Toyota Canada distributes Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles across the country, and has sold more than 4 million vehicles here since 1964. They operate more than 300 dealerships nationally. The current Toyota Canada vehicle lineup: Yaris, Corolla, Prius, Camry, C-HR, 4Runner, Tundra, RAV4, Sequoia, Avalon, GR Supra, 86, Sienna, Highlander, and Tacoma.
In addition to distribution, Toyota has several manufacturing plants in Canada. These plants build popular Toyota and Lexus models for sale throughout North America. The Toyota Corolla is built at Toyota Canada’s plant in Cambridge, Ontario, and the RAV4 is built at their plant in Woodstock, Ontario. Toyota’s Canadian plants have sold more than 6 million vehicles in North America (70% of which has been in the United States).
Toyota Canada has won many awards for its manufacturing plants. They have 14 JD Power Plant Quality awards, including six Gold awards and two Platinum awards. The Canadian plant is the only one outside of Japan to ever win a Platinum Plant Quality award.
Since launching the revolutionary Prius in 2000, Toyota has launched 10 additional hybrid vehicles in Canada. Remarkably, more than 75% of all hybrids in Canada have been sold by Toyota. In 2014, Toyota Canada sold its 100,000th Hybrid vehicle, and estimates state that Toyota has saved almost 300 million litres of fuel.
In addition to their vehicle manufacturing, Toyota Canada also has several parts manufacturing plants. Their plant in Delta, BC, have manufactured more than 2 million aluminum allow wheels. Nearly a decade ago, the Toyota Canada parts team partnered with the University of British Columbia to improve the process for creating water-cooled die casting to make stronger, lighter, and cheaper aluminum wheels.
Since 2000, through the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds, Toyota Canada has given over $3.2 million in grants to more than 5,500 schools. School grounds have been turned into green outdoor class spaces, and more than 1.5 million students have been impacted.
Their environmental impact is also top-of-mind for Toyota Canada. Since 2001, they have maintained ISO 14001 registration for an effective environmental management system. This is the first facility in North America to achieve this certification.
There are many benefits to purchasing your vehicle through Toyota Canada Finance. Let’s go over the differences between financing and leasing a vehicle with Toyota Canada.
Financing is an ideal option for you if:
Toyota Canada makes their finance contracts as simple as possible. With Simple Interest, you are charged an extra day of interest for every day your payment is late, and are credited a day’s interest of for every day your payment is early.
The finance rates you get through Toyota Canada Finance are competitive with the rates you will receive from any bank.
You can finance a Toyota with peace of mind because you know that your vehicle is going to remain dependable even after your contract is over. Toyotas are well known for their durability. If you’re looking to drive your vehicle for a long time, financing could be a great option for you.
Toyotas hold their value as long as any import brand in Canada. By the time your finance term is over (even if you are on an 84-month contract), your Toyota should still be in great shape if you have properly maintained it. Six different Toyota vehicles have won Canadian Black Book Awards, which are given to the best vehicles in Canada for holding their value prior to a trade-in.
Leasing an ideal option for you if:
Flexible Lease Options
Toyota Canada Credit allows for 24-60-month leasing terms. If you want to lock in a low monthly price for up to five years, you can. If you want to change out your Toyota for something new every two years, you can do that, too!
Peace of Mind
With your lease, you can get the Wear Pass Plan to protect your investment from excess wear and tear.
With Toyota Canada, you can choose between a 16000 km, 20000 km, or 24000 km allowance. Not only is that one of the highest lease allowances in Canada, but you also have the option to purchase extra km up front.
Benefits for Small Business Owners
Check with your tax advisor to see if leasing with Toyota Canada offers you significant taxes breaks!
When it comes to Toyota’s longevity, don’t just take our word for it. The Automotive Lease Guide gave its top award, Best Residual Value, to four Toyota vehicles. Since Toyotas are still worth so much at the end of your lease contract, your payments will be lower (since your payments only cover the amount of value the car loses between purchase and lease-return).
Let’s say you lease a non-Toyota vehicle valued at $30,000. At the end of your three-year lease, it could only be worth $14,000. That means in just three years of leasing, you’re responsible for paying $16,000 for it.
With Toyota, that $30,000 vehicle might still be worth $20,000 after three years. This means you’re only responsible for paying $10,000 over your lease (rather than $16,000). Thus, your payments will be significantly lower.
*Note: numbers are for illustration purposes only.
When your lease contract is over,
you have three choices:
You can return your lease and start a new lease contract with a newer vehicle.
You can buy out the remainder of the vehicle you’ve been leasing and own it outright.
You can simply return the vehicle and not get another Toyota vehicle.
For the greatest peace of mind, opt for genuine manufacturer parts from Toyota Canada Parts. Whether it’s time for a routine replacement or a larger job due to unforeseen circumstances, Toyota Canada parts are built specifically for your vehicle and will outperform some third-party part from Joe Schmo’s Parts Garage down the street from you.
The parts available from Toyota Canada are:
The new hotness in Toyota’s 2019 lineup is the Toyota C-HR. With a brilliant new design, tons of advanced tech, and four different trims to choose from, The C-HR is one of the most popular new SUVs in Canada.
With the C-HR you get a distinct exterior with a sleek interior. It’s been designed for people who love to drive. It stars with the leather-trimmed seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and satin-plated shift knob. It makes for an intuitive, comfortable drive no matter the conditions, without ever compromising style. This vehicle isn’t just about how it makes you look. It’s a smart experience, too. The tech in this vehicle is insane.
You’re going to feel safe no matter where you’re driving. With Toyota Safety Sense, you get active safety features throughout the vehicle. Pre-collision and pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, steering assist, automatic high beams, dynamic cruise control, and more. Everything has been designed to help make you more aware while driving. And when you slip up, your C-HR is there to prevent a collision.
Under the hood, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine gives you 144 horsepower to play with, giving you the hustle you need to get to your next favorite spot. Throw in a sport-tuned suspension and Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode, and you can count on Toyota C-HR to deliver a drive like no other.
Not only is your next vehicle from Toyota Canada built to last, but it’s protected with an extended warranty. Toyota Canada offers the Extra Care Protection (ECP) package to ensure peace of mind for as long as possible.
So what does it cover?
ECP gives you extensive mechanical protection for up to 7 years. These services are also available for all 1500+ Toyota dealers in North America. This means your Toyota will always be taken care of by a factory-trained and -certified technician with genuine Toyota Canada parts.
Depending on the plan you choose and its maintenance schedule, that can include up 8 complimentary oil and filter services and tire rotation, or the first 3 years Maintenance Service Program.
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
You need protection beyond mechanical, right? That’s why ECP provides roadside assistance, including tire road hazard protection, trip interruption, and travel planning protections.
ECP Tire Road Hazard Warranty
This covers Toyota tires from damages caused by road hazards. Applies to parts, labour, installs, and balancing. 36 months or 50,000 km or until treadwear indicator is visible (whichever happens first).
If a trip (more than 80 km from home) is interrupted due to vehicle failure, Toyota Canada will reimburse your hotel stay, meal costs, and transportation fees up to $300.