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Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2017 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2017 Sales

February 01, 2017
Plano, Texas (February 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), Inc., today reported its U.S. January 2017 sales of 143,048 vehicles, a decrease of 11.3 percent from January 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in January 2017 compared to January 2016, sales were down 11.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

January 24, 2017
Plano, Texas, January 24, 2017 — To help address mobility challenges in North Texas, Toyota announced a $1 million impact grant in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, available for local non-profits, academic institutions and social entrepreneurs.  The grant, a joint program between Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services, requires collaboration among up to five organizations.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Tundra Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Tundra Vehicles

January 24, 2017
PLANO, Texas, January 24, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 73,000 Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles in the U.S.... more

Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs

Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs

January 24, 2017
Princeton, Ind. (Jan. 24, 2017) -- Toyota Indiana knows how to ring in the New Year!  The company will add 400 jobs at the plant in Princeton, investing $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV and modernize the entire plant.  The investment will be used for retooling, new equipment and advanced technologies to make the plant more competitive.  The project is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and will add 40,000 Highlanders annually.
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Toyota Production in North America Exceeds 2 Million Again in 2016

Toyota Production in North America Exceeds 2 Million Again in 2016

January 19, 2017
Erlanger, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2017) – In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4 percent over the previous year total of 2,035,028 vehicles.... more

Good Housekeeping Names Toyota Prius Two Eco ‘Best New Hybrid’

Good Housekeeping Names Toyota Prius Two Eco ‘Best New Hybrid’

January 18, 2017
NEW YORK (January 18, 2017) – Good Housekeeping this week announced the winners of its Best New Car Awards for 2017, and selected the 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco as the Best New Hybrid. The Awards appear in the February issue, on newsstands January 17.
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New 'Hydrogen Council' Launches in Davos

New 'Hydrogen Council' Launches in Davos

January 17, 2017
Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.... more

Statement on Toyota Meeting with VP-elect Pence

Statement on Toyota Meeting with VP-elect Pence

January 13, 2017
We can confirm Toyota executives met with Vice President-elect Pence on January 10.  In order to correct some of the erroneous press reports about this meeting, we would like to emphasize that Toyota did not discuss our operations in Mexico with Vice President- elect Pence. 
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Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., January 13, 2017 -- 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.... more

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

January 13, 2017
PLANO, Texas, January 12, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. ... more

2017 NAIAS - Toyota Entune 3.0

2017 NAIAS - Toyota Entune 3.0

January 10, 2017
Toyota Connected Executive Vice President of Business Planning & Strategy Sandy Lobenstein talks about Toyota's third-generation Entune telematics platform at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Jan. 10, 2017.

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IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Comes Standard on the 2017 Toyota Highlander

IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Comes Standard on the 2017 Toyota Highlander

January 10, 2017
Plano, Texas, Jan. 10, 2017 – Toyota maintains its lead with the most Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + (TSP+) awards of all manufacturers. The Toyota Highlander is the 10th 2017 TSP+ award for Toyota/Lexus.  With the three 2017 TSP awards (Avalon, Lexus CT and Yaris iA), Toyota has a combined total of 13 awards.... more

Toyota in the U.S.

Toyota in the U.S.

January 05, 2017
Toyota has been part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for nearly 60 years. Production volume or employment in the U.S. will not decrease as a result of our new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico announced in April 2015.  With more than $21.9 billion direct investment in the U.S., 10 manufacturing facilities, 1,500 dealerships and 136,000 (direct and indirect) employees, Toyota looks forward to collaborating with the Trump Administration to serve in the best interests of consumers and the automotive industry.... more

Toyota Shows the Future of Driver-Vehicle Interaction at the Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota Shows the Future of Driver-Vehicle Interaction at the Consumer Electronics Show

January 05, 2017
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2017 – A cloud-connected telematics system that brings the internet into your car. Smartphone integration that makes it easy for developers to create apps for your vehicle. And an artificial intelligence-powered concept vehicle that grows with you to build an immersive, friendly relationship. Connected, intelligent technologies are radically re-shaping the way we interact with our cars, and Toyota’s brought them to the floor of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.... more

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 04, 2017
Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations, Bob Carter speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017.... more

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 04, 2017
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017.... more

Toyota Concept-i Makes the Future of Mobility Human

Toyota Concept-i Makes the Future of Mobility Human

January 04, 2017
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Imagine if the vehicles of the future were friendly, and focused on you. That’s the vision behind Toyota’s Concept-i. Announced today at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking concept vehicle demonstrates Toyota’s view that vehicles of the future should start with the people who use them.  ... more

December 2016 Sales Conference Notes

December 2016 Sales Conference Notes

January 04, 2017
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Division Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken discuss December 2016 and Year-end sales on January 4, 2017.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports December 2016 and Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor Sales Reports December 2016 and Year-End Sales

January 04, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (January 4, 2017) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2016 sales of 243,229 vehicles, an increase of 2.0 percent from December 2015 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in December 2016 compared to December 2015, sales were up 5.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

December 2016 Sales Chart

December 2016 Sales Chart

January 04, 2017

Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to Accelerate Industry-Driven Standard for In-Vehicle Apps

Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to Accelerate Industry-Driven Standard for In-Vehicle Apps

January 04, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit organization working to manage an open source software platform with the goal of giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.
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Toyota Announces the Accident Reduction Effects of Intelligent Clearance Sonar, a Safety Support Technology for Parking

Toyota Announces the Accident Reduction Effects of Intelligent Clearance Sonar, a Safety Support Technology for Parking

December 26, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, December 26, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation conducted a survey of accidents occurring in parking lots involving three models (the Alphard, the Vellfire, and the Prius) which have been equipped with the Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) system. The survey was conducted during the 18-month period from January 2015 to June 2016 on the ICS?a system which helps to prevent or mitigate collision damage in parking spaces. According to the survey of data concerning approximately 2,500 accidents from insurance companies that cover the policies for about 60,000 of these above mentioned vehicles, pedal misapplication accidents fell by approximately 70%, and accidents related to reversing have been reduced by approximately 40%.... more

Toyota Announces Executive Changes in North America

Toyota Announces Executive Changes in North America

December 22, 2016
PLANO, Texas, December 22, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA), announced executive changes across its operations, effective as of January 3, 2017.... more

A Serving of Manufacturing Know-How Helps Those in Need

A Serving of Manufacturing Know-How Helps Those in Need

December 21, 2016
Buffalo, W.Va. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Feed more people in need more efficiently.
 
That was the goal for team members from Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV), who recently shared manufacturing and process best practices with the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, W.Va. And thanks to the collaborative effort, the food bank is now set to operate more efficiently.
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Toyota Recalls Certain Model 86 Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model 86 Vehicles

December 19, 2016
PLANO, Texas, December 19, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2017 Toyota 86 vehicles in the U.S.  Ninety-four vehicles are involved.
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