic overhaul that some of its South Korean competitors have undergone, the evolution that is clearly illustrated by a visit to Mazda Orlando has got sales ticking over nicely, while keeping the brand somewhat under the radar. This stealthy approach to growing the company may be coming to an end though, after it was announced that this year saw the best May sales the Japanese automaker has enjoyed here in the U.S. for an incredible 18 years.

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Johnson Wins Thunder Valley Nationals in Charger Dragster

Chrysler Make a wish Car NHRAWhether it’s at dealerships like Dodge West Branch or NHRA tracks like the Bristol Dragway in Tennessee, the Dodge Charger continues to impress with its winning ways. A case in point: Driver Tommy Johnson Jr. recently piloted a Charger R/T to his first Funny Car win of the season at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.

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Toyota Announces Winners of Teen Driver Video Challenge

2014ToyotaTeenDriverVideoChallenge_GrandPrizeWinner_001Toyota and Discovery Education recently teamed up to select and announce the winners of the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. Toronto Toyota Dealership customers should be advised that the winners of the annual competition were from Crean Lutheran High School, which is located in Irvine, California. Tyler Koski, Jenny Kim, Kevin Kim and Chase Masters were given the grand prize after beating out many creative videos that were produced by their peers.

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GMC Named Highest Satisfaction Popular Brand

2014 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab in Iridium Metallic front end detaiGMC recently was named as the Highest Satisfaction Popular Brand by AutoPacific for its 18th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. GMC Toledo customers should also be aware that the 2014 GMC Sierra and Acadia claimed top honors in the light-duty pickup trucks and large crossover SUVs categories as part of the yearly awards.

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Hyundai Releases Details for 2015 Sonata

Hyundai 2015 Sontata 2.0THyundai Motor America recently announced details such as pricing for the all-new 2015 Sonata. The midsize sedan will come with a base price of just $21,150. Going for the top-of-the-line Sonata Sport 2.0T Ultimate provides amenities like Smart Cruise Control, a panoramic sunroof, a Smart Trunk with a hands-free setting, a heated steering wheel, and front seats that are heated and cooled. The automaker hopes that the mix of different trim levels means that the Sonata will have an even broader appeal than ever before. Learn more about the new Sonata by going to San Francisco Hyundai.

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