Toyota Releases 2020 North American Environmental Report

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Toyota has taken many steps to address major environmental issues, and the automaker highlighted those efforts at going green in its 2020 North American Environmental Report. Toyota Motor North America focused its 2020 sustainability efforts on five key areas, including carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach.

Toyota’s water stewardship efforts mainly took place at a west coast regional sales office and Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico. Toyota will continue to expand its water conservation efforts over the near year by addressing water quality and local water conditions and hosting outreach activities with suppliers and local communities.

In Fiscal Year 2020, Toyota reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent when compared to Fiscal Year 2019. This achievement can be attributed to Toyota improving its energy efficiency, investing in renewable energy, and making changes in production volume and model mix.

Toyota also launched new electrified products, including the 2021 Toyota Mirai, RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid, and Sienna Hybrid and Venza Hybrids. And the automaker plans to create an electrified version of its entire lineup by 2025.

The demonstrated effort by Toyota to promote awareness and model positive change for the environment is reflected in our dealership at Jordan Toyota here in Mishawaka. Stop by to take one of our hybrid or electric models for a test drive.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Starts at $26,150, Gets Special Editions

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The popular midsize Toyota Tacoma pickup truck has now launched for the 2021 model year. Starting at $26,150, it ranks among the most affordable pickups you can buy on the market, and it now comes with two new special editions that ought to grab your attention.

To say the Tacoma is varied is an understatement. Between its many trim levels, cab sizes, drivetrain options and special editions, the Tacoma is offered in no fewer than 37 different models. The range-topping Tacoma 4×4 TRD Pro Double Cab starts at $46,780, which means you’re looking at a different Tacoma for every $557 increment.

In other words, there’s a Tacoma for every budget and every need you can have. Whether you’re looking for capability, off-road fun or family-friendly features, the Tacoma delivers. For the 2021 model year, it also gets more standard equipment across the lineup: dual-zone automatic climate control is now offered on all V6 models, SR5 models and higher get a first-aid kit, and the TRD Sport and Off-Road get an upgraded audio setup.

Additionally, the 2021 Tacoma is more stylish thanks to a new Lunar Rock paint option, a new Trail Special Edition and a new Nightshade Edition. The Trail Special Edition adds all-weather floor liners, Kevlar all-terrain tires, black trim elements and a 120-volt power outlet in the bed, where you’ll also find lockable storage. The Nightshade Edition does just what you’d think, turning the Tacoma into a luxury pickup with blacked-out leather trim and darkened chrome.

Interested in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Get a closer look at this excellent midsize pickup truck at Jordan Toyota in Mishawaka, Indiana!

The 2021 Toyota Camry is Safer and More Customizable

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Though the beloved Toyota Camry has been a popular sedan for decades now, it still manages to impress with high-tech connectivity gear, advanced driver awareness features, and sporty looks. For 2021, the Toyota Camry is safer and more customizable than previous model years.

A plethora of choices

In order to meet the wide variety of needs held by its extremely diverse users, the 2021 Toyota Camry has a total of 17 different powertrain and trim configurations. Drivers can choose from four powertrain choices that include a V6 gas engine, FWD and AWD four-cylinder engines, and a hybrid. Depending on which engine you select, you can choose from the LE, XLE, XSE, TRD, SE, and SE Nightshade trims. This much variety is not only unusual for a midsize sedan, but represents the most choices that Toyota has given Camry drivers to date.

Expanded safety technologies

The 2021 Camry will be the automaker’s flagship model for the all-new Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ package that includes several new and improved protective features. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is now sensitive enough to detect bicyclists as well as pedestrians and vehicles. Additionally, the Rear Seat Reminder feature is now standard on all versions of the Camry.

Contact us at Jordan Toyota in Mishawaka for more information on the 2021 Camry as we wait for it to arrive on our lot. Or stop by to test-drive one of the 2020 models we have in stock.

Toyota Remains One of the World’s Most Valuable Automaker

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With the brand’s diverse lineup of affordable-yet-comfortable vehicles, significant advancements in the realm of fuel efficiency, and generous owner perks, it’s no wonder Toyota is one of the most beloved OEMs globally. According to the most recent BrandZ rankings, Toyota is one of the most valuable automakers in the world.

The “2020 Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands” list from BrandZ ranks Toyota as the 48th most valuable brand in the world. Toyota was the only automaker on the list to crack the top 50, which shows that Toyota’s brand valuation is similar to some of the biggest juggernauts in the corporate world. The ranking values Toyota’s brand worth at a whopping $28.4 billion.

Experts suggest that the most valuable automakers — including Toyota — clearly demonstrate to consumers a commitment to future alternative fuel technologies like hybrid powertrains and hydrogen fuel cells. The brand’s dedication to serving Toyota vehicle owners is the most important contributing factor to its high brand valuation. “Toyota is creating differentiation not necessarily from design, but what they do provide is outstanding customer care and value,” said Kantar’s Guillaume Saint.

Visit Jordan Toyota in Mishawaka, IN, to see why Toyota is the most valuable automakers in the world. We’ll set you up with test drives of some of the newest models in our inventory.