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2014 Rainbow Push Coalition (43rd) Annual International Convention - Osamu Nagata

2014 Rainbow Push Coalition (43rd) Annual International Convention - Osamu Nagata

July 02, 2014
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.(TEMA) President and CEO Osamu Nagata speaks at the Rainbow Push Coalition 43rd Annual International Convention in Chicago on July 2, 2014.... more

June 2014 Sales Conference Notes

June 2014 Sales Conference Notes

July 01, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review June 2014 sales.  ... more

June 2014 Sales Chart

June 2014 Sales Chart

July 01, 2014

Toyota Division is No. 1 Retail Brand In First Half of 2014

Toyota Division is No. 1 Retail Brand In First Half of 2014

July 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total June 2014 sales results of 201,714 units, an increase of 11.9 percent from June 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 24 selling days in June 2014 versus 26 selling days in June 2013, sales increased 3.3 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues June 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues June 2014 Sales Preview

July 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total June 2014 sales results of 201,714 units, an increase of 11.9 percent from June 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 24 selling days in June 2014 versus 26 selling days in June 2013, sales increased 3.3 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Sales in the first half of 2014 indicate a steadily recovering industry, and we expect this pace to increase as we move into the second part of the year,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. "In June, Camry and Corolla posted double-digit gains as passenger cars showed renewed strength industry-wide.”
 
“While the industry has been posting healthy gains, Lexus has been able to more than double the average growth rate with a combination of fresh new products, improving availability and industry-leading customer satisfaction practices,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The new Lexus IS and GX models were two of the industry's strongest performing products during the first six months of 2014.”
 
For additional sales information, visit twitter.com/Toyota.  
                                    
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Grenoble Becomes a 'Smart City' in October; Launching 100% Electric Car-Sharing Program Connected to Public Transport

Grenoble Becomes a 'Smart City' in October; Launching 100% Electric Car-Sharing Program Connected to Public Transport

June 30, 2014
Grenoble, France, June 28, 2014 – You hear a lot about future mobility, smart cities, and other innovations designed to make cities and urban transport more pleasant and manageable in years to come. Concrete examples, however, are still few and far between. When the back-to-school season begins after this summer, this dream will become a reality in Grenoble and the outlying area, making the French Alps city a pioneer in future mobility.... more

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

June 27, 2014
ASPEN, Colo., June 27, 2014 – Driving helps make lives safer, greener and more convenient at Toyota’s “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit, open now at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Toyota is staging the North American debut of its “Car of the Future” at the annual conference. Unveiled earlier this week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.... more

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

June 26, 2014
San Diego, CA (June 26, 2014) – As many as 300 new higher education scholarships will be created for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen over the next five years as a result of an additional $1.35 million contribution from Toyota to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Toyota has supported the Scholarship Foundation since 2004, and today’s gift brings Toyota’s total investment in the Foundation to more than $3 million. ... more

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

June 26, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Lizette Salas doesn’t crack under pressure. The recipients of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) scholarships will soon be thankful for that.

That’s because every shot the rising LPGA star takes through the remainder of the 2014 season could generate more than $1 million for scholarships and related services provided by the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education.... more

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Will be Shown at 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Will be Shown at 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

June 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (June 25, 2014) – Toyota’s first commercial zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) is coming to the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. First unveiled in Japan on Wednesday afternoon, the vehicle will make its North American debut at the annual conference on Friday, June 27.... more

Toyota Reveals Exterior, Japan Price of Fuel Cell Sedan

Toyota Reveals Exterior, Japan Price of Fuel Cell Sedan

June 25, 2014
Toyota City, Japan, June 25, 2014—Toyota Motor Corporation has revealed the exterior design and Japan pricing of its hydrogen fuel cell sedan, first unveiled as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.
 
The car will launch in Japan before April 2015, and preparations are underway for launches in the U.S. and European markets in the summer of 2015.... more

NALEO Educational Fund Welcomes Toyota as Presenting Sponsor of the NALEO 31st  Annual Conference in San Diego

NALEO Educational Fund Welcomes Toyota as Presenting Sponsor of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

June 23, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will welcome Toyota as presenting sponsor of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego.  The nation’s largest gathering of Latino elected officials, the NALEO 31st Annual Conference runs from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28.  The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will also serve as the conference’s official vehicle. ... more

When Cars and Roads Communicate, Everybody Wins

When Cars and Roads Communicate, Everybody Wins

June 20, 2014
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (June 20, 2014) -- Hideki Hada has worked in the automotive industry since 1989. During that time, he has seen increased concern from the government and people when it comes to automotive safety. As these concerns have risen, Hideki’s have risen with them. That is why in 2004 he joined Toyota Technical Center (TTC) as a Senior Engineer for the creation of government –industry collaborative projects to develop new wireless technologies for advancing active safety systems. Ten years later, Hideki is the General Manager of the Integrated Vehicle Systems Department at TTC.... more

If Your Hybrid is Even More Efficient in the Future, Thank This Guy

If Your Hybrid is Even More Efficient in the Future, Thank This Guy

June 20, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 20, 2014) --  Eric Dede has always been interested in the future. Futuristic concepts such as space and astronautics have always consumed Eric’s attention. That’s how he ended up as a senior engineer for the University of Michigan’s Space Physics Research laboratory. It’s also why he is now a Manager of the Electronics Research Department (ERD) at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), where his main responsibilities are the development of elemental technologies for future hybrid vehicle power electronic systems. TTC, Toyota’s North American R&D center, is a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA).... more

Toyota Continues to Be a Leader in Automotive R&D Patents

Toyota Continues to Be a Leader in Automotive R&D Patents

June 20, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 20, 2014)  – The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 1,355 patents to Toyota’s innovative engineers and scientists in 2013.  The patents issued to Toyota companies further demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to ever better vehicles that achieve new environmental, innovation and safety technological advancements.... more

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

June 19, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (June 19, 2014) – In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.... more

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

June 18, 2014
Weather warms and bees buzz, a sure sign they’re getting down to business … pollinating the plant populace. And as the top population handling this serious undertaking, they’re getting a hand from Toyota.... more

Toyota Financial Services / Lexus Financial Services Support Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families through Enhanced Military Rebate Program

Toyota Financial Services / Lexus Financial Services Support Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families through Enhanced Military Rebate Program

June 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., June 18, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) / Lexus Financial Services (LFS), in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales and Lexus, announces the expansion of its longstanding Military Rebate Program; offering a $500 rebate* on all new Toyota and Scion vehicles, and a $750 rebate** on all new and Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles.  Established to thank our troops for their service and dedication to defending our country, and to help them afford the car or truck they want, the program has offered rebates for eligible military personnel and inactive reserves since April of 2007.  The program has now been expanded to include retirees and veterans within a year of their (honorable) discharge, and household members of eligible qualifying military personnel.... more

Future Connected Cars & Roads to Improve Safety, Fuel Efficiency and Quality of Life

Future Connected Cars & Roads to Improve Safety, Fuel Efficiency and Quality of Life

June 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2014 – Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication, once thought to be an idea in the distant future, is finally here. Almost. 

?As cars become more connected to each other and the world around them, a new set of benefits and challenges have emerged. ... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

June 17, 2014
Silver Spring, MD (June 17, 2014) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that four teens from Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA - Jenny Kim, Tyler Koski, Kevin Kim and Chase Masters – have been named the grand prize winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge.... more

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

June 16, 2014
NEW YORK and TORRANCE, Calif. (June 16, 2014) — Uncharted Play, a social invention company best known for the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that harnesses kinetic energy from play for practical, everyday use, has joined forces with Toyota, the world's top automaker, to introduce UP’s Think Out of Bounds curriculum, aimed at encouraging social invention across the globe. ... more

Toyota Renotifies Owners of Certain Previously Recalled Vehicles

Toyota Renotifies Owners of Certain Previously Recalled Vehicles

June 11, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., June 11, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will renotify owners of certain vehicles involved in an April 2013 safety recall for the front passenger airbag inflators installed in several models.  Toyota is modifying the remedy procedure.... more

Gone in Sixty Seconds: Americans Take Home a Camry Every Minute in May

Gone in Sixty Seconds: Americans Take Home a Camry Every Minute in May

June 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 9, 2014) – On average, Americans drove away in a new Camry every minute in the month of May. Nearly 50,000 owners placed their trust in Camry’s safety, reliability and long-term value.  ... more

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

June 06, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (June 6, 2014) – Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) today announced that community programs across the nation can submit initial applications for the prestigious Toyota Family Learning grants, which recognize innovation in engaging families in learning. ... more

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

June 04, 2014
Don’t get stuck in a “bear jam” is advice to live by for the 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone National Park. But if you do become entangled in traffic caused by an elusive yet exciting bear sighting, take the time to chat up the ranger perched nearby in a Toyota Prius.... more

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