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Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report

Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report

October 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. Oct. 9, 2014 – Playful campaigns, commitment to women leaders and its zero-emission “Car of the Future” Fuel Cell Vehicle are just a few of the reasons Interbrand ranked Toyota the 8th most valuable global brand in its annual report.  Up from No. 10 in 2013, Toyota’s brand value increased by 20 percent to $42.4 billion, the highest Toyota has achieved. Toyota again ranked as the most valuable automotive brand.... more

How the West Was Won: Toyota Offers Chance to Be a Fuel Cell Pioneer

How the West Was Won: Toyota Offers Chance to Be a Fuel Cell Pioneer

October 08, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 – It’s hard to be a trendsetter in places like Los Angeles or San Francisco, but one lucky Californian will blaze that trail when they park a new Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) in their garage.... more

Toyota Volunteers Lend 200 Hands for Public Lands Day

Toyota Volunteers Lend 200 Hands for Public Lands Day

October 07, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2014) – On Sunday, tree planting and painting were among a long list of completed projects following Toyota’s annual volunteer day at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salato Wildlife Education Center. In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), over 100 people pitched in to complete an estimated one year’s worth of work in about four hours.   ... more

Toyota Partners with Huntsville City to Revitalize John Hunt Park

Toyota Partners with Huntsville City to Revitalize John Hunt Park

October 02, 2014
Huntsville, Ala. (Oct. 2, 2014) – On Saturday Sept. 27, 2014, more than 100 Toyota Alabama volunteers headed to John Hunt Park in support of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).  The participants were part of a coast-to-coast effort of more than 175,000 who came together in all 50 states to donate their time and effort to improving public lands.... more

CHCI Goes Green with Toyota During Hispanic Heritage Month

CHCI Goes Green with Toyota During Hispanic Heritage Month

October 02, 2014
Washington D.C. (Oct. 2, 2014) – The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will serve as the official vehicle of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) as it welcomes Toyota once again as a sponsor. Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, CHCI’s Public Policy Conference is themed “Building Our Future, Together” to reflect the growing strength of the Latino community and its impact on the success of America, including the environment. With the goal of raising awareness of the importance of reducing carbon emissions, Toyota is presenting a Highlander Hybrid to CHCI President and CEO Esther Aguilera for the organization to use to carry out its mission.... more

September 2014 Sales Conference Notes

September 2014 Sales Conference Notes

October 01, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development Steve Hearne review September 2014 sales.  ... more

Toyota Division is Top Retail Brand for Ninth Straight Month

Toyota Division is Top Retail Brand for Ninth Straight Month

October 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total September 2014 sales results of 167,279 units, an increase of 1.7 percent over September 2013 on a raw-volume basis unadjusted for 24 selling days this period versus 23 last year.... more

September 2014 Sales Chart

September 2014 Sales Chart

October 01, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Issues September 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues September 2014 Sales Preview

October 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total September 2014 sales results of 167,279 units, a decrease of 2.5 percent from September 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 24 selling days in September 2014 versus 23 selling days in September 2013, sales increased 1.7 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Auto sales remained strong in September and rounded out an excellent third quarter, the best for the industry since 2006,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “SUVs and crossovers continue to be the industry’s hot spots, and RAV4 and 4Runner both saw double-digits gains.”
 
For additional sales information, visit twitter.com/Toyota.  
                                    
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Paving the Way: Toyota’s First Hispanic Woman Direct Tier I Supplier Calls Opportunity Exchange 'Key to Growth'

Paving the Way: Toyota’s First Hispanic Woman Direct Tier I Supplier Calls Opportunity Exchange 'Key to Growth'

September 30, 2014
This story is about the road taken.  Rosa Santana is the first Hispanic woman to own a business serving as a direct Tier I supplier to Toyota. And her path was paved by the automaker’s Opportunity Exchange – an annual two-day event that provides minority-owned businesses the chance to network with direct suppliers.... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Rear Leaf Springs

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Rear Leaf Springs

September 29, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 690,000  Model Year 2005-2011 Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks.... more

Gulf States Toyota Unveils the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition

Gulf States Toyota Unveils the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition

September 25, 2014
HOUSTON (Sept. 25, 2014) – Gulf States Toyota introduced the new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition today at the 2014 State Fair of Texas. This marks the first retail vehicle collaboration between Toyota and Bass Pro Shops, the nation's premier outdoor retailer.

With the capability to handle a tough trail or provide a comfortable ride, the new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition is equipped for all your outdoor adventures. The vehicle, available exclusively in Silver, features a 4x4 CrewMax SR5 configuration, which offers extra space for outdoor gear while providing first-class comfort for family and friends. It offers the same power and capability the Tundra is famous for with a rugged drive train powered by a 381 horsepower 5.7L i-Force V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. It also includes a tow package that allows drivers to confidently take a boat, ATV or UTV along on the journey. With top braking technology and Toyota’s Star Safety System, the Tundra is built with safety in mind.... more

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

September 25, 2014
DETROIT (Sept. 25, 2014) – American cities are dramatically changing and face many challenges. How can they address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology?
 
Next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota is co-founder of the event and has been the presenting sponsor since its inception in 2007.
 
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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Third Diversity & Inclusion Bond; Promotes Diversity on Wall Street

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Third Diversity & Inclusion Bond; Promotes Diversity on Wall Street

September 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 23, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Diversity & Inclusion Bond in the amount of $350 million. Enabling diversity firms to strengthen their experience working on high profile deals, this Diversity & Inclusion Bond not only serves as an integral component of Toyota’s comprehensive funding program, but also enhances Toyota’s platform for diversity by placing a spotlight on high-quality Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) certified firms.... more

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

September 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Robotics competitions in Detroit that inspire students from low-income families to explore engineering. An outdoor learning lab on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that encourages Lakota students to pursue degrees in the environmental sciences.  Mobile workshops across New York state that engage young people from diverse backgrounds in STEM careers.  These are just some of the innovative education programs that the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation will support with its 2014 grants, which total more than $5 million.  ... more

New Toyota  C-HR Concept

New Toyota C-HR Concept

September 22, 2014
Brussels, Belgium (Sept. 22, 2014) -  The TOYOTA C-HR Concept introduces an expressive new, diamond architecture styling theme to the segment. Below a compact, sensual cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to represent the facetted surfaces of a highly-durable, precision-cut gemstone.... more

Toyota Announces Return of Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Announces Return of Dream Car Art Contest

September 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 22, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announces the U.S. launch of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in the automotive industry. Across the nation, youth, ages 4-15, are invited to create and submit a drawing of their idea of a “Dream Car” during September 22 through December 13, 2014. Full contest details, along with official entry forms, are available online at http://www.TFSintheCommunity.com.... more

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

September 22, 2014
Blue Springs, Miss. (Sept. 22, 2014) – What can 1700 hands and 850 hearts accomplish on a Saturday? In Mississippi, they can create a brand new community park and revitalize two other popular local public green spaces in the span of just a few hours. ... more

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

September 22, 2014
Princeton, Ind. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Enhancements to the Bicentennial Park, landscaping a pocket park in Downtown Princeton and upgrades at Lafayette Park will all be made possible by Toyota Indiana’s $27,000 donation to the City of Princeton. The donation will commemorate Princeton’s Bicentennial celebration.... more

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

September 19, 2014
SEATTLE (Sept. 19, 2014) – Toyota was honored on Sept. 18 as the recipient of UW Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the company’s commitment to supporting Harborview Medical Center, one of UW Medicine’s world-class teaching hospitals. Over the past eight years, Toyota has donated $875,000 to UW Medicine to assist Harborview in their mission to provide a superior level of care to their patients.... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Lexus RX Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Lexus RX Vehicles

September 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., September 18, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 20,000 Model Year 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Model Year 2015 Lexus RX vehicles equipped with the 2GR-FE engine.... more

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

September 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Parks (and other public lands) do their part. They provide a safe place for native flora and fauna. They help keep air and water clean. They provide a laboratory for environmental learning.  So the time has come: ask not what your park can do for you but what you can do for your park.
 
The answer? Participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.... more

Toyota Names Scott C. Vazin as Vice President, Corporate and Regional Communications

Toyota Names Scott C. Vazin as Vice President, Corporate and Regional Communications

September 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) --  Toyota’s North American reinvention got another boost today as the company announced the appointment of Scott C. Vazin as vice president of corporate and regional communications, effective Sept. 22, 2014.
 
“I’m delighted that Scott Vazin will join Toyota, bringing along his creative talents and competitive portfolio of skills,” said Julie Hamp, group vice president and chief communications officer for Toyota North America.  “In Scott, we’re getting a proven performer with broad experience in corporate, product, financial, employee and regional communications, as well as marketing and brand development on a global basis.”... more

Toyota FT-1 'Vision GT' Car Available for Download in Gran Turismo® 6

Toyota FT-1 'Vision GT' Car Available for Download in Gran Turismo® 6

September 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Rev up those virtual engines. Toyota’s stunning FT-1 sports car concept takes the track again inside Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), the latest iteration of the best-selling racing franchise exclusively on PlayStation®3. A high-powered version of the Toyota FT-1, called “Vision GT,” is available now for download.... more

The Plano Plan: Toyota to Work with JLL to Oversee Development of New Headquarters

The Plano Plan: Toyota to Work with JLL to Oversee Development of New Headquarters

September 16, 2014
DALLAS (Sept. 16, 2014) – First they helped the world’s largest automaker find the place; now they’ll help with the space.... more

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