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Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

May 22, 2018
SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 22, 2018) To educate their peers on the dangers of distracted driving, high school seniors Kirklin “Mack” Hopkins (17) and Kellen Stadler (18) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, send a clear message: A single second can have life-long consequences. Their poignant video, titled “It’s Not Fine,” is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national driver safety public service announcement competition, using the tools of storytelling to get through to young drivers.
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Lexus Announces Executive Management Changes

Lexus Announces Executive Management Changes

May 22, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – David Christ (pronounced “Crist”) has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of U.S. Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations. Christ will report to Bill Fay, senior vice president, automotive operations.... more

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

May 15, 2018
SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2018) – Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.... more

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

May 09, 2018
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, May 9, 2018—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.... more

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

May 08, 2018
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2018) – Toyota, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $150,000 in grants to eleven K-12 schools in Central Kentucky to help prepare students for the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.... more

Toyota Engineers Use Legendary Road Rally to Demonstrate Vehicle Performance

Toyota Engineers Use Legendary Road Rally to Demonstrate Vehicle Performance

May 04, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 4, 2018)— Although it’s been the best-selling car in the U.S. for 16 consecutive years, the Camry has long been criticized as a plain vanilla, grocery-getter. The 2018 model year has done much to dispel those misconceptions on design alone.  However, three teams of engineers from Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Indiana, and West Virginia and its Production Engineering & Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, plan to alter those impressions even further by putting three trim levels of the re-designed Camry (XSE, SE and hybrid) through their paces in the 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America May 5 - 12. The teams will also campaign a 2017 Prius, the number one selling hybrid vehicle in America, which suffers similar criticism as just an eco-friendly, commuter car. ... more

Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute Automated Vehicle Test Facility

Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute Automated Vehicle Test Facility

May 03, 2018
OTTAWA LAKE, Mich. (May 3, 2018) – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. When it becomes operational this October, the new site will be used exclusively by TRI to safely replicate demanding “edge case” driving scenarios, too dangerous to perform on public roads.... more

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace

May 03, 2018
NEW YORK (May 3, 2018) – Embracing diversity in the workforce and ensuring inclusivity have grown to become significant advantages for top-performing companies across the country. Studies have shown such companies have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders, are more productive and innovative.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2018 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2018 Sales

May 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4.7 percent from April 2017 on a volume basis. With two less selling days in April 2018 compared to April 2017, sales were up 3.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

April 2018 Sales Chart

April 2018 Sales Chart

May 01, 2018

Toyota is leading the way in automotive retail certifications

Toyota is leading the way in automotive retail certifications

April 30, 2018
PLANO, Texas (April 30 , 2018) – Toyota is proud to join the ranks of the top 10 companies with the most Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified retail locations1. While the list includes retailers from various industries, Toyota is the only automotive brand to be included in the top ranks2.... more

Toyota’s Mississippi Plant Investments in Full Bloom

Toyota’s Mississippi Plant Investments in Full Bloom

April 26, 2018
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (April 26, 2018) – It is springtime in Blue Springs, and plants – such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi – are growing. During a groundbreaking ceremony for Toyota Mississippi’s new visitor and training center, the company announced it would invest $170 million to build the 12th generation Corolla using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).... more

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

April 26, 2018
LONDON (April 26, 2018) – TOYOTA Connected (TC) is expanding the global reach of its technology-driven mobility solutions with the launch of Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU). The new start-up company, based in London, will support the growing adoption of new mobility businesses in Europe with products and services tailored to the unique needs of the market. Toyota Connected North America’s CEO, Zack Hicks, will be the Chairman of the new company and Toyota Motor Europe’s Vice President, Connected Car and Mobility, Agustin Martin its CEO.
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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation partner on eight-festival activation to benefit music education programs in public schools

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation partner on eight-festival activation to benefit music education programs in public schools

April 25, 2018
PLANO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will contribute a grant toward instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago, New Orleans, and most recently, Las Vegas. Toyota will make its largest donation yet to VH1 Save The Music, $50,000, which will fund a Music Technology grant to support a school in the Philadelphia School District as well as a $7,500 music grant to the Miami-Dade School District.
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Materials Toyota Motor North America Position Statement

April 24, 2018

Water Toyota Motor North America Position Statement

April 24, 2018

Carbon Toyota Motor North America Position Statement

April 24, 2018

Toyota Reaffirms Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Toyota Reaffirms Commitment to a Sustainable Future

April 24, 2018
PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2018—Toyota today released four papers that detail the company’s environmental sustainability positions in North America as it works toward the goals of its Global Environmental Challenge, which sets sustainability targets for the company to achieve by 2050. The papers detail the efforts the company is taking to minimize environmental impact, protect the natural world, and help create a net positive value in four key areas: Carbon, Water, Materials and Biodiversity.  ... more

Biodiversity Toyota Motor North America Position Statement

April 24, 2018

Toyota and Broccoli City to Discuss Environmental Gentrification and its Impact on African-American Communities

Toyota and Broccoli City to Discuss Environmental Gentrification and its Impact on African-American Communities

April 23, 2018
PLANO, Texas (April 23, 2018) – The Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) will be at the pulse of one of the country’s most eco-conscientious, vibrant and well-attended green festivals, Broccoli City. Moderated by actress Amanda Seales of HBO’s Insecure, the brand will host a panel discussion on Environmental Gentrification, with panelists Grace Mahary (Project Tsehigh), Laz Alonso (Actor, Toyota Green Coalition Member), Kerene Tayloe (Green 4 All) and LaTricea Adams (Black Millennials for Flint) during the Fourth Annual Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. The panel will take place on Thursday, April 26 at the Google office in Washington, D.C.
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Shell and Toyota move forward with hydrogen facility for freight at Port of Long Beach

Shell and Toyota move forward with hydrogen facility for freight at Port of Long Beach

April 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2018 – Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US (“Shell”), and Toyota have been provisionally awarded $8 million by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen-truck refueling station at the Port of Long Beach. ... more

A Green State of Mind

A Green State of Mind

April 17, 2018
We think it’s great that Earth Day has its own special moment on April 22, but at Toyota we like to celebrate Mother Earth all year long.... more

Toyota and Lexus to Launch Technology to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota and Lexus to Launch Technology to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

April 16, 2018
PLANO, Texas, April 16, 2018 – Imagine a world where vehicles could ‘talk’ to each other and to the surrounding environment to help keep their drivers and their passengers safe. 
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Alabama A&M University and Toyota Collaborate on Mobility Initiative

Alabama A&M University and Toyota Collaborate on Mobility Initiative

April 13, 2018
Huntsville, Ala., April 13, 2018—Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and Toyota Motor North America today announced a collaboration to launch a student-led mobility initiative.  The aim of the program, which begins the fall semester of 2018, will bring the local community together with students to find better ways to connect people to things like education and jobs, and expand usage of zero or low emission vehicles. ... more

Toyota Recognizes Visionary Women at 9th Annual Women in the World Summit

Toyota Recognizes Visionary Women at 9th Annual Women in the World Summit

April 13, 2018
NEW YORK (April 13, 2018)—This week, the 9th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, will feature the Mothers of Invention (MOI) Class of 2018, celebrating pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.... more

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