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DECEMBER 19, 2012. DEALER EDUCATION WEEKLY Here’s what’s going on this week: • • • •

RAV4 EV and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced Apps Simulator “New” Toyota eShowroom - Coming January 2013 What’s New o 2013 RAV4 Hot Sheet o Sales Satisfaction Momentum o Streamlining Entune™ Registration o Chrome Clad Wheels Edge Publication o 2013 Corolla vs. 2013 Hyundai Elantra o 2013 Corolla vs. 2013 Nissan Sentra


To print and share the Dealer Education Weekly with other Dealer Associates, please find the attached PDF. _____________________________ To view the Dealer Education Weekly on your mobile device click the link below: _____________________________ RAV4 EV and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced Apps Simulator Available in Google Play. Available in Apple iTunes® early January, 2013. Currently available for Android devices, this app offers a simulation of the unique RAV4 EV and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced Apps: • Charge Management • Charging Station Map • Eco Dashboard • Remote Climate • Vehicle Finder

It even simulates how the Charging Station Map works on the vehicle’s multimedia display screen! Each of these features is currently able to be shown after vehicle purchase and owner registration. However, this Entune™ simulator will allow you to demonstrate these unique apps prior to vehicle purchase which enhances the special features these advanced technology vehicles offer customers. As a reminder, this app will be available in Apple iTunes® early January, 2013. Just follow the link for more information.

_____________________________ “New” Toyota eShowroom - Coming January 2013 Toyota has been making strides to improve its products, and continues to work on improving your experience in the dealership. Toyota eShowroom has been used to shepherd resources that in turn keep you up-to-date on all-things Toyota. In just weeks, Toyota eShowroom will receive more than a facelift; it will feature robust functionality that will quite literally transform the website into your virtual showroom. Stay tuned for more communication on the National launch of the new Toyota eShowroom!

_____________________________ What’s New: 2013 RAV4 Resources >>> What’s New Does your customer have questions about the latest RAV4? This publication covers the changes and key selling points you can use to supply answers. RAV4 has the style and technology capable of generating interest in consumers.


Hot Sheet: Sales Satisfaction Momentum Resources >>> Hot Sheet Series >>> Hot Sheets J.D. Power and Associates SSI and IQS studies present a unique yearly opportunity to reflect on where we stand with our customers, and what we’ve done to get there. This Hot Sheet is dedicated to tracking the improvements over last year’s results and identifying strategies and resources for successful vehicle delivery. Together with your commitment, these will ensure Toyota’s sales satisfaction momentum in the coming years. e=embed

_____________________________ Hot Sheet: Streamlining Entune™ Registration Resources >>> Hot Sheet Series >>> Hot Sheets OR Vehicle Technology >>> Entune Hot Sheets

The Entune™ registration site has been enhanced in order to streamline the process. As a result, it is now easier than ever for a customer to drive off of the lot experiencing, and enjoying, their new multimedia system. So easy, in fact, why not register your customer at the dealership? After all, convenience is a sure path towards customer satisfaction. e=embed

_____________________________ Hot Sheet: Chrome Clad Wheels Do your customers have questions about the 18-in chrome-clad aluminum wheels? From corrosion to durability, this Hot Sheet details out the information you need to provide the answers. Resources >>> Hot Sheet Series >>> Hot Sheets OR Vehicles >>> Tacoma >>> Hot Sheet Series >>> Hot Sheets ?mode=embed


Edge Publication: 2013 Corolla vs. 2013 Hyundai Elantra Despite an aggressive push by Hyundai to conquest sales in the compact segment, Toyota Corolla has the features, value and reputation to make it stand out. This Edge provides the details. Vehicles >>> Corolla >>> EDGE Series >>> EDGE Series OR Resources >>> EDGE Series >>> EDGE Series ode=embed

_____________________________ Edge Publication: 2013 Corolla vs. 2013 Nissan Sentra Interested in how Toyota Corolla compares to the latest Nissan Sentra? Get the key advantages you need in order to leave your customer confident that Corolla is the right choice, and a great value. Resources >>> Corolla >>> EDGE Series OR Resources >>> EDGE Series >>> EDGE Series 99816448fa0f7?mode=embed

GOOD NEWS from Fast Facts Look to Fast Facts for the latest news on Toyota and the automotive industry It's available 24/7 on Toyota-eShowroom. For instant access to this week's news, click on or copy and paste the hyperlink address into your Internet browser: Toyota Fast Facts is an update on Toyota and industry news. Please feel free to share this information with family and friends. For more news, visit

Industry Updates Nissan's Hybrid Surge: 15 New Models by 2017 – December 17, 2012 Nissan pledges to offer 15 new hybrid models over the next five years. They’re also setting electric vehicles, clean diesel technology and smaller turbocharged engines in their sights.

Automotive News spells out the specifics: Hyundai, Kia Disclose Details on MPG Reimbursement Plan – December 17, 2012 Ever wonder how Hyundai, Kia planned to address the fuel economy discrepancies? Detroit News details out the reimbursement plan and the MPG reductions. Detroit News delivers the scoop: Let the Pickup Truck Smack-Down Begin – December 15, 2012 Ford and GM both ramp up to reveal their new pickup trucks at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. Redesigned F-150, Silverado and Sierra trucks are just names already mentioned. Find out how these OEMs are attempting to reposition their pickup lineup. Automotive News covers the topic here: Care for an abridged version that narrows in on Ford? Ford Seeking MPG Improvement in 2015 F-150 Pickup – December 13, 2012 Automotive News offers a full report: Want to know more about the new GM pickups? GM's 2014 Pickups Bank on Power, MPG, Refinement to Revive Truck Share – December 13, 2012 Automotive News provides the details: Rearview Camera Requirement Could Boost Vehicle Cost by $200 – December 14, 2012 Backup cameras may be required in every vehicle. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood aims to finalize the regulation by the end of the year. Detroit News provides the information:

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