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TOYOTA HIGHLIGHTS MIRAI AT RIDE AND DRIVE
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Octavio DaCosta, Derek Wilm, Esther Li, Carol Gooding, Melissa Chui, and Patrick Rupnarain, Toyota Canada Inc.
Close to 70 fleet professionals took part in Toyota Canada’s Ride and Drive held at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Ontario.

Derek Wilm, Manager, Fleet Operations and Pre-Owned and Octavio DaCosta, National Manager, Dealer Standards and Sales Operations at Toyota Canada welcomed guests to the event, provided an update on Toyota’s fleet sales and thanked them for their business.

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“Amidst a strong market for 2017, Toyota has enjoyed another successful year of fleet business thanks to the partnership of our clients,” said Wilm. “2017 has offered us many opportunities to offer an enhanced line-up of vehicles to meet our partners’ needs, such as the expansion of Toyota Safety Sense as standard on almost all of our models, new connected vehicles technologies and a new vehicle architecture that delivers enhanced vehicle dynamics with even better fuel economy – all things that come together in the all-new 2018 Camry.”

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Romaric Lartilleau, Consultant, Public Relations, Toyota Canada highlighted various products and technologies Toyota offers. Vehicles highlighted included the Mirai, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle with the only tailpipe emission being water (which was available to drink for any takers). The new Camry and Camry hybrid were also highlighted, featuring a new design. Other vehicles highlighted included: Prius c and Prius Prime, Yaris hatchback, Sienna, Tundra, and C-HR.

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Toyota’s Entune 3.0 infotainment system, Toyota Safety Sense, as well as TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) which covers five domains: driving quality, comfort, user friendliness, pride of ownership and security.

A ride and drive showcasing 20 vehicles followed the presentations . A selection of Camry trims were available, RAV4, Corolla, Highlander, Sienna, Avalon, 4Runner, Prius and Prius Prime, Tacoma, Tundra, and C-HR. A closed course allowed fleet customers to drive the Mirai.



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Derek Wilm, Toyota Canada.
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Octavio DaCosta, Toyota Canada.
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(From left) Greg Grant, Robin Waddell and Paul Andreana, EMKAY Canada.
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(From left) Janet Clare, Jim Likourezos and Keith HayGlass, Quest Automotive, and Sanchia Chowdhury, Enterprise Fleet Management.
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All-new Toyota Camry.
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(From left) Greg Vercaigne, GDV Fleet Solutions, and Dominika Leja, Johnson and Johnson.
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(From left) Connie Johns John Meiklejohn, Gordana Vukin, Patty Bontje, Aaron Forer, Angie Boutilier, and Joe Gatto, Element Fleet Management, Debbie McLucas, TD Bank), Mathew Baptista and William Furtado, Element.
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(From left) Romaric Lartilleau, Toyota Canada outlines new products and technologies.
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(Clockwise from top left) Stephanie Celli, Deborah Pavao, Jennifer Chapman, Basil Marcus and Tom Fletcher, Foss National Leasing.








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