Toyota is adding a little extra spice to the 86 coupe it inherited from Scion (the former FR-S), offering Canadians a very limited number of what it calls a premium model of the sports car.
In the Toyota C-HR, set to arrive in Canada in May, the automaker has rolled out a vehicle that feels upscale and special, but fully at home in the Scion universe of simple but not austere.
The starting price of $24,690 is for the XLE trim, with an XLE Premium grade coming in at $26,290, plus shipping. The C-HR goes on sale in Canada on May 1.
Canadian supplier Magna International has developed a fuel cell range-extended electric vehicle that uses both electricity and hydrogen and can recharge its battery on the move.
Toyota says its recently upgraded Entune 3.0 infotainment and app suite is a better alternative for the brand and replicates many of the features and applications in the Apple and Google products.
The Toyota Corolla set a new February sales record in Canada, bucking a nationwide trend of consumers fleeing from cars to smaller utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Overseas automakers have less exposure to changes in NAFTA than the Detroit Three. Honda and Toyota's big concern is the so-called border adjustment tax of 20 per cent that's a key pillar of a Republican tax overhaul plan being considered in the U.S. Congress.
Days before a group of Republican lawmakers were due to discuss their party's controversial proposal to tax all imports, Toyota sent an urgent message to its U.S. dealers -- tell the politicians the tax would seriously hurt car buyers.
Toyota lost its title as the world's best-selling automaker to VW Group, ending the Japanese company's four-year reign, as demand for its flagship Camry sedan waned in the United States and sales in China expanded at a slower pace than the overall market.
Toyota Canada President Larry Hutchinson remains optimistic in the face of mounting pressure on the North American Free Trade Agreement under United States President Donald Trump.
As the industry edges closer to zero-emission vehicles, Toyota Canada is looking to hydrogen-fuel-cell technology as the answer to one day achieving that goal, says CEO Larry Hutchinson.
Most of the latest recalls by 13 manufacturers are for Honda, Toyota and Ford vehicles equipped with potentially lethal airbag inflators.