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[CORRECTION] Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.1 Percent February Increase

[CORRECTION] Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.1 Percent February Increase

March 01, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported February 2016 sales of 187,954 vehicles, an increase of 4.1 percent from February 2015 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in February 2016 and 2015, sales were also up 4.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

[Correction] February 2016 Sales Chart

[Correction] February 2016 Sales Chart

March 01, 2016

Passion in Plano: Learning Program Changes Families, Education, and the Community

Passion in Plano: Learning Program Changes Families, Education, and the Community

February 26, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, Feb. 26, 2016 – It’s not every day you find parents and children excited to work together on homework. But, take a look at families participating in Toyota Family Learning in Plano, Texas, and you’ll find a refreshing enthusiasm for learning.... more

Toyota’s Engine

Toyota’s Engine

February 25, 2016
When Jim Bolte first began dating his wife, Tami, in college, there was a bit of a language barrier.
See, Tami, was a sign language major.

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Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

February 24, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 – The Lexus brand captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fifth consecutive year in the 2016 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) received six segment awards total, and four of the top 10 models belong to TMS.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2013 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

Denny Hamlin Captures Toyota's First Daytona 500 Victory

Denny Hamlin Captures Toyota's First Daytona 500 Victory

February 22, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2016) – Camry driver Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race – the Daytona 500 – when he finished first in Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin earned his first-career Daytona 500 victory and the first for Toyota in the prestigious event which is second to only the series championship, which Camry driver Kyle Busch won in 2015.... more

Toyota Again the 'Most Admired' Motor Vehicle Company in FORTUNE’s Study

Toyota Again the 'Most Admired' Motor Vehicle Company in FORTUNE’s Study

February 19, 2016
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) – Toyota was once again named the top motor vehicle company in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Toyota is also ranked at #28 overall out of all companies surveyed and was in the top ten in both talent and running a global business.... more

Toyota Injector Rises at New Daytona

Toyota Injector Rises at New Daytona

February 18, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2016) – The Toyota Injector at Daytona International Speedway is officially open and will host tens of thousands of enthusiastic NASCAR fans for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 21.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

February 17, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 1,124,000 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles.
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Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

February 12, 2016
Feb. 12, 2016 -- The celebration of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards will bring together music industry elite for an exclusive brunch hosted by award-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox. The annual “Breakfast Club” event will present guests with an eco-infused experience provided by the Toyota Green Initiative, an environmentally focused program designed to promote sustainability.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Scion FR-S Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Scion FR-S Vehicles

February 09, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 26,000 Model Year 2013-2016 Scion FR-S vehicles.
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Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

February 05, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will drive into all the game-day action this Sunday with two humorous 30-second commercials on ESPN Deportes’ Spanish language telecast of Super Bowl 50.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

February 05, 2016
Toyota’s global net income increased 9.2 percent during the nine-month period (April – December 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year.
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Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

February 03, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Scion, established as a separate brand in 2003 as a laboratory to explore new products and processes to attract youth customers, is now transitioning back to the Toyota brand. Scion achieved its goals of developing unique products and processes, and bringing in new, younger customers to Toyota. With more than a million cars sold, 70 percent of Scions were purchased by customers new to Toyota and 50 percent were under 35 years old.
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Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.... more

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Reaches Voluntary Agreement with CFPB and DOJ

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Reaches Voluntary Agreement with CFPB and DOJ

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — With a commitment to fostering a fair and competitive auto finance lending market, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) today announced a voluntary agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses discretionary dealer compensation practices.  TMCC determined that a voluntary agreement was the preferred resolution of the agencies’ review, because it helps preserve consumer financing options while fairly compensating its dealer partners and upholding its commitment to fair lending practices.  TMCC is the latest of several lenders to enter into such an agreement.
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January 2016 Sales Chart

January 2016 Sales Chart

February 02, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis.... more

Toyota and Daihatsu to Strengthen Small Car Operations through Unified Global Strategy

Toyota and Daihatsu to Strengthen Small Car Operations through Unified Global Strategy

January 29, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) have reached an agreement whereby Daihatsu will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota by way of a share exchange (expected to be completed in August 2016).... more

Lexus Recalls Certain 2016 RX 350 and RX 450h Vehicles

Lexus Recalls Certain 2016 RX 350 and RX 450h Vehicles

January 27, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 5,000 Model Year 2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles. 
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Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

January 21, 2016
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 21, 2016 – On the surface, it’s just an environmental thing: A gas/electric hybrid is going to emit less pollutants than a gasoline-only power train. But it’s also going to use less fuel and get more mpg and at low speeds, it’s quieter than a gasoline engine.  Think of it as a “stealth mode” when running only on electric power.  For a cop car, that makes it easier to sneak up on the bad guys.  These are just a few of the advantages discovered by the Arkadelphia, Arkansas Police Department when they replaced 10 of their aging Crown Victorias with Toyota Camry Hybrids.... more

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with  2nd Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with 2nd Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 15, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016  In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation.
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Lexus LC 500 Takes Center Stage at 2016 North American International Auto Show Exhibit

Lexus LC 500 Takes Center Stage at 2016 North American International Auto Show Exhibit

January 14, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2016 – Following the reveal of the new Lexus LC 500 to the world media this week, the public gets its first look as visitors to the 2016 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center see the alluring, expressively designed luxury coupe that defines a new era for the global luxury brand.... more

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

Deutsche Bank's 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bill Fay

Deutsche Bank's 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bill Fay

January 12, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay discusses the U.S. auto market sales and outlook, Toyota’s increased focus on building customer trust and strengthening the industry’s reputation for safety and quality at Deutsche Bank’s 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12.... more

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