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.

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.

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.