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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...
Get Ready for the New and Improved 2021 Toyota Tacoma
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Get Ready for the New and Improved 2021 Toyota Tacoma

For 15 years in a row, the Toyota Tacoma has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup. The Tacoma has long been trusted as a reliable truck that can seemingly go anywhere and tackle any terrain. Now, the Tacoma is rolling into 2021 with some unique Special Edition models. The American-made TRD Pro model will be available in a new Lunar Rock color for 2021. This striking color will stand out from the crowd, whether you are driving to work or heading out on your next off-road adventure. If this color does not suit you, the TRD Pro model is also available in Midnight Black Metallic, Super White, and Magnetic Gray Metallic. If you are looking for truck with a blacked-out look, check out the 2021 Tacoma Nightshade Edition. This unique model starts with the premium Limited trim and ...
2021 Toyota Prius Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation
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2021 Toyota Prius Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

In 2001, the groundbreaking Toyota Prius made its debut in the United States. Since then, the Prius has redefined the concept of what a hybrid is and what it can do. Toyota is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Prius changing the game in America with the 2021 Prius 2020 Edition. If you want an efficient and stylish vehicle, you’ve got to check out this limited-edition hybrid. To set the 2020 Edition apart from the rest of the Prius lineup, Toyota gave it unique black exterior trim details along with a body-color rear spoiler. It will only be available in two colors, Wind Chill Pearl and Supersonic Red. However you outfit it, the 2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition looks as great as it drives. Like all Prius models, the rare 2020 Edition is perfect for cruising the streets of Ope...
2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Strikes a Pose
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2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Strikes a Pose

What do adrenaline-pumping track racers, style-obsessed young professionals, and new families with a desire for advanced safety precautions have in common? They can’t wait to get their hands on the brand-new 2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition sedan. The fun-to-drive Apex Edition Corolla will be available soon, so the Toyota specialists at Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, Louisiana have highlighted some of its most remarkable features to get you excited. Track-ready chassis: The punchy 2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition is equipped with uniquely-tuned shocks that have internal rebound springs for enhanced handling. Though the lowered Corolla is lower to the ground, jounce bumpers and stabilizer bars ensure that your ride is smooth. Fierce looks: The low-profile Apex Edition Corolla ...
Introducing the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime
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Introducing the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime

Since the inception of the Toyota Prius Prime, the stylish, fuel-efficient juggernaut has shattered preconceived notions that luxury doesn’t mix with green driving. For 2021, Toyota has pushed the bounds even further with extended range and improved safety features, making the Prius Prime an even more prime choice. Range: Most people are aware that the revolutionary Toyota Prius uses a hybrid gas/electric engine that stores energy to bolster fuel economy. The Prius Prime improves the best-selling Prius hybrid system by introducing a plug-in component. When charged, the Prius Prime is capable of traveling 25 miles without using any gas and has a Toyota-estimated 133 MPGe fuel efficiency rating. When coupled with its gas engine, the Prius Prime has a 640-mile range before it needs...
Check Out the All-New 2021 Toyota Venza
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Check Out the All-New 2021 Toyota Venza

If you’re looking for a striking and unique midsize crossover, you’ll want to check out the all-new 2021 Toyota Venza. With a powerful and efficient hybrid engine under the hood, the Venza delivers a quiet, family-friendly ride as well as thoughtful safety technology and connectivity. You’ll enjoy optimum control behind the wheel of the 2021 Venza, which features the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive. Not only is the new Venza fun to drive, but with a Toyota-estimated 40 mpg combined fuel economy, it’s a great value in the long run that saves money at the pump. The 2021 Venza combines the utility of a crossover with the comfortable ride of a sedan. Its cabin provides roomy seating for five with lots of flexible cargo space. You ...
Toyota Makes Huge Investment in American Workers, Jobs
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Toyota Makes Huge Investment in American Workers, Jobs

In January 2017, Toyota announced a new investment plan in which they committed to putting $13 billion into the American market between 2017 and 2021. This summer, the company announced that it reached its five-year investment goal one year early, shattering expectations for its commitment to America. The recent U.S. investments have added over 6,500 American jobs across the country, many of which are in states neighboring Louisiana. For instance, an $800 million investment in Huntsville, Alabama, added 4,000 jobs, and a $1 billion investment in a new regional corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas, added another 1,000 jobs. On top of their $13 billion investment, Toyota put $5.9 billion toward things like plant upgrades, research and development, and various other administrativ...