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Toyota Revs Up Support for E-Learning Across United States

Have you ever wondered how a Toyota vehicle is designed? Or how the Toyota Camry, America’s best-selling sedan for 18 straight years, is built? Or what it is like to work in a modern manufacturing environment? Well, now you can easily find the answers to those questions… virtually.

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has launched an exciting new virtual education hub providing visitors with an immersive experience and a chance to visit many of its U.S. manufacturing facilities. The hub includes a series of free STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota USA Foundation partners, virtual field tips and more.

“This virtual education hub and the plant tours provide a digital window into our world and the guiding philosophies behind our manufacturing processes and products, including Continuous Improvement and Respect for People,” said Chris Reynolds, TMNA chief administrative officer, Manufacturing and Corporate Resources.

“Our goal with the Hub is to inspire many, including those from groups which are underrepresented in STEM jobs or those who live in communities where job opportunities are needed, to get really excited about a career in STEM, and maybe even get them interested in joining with Toyota to provide mobility for all.”

Through STEM-based lessons, visitors can learn the science behind some of Toyota’s core philosophies that go beyond building cars and trucks. Visitors can also go behind-the-scenes at Toyota’s Research and Development (R&D) center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Or step into the future at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) to discover how Toyota is building the future of mobility while harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to make driving safer.

“At Toyota, we believe in the importance of high-quality and accessible education,” said Mike Goss, president of the Toyota USA Foundation. “As educators face new challenges during this unique time, we hope these virtual experiences and free resources will provide students, teachers, parents, and life long-learners alike, with engaging content that will help bring learning to life.”

In addition to Toyota R&D and TRI, visitors can take a virtual tour of the experience centers at Toyota’s vehicle plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas to learn how popular models like the Avalon, Corolla, Highlander and Tacoma are made. Virtual tours of Toyota’s unit plants responsible for producing cylinder heads, engines, transmissions and other vehicle components, in Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia, are also available.

All educational resources are provided at no cost and are available to the public by visiting www.tourtoyota.com/educationhub.

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2021 Toyota Sequoia Debuts With Nightshade Special Edition, New Color

The Toyota Sequoia is one of the oldest SUVs in North America having been around in it’s current iteration for nearly 13 years. The time has come for Toyota to freshen up the SUV and as a result we will be receiving a 2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade special edition.

Potential buyers can get the Sequoia Nightshade Edition in Midnight Black, Magnetic Gray, or Blizzard Pearl, with all versions featuring darkened chrome badging, fog light surrounds, lower grille, & body moldings. Inside, the special version of Toyota’s body-on-frame SUV features black leather upholstery to round off the dark look.

For more information and staying up to date on upcoming Toyota models, feel free to reach out to the team at Lithia Toyota of Abilene today.

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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Red Special Edition

Toyota has something special in store for sport hatchback fans who like their cars with expressive styling and bold colors. Dressed out with an exclusive body kit and striking Supersonic Red paint, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback Special Edition looks like it just rolled out of a Southern California custom shop. And, because enthusiasts who buy factory customs don’t like to see themselves coming and going on the road, Toyota will offer just 1,500 of these red-hot hatches for the 2021 model year.

The Special Edition, which arrives in late summer, makes a powerful style statement while adding the safety and convenience upgrades common to the rest of the 2021 Corolla Hatchback line. All 2021 Corolla Hatchback models add rear seat-mounted side airbags, bringing the car’s total airbag count to 10. In addition, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback makes Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Blind Spot Monitor standard on the XSE grade and optional for the SE grade with the SE Preferred package.

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition Highlights

  • Custom body kit and Supersonic Red paint create a knockout look
  • 1,500 Special Editions available for model year 2021
  • All 2021 Corolla models add new safety features
  • Enhanced Cargo Space option, available for no extra cost

For more information on both the upcoming 2021 Toyota Corolla Special Edition & Regular Edition, feel free to contact Lithia Toyota of Abilene today. We’re located in Abilene, TX, also serving Dyess AFB, Clyde, Sweetwater, Anson, and the surrounding areas.

Source: Toyota Newsroom