LAcarGUY Exclusive!! 8th Generation Camry To Debut At 2017 Detroit Auto Show

December 1, 2016 lacarguy Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica Tags: ,

A few hours ago Toyota Group Vice President Bill Fay announced at an industry lunch that Toyota would debut the all new 8th generation Toyota Camry at the North American International (Detroit) Auto Show on January 9th.

Toyota released this teaser image and we can’t wait to see it in person!  Yes, that’s correct, we will be on the floor of the show in January and will bring exclusive photos to our blog and to our Social Media channels, so make sure you have liked and followed us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Join Us For Breakfast With Santa At Audi Pacific

December 1, 2016 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Pacific Audi


It’s that time of the year that we all love at Subaru Pacific, Santa is coming to town!! Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30am until 11:30am and get your picture taken with Santa.

This is a cherished tradition here at Audi Pacific, we never know who has more fun, the kids or the adults!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Santa Is Coming For Breakfast At Subaru Pacific

December 1, 2016 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Subaru Pacific



It’s that time of the year that we all love at Subaru Pacific, Santa is coming to town!!  Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30am until 11:30am and get your picture taken with Santa.

This is a cherished tradition here at Subaru Pacific, we never know who has more fun, the kids or the adults!  And remember your pets are part of your family too, so bring them in for their photo with Santa!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Upgrade Your Commute with a Lexus Hybrid

November 22, 2016 jhur Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica


Are you looking to drive a modern luxury car focused on efficiency, but don’t like the idea of plugging in every night? Pairing a gas-powered engine with advanced battery technology, the current lineup of Lexus hybrid models provide advanced fuel economy without needing a plug. The Lexus hybrid lineup available in Santa Monica, CA is always charged and ready to take on your daily commute

Lexus of Santa Monica maintains a select inventory of the latest luxury hybrid models, ranging from the compact CT to the RX mid-size SUV. Take a look at the current hybrid cars and crossovers for sale at our Lexus dealership and leave the plugs in your TV.

It’s December to Remember at Lexus of Santa Monica, and our dealership has lease and finance offers available on a limited selection of hybrid models. Whether you need the capability of an NX SUV or the contemporary styling of a new ES sedan, you can drive a true luxury hybrid for less during our holiday sales event.

Do you have questions about the current Lexus hybrid lineup? Do you already know that you want to schedule a test drive appointment? Get in touch with the team at Lexus of Santa Monica through our contact form or by phone at (424) 229-9998 to learn more about adding a new luxury hybrid model to your daily drive.

Lexus December To Remember Sales Event

November 22, 2016 jhur Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica


Have you made sure to be good all year in hopes of finding a brand new Lexus luxury car, crossover, or SUV with a big red bow sitting in your driveway during the holiday season? With the Lexus December to Remember Sales Event, you are one step closer to making the dream of owning your own luxury vehicle come true.

Whether you’re looking to be as eco-friendly as possible with the CT hybrid, enjoy the poised power of the GS F, carry up to eight passengers in absolute luxury with the LX, or nearly any model in between, you can find a great offer at Lexus Santa Monica during the December to Remember Sales Event. Take a look at our expansive inventory to find all of the models we have in stock to help you find the Lexus that’s perfect for you. For more details about our lease and sales offers, take a look at our online incentives page.

Lexus Santa Monica has a dedicated finance team ready to help you find the perfect luxury car, crossover, or SUV at a price you are sure to enjoy. To talk to one of our highly trained team members about the December to Remember Sales Event, do not hesitate to give us a call at (424) 229-9998 or use our online contact form.

Lexus Tops Consumer Reports’ 2016 Reliability Survey

November 22, 2016 jhur Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica


Once a year, Consumer Reports puts out a survey that ranks each vehicle manufacturer according to reliability. These reliability ratings show how well a manufacturer’s vehicles hold up over the years and the odds for which an owner will have to worry about problems and repairs. Consumer Reports uses a meticulously crafted 0-100 point system based on subscriber feedback to determine which vehicle is most reliable. For the 2017 model year, Lexus landed directly on top of the “More Reliable” brands list with an impressive 86 points.

Scoring more points than Tesla Motors, Ram Truck, Jeep, and GMC, Lexus remains at the same place as last year’s report as the most reliable vehicle manufacturer in the industry. Since the current information available from Consumer Reports spans the last ten model years, you can be sure that Lexus produces the kind of reliability you want from a luxury vehicle.

If you would like additional information regarding the reliability of Lexus models or how you can schedule a test drive at our Lexus dealership in Santa Monica, CA, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our website or by calling our team of product specialists directly at (424) 229-9998.

The 2017 Toyota Sienna Receives Major Changes

November 18, 2016 lacarguy Toyota Tags: , , ,

When you hop into the 2017 Toyota Sienna, you’ll enjoy a whole slew of positive changes that you might not have been expecting. It’s more efficient, more flexible, and offers convenience features that you wouldn’t have found on older versions of the minivan. We’ll take a few minutes to delve into each of these improvements, to give you an idea of exactly why you should consider the latest Sienna offering from Toyota.


Overview of the 2017 Sienna

It’s still true that minivans aren’t very sexy, but that’s not really the point. The 2017 Sienna is a highly functional machine that does everything that larger families need it to. It drives comfortably and handles more like a car than a full-sized minivan. This vehicle comes with ample room for up to seven people to sit comfortably, and it has flexible seats that make carrying all your cargo a snap. Whether you’re taking a trip to the movies, heading over to the grocery store, or bringing your children camping, this minivan gives you the space and the features to get it all done comfortably.

Quicker and More Efficient

The latest Sienna is faster than before with improved acceleration, making those highway ramps just a bit more enjoyable than they already were. It’s also more fuel efficient, so you can take long-distance road trips and save some money along the way. Fuel economy figures are up to 19 MPG in the city and 27 on the highway. Pretty impressive figures for a minivan.

Improved Seating

The Toyota Sienna makes hauling cargo around easier than ever before. The middle row seats slide forward and fold down to create enhanced storage space. The rear seats fold down and out of the way. This gives you ample room for storage without the need to remove the middle seats at all.

Power Features

The Sienna also comes with a range of power features that make doing things like opening doors and adjusting seats simple and quick. The two slider doors open and close all on their own, making loading children in and letting them out easy. The lift gate at the rear of the van also opens automatically, which is another handy feature when carrying groceries or when your hands are full for another reason. Finally, the Sienna makes it easy to unlock doors. Simply hold the smart key up to any of the doors and it automatically unlocks for easy entry without having to push the button.

Overall the 2017 Toyota Sienna is a really capable vehicle. Sure it might not have the swagger that a sports car has, but it’s got all the utility that a family needs.

Volkswagen is Determined to Use a Heads up Display

November 17, 2016 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , , ,

Volkswagen is committed to the idea of offering a heads up display on its ID electric vehicle. This vehicle won’t be available to purchase until 2020, but the heads up display is likely to still be a very exciting piece of technology. The way that Volkswagen describes the system, its will be a holographic overlay on the windshield of the vehicle to help you see better and drive more safely. While it’s impossible to say what features this system is going to have exactly, it’s something that Volkswagen is highly committed to.


Making Room for the System

Volkswagen really wants to put a heads up display in its electric vehicle. In fact, the automaker is so invested in the idea, that it actually moved the electric motor to the back, just so that there would be enough space to move the dashboard forward to make room for the HUD. It’s something that Volkswagen ID owners are almost certain to enjoy in the future.

Features of the System

While the HUD system is still a long ways away, Volkswagen goes into detail about the different features that should be included with it when it does get released. While running a navigation program, the system will highlight turns right on the road itself. The display will help you spot road turns faster and more effectively than traditional navigation systems are able to, making it particularly useful while driving at night.

The system will highlight potential road hazards so they are easier to spot as you drive around. A pedestrian crossing the street, or an animal out in the road would be lit up by the display so that you have no choice but to spot them while you drive.

Not only is the system likely to warn you about things on the road itself, but it will show off warning messages such as low traction, or snowy driving conditions up ahead. The system should be able to react to a variety of images that it picks up out on the road, which will make it particularly effective.

This sounds like a pretty exciting set of features that will make the Volkswagen ID a cool car to own, but 2020 is still quite a ways away, and the feature list, as well as the concept itself could change entirely before the vehicle is ever released. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on the different features and make sure the car is offering exactly what you want before you purchase it.

Introducing the Volkswagen Passat GT Concept Car

November 16, 2016 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , ,

Volkswagen has been hard at work trying to expand its lineup, and one of the ways the automaker is doing that is by developing the Passat GT. This high-powered concept vehicle takes the family sedan that everyone knows and loves, and gives it a jolt of power. It’s more exciting, sportier and something that will likely appeal to many drivers that want something more when it comes to a sedan.


How the GT is Different

Volkswagen made over 20 changes to the stock Passat when developing the GT variation. The majority of the changes made to the vehicle are aesthetic ones, and both the inside and outside of the Passat GT have been made over dramatically.

Exterior Changes

This version of the vehicle is more eye-catching thanks to the black honeycomb grill insert that features red accent lines. The bumper, window surrounds and roof are all given black accents to help create a bit of contrast on the vehicle. There’s also a black spoiler added onto the vehicle that you simply wouldn’t find on a stock Passat. At the front of the vehicle you’ll also notice a pair of LED headlights that give the ve4hicle a modern look, and at the back you’ll see smoked taillights, a sport muffler and a dual trapezoidal exhaust system that really give the vehicle a sporty look. The Tornado wheel covers really help set off the custom look of the Passat GT, and they look particularly nice with the lowered ride height that’s 0.6 inches lower to the ground.

Interior Changes

When you climb inside the Passat GT you’ll find a bunch of changes there as well. They’re designed to give the interior a sporty look, while improving performance a bit as well. There’s a carbon fiber pattern on the door trim as well as the instrument panel. The vehicle comes with a black headliner and piano black trim around the center console that helps keep that black theme consistent. The sport seats are adorned with two-tone black and gray fabric with contrast stitching that really looks nice.

Performance Enhancements

The car comes equipped with a powerful 3.6 liter FSI VR6 engine that provides 280 HP overall. It’s attached to an efficient 6-speed DSG dual clutch transmission and there’s a set of paddle shifters to give the driver more control over how the vehicle performs.

The Passat GT concept is a cool little car that’s sporty and fast and a lot of fun. It’s something that Volkswagen will likely produce in the future, and it could be a cool addition to the Passat lineup for buyers more interested in the handling of a vehicle.