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Toyota Research Institute Expands Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

Toyota Research Institute Expands Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

March 09, 2016
Cambridge, Mass., March 9, 2016 -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Jaybridge Robotics announced today that the Jaybridge Robotics software engineering team has joined TRI.   
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Toyota Puts the Vroom in Safety Education Program Aimed at Putting Kids in the Driver's Seat

Toyota Puts the Vroom in Safety Education Program Aimed at Putting Kids in the Driver's Seat

March 08, 2016
Lexington, Ky., March 8, 2016 -- Driving habits, good or bad, begin to form long before a driver can reach the gas pedal and as early as when a child’s car seat is turned to face front. So, to learn what it means to be a safe driver, passenger and pedestrian, Kentucky tots are taking the wheel. ... more

Rally RAV4 Wins Sandblast Rally

Rally RAV4 Wins Sandblast Rally

March 08, 2016
Torrance, Calif., March 8, 2016—This past weekend at the Sandblast Rally in Cheraw, South Carolina, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE took home the top step on the podium in the 2WD Class.... more

Wearable Mobility Device for the Blind and Visually Impaired Being Developed by Toyota

Wearable Mobility Device for the Blind and Visually Impaired Being Developed by Toyota

March 07, 2016
San Jose, Calif. (March 7, 2016) – Mobility is empowering. That’s why Toyota is working to develop a wearable device for the blind and visually impaired that will help them do more with greater freedom, independence and confidence. Called Project BLAID, it reflects the company’s commitment to enrich lives by advancing the freedom of mobility for all.
 
The device will help fill the gaps left by canes, dogs and basic GPS devices by providing users with more information about their surroundings. Worn around their shoulders, it will help users better navigate indoor spaces, such as office buildings and shopping malls, by helping them identify everyday features, including restrooms, escalators, stairs and doors.... more

Rally RAV4 Launches into NASA Rally Sport Season Opener

Rally RAV4 Launches into NASA Rally Sport Season Opener

March 04, 2016
Torrance, Calif., March 4, 2016 -- Race season beginnings can be nerve wracking, but driver Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE are preparing to take on Sandblast Rally in Cheraw, South Carolina this coming Saturday.... more

The Man Behind Ergoman

The Man Behind Ergoman

March 03, 2016
TMMAL had an ergonomics problem. Bernard Berry had a talent for drawing. Put them together and Berry’s cast of comic book heroes are taking a big bite out of bad posture.
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[CORRECTION] Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.1 Percent February Increase

[CORRECTION] Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.1 Percent February Increase

March 01, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported February 2016 sales of 187,954 vehicles, an increase of 4.1 percent from February 2015 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in February 2016 and 2015, sales were also up 4.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

[Correction] February 2016 Sales Chart

[Correction] February 2016 Sales Chart

March 01, 2016

Passion in Plano: Learning Program Changes Families, Education, and the Community

Passion in Plano: Learning Program Changes Families, Education, and the Community

February 26, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, Feb. 26, 2016 – It’s not every day you find parents and children excited to work together on homework. But, take a look at families participating in Toyota Family Learning in Plano, Texas, and you’ll find a refreshing enthusiasm for learning.... more

Toyota’s Engine

Toyota’s Engine

February 25, 2016
When Jim Bolte first began dating his wife, Tami, in college, there was a bit of a language barrier.
See, Tami, was a sign language major.

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Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

February 24, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 – The Lexus brand captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fifth consecutive year in the 2016 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) received six segment awards total, and four of the top 10 models belong to TMS.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2013 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

Denny Hamlin Captures Toyota's First Daytona 500 Victory

Denny Hamlin Captures Toyota's First Daytona 500 Victory

February 22, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2016) – Camry driver Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race – the Daytona 500 – when he finished first in Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin earned his first-career Daytona 500 victory and the first for Toyota in the prestigious event which is second to only the series championship, which Camry driver Kyle Busch won in 2015.... more

Toyota Again the 'Most Admired' Motor Vehicle Company in FORTUNE’s Study

Toyota Again the 'Most Admired' Motor Vehicle Company in FORTUNE’s Study

February 19, 2016
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) – Toyota was once again named the top motor vehicle company in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Toyota is also ranked at #28 overall out of all companies surveyed and was in the top ten in both talent and running a global business.... more

Toyota Injector Rises at New Daytona

Toyota Injector Rises at New Daytona

February 18, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2016) – The Toyota Injector at Daytona International Speedway is officially open and will host tens of thousands of enthusiastic NASCAR fans for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 21.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

February 17, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 1,124,000 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles.
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Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

February 12, 2016
Feb. 12, 2016 -- The celebration of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards will bring together music industry elite for an exclusive brunch hosted by award-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox. The annual “Breakfast Club” event will present guests with an eco-infused experience provided by the Toyota Green Initiative, an environmentally focused program designed to promote sustainability.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Scion FR-S Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Scion FR-S Vehicles

February 09, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 26,000 Model Year 2013-2016 Scion FR-S vehicles.
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Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

February 05, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will drive into all the game-day action this Sunday with two humorous 30-second commercials on ESPN Deportes’ Spanish language telecast of Super Bowl 50.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

February 05, 2016
Toyota’s global net income increased 9.2 percent during the nine-month period (April – December 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year.
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Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

February 03, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Scion, established as a separate brand in 2003 as a laboratory to explore new products and processes to attract youth customers, is now transitioning back to the Toyota brand. Scion achieved its goals of developing unique products and processes, and bringing in new, younger customers to Toyota. With more than a million cars sold, 70 percent of Scions were purchased by customers new to Toyota and 50 percent were under 35 years old.
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Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.... more

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Reaches Voluntary Agreement with CFPB and DOJ

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Reaches Voluntary Agreement with CFPB and DOJ

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — With a commitment to fostering a fair and competitive auto finance lending market, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) today announced a voluntary agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses discretionary dealer compensation practices.  TMCC determined that a voluntary agreement was the preferred resolution of the agencies’ review, because it helps preserve consumer financing options while fairly compensating its dealer partners and upholding its commitment to fair lending practices.  TMCC is the latest of several lenders to enter into such an agreement.
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January 2016 Sales Chart

January 2016 Sales Chart

February 02, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis.... more

Toyota and Daihatsu to Strengthen Small Car Operations through Unified Global Strategy

Toyota and Daihatsu to Strengthen Small Car Operations through Unified Global Strategy

January 29, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) have reached an agreement whereby Daihatsu will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota by way of a share exchange (expected to be completed in August 2016).... more

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