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2021 Toyota Sienna Features Standard Hybrid Powertrain
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2021 Toyota Sienna Features Standard Hybrid Powertrain

There’s still no vehicle better for bigtime family needs than a minivan, and there’s no choice in the segment better than the Toyota Sienna. The latter only rings truer with the introduction of the all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna, an incredibly advanced family hauler with a standard hybrid powertrain, plenty of cutting-edge technology, and no shortage of luxury features. “This is an all-new vehicle from the ground up, including a new chassis platform as well as a new electrical platform,” said Chief Engineer Monte Kaehr. “The development of the fourth generation Sienna was a huge undertaking but we always worked towards one single mission — to make the best van yet.” Making the 2021 Toyota Sienna better than ever before is a standard Toyota Hybrid System II, which generates a total 2...
Toyota Named Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity
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Toyota Named Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity

PC: pressroom.toyota.com Toyota Motor North America works hard to create an equitable and diverse workplace that represents the rich tapestry that is our country. Its efforts earned the automaker a spot in the top 10 of DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity®. The commitment to diversity has only gotten stronger at Toyota over the years. Since 2013, the company has moved 38 spots up the list, now finding itself No. 10 among all companies in America. Toyota moved up eight spots from the 2019 list alone, suggesting that it could very well be vying for a top spot within the next few years. “When it comes to diversity and inclusion, each year we try to set new challenges and new goals with a plan for attaining them,” said Sandra Phillips Rogers, chief diversity officer an...
Toyota Partners with Latinx Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief
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Toyota Partners with Latinx Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief

Toyota has partnered with nonprofit organizations supporting COVID-19 relief for Latinx communities, reallocating over $1 million to COVID-19 response efforts, including emergency assistance, support for small businesses, academics, and education about the pandemic. Some of the organizations Toyota is supporting are the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Hispanic Federation, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. All of these organizations have directed their efforts toward providing assistance to the US Hispanic and Latino communities, through food relief, creating educational resources, ensuring resources are made available in Spanish, and providing direct bilingual technical assistance 24/7, among many other support effor...
2021 Toyota GR Supra Gets a New Engine, More Six-Cylinder Power
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2021 Toyota GR Supra Gets a New Engine, More Six-Cylinder Power

If you held off on picking up a new Toyota GR Supra from Courvelle Toyota last year, now might be the time to strike because the iron is hotter than ever. The new and improved 2021 Toyota GR Supra is adding a new four-cylinder turbo engine — a first for the Supra name badge — and increasing the output of its available inline six-cylinder. Translation: more to love. For 2021, the GR Supra will feature a 2.0-liter turbo inline four-cylinder. With a lighter weight and much of the same performance innovations as the 3.0-liter inline-six turbo, this first-ever turbo four offering in a Supra delivers 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. With a projected 0-60 mph time of five seconds flat, it’s a quick car that’s going to be a ton of fun to drive. Speaking of a ton of fun, the Supra...
Popular Toyota Trims to Choose From
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Popular Toyota Trims to Choose From

PC: toyota.com If you’re shopping for a new Toyota at Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, LA, you might see a few similar names between vehicles. That’s because trims like the Nightshade Edition, Limited, and Platinum are so popular they demand being shared across the family. Here are some of the most popular Toyota trims and how they make particular vehicles even better. Come to the dark side If dark and mysterious appeals to you, the 2020 Toyota Camry SE Nightshade Edition is for you. The Camry Nightshade Edition features 18-inch alloy wheels and black exterior elements from mirror caps and spoiler to emblems and badging. Those stealthy touches of black are hallmarks of the Nightshade Edition, giving this trim a bold and powerful look. For the family on the go Toyota Limited v...
New 2020 Toyota Highlander Commercial Shows Adventure Potential
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New 2020 Toyota Highlander Commercial Shows Adventure Potential

The 2020 Toyota Highlander has been completely redesigned this year with a sharp new look and even more versatility. To highlight its go-anywhere nature, Toyota released a fun new 2020 Toyota Highaldner commercial. In the ad, actress Cobie Smulders rescues stranded characters when their other transportation has run out of room. In the imaginative ad, we see a chemical meltdown, a cowboy adventure, aliens, and a mom picking up her son. The ad’s message of “go wherever they need you,” shows you that no matter how adventurous your life can get, the Highlander is ready. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7loDDRfeJw The all-new Toyota Highlander comes standard with three rows of seats for up to eight passengers. This year, it also boasts more cargo space with 16 cubic feet behind ...
Toyota Reveals 2019 North American Environmental Report
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Toyota Reveals 2019 North American Environmental Report

Toyota created the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 in order to tackle the environmental challenges facing our world, such as climate change, resource depletion, habitat loss, and water scarcity. To map its progress to the public, the automaker released the 2019 North American Environmental Report, which shows how Toyota is working to meet these challenges and make our world a better place. Toyota has identified the six most pressing environmental issues and then setting goals for how to address them. The first three goals focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in vehicles to virtually zero while shifting operations and supply chain work to carbon-free methods. The fourth challenge revolves around water quality and availability. The fifth and sixth points are cente...
2020 Toyota Highlander Debuts at Miami International Auto Show
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2020 Toyota Highlander Debuts at Miami International Auto Show

When the Toyota Highlander was first introduced in 2001, it turned the midsize SUV segment on its head with its unibody structure and four-wheel independent suspension. Now, the Highlander is looking to shake its segment again for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Toyota Highlander debuted earlier this month at the Miami International Auto Show. It comes with a new, more sophisticated look based on the Toyota New Global Architecture. As it enters its fourth generation, you have your choice of two engine options. The first is a V6 engine, which gets an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 22 mpg combined. You can also opt for a new-generation hybrid powertrain, which combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors to get an impressive 34 mpg combined. You can opt fo...