Toyota Canada Inc. has presented the University of Windsor with the keys to a 2009 Toyota Corolla. “The Corolla is the hallmark vehicle of both our sales and manufacturing organizations here in Canada. I’m pleased to donate a 2009 Corolla to the University of Windsor, in the heart of Canada’s automotive industry, and home of one of the foremost automotive engineering programs in the country,” explains Stephen Beatty, managing director of TCI.
In a ceremony at the Centre for Automotive Research and Education (C. A. R. E.), the University received the keys to a silver 2009 Corolla CE with a four-speed automatic transmission.
“On behalf of the University of Windsor, we are pleased to accept the donation of this 2009 Corolla,” says Dr. Peter Frise, executive director of automotive research and studies at the University of Windsor. “Having these vehicles available for study allows for invaluable hands-on learning for both students and faculty members in the home of Canada’s first university program in automotive engineering.”
First introduced in Canada in 1967, the Corolla has been built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. facilities in Cambridge, Ontario for 20 years.