Toyota Unveils Next-Generation Tundra Pickup

Toyota Unveils Next-Generation Tundra Pickup | Toronto, ON

Toyota is constantly making advancements with its vast lineup of vehicles. One of the most recent updates is that of the next-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra. This impressive pickup truck arrives with even more power, cutting-edge technology, and improved safety.

“We took a fresh, transformational approach to our truck development and had to rethink many things we’d previously done,” said Mike Sweers, Senior Vice President of Product Development Office and F1 Platform Chief Engineer. “Not only did we improve the performance and enhance the capability of this new Tundra, at the same time, we were certain to retain the strong quality, durability and reliability for which Toyota trucks are known.”

The 2022 Tundra comes with a new standard 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 that generates up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. However, the available i-FORCE MAX powertrain offers even more with up to 436 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. With all this power, the new Tundra can tow up to 12,000 pounds.

Inside, an expansive available 14-inch touch screen is the highlight of the Tundra’s upgrades. With this large screen, you can easily use the infotainment system as well as an available Multi-Terrain Monitor that checks for obstacles in your immediate surroundings while operating the truck.

Other tech advancements come in the form of safety, with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 standard on all models. This innovative system includes a handful of features like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and Rear Seat Reminder.

Our team at Downtown Toyota is excited to see all of these enhancements for the new Tundra truck. Visit us in Toronto, Ontario, to see the advanced Toyota lineup.

Toyota Celebrates 50 Million Corolla Sales

Toyota Celebrates 50 Million Corolla Sales | Toronto, ON

The Toyota Corolla was officially introduced in 1966 and made its way to Canada in 1969. Over the last 55 years, the sedan has proved its worth by constantly evolving to meet consumer needs. As a result, Toyota recently celebrated the 50 millionth sale of the Corolla.

When the Corolla debuted in Canada, it was entering its second generation and had been restyled to feature a more rounded body. Over the years, the Corolla continued to change its looks, powertrain options, and interior features. Now in its 12th generation, the latest Corolla is more advanced than ever.

The 2022 Corolla can be equipped with a spirited gas-powered engine or a hybrid that gets 4.4 L/100 km in the city.[1] Inside, the cabin offers an infotainment system with smartphone compatibility as well as convenient features like an available heated steering wheel for chilly Toronto mornings or an available wireless phone charger for when you’re on the go. With eight models to choose from, you can truly customize the new Corolla exactly to your needs.

With 1.6 million of those historic sales in Canada, the Corolla is clearly a popular choice. Interested in getting behind the wheel of this long-lasting sedan? The 2022 Corolla is on sale now at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

New 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Gets a Performance Boost

New 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Gets a Performance Boost | Toronto, ON

When it’s time to go off the beaten path, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is the pinnacle of off-road performance. But even this advanced truck can stand for improvements every once in a while. That’s why Toyota is introducing new components to take the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro to the next level.

The most noticeable change is the addition of an exclusive TRD Pro Electric Lime Metallic paint colour that will turn heads everywhere you adventure. The “TRD Pro” badging has also been updated for the 2022 model, although all badges are still finished in an appealing and sleek black.

Now for what truly matters: performance. The new Tacoma TRD Pro is growing to new heights thanks to its TRD-tuned 2.5-inch FOX® internal bypass shocks, giving the truck a taller suspension lift of 28 mm in the front and 13 mm in the back. That also gives the Tacoma TRD Pro better approach (36.4), departure (24.7), and breakover (26.6) angles than on previous generations.

When it comes to power, the standard 3.5-litre V6 engine is getting a boost thanks to a TRD-tuned cat-back exhaust and Toyota’s VVT-iW tech and Atkinson-cycle combustion that maximizes efficiency. In total, output comes to 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

There’s much more to know and experience about the all-new 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Contact our team at Downtown Toyota to get all the details.

Meet the All-New 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV

Meet the All-New 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV | Toronto, ON

The Corolla has been a standout vehicle in the Toyota lineup for more than 50 years. To capitalize on its success, Toyota is introducing the all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV, which will go on sale later this year.

“Millions of Canadians had looked to Corolla for a vehicle that’s fun to drive, easy to own, and equipped with a compelling combination of features, quality, reliability, and safety. Now, the new Corolla Cross gives them even more Corolla choice, with a blend of compact form, impressive versatility, and all-wheel-drive that’s ready for year-round driving fun,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc.

The new subcompact SUV will be available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with a 169-horsepower 2.0-litre engine under the hood. Toyota is also promising impressive cargo capacity on the new Corolla Cross, with versatile 60/40-split folding rear seats and an available power liftgate with height adjustability for easy access.

The interior is also incredibly convenient, thanks to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto as well as multiple USB ports and available features like wireless charging, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display, an 8-inch multimedia touch screen, and a nine-speaker JBL® sound system.

As with most Toyota models, the Corolla Cross will be equipped with both the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active safety systems as well as the Toyota STAR Safety System. Additional features on various trims of the new SUV include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking.

While no pricing has been announced yet, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross will be available at three trim levels: L, LE, and XLE. To learn more about this exciting new model, contact our team at Downtown Toyota.

Head Outdoors in the New Sienna Woodland Special Edition

Head Outdoors in the New Sienna Woodland Special Edition | Toronto, ON

Toyota vehicles are made for adventure, and that includes minivans. Adding to the appeal of the 2022 Sienna is the all-new Woodland Special Edition, which takes off-roading to a whole new level. Here are the full details on this exciting new model, coming to dealerships this fall.

To start, the Sienna Woodland Special Edition can be painted in one of two colors: the Woodland Edition-exclusive Cement or the sleek Midnight Black Metallic. The exterior is also outfitted with dark chrome-colored accents, black badging, and roof rails with crossbars.

For a vehicle to be adventure-ready, though, it has to have the power and accessories to get you where you need to go. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a navigation system so you know exactly which route to take. There’s also a premium JBL® 12-speaker sound system inside, providing you with a concert-like musical experience on every journey.

When you’re traveling off the beaten path, the Sienna Woodland Special Edition is equipped with all-wheel drive with added ground clearance to help you take on a wide variety of terrain. The capable minivan also comes with a tow hitch capable of towing 3,500 pounds. That’s enough power to haul along gear like a jet ski or a four-wheeler. And for those extended camping trips, the 1,500-watt power outlet can provide enough juice for many household items.

Rounding out the Sienna Woodland Special Edition’s long list of appealing features is its safety systems. All models come with the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), giving you even more confidence behind the wheel.

For more details on the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition and when you can nab your own, contact our team at Downtown Toyota.

Toyota Debuts Advanced All-Electric SUV Concept

Toyota Debuts Advanced All-Electric SUV Concept | Toronto, ON

Toyota is already a leader in eco-friendly vehicle options — and now it’s moving into a future of carbon neutrality. The automaker recently introduced an all-new, all-electric SUV concept called the Toyota bZ4X Concept. It’s the first in a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” name.

On the outside, the Toyota bZ4X Concept has a long wheelbase with short overhangs. Its spacious interior features an open-concept design to enhance driver comfort and confidence out on the road. On its dashboard, the instrument panel is set low and the gauges are located above the steering wheel to help increase visibility on the go. The bZ4X also comes with a new all-wheel-drive system.

Toyota wants to expand its lineup to include 70 electrified models around the world by 2025. Seven of these new vehicles will carry the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. Toyota also plans to introduce electrified power to its pickup truck lineup in the near future.

Currently, Toyota’s lineup accounts for more than 40 percent of all alternative powertrain vehicles sold in Canada. The efficient lineup includes battery-electric, hydrogen fuel-cell electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

You can test-drive many of these eco-friendly Toyota models right here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto. Call or send a message soon to set up an appointment.

Toyota Vehicles Collect 7 Canadian Black Book Awards

Toyota Vehicles Collect 7 Canadian Black Book Awards | Toronto, ON

When you purchase a new car, it’s important to choose one that hold its value over time. This is a good indicator of overall quality, and it also puts you in a good financial position if you plan to eventually trade in the vehicle. That’s where Toyota comes in. The carmaker recently earned seven awards from the Canadian Black Book 2021 Best Retained Value Awards, demonstrating how well its vehicles maintain their value over time.

Each year, the CBB evaluates and awards vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their manufacturer’s suggested retail price after four years. For the 2021 awards, CBB looked at vehicles from the 2017 model year.

Toyota earned a top spot in six of the 23 categories that CBB evaluated. The winners are as follows:

  • Compact Car: Toyota Prius V
  • Full-Size Car: Toyota Avalon
  • Small Pickup: Toyota Tacoma
  • Full-Size Pickup: Toyota Tundra
  • Midsize Luxury Crossover/SUV: Lexus GX460
  • Near-Luxury Car: Lexus IS Series

The brand also earned the title of Best Overall SUV/Truck Brand.

Seven other Toyota-made cars placed second in their segments, while five other placed third. This made Toyota the best-represented automaker in the awards. To check out the high-value cars, trucks, and SUVs in the Toyota lineup, call our sales staff here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto and we’ll set you up with a test drive.

Toyota Receives 8 J.D. Power Awards for Best Residual Value

2021 Toyota Highlander: Best Residual Value Award | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

When you shop for a new vehicle, it’s important to find one that holds its value over time. That’s where Toyota comes in. Toyota Canada recently received eight 2021 ALG Residual Value Awards from J.D. Power, showing that the brand has the top value retention in the industry.

The J.D. Power Residual Value Awards recognizes vehicles from the 2021 model year that are estimated to hold the highest percentage of their manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) over the next four years.

In addition to winning seven awards for its individual vehicles, Toyota Canada also earned the title of best “Mainstream Brand” for the second consecutive year.

The individual Toyota vehicles that earned awards include:

  • Toyota Corolla – Compact
  • Toyota RAV4 – Compact Utility (second year in a row)
  • Toyota Avalon – Fullsize
  • Toyota Tundra – Fullsize Pickup (12th year in a row
  • Toyota Tacoma – Midsize Pickup (11th year in a row)
  • Toyota Highlander – Midsize Utility 3rd-Row Seating (second year in a row)
  • Toyota 4Runner – Off-Road Utility (second year in a row)

If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle that will keep its value even after you drive it home, put Toyota at the top of your list. Stop in soon at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario, to test-drive any of these award-winning models.

3 Tips for Keeping Your Car Organized

3 Tips for Keeping Your Car Organized | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

If you lead a busy lifestyle and use your car on a regular basis, it may not take long before the cabin starts to feel cluttered. Taking some proactive steps will make the task of keeping your car clean and organized feel like a breeze.

Put trash in its place

When you have to eat on the run, it’s easy to fall into the trap of leaving trash on the seats or floorboards with the idea of taking care of it later. But if you’re especially busy, this trash can pile up quickly, and that’s why you should be diligent about throwing out garbage as it accumulates. If you have spare shopping bags, leave them in the glovebox or center console so you never have an excuse to leave trash where it lies.

Spend some time on the trunk

Your trunk or cargo area is a boon when it comes to storing essentials like first aid kits, jumper cables, spare fuel cans, and so forth. But without proper organization, your trunk will become a source of frustration when it comes time to load in groceries or make space for purchases from the hardware store. Consider investing in accessories like bins and cargo organization kits so that everything has its proper place. This will help keep your trunk clean and make it easier to find things when you need them.

A clean car is a happy car

Having a sense of pride in how your vehicle looks on the inside is a great step toward keeping everything organized. Every few weeks or so, take some time out to vacuum, polish, and disinfect your vehicle’s interior. Making the effort to clean your vehicle regularly will help you stay organized in the long term.

Is your effort toward organization lacking because you’ve fallen out of love with your current vehicle? Not to worry — you can trade in your old ride and get behind the wheel of a stylish new Toyota right here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto, Ontario. What’s more, we’ve got a wide range of great accessories perfect for keeping your brand-new ride in showroom condition.

New Report Shows Toyota Working Hard to Go Green

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid | Downtown Toyota | Toronto, ON

Toyota is continually working to address major environmental issues facing our world. As part of these ongoing green efforts, the automaker has put together an Environmental Challenge 2050 plan to work toward creating positive change.

In 2020, Toyota focused on five key areas to improve: carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach. According to the brand’s North American Environmental Report, it has managed to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent in 2020.

“At Toyota, it’s imperative that we do our part to offer more sustainable solutions to our customers, while identifying ways to reduce our own impact on the environment — from infrastructure, to manufacturing, and beyond,” said Stephen Beatty, a Toyota Canada vice president. “It’s not enough to talk the talk — so we’re very proud to ‘walk the walk’ alongside our valuable partners across Canada.”

Toyota has also reduced waste and increased recycling. Team members at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) created a method for recycling the plastic resin waste used to mold front and rear bumpers. The team melts the resin and returns it to its original form without degrading its quality, ensuring that 100 percent of scrap bumper materials leaving TMMC come back to TMMC.

Finally, Toyota has also introduced a range of new electrified model options. This includes the RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid, the Sienna Hybrid, and Venza Hybrid. These new models are taking Toyota a step closer to electrifying the entire lineup by 2025.

To learn more about how Toyota is working toward a greener world, stop in at Downtown Toyota in Toronto to test-drive one of these great hybrid vehicles.