The Toyota lineup is about to get two new automatic features that continue its tradition of practical innovation and convenience: Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park.
Automatic Engine Shut Off will be available with most 2020
Toyota models. This feature will automatically turn off your vehicle’s engine
after a pre-determined length of time if your Toyota is left running, helping
reduce the impact its idling has on the environment.
Currently, Toyota has a two-step alert that notifies you
when the engine is running, requesting the engine to be turned off. This new
automatic feature is just the next step forward.
Starting with the 2020 Toyota models, the brand will also
begin to phase in Automatic Park. This technology will help reduce the risk of
roll-away, automatically shifting the vehicle into park and/or apply the
electronic parking brake if the driver exits the vehicle without placing the
vehicle in park. Automatic Park will be available in vehicles with electronic
Toyota currently utilizes audible and visual cues to warn drivers exiting the vehicle if their car is not in park.
When these new automatic features on the Toyota lineup arrive later this year, you’ll be able to test them out at High River Toyota.
Canada is lucky to have a wealth of wonderful road trip
destinations, from Quebec City’s historical charm to the outdoor adventures
Alberta and BC have to offer. For many Canadians, the summer has been about
exploring what our great country has to offer – until now.
According to a recent survey completed by Ipsos on behalf of Toyota Canada, 47 percent of Canadians stated that an increase in fuel prices have caused them to put off their summer road trip this year. 27 percent of Canadians are even thinking of cancelling existing road trip plans to avoid having to pay extra at the pump.
Despite these high gas prices, though, many are hoping to
get their Canadian road trip plans back on track, at least in the future.
Toyota Canada Inc. noted that a record 16.7 percent of its total sales in April
were for electrified vehicles, including the all-new RAV4 Hybrid. This is a
sign that, rather than hoping that the gas prices will decrease in the future,
Canadians are instead going green, reducing their carbon footprint while saving
money at the gas pump.
This is good news, since Toyota is planning to expand its
hybrid and electric lineup even more. Currently, the Japanese carmaker’s green
lineup includes the RAV4 Hybrid, Prius Prime, Corolla Hybrid, and Mirai hydrogen-powered
High River Toyota is looking forward to having these eco-friendly models in stock for you. For now, we carry current hybrid Toyota offerings. Check out our inventory online.
Over the past decades, the Toyota Corolla has made a name
for itself as one of the most popular vehicles in the automotive industry. Now,
it’s looking to continue that streak by appealing to a new audience: those going
“We had a lot of requests on the previous-generation Corolla
about, ‘Why do you not have a hybrid?’” said Scott MacKenzie, Toyota Canada’s
senior national manager for external affairs. “We’ve had hybrid available on
Corolla variants in other markets around the world, so they just decided it was
an appropriate time to put one in North America.”
The 2020 Corolla Hybrid uses the same powertrain as the current Prius, which is 1.8-litre inline four-cylinder engine that works with two motors to put out a total system output of 121 horsepower. With this power, this eco-friendly sedan boasts a fuel-efficiency rating of 4.4 L/100 km in the city and 4.5 L/100 km on the highway.
Along with these better fuel-efficiency numbers, this
all-new Toyota will also come standard with an eight-inch display, heated front
seats, Toyota Connected Services, a Blind Spot Monitor, and the Toyota Safety
Sense™ 2.0 package.
We’ll have the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid here at High River Toyota when it’s released, as well as the standard Corolla for the 2019 and 2020 model years. Browse our inventory online here.
The Toyota RAV4 revolutionized the crossover segment when it first joined Toyota’s lineup, and now the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid seeks to be just as groundbreaking. The RAV4 Hybrid is available across five models and delivers best-in-class fuel economy from the 2.5-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle Engine, which makes 219 net horsepower. Specifically, this engine delivers 5.8 L/100km in the city, 6.3 on the highway, and 6.0 combined.
“As we launch this all-new, sporty and advanced RAV4 Hybrid,
it’s easier than ever for Canadians to embrace the future of the automobile,” remarked
Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “With competitive and
affordable pricing on the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid line-up, we addressed any
reservations that Canadian drivers may have on paying a premium for hybrid
The lineup of RAV4 Hybrid models includes the following:
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE: Comes standard with a 7-inch display audio system with
Entune 3.0 Audio, as well as Toyota Safety Sense 2.0.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE: Adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a power back door, a
power moonroof, projector LED headlamps, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE: Offers sporty performance thanks to 18-inch alloy
wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and more.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE with Technology Package: Adds a number of
technologies to the XSE grade, including a nine-speaker JBL Premium audio
system with Clarify technology.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited: Adds numerous luxury features, including chrome
exterior door handles, hands-free gesture power back door, and heated and
ventilated front seats.
The Toyota Canada Foundation funded a recent study from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation that suggests Canadian seniors could play an integral role in the wider adoption of semi-autonomous vehicles.
“Our findings were quite surprising and showed that older drivers are very receptive to using semi-automated vehicles,” said Robyn Robertson, President and CEO of TIRF. “This is counter-intuitive as the adoption of new technologies is typically associated with a young demographic.”
According to the TIRF, older drivers better recognize the benefits of semi-autonomous technology in terms of improving safety. They’re also more likely to see the advancement of technology as a means to prolong their mobility safely as they begin to reach ages where cognitive and physical decline can occur.
Robertson suggests that Canadian seniors could take the reins and become leaders with respect to the adoption of self-driving vehicle technology, saying, “Senior drivers seem to possess important characteristics that make them ideal candidates for safe early adoption.”
Toyota has proven itself a leader with respect to cutting-edge safety, offering Toyota Safety Sense™ technologies like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control as standard equipment in much of its lineup. To see more of what Toyota is doing to improve the quality of life on the road for all Canadians, visit High River Toyota.