Year in Review | 2019
In 2019 we delivered over 1600 dream cars to new Toyota owners and serviced over 10,000 Toyota vehicles. We never lose sight of the enormity of taking home a new car... it's our every day, but it's your milestone moment. That's not lost on us.
We are so fortunate that our business allows us to be part of the Penrith community in ways that are so much larger than vehicles. In 2019 we've got up close and personal with some pretty inspirational Penrith leaders... Phil from Percy Plunkett, the team at Penrith Men's Walk and Talk, the Luke Priddis Foundation, Penrith Panthers... organisations that are paving the way for a newfound community culture in Penrith. We like to think we sit alongside them in being part of a pretty special community.
As we close the curtains on 2019, we wish our family of staff members, our guests and extended community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We can't wait to see what adventures the new year brings, and we can't wait to bring them to you.
Tim and Alex | A Comprehensive Review of the 2019 RAV4: Part 1
What do you get when you cross a professional racing driver 🏁 with the coolest 7-year-old 😎 going around? A whole heap of laughs 🤣... and a little bit of knowledge about the All-New Toyota RAV4!
Tim Brook from Tim Brook Motorsport took our own Alexander Butler for a drive down the iconic Mitchells Pass to put the RAV4 to the test 🚗 The result... the way car reviews should be done!! This is a phenomenal car, and the legend that created the compact-SUV segment in the 90s is back with a vengeance.
Keep an eye out for our four-part series starring Tim, Alex and the RAV4.
Community Spotlight [Penrith Men's Walk and Talk]
The Penrith community is one to be proud of. When it comes to issues that are close to the heart ❤️ we stand up when it counts. We have each others back, and we care... deeply.
The Penrith Men's Walk and Talk is one of those causes. It stands for an issue that cannot be ignored, and that must be talked about. Men's mental health. Blokes make up an average six out of every eight suicides every single day in Australia. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll... We've all got special blokes in our lives, so this statistic scares the proverbial 💩 out of us.
It's simple really... a group of men take a walk around our scenic river, talk and support each other.. and no one walks alone. Ever. The stereotype that men should never express their emotions and should never talk about their struggles is being crushed by this great local initiative.
We've said it many times, and we'll continue to sing it loud... we're proud to be Penrith, we're proud to be a part of this incredible community. And it was our pleasure and honour to be involved in the Penrith Men's Walk and Talk last week.
Community Spotlight [Percy Plunkett]
[COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT] There aren't many people in this world that seriously light you up... that warm your heart, that awakens your spirit and makes you want to go home and tackle those dreams.. but Phil Hallani from Percy Plunkett is one of those people. Spend a few moments with Phil, and you walk away energised, alive.. wanting to kick life goals.
Penrith Toyota wanted to work with Phil and his team because we believe we hold similar values. We're crazily proud of Penrith and all it has to offer, we want to embrace our community... and like Percy Plunkett, we want to create memorable experiences every time.
Percy Plunkett has put Penrith on the map. It's been voted one 2019’s Hottest New Restaurant Openings Across the Globe.. The Globe 🌎 Here. In li'l old Penrith.
Phil is the epitome of Penrith spirit. Born and bred in Penrith, his aim was to bring something special to our l'il town... and he has down that in spades. We couldn't think of a better fit for our very first Penrith Toyota [Community Spotlight].
Pssttt... do yourself a favour, and visit the team at Percy Plunkett. Those Moreton Bay bug tempura tacos 🌮🤤
Kurmond Homes picking up their new HiLux
Nothing lights us up more than seeing local businesses making their mark... crushing it, making waves and turning heads 🔥
Michael and Peter Kulakovski are born an bred in the area and head up Kurmond Homes. Their work is exquisite, and they definitely up the ante when it comes to modern luxury homes... all from li'l old Western Sydney! 👊
[Did spend hours looking at dream houses on their web 😯]
Congratulations on the new rigs gents! 🚗
National Tree Day 2019
Today is Planet Ark National Tree Day for Schools 🌿
Together with James Tamou and Frank Winterstein from Penrith Panthers we visited St Mary MacKillop Primary, Penrith South to plant over 150 trees in their front garden.
The children were pretty chuffed to rub shoulders with their local sporting heroes while getting their hands dirty. And wouldn't you know it, Frank Winterstein loves a bit of gardeningl! #greenthumbmuch
Get out and plant a tree this weekend 🌲 and get involved in giving back to our community 👍
Reverse Park Challenge
Parallelophobia 🤣 It's a thing! A fear of parallel parking.
Over 47% of drivers have driven away after failing in an attempt to parallel park! And it's rated THE MOST stressful thing you can do behind the wheel.
So we challenged our team to a Reverse Parking Challenge! Ahh heads up... we might be among those that will drive over a hundred metres away to find an easier park 😲
Driving lessons anyone!? 🚘 #reverseparkchallenge
World Emoji Day
😁 Today is World Emoji Day 🤘 Can you even remember a time when we texted without them?! 🤷♀️ We love a good emoji, and so does our team! So check out our favourite emoji's.... and show us yours 👇
Click and Collect
And fast forward to 2019, and we're ordering new cars online and picking them up at the dealership! 🤯 Congratulations to Tibor, our very first Click and Collect order... he bought a brand new RAV4 in all of about 10 minutes ⏰ Cray-zee!
All-New HiAce 2019
The All-New HiAce has arrived 👏 It comes with more power, more comfort, and more technology than ever before! 💥
So what has changed?
☝️ A semi-bonnet design that improves both safety and driver comfort. You're now sitting behind the engine instead of the top of it 🤪
✌️ A lower and wider footstep for easier access
👉 Increased payload, now a massive 6.2 cubic metres
🖖 An improved 2.8L turbo diesel engine
🖐 Toyota Safety Sense with Pre-collision Safety, Road Sign Assist and Lane Departure Warning
🖐 Enhanced Voice recognition
In stock now, and just in time for the Instant Asset Write-off this tax time ⏰Come and check it out...
Plug your Tradie Mug
PLUG YOUR 🚧 TRADIE ⛑ MUG! Small local business is our jam! It's our every day... and it's time we plug you guys! So nominate your small business today, and we'll plug your mug to our Facey friends.. What do you need? Just a pic of your Toyota rig and your business name... we'll do the rest 😜
So tag your business below 👇 Or nominate your fave tradie..
International Women's Day
Today is International Women's Day 👱♀️ Our industry is typically heavily weighted by men, and in many dealerships the presence of women is still limited. We're *oh so* proud to say that we have woman-a-plenty! AND they create a crazy strong foundation in our business 🏢
Mechanics 🔧 Management 💼 Administration and Sales 👩💻.. our women occupy important roles and there is no doubt that we wouldn't be the business we are, without them.
So a special holla to our women today... and every other day! 🌸
2019 RAV4 Launch
💥 IT. HAS. LANDED 💥 The All-New Toyota RAV4 has landed at Penrith Toyota. One word. Wow. Mindblown. It's striking and bold, and just... wow! [ok, more than one word!]
We remember when the first RAV4 hit our shores in 1994. It literally created a new segment, and small SUV's became a thing! Fast forward 25 years, and this baby right here... it's going to make a statement all over again.
It's available to drive now.. and our tip: jump behind the wheel of the Hybrid 😉
The Boys in the Toyota Kluger
Got your eye on the new Toyota Kluger? 👓 It's definitely a family favourite.. and Darren and James will show you why! From meditation space 🤷♀️ to room for your wife (and/or) girlfriend's handbag 🤦♀️.. the Kluger has a li'l something for everyone!
Team Talk | Episode 1
Heading into the weekend with a bit of Team Talk with our Sales Team... they're a top bunch 👌 and you wouldn't believe it... they like a bit of McLeods Daughters on the TV 🐎 Admit it... you liked it as well! 😀 Happy Friday peeps!
Team Talk | Episode 2
What would you do with your last $10? 🤷♀️ Check out our Team Talk this week, and see what our guys would do with their last dollar 💵... And yes, Raj is genuinely the sweetest human around 💕
4x4 Driving at Kurnell
Meet Adam 🙋♂️ He is our newest kid on the block, and is in charge of capturing the *oh so cool* things that go on at Penrith Toyota 🎥
Last week he jumped behind the wheel of the Toyota Landcruiser LC200 at Kurnell Boat Harbour to learn about its 4WD capabilities on sand... tomorrow, he's off on another drive day to put some cars through their paces on the track! 🏁
We say Adam has one of the best jobs in the dealership! But we know we're damn lucky to have him, cause boi can he create some magic with that camera! 📷
Just quietly.. we think we may have stumbled upon gold at Boat Harbour Sand Dunes, Kurnell. It's a hidden gem right in the middle of Sydney, where you can drive on the sand right down to the waters edge! Check it out 🏖
Esan Marsters buys from Penrith Toyota
He was voted the NRL Best New Talent in 2018, engaged his beautiful partner over the holidays, and today West Tigers Superstar Esan Marsters 🏉 took delivery of his brand new Toyota 86 🚗. He's as humble and polite as he is talented, and it was our pleasure to be part of this special moment for Esan.
We'll be cheering Esan on in the 2019 season... except when he's playing our Penny Panthers 🐾 of course! Congratulations Esan!
Ninh buys from Penrith Toyota
There is no doubt that we're blessed when it comes to having full faith, belief and pride in the product we sell 🚗 With a rich history of trust and reliability, and a market leading position ☝️ Toyota makes our job particularly easy 😁
Belief is one thing.. but Ninh has so much love and pride for our brand, that he has spent his own hard earned 💰💰 on a brand new Toyota Hilux 😍
Ninh is one of star Salesman ⭐️ He's passionate, enthusiastic, caring and an all-round nice guy. Nothing makes us happier than seeing him achieve his goal of getting a new car.. other than seeing him arriving to work each day in his very own Toyota 😀 That new car feeling doesn't get lost on us! Congratulations Ninh!