Toyota Invests in Solar Energy

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Toyota is dedicated to environmental responsibility, and the automaker is putting its money where its mouth is. Recently, the brand announced that it would be investing over $9 million in renewable energy to power manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Missouri, and West Virginia. This includes 10.8 acres of new solar arrays that provide clean, sustainable power while cutting emissions.

The move is designed to increase the sustainability of Toyota manufacturing operations. Helping to build a better tomorrow, this new Toyota investment will offset 6,480,000 kilowatt hours in energy, which is roughly the same amount of energy used to power 800 homes in one year. It will also reduce CO2 emissions and help contribute to the brand’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint across America, from dealerships in Nash, Texas, to global manufacturing sites.

“Toyota continuously looks for new ways to reduce water usage, recycle materials and conserve energy, and we are proud to add solar panels to our line-up of best practices,” said Kevin Bell, Toyota Motors North America Energy Manager. “We are committed to setting an example of sustainability to show how a company can significantly reduce the environmental impact of its operations.”

Toyota has a special project titled the “Environmental Challenge 2050,” which is designed to eliminate all carbon emissions from Toyota manufacturing by the year 2050. It includes six goals, ranging from intelligent and eco-friendly mobility to greener manufacturing. Plus, with this new solar panel investment, Toyota became one of the top 20 corporate users of onsite solar energy. In short, if you’re looking for an eco-friendly car company, Toyota is right for you.

To see how Toyota is making the world a better, greener place one vehicle at a time, check out the great lineup of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles in stock at Robbins Toyota.  

2021 Toyota 4Runner Gets Cool Updates

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The new and improved 2021 Toyota 4Runner is coming to Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas. This updated version of the rugged SUV you know and love gets key updates like improved lighting and a new special edition. Here’s what you can expect when the new 4Runner arrives at Robbins Toyota this fall.

New LED lights

Toyota has seen the light, and that’s why the 2021 RAV4 now features standard LED headlamps in addition to LED fog lamps. LED lights make for better nighttime visibility, helping keep you safer on the road. The 4Runner Limited, Nightshade, and TRD Pro add LED high beams, lighting your way more clearly than ever.

New 2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Special Edition

The coolest addition to the 2021 4Runner lineup is the new Trail Special Edition. Based on the 4Runner SR5 and available in two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, the Trail Special Edition boasts unique exterior badging, a premium interior, and off-road ready features like TRD Off-Road wheels and a Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop cargo basket. You even get a 40-quart cooler to keep all of your beverages and snacks cold when you’re out exploring the Lone Star State.

New features for the TRD Pro

Toyota keeps its incredible 4Runner TRD Pro fresh with a new color, new wheels, and new shocks. Replacing Army Green is Lunar Rock, a distinctive hue that gives the TRD Pro a standout look. Also helping the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro stand out are black alloy flow form wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler tires, which look great with showroom sheen or a healthy coat of dirt. For your off-road adventuring needs, the 2021 4Runner TRD Pro gets retuned 2.6-inch FOX Internal Bypass Shocks to keep you feeling comfortable even when the going gets tough.

The mighty new 2021 Toyota 4Runner is on its way to Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas. If you want to be one of the first to drive one home, call or email to schedule your test drive.

Get Rugged in the New 2021 Toyota Tundra

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When it comes to powerful and affordable, Texas-made trucks, the 2021 Toyota Tundra delivers everything you expect and more. Arriving soon at Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas, the new and improved Tundra gives you more stylish options to work with, including two new special editions.

The 2021 model year sees the debut of the new Tundra Trail Special Edition and the Nightshade Special Edition. The former celebrates the Tundra and its rep for going off-road, building on the SR5 Crew Max with SR5 Upgrade Package and offering unique black badging and seating as well as the chrome grille offered on the Tundra 1794 Edition.

The stealthy 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade Special Edition takes the Tundra Limited grade and adds a dark chrome grille and black mirror caps, door handles, wheels, and exhaust tips. Before you go thinking that you can only get it in black, the Tundra Nightshade lets you show off a bit with contrasting color options like Magnetic Gray Metallic, Windchill Pearl, and Super White.

Also new for 2021, the Tundra TRD Pro gets a bold new Lunar Rock color, which preplaces Army Green in the 2020 lineup.

Apart from these upgrades, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is the same capable, powerful, and impressive truck you know and love. If you’re in Texarkana or Mt. Pleasant and ready to upgrade to a truck made in the Lone Star State by Texans for Texans, check out the Tundra at Robbins Toyota in Nash.

First-Ever Toyota RAV4 Prime Hits the Road

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With the first-ever RAV4 Prime, Toyota combines athletic on-road performance with fuel-efficient power. Available in SE and XSE grades, the new sporty SUV brings power and style to a new level.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime boasts impressive speed and responsiveness as Toyota’s quickest four-door model. With standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, RAV4 Prime achieves up to 302 horsepower and reaches 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds, giving you the exhilaration of instant torque and thrilling acceleration. You can also seamlessly switch between the SUV’s EV and hybrid modes. When fully charged, the model’s EV mode offers an estimated 39 battery-powered miles, as well as 90 MPGe.*

The RAV4 Prime’s athletic attitude translates into a premium look, extending from the piano black exterior accents to an aggressive front end and sport-style headlights. The XSE flaunts exclusive 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels, marking the largest alloy wheels ever offered on a hybrid RAV4. This grade also includes an available two-tone exterior paint scheme featuring a black roof, vertical LED accent lights, a moonroof, and ambient interior lighting.

The RAV4 Prime shares the standard safety features found on all RAV4 models. Active-safety technologies and capabilities found in Toyota Safety Sense include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Road Sign Assist.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the most efficient and most powerful RAV4 yet. Check out this incredible new SUV at Robbins Toyota!

*2021 RAV4 Prime manufacturer-estimated 90 MPGe when vehicle is fully charged. Actual MPGe may vary. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use.

Toyota Is Creating a Prototype City of the Future

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Toyota is constantly at the forefront of introducing new technologies to the automotive world. However, Toyota is also introducing innovative new ideas outside this realm as well.

One such idea is a new prototype city of the future that Toyota is working to create at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.

While a fully functioning city in its own right, this prototype city, dubbed Woven City, will be much smaller than most modern metropolises, measuring 175 acres in total. Still, it will have all the amenities of a modern city, plus some advanced new innovations that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

Its citizenship will also be comprised of a much different demographic than most cities. After all, it will be almost entirely populated by researchers and scientists in the process of creating new technologies. These scientists will not only be from Toyota, but outside commercial partners and organizations as well.

 “We welcome all those inspired to improve the way we live in the future, to take advantage of this unique research ecosystem and join us in our quest to create an ever-better way of life and mobility for all,” explains Akio Toyoda, president of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

If you’d like to learn more about what other innovations Toyota is currently working on, then you can always visit Robbins Toyota and speak with our very own staff of experts.

Toyota Broadens Lineup of Sedans With AWD

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All-Wheel Drive is pretty common these days. You don’t have to buy a full-size, truck-like SUV to get your hands on a car that can grip the road in hazardous conditions. Toyota is at the forefront of the movement towards AWD. The brand recently added more nameplates to the list of sedans with AWD, including the popular, affordable Toyota Camry.

A Few “Firsts”

The last time Toyota tried to add AWD to the Camry was in 1991, so this marks the first time a Toyota Camry with AWD will be available in almost 30 years. The other nameplate getting an AWD system this year is the Toyota Avalon. It will be the first time ever the Avalon has offered the option of an AWD system. Drivers will have the option of both of these sedans with a more confident ride in 2020.

Adapted From the RAV4

Not all AWD systems are created equal. That’s why Toyota waited until they had the best — and smartest — system for the job. The next-generation RAV4 boasts a brand-new AWD system. Termed “Dynamic Torque Control AWD,” the RAV4’s drivetrain is engineered to optimize fuel economy without reducing its traction in inclement weather conditions. The system on the Toyota Avalon and Toyota Camry will be the same one.

At Robbins Toyota, we’re incredibly excited to now be able to offer the popular Toyota Camry with AWD, an oft-requested feature. Call us to learn more about how AWD can benefit you and get behind the wheel of a new Camry AWD!

2020 Toyota CH-R Exterior Gets a Makeover

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The Toyota CH-R exterior has received a complete makeover for the 2020 model year. When Toyota launched the CH-R, it aimed to build a unique, never-before-seen blend of a hatchback, sport coupe, and compact crossover. Now, the 2020 C-HR has been completely reimagined with a highly recognizable and individualistic new look.

An updated front fascia, LED headlamps, and wheel designs make the 2020 C-HR look more futuristic and youthful. A length of 172.6 inches resting on a 103.9-inch wheelbase simplify navigating through congested cities. Re-styled grilles and spoilers inject attitude into the extroverted vehicle.

The LE trim level will include standard LED headlamps with an optional 17-inch alloy wheel design. Enjoy 18-inch alloy wheels on the Limited trim level.

Slim and sleek headlights hug the sides of the hood to meld in with the curvaceous lines originating from the Toyota badge and wrapping around the narrow body of the core. The lines eventually merge with a high beltline and a remarkable C-pillar. Hidden door handles make for a cleaner, more aerodynamic design.

Shades of a sport coupe are found in the fastback-style roof, wide-bodied and distinctly sculpted rear panels, and a hatchback lip spoiler. Choose between colors such as Blizzard Pearl, Supersonic Red, and Silver Knockout Metallic.

Photos don’t do the 2020 Toyota C-HR justice, so make sure to drop by Robbins Toyota to see what it looks like in person!

New 2020 Toyota 4Runner Features

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The Toyota 4Runner has always been an adventure-loving family SUV that’s sure to please. Below are some of the new 2020 Toyota 4Runner features you should know about!

Infotainment

Multimedia has received an upgrade with a new 8-inch infotainment display. It comes with powerful standard systems like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for easy device integration, and Amazon Alexa compatibility to bring the vast range of 50,000 Alexa skills on the road, not to mention the ability to sync with your home Alexa. And those in the rear seats will be happy to see two USB ports available to charge their devices.  

Safety

The Toyota Safety Sense® P suite comes standard on all trims, upping the safety for everyone in the 4Runner right off the bat. It includes advanced features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beams.

Trims

The convenient Smart Key with Push Button Start feature comes standard on the SR5 Premium and TRD Off-Road Premium trims as well as the powerful 4Runner TRD Pro. The TRD Pro includes a list of new features including a new TRD-branded cat-back exhaust for meatier sound, the Limited trim’s HVAC controls, and the new Army Green exterior color for a stalwart, military look.

We love the new 2020 Toyota 4Runner features. If you do too, visit us at Robbins Toyota!

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition

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The new 2020 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hatchback are the latest vehicles in the Toyota family to get stylish Nightshade Editions. With the addition of the 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition, six vehicles are now available with the bold exterior styling package: the Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, and Sienna.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition sedan is based on the Corolla SE with CVT and gets distinctive blacked-out badging. Available in Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, and, of course, Black Sand Pearl, the Corolla Nightshade Edition sedan boasts a black grille surround, black rocker panels, black heated exterior mirrors, black 18-inch alloy wheels, black window trim, black door handles, and a black rear spoiler. If you want this dynamic and dark sedan, it’ll set you back $22,750 MSRP.

With the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Nightshade Edition, which starts at $22,290 MSRP, you get much of the same exterior touches as the sedan as well as a black rear lower spoiler, black rear exhaust diffusers, and a black fabric interior. It’s also available in Super White and Classic Silver Metallic as well as Midnight Black Metallic. The Classic Silver Metallic Corolla Hatchback can also be paired with a black roof.

Interested in learning more about the 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition? Stop into Robbins Toyota and our sales specialists will hook you up with all the details.  

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

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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.