2020 Toyota Lineup Updates Show Eco-Friendly and Trendy Side

2020 Toyota Lineup | Calgary, AB

The New Year is almost upon us, which means car brands around the world are introducing their newest models — and Toyota is no exception. From an increase in eco-friendly models to more vehicle options, these are some 2020 Toyota lineup updates you can expect this year.

An Eco-Friendly Corolla

For the 2020 model year, you will have more Toyota hybrid options than ever before. That’s because the world’s most popular sedan — the Toyota Corolla — is now available as a hybrid model. The 2020 Corolla Hybrid combines an electric motor with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine to offer 121 horsepower and a 4.5 L/100 km combined fuel-efficiency rating.*

The Super Supra

After being discontinued 16 years ago, one of Toyota’s most beloved performance options is back. The brand reintroduced the Supra to its lineup, offering state-of-the-art features and technologies in a sporty package. This vehicle comes with a front-mounted 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine, providing you with the power you expect from a performance-oriented ride.

Going dark

Select models in the 2020 Toyota lineup are now available as Nightshade Editions. This special-edition model offers dark interior and exterior accents to add an intimidating look to Toyota vehicles. The models that this is offered on include the Corolla, 4Runner, Highlander, and Sienna.

See the entire 2020 Toyota lineup at High River Toyota.

*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.

How to Practice Defensive Driving

When you’re behind the wheel, it’s important that you follow the rules of the road. You should also drive defensively, which means anticipating potential hazards. But how do you practice defensive driving? These tips should help you become a better defensive driver.

Stay alert and avoid distractions. To drive defensively, you need to be aware of your surroundings. That means you shouldn’t drive when you’re not alert, so avoid any possible distractions. This includes your phone, radio, or eating while driving.

Keep a safe following distance. You need plenty of space between you and the car in front of you so you can stop with enough space to avoid a collision. Consider following the three-second rule. It should take you at least three seconds to catch up with them if they come to a full stop. Increase this time to six seconds if it’s nighttime or if there’s bad weather.

Drive at a safe speed. Speed limits exist to keep you safe. Staying within this range will allow you to anticipate potential hazards easily.

Check your mirrors. Being aware of your surroundings is imperative to defensive driving. Continually check your mirrors so you know where pedestrians, other vehicles, and other obstacles are at all times.

The vehicles at High River Toyota have many safety tools installed to help you become a safer driver.

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition Goes Dark

The Toyota Corolla is the brand’s best-selling model. It’s been in the Canadian market for more than 50 years, offering spunky performance, sporty style, and innovative technologies.

For the 2020 model year, the Corolla wants to show off its dark side. Toyota recently announced the 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition, the newest styling that offers an intimidating silhouette for the compact car.

This head-turning version will come with blacked-out badging all around, while also boasting a black grille surround and black-painted rocker panels. The black side mirrors will have integrated turn signals and will also be heated and power-adjustable. Other black accents will be noticeable on the window trim, door handles, rear spoiler, and lower diffuser area.

Blacked-out 18-inch alloy wheels will complete the Nightshade package, along with a black roof-mounted shark fin antenna. You can opt for this model in one of three exterior colours: Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, or Black Sand Pearl.

The Corolla is the fourth Toyota model to offer a Nightshade Edition. The 4Runner, Highlander, and Sienna are also available with these blacked-out accents. Toyota has yet to release the

Corolla Nightshade Edition’s Canadian price tag, but we should expect to get more information on this soon. Until then, you can find other versions of the Corolla here at High River Toyota

Take Your Toyota on These Road Trip Destinations Near High River

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High River is located just an hour’s drive away from many provincial parks, making it an ideal location for those who love the great outdoors. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, consider heading to these road trip destinations near High River — and drive there in your Toyota.

Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park: Located less than an hour away from High River, this park is the perfect getaway if you don’t want to drive too far. It’s perfect for camping and has a number of hiking trails that allow you to get a glimpse of the area’s natural beauty.

Sheep River Provincial Park: Stretching across the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, this park is ideal for cross-country skiing, fishing, and hiking. It’s home to the Sheep River Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a permanent habitat for bighorn sheep, and is only an hour away from High River.

Bob Creek Wildland: Experience a one-of-a-kind hike around The Whaleback through these wildlands. With 21,340 hectacres to explore of both alpine and sub-alpine landscapes, there’s no doubt that you will find adventure only a short drive away.

Bragg Creek Provincial Park: For a slightly tamer camping experience, check out Bragg Creek Provincial Park. This park has 84 picnic sites, fire pits throughout, and a range of playfields that are idea for families. You can hike and fish in the summer and enjoy some cross-country skiing when the snow falls in the colder months.

Whether you like to travel to the outdoors in cold or warm weather, you can make the drive in a Toyota from High River Toyota.

2020 Toyota GR Supra Shows Off Performance Heritage

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When it comes to Toyota performance, few vehicles do it better than the Supra. With its low-slung silhouette, athletic styling, and powerful powertrain, this sports car has made a lasting impression on the automotive industry. Now, the fifth-generation model is here – and it’s better than ever.

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra combines legendary performance with agile handing, making it a fun-to-drive option in the brand’s lineup. This sports car comes equipped with a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six engine, which pumps out 335 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. of torque.

It comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, allowing the engine to get a zero-to-96 km/h acceleration time of just 4.1 seconds.

The 2020 Supra also comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration, a Head-Up Display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Keyless Smart Entry, Toyota Supra Connect, and more. It also comes with a full range of safety features, including

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

Available safety features include Full-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Parking Sensors.

You can order the 2020 GR Supra at High River Toyota.

New Automatic Features on the Toyota Lineup Coming for 2020

2020 Auto Features | High River Toyota | Calgary, AB

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 shifters.

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. 

2020 Toyota Sienna Is Made for Your Family’s Adventures

If you’re looking for a new vehicle that will be perfect for your family, look no further than the 2020 Toyota Sienna. This minivan is back and ready to hit the road – no matter where your adventures will take you and your family.

For the 2020 model year, the Sienna will turn heads with a bold style, including sharply sculpted body lines, alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and heated side mirrors. The Sienna is also the only minivan in Canada available with all-wheel drive.

The Sienna can seat up to eight passengers with a range of standard family-friendly features, including one-touch 60/40 split-and-stow third-row seats, a three-zone independent climate control system, a conversation mirror, shopping bag hooks, and cargo area tie-down rings.

Each model also comes equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Connected Services by Toyota Audio with Scout® GPS Link navigation.

The 2020 Sienna also now can come in the new Nightshade Edition. This package shows off the minivan’s dark side, adding sophistication with black exterior accents, including on the outer mirrors, exterior door handles, window trim, rear spoiler, taillight surrounds, and badges.

High River Toyota will begin selling the 2020 Sienna this fall when it arrives. Call us to learn more.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Created the Segment — And Now Evolves It

It’s no secret that the Toyota RAV4 carved out the compact crossover SUV segment when it arrived in Canada 22 years ago. But now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4, heralding in the fifth generation, seeks to revolutionize the segment with some major updates to improve versatility, handling, fuel economy, and comfort.

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For starters, the new powertrains offered on the 2019 RAV4 boost performance while simultaneously improving fuel economy. The new powertrains include the Dynamic Force 2.5-liter engine the Toyota Hybrid System powertrain.

In addition, second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) is standard across the RAV4 lineup. This includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Lane Tracing Assist (new). In addition, Toyota has added even more features and functionality to the standard Entune™ 3.0 system, which now boasts Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.

Toyota has “refined” and “re-defined” the 2019 RAV4 with an updated interior that feels more upscale and “premium” than ever before. The interior boasts user-friendly multimedia technology, sophisticated interior materials, and comfort and convenience features such as standard two-zone front heated seats and a wider centre console. The RAV4 is even available with a wireless charging pad for smartphones.

Test-drive the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at High River Toyota.

2019 Toyota Highlander: King of Road Trips

Are you a frequent road tripper in need of a new set of wheels? Enter the 2019 Toyota Highlander, Canada’s premier road trip vehicle.

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What makes the 2019 Toyota Highlander perfect for road trips? For starters, it can seat up to seven or eight passengers (depending on whether you go with the bench seat or captain’s chairs for the second row). Either way, you will have lots of space for luggage — especially if you fold down the rear seats during a solo or two-person road trip.

The 2019 Highlander also has three hybrid models in the lineup for incredible fuel savings on long distances. Even the non-hybrid models get incredible fuel economy, however. In fact, the gas-powered Highlander can achieve up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway — that’s 8.7 L/100km.*

Technology is also an important piece of the road trip puzzle, and the Highlander has plenty of it. The backup camera makes reversing in unfamiliar territory much safer while the 6.1-inch touch screen audio system makes connectivity on the go a piece of cake. Three zone independent climate control and available heated seats keep passengers comfortable on long trips.

“Canadians know the Toyota Highlander is the perfect choice to create family adventures and memories to last a lifetime,” explained Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Ready for weekend getaways, and comfortable enough for daily driving, the Toyota Highlander has the safety, driving fun and features that let Canadians focus on the journey — wherever life takes them.”

Test-drive the 2019 Toyota Highlander at High River Toyota.

*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. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings.

The 2019 Toyota Prius c Is Designed for City Driving

You can now test drive the 2019 Toyota Prius c at High River Toyota, which is the perfect city car for those who crave high efficiency in their daily commutes.

2019 Toyota Prius C

The 2019 Prius c is powered by a 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine with Exhaust Heat Recovery System, paired with an electric motor and battery. This powertrain produces 99 horsepower and, more importantly, yields up to 4.9 L/100 km in the city and 5.5 L/100 km on the highway.*

Though small on the outside, the Toyota Prius c is surprisingly roomy on the inside, offering up to 484 L (17.1 cubic feet) of cargo space thanks to the 60/40 split folding second-row seat. Other interior features include the tilting and telescoping steering wheel, power door locks with keyless entry, and a wide range of entertainment technology. That technology starts with a 6.1-inch touch screen for the Display Audio System and continues with Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB audio input, and a 4.2-inch multi-information display.

Safety is paramount in the 2019 Toyota Prius c. The standard Toyota Safety Sense C suite of systems includes Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert, and the Pre-Collision System. Other safety features include nine airbags and a backup camera.

“Canadian drivers love the nimble performance and impressive versatility of small hatchbacks — and they love the incredible fuel efficiency of Toyota hybrids,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “With the Toyota Prius c, they get it all — in a stylish and fun-to-drive subcompact that’s loaded with advanced yet easy-to-use technologies that put this vehicle in a class by itself.”

Visit High River Toyota to learn more about the 2019 Prius c.

*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. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings.