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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...
Courvelle Toyota Can’t Wait to Welcome the All-New 2022 Tundra
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Courvelle Toyota Can’t Wait to Welcome the All-New 2022 Tundra

PC: Toyota The next-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra is coming soon to Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, Louisiana — and here’s just a taste of what you can expect when this brilliantly redesigned truck arrives. Bold exterior updates The Tundra TRD Pro trim will show off a bigger, wider new grille with uppercase TOYOTA lettering and built-in running lights. Other highlights include prominent fender flares, all-terrain tires with special wheels, and skid plates. A new interior It’s been several years since the Tundra’s last makeover, and Toyota is promising “next-level interior refinement” for 2022. Expect features like sliding rear glass and a big new available panoramic sunroof for even more of an open-air feel. TRD Pro models will get a red interior with embroidered seats. T...
Advanced New Multimedia System Is Coming Soon to Toyota’s Lineup
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Advanced New Multimedia System Is Coming Soon to Toyota’s Lineup

PC: Toyota After three years and thousands of hours of testing, Toyota’s next-generation multimedia system will roll out very soon. A new virtual assistant, user profiles, cloud-based navigation tech, and over-the-air software updates are just a few of the exciting highlights we’re looking forward to here at Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, Louisiana. This new system boasts an array of touch-screen sizes, from 8 inches all the way up to 14 inches. With new animation designs, enhanced voice control features, and faster processing speeds, it’s easy to learn and easy to use. Its highly responsive touch interface works much like a smartphone, but there will still be a physical volume knob, too. One of this system’s most intriguing new aspects is the Virtual Assistant. It uses machine l...
Toyota Plans For A Carbon-Neutral Future
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Toyota Plans For A Carbon-Neutral Future

PC: Toyota Toyota is working to create a carbon-neutral future by offering more battery electric vehicles in its lineup. Take a look at how Toyota intends to electrify its lineup and, accordingly, become a greener company. In 2022, the new battery electric Toyota bZ4X SUV will go into production, and it’s just one of the many new eco-friendly models you can expect to see on the market. By 2030, the automaker plans to have BEVs and fuel cell electric vehicles account for 15 percent of its sales in the U.S. When including hybrid and plug-in hybrid models as well, electrified models should make up 70 percent of Toyota and Lexus combined sales by that same time. Globally, Toyota anticipates selling about 8 million electrified vehicles, 2 million of which will be FCEVS and BEVS, by 2030....
Toyota Announces Two All-New Electrified SUVs
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Toyota Announces Two All-New Electrified SUVs

PC: Toyota.com Toyota recently revealed plans to release two all-new electrified three-row SUVs. In order to bring these new vehicles to market, the automaker is investing $803 million in its Princeton, Indiana facility and hiring 1,400 employees to help get these new models rolling off the assembly line. So far, Toyota hasn’t said much about whether these models will be resurrected classics, new nameplates, or the next-gen versions of current models. All the automaker is saying is that the models will be “designed with the active Gen Y American Family in mind.” While there haven’t been many details released about these upcoming SUVs, Toyota states that they’ll debut with a new semi-automated driving system that enables you to enjoy a hands-free ride under specific conditions. Pl...
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 Unveils the New Tacoma TRD Lift Kit
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Toyota Unveils the New Tacoma TRD Lift Kit

PC: Toyota Toyota Racing Development is now offering a new Tacoma TRD Lift Kit for 2020 and newer model years of the Tacoma truck. This available option makes the midsize truck even more capable of handling your off-road adventures. The dealer-installed kit gives the Tacoma a 1-inch rear lift and a 2-inch front lift. After being lifted, the off-road truck has improved breakover, approach, and departure angles as well as increased ground clearance. You can add the kit to most 4x4 Tacoma models powered by a V6 engine. Major components of the kit are its new monotube Bilstein shocks. Not only does each shock have “Tuned by TRD” graphics and stylish TRD red dust boots, but it also enhances the vehicle dynamics on and off the road. The rear shocks even have additional oil volume to be...