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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

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles for Windshield Wipers

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles for Windshield Wipers

September 17, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 421,000 Model Year 2009-2012 RAV4 and approximately 2,500 Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles. ... more

Mirai, el Nuevo Vehículo de Toyota con Pila de Combustible de Hidrógeno, Lleva el Futuro de la Movilidad a la Conferencia Excellence in Journalism 2015 en Orlando, Florida

Mirai, el Nuevo Vehículo de Toyota con Pila de Combustible de Hidrógeno, Lleva el Futuro de la Movilidad a la Conferencia Excellence in Journalism 2015 en Orlando, Florida

September 17, 2015
NUEVA YORK (17 de septiembre de 2015) — Después de un proceso de creación de casi 20 años, el tan esperado Mirai, un vehículo con pila de combustible de hidrógeno, será presentado durante la Conferencia Excellence in Journalism (EIJ15, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Orlando World Center Marriott, del 18 al 20 de septiembre en Orlando, Florida. Los principales profesionales del mundo periodístico televisivo, impreso y digital tendrán la oportunidad de experimentar el Mirai de primera mano. La conferencia cuenta con la participación de la Sociedad de Periodistas Profesionales (SPJ, por sus siglas en inglés), la Asociación para Noticias de Radio, Televisión y Medios Digitales (RTDNA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos (NAHJ, por sus siglas en inglés).... more

Toyota’s Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle Drives the Future of Mobility at the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference

Toyota’s Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle Drives the Future of Mobility at the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference

September 17, 2015
New York, Sept. 17, 2015 -- After a development process spanning more than 20 years, Toyota’s long-awaited hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, will be featured at the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ15) Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Sept. 18-20, in Orlando, Fla. Top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital will have the opportunity to experience the Mirai first hand. The conference is being convened jointly by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
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The Stork Has Nothing on Toyota Alabama: Team Members Welcome Arrival of 4 Millionth Engine

The Stork Has Nothing on Toyota Alabama: Team Members Welcome Arrival of 4 Millionth Engine

September 15, 2015
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 15, 2015) -- Like proud parents, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama team members happily welcomed the arrival of their 4 millionth engine yesterday.   ... more

Toyota Provides Annual National Dealer Meeting Highlights

Toyota Provides Annual National Dealer Meeting Highlights

September 10, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (September 10, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., held its annual Toyota division national dealer meeting yesterday. The meeting, which was themed, “Ever Better”, was attended by representatives from over 1,200 of Toyota’s U.S. dealerships. Topics ranged from new vehicles, to additional investments in North America, to the evolution of the retail buying process. Speaking at the meeting were executives from Toyota, including President Akio Toyoda.... more

Buckle Up for Life Dispels Top Five Myths about Car Seats - Just in Time for Child Passenger Safety Week

Buckle Up for Life Dispels Top Five Myths about Car Seats - Just in Time for Child Passenger Safety Week

September 10, 2015
NEW YORK (Sept. 10, 2015) –  It’s no secret that driving with small children can be full of challenges – from battles over whose turn it is to pick the music to making sure you’re fully stocked with snacks and supplies. But one thing that should not be a puzzle is how to keep them safe. That’s why Buckle Up for Life, the national education program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s, is sharing the top five myths and facts on car seats, just in time for Child Passenger Safety Week (September 13-19).... more

Public and Private Sectors Work Together to Test Renewable CO2-free Hydrogen Supply Chain

Public and Private Sectors Work Together to Test Renewable CO2-free Hydrogen Supply Chain

September 08, 2015
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, nearly 25 gigatons of CO2 -- over half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions -- come from the use of fossil fuels in electricity and heat generation, industry, and transportation*. Realizing the importance of taking on this challenge by establishing carbon-neutral supply chains across different sectors (from power generation to vehicle fueling) as soon as possible, major corporate and public sector partners in Japan have decided to work together.
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Toyota Establishes Collaborative Research Centers with MIT and Stanford to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

Toyota Establishes Collaborative Research Centers with MIT and Stanford to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

September 04, 2015
Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 4, 2015 -- The research and development of intelligent vehicle and mobility technologies will get a major boost in an ambitious new collaboration between Toyota, Stanford and MIT.  At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next 5 years to establish joint research centers at each university.  Additionally Dr. Gill Pratt, former Program Manager at DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and leader of its recent Robotics Challenge, has joined Toyota to direct and accelerate these research activities and their application to intelligent vehicles and robotics.... more

Manufacturing Opportunities for Success: Toyota USA Foundation Announces $5.8 Million in Education Grants to Support the Future of America’s Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing Opportunities for Success: Toyota USA Foundation Announces $5.8 Million in Education Grants to Support the Future of America’s Manufacturing Industry

September 02, 2015
NEW YORK (September 2, 2015) – The Toyota USA Foundation, which supports the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will provide $5.8 million in grants to create and strengthen pathways to manufacturing careers for high school and adult students, with a strong focus on women and diverse communities.... more

August 2015 Sales Chart

August 2015 Sales Chart

September 01, 2015

Toyota Reports August Sales of 224,381 Units

Toyota Reports August Sales of 224,381 Units

September 01, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August 2015 sales of 224,381 units, a decrease of 8.8 percent from August 2014 on a volume basis.  With one less selling day in August 2015 than in August 2014, sales were down 5.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

With 8 Million Units Sold, Toyota Proves Hybrids Have Staying Power

With 8 Million Units Sold, Toyota Proves Hybrids Have Staying Power

August 21, 2015
Toyota City, Japan (August 21, 2015) — Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada likes to tell the story of how his team couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had no idea what was wrong, so we worked late every night trying to figure it out. We finally got it to move around Christmas time, but it only went 500 meters!”... more

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

August 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 20, 2015) –  Don’t pour out that lemonade. Toyota and comedian Nikki Glaser have taken a humorous look at a potential fuel source – discarded lemonade from kids' lemonade stands. And the lemonade stand business is tough out there.... more

Toyota Plows Ahead with New Production Engineering Building in Georgetown

Toyota Plows Ahead with New Production Engineering Building in Georgetown

August 18, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (August 18, 2015) – Sometimes a shovel just doesn’t cut it.

To break ground on its new production engineering campus in Georgetown today, Toyota called in a pro.  A 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, that is.... more

The General (Manager)

The General (Manager)

August 12, 2015
Over a 33-year career, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay has seen and done just about everything. But what lessons has he learned about life, professionalism and people?
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Experience Summer Music Festivals through the Eyes of an Artist

Experience Summer Music Festivals through the Eyes of an Artist

August 06, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Mexican-American singer-songwriter Becky G and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and musician Raquel Sofia are taking you for a ride at two of the summer’s biggest music festivals – Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces First Quarter FY 2016 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces First Quarter FY 2016 Financial Results

August 04, 2015
Toyota’s global net income increased 10 percent for the 2016 fiscal year first quarter that ended June 30, 2015.... more

July 2015 Sales Chart

July 2015 Sales Chart

August 03, 2015

Toyota Reports More Than 200,000 in Sales for Fifth Consecutive Month

Toyota Reports More Than 200,000 in Sales for Fifth Consecutive Month

August 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2015 sales of 217,181 units, an increase of 0.6 percent from July 2014 on a volume basis.  With the same amount of selling days in July 2015 as in July 2014, sales were up 0.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Presents More than $100,000 to Special Olympics World Games During Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg Torch Ceremony

Toyota Presents More than $100,000 to Special Olympics World Games During Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg Torch Ceremony

July 18, 2015
VALENCIA, CALIF., (JULY 17, 2015) – The Los Angeles Region of Toyota Motor Sales today presented a check for $110,200 to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) during a Torch Ceremony celebration of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg for the World Games. To showcase Toyota’s support both locally and nationally, Valencia Mayor Marsha McLean joined Toyota Motor Sales Los Angeles Region General Manager Alec Hagey and LETR Final Leg Team Leader Chief Jeff Spaulding for the ceremony at Westfield Valencia Town Center.... more

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

July 16, 2015
SCOTTSVILLE, KY (July 16, 2015) – Scottsville, Ky., may not sound like a magical vacation spot, but for the Collins family from Marietta, Ga., it is.

The Collins’ know when they roll through the gates of The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) the stresses of everyday life are on hold. This is their time, their place to enjoy the fun that families without medically fragile children do…free of charge.... more

Helping Others Make an Even Greater Impact

Helping Others Make an Even Greater Impact

July 16, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Ruby Azurdia-Lee was already making a difference in her community, working with Latino families and connecting them to the resources they need, including health, employment and education services. Now, with the help of Toyota, she is taking it one step further.... more

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

July 16, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, July 16, 2015 -- The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 22% of the world's population will be over 60 years old1. The Japanese government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40% of Japan's population will be aged 65 or over2, requiring an ever-increasing number of long-term-care workers. This "graying" of society will affect many countries over the coming decades.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2015
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Professor David Go, University of Notre Dame.
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