These 10 used cars retain their value the best

1. Toyota Corolla

2015 Toyota Corolla – $5,600 median discount

Taking top honors is the trusty Toyota Corolla.Up until recently we’ve been living in a world with nothing but boring Corollas for the past couple decades, but the new hatchback is changing all of that. Additionally, the redesigned sedan was just revealed to plenty of fanfare, because it too promises to be more engaging to drive. The RAV4 sells more than the Corolla does nowadays, but it looks like the Corolla still edges it out in retention of value. It’s sitting at 72 percent of its original value retained for 2015.

2. Honda Civic

2015 Honda Civic – $6,100 median discount

The venerable Civic was bound to show up on this list eventually, and it almost takes the top spot.This 2015 model came before the massive 2016 redesign.Honda greatly improved the Civic for 2016, but it doesn’t appear to have demolished values of the 2015, which manages to retain 69 percent of its original value.

3. Nissan Sentra

2015 Nissan Sentra – $6,200 median discount

Nissan only has one vehicle on this list: the Sentra. We’re a bit surprised the Sentra retains its value so well, because Nissan’s reliability reputation isn’t quite up to snuff when compared to Honda and Toyota.The Sentra has gotten better since the 2015 model year though, with the addition of the Nismo. Its proportion of original value retained is a respectable 69 percent.

4. Ford Focus

2015 Ford Focus – $6,800 median discount

Moving further along the list, we get to the second and last domestic market car. Sorry GM and FCA. The Focus has a good reputation amongst the general car buying public as being cheap and reliable. That and it being the premiere American compact car probably contribute to it being on this list. Ford had themselves a pretty solid Focus for 2015 too — it retains 65 percent of its value since new.

5. Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 – $7,100 median discount

The Ford F-150 is the only truck on this top 10, and it places extremely high, too. Still the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., people definitely want them badly on the used market. Unfortunately, truck buyers won’t get much of a discount when waiting a few years for the prices to go down.Since F-150s tend to be pricey from the start, this minimal drop in price means it still retains 84 percent of its value when new, which is the highest percentage of any vehicle on this list. That’s a shocking statistic to see three years post-purchase when compared to the rest of the field.

6. Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata – $7,500 median discount

Hyundai took the Sonata down a sales free fall following the the car’s 2015 redesign, but the model year still does well on the used market clearly. The Sonata took off in the early 2010 s with its most comprehensive redesign ever, and Hyundai is still trying to recapture that magic. It clearly isn’t easy in the world of crossovers we live in now, but the newest Sonata is a pretty nice car. The 2015 models are retaining about 65 percent of their original value as of now.

7. Honda CR-V LX

2015 Honda CR-V LX – $7,500 median discount

The first CR-V included on this list was the more luxurious EX trim, whereas this one is the rather pedestrian LX. Seeing the more expensive version of a car on this list ranked worse than the cheaper one is actually a microcosm of the market as a whole. Most cars with higher starting price points depreciate faster, which is depicted in a very small way by the two slightly different CR-Vs shown here.

8. Toyota RAV4

2015 Toyota RAV4 -$7,700 median discount

The Toyota RAV4 is the Honda CR-V’s natural competitor, and they fall right next to each other on this list too. Tons of people cross shop these two, but we’re partial to the CR-V’s more engaging driving experience. This one retains 71 percent of its original value. We’ll begetting a thoroughly updated RAV4 so on though, so buyers might want to wait to drive that one.

9. Honda CR-V EX

2015 Honda CR-V EX -$7,700 median discount

We specify the trim on the CR-V, because Carvana actually narrowed it down to the trim level for its list and put the CR-V on here twice. The EX comes in at ninth place as the second Honda on the list. For 2015, Honda went through and completely reworked the CR-V. It got new styling and an updated engine and transmission, making it an appealing choice for those looking to buy used but still get a “newer” car.The CR-V is only one of two crossovers on this list, which is surprising considering the demand for them these days. The CR-V retains 72 percent of its original value.

10. Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord -$7,700 median discount

Honda is a no-brainer for this list, with several of its cars making it. The 2015 Accord isn’t as amazing as the redesigned 2018model we have now, but it was still a super respectable sedan to ride around in. The 2015 Honda Accord retains 66 percent of its original value. We definitely aren’t surprised to see it kicking the top 10 off.

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Cell: 236 863 2192 – call or text

Original article here: https://www.autoblog.com/photos/used-cars-with-the-least-depreciation-in-2018/

Toyota Unveils NEW 2020 Corolla Sedans at China’s Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition

2020 Toyota Corolla

Toyota today unveils new sedan models in the Corolla series (known in China as “Corolla” and “Levin”) in a world premiere at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which opened November 16.

The new models deliver enhanced basic performance achieved by the GA-C platform, and include the Sporty model (in North America, China (Levin), Japan, and other countries/regions) with an active, energetic edge, and the Prestige model (in China (Corolla), Europe, and other countries/regions) sporting an exterior design that produces a striking, high-end appearance.

Sales in the United States and Europe are scheduled to start in spring 2019. The new models will gradually be rolled out in more than 150 countries and regions, including the start of sales of the new Corolla and Levin in China after mid-2019. In Japan, new sedan and wagon models, based on the Sporty model, will be optimized for Japanese customers and roads, with sales launch slated for within 2019.

“We have striven to design new models that are eye-catching, and fun to both ride in and drive. By enhancing not just the fun factors that are unique to cars, but “connectivity” functions to create new value, I wanted to make this new model a car that enriches mobility for customers around the world,” stated Yoshiki Konishi, chief engineer of the models. “I believe the Corolla series, with its millions of customers around the world, is a key touchstone model for gauging the success of Toyota’s “making ever-better cars” philosophy carried out through TNGA. I am confident that customers will see that Toyota’s car-making has changed significantly.”

Corolla is Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series, with more than 46 million cars sold worldwide (including derivative models) since the first generation was released in Japan in 1966. With each new generation, Corolla has evolved. New advanced features and functions have been introduced to suit the needs of the time, all the while inheriting its core DNA―reliability and usability―from the very first generation.

Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) initiative to structurally transform vehicle development, the new platform has been unified globally within the present 12th generation, including the hatchback model that went on sale in summer 2018, and the wagon model released in regions such as Europe in early 2019. The new generation hatchback and wagon models in Europe and other countries and regions also take the Corolla name, further strengthening the Corolla brand.

The new platform offers improved performance characterized by smooth driving, ride comfort, quietness, and safety. The Corolla delivers a joyful driving experience to customers in a wide range of countries and regions, backed by a total of one million kilometers of test driving in five continents.

Enabled by TNGA’s new platform, the exterior design concept, Shooting Robust, instills an active essence, achieving a firm, lower center of gravity and sporty silhouette, complemented by a lower stance and wider tread than current models.

The interior design is based on a Sensuous Minimalism concept (a design that is simple yet sensuously appealing), aptly incorporating a sleek instrument panel that conveys a comfortable spaciousness, and integrated functional parts, creating a refined elegance.

The enhanced driving and environmental performance originates from various powertrains that suit the needs and characteristics of customers across diverse countries and regions, including the recent powertrains developed under TNGA initiatives (e.g., 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine, Direct Shift-CVT, 6-speed manual transmission). Hybrid models equipped with the latest hybrid technologies will be newly introduced in more than 90 countries and regions, playing a key role in the widespread adoption of electrified vehicles. The new models are also equipped with upgraded advanced safety features, in the form of the latest Toyota Safety Sense, with specifications and availability refined for each market, ensuring the Corolla contributes to the widespread use of safer cars.

The new models offer optimal connected functions and services tuned to each market, delivering safety and security as well as comfort and convenience by connecting people and cars, and cars and society. In China, the new models come standard with an onboard Data Communication Module (DCM), an integral component of Toyota Connected. Connected services will be introduced across all grades, providing “just-in-time” services and offering security and peace of mind to customers 24/7. Other examples include Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility in the United States, and services in Europe that allow the car to be connected to an operator in emergency situations and the dispatch of rescue vehicles based on the car’s location.

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Shift into drive: Toyota Canada helps drivers learn the gears and reclaim the fun of driving with #SaveTheManual Event

Toyota Canada helps #SavetheManual and bring the fun back into driving a unique stick-shift training event in the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback. (CNW Group/Toyota Canada Inc.)

While many people are talking about the automation of the automobile, Toyota knows there’s massive fun to be had when the driver is in complete control – and to prove it, Toyota Canada hosted a day of gear-shifting glory to #SaveTheManual in the parking lot at its head office, starring the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

“Auto enthusiasts have been singing the praises of the stick shift for a long time now, and with good reason,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We’ll always be committed to developing the latest technologies and continuing to raise the bar when it comes to our vehicles, but sometimes, it’s great to get back to basics and rediscover a true love of driving.  There’s nothing like the visceral connection between you and the road when you’re driving stick, and we proved this yesterday right here in our parking lot.   We now invite Canadians can prove it for themselves at their local Toyota Dealer.”

To make the #SaveTheManual experience truly memorable, Toyota recruited two stars to the event:

First, Toyota invited racing pro and Motoring TV personality Russ Bond, along with a crew of leading Canadian auto journalists as instructors to put participants through the gears. Bond is a motorsports veteran of more than 20 years, with experience behind the wheel of everything from karts to Toyota Formula Atlantic Championship vehicles and NASCAR machines. He writes for several motorsports publications and hosts the Two-Minute Test Drive on Motoring TV. He also runs the kartSTART program presented by Toyota, which teaches young Canadians ages 10-16 about road safety and driving skills.

The second star came from the engineers at Toyota itself: the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, featuring a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission designed from scratch for this super fun hatch. The 6-iMT is definitely not your grand-dad’s stick-shift.   Toyota has pushed the boundaries of the manual transmission, with features such as downshift rev-matching control to ensure smoother and faster changes between gears*. The result is that driving a stick has never been easier – or more fun. Coupled to a spirited 168 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine and mounted in a sleek body that features aerodynamic design, exceptional rigidity and a pavement-hugging centre of gravity, the Corolla Hatchback delivers a genuinely sporty drive with great feedback, quick response, and super stability. As the newest member of the Corolla family, the Corolla Hatchback is ready to prove – yet again – why the Corolla has become the world’s best-selling automobile of all time.

The Corolla Hatchback is more than a stick-shift, of course: with bold styling that includes many premium features as standard, an impressive package of comfort and convenience amenities, versatility and efficiency – plus remarkable safety, headlined by the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 bundle of active safety technologies – the Corolla Hatchback demonstrates how Toyota builds big ideas into small cars.

(*The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is also offered with a Direct Shift CVT featuring 10 sequential shiftmatic speed steps, a sport mode, and available paddle shifters. For complete and up to date details and specifications on the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback – in manual or CVT configurations – visit www.toyota.ca/corollahatchback.)

To get a no headaches car buying experience you can reach me:
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2018 Toyota COROLLA LE CVT only 20,590$ in September

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Probably you already know Toyota Corolla is the Best Selling Car of All Time, with 44 million units sold. Continuing the tradition, we offer the best value for the money with this September Clearout Event by offering this great car with a reduced price of 20,590$ for the LE model and 0% interest rate for leasing of 36 months and financing of 48 months.

What do you get for this model? Quite a lot:

  • Toyota Safety SenseTM P –  Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection,  Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (full speed),  Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Auto High Beam
  • Auto Air conditioning with Dust, Pollen, Deodorizing Air Filter and 
    Rear Seat Heater Ducts
  • 6.1-inch Display Screen with Bluetooth Capability, Voice Recognition and SIRI Eyes-Free
  • Power-Adjustable, Colour-Keyed Heated Mirrors
  • Power windows
  • Backup Camera
  • Heated Front Seats

…..and much more.

Here at Regency Toyota we take pride in assisting our customers to make an informed decision by providing highest quality of customer service and fully transparent information. We love to offer our customer peace of mind to drive great vehicles and enjoy the ride for many years!

Why buy from me?

1. To have a great experience throughout the entire process of purchasing or leasing your next car, from the first step to the last, and beyond.
2. To get the best value for the money. Buying a car is an important decision and I’ll make sure you leave from us happy that you’ve got a great vehicle for a fair price.
3. Once you are my customer, I’ll be by your side anytime you need me.

To get no headaches car buying experience you can reach me:
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Top 5 Best Selling Cars of All Time

5. Volkswagen Passat (1973-present, 23 million sold)

The Passat has been a massive success story for Volkswagen, with over 23 million units sold so far. It was launched in 1973; however it wasn’t until Ferdinand Piech, who moved from Audi to VW in 1993, got his hands on the fourth-gen Passat that sales begin to soar.

This version of the Passat was lavishly engineered and had Audi underpinnings and refinement (it was based on the A4). As a result Volkswagen was seen as being more ‘upmarket’ and desirable, which helped drive sales of the car – as too did its pretty decent price.

4. Honda Civic (1972-present, 24 million sold)

Honda was actually considering pulling out of car production altogether to concentrate on its more popular motorcycle manufacturing but then, in 1972, the Civic launched and  was such a hit that it Honda changed its mind.

The car has been in production ever since and entered its tenth generation in 2016. Fun fact: the Civic has been Canada’s best-selling car for 19 straight years, 1997-2016.

3. Volkswagen Golf (1974-present, 33 million sold)

The Golf arrived on European roads in 1974 and American highways in 1975, although it was badged the Rabbit there.

Today, over 33-million units have been sold. This works out at 2,120 Golfs being produced and sold every day for four decades. The Golf is so popular because it is really good to drive, offers good value for money and has proven to be very reliable over the decades.

2. Ford F-Series (1948-present, 40 million sold)

The Ford F-Series of trucks is unstoppable! The F-Series has been the best selling truck in America for 40 consecutive years and America’s best selling vehicle overall for the past 35 years. (Truck yeah!).

It was first introduced in 1948 and has gone on to sell 40 million units. In the 21st century, Ford sells a pickup for every single minute of the day. The first F-Series pickup trucks were easy to fix, gained a reputation for being reliable workhorses and quickly became essential farm equipment.

1. Toyota Corolla (1966-present, 44.1 million sold)

Since the launch of the first-generation Corolla in 1966, more than 44 million Corollas have been sold globally. By 1974 the Corolla was already the best selling car in the world.

One of the reasons it sells so well is that it is sold in over 150 countries and regions.

In 2015, the Corolla set another record, becoming the first new vehicle ever to sell more than 1.3 million units worldwide in a calendar year. The love of the Corolla doesn’t seem to be waning either as it is the best selling car so far this year with 297,471 already sold. (as of June 2017)

The Top Ten:

  1. Toyota Corolla – 44.1 million
  2. Ford F-Series – 40 million
  3. Volkswagen Golf – 33 million
  4. Honda Civic – 24 million
  5. Volkswagen Passat – 23 million
  6. Volkswagen Beetle (first gen) – 21.5 million
  7. Vaz 2101 & Ford Escort – 20 million
  8. Ford Fiesta & Vauxhall/Opel Corsa – 18 million
  9. Ford Model T – 15 million
  10. BMW 3 Series – 14.6 million

Original article here: http://www.thejournal.ie/best-selling-cars-of-all-time-3418959-Jun2017/

This is Gabriel Rosentall – huge Toyota fan and Product Advisor working for Regency Toyota in Vancouver, at 401 Kingsway.

To get the best deals and assistance for making an informed decision you can reach me directly on my cell at 236 863 2192 and email: gabrielr@regencyauto.com

 

2018 Toyota Corolla and Toyota Safety Sense P review

The Toyota Corolla is the best selling car of all time and now for 2018 it comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes forward collision warning with autonomous braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, LED headlamps and more. This is a remarkable package because it is standard on all models, even the base Corolla. The Toyota Corolla is a compact car with seating for 5 people and a roomy cabin, featuring a display audio system, available heated seats and more. The Corolla is efficient and reliable and has amazing resale value.

This is Gabriel Rosentall – huge Toyota fan and Product Advisor working for Regency Toyota in Vancouver, at 401 Kingsway.

To get the best deals and assistance for making an informed decision you can reach me directly on my cell at 236 863 2192 and email: gabrielr@regencyauto.com