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Sunday, 19 February 2006
2007 Toyota Tundra Continues to Show The Toyota Way
Topic: All Car Issues

Introduced in 1999, the Toyota Tundra is there to compete with the Big Three. GM, Ford and the others have to pay attention to this Toyota engineering. Toyota executives are taking pride in their output which has attracted consumers from various ethnic groups. Asians, Hispanics, Blacks and Caucasians are the favorite users of the truck. That does not mean that the trucks that Ford, Chevy and Dodge put out do not show these companies’ competitive edge. Toyota executives know what they had to do. They had to go back to the engineering board.

Enters the new 2007 Toyota Tundra. It is big, bold and has a tremendous presence among all the other trucks on the road. This new truck will be on sale next year. At least then, Toyota will have a truck that goes head on with the Big boys of the automotive industry. With chrome-laden grille, thicker body and doors, the Tundra is ready. For sure, this new version of the Tundra appears more rugged. Now it is time for Toyota executives to start talking about the power of the truck. They are boasting that it will set records and set new benchmarks in the truck industry. It will offer 5.7 liter V-8 engine as well as the current 4.0-liter V-6 and 4.7-liter V-8 engine. It will be able to tow more than 10,000 pounds capacity. For sure, this number sets a new benchmark. The 2007 Tundra will come in three cab configurations. It will be offered in more than 30 different models. That is the way Toyota has been able to customize its customers’ needs on a macro level. Personification is also something the company pays attention to. Now it rests to be seen whether the Tundra cabin is going to be roomy too. Toyota executives have already announced it is going to be roomier than many other trucks cabins. So far, a lot has been based on this truck. According to many Toyota executives, the 2007 Tundra has the potential of making a major positive impact on the company’s business and bottom line.

2007 Toyota’s Best Truck is based on history, new tech and vision

It has been said that the new truck has everything a truck driver is looking in a truck: brawn, power, looks, size, Toyota’s quality, reliability. Toyota is ready to take the battle to the other truck builders. It is ready to knock heads with Bill Ford who thinks that it can take on the Toyota Way. At the same time, Toyota is ready to build a new plant in Texas so it can meet the demands of the local market. After all, Texas remains one of the biggest truck markets in the country. So the company will bet on the marketability of trucks built by Texans. Toyota will be able to build up to 200,000 trucks per year. No wonder that Ford must pay attention to Toyota’s incursions. So far, Ford has its own weapons. Dodge can always come out with something that will match and surpass Toyota’s bragging rights. Revealing too much too early may not be a good idea for the Japanese automaker.

Toyota also has its first Hybrid Camry Trying to stay a few steps ahead of the competition is the name of the game. The new, 6th generation 2007 Toyota Camry is here with us. Toyota made a strategic move by coming out with this hybrid camry. It is banking on name recognition and the long history of the sedan on the American marketplace. The Camry continues to be one of the industry’s best-selling passenger cars. It sells more than 6.5 million units in the United States and more than 10 million globally. It will be equipped with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The 2007 Camry is unchanged from the previous model. Its wheelbase is longer by more than two inches. More legroom in the front and the rear is added. It is an inch wider.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:14 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 19 February 2006 12:15 PM EST
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Tuesday, 14 February 2006
The Toyota Way vs. Ford Way
Topic: All Car Issues

Bill Ford Wants to Fight Toyota and Sees Toyota at its Peak; Will the Toyota Way Prevail?
Mrs. Kat for, Podshoppingblog Data Fusion

Bill Ford looks forward to taking Toyota on. His goal is to fight Toyota and everybody else. He wants to bring Ford to its pinnacle and glorious days. "I am not ceding anything to Toyota. They're an excellent company and terrific competitor," he admitted. Toyota is poised on ruling the world of the automotive industry. Ford knows the Toyota Way. That is why he is seeking to restructure, re-engineer the company which has to go through change and innovation.

Let us take a look at the Toyota Way: a. Kaizen. Toyota is about continuous improvements. Employees come to work to get better each day. b. GG or Genchi genbutsu. Toyota's workers are encouraged to go to the source of the problem. c. Challenge. They are not afraid of challenge. The attitude is that problems are not bad. They help improve the bottom line. d. Teamwork. Company's interests come first before those of the individuals. e. Respect. There must be respect for other people, not just as people but also for their skills and knowledge. Toyota considers all employees as kowledge workers who can think creatively.

Bill Ford agrees that his company will have to start building vehicles that consumers want. Personification and customization will be the way Ford will have to go. Let the customers get the products they want.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:20 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2006 12:55 PM EST
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Tuesday, 7 February 2006
Subaru Vehicles Come Equipped with XM Radio Satellite
Topic: All Car Issues

XM is already on all luxury car models. It is a good thing to have.

Subarus and Subaru owners have always been synonymous with free spirit and freedom of choice, qualities that also define XM Radio enthusiasts," said Paul Kirsch, VP, OEM Marketing, XM Satellite Radio. "That's why we are especially pleased to be Subaru's exclusive satellite radio partner for several top-selling models later this year.

Satellite radio is one of today's most in-demand vehicle features because it allows listeners to fully customize and control their in-car entertainment experience," says Rick Crosson, Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America Inc. "At Subaru, we constantly strive to provide owners with even more features that reflect their unique needs and lifestyles - so adding satellite radio's unparalleled channel choices to the mix was an easy decision.

Every 2007 Subaru with XM Satellite Radio also comes standard with three months of complimentary XM service and waived activation fee. XM subscribers pay a monthly fee of $12.95 for XM Satellite Radio's award-winning, around-the-clock programming. Buyers will be able to request XM Satellite Radio as either a port or dealer-installed feature to have a fully-integrated digital-quality system.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 10 February 2006 6:23 AM EST
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