You don’t have to go far from Dixon to find fun New Year’s
Eve parties in northern Illinois. Try these three venues for an upbeat way to
Closest to Dixon is the 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration at
Lake Carroll. Not only is a night to ring in the new decade but a full night of
entertainment. Try your hand at five courses in the dinner beforehand, the
Comedian Jay Harris in the middle, and the band Outlaws & Angels to bring
things to close. $50 a person.
Bar Louie Geneva
The bar in Geneva will be saying goodbye to the year and
decade on Dec. 31 with a huge party focused around the Roaring 20s. You can
either come free with a champagne toast, or upgrade for $50 for the elite
package. You can get the toasts, appetizers, and four drinks at the elite
level. Don’t forget the Instagram photo contest! Period attire encouraged but
For a less formal experience with lots of dancing, try the New Year’s Eve Dance Party 2020. For $25 you can get access all night to hustle, swing, salsa, cha cha, rumba, West Coast swing, and foxtrot music at 8:15 p.m. Have a champagne toast and White Castle sliders as you party the night away. The dress code is lenient but steer clear of jeans.
Ken Nelson Toyota wishes you a happy (and safe) New Year’s. Remember to call us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment, if you haven’t done so already.
The Toyota Tacoma is an excellent option for
winter travel. With these winter-ready OEM accessories for your Tacoma, you can
get this full-size truck even more prepared for the coldest months of the year.
There are lots of interior accessories designed specifically for the Tacoma, and all-weather floor liners are a must-have for winter months. They’re easy to clean, and fit the Toyota interior perfectly, keeping snow, ice, and slush from damaging floors.
Soft Tonneau Cover
Work doesn’t stop in the winter, so having a
Tonneau cover for your bed is essential if you want to keep your cargo
protected from the weather. The cover is weather-resistant, so while it’s not
completely weatherproof, it’s still enough to protect your things from snow and
sleet during a day’s work and commute.
Tote for Winter Emergency Kit
During winter, it’s more important than ever to be prepared for an emergency. In addition to regular emergency items, like those included in the Emergency Assistance Kit, it’s smart to add winter-specific things, like an extra ice scraper or extra warm clothing. You can buy a Toyota Cargo Tote for your Tacoma to help you keep everything together and ready in case of an emergency.
Call us here at Ken Nelson Toyota to find out which other OEM accessories would be perfect for your Tacoma this winter.
The two new trims for the Tundra full-size pickup are the
TRD Sport Premium and the TRD Off Road premium. The new TRD Off Road Premium elaborates
on the regular Off Road model by adding Connected Services by Toyota and other
features like premium audio and navigation. Other upgrades include leather seating,
dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring and a spray-in bed
Of course, the TRD Off Road Premium also comes with all of
the features of the base Off Road trim, like the Bilstein shock absorbers,
all-terrain tires and fuel tank protector plates.
The new TRD Sport Premium embellishes the TRD Sport trim. It
adds many of the same features that the TRD Off Road Premium adds to the TRD
Off Road, such as navigation and premium audio.
These two new trims are perfect if you want high-end luxury,
but still need to have a TRD-level of off-road capability. However, if you
prefer a trim with the most functionality, tech, and comfort on the inside, go
with the range-topping 4×4 CrewMax Platinum trim.
If you love an off-road proficient vehicle or anything that shows off with unique styling, you’ll be drooling over the Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle. This quirky, capable SUV waves goodbye to classic curvy, car-inspired styling in favor of boxy, bold styling. Four doors make it easy for the whole crew to join in on an off-road adventure in this four-wheel drive crossover, but modern styling allows the back doors to blend in with the sporty silhouette, which includes rugged overfenders and large tires ready to venture off the pavement.
the Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle has a spacious and versatile space that can be
used for passengers and cargo alike. The rear seats fold flat in order to make
room for all your gear, and the rear cargo floor slides out to provide even
more space. Topside tracks allow you to secure cargo, while the Multi-Hatch
rear door provides easy access, with the ability to both swing open or fold up
like a classic hatchback.
With a distinct exterior design, a spacious, versatile interior, and an off-road ready, highly capable performance, the Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle could be the perfect new crossover for those looking for something that can travel effortlessly both on and off the pavement.
Pay tribute to the progressive direction that Toyota is pursuing with the FT-4X Concept Vehicle when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to take a new 2020 model for a test drive.
The Toyota Prius PHV, a Japan-exclusive model of the hybrid,
first came into the spotlight because of its mounted solar power cells built to
increase power for the engine. Recently, Toyota unveiled a new design of its
solar power cells, which not only enhances the car’s power supply but also
extends its range.
The batteries are positioned over a broader area of the body
including the hood, top, and rear hatch door. The new technology includes a
redesigned solar battery cell film that measures only 0.03 millimeters, or less
than 0.0012 inches. The new version is capable of generating 860 W, about 4.8
times more than the current model on the market.
The technology is a result of the partnership between NEDO,
a Japanese national research organization, and Sharp, the manufacturer of the
cells. Together they were able to produce an updated prototype that converts solar
energy at 34 percent efficiency, up from 22.5 percent for the current model.
The increased power generation allows the vehicle to power its own battery,
whereas the current commercial model was only able to power the onboard
auxiliary battery, which runs the radio, air conditioning systems, and
Altogether, Toyota expects the new design to be able to add 27.7
miles of extra range for each day the Prius sits in the sun. The driving system
and auxiliary battery can also receive an added 35 miles of power in the same
Celebrate this expanded range of the Prius PHV when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to test-drive a shiny new Prius.