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EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

April 14, 2016
Washington, D.C., (April 14, 2016) -- Since 2002, Toyota has saved over 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. That is the equivalent of powering 995,000 average American homes for an entire year.  Saving that much energy across Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing facilities could not have been possible without the individual efforts of team members to reduce energy use in their processes and work areas. Their efforts have enabled Toyota to earn its twelfth consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year Award.... more

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

April 14, 2016
DETROIT, April 14, 2016 – Today, Ward’s announced that the all-new 2016 Lexus RX has earned a spot on its highly regarded annual “10 Best Interiors” list. To be eligible for the list, vehicles must have interiors that are all-new or significantly redesigned for the U.S. market, and are evaluated on materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Avalon and Camry Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Avalon and Camry Vehicles

April 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 16,880 Model Year 2016 Avalon and 41,630 model Year 2016 Camry sedans.... more

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

April 13, 2016
Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 13, 2016) – On the heels of last week’s announcement that Toyota is putting more boots on the ground in Ann Arbor to study fully autonomous driving and advanced mobility, Toyota also will be deploying cars on the road for real world testing. Toyota, in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is transforming the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich. into the world’s largest operational, real-world deployment of connected vehicles and infrastructure. ... more

New Telematics Car Insurance Services Company to be Launched in U.S.

New Telematics Car Insurance Services Company to be Launched in U.S.

April 12, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, April 13, 2016 -- Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. (AD), Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that their respective U.S. subsidiaries established the jointly owned telematics car insurance services company Toyota Insurance Management Solutions USA, LLC (TIMS), on April 1.
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U Asked For It, U Got It. uBox.

U Asked For It, U Got It. uBox.

April 12, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. (April 12, 2016) -- Most of Toyota’s North American vehicles are engineered in Southeast Michigan. The newest concept to wear the automaker’s famous badge, however, has its roots firmly planted in the red clay of South Carolina.... more

Behind the Camera, Behind the Wheel: Teen Filmmakers Address Driving Safety

Behind the Camera, Behind the Wheel: Teen Filmmakers Address Driving Safety

April 12, 2016
Silver Spring, MD (April 12, 2016) – Teen filmmakers across the country are using their position behind the camera to encourage safer behavior behind the wheel. Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior. This year, more than 1,500 students entered the competition – the highest number of submissions ever received.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Completes Largest Ever Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Bond Offering

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Completes Largest Ever Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Bond Offering

April 11, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 11, 2016) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) completed its fourth Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Bond Offering in the amount of $1.25 billion, setting a record for the largest corporate bond offering in which D&I firms play a lead role. Enabling diversity firms to strengthen their experience working on high profile deals, this Diversity & Inclusion Bond not only serves as an integral component of Toyota’s comprehensive funding program, but also enhances Toyota’s platform for diversity by placing a spotlight on high-quality Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE).... more

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

April 07, 2016
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt talks about how robots, supercomputers and cars are coming together at GTC16 in San Jose on April 7, 2016.... more

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

April 07, 2016
SAN JOSE (April 7, 2016) -- Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today that Toyota will establish its third TRI facility in the U.S. The new facility will be located in Ann Arbor, near the University of Michigan (U-M) campus where it will fund research in artificial intelligence, robotics and materials science.  Joining the TRI facility established last January in Palo Alto working with Stanford (TRI-PAL), and in Cambridge working with MIT (TRI-CAM), TRI-ANN is scheduled to open in June and target a staff of approximately 50.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Sienna

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Sienna

April 06, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 230 Model Year 2016 Sienna Minivans.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year RAV4 and Lexus RX and ES Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year RAV4 and Lexus RX and ES Vehicles

April 06, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 4,170 Model Year 2016 Toyota RAV4; approximately 90 Model Year 2016 RX 350; and approximately 12,400 Model Year 2016 ES 350.... more

Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

April 05, 2016
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 5, 2016) – Residents of Collin County searching for secure, reliable transportation for their elderly or disabled family members can rest easy, thanks to Toyota. ... more

2016 American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) Annual Meeting - Jim Lentz

2016 American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) Annual Meeting - Jim Lentz

April 04, 2016
Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2016 American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on April 3, 2016.... more

Toyota Expands Focus on Software- and Data-Driven Mobility with Toyota Connected

Toyota Expands Focus on Software- and Data-Driven Mobility with Toyota Connected

April 04, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, April 4, 2016 – Toyota today announced that it will launch Toyota Connected, Inc. to significantly expand the company’s capabilities in the fields of data management and data services development. The new company will serve as a data science hub for Toyota’s global operations and will support a broad range of consumer-, business- and government- facing initiatives.  ... more

March 2016 Sales Conference Notes

March 2016 Sales Conference Notes

April 01, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Division Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review March 2016 and first quarter sales for Toyota Motor Sales.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports March 2016 Sales

Toyota Motor Sales Reports March 2016 Sales

April 01, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2016 sales of 219,842 units, a decrease of 2.7 percent from March 2015 on a volume basis. With two more selling days in March 2016 compared to March 2015, sales were down 9.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

March 2016 Sales Chart

March 2016 Sales Chart

April 01, 2016

2016 J.D. Power Automotive Summit - Jeff Bracken

2016 J.D. Power Automotive Summit - Jeff Bracken

March 31, 2016
Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken speaks at the 2016 J.D. Power Automotive Summit in Las Vegas on March 31, 2016.... more

Getting Back Up: Toyota Donates RAV4 Hybrid to Veteran Who Stands Tall

Getting Back Up: Toyota Donates RAV4 Hybrid to Veteran Who Stands Tall

March 29, 2016
NEW YORK – Army Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Hackett knew the house he and his fellow soldiers were trying to clear on Aug. 15, 2011, in Afghanistan could be occupied by the Taliban and armed with improvised explosive devices. He knew exactly what the wire sticking out of the ground meant and immediately turned around, but it was too late.
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Toyota Mirai Wins 2016 World Green Car

Toyota Mirai Wins 2016 World Green Car

March 24, 2016
NEW YORK (March 24, 2016) – Toyota Mirai was declared the 2016 World Green Car today at the New York International Auto Show.... more

2016 New York Auto Show - Toyota Prius Prime Reveal - Bill Fay

2016 New York Auto Show - Toyota Prius Prime Reveal - Bill Fay

March 23, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay reveals the 2017 Prius Prime, Toyota 86 and the 2017 Highlander at the 2016 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. ... more

Lexus and Toyota Will Make Automated Braking Standard on Nearly Every Model and Trim Level by End of 2017

Lexus and Toyota Will Make Automated Braking Standard on Nearly Every Model and Trim Level by End of 2017

March 21, 2016
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 21, 2016 – Advanced automatic safety technology that was once available on only the most expensive new vehicles is about to be included as standard equipment on almost every Lexus and Toyota model and trim level in the United States. Announced today at the New York Auto Show, Toyota will begin to include the Lexus Safety System +™ and Toyota Safety Sense™ packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017.
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Rock On! Toyota Rolls with Marathon Series for 2016

Rock On! Toyota Rolls with Marathon Series for 2016

March 20, 2016
DALLAS, March 20, 2016 – Toyota and CGI are taking to the track – and stage – again, but the real winners will be the 600,000 athletes that participate in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in 2016.
 
On the heels of last year’s wildly successful partnership, Toyota and Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the organizer of the series, have renewed their partnership for 2016. The result? Toyota is again the official vehicle of the marathon series and title sponsor of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series. The concert series, a highlight of the race experience, features headliner performances at finish line festivals across the United States.... more

RAV4 Ready to Take on 100 Acre Wood Rally

RAV4 Ready to Take on 100 Acre Wood Rally

March 18, 2016
Torrance, Calif., March 18, 2016 -- Fresh off the Sandblast Rally win in the NASA Rally Sport series less than two weeks ago, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE are preparing to take on 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Mo. this Friday and Saturday. A solid 60-plus field should present some good competition for the durable and capable RAV4.... more

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