Yes! It is true!! According to Toyota, in a recent Tweet, 36,000 Toyota Prius are making there way to the Long Beach Ca, port. Indeed some have already made port and will be headed to Avondale Toyota!
What’s the big deal? Well, if you are asking yourself this question you need to do some catching up.
In the past 5 years every time gas prices spike upward, Prius sales do exactly the same. And every time this happens, the pressure on supply increases as well. This pressure results in a period of “short supply” during which time Prius prices go up and waiting lists are formed and grow rapidly. This cycle has occured with the Toyota Prius several times over the last few years.
2011 however, has the added twist of earthquake and tsunami added into the mix. This is still being dealt with in Japan in terms of clean up and rebuilding. All the while, Japan is continually dealing with aftershocks.
This of course brought production of most Japanese autos to a sudden halt. Toyota being among the most affected found it impossible to keep up with Prius demand… This has created a “Market Shock” that has even affected us here at Avondale Toyota.
O.K. All caught up? Good.
Now have a look at what we just had land at Avondale Toyota.
Yes, it’s a black Toyota Prius IV. And at the moment of producing this article – It’s available! Check out what’s on this great piece of technology:
|MECHANICAL & PERFORMANCE
Hybrid Synergy Drive System, AT-PZEV
1.8L DOHC 16V VVT-i 4-Cylinder Engine
15″ Alloy Whls w/Cvrs, P195/65R15 Tires
Electric Power Steering (EPS)
4-Whl Disc Brakes / Front Ind Suspension
Star Safety System: VSC, TRAC, Anti-Lock
Brake Sys (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force
Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)
and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
Dr & Fr Pass Advanced Airbag System
Dr & Fr Pass Seat Mounted Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags & Dr Knee Airbag
Dr & Fr Passenger Active Headrests
LATCH(Lwr Anchor & Tethers for CHildren)
for Outboard Rear Seating Positions Only
Eng Immobilizer, Tire Press Monitor Sys
Rr Spoiler, Blue Accent Car Badges
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Auto-
Clr-Keyed Pwr Htd Folding Outside Mrrs
Front Variable & Rear Intermittent Wiper
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
EV/Eco/Pwr Modes & Touch Tracer Display
Multi-information Display w/ Trip Info
JBL AM/FM 6-Disc CD Chgr w/8 Spkrs,
XM Radio w/90-day Trial, Aux Audio Jack
and Hands-free Phone Via Bluetooth Tech
3 Dr Smrt Key Sys & Leather Sts w/6-Way
Adj Dr Seat w/Pwr Lumbar & Htd Fr Seats
Rmte Keyless Entry & Push Button Start
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Whl w/Controls
Cruise Control, Instant MPG Indicator
Center Console w/Sliding Armrest/Storage
Compartment & Dual Front Cup Holders
60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Bench Seat w/
Fold-Down Ctr Armrest & Adj Hdrests
Auto Climate Ctrl Sys w/Plasmacluster
Power Locks & Auto Up/Down Power Windows
Auto Dim Rrview Mrr w/Homelink, (2) Fr
Pwr Outlets, Dual Compartment Glove Box
50 State Emissions …………………….
Navigation Package: ……………………
Voice-activated Touch-screen DVD ………..
Navigation System with Integrated Backup …
Camera, JBL AM/FM 4-disc CD Changer with …
MP3/WMA Playback Capability, Eight ………
Speakers, XM Radio with NavTraffic with ….
90-day Trial, Auxiliary Audio Jack, USB ….
Port with iPod Connectivity, and ………..
Hands-free Phone Capability and Music ……
Streaming Via Bluetooth Wireless ………..
Technology; Safety Connect Includes ……..
Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle …….
Locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic .
Collision Notification (1 Year Trial …….
Carpet Floor Mats & Cargo Mat …………..
Folks. Don’t let the term “Hybrid” puzzle or concern you.
Hybrid vehicles have been around for a long time. “When it came to ocean travel, ships outfitted with sails were given auxiliary steam power to use when wind power was insufficient. One such vessel, “Savannah,” became the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic in 1819.” (from HowStuffWorks.com)
1819!! Almost two hundred years ago. Now, maybe the designers and users of those vessels didn’t realize it, but they were using Hybrid technology. The use of two sources of energy – Wind and steam – to cause motion/movement… Hybrid.
Now fast forward nearly 200 years.
Today we have cars using electricity and gasoline as energy sources. And guess what? A Toyota Prius is much easier to drive than a steam/sail boat. In fact, a Prius requires nothing more than the same basic motions one uses to drive a non-hybrid auto. Press the gas pedal, press the brake pedal, turn left and turn right. EASY!
Don’t be scared.
If you have been thinking about checking out a Toyota Prius and have yet to do so – In Person – Now is the time!
Come ask for DaveSellsCars @ Avondale Toyota