2023 Toyota Corolla Lineup Adds Four New Hybrid Models

2023 Toyota Corolla Lineup Adds Four New Hybrid Models | High River Toyota | High River, AB

The Toyota Corolla is a perennial favorite of drivers in Alberta, and it just keeps getting better. For 2023, the Toyota Corolla is offering four hybrid models, including three new grades with improved performance and all-wheel drive.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup expands with the LE AWD, SE AWD, and XSE AWD models. Each features Electronic On-Demand AWD, making the Corolla Hybrid the only car in its class to offer all-wheel drive as an option. This makes it an even better bet for Canadians — especially when that winter weather takes a turn for the worse. And thanks to a revised drive motor and lithium-ion battery, you can expect more power from the new Corolla Hybrid to boot.

And that’s not all Toyota is doing to make the Corolla Hybrid lineup a top choice for Canadians. Every model includes next-generation Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 and the next-generation Toyota Audio Multimedia system, giving the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid plenty of smarts to match its winning style.

If you want an affordable hybrid sedan, the new and improved 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup has something for you. Contact the experts at High River Toyota in High River, Alberta, to learn when you can take one for a test drive.

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid | High River Toyota | High River, AB

Toyota is adding yet another knockout hybrid to its lineup with the first-ever Corolla Cross Hybrid. Following up the popular Corolla Cross that debuted last year, the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is perfect for drivers in Canada thanks to standard Electronic All-Wheel Drive and impressive power to match its excellent fuel economy.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid features the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System, and that means it’s got the power to satisfy. This hybrid crossover puts out 194 horsepower, enabling an 8.2-second 0-100 km/h sprint and fuel consumption of just 6.4 L/100 km.

Toyota will offer the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid in two well-equipped models: the SE and XSE. Both feel sporty and spirited, especially with four distinctive two-tone color options. Inside, you get a comfortable cabin that’s made for trips with the family and advanced technologies like the new Toyota Multimedia System with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid also features standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, making it one of the safest vehicles in its class. TSS 3.0 includes must-have features like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection as well as Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new family SUV, the all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid is coming soon to High River Toyota in High River, Alberta. Contact our team to learn how you can be one of the first to take delivery.

Toyota Canada COVID-19 Response: How the Brand Is Helping Communities

For the past month, the world has ground to a halt. Countries around the world have gone on lockdown due to COVID-19, disrupting lives and affecting communities. Toyota Canada is making strides to help support their own communities, though. These are some aspects of the Toyota Canada COVID-19 response.

Toyota Canada COVID-19 Response | High River, AB

Offering payment relief. Toyota Financial Services is helping their customers in these exceptional circumstances, allowing them to request payment relief. Simply call the customer service department at 1-800-661-3062 to see if your case is eligible. The company is also being flexible in granting lease-end extensions if your lease is coming due.

Donating medical necessities. With the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment around the world, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has donated approximately 1,000 NIOSH-certified N95 ventilator masks to four local hospitals. The carmaker has also donated gloves, protective eyewear, and sanitary boot protectors.

Manufacturing necessities. TMMC is also working with a 3D printing company called Inksmith to create protective face masks using six 3D printers. It’s also connecting with industrial partners and governments to come up with a plan to produce components used in medical equipment, including ventilators. 

Developing infrastructure. TMMC is also offering the expertise of its Toyota Production System to help manufacturing and technology companies improve the testing infrastructure for COVID-19.

High River Toyota in Alberta is dedicated to your safety and well-being. If you need vehicle service or transportation solutions, please call us to set up an appointment.

Increasing Fuel Costs Affect Canadian Road Trip Plans

Rising Fuel Costs | High River, AB

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 fuel-cell vehicle.

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.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Gets Numerous Upgrades

2020 Toyota Tacoma | High River Toyota | High River, AB

Despite increased competition from segment newcomers, the Toyota Tacoma continues to lead the midsize truck segment thanks to superior performance, styling, and features. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will boast a number of new upgrades that should keep it at the head of the pack.

The 2020 Tacoma ushers in the third generation of this efficient and advanced pickup. As part of this new generation, the Tacoma will boasts a new grille design and wheel design on almost all trims. Toyota has also upgraded the multimedia system, now with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration for easy access to apps on the go, as well as Amazon Alexa™ compatibility.

TRD Pro models in particular will get a number of new features, including a sequential LED headlights, a new wheel design, and a new exclusive Army Green colour. Inside, TRD models get new 10-way power seats and Smart Key functionality.

TRD Pro models aren’t the only Tacoma grades to get specific upgrades for 2020. The Tacoma SR model, for example, gets an intermittent wiper and new grille design, as well as a larger touchscreen (7 inches). Tacoma SR5 models get a new 160-inch dark satin wheel colour and upgraded fabric design for the seatbacks.

Visit High River Toyota for details on all the 2020 Tacoma upgrades.