Mark your calendars for February 6, 2015. After the busyness of the holiday season, we think you and your family will appreciate taking some time to enjoy a family night at the movies, watching the premiere of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Until then, we can all enjoy the custom-made The SpongeBob Movie 2015 Toyota Sienna concept, as it tours the country ahead of the movie’s premiere.
“Toyota is again teaming up with SpongeBob to help him and his friends go places in a custom ride inspired by their upcoming dry land adventures,” said Jack Hollis, Toyota’s vice president of marketing.
“The 2015 Sienna is a perfect choice for families and superheroes alike – offering seating for up to eight and a bubble blower attachment feature to boot.”
The custom Sienna made its debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept maintains the SpongeBob theme throughout, with character-inspired seats, a ship’s steering wheel, and a sand-like floor.
Its tour will include stops at the Chicago and New York Auto Shows, Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America, Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Florida, and various Bass Pro Shops around the country. We at Dick Dyer Toyota are keeping our fingers crossed the concept will venture over to a nearby Bass Pro Shop soon.
On November 11, Toyota awarded a wheelchair-accessible Toyota Sienna to Air Force veteran, Susan Kirsch through the Star Spangled Salute Contest.
We at Dick Dyer Toyota love when we hear stories of the opportunities Toyota has to give back to those in our communities. Here’s a recent heartwarming story of Toyota giving back to our military men and women through the Star Spangled Salute contest.
The contest solicited entries from all disabled U.S. veterans. In its second year, 1,800 veterans entered to win the gift of mobility and independence – a wheelchair accessible Toyota Sienna. The vehicle was donated by Toyota and customized with Vantage Mobility International (VMI)’s NorthStar Access 360 in-floor side entry ramp conversion.
When a name was drawn on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, Air Force veteran Susan Kirsch became the new owner of the 2015 Sienna.
“We launched the VMI Star Spangled Salute to educate disabled veterans about their mobility options that can help them regain their independence,” said Doug Eaton, corporate communication director for VMI. “Everyone at VMI and Toyota is pleased to announce that the Kirsch family has won the van on Veteran’s Day. This wheelchair accessible van will truly transform their lives.”
The timely donation will certainly be put to good use. Kirsch uses a powerchair, while her 14-year-old son relies on a tilt in place wheelchair. Toyota and VMI’s donation provides the family with a much-needed solution to their transportation needs. Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, we are proud of Toyota for giving back to one of our nation’s finest.
For one reason or another, minivans have gotten a bum rap after all of these years. They’re unfairly deemed as the antithesis of cool despite all of their potential to house cool things (e.g. you, your kids, your kids’ stuff…unless you aren’t cool, that is).
In order to help let some of the trappings of the minivan label fall away, automakers have taken to finding fancy new ways to refer to their big people movers. The 2015 Toyota Sienna, for example, has the arguably the best nom de zoom of them all: Swagger Wagon.
Oh yeah, that beats minivan by a sight.
But don’t get it confused: the 2015 Toyota Sienna is still a minivan in all the best ways possible. It’s a competent people mover that seats up to eight and is easy to enter and exit with dual power sliding doors and easy-access third-row seating.
There’s nothing stilted or lame about the 2015 Sienna, and its performance is as good a reason as any: not only is the Sienna powered by a capable 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 266 horsepower while returning an impressive EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg, but it’s available in an AWD configuration that makes it perfect for blustery weather ahead.
Add to that the superlative safety features—from the available Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision System, and front and rear sonar parking assist to the standard Star Safety System™ suite—and the 2015 Sienna is the ideal vehicle for transporting your family around town.
Oh, and did we mention that it looks good, too? We’d be inclined to say that it’s a real looker for a minivan, but if you recall, the 2015 Sienna is a Swagger Wagon.
Stop in to Dick Dyer Toyota this weekend and see all of the Sienna’s swag for yourself.