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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...
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2022 Toyota Camry Gets New Hybrid Nightshade Model & New Paint Colors

Not every sedan on the market can be deemed cool, but the Toyota Camry certainly can be — especially with its new Hybrid Nightshade version. To give Camry fans and sedan drivers in Opelousas and other U.S. cities a more attractive, eco-friendly ride, Toyota decided to release a Nightshade version of the popular Camry Hybrid. Previously, the SE Nightshade trim level was only available for the four-cylinder FWD and AWD gas-powered models. This year, the dynamic appearance configuration is an option for the hybrid-powered Camry, too. You may not normally think of a hybrid sedan as a trendy, sporty model, but the 2022 Camry Hybrid Nightshade certainly achieves that thanks to its 18-inch jet-black wheels and blacked-out shark fin antenna, window trim, badging, door handles and othe...
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New Year’s Driving Resolutions for Toyota Owners in Opelousas

Make 2022 the best year yet — for yourself and for your Toyota. Making some New Year’s driving resolutions this month will be better for your mental and personal health as well as the wellbeing of your Toyota. Here are some New Year's driving resolutions we at Courvelle Toyota suggest pledging to follow in 2022. Don’t use your cell phone while driving Distracted driving has been on the rise with each passing year, and with it the number of fatal traffic accidents. Resist the urge to check your phone when you’re behind the wheel; it’ll be safer for you and other people. Follow the speed limit Just because nearly everyone in Louisiana speeds mean you should. Speeding is a major contributor to car accidents every year, so hold off on stomping that gas pedal in 2022 and take y...
First Toyota BEV Is the bZ4X
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First Toyota BEV Is the bZ4X

The first Toyota BEV will be the bZ4X, an all-new SUV that the automaker recently revealed and will arrive in the United States in mid-2022. Similar in size to the Toyota RAV4 — the bestselling SUV in America — the bZ4X is the first of seven new bZ-branded electric vehicles expected to launch by 2025. The 2022 Toyota bZ4X was developed with Subaru based on the Toyota e-TNGA architecture created to support all-electric, zero-emission vehicles. It has a single electric motor drawing power from a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, sending 201 net system horsepower to the front wheels. A dual-motor model will also be available that has all-wheel drive and a slight horsepower bump up to 215. It will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Toyota says the bZ4X will go 250 mi...
2022 Toyota Highlander Adds Hybrid-Only Bronze Edition
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2022 Toyota Highlander Adds Hybrid-Only Bronze Edition

For the 2022 model year, the Toyota Highlander is largely unchanged from last year — except for one crucial difference. The popular, three-row SUV is now offered with a hybrid-only Bronze Edition that adds unique style to the family ride and comes with an American-style, mid-century-modern interior design that should appeal to a wide variety of customers. Hybrid powertrain The Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition is available only as a hybrid, though other 2022 Highlander models are offered with a gas-only V6. The hybrid, however, boasts excellent fuel economy at rates that few other large vehicles can compete with. Averaging 36 miles per gallon, the Highlander hybrid has to stop for gas a lot less often on your family road trips.[1] Exclusive design The Highlander Bronze Edit...
All-New Toyota Tundra Arrives with 12,000-Pound Hybrid Capability
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All-New Toyota Tundra Arrives with 12,000-Pound Hybrid Capability

After a long wait, Toyota has finally unveiled the all-new, full-size Tundra pickup truck — and we’re glad to be able to say it’s been worth that wait. With bold styling, awesome off-road capability, and up to 12,000 pounds of towing capacity powered by a hybrid engine, the Tundra is ready to lead the next generation of trucks. Hybrid capability Under the hood, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is available with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain rated at 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. It uses a 10-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 12,000 pounds. TRD Pro For maximum off-road performance, the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro features 2.5-inch diameter FOX® shocks, extra underbody protection, unique all-terrain tires, and numerous driving aids like ...
Toyota Celebrates Production of 50-Millionth Corolla
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Toyota Celebrates Production of 50-Millionth Corolla

Toyota has officially manufactured the 50-millionth Corolla, a historic milestone not shared by any other nameplate. Introduced in 1966 and now in its 12th generation, the Toyota Corolla surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle as the bestselling car in the world in the 1990s and has held onto the title ever since. The Corolla first became available in the United States in 1968 and, in the following decade, quickly rose in popularity as the 1973 oil embargo motivated consumers to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. Today, the 12th-generation Corolla is one of the most efficient compact cars you can buy, with the non-hybrid and hybrid models earning an EPA-estimated 40 and 52 mpg on the highway, respectively.[1] Almost all modern Toyota Corolla models sold in the U.S. are assembled at Toyot...
What’s New for the 2022 Toyota 4Runner?
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What’s New for the 2022 Toyota 4Runner?

The new 2022 Toyota 4Runner packs several awesome updates, including a new TRD Sport model that expands the off-road-focused TRD lineup at an affordable price. Check it out. New TRD Sport trim Positioned between the SR5 Premium and TRD Off-Road trims, the 4Runner TRD Sport adds trail-ready technologies and extra visual flair to an already capable and rugged ride. It has a unique X-REAS suspension system specially designed to handle bumpy surfaces and is available with either 2WD or part-time 4WD with a two-speed transfer case. It also has unique color-keyed accents on the exterior as well as a signature TRD-style hood scoop. Standard safety features For the 2022 model year, the Toyota 4Runner has more standard safety features than ever before. Blind spot monitoring with re...
AI Assistant Replaces Toyota Sienna Owner’s Manual
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AI Assistant Replaces Toyota Sienna Owner’s Manual

When you want to learn how to use a new technology or need to consult your car’s recommended service schedule, traditionally you would have to flip through an owner’s manual. Now, Toyota is changing the game for 2021 Sienna owners by offering the new Toyota Driver’s Companion feature in the Toyota App. This feature gives you access to Joya, a voice-activated virtual assistant. Joya can provide the information you need without requiring you to search through an owner’s manual. It can help with anything from learning about different features and technologies, identifying buttons, finding out what a dashboard light means, and setting up your driving settings. The Toyota Driver’s Companion was made with Google Cloud Dialogflow®, allowing you to ask questions and get assistance in re...