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Toyota Motor Corporation Issues Statement on Impact of Kobe Steel Announcements

Toyota Motor Corporation Issues Statement on Impact of Kobe Steel Announcements

October 19, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation issued a statement and provided an update regarding its investigation into the impact of Kobe Steel’s recent announcements on improper conduct related to materials used in vehicle bodies, specifically for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The ongoing, initial phase of investigation has been focused on aluminum plates based on the information received from Kobe Steel on October 8, 2017. Toyota has confirmed that the affected aluminum plates were used in the construction of hoods, rear hatch, and front door hinge components of certain vehicles.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires

October 19, 2017
PLANO, Texas, October 19, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent California wildfires. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas and follows the company’s recent payment relief programs for customers affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria. ... more

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Named Mid-Size Pickup Truck of Texas for the Second Straight Year

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Named Mid-Size Pickup Truck of Texas for the Second Straight Year

October 19, 2017
DALLAS (Oct. 19, 2017) – For the second year in a row, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro conquered the competition and drove off the ranch with the title of Mid-Size Pickup Truck of Texas at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) Truck Rodeo.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2005 - 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2005 - 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna Vehicles

October 18, 2017
PLANO, Texas, October 18, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna vehicles in the U.S.    Approximately 310,000 vehicles are involved.... more

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

October 17, 2017
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 – VH1 Save The Music Foundation honored entertainment icon Queen Latifah as part of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala for her contributions to the world of music and commitment to providing low-income students with opportunities to pursue an education. A Newark native, Queen Latifah and the Foundation had recently announced a 5-year, $5 million project to rebuild music in 38 schools in the city. At the Gala, the Foundation also presented Steve Aoki with the Music Innovator Award for his impact on the music industry, his leadership as a philanthropist through the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, and role as an outspoken advocate for music education. Toyota, which served as an event sponsor, presented DJ Khaled with the #ToyotaGiving Award for his role as a champion for music programs in schools and involvement as national spokesperson for VH1 Save The Music sister organization GET SCHOOLED.... more

Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

October 17, 2017
Silver Spring, Md. (October 16, 2017) - Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous.  A short video that promotes safe driving habits might be all that it takes to become aware of dangerous driving situations. That is why Toyota and Discovery Education launched the 2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. ... more

Toyota Launches “Start Your Impossible” Global Corporate Initiative

Toyota Launches “Start Your Impossible” Global Corporate Initiative

October 16, 2017
ATHENS, Greece, October 16, 2017  - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched “Start Your Impossible” – a global corporate initiative that aims to inspire Toyota employees, partners, and customers and connect them with the company’s core beliefs. In an age of accelerating technological and environmental developments, “Start Your Impossible” marks Toyota’s commitment to support the creation of a more inclusive and sustainable society in which everyone can challenge their impossible.... more

Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

October 12, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 12, 2017) - If you see a big-rig driving around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that seems oddly quiet and quick, do not be alarmed!  It’s just the future.... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize 5th Class of ‘Everyday Heroes’ at 2017 The espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize 5th Class of ‘Everyday Heroes’ at 2017 The espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 04, 2017
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif (October 4, 2017) Last night at the eighth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the fifth class of Toyota “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. Grants in the amount of $10,000 are provided to the organizations honored.
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Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2010 HS 250h Vehicles

Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2010 HS 250h Vehicles

October 04, 2017
PLANO, Texas, October 4, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles in the U.S.  Approximately 18,000 vehicles are involved.... more

September 2017 and Third Quarter Sales Conference Call Notes

September 2017 and Third Quarter Sales Conference Call Notes

October 03, 2017
David Christ, Vice President, Sales Operations, Toyota Division and Andrew Gilleland, Vice President, Sales Operations, Lexus Division review Toyota and Lexus sales results for September, and the first nine months of 2017.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for September, First Nine Months of 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for September, First Nine Months of 2017

October 03, 2017
PLANO, Texas (October 3, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported September 2017 sales of 226,632 units. With one more selling day in September 2017 compared to September 2016, sales were up 14.9 percent on a volume basis, and up 10.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

September 2017 Sales Chart

September 2017 Sales Chart

October 03, 2017
Toyota Motor North America September 2017 Sales Chart... more

Mazda, Denso, and Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development Contract for Electric Vehicles

Mazda, Denso, and Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development Contract for Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, September 28, 2017—Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), Denso Corporation (Denso), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a contract today to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from the three companies to ensure the efficient implementation of the joint technological development projects.
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Toyota Research Institute Releases Video Showing First Demonstration of Guardian and Chauffeur Autonomous Vehicle Platform

Toyota Research Institute Releases Video Showing First Demonstration of Guardian and Chauffeur Autonomous Vehicle Platform

September 27, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has released a video showing the first demonstration of its Guardian and Chauffeur autonomous vehicle platform. ... more

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills Dedicate Mobile Fabrication Laboratories to bring STEM Learning to Schools in the Los Angeles Region

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills Dedicate Mobile Fabrication Laboratories to bring STEM Learning to Schools in the Los Angeles Region

September 27, 2017
CARSON, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017Four new mobile fabrication laboratories (fab labs) to help students build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills made their debut in Los Angeles County. California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) together with Toyota and the W.M. Keck Foundation came together to create the fab labs, which will become part of a global network of nearly 900 mobile labs that share common equipment and software. The unveiling and demonstration took place Wednesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. at CSUDH.
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Toyota Research Institute Demonstrates Progress in Advanced Technology Research

Toyota Research Institute Demonstrates Progress in Advanced Technology Research

September 27, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is demonstrating its progress in the development of automated driving technology and other project work to the investor community this week.... more

It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

September 26, 2017
PLANO, Texas (September 26, 2017) – Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a $373.8 million investment in five U.S. manufacturing plants that will support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant.  Each of the projects is scheduled to begin this year and all should be operational by 2020.... more

Dust Off Your Gloves – It’s National Public Lands Day

Dust Off Your Gloves – It’s National Public Lands Day

September 25, 2017
Nationwide – Sept. 25, 2017 – From national parks to urban trails, to local playgrounds and wildlife refuges, hundreds of thousands of volunteers will descend on public lands across the nation on Saturday, September 30 to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the country’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Volunteer sites and information about the day can be found at NEEFusa.org/NPLD.... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation featuring a Performance by Imagine Dragons

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation featuring a Performance by Imagine Dragons

September 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS (September 22, 2017) ­ – Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, joined by GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, presented three Las Vegas area schools with a $40,000 music education grant that will provide music instruments to enhance each school’s music programs and expand student participation.... more

Toyota Takes the LEED in Texas

Toyota Takes the LEED in Texas

September 22, 2017
Plano, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – Everything is bigger in Texas. Everything, that is, except Toyota’s environmental footprint. ... more

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

September 21, 2017
PRINCETON, Ind., Sept. 20, 2017 – When long-time team members Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998, they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they’d had a hand building it. Little did they know; their hands would be busy building 4,999,999 more vehicles over the next 20 years.
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A great read: Toyota Teacher of Year volunteers countless hours with vulnerable families through unique literacy programs

A great read: Toyota Teacher of Year volunteers countless hours with vulnerable families through unique literacy programs

September 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 18, 2017) — Mary Andrews isn’t sitting still in retirement. On the contrary, she’s building on her 40-year teaching career by expanding family literacy programs throughout the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, community to serve more vulnerable parents and children. Today, Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) surprised Andrews during a reading event with local families with the news that she is the 2017 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.... more

Shell in collaboration with Honda and Toyota to Bring Seven New Hydrogen Refueling Stations to California

Shell in collaboration with Honda and Toyota to Bring Seven New Hydrogen Refueling Stations to California

September 13, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sept. 13, 2017 -- On August 9, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) awarded a grant of $16,362,500 to Equilon Enterprises LLC a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company (collectively, “Shell”) for the introduction of seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California.... more

Toyota Recognized as a Top 10 Company Changing the World by Fortune Magazine

Toyota Recognized as a Top 10 Company Changing the World by Fortune Magazine

September 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas (September 7, 2017) – For the second time in three years, Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. Ranking Toyota at #8 of the top 50 companies, Fortune recognized Toyota for its hydrogen strategy to reduce carbon emissions and the mass market introduction of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai.
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