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Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

January 13, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2016 -- Four years after winning the EyesOn Design best concept car award for the Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe, Lexus has received high accolades for the production car, the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe.  The Lexus LC 500 was named 2016 EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Production Car and EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Interior Design at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on Tuesday, January 12.... more

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Fifth Year in a Row in  Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards for Luxury Brand

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Fifth Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards for Luxury Brand

December 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Lexus was named the Luxury Brand with the Best Resale Value in Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards. This is the fifth year in a row that Lexus has been named the luxury brand with the best projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period by Kelley Blue Book. Vehicles that earn the highest five-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of their original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), are selected for these prestigious awards.... more

Toyota Crowned Champion of Diversity and Equality

Toyota Crowned Champion of Diversity and Equality

November 20, 2015
Once again, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. has been recognized for leading the charge for equality, diversity and economic empowerment.... more

Toyota Is Tops for Hispanic Consumers

Toyota Is Tops for Hispanic Consumers

November 20, 2015
Los Angeles (Nov. 20, 2015) – Highlighting a commitment to innovation, superior design and appeal to Hispanic families, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards® has named the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2016 Toyota Tacoma among its Best Cars of 2016. The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle was honored with the Innovation Award, while the Tacoma mid-size pickup was selected best Pickup L-Duty truck.... more

If You’re Interested In Workplace Equality, You Might Want To Work For Toyota

If You’re Interested In Workplace Equality, You Might Want To Work For Toyota

November 19, 2015
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – What’s not to love about respecting people for the job they do and creating an environment that’s always improving?

According to the Human Rights Campaign, Toyota is all over it.... more

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

October 21, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Toyota’s auto hauling carrier, Toyota Transport, was recognized today for its mindful approach to the environment. Toyota Transport moves approximately 430,000 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year, on the west coast, and takes pride to make those moves as environmentally efficient as possible. Because of those efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Transport with a SmartWay Excellence Award. ... more

All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Voted Mid-size Truck of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association

All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Voted Mid-size Truck of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association

October 13, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 13, 2015) – The 2016 Toyota Tacoma rocked its all-new powertrain, enhanced suspension tuning and off-road technology, earning it Mid-size Pickup Truck of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Texas Truck Rodeo event.      ... more

Lexus Grabs Big Win at 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo

Lexus Grabs Big Win at 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo

October 13, 2015
SAN ANTONIO – Oct. 13, 2015 – On roads, on trails, crossing rivers or parked in your driveway – it doesn’t matter, the Lexus LX 570 makes a statement. And this year, the statement is, “hand me that trophy.”... more

Toyota Remains Most Valuable Global Automotive Brand According to Interbrand

Toyota Remains Most Valuable Global Automotive Brand According to Interbrand

October 06, 2015
Plano, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) – Riding the wave of twelve new or refreshed products introduced in 2015, Toyota once again earned the title of the most valuable automotive brand in the world, according to Interbrand's 2015 “Best Global Brands” annual report. The company’s ranking jumped to number six, up two spots from the 2014 report. Interbrand estimated Toyota’s 2015 brand value at $49 billion, up 16 percent, another record achievement.  ... more

Toyota Wins Corporation of the Year at USHCC National Convention in Houston

Toyota Wins Corporation of the Year at USHCC National Convention in Houston

September 21, 2015
Houston, Sept. 21, 2015 -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) was selected “Corporation of the Year” by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), it was announced today at the chamber’s national convention here.  Each year, the USHCC presents this award to a corporation that has championed Hispanic enterprise, demonstrating that diversity and inclusion activities are both principled and profitable.... more

All-New 2016 Scion iM Makes the Grade on KBB.com’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars List

All-New 2016 Scion iM Makes the Grade on KBB.com’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars List

July 30, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., (July 30, 2015) – As another school year rapidly approaches, the all-new 2016 Scion iM hatchback earns extra credit by offering maximum versatility and premium features at an outstanding price. The expert editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com ranked the 2016 Scion iM hatchback sixth on their “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015” list.... more

Toyota Captures Top Non-Luxury Brand Award in Edmunds.com 'Best Retained Value Awards'

Toyota Captures Top Non-Luxury Brand Award in Edmunds.com 'Best Retained Value Awards'

June 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., (June 18, 2015) - Toyota was named the top non-luxury brand in the fifth annual Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards.  The awards “recognize the brands and 2015 models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average Edmunds.com True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new.”... more

Newsweek Names Toyota One of the World’s Greenest Companies

Newsweek Names Toyota One of the World’s Greenest Companies

June 04, 2015
PLANO, Texas (June 4, 2015) – Newsweek has named a car company as one of the world’s greenest companies, ahead of highly-regarded brands like Microsoft, Google, Nike and Coke. Toyota moved up 57 spots in Newsweek’s annual green ranking to #35 in the Global 500 and #2 in autos.   

 

 

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Toyota Sienna Honored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Toyota Sienna Honored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 26, 2015
Cambridge, Mass., May 26, 2015 – With up to 150 cubic feet of cargo space, the Toyota Sienna has plenty of room for storage. Which is good because it is acquiring a growing load of hardware – and awards can be bulky!
 
The 2015 Sienna took home the Best in Class Minivan Award at the fifth annual New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) Technology Conference, organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NEMPA.... more

Toyota Sienna Named Best 3-Row Vehicle for Families

Toyota Sienna Named Best 3-Row Vehicle for Families

May 05, 2015
Atlanta, Ga., May 5, 2015 -- Parents love the new Sienna minivan for its upscale style and features, comfort and safety. Kids enjoy the 16.4-inch widescreen entertainment center. But auto writers are a much tougher group to please.

As it turns out, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) finds the Sienna to be quite pleasing as well.... more

Three Toyota Suppliers Receive Superior Quality Performance Award for 2014

Three Toyota Suppliers Receive Superior Quality Performance Award for 2014

March 25, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 25, 2015)  – Three Toyota suppliers -- Fuel Total Systems Corporation of  Lebanon, Ky.; TAIHO Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC. of Gordonsville, Tenn.; and OTICS USA Inc. of Morristown, Tenn. -- received the company’s highest supplier recognition, the Superior Award for Quality Performance, during its Annual Supplier Business Meeting in March at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.... more

The 'Swagger Wagon' Struts Its Stuff as 2015 Sienna Wins Family Car of Texas

The 'Swagger Wagon' Struts Its Stuff as 2015 Sienna Wins Family Car of Texas

March 16, 2015
FT. WORTH, TEXAS (March 16, 2015) – The 2015 Toyota Sienna “Swagger Wagon” showed its moves with its refreshed styling and added safety, convenience and multimedia features, earning it both Family Car of Texas and Minivan of Texas at the Texas Automotive Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Auto Roundup event.... more

Building Ever Better Cars…and Careers

Building Ever Better Cars…and Careers

March 09, 2015
ERLANGER, KY, March 9, 2015 – Just in time for Women’s History Month, the National Association of Manufacturers has honored three Toyota engineers for significant achievements.

Toyota Auto Body California Production Manager Rhonda Gilyard and Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America’s General Manager Susann Kazunas have been named 2015 STEP Ahead Award honorees by the National Association of Manufacturers. In addition, Toyota Technical Center Engineer Jacquelyn Birdsall is recognized as an "Emerging Leader." They will be honored on March 26, 2015, at the Washington, D.C. Hyatt Regency Hotel.... more

Knowing Your History Is Power

Knowing Your History Is Power

March 05, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2015 – African-American novelist, playwright and poet James Baldwin once said, “people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) wants to ensure that African American history is protected for generations to come.... more

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years

February 25, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 – Game, set, and match.  The Lexus brand captured a grand slam by ranking highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fourth consecutive year in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales totaled seven vehicle segment awards.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2012 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

Toyota Earns Three Spots in Kelley Blue Book's 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

Toyota Earns Three Spots in Kelley Blue Book's 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

February 19, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 - - The votes are in and the people have spoken!  Three popular Toyota models, Camry mid-size sedan, Highlander mid-size crossover and Sienna van, have made the list of “15 Best Family Cars” by KBB.com.... more

The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study

The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study

February 19, 2015
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Toyota went to the head of the class today, taking the top spot in the motor vehicles sector of Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The automaker also scored well in a larger pool of peers, No. 24 overall.... more

Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

February 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2015) – Toyota has been named one of world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015 by Fast Company magazine, recognizing the company’s leadership in the development and introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.... more

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

January 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 – Why are Toyota and Lexus owners happy? Because their vehicles hold more than passengers and possessions…they hold their value. 

Kelley Blue Book named Lexus the luxury brand with the best resale value for 2015, the fourth year in a row. In addition, six Lexus and four Toyota models took the top spot in their respective segments, while three Toyota trucks – Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner – made KBB.com’s Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles list.... more

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

December 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 — On the 12th day of Christmas, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave to Toyota, 12 awards awarding. In fact, the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.
 
In all, eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for its significantly improved performance all-around in the small overlap crash test – naming it a Top Safety Pick+. The Toyota Sienna was also the only minivan awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick + designation.  IIHS also recognized four additional Toyota and Scion vehicles as 2015 Top Safety Picks.... more

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