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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 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...
Top 5 Signs of Tire Wear
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Top 5 Signs of Tire Wear

It’s important that you properly care for and replace your tires when needed to make sure you have optimal traction and handling on the road. If you notice any of the following signs of tire wear, your Toyota is likely due for maintenance or a tire replacement. Overinflation and underinflation You need to keep your tires properly inflated at all times. If they’re overinflated, the center of the tire can wear down. If they’re underinflated, the edges of the tire tread can wear down. Either way, it’s a good idea to address the issue and adjust the air pressure quickly. Disproportional wear If one edge of your tires has more wear and tear than the others, this is a good indication that your wheels are misaligned and should be looked at by a service technician. Inconsistent...
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...
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...
Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely in 2020
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Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely in 2020

As the world continues to work through this global pandemic, the holiday season is going to be a bit different this year. As Thanksgiving approaches, you can still make plans for celebrating family togetherness in a safer way. Following guidelines from the CDC will help you plan some new traditions as you celebrate in Opelousas, Louisiana. The CDC groups activities into low, moderate, and high risk. For the best safety, choose activities that fall in the lower risk group. For Thanksgiving, low-risk activities include having a Thanksgiving dinner with just the people who live in your household, making no-contact food delivers to high-risk individuals, having a virtual family dinner, and shopping online instead of visiting stores. With these activities, we can help protect others and...
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...
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...