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Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

April 10, 2014
How do you turn manufacturing sludge into a sustainable building material? Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) offers a “concrete” example.... more

Toyota U.S. Operations 2014 Brochure

Toyota U.S. Operations 2014 Brochure

April 10, 2014

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

April 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) -- Millions of people who visit Washington each year go to see its famous monuments or view the historic records, which chronicle significant events in the nation’s history.  Toyota is helping preserve a portion of that history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 9, 2014) – It’s not easy to earn consumers’ trust.  That’s why Lexus is honored to be named Most Trusted Luxury Brand for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.... more

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 1.3 million vehicles, including certain Model Year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles.  ... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 472,500 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles (approximately 158,000); certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles (approximately 250,500); and certain Model Year 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles (approximately 64,000).    ... more

Training Days

Training Days

April 08, 2014
Carmelita Jeter had a fundamental problem: She didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.

That knowledge could come in handy when you’re practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race.... more

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

April 05, 2014
NEW YORK (April 5, 2014) – Creativity, courage and determination in fostering social good reigns supreme among those gathered at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, and the Toyota Mothers of Invention are no exception. This year, the Toyota Mothers of Invention transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by collectively making clean water, healthy food and solar-powered light more accessible to those in need. ... more

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

April 02, 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 02, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales USA and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced today the 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.  The online contest gives America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a new Toyota Sienna with VMI’s Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system.  The online contest will run Wed., April 2 to Sun., Nov. 9, 2014, and is open to all disabled U.S. veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Sun., Nov. 9 and announced on Veterans Day Tues., Nov. 11, 2014.  The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.... more

March 2014 Sales Conference Notes

March 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

March 2014 Sales Chart

March 2014 Sales Chart

April 01, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Solid March sales pushed first-quarter industry results ahead of last year’s pace despite one of the harshest winters on record,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year late in the month, and we’re optimistic that momentum will spring us in into April.”
 
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Mayors Challenge Their Residents in Water Conservation Movement

Mayors Challenge Their Residents in Water Conservation Movement

April 01, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) -- With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year – including the most severe drought California has faced in decades – water conservation has evolved into a national imperative.  That is just one reason the Wyland Foundation and Toyota launched the third annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation today.... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.... more

New Era for Toyota Racing with TS040 Hybrid

New Era for Toyota Racing with TS040 Hybrid

March 27, 2014
Paul Ricard, France -  TOYOTA Racing has today revealed the TS040 HYBRID car and revised driver line-up which will take it into the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship - and into a new era of hybrid motorsport.... more

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program’s public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments will help veterans and at-risk youth find confidence and friendship through music education and performances, thanks to The Rock Club and Rock for Vets.... more

Toyota Financial Services Reaffirms Its On-Going Commitment to Addressing Nationwide High School Dropout Rates with a $500,000 Donation to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs

Toyota Financial Services Reaffirms Its On-Going Commitment to Addressing Nationwide High School Dropout Rates with a $500,000 Donation to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs

March 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 25, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) pledges $500,000 to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs as part of its on-going commitment to addressing the national high school dropout rate. Boys & Girls Clubs encourage high school graduation and college readiness by helping youth develop the academic, behavioral and social skills needed to be successful. According to a recent survey conducted at local Clubs, 97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school, and 28% of Club Alumni said they would have dropped out without the Club’s influence.... more

2014 Toyota Financial Services - 35 Boys & Girls Clubs to Benefit from Donation

March 25, 2014

Increased Showroom Activity Points to Strong March Sales for Toyota

Increased Showroom Activity Points to Strong March Sales for Toyota

March 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 25, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc. recorded its best non-holiday sales weekend of the year with sales of nearly 20,000 units.  This is a 12 percent volume increase when compared to the same weekend last year (March 22-23, 2013).  Additionally, this weekend outsold the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in January.... more

Landfill Gas to Build Cars and a Greener Community

Landfill Gas to Build Cars and a Greener Community

March 24, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (MARCH, 24 2014) – Can a car company be a vehicle for change? Toyota thinks so. The Kentucky plant that manufactures some of the greenest cars on the road, including two hybrid models, will soon be powered in part by green electricity. ... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Auto Industry’s First-Ever Asset-Backed Green Bond

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Auto Industry’s First-Ever Asset-Backed Green Bond

March 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 24, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.75 billion. The offering was upsized from $1.25 billion to accommodate demand as institutional investors demonstrated strong interest in this inaugural clean transportation investment opportunity. The Green Bond is the newest component of TFS’ broad-ranging funding program and serves to enhance Toyota’s already extensive green commitment.... more

Consumers to Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

Consumers to Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

March 20, 2014
Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2014 --Toyota Motor Corporation announces the start of consumer trials of the “i-Road” personal mobility vehicle in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials, which aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas, will run from March 24 through early June.... more

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2014 – Today, Toyota announced that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment.  As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.... more

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – Kentucky’s place in the history books is often held by men: Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Henry Clay and Muhammad Ali, to name a few.  A new partnership between Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. and the Kentucky Commission on Women will take aim at this oversight and tell the stories of women who have made great contributions to society and whose impacts continue to affect us today.... more

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