Toyota Builds 13 Millionth Vehicle in Kentucky

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For more than 30 years, Toyota has been a leading manufacturer in America. In fact, the Tundra and Tacoma are both in Texas. The largest Toyota plant in the world is right here in America in Georgetown, Kentucky, and it recently celebrated a huge milestone. In March, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky built its 13 millionth vehicle since 1988.

“On one hand, it’s hard to believe we have produced 13 million vehicles,” said Susan Elkington, TMMK president. “However, when you consider the dedication and skill of our Kentucky team it isn’t so hard to imagine. It’s incredible to think about our customers, their families, and all the places they’ve gone in our 13 million vehicles. Looking forward, we are excited about the future of mobility and being able to take more people, more places.”  

A beautiful Blue Flame 2021 RAV4 Hybrid was the milestone vehicle off the assembly line in Kentucky. The plant began building the powerful yet efficient SUV in January 2020, manufacturing it alongside the Toyota Camry and Avalon.

To celebrate the occasion, Toyota Kentucky made another commitment to America. It pledged $1.3 million to science, technology, education, and math (STEM) education across the state, delivering grants to organizations like Jobs for America’s Graduates and the Black Male Working Academy.

Though challenging, this year has proven a major one for Toyota in America. Toyota Kentucky expects to build its 10 millionth Camry later this year, which aligns with the 35th anniversary of the plant’s opening. Toyota also built its 30 million vehicle in North America earlier in the year.

Toyota is a brand that Texans and Americans are proud to stand behind. Robbins Toyota is the dealer driven by our customers because we’re proud to stand behind and with you when you need us. If you need a new vehicle, give us a call.

Toyota Reveals bZ4X BEV Concept

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From the launch of the Prius nearly a quarter-century ago, Toyota has maintained its spot as the auto industry’s leader in sustainable innovation. Today, Toyota commands more than a 40 percent share of the alternative fuel vehicle market — a number that will likely only increase thanks to the all-new Venza and Sienna. Toyota looks to expand that leadership even more with its first-ever foray into fully electric vehicles: the Toyota bZ4X concept.

Revealed earlier this month, the all-new Toyota bZ4X Concept effectively introduces the Toyota bZ brand — bZ meaning Beyond Zero. The Toyota bZ4X SUV concept is stylish and purposefully designed inside and out, and it sets the table for the first Toyota production EV to hit Nash, Texas, by mid-2022.

But Toyota is far from done innovating. Toyota will reveal a new BEV and plug-in hybrid this year, and it plans to have an electrified option for every vehicle in its lineup by 2025. That includes hybrid or battery electric versions of its Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks. By 2025, Toyota will have 70 electrified vehicles in its global portfolio, including seven BEVs under the Toyota bZ sub-brand.

“The Toyota bZ4X concept points to yet another option in our already robust electrified portfolio” said Bob Carter, TMNA executive vice president of sales. “At Toyota, we are a human-centered company — the customer is our CEO and will ultimately decide which technologies will carry us toward a carbon-neutral future.”

Expect to hear more developments as Toyota continues to change the game. You’ll find all the information about the exciting new Toyota lineup, including the production version of the Toyota bZ4X concept, at Robbins Toyota — the dealer driven by our customers.  

Joys of ‘The Sienna Life’

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The all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna is in the spotlight with the new “The Sienna Life” campaign, which highlights the many family-friendly, thoughtful details about the game-changing all-hybrid minivan.

With an emphasis on the versatility of the 2021 Sienna, the campaign invites drivers to live their “Sienna life,” whatever that may look like for them. Whether the van serves as a comfortable commuter for a growing family in Nash, Texas, or an adventurous camping vehicle with its available all-wheel drive, the 2021 Sienna is ready.

The campaign shows off how the bold new Sienna can create a launching pad for spontaneous moments. In the “Lakeside” commercial, a group of friend decides on a whim and a dare to stop at a lake for a cold dip. “Bold Statement” has a couple changing its course to take a scenic route through the city — not just for their benefit, but also to show off the handsome minivan to jealous onlookers.  

Boasting stylish, modern design, a class-leading EPA-estimated 36 combined mpg, and a long list of amenities, the award-winning Toyota Sienna is a great option for families looking to buy or lease a new accommodating ride.* Finally, a minivan that’s as focused on your family’s needs as you are, and one that looks great doing it. The 2021 Sienna is available now at Robbins Toyota — the dealer driven by our customers.

*EPA-estimated 36 city/36 hwy/36 combined mpg for 2021 Sienna FWD models; 35 city/36 hwy/35 combined mpg for 2021 Sienna AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

2021 Tundra at Robbins Toyota

new 2021 Toyota Tundra - Robbins Toyota - Mt Pleasant, TX

If you’re looking for a reliable, hard-working pickup made by Americans for Americans, consider the 2021 Toyota Tundra. This long-lasting, highly capable truck is built with the strength and smarts you need for a day’s work in Nash, Texas, and now has more to offer than ever.

What’s new with the 2021 Toyota Tundra? You can get this rugged pickup with your choice of two new packages. The Tundra Trail Special Edition, available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, takes the SR5 CrewMax with SR5 Upgrade Package and adds even more unique features. With the 2021 Tundra Trail Special Edition, you get 18-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels finished in dark gray as well as a spray-on bed liner, lockable storage boxes in the bed, and a driver’s side box you can use as a cooler.

As for the 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade Edition, you’ll get the Limited in either 2WD or 4WD with ton of added style points. A darkened chrome grille, black mirror gaps, and a black exhaust tip work beautifully with Midnight Black Metallic or contrast beautifully with Cement, Super White, or Windchill Pearl.

Whatever version of the new Toyota Tundra you pick, you get 381 horsepower with the standard i-FORCE® 5.7-liter V8. With this reliable muscle, you can go off-roading, hit the highway with confidence, and tow up to 10,200 pounds thanks to the standard Tow Hitch Receiver.

Better still? The 2021 Toyota Tundra is built in San Antonio, Texas.* That means you can bank on this being a truck built by Texans for your unique needs. Interested in seeing just what the 2021 Tundra brings to the table? Visit Robbins Toyota in Nash and we’ll give you the grand tour of this grand truck.

*Assembled in Texas with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

Toyota Sienna – Family Green Car

Toyota Sienna Family Green Car - Robbins Toyota - Mt Pleasant, TX

The all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna took home Green Car Journal’s Family Green Car of the Year award in November. With its standard hybrid powertrain, which deftly balances power and efficiency, the new Sienna is hailed as the go-to choice for families what want to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing.

“The fuel efficiency of this all-new 2021 Sienna makes it a cut above the rest,” said Bob Carter, Toyota Motor North America’s executive vice president of sales. “This award just further highlights our dedication to hybrids in North America and we’re humbly honored to have the new Sienna be recognized as the Family Green Car of the Year for 2021.”

The American-designed 2021 Toyota Sienna leverages an intelligent hybrid system to deliver big numbers at the pump. Putting out 245 horsepower, the new Toyota Hybrid System II delivers 36 combined mpg with front-wheel drive and 35 combined mpg with available all-wheel drive.

Add in a winning style, innovative technologies, and a spacious and luxurious interior, and the 2021 Toyota Sienna is a great choice for families. Features like standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and dual power sliding doors make each road trip feel like a breeze.

If you and your crew lead an active, adventurous lifestyle, stop into Robbins Toyota near Mt Pleasant, Texas, and check out the new Sienna. The 2021 Family Green Car of the Year, the all-new Sienna offers the right balance of everything you want and need in a highly efficient family vehicle.

*EPA-estimated 36 city/36 hwy/36 combined mpg for 2021 Sienna FWD models; 35 city/36 hwy/35 combined mpg for 2021 Sienna AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

Tips for Transporting a Christmas Tree

Tips for Safely Transporting a Christmas Tree - Robbins Toyota - Mt. Pleasant, TX

A Christmas tree is the perfect way to make your holidays bright this year, but they can be difficult to transport. Not only are trees large, but they also shed needles and can drip sap onto your vehicle. Toyota crossovers, SUVs, and trucks like the RAV4, Highlander, and Tacoma are great options for safely transporting a Christmas tree.

Whether you’re staying around Nash, Texas, this year or driving out of state for the holidays, transporting a tree doesn’t have to be difficult. First, make sure you’ve got the right vehicle and equipment. If you’ve got a Toyota RAV4, Highlander, or Tacoma, for example, you’re off to a good start. From there’ you’ll need to bring a tarp, rope, a tree net (ask the tree salesman), and bungee cords for your tree.

Positioning the tree properly is key to getting it home safely. The trunk of the tree should be facing the hood, with the branches secured and pointing to the rear of the vehicle. This will make the ride more aerodynamic, reducing the risk of the tree falling off. Be sure to anchor the tree just above the bottom branches.

If you want to transport a tree inside the vehicle, just be sure to put a tarp down to make cleanup easier. Not only will this prevent pine needles from getting everywhere, but it will also prevent sap from ruining the upholstery.

Need some tips and tricks for transporting your Christmas tree? Or how about the right vehicle and accessories for the job? Robbins Toyota in Nash can help. Give us a call and we’ll set you up with a test drive in a new Toyota that’s perfect for hauling your handsome evergreen.

Toyota Recently Extends Partnerships

Toyota Extends Partnerships with Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's - Robbins Toyota - Mt. Pleasant, TX

Outdoor enthusiasts who shop at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s and love the Toyota family of adventurous vehicles like the Highlander, Tacoma, and Tundra: listen up. In early fall, Toyota announced that its long-standing collaboration with Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops will be extended to 2025, bringing the two titans of excitement together for longer.

With the news of the recent extension, the strategic brand partnership between Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and Toyota will span over two decades. The partnership between Toyota and the outdoor adventure retailers is a perfect fit for the Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and Highlander owners who use their vehicles to lead active lifestyles and enjoy outdoor activities like fishing.

Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, and Cabela’s have worked together since the early 2000s to host sweepstakes, hold autograph signings, and support conservation efforts. Vinay Shahani, Toyota Motors North America’s VP of Integrated Marketing Operations, said of the collaboration, “Whether it’s on the water, on the track, or in a store, Toyota and Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are a natural fit, and we’re thrilled to extend our partnership to 2025.”

Visit Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas, to browse our inventory of trucks and SUVs equally well-suited for an adventure in the great outdoors or a trip to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s.

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

2021 Toyota Tundra - Robbins Toyota - Nash, TX

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.