When you’re shopping for a new vehicle, it’s easy to get caught up in the more mundane specs of a car: fuel efficiency, horsepower, all-wheel drive, airbags - that sort of thing. Of course, these features are very important, but let’s face it - they can also be a little bit boring. Here at Vernon Toyota, we can’t help but get excited about all of the “other” features that make shopping for a new Toyota a lot more fun! We’ve got the inside scoop on brand new (and often hidden!) features that are available across the entire Toyota lineup, including tech upgrades, automated services, super cool accessories, sports packages and unique hybrid technology - and we’re spilling the beans on the blog today!
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the 2021 Toyota Venza, exclusively available with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain. Besides all of its impressive fuel efficiency and performance specs, this crossover is boasting some seriously rad features. Take for example Toyota’s first ever “Star Gaze” panoramic glass roof, which can transform from transparent to frosted with the touch of a button using electrochromic glass technology, allowing you to customize the light-level inside the vehicle without opening or closing the moonroof.
2021 Venza is also equipped with a clever backup camera cleaning system that’s perfect for winter driving, an optional 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can display several pieces of helpful information simultaneously, and helpful grille shutters that open and close automatically to help with engine cooling and aerodynamics (and look pretty darn sleek, if we do say so ourselves!)
Not only has the design team behind the 2021 Prius Prime been working on never-before-seen paint colours like Wind Chill Pearl and Supersonic Red, but they’ve also got some majorly innovative tricks up their sleeves. Take for example Prius Prime’s unique charging features, which allow you to plug your hybrid, and then customize both a charging and climate schedule. Your car will take advantage of charging during off-peak hours, and automatically turn on the AC or heat just in time for your morning commute. You’ll feel like one of the Jetsons with 2021 Prius Prime’s available technology package, which adds an embedded 11.6” swipeable display screen, a colour head up display, Qi wireless charging, and innovative new safety tech like Intelligent Clearance Sonar.
Have you ever resisted trying something new, only to give it a shot and then wonder how you ever lived without it? That’s what we expect to happen for BC drivers once they get inside the fully redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna! Onboard, you’ll be treated to more unique convenience features than you ever imagined was possible, including kick-activated sliding doors, an onboard vacuum cleaner, 18 cup holders, 7 USB ports plus additional wireless charging stations, 4-zone climate control, a refrigerator(!), a 10-inch colour head up display and so much more. Go for the XSE model to equip Sienna with sport-tuned performance features and a surprise set of 20-inch wheels, transforming it into the coolest minivan, well, ever!
One of our favourite available features is Sienna’s new captains chairs, which can slide 25-inches and come with included footrests, allowing for lounging that’s so good you could grab a nap. OK, we know this is a lot to take in - and it’s only the beginning. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Vernon Toyota where one of our team members will help you decide on all of 2021 Sienna’s best available features, so that you can customize this sporty 8-seater to suit you and your family’s needs.
The award-winning Toyota Camry has been North America’s best selling sedan for nearly 2 decades, and is known as one of the most dependable, safe and spacious cars on the road. What many folks don’t know is that in 2020 the Toyota Racing Division (TRD) got their hands on Camry and set out to create the first ever Camry TRD. As a true testament to TRD’s approach to vehicle enhancement, this family-friendly sedan was reimagined as a track-worthy sports car, featuring an efficient 301-horsepower V-6 engine, an aggressive dual exhaust, an aerodynamic body kit, a rigid new body design, fine-tuned braking system and sporty red TRD branding and accents throughout the cabin. The TRD model adds an exciting new element to the history of the classic Camry, and we can’t wait to see what 2021 holds for this performance-focused sedan!
As one of the most innovative manufacturers in the automotive industry, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Toyota’s most exciting new features! Learn more about the features and services that are offered across the entire Toyota lineup, including favourite models like Prius Prime, Camry, Sienna and the new Venza, by giving us a call here at Vernon Toyota. Our team loves to chat about all that’s new and exciting in the world of cars, and can help you decide on exactly which features you just shouldn’t live without!