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Driving It Home

Driving It Home

August 05, 2014
ADDISON, Texas (August 5, 2014) – Toyota, Diversity in Promotions (DIP) and the Dallas–Ft. Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council (DFW MSDC) are pleased to announce Toyota’s Supplier Diversity Exchange Event, Aug. 13, in Plano, Texas.
 
This event is designed to help Toyota identify certified minority- or women-owned suppliers for various construction phases of its new corporate campus in Plano, Texas. Suppliers wishing to participate must meet the prequalification criteria per trade category, some of which have general contractor implications. Suppliers can obtain specifics by contacting DIP, DFW MSDC or by filling out the pre-qualification registration form.... more

Robust North America Sales Help Global Toyota Post a 4.6% Rise in Q1 Net Income

Robust North America Sales Help Global Toyota Post a 4.6% Rise in Q1 Net Income

August 05, 2014
Led by strong sales in North America, cost reductions, favorable currency exchange rates and a gain due to valuation gains/losses from interest-rate swaps, Toyota’s global net income jumped 4.6 percent during the first quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2014) of the 2015 fiscal year.
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Toyota Welcomes National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention to San Antonio, Home of Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles

Toyota Welcomes National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention to San Antonio, Home of Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles

August 04, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (August 4, 2014) – Toyota is pleased to welcome the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) to San Antonio, where the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra vehicles are manufactured. Toyota is the title sponsor of the NAHJ 2014 Convention, which runs August 7 through August 9, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year marks the 30th anniversary of NAHJ, an organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of Latinos in the news industry.... more

Toyota's $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

Toyota's $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

August 03, 2014
BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014 – Imagine it’s the early 1900s; ladies are headed to the salon to get coiffed and primped. Thanks to Madame C. J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire, plenty of hair and cosmetic products are available. Yet today, the estate of this legendary businesswoman, Villa Lewaro, needs legal protection to avoid demolition.
 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has sounded the alarm at more than 250 threatened historic sites through its annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list, and currently identifies 47 historic sites in its portfolio of National Treasures where the Trust is taking direct action to protect these places across the country that stand at risk. Many of these significant places represent rich African American history, including Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, the Malcolm X-Ella Little Collins House in Boston and Philadelphia’s Joe Frazier’s Gym.  Recognizing how essential these sites are to America and the education of future generations, Toyota Motor Sales’ (TMS) Jim Colon decided to join the preservation party.... more

July 2014 Sales Conference Notes

July 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

July 2014 Sales Chart

July 2014 Sales Chart

August 01, 2014

Toyota is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in July 2014

Toyota is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in July 2014

August 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total July 2014 sales results of 215,802 units, an increase of 7.3 percent from July 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in July 2014 versus 25 selling days in July 2013, sales increased 11.6 percent over the year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues July 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues July 2014 Sales Preview

August 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported July 2014 sales results of 215,802 units, an increase of 7.3 percent from July 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in July 2014 versus 25 selling days in July 2013, sales increased 11.6 percent from year-ago month.
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2014 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony - Jim Lentz

2014 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony - Jim Lentz

July 24, 2014
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony, where he was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year on July 24, 2014.... more

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

July 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – Jim Lentz, chief executive officer of Toyota North America, was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year at the Automotive Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary Gala on July 24, 2014. The event was held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies in Detroit.... more

'Oprah's the Life You Want Weekend' Announces Amy Purdy to Join Multi-City Tour This Fall

'Oprah's the Life You Want Weekend' Announces Amy Purdy to Join Multi-City Tour This Fall

July 24, 2014
Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey’s "Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend," an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend powered by WME Live, announced today that Amy Purdy will join the tour’s lineup.  Purdy, a Paralympic Bronze Medalist snowboarder and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist, will join Oprah on stage for Toyota’s “Standing O-Vation,” which will recognize extraordinary people in communities around the country. 
 
Purdy, a Team Toyota athlete and brand ambassador, represents the power of inner strength as she continues to overcome obstacles and live as a role model for those who have faced challenges in their lives.  After losing her legs at age 19 as a result of Meningitis, Purdy has led an adulthood of extraordinary accomplishments. One of the top adaptive snowboarders in the U.S., she was the Snowboardcross Bronze Medalist in Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games and was a finalist on last season’s “Dancing with the Stars.”  Toyota has proudly been a part of Purdy’s journey, including support of her nonprofit organization Adaptive Actions Sports. ... more

Giving to the Giving

Giving to the Giving

July 23, 2014
Los Angeles (July 23, 2014) – Little did Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez know that her answer to the question, “where would you go in a new Toyota Prius and why?” would earn her a new hybrid to help her efforts. ... more

2014 National Council of La Raza Latinas Brunch - Bill Fay

2014 National Council of La Raza Latinas Brunch - Bill Fay

July 21, 2014
TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay spoke at the National Council of La Raza's Latinas Brunch, Sunday, July 20, 2014. ... more

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

July 17, 2014
NEW YORK (July 17, 2014) – For the first time ever, DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, turned to its members, aged 13-25, for their ideas on how to tackle different social issues. From August 4 to August 10, the DoSomething.org community in partnership with Toyota will take on these campaigns in “The Hunt.”... more

From Here to Outer Space: 2015 Toyota Sienna Inspires Unexpected Adventures

From Here to Outer Space: 2015 Toyota Sienna Inspires Unexpected Adventures

July 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 17, 2014) – A toddler rockets into space. A family’s imagination runs wild. A father begins a curious conversation. With a little creativity, some CGI effects and a bit of ironic humor, the redesigned 2015 Toyota Sienna is the star of the show. For the first time, Toyota is revealing a new vehicle completely online, introducing the 2015 Sienna van today through the eyes of three creative, social media-savvy parents. In a series of custom videos, these parents bring to life the everyday and sometimes unexpected adventures possible in and around the Sienna.... more

Toyota Named Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Toyota Named Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

July 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 16, 2014) – Toyota today announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) at an event that also debuted the first gathering of the World Games Global Messengers. World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner ESPN gathered to celebrate Toyota’s goal of delivering a front-seat view of the spirit and transformative power of the World Games to the public leading up to and during the competition. The World Games will take place in Los Angeles beginning July 25, 2015.... more

GI Bill of Rights Among Historic Documents Being Preserved with Help from Toyota

GI Bill of Rights Among Historic Documents Being Preserved with Help from Toyota

July 14, 2014
Washington, DC, July 14, 2014 – For Toyota Senior Adviser Don Esmond, who spent 6 years serving our country as a decorated Marine, the education and home ownership benefits provided under the GI Bill meant something special: A path to a brighter future.
 
“The GI Bill helped us afford our first house with a backyard,” said Esmond. “Today, with unemployment so high among our veterans, it’s more important than ever.”
 
Toyota is helping preserve documents like the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 – more commonly known as the GI Bill – and others that mark milestones in our nation’s history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

Toyota Appoints Michael Rouse to Toyota U.S.A. Foundation President

Toyota Appoints Michael Rouse to Toyota U.S.A. Foundation President

July 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation.  Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.... more

Toyota Selects KDC to Develop New North American Headquarters

Toyota Selects KDC to Develop New North American Headquarters

July 10, 2014
Plano, Texas, July 10, 2014 –Toyota today announced that it has selected Dallas-based KDC Real Estate Development & Investments (KDC), one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, to develop its new North American headquarters campus in the Legacy West development in Plano, Texas.... more

What do These Toyota Engineers Do In Their Free Time? Rally.

What do These Toyota Engineers Do In Their Free Time? Rally.

July 09, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (July 9, 2014) – TTC Rally Team drivers Colin Ravenscroft and Kyle Steinkamp aren’t big names in the racing world and you won’t find them listed among the who’s-who of professional rally drivers. In fact their names aren’t even on the who’s-not-who list of professional drivers; because they aren’t professional drivers, they’re Toyota engineers. While Toyota has been involved in rally racing in one part of the globe or another since the early 70’s, there’s something very unique about this Toyota rally team; the drivers and crew are all Toyota team members working on their own time and sometimes on their own dime.... more

Toyota Technology Lays Foundation for Future Corollas

Toyota Technology Lays Foundation for Future Corollas

July 08, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 8, 2014) – Four local organizations benefitted from the donation of vehicles from Toyota Mississippi today. The cars, valued at nearly $103,000 are one way Toyota Mississippi supports organizations in the community.... more

Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

July 08, 2014
NEW YORK (July 8, 2014) –Toyota TogetherGreen, a conservation initiative of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is pleased to invite applicants for its 2014 fellowship and innovation grants program. The program supports and fosters diverse, community-driven conservation projects that result in sustainable and innovative solutions.... more

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

July 07, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 7, 2014) – A pavilion, a play structure and a community garden are just some of the features that are included in the plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park. Sean Suggs, vice president of administration for Toyota Mississippi, and Rita Gentry, mayor of Blue Springs, unveiled the park design today at a ceremony in downtown Blue Springs.... more

Toyota le Da la Bienvenida a La Convención 2014 de LULAC a la Gran Manzana

Toyota le Da la Bienvenida a La Convención 2014 de LULAC a la Gran Manzana

July 02, 2014
NUEVA YORK (2 de julio de 2014) -- La experiencia de visitar Nueva York por primera vez resulta muy especial. Por eso, Toyota se siente complacido en darle la bienvenida a la Exposición y Convención Nacional 2014 de la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC) en la Gran Manzana. La 85 convención nacional, que se llevará a cabo en el New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenida de las Américas) a partir del 8 de julio hasta el 12 de julio, representa la primera vez que una organización nacional hispana efectúa su conferencia anual en la ciudad de Nueva York. Toyota es un auspiciador presentador de la convención.... more

New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

July 02, 2014
NEW YORK (July 2, 2014) – There’s something special about experiencing New York City for the first time, which is why Toyota is excited to welcome the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2014 National Convention to the Big Apple. This year’s 85th National Convention, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas) from July 8-12, 2014, marks the first time that any national Hispanic organization will be holding its annual conference in New York City. Toyota is a 2014 Presenting Sponsor.... more

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