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July
10
July
10
There are few things from the 1980s that we still use and appreciate today; gone are BETA machines, neon clothing, and Perfect Strangers. One exception is the 2018 Toyota Camry; with its roots dating back to 1980, the Toyota Camry is something that originated in the ‘80s, and is still loved to...
June
26
June
26
The electric vehicle (EV) isn’t a fad, it’s here to stay and potentially lead the way in the automotive world.   Toyota recognizes the biggest concern consumers have with EVs is their range limitations; depending on your needs, sometimes batteries simply can’t provide enoug...
June
12
June
12
Minivans are a family-favourite for Canadians.   Packed with kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and mom and dad-friendly features, Toyota minivans are the perfect vehicle for everyday life and weekend fun.   We’ve rounded up our five favourite family-friendly features on the new 2017 To...
May
29
May
29
Spring in Salmon Arm, B.C brings a whole lot of green to the area.   A known tourist town, the beaches, forests, and mountains get a lot of attention during the warmer months, with plenty of flora and fauna to see.   So it only makes sense that this green trend should apply to the road...
May
15
May
15
For too long, SUVs have conjured up the image of a soccer mom.   Not that there’s anything wrong with that--except the fact that it’s simply not true! According to a recent consumer report by Forbes Magazine, it’s actually millennials who are reaping in the benefits of today...
May
01
May
01
When the Victoria Day long weekend comes along in May, residents of Salmon Arm tend to pack up their Toyota vehicles and hit the road in search of adventure. But, what if we told you that you could have way more fun, without even leaving the car, or in this case, SUV? Some of the best weekends are...
April
17
April
17
Canadians love a good road trip. With spring finally here, it’s time to hit the road in one of the best vehicles up for the challenge, the new 2017 Toyota Sienna. Fitted with a brand new 3.5L V6 engine that produces 296 horsepower, and a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, the 2017 Toyota...
April
03
April
03
The Toyota Yaris Hatchback has always been a hit amongst Canadians. One of the most efficient subcompact cars on the market, the 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is small enough to maneuver busy city streets, while providing ample cargo space for all of your things. After doing so well on the market, i...
March
20
March
20
After months of frigid temperatures, freak snowstorms, and enough slush and ice to make even the most seasoned drivers nervous, spring has finally returned to Salmon Arm, B.C. You likely want to make the most of the nice weather and hit the road in your favourite car, truck or SUV for a drive throug...
March
06
March
06
If you’re one of the thousands of Canadians who enjoy collecting Aeroplan miles, Hilltop Toyota has a surprise for you! There are a number of ways to earn Aeroplan points at our dealership, and it’s not just when you buy a new Toyota (although that will get you the most miles)! Sim...
February
20
February
20
Canada’s most beloved compact crossover is the Toyota RAV4. From weekend adventures to Shuswap Lake, to using the vehicle for your daily commute into Salmon Arm, the RAV4 is the SUV that does it all. Over the years, the Toyota RAV4 has seen some significant changes to its appearance. Neverth...
February
06
February
06
There’s no snow in the forecast for Salmon Arm, British Columbia, but just because the temperatures are milder doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Winter tends to be unpredictable, and the nights are still below freezing. If you keep your vehicle parked in the driveway all win...
January
25
January
25
Good news is hard to keep to yourself. At Hilltop Toyota, we can't help but express our excitement over the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, set to debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show. At one of the biggest and oldest automotive shows in North America, the 2018 Toyota C...
January
11
January
11
It’s 2017, why are you driving an old, boring vehicle? With the new year upon us, many drivers are eager to say goodbye to their older vehicles. Whether you’re looking for an upgrade, or are simply bored of the one you’ve got, Toyota has released a spectacular lineup for 2017, wit...
December
28
December
28
It’s every car shopper’s fantasy to be able to walk into the dealership, take out a wad of cash, and drive away in the vehicle of their dreams. However, for most in-market shoppers, this scenario doesn’t play out this way. It sounds easy enough to save up, but when thousands of dol...
December
14
December
14
Buying a new vehicle is a big investment, and at the end of the day, you want to know you’re covered from all angles. When you sign the papers to a new vehicle, you should automatically gain access to a warranty. All new Toyota vehicles come standard with a comprehensive warranty and roadside ...
November
16
November
16
There’s a juicy rumour circulating throughout auto blogs. According to some sources, but not yet officially confirmed by manufacturers in Canada or the U.S., Ford is set to release a new Bronco model between 2017 and 2020. Originally debuting in 1966, the original Ford Bronco was a beloved SUV...
November
01
November
01
Bad credit is no joke. Defined by a rating of under 600, with good credit scores reflecting numbers of 750 or higher, bad credit can get in the way of your goals or accomplishments, and ultimately destroy your chances of getting a mortgage or a loan. Unfortunately, automotive loans fall into the sam...
October
19
October
19
The all-new 2017 Toyota Sienna has arrived, and it comes with many incredible standard features that anybody would love. A brand new 3.5 litre direct injected V6 engine that pushes out 296 horsepower (up from 266 hp) and 263 lb-ft of torque (up from 245 lb-ft) makes the Sienna best-in-class in our b...
October
06
October
06
Salmon Arm, British Columbia is known for its stunning mountain views and lush valleys. With the first signs of autumn appearing throughout the province, there’s no better time to catch a glimpse of the beautiful coloured leaves and scenery than with a road trip behind the wheel of a brand new...
September
13
September
13
Four-wheel drive, also called all-wheel drive (AWD) is a transmission system that provides power directly to all four wheels of a vehicle on a two-axled system. This feature is generally reserved for off-roading adventures, but for some reason or another, many new car buyers won’t take a secon...
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