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Newsweek Names Toyota World’s Greenest Automaker

Newsweek Names Toyota World’s Greenest Automaker

December 11, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 11, 2017) – Newsweek has once again named Toyota one of the world’s greenest companies, scoring in the top 5% of global companies, and was named the “Best in Industry Global” in the automobiles category. Toyota was ranked #16 of the Global 500 greenest companies and #1 in the automobile category.... more

Toyota Takes a Road Trip Through History

Toyota Takes a Road Trip Through History

December 11, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (Dec. 9, 2017) –  From Atlanta to Selma to Meridian and Jackson, Toyota hosted another “Let’s Go Places Black History Tour” to historical African American sites, culminating with the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.... more

Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Appointments in North America

Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Appointments in North America

December 08, 2017
PLANO, Texas, (Dec. 8, 2017) – Toyota today announced executive changes across its North American operations, effective January 1, 2018.... more

Toyota Financial Services Extends Payment Relief Program to Customers Affected by Latest Round of California Wildfires

Toyota Financial Services Extends Payment Relief Program to Customers Affected by Latest Round of California Wildfires

December 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent southern California wildfires. This broad outreach includes all Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customers in the designated disaster areas and follows the company’s recent payment relief programs for customers affected by the devastating California wildfires of just a few months ago as well as Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. ... more

Toyota Earns a Total of Eleven IIHS 2018 Awards

Toyota Earns a Total of Eleven IIHS 2018 Awards

December 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2017 – A total of eleven Toyota and Lexus vehicles are 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award winners, with the new 2018 Camry receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+.... more

Toyota obtiene un total de once premios del IIHS para 2018

Toyota obtiene un total de once premios del IIHS para 2018

December 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas, 7 de diciembre de 2017 -- Un total de once vehículos Toyota y Lexus resultaron ganadores del premio MEJOR OPCIÓN DE SEGURIDAD (TOP SAFETY PICK) del Instituto de Seguros para la Seguridad Vial (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS) para 2018, y el nuevo Camry 2018 recibió el máximo premio: MEJOR OPCIÓN DE SEGURIDAD+.... more

Toyota Recognizes 20th Mother of Invention at  Women in the World Dallas Salon

Toyota Recognizes 20th Mother of Invention at Women in the World Dallas Salon

December 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 6, 2017) – This week at the Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Dallas Salon, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, Maxeme Tuchman was honored as the 20th Toyota Mother of Invention (MOI) and granted $50,000, marking $1 million in total funds granted by Toyota to the MOI program since it began in 2012. The program celebrates pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Toyota Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

Toyota Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

December 05, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Organization for International Investment (OFII) announced Toyota Motor North America as its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Award winner.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for November 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for November 2017

December 01, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported November 2017 sales of 191,617 units. With the same number of selling days in November 2017 compared to November 2016, sales were down 3.0 percent on volume and on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

2017 November Sales Chart

2017 November Sales Chart

December 01, 2017

Toyota to Build the World's First Megawatt-scale 100% Renewable Power and Hydrogen Generation Station

Toyota to Build the World's First Megawatt-scale 100% Renewable Power and Hydrogen Generation Station

November 30, 2017
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach. Announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Tri-Gen facility will use bio-waste sourced from California agricultural waste to generate water, electricity and hydrogen.... more

Toyotathon Makes TV History With First :100 Second Commercial

Toyotathon Makes TV History With First :100 Second Commercial

November 29, 2017
PLANO, Texas (November 29, 2017) – Toyotathon is back for its 38th year with a 100-second holiday commercial, a first in the broadcast industry, that showcases a family’s multigenerational story. “R+S” premiered Tuesday night, November 28, on NBC during “The Voice” in an isolated pod, with no other advertising or promotional spots surrounding it. This 100-second spot comes at a time when most networks are reducing commercial time. ... more

Toyota Expanding its Industry-Leading Safety Technology Package with Second Generation Toyota Safety Sense™

Toyota Expanding its Industry-Leading Safety Technology Package with Second Generation Toyota Safety Sense™

November 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 28, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) today announced that the second generation of its Toyota Safety Sense™(TSS) package of active safety features will begin rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018. The updated safety package will add new technologies and capabilities that enhance protection for drivers, passengers, and others who share the road, while helping to provide peace of mind in even more driving situations.... more

Toyota Announces Executive, Organizational and Personnel Changes

Toyota Announces Executive, Organizational and Personnel Changes

November 27, 2017
TOKYO, Nov. 28, 2017—Today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced its plans to change its executive lineup and revise its organizational structure in January 2018 to further strengthen cooperation among companies of the Toyota Group and boost business innovation.
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Turning Euros Green: Toyota Financial Services Issues First Euro-Denominated Green Bond Allocated Specifically to the Sales of Low-Emission Vehicles

Turning Euros Green: Toyota Financial Services Issues First Euro-Denominated Green Bond Allocated Specifically to the Sales of Low-Emission Vehicles

November 21, 2017
Plano, Texas, Nov. 21, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first-ever euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its industry-leading commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles. The €600 million bond will be used to fund the acquisition of new retail finance contracts and beneficial interests in lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific clean air criteria, including powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions. There are currently nine vehicles in the Toyota and Lexus lineup that qualify. ... more

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

November 20, 2017
Toyota City, Japan, Nov. 21, 2017 – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.... more

Team Toyota Proves the Impossible is Possible

Team Toyota Proves the Impossible is Possible

November 16, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017—Imagine a world where mobility is no guarantee. Where getting to the grocery store or rising out of bed is not taken for granted. Team USA athletes Amy Purdy and J.R Celski know this world. And so do Alana Nichols, Torin Yater-Wallace and many others.... more

Toyota Premieres Powerful First Olympic and Paralympic Television Commercial as it Transitions from an Automobile to Mobility Company

Toyota Premieres Powerful First Olympic and Paralympic Television Commercial as it Transitions from an Automobile to Mobility Company

November 16, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017—Toyota’s television commercial “Mobility For All” will air for the first time on television in the U.S. tonight on NBCSN during the Winter Olympic Trials with an Olympic and Paralympic message that delivers hope and breaks new ground for Toyota as it evolves from an automobile company to mobility company.... more

Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special Olympics

Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special Olympics

November 16, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Nov. 16, 2017—Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global Partner.... more

The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

November 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2017 -  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million-dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.
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Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center to Study Societal Acceptance of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center to Study Societal Acceptance of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

November 15, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced five new research projects focused on better understanding how drivers use and respond to advanced vehicle technologies, including automated driver assistance systems. The new projects, undertaken in partnership with five U.S. research institutions, will launch as part of CSRC Next, the Center’s new five-year program designed to support and inform a safe transition to future mobility.... more

Toyota Financial Services Announces Partnership with Launch Mobility

Toyota Financial Services Announces Partnership with Launch Mobility

November 15, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 15, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has announced a partnership with Launch Mobility, a developer of shared mobility solutions. Both companies recognize the growing importance of mobility services and offer distinctive capabilities to address market needs. Together, TFS and Launch Mobility intend to develop a product that will make previously leased vehicles available for short-term rentals to rideshare drivers. The companies will be able to draw upon an array of resources across the Toyota organization:... more

Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

November 13, 2017
BONN, Germany, Nov. 13, 2017 -- As global leaders gathered at COP 23 in Bonn, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch the first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey. In addition to being a key pillar in of the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to develop US$2.5 tn of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.... more

Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

November 09, 2017
DETROIT (Nov. 9, 2017) – At Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit today, the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange brought together minority, and women-owned businesses and representatives from Tier 1 suppliers to network, help foster relationships and strengthen the automotive supplier base.... more

Toyota honored with another perfect score of 100 percent on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Toyota honored with another perfect score of 100 percent on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

November 09, 2017
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) – For 11 years, Toyota has been honored with a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), including for 2018. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.... more

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