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Toyota Explores Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Application

Toyota Explores Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Application

November 17, 2016
Toyota has long maintained that hydrogen fuel cell technology could be a zero emission solution across a broad spectrum of vehicle types. The scalability of this technology is enabling the automaker to explore a semi-trailer truck application for a California-based feasibility study.... more

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Takes Top Honors for Electric/Hybrid Category at Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Takes Top Honors for Electric/Hybrid Category at Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

November 15, 2016
Los Angeles (November 15, 2016) – The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime was named the Electric/Hybrid Best Buy of 2017 in Kelley Blue Book’s annual awards honoring best new-vehicle choices available in the U.S. market.
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Toyota Opportunity Exchange: Matchmaking for Diverse Suppliers

Toyota Opportunity Exchange: Matchmaking for Diverse Suppliers

November 15, 2016
CINCINNATI (November 14, 2016) – Hundreds of Tier I suppliers occupy the trade show floor at Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange each year looking to make connections with women and minority-owned businesses. One of those is Multi-Training Systems of Southfield, Mich.... more

Continuing Its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Toyota Surprises Three Georgetown Non-Profits with $10,000 Grants

Continuing Its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Toyota Surprises Three Georgetown Non-Profits with $10,000 Grants

November 14, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (November 10, 2016) – Three Georgetown non-profits thought they were meeting with Toyota team members today to tell them more about their programs and make their pitch for a grant request. What they didn’t know is a group from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) had something different in mind, surprising each of the three non-profits with a $10,000 check.
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Toyota Breaks Ground in Guanajuato

Toyota Breaks Ground in Guanajuato

November 14, 2016
Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato (Nov. 14, 2016) -- During a ceremony in Apaseo el Grande Toyota celebrated the groundbreaking of Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato (TMMGT), its fifteenth manufacturing plant in North America.... more

Toyota Top Automaker at 2016 R&D100 Awards

Toyota Top Automaker at 2016 R&D100 Awards

November 08, 2016
Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2016) – Toyota is already the leading automotive innovator, having been awarded more patents than any other automaker over the past 8 years. So it was no surprise when R&D Magazine awarded the year’s top 100 innovations in the global research and development space, that Toyota was the most awarded carmaker.... more

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

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

November 08, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the six-month period that ended Sept. 30, 2016.... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation to Chicago Area Schools

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation to Chicago Area Schools

November 07, 2016
Chicago, Nov. 7, 2016 -- Toyota and VH1 Save The Music’s national music festival activation and social media campaign #ToyotaGiving came to a close yesterday as Toyota presented three Chicago area schools each with $10,000 grants that will provide musical instruments and equipment to each school.
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Toyota Tundra Carries Ten-Foot-Tall World Series Trophy During Cubs Victory Parade

Toyota Tundra Carries Ten-Foot-Tall World Series Trophy During Cubs Victory Parade

November 04, 2016
CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 4, 2016 – Toyota, the official automotive sponsor of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, congratulates the Cubs on their historic World Series Championship!... more

Rally RAV4 Wins National Championship

Rally RAV4 Wins National Championship

November 03, 2016
Torrance, Calif., (November 3, 2016) — We are all moved by a great story about overcoming adversity.  After a bittersweet DNF at Lake Superior, the team bounced back in triumphant fashion over the weekend at the Empire State Performance Rally (ESPR). Ryan Millen, Christina Fate and their virtually bulletproof Rally RAV4 won the 2WD Class National Championship in NASA Rally Sport’s winner-take-all event.  National Championships are always something to be incredibly proud of, but to put an even finer point on the accomplishment Millen and the RAV4 finished second overall.  With that, they bested every single car in the competition, save one, regardless of class, drive wheels, power level or really anything else.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports October 2016 Sales

Toyota Motor Sales Reports October 2016 Sales

November 01, 2016
 
TORRANCE, Calif. (November 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported October 2016 sales of 186,295 units, a decrease of 8.7 percent from October 2015 on a volume basis. With two fewer selling days in October 2016 compared to October 2015, sales were down 1.7 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  ... more

[Updated] October 2016 Sales Chart

[Updated] October 2016 Sales Chart

November 01, 2016

Boxes, Bats and Habitats

Boxes, Bats and Habitats

October 31, 2016
BUFFALO, W. Va, Oct. 31, 2016 – OK, say you’re a bat and you’re in the vicinity of Toyota’s powertrain plant in Buffalo, West Virginia.  It’s almost Halloween and contrary to popular folklore, you are NOT getting psyched to go all “vampire” on everybody.  NO!  You’re actually hunting for a place to hang out, no bat-pun intended.... more

Toyota to Establish Car-Sharing and Other Mobility Services Platform Announces Collaboration with U.S. Car-Sharing Company - Getaround

Toyota to Establish Car-Sharing and Other Mobility Services Platform Announces Collaboration with U.S. Car-Sharing Company - Getaround

October 31, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, October 31, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation will establish a Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to collaborate with various service providers, as well as telematics insurance.  Based on the proliferation and popularity of mobility services, like car-sharing; the MSPF will have various functions to support mobility services, and leverage the Toyota Smart Center (TSC), the Toyota Big Data Center, and financial services.... more

American Soldier Network and Toyota Join Forces to Honor Decorated Veteran

American Soldier Network and Toyota Join Forces to Honor Decorated Veteran

October 31, 2016
Courage is something Congressional Medal of Honor recipient John Philip Baca has often displayed, whether fighting for freedom overseas or fighting for issues facing fellow veterans in the U.S.
On Feb. 10, 1970, U.S. Army soldier Baca was stationed in Vietnam, serving on a recoilless rifle team in Phuoc Long Province. When the lead platoon of his company was ambushed, Baca led his team forward through intense fire.
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Team Millen and Rally RAV4 to Compete in NASA Rally Sport National Championship

Team Millen and Rally RAV4 to Compete in NASA Rally Sport National Championship

October 27, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 -- A winner-take-all format has pros and cons, but for fans of rally, a single race national championship sure is exciting.  This weekend, at NASA Rally Sport’s Empire State Performance Rally (ESPR) in Narrowsburg, N.Y., Ryan Millen, Christina Fate and the Rally RAV4 are hoping to finish on a winning note by capturing the 2WD national championship. NASA Rally Sport requires competitors to qualify to compete, so only those that meet the criteria are eligible to take part.... more

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Emerging Artists with Toyota Music Den at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Emerging Artists with Toyota Music Den at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

October 25, 2016
New Orleans (Oct. 25, 2016) – Thousands of musicians are waiting to be discovered and one will get the opportunity of a lifetime to uniquely shine this weekend at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. To celebrate the conclusion of its 2016 Toyota Music Experience, Toyota is giving three up-and-coming New Orleans-based bands the opportunity to perform at the #ToyotaMusic Den alongside Voodoo headliner, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, at the country’s most enchanting music festival.
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WOVNS Honored As First Ever ‘Toyota Maker’ at The Fifth Annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit

WOVNS Honored As First Ever ‘Toyota Maker’ at The Fifth Annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit

October 24, 2016
NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2016) -- Toyota, partnering with Meredith Corporation’s Martha Stewart Living magazine, celebrated its first “Toyota Maker” Honoree at the Fifth Annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit on Saturday. This recognition spotlights an up-and-coming American company that is driving positive solutions in their industry and community. WOVNS, founded by Makers Dena and Chelsea Molnar, was recognized at the summit and awarded a $10,000 grant by Toyota.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Highlander Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Highlander Vehicles

October 21, 2016
PLANO, Texas, October 21, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 7,100 Model Year 2016 Toyota Highlander vehicles in the U.S.... more

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017 (in Japan)

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017 (in Japan)

October 21, 2016

Toyota City, Japan, October 21, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Having already undergone repeated field tests for practical use, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to utilize two of these FC buses (model name: Toyota FC Bus) as fixed-route buses.

Toyota plans to introduce over 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In view of this, the FC buses will be sold for the first time in Japan in early 2017, so as to help increase the level of understanding by the general public of the utilization of FC buses as a form of public transportation.

For full details, go to: http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/13965745/

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Let's Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

Let's Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

October 20, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 – Lights (LED, of course, for efficiency), camera (digital to reduce waste)…action!
 
On Saturday, October 22, Toyota and Lexus will celebrate 16 years of partnership with EMA at the 26th annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. ... more

Toyota and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

Toyota and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

October 20, 2016
Plano, TX (October 20, 2016) – Today, Net Impact, Toyota and the Toyota Mobility Foundation announced the second year of the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a competition to inspire millennials to develop solutions to meet critical mobility needs through design thinking. This year’s challenges will focus on tackling issues related to social equity and inclusion.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 20, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., October 20, 2016 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Matthew. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the just-announced FEMA designated disaster areas. 
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25-Year Game Changer: Toyota, NCFL Pioneer Family Literacy Initiative

25-Year Game Changer: Toyota, NCFL Pioneer Family Literacy Initiative

October 19, 2016
DETROIT (October 19, 2016) – Lupe Maldonado will tell you, “education is key.” That’s because it’s what helped her and her family create a brighter future. Their story started in a garage in Torrance, Calif., more than 20 years ago. That’s where they lived when they came to the U.S. No bathroom. No running water; a mattress on the bare floor. They covered up the holes to keep out the cold and the mice. While it may have been a bleak start, Lupe says just being in America was a dream come true.... more

Informed owners = hAPPy customers

Informed owners = hAPPy customers

October 19, 2016
Want to get the most out of your Toyota?  It’s all in the app.
 
Available at www.Toyota.com/owners, the Toyota Owners App ups the owner experience, offering vast resources to any and everything you could want to know about your vehicle.... more

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