Apr 182017
 
2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

 

The New York International Auto Show sees two Toyota debuts in April. Toyota is holding the new 2018 Sienna and Yaris Hatchback debuts at the show, two opposite-sized hatchbacks that have their great looks, practicality, and smart features in common.

The 2018 Yaris Hatch brings a sportier style for the model year, with a new front fascia and grille with chrome accents, a piano black mesh grille for the SE trim, and a restyled rear-end to complement the front-end updates. The Yaris also gets plenty of updates to its interior, with new audio features, an ECO driving indicator, and a standard Entune Multimedia bundle.

The 2018 Sienna improves even further on the much-improved 2017 Sienna with styling updates and technology additions. Toyota Safety Sense P will be standard on the new Sienna and will include a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and more. The Sienna will also come standard with an enhanced Entune 3.0 multimedia system with App Suite Connect and available 4G LTE.

For more information on the upcoming Toyota model year or to test drive the 2017 Yaris Hatchback or Sienna, give us a call at Hurlbert Toyota!

May 202016
 
Toyota GT86 - Scion FR-S

The Toyota GT86 goes by many names, and this is Scion’s version – the FR-S.

The Toyota GT86 goes by many names including Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, and Scion FR-S. With Scion officially leaving the market and taking on new Toyota badging, the Toyota GT86 is officially back in the United States. That’s not the end of it. Toyota recently revealed a GT86 Shooting Brake Concept that’s sure to blow enthusiasts away.

Toyota’s global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada is the mastermind behind the Toyota 86 so when the automaker’s Australian design team presented a model of the concept, he was all over it. Upon his return to Japan, he handpicked craftsman to bring the hatchback to life.

The end result is a GT86 hatchback that maintains the sporty coupe styling the 86 is known for. The Shooting Brake Concept isn’t just for show either. The vehicle has made a few laps on Toyota’s test tracks.

There’s no specific powertrain details just yet. The Toyota 86 shares the Subaru BRZ’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 197 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota hasn’t confirmed a production model but they haven’t denied it either, leaving the Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake Concept’s future a mystery.

Here at Hurlbert Toyota, we can’t wait to see if the Shooting Brake Concept becomes a production model!

Jan 152016
 
Toyota autonomous vehicles

Will the new Toyota autonomous vehicles look similar to the current Prius? Only time will tell!

Many automakers are doing their best to put forth the next big thing in the automotive industry: autonomous vehicles, aka, self-driving cars. And, in fact, Toyota is no exception – having recently made a promise to get Toyota autonomous vehicles on the road by 2020.

 

A major component of Toyota’s plans is the Toyota Highway Teammate, which the automaker revealed a while ago. The kind of high-tech sensor technology required for autonomous driving is just what the Toyota Highway Teammate offers.

 

More recently, Toyota made headlines by purchasing a stake in a high-profile artificial intelligence firm, called Preferred Networks. No doubt, this pricey investment – roughly 3% of the company – will translate to top-notch autonomous tech.

 

What’s the next step in Toyota’s plan? Only time will tell.

 

As we approach 2020, hopefully more snippets and details of the upcoming Toyota autonomous vehicles will be revealed. But until then, to check out a regular ‘ole car, visit us anytime at Hurlbert Toyota.

Mar 162015
 

ToyotaScion

The updated Toyota Auris made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but perhaps the even more exciting news is that the Auris will be coming to the U.S. market as a new Scion hatchback! There will only be a few changes made to the new model and it will be making its official debut at the upcoming 2015 New York Auto Show.

The new Auris/Scion hatchback changes include a rejuvenated design, updated headlights, taillights and bumpers, and an enhanced interior cabin along with upgraded safety features. The most noticeable update is focused around the infotainment system. In addition to all the upgrades, the Toyota Auris and new Scion hatchback will be focused on delivering customers with the performance and efficiency they expect and deserve.

News about the Scion iM concept has been swirling for quite awhile, and we’re excited to finally see the new Scion hatchback at the New York Auto Show.