Shift into drive: Toyota Canada helps drivers learn a gears and retrieve a fun of pushing with #SaveTheManual Event

#SaveTheManual Event

 

TORONTO, ON – Oct 17, 2018 – While many people are articulate about a automation of a automobile, Toyota knows there’s large fun to be had when a motorist is in finish control – and to infer it, Toyota Canada hosted a day of gear-shifting excellence to #SaveTheManual in a parking lot during a conduct office, starring a all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

“Auto enthusiasts have been singing a praises of a hang change for a prolonged time now, and with good reason,” pronounced Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We’ll always be committed to building a latest technologies and fortitude to lift a bar when it comes to a vehicles, though sometimes, it’s good to get behind to basis and rediscover a loyal adore of driving.  There’s zero like a abdominal tie between we and a highway when you’re pushing stick, and we valid this yesterday right here in a parking lot.   We now entice Canadians can infer it for themselves during their internal Toyota Dealer.”

To make a #SaveTheManual knowledge truly memorable, Toyota recruited dual stars to a event:

First, Toyota invited racing pro and Motoring TV celebrity Russ Bond, along with a organisation of heading Canadian vehicle reporters as instructors to put participants by a gears. Bond is a motorsports maestro of some-more than 20 years, with knowledge behind a circle of all from karts to Toyota Formula Atlantic Championship vehicles and NASCAR machines. He writes for several motorsports publications and hosts a Two-Minute Test Drive on Motoring TV. He also runs a kartSTART module presented by Toyota, that teaches immature Canadians ages 10-16 about highway reserve and pushing skills.

The second star came from a engineers during Toyota itself: a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, featuring a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission designed from blemish for this super fun hatch. The 6-iMT is really not your grand-dad’s stick-shift.   Toyota has pushed a bounds of a primer transmission, with comforts such as downshift rev-matching control to safeguard smoother and faster changes between gears*. The outcome is that pushing a hang has never been easier – or some-more fun. Coupled to a energetic 168 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine and mounted in a neat physique that comforts aerodynamic design, well-developed acerbity and a pavement-hugging centre of gravity, a Corolla Hatchback delivers a honestly sporty expostulate with good feedback, discerning response, and super stability. As a newest member of a Corolla family, a Corolla Hatchback is prepared to infer – nonetheless again – because a Corolla has turn a world’s best-selling vehicle of all time.

The Corolla Hatchback is some-more than a stick-shift, of course: with confidant styling that includes many reward comforts as standard, an considerable package of comfort and preference amenities, flexibility and potency – and conspicuous safety, headlined by

the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 gold of active reserve technologies – a Corolla Hatchback demonstrates how Toyota builds large ideas into tiny cars.

(*The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is also offering with a Direct Shift CVT featuring 10 consecutive shiftmatic speed steps, a competition mode, and accessible paddle shifters. For finish and adult to date sum and specifications on a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback – in primer or CVT configurations – revisit www.toyota.ca/corollahatchback.)

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 5 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness in a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual production comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 7 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

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