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.

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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

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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

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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.