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Toyota Launches New Car Seat App for Parents
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Toyota Launches New Car Seat App for Parents

Installing child car seats can be such a challenge that it has become a popular baby shower game. Toyota has launched an app that can provide help with that. Available on Sienna minivan The car seat installation function has been added to the Toyota Owners App, which is available through ToyotaOwners.com. Currently limited to the new 2021 Sienna minivan, Toyota plans to expand coverage to other vehicles in the coming years. Step-by-step guide To use the app, parents enter the VIN and are then asked to choose where the child seat will be installed, what kind of seat it is and if it will face front or back. The app can also help parents choose a seat based on their child’s weight and age. Custom video After the information is entered, the app creates and plays video in...
Toyota Reveals Next-Gen GR 86 Sports Car
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Toyota Reveals Next-Gen GR 86 Sports Car

PC: caranddriver.com A new generation of Toyota’s GR 86 sports car will be available in Japan in late 2021. The newest model in the GR series was developed in coordination with Subaru. A Toyota+Subaru product The Toyota 86 was originally launched in 2012 and has become popular in motorsports with over 200,000 models sold around the world. It has always been built in partnership with Subaru, and the two companies began to develop a new platform in 2019 to use for the next-gen GR 86 and Subaru BRZ. Responsive and exhilarating drive GR 86 focuses on responsive handling in concert with functional beauty. The 86 presents a distinctive horizontally oriented instrument panel. A new 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine delivers an acceleration rate of 0-62 mph in onl...
Toyota Unveils the New Tacoma TRD Lift Kit
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Toyota Unveils the New Tacoma TRD Lift Kit

PC: Toyota Toyota Racing Development is now offering a new Tacoma TRD Lift Kit for 2020 and newer model years of the Tacoma truck. This available option makes the midsize truck even more capable of handling your off-road adventures. The dealer-installed kit gives the Tacoma a 1-inch rear lift and a 2-inch front lift. After being lifted, the off-road truck has improved breakover, approach, and departure angles as well as increased ground clearance. You can add the kit to most 4x4 Tacoma models powered by a V6 engine. Major components of the kit are its new monotube Bilstein shocks. Not only does each shock have “Tuned by TRD” graphics and stylish TRD red dust boots, but it also enhances the vehicle dynamics on and off the road. The rear shocks even have additional oil volume to be...
Toyota Celebrates Over 30 Million Vehicles Produced in North America
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Toyota Celebrates Over 30 Million Vehicles Produced in North America

PC: Toyota In February, Toyota reached an impressive new milestone: the production of 30 million vehicles in North America. In celebration of this feat, check out how Toyota manufacturing established its roots in the U.S. and developed some of the most popular vehicles for Americans. On Oct. 7, 1986, the New United Motor Manufacturing plant in Fremont, California, made the first Toyota in North America. This Toyota was a white Corolla FX16 and was the first of many models to be made for Americans by Americans. Since then, Toyota has produced about 1.62 vehicles every single minute. By 2002, 10 million Toyota vehicles had been produced in North America. And, the automaker reached 20 million units just seven years later. After another 12 years, Toyota made its 30th million, which w...
Toyota Earns Autotrader Best New Automotive Technology for 2021 Awards
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Toyota Earns Autotrader Best New Automotive Technology for 2021 Awards

Autotrader released its Best New Automotive Technology for 2021 list to let car buyers know about the latest and greatest vehicle innovations. In the list, Autotrader praised Toyota for its impressive hybrid and electric vehicle offerings. Specifically, Autotrader honored the new 2021 Toyota Venza and Sienna hybrid models along with the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime. Each of these models is incredibly efficient and more eco-friendly than comparable gas-powered vehicles, while still being affordably priced. In total, Toyota has 11 hybrids in its lineup, including the intelligent and stylish Highlander Hybrid. The automaker has also recently debuted the new 2021 Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which utilizes three hydrogen tanks and has a class-leading driving range. So far, the automaker ha...
Toyota 2020 North American Environmental Report
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Toyota 2020 North American Environmental Report

The Toyota 2020 North American Environmental Report details the automaker’s efforts to address environmental issues during 2020. Toyota specifically focused on problems related to biodiversity, carbon, materials, outreach, and water. One of the automaker’s greatest achievements was that it had nine percent less absolute greenhouse gas emissions in Fiscal Year 2020 than in FY19. Toyota accomplished this by investing in renewable energy, improving its energy efficiency, and adjusting its model mix and production volumes. At two locations, Toyota made water stewardship efforts. And, in 2021, Toyota plans to further address water quality, water conservation, local water conditions, and outreach activities with both local communities and suppliers. Toyota also launched some exciti...
Texas Auto Writers Honor Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road
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Texas Auto Writers Honor Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Picture Credit: toyota.com For your next big adventure, Courvelle Toyota recommends the rugged 2021 RAV4 TRD Off-Road. Our neighbors in the Texas Auto Writers Association agree with our choice — in fact, it was their pick for 2021’s Compact SUV of Texas. The RAV4 TRD Off-Road comes equipped with an array of tough, capable features for driving in the dirt and mud or taking on rocky paths. The TRD-tuned suspension ensures control on rough terrain, and it’s aided by TRD alloy wheels and Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail all-terrain tires with special treads. A TRD-stamped stainless steel front skid plate protects the vehicle’s underside from damage. The interior of the RAV4 TRD Off-Road presents a fun, comfortable environment for when you’re traveling far from the beaten path. The SofTex® s...
New Toyota Sienna Named Family Green Car of the Year™
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New Toyota Sienna Named Family Green Car of the Year™

Picture Credit: toyota.com We love the new Sienna here at Courvelle Toyota, but you don’t have to take our word for how great it is. This outstanding vehicle recently won the 2021 Family Green Car of the Year™ award from Green Car Journal for how well it combines efficiency, value, and family-friendly features. The 2021 Sienna is the ultimate family vehicle in more ways than one. This completely redesigned model gives you all the convenience and versatility you expect from a minivan. Every trim comes equipped with a hybrid powertrain, too — so whenever you drive the Sienna, you’ll be saving money on gas, making the air cleaner for your community, and contributing to a better future for your kids. Thanks to its hybrid design, the Sienna yields an outstanding 36 mpg in combi...
Toyota Shows Up Big in SEMA360 Showcase
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Toyota Shows Up Big in SEMA360 Showcase

Though 2020 has been an unprecedented year for many manufacturers, Toyota made sure to retain some normalcy by having a presence at the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s SEMA360 Showcase. For this year’s show, Toyota unveiled a number of powerful Tacoma and Supra configurations that highlight the innovation of super-fans and customizers. Group Vice President of Toyota Division Marketing, Ed Laukes, revealed why the two models were specifically chosen to be highlighted at SEMA: “Supra and Tacoma are legendary brands with legendary performance, so it made sense to use them to set the stage this year.” One of the models presented at the SEMA360 Showcase, the 4WD Overland-Ready Tacoma designed by Toyota Owner Magazine, is a beefed-up version of the popular TRD Off-Road trim w...
Toyota Extends Partnership with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s
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Toyota Extends Partnership with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

If you love the outdoors, you know you need the right equipment for your favorite rugged activities. Two of the most popular destinations for any active lifestyle are Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. Recently, Toyota renewed its longtime partnership with both brands for an additional five years, extending the commitment into 2025. This partnership seamlessly blends the companies’ two mottos: The Toyota mantra of “Let’s Go Places” and Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s “Your Adventure Starts Here.” Whether you are heading out for some fishing, hunting, camping, or just exploring, Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, and Cabela’s can help you get the adventure you crave. “We’re honored to extend our partnership with our friends at Toyota, a brand proudly made in the USA and trusted by millions of sportsm...