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Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

April 02, 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 02, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales USA and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced today the 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.  The online contest gives America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a new Toyota Sienna with VMI’s Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system.  The online contest will run Wed., April 2 to Sun., Nov. 9, 2014, and is open to all disabled U.S. veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Sun., Nov. 9 and announced on Veterans Day Tues., Nov. 11, 2014.  The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.... more

Toyota Becomes First Founding Partner of Historic DAYTONA Rising Project at Daytona International Speedway

Toyota Becomes First Founding Partner of Historic DAYTONA Rising Project at Daytona International Speedway

February 06, 2014
CHICAGO and DAYTONA BEACH (Feb. 6, 2014) – International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) today announced a groundbreaking, multi-year partnership with Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. that will make Toyota the first Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway as part of its unprecedented $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project.... more

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S. with Next Chapter in Off-Road Performance Accessories

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S. with Next Chapter in Off-Road Performance Accessories

February 06, 2014
CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 - - Their “minds are always racing.” In their 35 year existence, Toyota Racing Development – U.S.A. (TRD) has lived by their mission “to deliver an authentic high-performance experience by adding value to create passion and enthusiasm.” ... more

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

February 03, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich., February 3, 2014 – Twenty five artistic teens will learn how to bring imagination to life when Calty Design Research, Inc. opens the doors to its design process for The Neutral Zone’s Art4Life Program on February 27. Calty, the North American arm of Toyota's global design network, will host design and sculpting workshops as part of an intensive professional development opportunity intended to give teens a winning advantage in pursuing an art career after high school.... more

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - Toyota FT-1 Concept Reveal

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - Toyota FT-1 Concept Reveal

January 13, 2014
Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter and Studio Chief Designer Alex Shen reveal the Toyota FT-1 Concept vehicle at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Jan. 13, 2014.... more

Toyota’s Calty Design Research Celebrates Its 40th Year and a Rich Sports Car Design Heritage

Toyota’s Calty Design Research Celebrates Its 40th Year and a Rich Sports Car Design Heritage

January 13, 2014
DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) - The first design center established in North America by a Japanese automaker, Toyota’s Calty Design Research began as a bold experiment on October 2, 1973 in El Segundo, California.  Ideally situated in California to best absorb the influence of the state’s burgeoning car culture, the first Calty studio was viewed as a unique exploratory branch of Toyota’s global vehicle design organization.  At the time, no one in the Toyota organization could imagine that 40 years later, the Calty facility would play a key role in some of Toyota’s most significant designs and be pivotal in the company’s movement toward regional autonomy for North American product development.  ... more

Fabulous Toyota FT-1 Concept Is Ready to Drive January 14

Fabulous Toyota FT-1 Concept Is Ready to Drive January 14

January 13, 2014
DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) –  It seems the virtual world continues to delight us with experiences not yet available in the real world.  Beginning January 14, the stunning Toyota FT-1 concept will be available as a downloadable vehicle for PlayStation®3’s Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) real driving simulator.  Race fans and the gaming community can experience FT-1 exclusively in GT6, where the FT-1 was created digitally to realistically demonstrate what a production FT-1 could achieve.... more

From Virtual to Reality?  Toyota FT-1 Concept Sets the Pace for Future Design

From Virtual to Reality? Toyota FT-1 Concept Sets the Pace for Future Design

January 13, 2014
DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) - Toyota virtually blew the doors off the North American International Auto Show with the reveal of the stunning FT-1 sports car concept.  First devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, FT-1 leapt from the screen to the stage in a race-inspired press conference at COBO Hall.... more

Lexus' New Kentucky Home Celebrates First Milestone

Lexus' New Kentucky Home Celebrates First Milestone

January 08, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2014) – With the first steel column now in place, construction is officially underway on the future assembly line of the first U.S.-produced Lexus. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) commemorated the milestone earlier today by having members of the company’s leadership team sign the structure.... more

2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - Toyota Fuel Cell Concept (FCV) Debut

2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - Toyota Fuel Cell Concept (FCV) Debut

January 06, 2014
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter debuts the Toyota Fuel Cell Concept vehicle at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas. ... more

'Toyota Car of the Future'  On Sale Next Year; Opens 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

'Toyota Car of the Future' On Sale Next Year; Opens 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 06, 2014
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 06, 2014) – “We aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel;  just everything necessary to make them turn,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., at the opening of CES, the world’s largest trade show. “Fuel cell electric vehicles will be in our future sooner than many people believe, and in much greater numbers than anyone expected.”... more

Toyota Fuel Cell Concept Sedan Debuts at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota Fuel Cell Concept Sedan Debuts at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

December 18, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Dec. 18, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., will debut the FCV, a sedan based fuel cell vehicle, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The reveal will feature the North America debut of the concept vehicle as well as an introduction to the fuel cell “test mule”, which logged thousands of miles during rigorous quality and durability testing on U.S. roadways.  Toyota’s news conference will be held Monday, January 6 at 1:00 PM at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center.   ... more

Toyota Indiana Launches the 2014 Highlander; Prepares for Hybrids and Exports

Toyota Indiana Launches the 2014 Highlander; Prepares for Hybrids and Exports

December 05, 2013
PRINCETON, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2013) – Hoosier pride was felt deep and wide on the plant floor of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) this morning as the company celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2014 Highlander. ... more

Toyota Baja California Celebrates 10 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Toyota Baja California Celebrates 10 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

December 02, 2013
Baja Calif., Mexico (Dec. 2, 2013) – Commemorating 10 years since breaking ground Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Baja California (TMMBC) donated $10,000 (USD) today to the Boys and Girls Club of Tecate and three Toyota trucks to local nonprofit partners.... more

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Helps Deliver First Vehicle As 100 Cars For Good Concludes Third Powerful Year

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Helps Deliver First Vehicle As 100 Cars For Good Concludes Third Powerful Year

November 26, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 26, 2013) – On a night dedicated to recognizing the hard work of its supporters and volunteers, Trenton, N.J.,-based nonprofit One Simple Wish got a little recognition of its own. ... more

Toyota Committed to STEM Education

November 12, 2013
NEW YORK (Nov. 12, 2013) – With 10 plants across America, Toyota knows that inspiring students to focus on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – skills is vital to the future growth of manufacturing in the United States. ... more

2013 Society of Automobile Engineers Global Leadership Conference - Jim Lentz

October 11, 2013
Toyota North America Region CEO Jim Lentz speaks about consumer demand for safer, more fuel efficient vehicles and the future of the automotive industry at the Society of Automobile Engineers Global Leadership Conference, Oct. 11, 2013.  ... more

2013 Economic Club of Washington, D.C. - Takeshi Uchiyamada

September 30, 2013
Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada speaks about the future of hybrid vehicles at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Sept. 30, 2013. ... more

Toyota Chairman Uchiyamada, Father of the Prius, Foresees Long Run for Hybrids

September 30, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 30, 2013 — Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada predicted today that hybrid vehicles will play a larger role in the future development of automotive propulsion systems than widely recognized.
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2013 Northwood University International Auto Show - Jim Lentz

September 27, 2013
Toyota North America Region CEO Jim Lentz gives the keynote speech at the Northwood University International Auto Show in Midland, Mich., Sept. 27, 2013.... more

It's No Illusion. Mississippi-Built Corolla Makes its Local Debut

September 07, 2013
TUPELO, Miss. (September 7, 2013) – What’s 47 years old, stunning, and turning heads  in Tupelo today?

In front of an estimated crowd of nearly 9,000 people at the BancorpSouth Arena this afternoon the all-new, next generation 2014 Corolla officially made its Mississippi debut at its line off ceremony, featuring an illusionist, aerialists, fire artists and other performers.  Attendees included Toyota Mississippi team members and their families, suppliers and invited guests including Miss. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Congressman Alan Nunnelee.... more

New York City Police Officer Gets Big Surprise at Family Barbecue

August 29, 2013
LEVITTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013-- Imagine a stranger wearing a suit strolling into your backyard during a family barbecue. He’s carrying balloons, the title to your car and the keys to another car. Sound too good to be true?  That’s exactly what happened to NYPD veteran Michael Dee.... more

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour - Bob Carter

August 28, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter discusses the automotive industry, Toyota’s hybrid vehicles, and issues an industry-wide challenge to the U.S. market. ... more

2013 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference - Bob Carter

August 13, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter discusses the automotive industry and Toyota’s sales forecast, the company’s optimism about the future and upcoming products at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.... more

Live Webcast of Toyota Executive’s Presentation at Aug. 13 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference New York

August 12, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter will speak at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Follow the presentation via live webcast beginning at 8:15 a.m. EDT.... more

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