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Toyota Supra Manual Transmission is Now Available!

If there is one thing that nearly all driving enthusiasts will tell you, it is that driving a vehicle with a manual transmission is more fun and engaging. In a move that is sure to please those enthusiasts, Toyota has announced that the 2023 GR Supra is available with a manual transmission. This addition will give the GR Supra hands-on thrills. The 6-speed manual is available on the Supra 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. When the GR Supra made its comeback in 2019, Mike Trip, vice president of Toyota Vehicle Marketing and Communications, said that fans “regularly asked if there would be a manual version. We immediately took that feedback to heart and started developing it, and we’re happy that we can now bring customers the perfect complement for Supra’s high-torque, high out...
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2023 Toyota Crown Preview in Opelousas, LA

After nearly a 50-year absence, the Toyota Crown name is returning to the United States. As Toyota’s longest-running nameplate, the Crown has been in production since 1955 and was sold in the U.S. between 1958 and 1974. Now, for the 2023 model year, the Crown is returning in an all-new form. While Toyota classifies the Crown as a full-size sedan, it has a taller height that gives it a spacious interior and sportier handling. The 2023 Toyota Crown will be available in three grades: XLE, Limited, and Platinum. It will be arriving at Courvelle Toyota late this year. Powertrains and performance The Toyota Crown will only be available as a hybrid vehicle. However, there are two hybrid powertrains to choose from. HYBRID MAX: The HYBRID MAX includes a 2.4-liter turbocharged en...
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4 Fall Car Care Tips for Opelousas Drivers

Now that the heat of summer is starting to fade, we get to enjoy cooler, nicer weather. Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Louisiana and is the perfect time to clean out your car and get it ready for a new season. Here are some fall car care tips to get you started. Check your battery Batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures. After the hot summer, get your battery tested to make sure it has enough power left to get you through the fall. Inspect your headlights As the daylight hours get shorter, you will be spending more time driving with your headlights on. Park your car, turn on all the exterior lights, and walk around your car. Make sure all the lights are working and angled correctly. You should also look for clouded lenses that may need to be cleaned or re...
Toyota Sienna Minivan Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Special Edition
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Toyota Sienna Minivan Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Special Edition

Toyota is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sienna minivan with a special-edition model limited to just 2,525 units in the United States. Based on the sporty XSE trim level, the 2023 Toyota Sienna 25th Anniversary Edition features exclusive design details as well as luxury features from the Limited trim level. Since first launching the popular minivan in 1997, Toyota has sold more than 2.2 million Sienna models, bringing impressive durability, reliability, and quality to families around the U.S. The latest fourth-generation Sienna debuted for the 2021 model year and went on to become the bestselling minivan in America, capturing 35% of the segment. It comes exclusively with a hybrid powertrain that gives families the ability to save even more money while traveling with the...
New Toyota Tundra SX Package Brings On the Style
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New Toyota Tundra SX Package Brings On the Style

Just a single year into its third generation, the rugged Toyota Tundra truck is getting a new SX Package packed with enhancements yet still at an affordable price. The new SX Package is offered exclusively at the budget-friendly SR5 trim level on Double Cab models with the 6.5-foot bed or CrewMax models with the 5.5-foot bed. It adds 18-inch wheels painted in Dark Gray Metallic and swaps out black exterior accents with body-color trim instead, including the rear inboard bumper and outer door handles. The 2023 Toyota Tundra — which can tow up to 12,000 pounds using its hybrid powertrain —  already stands out when it comes to capability and technology. Now, it also stands out in terms of design, both in and out. The Toyota Tundra SX Package aims for minimalism by removing ...
Long-Term Toyota Vehicle Reliability Better Than Rivals, Survey Shows
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Long-Term Toyota Vehicle Reliability Better Than Rivals, Survey Shows

After an analysis of more than 14.9 million pre-owned vehicles sold last year, the results are in — Toyota comes in way ahead of the pack in terms of long-term vehicle reliability. The organization that ran the analysis, iSeeCars, based their study on how often different models would make it to 200,000 miles. They restricted their data to only include models that are still in production today and measured the results as the percent of each nameplate that hit that mileage benchmark. About 2.3% of used Toyotas cleared that line, which is almost twice as many as the average for all brands in the comparison. In fact, out of the top ten longest-lasting vehicles, six are Toyota models: the Land Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Tundra, Avalon, and Prius. The brand’s SUVs and trucks stand out...
Toyota Unveils First-Ever GR Corolla
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Toyota Unveils First-Ever GR Corolla

Toyota has debuted the first-ever GR Corolla. The 2023 GR Corolla is a compact, powerful hatchback available in two trim levels — Core and Circuit Edition, a launch-year-exclusive model. Under the hood of the 2023 Corolla beats the heart of a 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbo engine and a manual transmission (the only option for the racing-inspired hatch). The powertrain generates a hearty 300 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 GR Corolla delivers a confident performance thanks to the GR-Four All-Wheel-Drive drivetrain. 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Core The 2023 GR Corolla Core trim sets itself apart with exterior elements including a GR-Four stamped side rockers and wide-fender flares. You can clad the hatchback in Supersonic Red, black, or white and complement your paint c...
New Toyotas Will Begin Rolling Out Next-Gen Safety System
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New Toyotas Will Begin Rolling Out Next-Gen Safety System

Safety is most likely your main concern when you’re shopping for a new car. You want a vehicle with updated technologies designed to help you avoid an accident, minimize the consequences of an impact, and protect you and your passengers. Toyota prioritizes safety, too. To prove it, the automaker is rolling out a next-gen safety system, the Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, on the 2023 bZ4X, the first of the automaker’s lineup of new electric vehicles. “Toyota has enhanced the performance of each function and added new functions to assist in normal driving conditions,” according to the automaker. “The goal of TSS is designed to help prevent or mitigate accidents, further reduce traffic fatalities and injuries and ease the burden on drivers.” The Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 imp...
2023 Toyota Sequoia Revealed, Coming Soon to Courvelle Toyota
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2023 Toyota Sequoia Revealed, Coming Soon to Courvelle Toyota

We’re barely into 2022 and already we at Courvelle Toyota are looking forward to 2023. Why? Because 2023 is going to be a big year for Toyota. We’ve seen a glimpse of the all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia and are excited about this upcoming redesign. The three-row SUV is a big seller in the Toyota lineup, including here in Opelousas and Lafayette, Louisiana. We think that many families in St. Landry Parish should take a look at the 2023 Toyota Sequoia to see what’s new this year. The American-made Sequoia is assembled a state over from us, right across the border in Texas. So, you can trust that this SUV is made to withstand real tough jobs in places like Louisiana. One of the highlights of the newest Sequoia is the inclusion of an efficient i-FORCE MAX Hybrid Powertrain™ th...
New Corolla Hybrid at Courvelle Toyota Is Most Efficient One Ever
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New Corolla Hybrid at Courvelle Toyota Is Most Efficient One Ever

If you drive a hybrid car like the Toyota Corolla, you appreciate the money-saving fuel economy that it provides. That’s why we at Courvelle Toyota are excited to share that the latest Toyota Corolla Hybrid a higher EPA-estimated mpg rate than any prior version. The 2022 Corolla Hybrid sedan has been rated to average 52 mpg in combined city/highway driving — which is further than any previous version of the Corolla.[1] That means you’ll be able to travel for hours in Opelousas on a single tank of gas before having to fill up again. How is this next level of efficiency achieved? The 2022 Corolla Hybrid uses an enhanced Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive that’s been fitted onto the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. This makes the car lightweight, balanced, and optimized for effici...