Made in Canada: Why Toyota Corolla and RAV4 Are Special for Us


When it comes to all-around vehicles in Canada, few Toyota models stand out more than the Corolla and RAV4. As you shop for cars made in Canada, you should look for function and durability, both of which are qualities that these long-standing models possess.

The following features and facts about each vehicle make them appealing for any Toyota lover and should be taken into consideration before your next visit to Georgetown Toyota.

What Makes the Corolla Special?

The Corolla is a long-standing Toyota model that has stood the test of time due to its durability and versatility. Since the 1980s, Cambridge was the manufacturing centre for Toyota Corolla models in Canada and across North America, making over three million cars.

Though it was announced that Corolla production would be moved from Canada to Mexico in 2015, you’ll still find your fair share of Corolla cars being manufactured nationwide. The Corolla continues to remain a go-to vehicle for Canadians because it truly is a vehicle for everyone. Close to 10,000 Corolla models were sold in Canada throughout just the first quarter of 2019. 


The latest Corolla models, the 2020 Corolla and 2020 Corolla Hybrid, are examples of its versatility and on-going appeal. For one, the new Corolla comes in many colours such as blizzard pearl, blueprint, blue crush metallic, Barcelona red metallic, among several others.


In addition to the colour, which adds identity to your vehicle, the new Corolla features a wider track, lower centre of gravity, and a highly-rigid structure. It boasts multi-link rear suspension as well active cornering assist, which makes the Corolla stable and gives you more control over your vehicle.

You’ll also find the 2020 Corolla equipped with Toyota Connected Services, including Scout, GPS Link, Safety Connect, and Destination Assist. You're always in touch and aware of what's going on while you're driving, ensuring a safe drive as well as quick assistance during an emergency situation.

Corolla Hybrid

Meanwhile, the 2020 Corolla Hybrid, the first ever hybrid Corolla, boasts top-notch fuel efficiency (4.5 litres per 1,000 km) while reducing CO2 emissions significantly. What makes it consumer-friendly is that the hybrid recharges on the go, meaning you’ll never need to plug in at any point!

The hybrid’s engineering features also reduce wear-and-tear, with its maintenance schedule nearly identical to Corolla gas-powered vehicles. It is powerful, performs well under pressure, has a variable transmission, and allows you to drive without compromise.

What Makes the RAV4 Special?

One of the Most Successful Cars Made in Canada

The Toyota RAV4 is already proving to be one of Canada’s best-selling vehicles in the first few months of 2019. And in 2018, the RAV4 topped Canada’s SUV/Crossover sales race in record fashion. This year, thanks in part to the introduction of a new RAV4, the Toyota best-seller has seen a 13% increase in sales through the first quarter compared to last year. As a result, the RAV4 is in line for its best sales figures yet.

First arriving in Canada in 1996, Toyota Canada sold over 1,000 of these models, and around 600,000 units of the RAV4 are sold annually. The chances are that many of you have gotten your RAV4 from Woodstock, considering the Ontario-based city has owned a plant solely for producing the vehicle since 2008. The facility is responsible for producing all RAV4 models for the North American market. You’ll also find a major RAV4 plant in Cambridge, where the gas-powered models are being manufactured.

Many Models and Features

Many standout features make the RAV4 a powerful, attractive car to Canadians. For one, this multi-purpose consumer vehicle has different looks, with some looking sportier than others and some more like trucks or utility vehicles. There’s a model to fit your needs!

Furthermore, the RAV4 has hybrid options available. The hybrids are fuel-conserving models of the RAV4 with a bit more horsepower than their gas-only alternatives. Newer models of the RAV4 feature genuine all-terrain functionality, including a Multi-Terrain Select System and Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive.

You can also get an optional interior touchscreen with your RAV4, including integrated maps and other connected functionality. The display in the centre of the dashboard is large enough that you won’t be distracted while driving. Plus, it also acts as a multi-purpose entertainment system, making the RAV4 fun to drive.

Visit Georgetown Toyota today and try out some of the best cars made in Canada today!