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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...
Fall Car Care Tips for Your Toyota
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Fall Car Care Tips for Your Toyota

As summer transitions into fall and it finally starts to cool off a bit in Louisiana, it’s a great time to perform maintenance on your Toyota. Follow these fall car care tips to keep your vehicle in good condition. Clean the headlights With the days getting shorter, it’s more important than ever to make sure your headlights are providing enough light in the dark. If they are cloudy, buy a headlight restoration kit and clean them off. If the headlights still don’t brighten up the road properly, you may need to replace them. Buy new wipers You need to get new windshield wipers about every six to 12 months so they can effectively clear away water. If it’s been a while since you last replaced them or they’re leaving streaks on your windshield, it’s time to get new ones. If you...
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...
3 Fuel-Saving Driving Tips
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3 Fuel-Saving Driving Tips

Do you spend more time and money at the gas station than you wish you did? While the only way to avoid gas stations completely is to drive an EV, you can cut down on the trips you make there by following these fuel-saving driving tips.  Don’t drive aggressively Sudden braking, quick acceleration, and speeding can all cause your fuel supply to deplete faster. At highway speeds, your gas mileage can decrease by up to 30 percent, and in stop-and-go traffic, it can go down as much as 40 percent. Consider getting a driver feedback device to become a more sensible driver. Follow the speed limit Once you hit speeds of 50 mph, your gas mileage typically starts to decrease at a quicker rate. While you can’t avoid going above 50 mph on the highway, you should make sure to follow the...
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....
Louisiana Road Trip Destinations
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Louisiana Road Trip Destinations

PC: junglegardens.org Looking for some summer fun? Louisiana offers plenty of exciting, family-friendly road trip destinations. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites. Tabasco Factory Tour Spice up your summer with a trip to the Tabasco sauce factory on Avery Island. At this engaging tour, you can see how this Louisiana classic is crafted, from where the peppers are grown to the barrels where the sauce is brewed to perfection. You can even grab a meal at the official Tabasco restaurant, which features famously spicy fare and even a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Jungle Gardens Also located on Avery Island, Jungle Gardens features a stunning array of subtropical flora and abundant wildlife. This 170-acre refuge hosts a bamboo grove, stunning azaleas, and a variety of nativ...
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...