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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

2016 Automotive News World Congress - Jim Lentz

2016 Automotive News World Congress - Jim Lentz

January 12, 2016
Toyota North American CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. 
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2016 NAIAS - Toyota/Kymeta Collaboration - Shigeki Tomoyama, Dr. Nathan Kundtz

2016 NAIAS - Toyota/Kymeta Collaboration - Shigeki Tomoyama, Dr. Nathan Kundtz

January 12, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation Senior Managing Officer Shigeki Tomoyama and Kymeta Corporation Founder/CEO Dr. Nathan Kundtz discuss research and collaboration efforts related to vehicle-based satellite communications during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016.... more

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

January 12, 2016
Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016 -- At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta, a U.S.-based company that is the world’s leader in flat-panel antenna technology.
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Global Debut of All-New Lexus LC 500 at the 2016 NAIAS Signals Dawn of a New Era for Lexus

Global Debut of All-New Lexus LC 500 at the 2016 NAIAS Signals Dawn of a New Era for Lexus

January 11, 2016
DETROIT (Jan. 11, 2016) — When the Lexus LF-LC Concept debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the press, loyal customers, and enthusiasts wondered if the concept’s arresting styling and dramatic proportions could ever evolve into a production 2+2 coupe. Today, four years after the debut of the breakthrough concept that inspired it, Lexus has revealed the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe. This provocative, athletic flagship coupe makes the strongest statement yet about Lexus’ future product direction.... more

Toyota Turns Detroit Auto Show Focus to Detroit’s Eastside by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Residents and Homeless Women and Children

Toyota Turns Detroit Auto Show Focus to Detroit’s Eastside by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Residents and Homeless Women and Children

January 11, 2016
Detroit -- As temperatures fluctuate this winter in Michigan, one thing for sure is snowy, icy and even cold rainy days are here through March and warm winter boots and socks are still  a “must have” in Michigan.  To protect families from the cold, on Saturday, January 9, 2016, Toyota Motor North America through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project and the North American International Auto Show activities, for the fifth year, stepped in to help area low-income and homeless families by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to more than 200 participants of The Salvation Army Conner Creek Corps Community Center located on Detroit’s Eastside and The Salvation Army Booth Services of Detroit, a homeless shelter for primarily women and single mothers and their children.... more

More Than Two Million Toyotas Built in North America in 2015 for the First Time

More Than Two Million Toyotas Built in North America in 2015 for the First Time

January 08, 2016
ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2016) – 2015 marked record production for Toyota with 2,035,028 vehicles and 1,933,702 engines produced in North America. Key drivers for increased production include low fuel prices, a healthier economy and strong customer demand for Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma.... more

Toyota Supports Critical Red Cross Assistance as Natural Disasters Push Thousands from Their Homes

Toyota Supports Critical Red Cross Assistance as Natural Disasters Push Thousands from Their Homes

January 07, 2016
Plano, Texas, Jan. 7, 2016 -- As communities across the South and the Great Plains face a barrage of natural disasters, Toyota is supporting the American Red Cross’s critical relief efforts in affected regions, such as North Texas and the Dallas area, including Plano, which is the site of the company’s new North American headquarters. Toyota’s support is also advancing relief efforts in other hard-hit regions where it operates, such as Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. As a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program since 2014, Toyota has been making annual contributions of $250,000 so that the nonprofit organization is poised to provide immediate assistance to those affected by disasters, including food, shelter and emotional support, as well as help during the recovery process.... more

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

January 06, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2016 -- Attendees at the International Consumer Electronics Show are getting a first-hand look at the future of mobility, and it is cleaner, safer and more convenient. Toyota is showcasing a host of automated, connected and zero-emission technologies at CES 2016, giving conference-goers a window into a world where vehicles can not only take care of themselves; they also take care of you.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 05, 2016
Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks a during a press conference at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 05, 2016
Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.... more

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

January 05, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016 -- The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced the hiring of its technical leadership team, bringing together an all-star group of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. TRI CEO Gill Pratt introduced the technical team and initial TRI research programs in a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to the technical team, TRI work will be guided by an Advisory Board of corporate, scientific and public policy leaders from around the world.... more

December 2015 Sales Conference Notes

December 2015 Sales Conference Notes

January 05, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Division Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review Toyota, Scion and Lexus year-end sales results for 2015.... more

December 2015 Sales Chart

December 2015 Sales Chart

January 05, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales Results Up 10.8 Percent in December; 5.3 Percent for 2015

Toyota Motor Sales Results Up 10.8 Percent in December; 5.3 Percent for 2015

January 05, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2015 sales of 238,350, an increase of 10.8 percent from December 2014 on a volume basis. With two additional selling days in December of 2015, sales were up 2.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Issues December 2015 Sales Preview

Toyota Issues December 2015 Sales Preview

January 05, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2015 sales of 238,350, an increase of 10.8 percent from December 2014 on a volume basis. With two additional selling days in December of 2015, sales were up 2.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

January 04, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into an agreement with Ford and Livio to establish an industry development and operation framework to deploy Livio’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL). Other automakers and app developers are welcome to join this collaboration. Toyota will also commercialize a telematics system using SDL.... more

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

January 04, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 -- Toyota announced its next-generation connected vehicle framework at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, accelerating its initiatives to provide its customers with greater convenience and increased data security. The framework builds on advances in automobile, IT, and communications systems to enhance Toyota vehicles with connected technologies.... more

Across the Nation, Toyota Gives Back

Across the Nation, Toyota Gives Back

December 24, 2015
Seventy-five Toyota Tundras haul 250,000 pounds of food – funded by donations from dozens of local dealers and their business partners – to Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Philadelphia region.... more

The Big Leagues...

The Big Leagues...

December 23, 2015
What do baseball and business have in common?  Quite a bit, it turns out.  Watch Toyota President Akio Toyoda and Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki swap views on everything from the meaning of growth to facing tough situations head on.... more

Toyota to Display New Map Generation System at CES 2016

Toyota to Display New Map Generation System at CES 2016

December 22, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, Dec. 22, 2015 -- To aid the safe implementation of automated driving, Toyota is developing a high-precision map generation system that will use data from on-board cameras and GPS devices installed in production vehicles. The new system will go on display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 in Las Vegas, which will run from January 6 through 9.... more

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