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Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

May 23, 2014
When Eric Care, a City of San Diego lifeguard sergeant, got the call that a man four miles north of his location along Torrey Pines State Beach was in cardiac arrest, there wasn’t time to think. All he could do was react.... more

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

May 23, 2014
SAN DIEGO (May 23, 2014) – While locals and tourists focus on miles of coast lined with gorgeous sands, San Diego lifeguards focus on safe practices in the water and on the beach.
 
Toyota is focused on helping them.... more

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Paralympian snowboarder Amy Purdy’s Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) will get a jump-start from Toyota, beginning today.  Toyota and AAS are expanding their partnership, which will allow AAS to host 10 competitive para-snowboard events for wounded veterans by the end of 2015.... more

Selfie-Snapping Corolla Rolls the Red Carpet with Celebs

Selfie-Snapping Corolla Rolls the Red Carpet with Celebs

May 22, 2014
A camera-toting Toyota Corolla gave new meaning to the term vanity plate when it greeted famous guests at the People En Español’s 50 Mas Bellos (50 Most Beautiful) gala in New York City’s Capitale on May 12, 2014.... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Toyota Sienna Minivans

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Toyota Sienna Minivans

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 370,000 Model Year 2004-2011 Sienna Minivans originally sold in or registered in specific cold climate states.... more

Lexus Announces Recall of Certain 2013 GS Sedans

Lexus Announces Recall of Certain 2013 GS Sedans

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 10,500 Model Year 2013 Lexus GS 350 sedans. ... more

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

May 21, 2014
Detroit, Mich (May 21, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu “Simon” Nagata is the recipient of the 2014 Industry Leadership Award, which will be presented during the SAE Foundation Banquet on May 22nd at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.... more

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

May 21, 2014
We’ve all been there - the dreaded garage clean-out.  The lovely time when you dredge up a 42-pound CRT from 1997, the after-college futon you thought you donated two years ago and some crusted paint cans you (responsibly) did not throw away but never quite made it to the hazardous waste center. ... more

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to Provide Students with Real World Experience and Help Deliver More Food Faster

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to Provide Students with Real World Experience and Help Deliver More Food Faster

May 21, 2014
Wellesley, Mass. (May 21, 2014) – Toyota and Babson College’s Social Innovation Lab today announced they have partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to help expedite the distribution of food to those in need.  The partnership aims to enhance productivity, and inventory control practices at GBFB while teaching Babson students a real-world lesson in how Toyota’s manufacturing know-how can enhance the work of nonprofits.... more

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Semiconductor Wafer to Boost Hybrid Mileage

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Semiconductor Wafer to Boost Hybrid Mileage

May 20, 2014
Toyota City, Japan – Toyota is using one of the hardest materials in nature after diamonds to develop a semiconductor chip it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 percent.

The company and its partners announced today that they have developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units. Toyota plans to begin test-driving vehicles with the technology on public roads in Japan within a year.... more

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014 -- Toyota is launching its first Southeast Asian road safety campaign in five1 ASEAN countries as the official automotive sponsor of Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour presented by Cornetto. The seven-time Grammy® Award winner and her critically acclaimed RED Tour will be making stops in Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore this June.... more

Washington State Auto Dealers Association 2014 Convention - Jim Lentz

Washington State Auto Dealers Association 2014 Convention - Jim Lentz

May 17, 2014
Toyota North America Region CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association 2014 Convention in Kua'i, Hawaii on May 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

May 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 14, 2014) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity® in 2014, marking Toyota’s eighth appearance on the list since 2006. Toyota is the only automaker in the Top 50, placing at no. 38 of 1,215 companies vying for inclusion. Toyota moved up 10 spots over 2013, reflecting strong corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as promotion among its associates, business partners, dealers and customers. ... more

Toyota Named Exclusive Auto Partner of the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium

Toyota Named Exclusive Auto Partner of the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium

May 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (May 13, 2014) –  The Northern California Toyota Dealers Association signed a multi-year, multimillion dollar contract with the San Francisco 49ers to become the exclusive auto partner of both the team and Levi’s® Stadium. The partnership will commence with the 2014 NFL season.... more

Planting Seeds for Future Growth, Toyota Reaches Environmental Milestone

Planting Seeds for Future Growth, Toyota Reaches Environmental Milestone

May 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. (May 9, 2014)  –  Aside from being a great place to work and producing world-class vehicles, Toyota Indiana strives to be a leader in its environmental efforts.  Today the plant showed 100,000 reasons why its environmental efforts are gaining traction.... more

Toyota Statement Regarding Camry Production

Toyota Statement Regarding Camry Production

May 09, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 9, 2014) – Toyota has confirmed that Camry production at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) will end in Fall 2016.  The Camry volume produced at SIA will be absorbed by Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.  Toyota appreciates SIA’s commitment to building high quality Camrys since 2007.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014

May 08, 2014
Toyota City, Japan, May 8, 2014— Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

For Comprehensive FY2014 Financial Materials:
http://www.toyota-global.com/investors/financial_result/
 ... more

2014 University of Denver, Daniels College of Business 'Voices of Experience' Series - Jim Lentz

2014 University of Denver, Daniels College of Business 'Voices of Experience' Series - Jim Lentz

May 07, 2014
Toyota North America Region CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business "Voices of Experience" Series in Denver, Colo. May 7, 2014. ... more

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

May 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 7, 2014) – With a sleek new exterior and premium interior features designed to make driving more functional and fun for families, it’s no surprise that the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander was named Activity Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Auto Roundup event.... more

Toyota's James Colon to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from Grambling State University

Toyota's James Colon to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from Grambling State University

May 06, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 6, 2014) Grambling State University (GSU) will award James Colon, vice president of African American Business Strategy at Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 9.  It is the most prestigious degree the historically black university offers.... more

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

May 06, 2014
The word she keeps using is “obsessed.”

Jackie Birdsall became “obsessed” with cars when she was a teenager. That made her “obsessed” with the history of auto icons like Henry Ford and Lee Iacocca. In 2003, she did an internship with Daimler-Chrysler, leading to an “obsession” with hydrogen fuel cell technology.

And now, as an engineer at Toyota Technical Center, Birdsall is “obsessed” with bringing fuel cell technology to the masses.... more

Toyota Continues to Drive Higher Education

Toyota Continues to Drive Higher Education

May 06, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 6, 2014) –The rising cost of higher education is a growing concern among high school students as they prepare for college entry in the fall.  In order to alleviate some of the worry, Toyota awarded tuition support to 21 college-bound Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from southern California, whose studies focus heavily on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  ... more

Toyota Collaborates with FirstElement, Providing Financial Assistance to Facilitate a Hydrogen Refueling Network in Targeted California Locations

Toyota Collaborates with FirstElement, Providing Financial Assistance to Facilitate a Hydrogen Refueling Network in Targeted California Locations

May 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2014) – “The issue of hydrogen refueling infrastructure is not so much about how many stations; but rather, location, location, location,” stated Bob Carter, senior vice president, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), just four months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where he unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell sedan due to launch in 2015.
 
“Solutions are being found through collaboration between government, academia, carmakers and energy providers.  Stay tuned, because this infrastructure thing is going to happen.”
 
Today, TMS and its affiliate Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) announced that they have entered into a group of financial agreements with FirstElement Fuel Inc. (FE) to support the long-term operation and maintenance expenses of new hydrogen refueling stations in California.  The actual amount of financial assistance will be based on an analysis of the grant award to FirstElement by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Notice of Proposed Awards (NOPA) announced on Thursday, May 1, and final approval of the NOPA, anticipated in June.... more

April 2014 Sales Conference Notes

April 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

April 2014 Sales Chart

April 2014 Sales Chart

May 01, 2014

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