Revamped Design For The 2019 Toyota RAV4

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Among many different models unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show was the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Those attending the show were blown away by its completely new design. An article by states that the fifth-generation version of this model is a lot more rugged and that “Toyota’s mandate against making boring cars seems to be working.” Initial highlights like a sturdy design, an available contrast roof, available 19-inch wheels and an aggressive stance make this crossover SUV stand out. Our team at Western Slope Toyota, your local Grand Junction car dealer, is excited by this news because the 2019 Toyota RAV4 seems to be the next step in Toyota’s evolution of producing efficient and attractive models that can elevate your driving experience.

The exterior of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has been crafted in a way to encourage more capability, drivability and visibility while you are out on the road. The 2019 models has shorter front and rear overhangs, a half-inch more ground clearance, a longer wheelbase, a wider track and a chassis that is more than 55 percent stiffer compared to the 2018 model. Customers will be able to choose between two engines: a 2.5L four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed transmission or a hybrid model with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

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The All-Wheel-Drive system also received an upgrade. It now will be able to send 50 percent of the torque to the rear wheels and split it on both sides through torque vectoring. Here at Western Slope Toyota, your local Grand Junction car dealership, we are glad to learn about these new components because they deliver a much higher level of performance that our customers will be able to enjoy.

Inside the 2019 Toyota RAV4, you will discover a more modern design, a larger touchscreen and a full camera display in the rearview mirror that will relay a live feed from a wide-angle high-definition camera. This model also will offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ so that you can stay connected to all of your favorite smart devices. To better protect you and your loved ones, the Toyota Safety Sense comes standard with a wide variety of features. They include forward collision mitigation, brake assist with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and lane tracking assist. Our team at Western Slope Toyota, your local Grand Junction car dealer, cannot wait for the 2019 Toyota RAV4 to arrive this winter. Be sure to contact us for any more news on this impressive crossover SUV.

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Spring Cleaning – Don’t Forget Your Toyota

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Everyone loves spring cleaning, where you get rid of all that clutter and mess in your life to prepare for nice weather and a relaxing summer. Western Slope Toyota, your Grand Junction car dealer, wants to remind you to not just clean your house and your garage this spring, but make sure that you thoroughly clean your Toyota in Grand Junction as well. Since we use our vehicles so often, we tend to use them the same as we would a room in our home and sometimes leave behind trash and grime.

You should also think about the wear and tear that your Toyota accumulates from time, weather and various other outside elements. Make sure that you provide your Toyota in Grand Junction with the care it needs, including a deep cleaning session. You could always schedule a detail, but if that doesn’t fit your schedule, here are some at-home Toyota cleaning tips:

  • After cleaning out your cup holders, put cupcake liners in them to keep them clean and collect any loose debris.
  • Cover your windshield wipers in a coat of rubbing alcohol to get rid of streaking or blurry spots.
  • Use a foam art brush or compressed air to clear out any cobwebs or dirt from your vents.
  • Combine cleaning powder and water to bring back the shine of your hubcaps.
  • Wipe down the grille of your Toyota and get rid of all those gross bugs you’ve ran into.
  • Use cleaner or toothpaste with baking soda to get your headlights sparkling like new.
  • Spray your floor mats with cleaning solution and then toss them into the wash.
  • Use a spray bottle filled with water to loosen up any pet fur before you vacuum out your Toyota in Grand Junction.

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  • Clean your dashboard with Goo Gone to get rid of stains and any general stickiness.
  • To thoroughly clean your windshield, use a squeegee, window cleaning solution and a finishing coat of Rain-X or a similar windshield treatment.
  • Your Toyota has many cracks and creases that could be difficult to clean. Place a rag on the end of a flat head screwdriver to clear out those tight spaces.
  • Dirt gets everywhere–even on your ceiling. A microfiber cloth will be great for cleaning that.
  • Your battery will get corroded over time, so use some battery contact cleaner to keep your Toyota’s battery at peak performance.
  • Preserve your vehicle’s paint job and get rid of dirt with a clay bar.
  • Use old toothbrushes with a combination of water and baking soda to keep your leather interior looking like new.

Here at Western Slope Toyota, we hope you find these tips helpful. We also recommend you schedule a service appointment to get your car ready for spring under the hood.

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Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Unveiled

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Making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept has revived one of the most iconic models in Toyota’s celebrated sports car heritage. Our team at Western Slope Toyota, your Grand Junction dealership, are pretty excited by this news because the Toyota Supra model has crafted a reputation of being both a master on the road and a dominating force out on the racetrack since its first appearance in 1978. We think the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept has the potential to be a car that can deliver astonishing performance, whether you are just taking an average drive or undergoing speed tests out on the track.

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A sleek and compact two-door car, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept has a superb front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration and fully uses all the advanced lightweight materials that comprise its body. Created by TOYOTA GAZOO RACING, this vehicle’s concept invokes a “fun to drive” quality that is accented by this vehicle’s layout. Its exterior sports a large rear wing, wide front and rear bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser, side skirts and more. Its chassis features lowered front and rear suspensions made of original equipment components. Inside, drivers will find a cabin that is fully competition-focused and fitted with a racing dashboard, a quick-release steering wheel, safety harness and more. For safety, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept has a full roll cage, fire extinguishers and its components (like the brakes lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms) all are designed to competition standards. Overall, this vehicle is intended to get you wherever you are heading in style, while handling anything you might encounter.

Here at Western Slope Toyota, your car dealership in Grand Junction, we cannot wait to hear more news about the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept. It is a supremely wonderful innovation from Toyota and we encourage our customers to keep an eye on what definitely will prove to be a game changer in the automotive world.

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People Holding a Giant Check from Toyota to VH1 Save the Music

Toyota and VH1 Save the Music Have Partnership for Music Education

Toyota & VH1 Save the Music Foundation to Support Music Education

Toyota will once again partner with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation to assist music education programs in public schools. The partnership includes a $50,000 donation to VH1 Save the Music, which will fund a Music Technology grant to support a school in the Philadelphia School District, as well as a $7,500 music grant to the Miami-Dade School District. Read the rest of this entry >>