Rumor Has It There’s a New Small Off-Road Toyota SUV Coming

New Small Off-Road Toyota SUV - Robbins Toyota - Nash, TX

Toyota is always looking for new ways to help you take on every adventure. A new small off-road Toyota SUV would do the trick nicely, and it seems like we’re close to having that become a reality. Automotive News(subscription required) reported in July that Toyota is planning to build a “new, yet-to-be-announced SUV” at its Huntsville, Alabama, plant, helping give the automaker one of the most versatile and dynamic lineups anywhere.

This not-yet-official SUV would fall right between the RAV4 and the C-HR in size and capability, leveraging the TNGA-C platform that underpins the latter as well as the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Prius. It would likely feature a more rugged look and available all-wheel-drive capabilities, making it a no-brainer for drivers who want 4Runner- or Land Cruiser-like capabilities in a smaller ride.

It’s suggested that the final product might look a lot like the FT-4X Concept that Toyota brought to the 201 New York International Auto Show. When that concept debuted, Toyota said it would look at the reaction from dealers and the public before going ahead with any sort of production. We gave it a big thumbs up at the time, and we’re hoping that there was enough of a consensus that it will now serve as the foundation for a new small off-road Toyota SUV.

Whether we see a new small off-road Toyota SUV at Robbins Toyota sooner, later, or ever, time will tell. In the meantime, if you want the rugged and raw power of the Toyota RAV4, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser, stop in and take one for a spin.

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade Edition Coming Soon

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade Edition

Toyota has continued its commitment to creating creative, highly individual vehicles that match the personality of their owners. The 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade Edition is a perfect example of this drive. The Nightshade Edition currently applies to four Toyota models (4Runner, Camry, Highlander, and Sienna), and by applying the Nightshade design work to the Sienna, Toyota has effectively revamped and revitalized a minivan market that has become largely homogenous.

The 2020 Sienna Nightshade comes equipped with the black accents and accessories that have made the Nightshade Edition so popular. Black alloy wheels are available in both 19 and 18 inches, and black accenting on the exterior provides a smooth and confident look. The concealed rear wiper maximizes the clean design and the black sport mesh front grille keeps unwanted debris away from your vehicle. The black sharkfin antenna emboldens the Sienna, and the black rear Toyota emblem lets others know that you are different from the crowd.

Different stylings enhance the overall car-owning experience. The 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade Edition strives to design a look which fits with the cool, modern, and advanced workings of the 2020 Sienna. Your vehicle expresses your personality, and the Nightshade Edition is a strong declaration which will set you apart.

When the 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade Edition hits the streets, you’ll be able to find it at Robbins Toyota.

Toyota Partners with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas for Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day

Toyota partners with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas - Robbins Toyota - Nash, TX

A few hours away from Texarkana is the Toyota Plano campus, and this May, the automaker displayed its commitment to community and mobility by hosting its second annual Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day on the campus. The event was developed through a partnership between Toyota and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and strove to provide the Girl Scouts with a memorable experience: one that allows them to experience a day at work as a corporate executive.

Throughout the day on the Plano campus — which serves as the Toyota North American headquarters — the Girl Scouts were invited to problem-solve creatively, use teamwork, and learn about financial inclusion.

Although formally a producer of automobiles, Toyota is wholly dedicated to community growth and mobility. As Elena Sacca Smith, Toyota’s group manager of corporate social responsibility, stated, “Toyota does more than make cars. We are committed to mobility for all, giving people the tools necessary to get where they want to be through financial education, career exploration, and skills training.”

To do so, Toyota sponsors and partners with groups like Girl Scouts of America. In this particular partnership, they supported Girl Scouts’ goal of building strong, confident girls and helped the Girl Scouts imagine “where they want to be — physically, socially, economically, and aspirationally.” For the Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day event, over 100 Girl Scouts participated as well as 60 Toyota employee volunteers, and participants were able to explore STEM topics and careers, speak with female Toyota executives, and take a sustainability tour around the Plano campus.

To learn about what’s new with Toyota and to take its latest new vehicles for a ride, stop into Robbins Toyota.

2020 Toyota Highlander Preview

2020 Toyota Highlander

Toyota unveiled the 2020 Highlander at the New York International Auto Show, giving us a preview of the next generation of one of the industry’s most popular three-row SUVs.

The new Highlander boasts new high-tech features, an optional hybrid powertrain with significant fuel economy improvements, and a bold new design to wrap it all up.

Notably, the SUV now rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the automaker’s new modular platform, which now underpins most of its models. This has allowed it to receive even more upgrades than we might have normally expected.

Under the hood, the 2020 Toyota Highlander will feature a 3.5-liter V6 making 295 horsepower or a new Predictive Efficient Drive hybrid system, which analyzes driver habits and GPS data to anticipate upcoming roads and optimize when to use the electric motor.

As a result, Toyota says the Highlander will deliver a combined 34 miles per gallon — that’s 17 percent better than the 2018 model and a hugely impressive figure for a three-row SUV.*

Inside, the new Highlander finally offers Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, and even Amazon Alexa integration. It gets a high-mounted touchscreen (8 inches wide by default and 12.3 inches on the Platinum trim), seats wrapped in your choice of cloth, synthetic leather or genuine leather, and an optional JBL® audio system.

Every 2020 Highlander will also be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, the automaker’s upgraded suite of active safety technologies, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane tracing assistance, and automatic emergency braking.

If you enjoyed this 2020 Toyota Highlander preview, make sure to stay tuned to Robbins Toyota for more news!

*2020 Highlander preliminary 35 city/33 hwy/34 combined mpg estimates determined by Toyota. EPA ratings not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

Production Begins for 2020 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Mississippi plant in Blue Springs has officially begun production for the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla. The 12th-generation Corolla has a bold new design that makes it look even more sophisticated and modern, and it promises to be an exciting new addition to the Toyota lineup when it arrives later this year.

“We have an extraordinary team in Mississippi building a remarkable vehicle,” said Toyota Mississippi Plant President Sean Suggs. “I can honestly say we get better every day, and it’s because of our amazing team members. I can’t wait to see what happens next for our plant, our community, and as we like to say, the Toyota Mississippi Family.”

The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling nameplate with an incredible 46 million vehicles delivered around the world since its debut in 1966. Today, the introduction of the 2020 Toyota Corolla promises to extend that legacy with the introduction of bolder styling, more powerful performance, and a first-ever Corolla Hybrid that returns an incredible 52 mpg.*

The 2020 Corolla will also come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. This suite of safety technology will include features like Road Sign Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, delivering an incredible level of safety and confidence.

The new 2020 Toyota Corolla will be arriving soon at Robbins Toyota. Call or stop in to be among the first to take one for a test drive.

*2020 EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway/52 combined mpg for Corolla LE Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

How to Spring Clean Your Car

The start of spring means time for spring cleaning, and this year, you should extend that luxury to your vehicle. Taking the opportunity to tidy up your ride inside and out will help get you ready for the warmer months ahead and all the road trips and adventures they entail. Here are some tips for how to spring clean your car.

Don’t Forget the Trunk

The trunk or cargo area of your vehicle may be the easiest to neglect because you only tend to look at it when you need it. But you’ll want to make sure that it gets the right amount of TLC as well. Clean out any trash or debris, vacuum and wipe down any surfaces, and make sure that things like your emergency kits and first aid kits are organized and accessible.

Clean Out the Nooks and Crannies

The carpeting and upholstery will no doubt get the bulk of the attention when spring cleaning your car, but you should still pay special mind to the smaller details. Your dashboard glovebox, center console storage, door storage pockets, and seatback storage should all be considered, whether it’s removing out-of-date paperwork or getting rid of clutter.

Wash the Windows and Wheels Last

When you go to wash the exterior of your car, make sure you do the windows and wheels last. Washing the body will bring down all the grime and dirt over these surfaces, making them the last spots you should clean. Clean up the windshield with some glass cleaner at the end, then deep-clean the wheels for that like-new shine.

If you want professional vehicle service and detailing, look no further than Robbins Toyota. We’ll help get your car in spring shape.

Toyota Tops All Mainstream Brands in 2019 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

According to the 2019 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, no mainstream brand in America was more reliable in the 2016 model year than Toyota. Toyota tied for second in the study, sitting just behind luxury brand Lexus earning similar scores to luxury brand Porsche, with a score of 108 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). This was far better than the industry average of 136 PP100 and 7 PP100 better than the next highest-ranked mainstream auto brand.

The J.D. Power VDS monitors the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles in the past 12 months among owners of vehicles that are three model years old. By seeing how frequently 2016 vehicles are experiencing problems three years on from purchase, J.D. Power is able to determine which brands are most reliable overall.

Not only did Toyota rank highest of all mainstream brands, but it also took home the titles of Highest Ranked Midsize Car for the Toyota Camry and Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup for the Toyota Tundra. Several other Toyota vehicles ranked among the top three in their respective segments: The Toyota Corolla ranked second among compact cars, the Prius v ranked second among compact MPVs, the Sienna ranked second among minivans, the Avalon ranked third among large cars, the RAV4 ranked third among compact SUVs, and the Highlander ranked third among midsize SUVs.

Stop into Robbins Toyota and see for yourself why Toyota makes the most reliable and best-loved vehicles on the road.

Things to Do in Texarkana in 2019

For the new year, many resolve to be more adventurous, but that doesn’t always mean having to stray far from home. There are plenty of places around Texarkana worth exploring that you might want to consider visiting — or revisiting — in 2019.

  • Bringle Lake Park: For some lovely waterfront views and recreational opportunities, head to Bringle Lake Park. Spend the afternoon fishing with some old friends or just taking in the scenery.
  • Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House: This beautiful house is part of the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1885 with an Italianate Victorian architectural style and in the shape of a club. Since the 1980s, it has functioned as a museum, allowing the public to enjoy a wonderfully restored and historic American home.
  • Perot Theatre:  The Perot Theatre stands proudly on Texarkana’s Main Street and hosts all kind of theater shows, concerts, and productions year-round. Attend one of your favorite shows this year, or try out something totally new.
  • Texarkana Museum of Regional History: Learn about Texarkana’s all-American history with a visit to the Museum of Regional History. While there, you’ll learn about Texarkana’s pioneer past as well as its most recent history.

For a reliable, stylish, and fun-to-drive vehicle to get you around Texarkana, stop into Robbins Toyota.

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