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Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

February 27, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 27, 2017 – When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed new laws into effect last year that allow operation of autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads, the landmark legislation created the Michigan Council on Future Mobility. Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving for the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), has been appointed by Governor Snyder to join this new advisory board and will help shape Michigan regulatory policy as autonomous vehicle technology develops.  ... more

Huntsville to Hollywood

Huntsville to Hollywood

February 24, 2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 24, 2017) – If the 5 million engines that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has produced over the past 14 years were lined up side by side, they would stretch from Huntsville to Los Angeles!  ... more

Toyota Motor North America’s Lexus Brand Tops J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Sixth Consecutive Year; Toyota Camry Most Dependable Vehicle Overall

Toyota Motor North America’s Lexus Brand Tops J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Sixth Consecutive Year; Toyota Camry Most Dependable Vehicle Overall

February 22, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 – The Lexus brand has captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a sixth consecutive year in the 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  The most dependable car in the survey was Toyota Camry, and Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) received 10 out of 18 segment awards total. ... more

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

February 21, 2017
Toyota City, Japan, February 22, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation announces the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that uses 20 percent less precious metal in approximately 20 percent less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance. The design is the world’s first integrally-molded Flow Adjustable Design Cell (FLAD®) substrate, with a different cell cross-sectional area at the inner portion compared to that at the outer portion. Innovative design and manufacturing technologies have allowed for the mass production of the new catalyst, which will gradually be installed in new vehicle models, starting from the Lexus LC500h later this year.... more

Toyota and Shell One Step Closer to a Hydrogen Refueling Network in California

Toyota and Shell One Step Closer to a Hydrogen Refueling Network in California

February 20, 2017
Torrance, Calif., February 20, 2017 -- On February 17, The California Energy Commission (CEC) posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. Shell, in partnership with Toyota, will be considered for the installation of hydrogen refueling equipment into seven retail stations in the state of California and an award of $16,362,500 to develop those stations.  ... more

Toyota Again Named the ‘World’s Most Admired’ Motor Vehicle Company by FORTUNE

Toyota Again Named the ‘World’s Most Admired’ Motor Vehicle Company by FORTUNE

February 16, 2017
Plano, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – Toyota was once again named by Fortune as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” and named the No. 1 Motor Vehicle company for the third consecutive year in an annual ranking. Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list recognized Toyota as No. 34 among the Top 50 “All-Star” companies surveyed.... more

Dr. Gill Pratt: Statement  to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

Dr. Gill Pratt: Statement to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

February 14, 2017
Statement of Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt on “Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment” before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, Feb. 14, 2017.

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Toyota Global Hybrids Sales Surpass 10 Million

Toyota Global Hybrids Sales Surpass 10 Million

February 13, 2017
Plano, Texas (February 13, 2017) – Toyota announced today that it has achieved more than 10 million cumulative units of hybrid vehicle (HV) sales, including plug-in hybrids, as of January 31. The latest milestone was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9 million units at the end of April 2016.

Toyota Motor North America also saw its sales of hybrids and plug-in hybrids reach a cumulative total, exceeding three million units as of December 31, 2016.... more

Toyota Appoints Jacqueline Thomas Group Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Toyota Appoints Jacqueline Thomas Group Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

February 13, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Feb. 13, 2017 – Jacqueline M. Thomas has been appointed group vice president, chief compliance officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA).  Thomas is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership over multiple departments, including internal audit, compliance & ethics,regulatory compliance, customs/trade compliance, and assurance. Her division ensures compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures upholding Toyota’s commitment to integrity and principled performance. Thomas will continue to report to Jim Lentz, chief executive officer, TMNA. 
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Toyota and Super Producer Bryan Michael-Cox Honor Music Veterans and Emerging, Young Artists

Toyota and Super Producer Bryan Michael-Cox Honor Music Veterans and Emerging, Young Artists

February 09, 2017
Los Angeles (Feb. 9, 2017) – On a day where the music industry’s biggest and brightest shine, Toyota and award-winning producer, Bryan-Michael Cox, are joining forces for the second year in a row to honor those making moves behind the scenes.

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Toyota Names Tim Morrison Vice President, Corporate Communications

Toyota Names Tim Morrison Vice President, Corporate Communications

February 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Tim Morrison has been named vice president, corporate communications for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He is responsible for executive, internal and marketing communications; digital and social media channels and content; media relations; stakeholder relations; and policy communications.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2016 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2016 Financial Results

February 06, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the nine-month period that ended Dec. 31, 2016.... more

January 2017 Sales Chart

January 2017 Sales Chart

February 01, 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2017 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2017 Sales

February 01, 2017
Plano, Texas (February 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), Inc., today reported its U.S. January 2017 sales of 143,048 vehicles, a decrease of 11.3 percent from January 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in January 2017 compared to January 2016, sales were down 11.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

January 24, 2017
Plano, Texas, January 24, 2017 — To help address mobility challenges in North Texas, Toyota announced a $1 million impact grant in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, available for local non-profits, academic institutions and social entrepreneurs.  The grant, a joint program between Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services, requires collaboration among up to five organizations.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Tundra Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Tundra Vehicles

January 24, 2017
PLANO, Texas, January 24, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 73,000 Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles in the U.S.... more

Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs

Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs

January 24, 2017
Princeton, Ind. (Jan. 24, 2017) -- Toyota Indiana knows how to ring in the New Year!  The company will add 400 jobs at the plant in Princeton, investing $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV and modernize the entire plant.  The investment will be used for retooling, new equipment and advanced technologies to make the plant more competitive.  The project is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and will add 40,000 Highlanders annually.
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Toyota Production in North America Exceeds 2 Million Again in 2016

Toyota Production in North America Exceeds 2 Million Again in 2016

January 19, 2017
Erlanger, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2017) – In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4 percent over the previous year total of 2,035,028 vehicles.... more

Good Housekeeping Names Toyota Prius Two Eco ‘Best New Hybrid’

Good Housekeeping Names Toyota Prius Two Eco ‘Best New Hybrid’

January 18, 2017
NEW YORK (January 18, 2017) – Good Housekeeping this week announced the winners of its Best New Car Awards for 2017, and selected the 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco as the Best New Hybrid. The Awards appear in the February issue, on newsstands January 17.
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New 'Hydrogen Council' Launches in Davos

New 'Hydrogen Council' Launches in Davos

January 17, 2017
Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.... more

Statement on Toyota Meeting with VP-elect Pence

Statement on Toyota Meeting with VP-elect Pence

January 13, 2017
We can confirm Toyota executives met with Vice President-elect Pence on January 10.  In order to correct some of the erroneous press reports about this meeting, we would like to emphasize that Toyota did not discuss our operations in Mexico with Vice President- elect Pence. 
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Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., January 13, 2017 -- In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation.... more

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

January 13, 2017
PLANO, Texas, January 12, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. ... more

2017 NAIAS - Toyota Entune 3.0

2017 NAIAS - Toyota Entune 3.0

January 10, 2017
Toyota Connected Executive Vice President of Business Planning & Strategy Sandy Lobenstein talks about Toyota's third-generation Entune telematics platform at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Jan. 10, 2017.

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IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Comes Standard on the 2017 Toyota Highlander

IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Comes Standard on the 2017 Toyota Highlander

January 10, 2017
Plano, Texas, Jan. 10, 2017 – Toyota maintains its lead with the most Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + (TSP+) awards of all manufacturers. The Toyota Highlander is the 10th 2017 TSP+ award for Toyota/Lexus.  With the three 2017 TSP awards (Avalon, Lexus CT and Yaris iA), Toyota has a combined total of 13 awards.... more

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