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See Us in Marion, IL, for an Oil Change Today!

You may have noticed that there are intervals that get recommended in which you should get an oil change completed, but why? Oil has numerous important roles to play when it comes to the health of your Toyota and its engine. It has lubrication that it uses to assist its moving parts from rubbing together and causing friction, and it also removes unwanted debris from the engine. So, what happens when you don’t get an oil change at the recommended time?...

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Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

2017 Project Portal -- Port of Long Beach 01
If you see a big-rig driving around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that seems oddly quiet and quick, do not be alarmed!  It’s just the future.
The possible future of heavy-duty trucking recently hit the streets in the form of Toyota Motor North America, Inc.’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” – a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck use.  The zero-emission class 8 truck proof of concept has completed more than…
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2018 Toyota Yaris iA: The Sport Sedan Surprise

  • Engaging Sporty Look, Backed by Agile Performance
  • High-Tech 1.5-Liter Engine; 40 EPA MPG Highway
  • Standard Low-Speed Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Roomy Cabin with Premium Amenities
  • 7-inch Multimedia System with Six Speakers and Voice Recognition

The Toyota Yaris iA, added to the lineup last year, has been making a name for itself as the subcompact with class-above (or two classes-above) driving dynamics, safety technology, and premium features. It’s also an amazing value.
Can a car…
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2018 Camry Aces IIHS's Tests - Top Safety Pick PLUS


The redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry is a Top Safety Pick+ award winner this year, the independent insurance industry-funded agency announced Tuesday.

The 2018 Camry improved on the outgoing model’s rating last year with better headlight and better forward-crash prevention technology, although the 2017 Toyota Camry was a Top Safety Pick + by the agency too.  

The 2018 Camry scored top “Good” ratings on all of its crash tests, a top “Superior” score on its front…

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It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a $373.8 million investment in five U.S. manufacturing plants that will support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant. Each of the projects is scheduled to begin this year and all should be operational by 2020.

The investments will include adding new production of hybrid…
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Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

When long-time team members Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998, they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they’d had a hand building it. Little did they know; their hands would be busy building 4,999,999 more vehicles over the next 20 years.

“It’s really seems like yesterday we opened the plant and started our journey with Toyota,” the Chaparros said. “After 20…
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Priced for Adventure! All-New 2018 RAV4 Adventure Grade Starts at $27 ,700

•Exclusive Exterior Styling and Interior Features
•Standard Tow Prep Package and Available Cold Weather Package
•Arrives at Dealers Nationwide This Month

The outdoor adventure bucket list just got longer thanks to the much-anticipated showroom arrival of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure grade that adds exclusive exterior styling features with grade-specific interior touches to the RAV4.
First revealed at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the 2018 RAV4 Adventure slots in between the XLE and SE gas…
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Million Mile Tundra: The Tear Down

Million Mile Tundra: The Tear Down

At the Toyota facilities, the Million-Mile Tundra’s body, interior, and engine were recently torn down to examine just how well each individual piece held up during its life. The plan was to identify any defects and work with engineering to ensure they don’t arise in future products. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t go exactly as they hoped. The remarkable Tundra—driven relentlessly, often overloaded with cargo—was, well, unremarkable in that nothing significant…
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