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Clint Bowyer is gearing up for the 2017 Nascar season with Stewart-Haas Racing. He’ll be taking over Tony Stewart’s No. 14 car during Stewart-Haas Racing’s first year with Ford Performance.

Bowyer is looking forward to the new season, telling FS1’s “Nascar Race Hub”, “There’s a lot of exciting things here and an unbelievable opportunity… to have that be with Ford, Mobil 1 and everyone involved, it’s just a dream come true.”

Bowyer is moving from Chevrolet to Ford and is excited to be driving with talented people around him. He says, “A lot of thought really goes into the new season with a new life, a new chance, a new crack at-bat, a new manufacturer, new sponsors, new teammates and a new organization. But, what an unbelievable opportunity it is to go out and do what you love to do, not only to do that but do it in first-class equipment built by racers that only share one thing in common— the will to go out and win races.”

Bowyer says that what he loves about Stewart-Haas Racing is that everyone is working towards building race cars that go fast and win races. They aren’t focused on sales, but rather they are focused on winning.

Be sure to cheer on Bowyer this season and don’t forget to check out our inventory: http://clintbowyerauto.com/inventory/all

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We are proud to be a sponsor for the Morgenstern Trio concert on Sunday, February 26 from 4 to 6 pm at Beach Hall on the Emporia State University campus. The concert is organized by Emporia Arts Center and costs $8 for children and $20 for adults.

Morgenstern Trio is a piano trio named after the German poet Christian Morgenstern. Morgenstern was the inspiration of Catherine Klipfel, piano, Stefan Hempel, violin, and Emanual Wehse, cellist, who met while studying in Essen, Germany. The trio has performed worldwide and earned prestigious awards, such as the US Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Award and First Prize at the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna. They also have a live CD and their own music festival in Germany. Learn more about them here.

You won’t want to miss out on this talented trio! Get tickets by calling (620) 343-6473 or order tickets online here.

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander is an adventurous mid-size sedan, perfect for driving around the Emporia, Kansas area. Whether you plan on taking long road trips or need something reliable for driving your family around, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is perfect for you!

With a bold design, the 2017 Toyota Highlander gives a great first impression. It features a unique front grille, redesigned lighting and alloy wheels. Inside, the the Toyota Highlander is just as bold and extremely versatile. It features five USB ports, roomy seating for up to eight, plenty of cargo space, available rear-seat entertainment and much more.

Not only does the 2017 Toyota Highlander look great, but its performance is incredible. It features an available 3.5-liter V6 engine to perfectly combine power and efficiency, an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg, available all wheel drive and available 5,000-lb towing capacity.

The last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your vehicle, and the 2017 Toyota Highlander can put your mind at ease. It includes Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) with Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic High Beams. The 2017 Toyota Highlander also includes an Advanced Airbag System, a Tire Pressure Monitor System and so much more.

Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas today and check out the 2017 Toyota Highlander for yourself! You can also see our current inventory here.

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The 2018 Toyota Camry was recently revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with a fresh, sportier redesign and a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Toyota has added a variety of upgrades for the 2018 Toyota Camry, and we’re excited to see it on the road.

According to CNET, “A pre collision system with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane depart alert with steering assist and auto high beams are equipped on every 2018 Camry.” Safety remains a focus for Toyota, and blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are also standard features on select models.

In addition to safety features, the 2018 Toyota Camry is sportier and more adventurous in design than ever before. It features a lower hood and roofline, a new dashboard and mixed tones on the interior. The cabin has also been redesigned to feel more open.

According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Toyota Camry will have “three interlinked next-generation display screens.” These will include a heads-up display, multi-information display and a display for audio, navigation and climate control with a smart-phone interface.

The 2018 Toyota Camry will have four trim levels (LE, XLE, SE, and XSE), and the SE and XSE will have sportier upgrades. The 2018 Camry will go on sale in late summer 2017, but check out our current Toyota Camry inventory in the meantime or visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas today!

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Toyota recently revealed a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show that features artificial intelligence and hinted at the future of self-driving vehicles.

According to Business Insider, the Toyota Concept-i “comes with an artificial intelligence assistant named Yui that can learn more about you over time.” Yui would be designed to read human emotions and learn about drivers to focus on safety. It would be able to assist with things such as changing the radio station and conversing with drivers.

Toyota believes that we are far away from fully self-driving cars, but artificial intelligence can make cars safer and the driving experience more enjoyable. The Concept-i also features welcome lights and sounds, a heads-up display rather than a touchscreen, and a minimalist design.

Learn more about the futuristic Toyota Concept-i here and visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas to see our current Toyota inventory.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released its TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners for 2017, and Toyota leads the way with nine models included on the list. IIHS gives 38 models the “plus” award and 44 models earn TOP SAFETY PICK. In order to qualify for TOP SAFETY PICK+, vehicles must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating.

This year, IIHS toughened the criteria for new headlight evaluations, which the Toyota Prius v earned a good rating in. IIHS said, “The recognition program is meant to encourage manufacturers to offer state-of-the-art protection for people in crashes, along with features that help drivers avoid crashes in the first place.”

IIHS also emphasized auto brakes, which encouraged manufacturers to make design improvements. According to IIHS, “The 2017 Corolla qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award with a good rating for occupant protection in a small overlap crash and a superior rating for front crash prevention.” Not only was the Corolla recognized for including a standard front crash prevention system with auto brake capabilities, but the Toyota Avalon, Prius, RAV4 and Yaris iA were also recognized.

Stop by Clint Bowyer Autoplex to learn more about Toyota’s amazing safety features or browse our inventory here.