Toyota Teases the Tantalizing 2016 Tacoma

Tom Petty once sang that “the waiting is the hardest part” and whether you love him or hate him, the man makes a great point. Waiting is hard, whether it’s for an upcoming concert or a big date in the future, sometimes our excitement can be nigh-unbearable. This is the case for the all-new Toyota Tacoma, that will be revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 12 at 12:50pm ET.

If the following teaser video is any indicator, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be as capable as ever, ready to conquer the dirt trails and asphalt roadways of the SoCal desert and mountains.

While that video likely made the wait for more info even more difficult, the all-new Tacoma will be revealed on the stage of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12th.

America’s best-selling midsize pickup of the last 10 years will be looking to continue this trend as we advance further into the New Year. To learn more about the currently-available Tacoma models, come and see us at Longo Toyota Trucks in El Monte, CA, we’ll do our best to prove Tom Petty wrong, and make any wait you endure for your next Toyota Truck as easy as possible.


Vintage Corona Still Going Strong

Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon. The average cost of new homes in America is $15,550. Gas per gallon costs 35 cents. And Longo Toyota sells this Corona for $1,950.00.

Flash forward 45 years, and the Corona make its way back home, and is now on display in the new car showroom, next to a 2015 Corolla, the model’s successor. Only three individuals have owned the car through the years, and except for normal maintenance, the Corona has held up well and is in good driveable condition.

Meanwhile, its successor, the Corolla has garnered key industry awards and recognitions in the decades since, such as:

2014 Highest Retained Value by Intellichoice, 2014 Excellent Value by Intellichoice, and the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

Corolla has also received an overall 9 out of 10 rating from Consumer Ratings and 4.3 stars out of 5 from Consumer Ratings.

For more information on the Corolla, see And the next time you visit Longo, please check on our vintage car display in the showroom.



2015 Toyota Camry Gets Sweeping Redesign

The best-selling car in America for the last 12 years just got better! When redesigning the Camry for 2015, Toyota went bumper to bumper and floor to roof, changing or re-engineering nearly everything. Only the roof remains unchanged, and it caps off the boldest Camry body ever.

That gives you an idea of the transformation the Camry underwent. The new 2015 Camry has a stiffer body structure, enhanced aerodynamics and its quietest ride ever.

Expressive. Athletic. Exciting.
An aggressive looking front bumper and grille, pronounced side character lines and low-profile LED headlamps give the new Camry a far more expressive style.

Sleek new headlamps are the eyes in a new Camry face you won’t forget. The 2015 Camry offers available LED low- and high beams with auto static leveling, and front turn signal indicators and LED DRL’s are integrated for an elegant appearance. Tail lamps wrap around into the tapered rear quarters for a more sophisticated appearance.

The 2015 Camry is available in 10 colors, including the all-new Celestial Silver Metallic and Ruby Flare Pearl.  Additional colors new for Camry include Blizzard Pearl; Predawn Gray Mica; and Blue Crush Metallic

The 2015 Camry will be available at Longo this October.

Read all of the changes to the 2015 Camry here.


The Power of Giving Back 

At Longo, doing good for our community and charity partners comes naturally.  

For nearly five decades, we have been actively involved in causes that make a positive difference to our neighbors and team members – from education and children’s welfare to health and wellness programs.

Through the continuous support from our guests, and participation from our staff, we are able to do what we do. Thank you for allowing us to give back!

Our community partnership comes to life every Saturday when high school students participate at our fundraiser program to raise $500 in exchange for helping our Service Department operations.  

Read about the West Covina High School baseball team and their experience during the Memorial Day weekend as they worked for a few hours at the world’s largest Toyota dealership.  


Gone in Sixty Seconds: Americans Take Home a Camry Every Minute in May

By the time you read this, at least one more Camry will likely be off the market.

Even if you’re an exceptionally fast reader.

For the month of May, consumers bought just over one Camry per minute. Overall, 49,584 Camrys found their way to a customer’s driveway last month. That’s a rate of 1.1 every 60 seconds. 

“There’s a reason Americans choose Camry, and it shows in sales month after month,” said Bob Carter, vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. “It’s America’s best-selling car, but more important is the one Camry in the customer’s driveway. The one Camry that gets you and your family to work, school, vacation, the Camry that works in a business enterprise, the one Camry you trust to be reliable and help keep your family safe.”

For more information on Camry’s 1-minute ride, click here.

Original Source: Toyota Motor Sales, USA