Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

Over the past year we have taken on several initiatives to make it easier for employees to live healthy lifestyles at work; giving out FitBits and holding monthly wellness challenges. We, as a business invested in our community, and an employer invested in our team, want to start off the year with another healthy initiative. As of January 1, 2017 we are a smoke free, tobacco free, and vapor free campus.

We Care About Our Team and Our Customers:

There is no safe level of secondhand smoke for employees, and no safe period of time for exposure. When employees breathe secondhand smoke, it is as if they are smoking. Breathing secondhand smoke at work increases chances of getting lung cancer by 20 – 30% and it damages the lining of blood vessels, changes which can cause a heart attack. Workers who smoke have more accidents than nonsmokers on the job, and smoking contributes to the risk of fire and explosion.

Smoking contributes toward absenteeism and lost productivity. Employees who smoke are absent from work 50% more often than those who don’t smoke.

To promote a safe and healthy environment for the Company’s employees, customers, and visitors, the use of tobacco products is not allowed anywhere inside or in areas surrounding company facilities, including company vehicles, parking lots, and personal vehicles in company parking lots. You may not begin using tobacco/nicotine products until you are off company property and you must extinguish the dispose of all products before returning to company property.

Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

Toyota Takes Away 5 KBB Resale Value Awards

Toyota’s 2016 Best Resale Value Award Winners Announced by Kelley Blue Book

FULL-SIZE CAR: Toyota Avalon

MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Toyota 4Runner

MID-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: Toyota Tacoma

FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: Toyota Tundra

MINIVAN/VAN:  Toyota Sienna

(Residual values used for award calculations are based on the 2016 model-year vehicles that appear in the January/February 2016 Kelley Blue Book® Residual Value Guide.  Top 10 models appear in alphabetical order).

While most car buyers today consider sticker price one of the most significant numbers when choosing a new vehicle, the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com recommend shoppers consider a number they won’t find on any window sticker: the resale value.  Depreciation often is the greatest expense incurred by drivers during the first five years of vehicle ownership.  An average 2016 model-year vehicle only will retain about 34.8 percent of its original value after a five-year ownership period, meaning that a $50,000 new car today will only be worth somewhere close to $17,400 after five years.  Vehicles with average or below-average resale values are generally plentiful in the marketplace and easy to find.  But certain vehicles are projected to hold their value better than others.  While much of a vehicle’s resale value is based on supply and demand, as well as current and projected future market conditions, vehicles that retain their value best are typically discounted the least and tend to generate high levels of consumer interest.

“Most options and packages added to a vehicle do not necessarily increase its resale value,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.  “However, there are exceptions to the rule, such as a high-performance engine or a performance package in a sports car.  Regional preferences can significantly impact the value of a vehicle as well.  In the colder sections of the country, a two-wheel drive vehicle’s resale value often will not be as high as a four-wheel or all-wheel drive version of that same model.  In warmer climates black (or dark-colored) cars will not have as high resale value as they could command in other regions.”

While the company’s Residual Value Guide has been published since 1982, Kelley Blue Book established its annual Best Resale Value Awards in 2003.  Residual values reflect projected future auction values for vehicles in average condition with 75,000 miles at the end of a five-year lease or ownership period.  Kelley Blue Book’s residual values are used by manufacturers, banks, financial institutions and the automotive leasing industry.

For more information about Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards, please visit http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/.

To discuss this topic, or any other automotive-related information, with a Kelley Blue Book analyst on-camera via the company’s on-site studio, please contact a member of the Public Relations team to book an interview.

For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, visit www.kbb.com/media/, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kelleybluebook (or @kelleybluebook), like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kbb, and get updates on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+kbb.

Toyota Takes Away 5 KBB Resale Value Awards

Kalamazoo Blue’s Festival

This year’s Kalamazoo Blue’s Festival was a success! So many great bands and people brought together to enjoy music from our community. It’s always great to bring our inventory out to the public and it’s also a nice office setting for the day. We had a blast this year and can’t wait for next year! 13592701_10154536414869384_6779733687631404017_n.jpg

2016 Toyota Tundra

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2016 Prius and Rav4

Metro Toyota is a proud sponsor of the Kalamazoo Blue’s Festival. 

Kalamazoo Blue’s Festival

Learn about Metro’s Vehicle Exchange Program

Discover the benefits of Metro Toyota’s Vehicle Exchange Program through Auto Alert.

For more information contact Brittany Chambers at bchambers@metro-toyota.com or 269-353-5261

Learn about Metro’s Vehicle Exchange Program

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2015 Toyota Camry Walk Around with Zeb Olsen

Hello! I’m Zeb Olsen with Metro-Toyota in Kalamazoo 269-353-5211 or email zeb@metro-toyota.com

This is the all new 2015 Toyota Camry. The 15 Camry has been completely re-designed inside and out with over 2,000 engineering changes to the best selling car in America the last 13 years in a row. The new Camry has a more sleek, athletic stance with muscular fenders and a more prominent grille that adds to its commanding stance. The new Camry demands respect at every corner as it’s been designed and built for the bold.

Details that will get you noticed,
and admired.

The Camry’s interior will give you thrills before you even start moving. This feels more like a cockpit than anything else with it’s intuitive top-flight technology. It’s sleek center stack with an available 7 inch touch screen display makes it easy to access a wide range of multi-media features. With a driver focused layout that reduces distraction, and a supportive 8-way power adjustable seat that cradles the driver helps you find the perfect driving position.

A true performer that will
have you craving more curves.

It’s time to go on a power trip as the Camry has plenty of it. An available V6 and sport suspension adds driving dynamics to match its sculpted physique.

The design of the interior of the 2015 Camry is hard to resist, from the available Push Button Start to the available premium heated front seats. Look a little closer and you’ll see even more style and sophistication. Soft-touch materials, available sport leather trim and Ultrasuede surround you in the spacious cabin, with every feature inviting you for a spirited drive. Nearly every surface has been rethought to take you miles from ho-hum.

Cool tech, hot design.
This is driving smarter.

Welcome to a place where you are in charge. Every feature has been carefully designed to help keep you connected and make your drive more fun. Access to your music, available navigation and information is all within reach, and an enclosed bin in front of the shifter offers an available area to wirelessly charge your compatible smartphone.Technology now adds to the driving experience like never before.

Innovative tech to help you
drive with confidence.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had the confidence you need every time you went driving? Camry has a host of available features designed to help give you just that. It’s like a little extra guidance, whether it’s checking a blind spot, helping you change lanes, or getting emergency help. All this is part of a comprehensive approach to safety to give you peace of mind. Welcome to innovation that looks out for you.

Hybrid power and sporty handling equal eco-fun.

Introducing the powerful Camry Hybrid SE. That’s right, hybrid and powerful in the same sentence. It gets better: This hybrid also has dynamic suspension tuning, a stabilizer bar and a stability control system, so it’s ready for life in the fast lane. Now you get all the benefits of efficiency without losing any of the excitement—a thrilling contradiction. This is one bold hybrid.

Go the distance for less.
With more fun than ever

It’s not only about reaching your long-range goal. It’s also about having some fun along the way. That’s why Camry Hybrid knows how to balance power with fuel efficiency. With Hybrid Synergy Drive,® the combined output of both the gas and electric motors is an impressive 200 hp. And because of it’s advanced design, lightweight materials and refined aerodynamics, Camry Hybrid SE lets you go farther for less.

Setting the standard for standard safety features.

Camry comes standard with the Star Safety System,™ our advanced integration of safety technologies that includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),1 Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)2 and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).3 In addition to these confidence-inspiring safetyfeatures, Camry has LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) to help keep children secure and safe, WhiplashInjury-Lessening (WIL)4 front seats and a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).

The 2015 Toyota Camry.
One bold choice leads to another.

For additional information, or to schedule a test drive, please contact Zeb Olsen at Metro-Toyota in Kalamazoo.

Direct Line: 269-353-5211
Email: zeb@metro-toyota.com
http://metro-toyota.com

5850 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

2015 Toyota Camry Walk Around with Zeb Olsen