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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

Let the Games Begin! Toyota Again Named Sustaining Host Sponsor of 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Let the Games Begin! Toyota Again Named Sustaining Host Sponsor of 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

August 13, 2014
Washington, DC (August 13, 2014) —The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America are proud to announce that Toyota will again serve as a Sustaining Host Sponsor for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which begin today in Philadelphia, and run through Sunday, August 17. Toyota will also be providing vehicles for National Veterans Wheelchair Games officials to drive throughout the week.... more

2014 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference - Bob Carter

2014 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference - Bob Carter

August 12, 2014
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks about the state of the industry as well as the company’s upcoming products at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. ... more

Forget Ted, Hear Bob Talk.

Forget Ted, Hear Bob Talk.

August 11, 2014
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter will speak at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Follow the presentation via live webcast beginning at 8:10 a.m. EDT.... more

Three Reasons You Should Be Driving a Hybrid

Three Reasons You Should Be Driving a Hybrid

August 07, 2014
You don’t have to be a pious Prius driver (but it sure helps) to enjoy the benefits of hybrid technology.
 
  1. Help others breathe a little easier. Since 2000, the Prius family of vehicles has saved an estimated 26.5 million tons of COemissions in the U.S.
 
  1. Save gas. Prius family owners could drive around the earth 4.39 million times with the fuel saved.
 
  1. Save gas money. Over the last 14 years, the Prius family (compared to an average car) has saved Americans about $5 billion in fuel costs.
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Helping a Friend in NEEF

Helping a Friend in NEEF

August 06, 2014
Washington, DC (August 6, 2014) – Thirty five nonprofit organizations nationwide will share in more than $150,000 in capacity building grants to help support public lands. The Public Lands Program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provided the grants thanks to a partnership with Toyota.... more

2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar - Osamu 'Simon' Nagata

2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar - Osamu 'Simon' Nagata

August 06, 2014
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu 'Simon' Nagata speaks at the 2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich., on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.... more

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

August 06, 2014
DETROIT (August 6, 2014) — The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public.... more

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

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