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2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

September 08, 2014
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter talks about safety technology and announces the winner of a 2015 Camry at the 2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo in San Diego, Sept. 6, 2014.... more

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

September 04, 2014
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2014) – Today Toyota joins renowned innovators, experts and influencers for AARP’s first-ever Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center on Sept.  4-6, 2014.  This new event format provides a platform for 10,000 50-plus Americans to discuss focused program themes, including Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation, Money & Work and Lifestyle & Travel.  ... more

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Ken Koibuchi

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Ken Koibuchi

September 04, 2014
Toyota Motor Corporation General Manager of Intelligent Vehicle Development Ken Koibuchi speaks at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014.... more

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Seigo Kuzumaki

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Seigo Kuzumaki

September 04, 2014
Toyota Motor Corporation Chief Safety Technology Officer Secretary Seigo Kuzumaki speaks at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014.... more

Toyota Brings Advanced Automated Vehicle Technology to U.S. Roads

Toyota Brings Advanced Automated Vehicle Technology to U.S. Roads

September 04, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (September 4, 2014) – It’s not science fiction anymore. Toyota is putting the future of auto safety technology on display, including environment-mapping systems that can track objects on the road both day and night, 3D information displays that transform the ability to provide road information to drivers, and an advanced driving support system that will be available to U.S. customers in the mid-decade.... more

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Bill Fay

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Bill Fay

September 04, 2014
TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay spoke at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, September 3, 2014. ... more

Toyota Helping to Protect Tomorrow's Drivers Today

Toyota Helping to Protect Tomorrow's Drivers Today

September 04, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 4, 2014) – With the goal of making tomorrow’s driving safer, Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) announced that it is significantly expanding its mission to advance automotive safety research, with a new focus on the challenges and opportunities that evolving vehicle technologies will present over the next decade.... more

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

September 03, 2014
TORRANCE, CALIF. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Parents can help steer their teenage drivers to safety by joining them during Toyota’s 11th year of offering free, driving skills programs. Toyota’s comprehensive TeenDrive365 platform gives families tips and resources for the critical first year of teen driving. The TeenDrive365 teen driver experience will go on the road to Pearl, Mississippi; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Honolulu, Hawaii to teach defensive driving skills, crash avoidance techniques and the dangers of distracted driving.... more

August 2014 Sales Conference Notes

August 2014 Sales Conference Notes

September 03, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review August 2014 sales.  ... more

August 2014 Sales Chart

August 2014 Sales Chart

September 03, 2014

Toyota Posts Best-Ever Sales In August 2014

Toyota Posts Best-Ever Sales In August 2014

September 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total August 2014 sales results of 246,100 units, an increase of 10.2 percent over August 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in August 2014 versus 28 selling days in August 2013, sales increased 6.3 percent over year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues August 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues August 2014 Sales Preview

September 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (September 3, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total August 2014 sales results of 246,100 units, an increase of 10.2 percent from August 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in August 2014 versus 28 selling days in August 2013, sales increased 6.3 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain FJ Cruiser Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain FJ Cruiser Vehicles

August 29, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., August 29, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 1,800 Model Year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles.... more

26 Years After Building the First Camry, Toyota Team Member Parks the 10-Millionth in His Driveway

26 Years After Building the First Camry, Toyota Team Member Parks the 10-Millionth in His Driveway

August 27, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2014) – They say hard work is its own reward, but getting the keys to a new car makes it even better. Just ask Tom Keith. He was the envy of all 7,000 Toyota Georgetown team members when the company announced he had won a 2014 Camry in a random drawing of team members during a ceremony Wednesday, August 27. This wasn’t just any white Camry, this was the 10-millionth vehicle made at the plant since the first Camry rolled off the line in 1988 (another white Camry). Tom Keith is a team member in the Quality Control Department and has been with the company for 26 years.... more

Toyota Continues to Grow Its Investment in Michigan

Toyota Continues to Grow Its Investment in Michigan

August 26, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 – Toyota will move forward with the planning of its new facility on the York Township, Mich., campus of the Toyota Technical Center to accommodate approximately 250 direct procurement positions currently based in Kentucky following approval of state and local incentives announced today by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and York Township.... more

Toyota Indiana Adding 300 Jobs to Build More Highlanders

Toyota Indiana Adding 300 Jobs to Build More Highlanders

August 22, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind., Aug. 22, 2014 – The regional economy is about to get a boost because Toyota Indiana is on the grow again.  The plant will invest $100 million and add 300 jobs by summer 2016 to boost production of the popular Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle. This expansion will bring Toyota Indiana’s overall investment to $4 billion. This step allows Toyota to utilize existing capacity in North America while providing additional flexibility to adjust our product mix to meet changing customer demand.... more

Eyeing the Checked Flag Early: Team Preps for the 2015 NASCAR Season

Eyeing the Checked Flag Early: Team Preps for the 2015 NASCAR Season

August 21, 2014
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2014) – Even with three solid months of racing left in the 2014 NASCAR season, Toyota team Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is getting ready for 2015.
 
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A Commitment to the Future Workforce

A Commitment to the Future Workforce

August 19, 2014
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. (August 19, 2014) – Last spring, Dr. Jo Harris had a hunch.
 
As president of the newly formed BridgeValley Community and Technical College, she oversaw the merger of Bridgemont and Kanawha Valley Colleges, building on the strengths of both institutions.  Dr. Harris’ hunch: that when good ideas are shared among the two colleges, that great things can happen.
 
Today, her hunch became a reality.... more

Building Greener Pastures: Toyota Taps Sustainable Design Firm Corgan for New North American Headquarters

Building Greener Pastures: Toyota Taps Sustainable Design Firm Corgan for New North American Headquarters

August 19, 2014
Plano, Texas, Aug. 19, 2014 – It’s official. Dallas-based Corgan will be Toyota’s lead architect for its new North American headquarters campus in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.... more

Annual Event Supplies Plenty of Opportunity

Annual Event Supplies Plenty of Opportunity

August 19, 2014
When Tierra Kavanaugh Turner first came to the Opportunity Exchange (OE) more than a decade ago, she didn’t have the capacity or resources to be a supplier to Toyota. But that wasn’t about to stop her. So she continued to come, year after year.

“They identified areas I needed to strengthen and improve – increasing staff, documenting processes, and exploring potential strategic alliances,” says Turner, owner of TKT & Associates, Inc. and TKT-nectir Global Staffing, LLC.  “In the interim I worked with their suppliers to gain specific industry experience and scale.”... more

Preserving Freedom of Speech, Press…and the Story of How We Got There

Preserving Freedom of Speech, Press…and the Story of How We Got There

August 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. Aug. 18, 2014 -- The Bill of Rights embodies liberties many Americans take for granted, but our Founders were not always in agreement about what those liberties should be. And now National Archives visitors can view evidence of those heated debates.... more

Toyota Provides Free Public Wi-Fi at Six City Parks in Los Angeles, Four State Parks in New York, and One State Park in New Jersey

Toyota Provides Free Public Wi-Fi at Six City Parks in Los Angeles, Four State Parks in New York, and One State Park in New Jersey

August 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES (August 14, 2014) – The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks today announced that, thanks to Toyota and American Park Network, free public Wi-Fi is now available at six popular Los Angeles parks and beaches. This comes on the heels of a similar announcement last week by authorities in New York State of a program in four highly-visited parks there, as well as one in New Jersey.... more

Reaching New Heights:  Kyle Busch to Make 500th Toyota NASCAR Start

Reaching New Heights: Kyle Busch to Make 500th Toyota NASCAR Start

August 14, 2014
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 14, 2014) – No other driver has as many Toyota NASCAR starts, wins or accomplishments to his credit as driver Kyle Busch.  Busch will make his 500th career NASCAR start in a Toyota this Saturday when he climbs behind the wheel of a Tundra race truck at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race.... more

Tundra Drivers Make History. Break NASCAR Record

Tundra Drivers Make History. Break NASCAR Record

August 14, 2014
It began when Erik Jones captured the checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 8, 2013. It concluded when Darrell Wallace Jr. picked up a first-place trophy at the Eldora Speedway dirt track in Rossburg, Ohio on July 23, 2014. Twelve consecutive victories and a new NASCAR record – the longest string of wins by one manufacturer in the 19-year-history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).... more

Do A Double Take with Second Stunning Toyota FT-1 Sports Car Concept

Do A Double Take with Second Stunning Toyota FT-1 Sports Car Concept

August 13, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2014) – Proof that its beauty lies on the inside and out, Toyota revealed today a second interior styling and exterior color for an upscale interpretation of its sensational FT-1 sports car concept. Developed by Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California, the concept vehicle’s graphite exterior paint and light, saddle-colored leather went on display for the first time at the Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival gala held on California’s Monterey Peninsula.... more

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