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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

Lexus MSRP Pricing Chart

Lexus MSRP Pricing Chart

February 15, 2017

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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Lexus to Unveil the All-new LS 500h at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Lexus to Unveil the All-new LS 500h at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

February 14, 2017
GENEVA (February 14, 2017) -- Following the world premiere of the LS 500 featuring a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 gas engine at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Lexus will introduce the all-new LS 500h at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.   ... more

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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2017 Chicago Auto Show - Bill Fay

2017 Chicago Auto Show - Bill Fay

February 09, 2017
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay reveals the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2018 Tundra TRD Sport and 2018 Sequoia TRD Sport at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 9, 2017.

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Roughing It in Style - - Toyota Introduces the New 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport and RAV4 Adventure Models

Roughing It in Style - - Toyota Introduces the New 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport and RAV4 Adventure Models

February 09, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2017 - - Families on the go, TRD style!  Toyota’s Tundra full-size pickup truck and Sequoia large SUV have long been ideal for adventuresome families in need of that unique combination of performance, utility, towing ability and comfort.  For 2018, the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) have developed the new TRD Sport grade for Tundra and Sequoia, offering active families an extra dose of sportier styling and performance for added fun and excitement on their next journey.   ... more

Lexus Solidifies Its Commitment to Fashion by Returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the February 2017 Season

Lexus Solidifies Its Commitment to Fashion by Returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the February 2017 Season

February 08, 2017
New York (Feb. 8, 2017) – Lexus preserves its commitment to the fashion industry by returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the fourth consecutive season.... more

Rally RAV4 Comes out of Gate Strong with Win at Perce Neige

Rally RAV4 Comes out of Gate Strong with Win at Perce Neige

February 07, 2017
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017— After more than 140 brutal stage miles, Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino took their RAV4 to the top step of the podium this past weekend at the Perce Neige Rally. The result was the best possible way to start the season, and it put the pair out front early in the 2WD Class for the newly formed American Rally Association (ARA) championship.... more

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

Lexus LS and LC Cruise into the Windy City for 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Lexus LS and LC Cruise into the Windy City for 2017 Chicago Auto Show

February 03, 2017
CHICAGO, February 3, 2017 – Following its global debut last month, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS is coming to the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, Feb. 11-20. The new LS reflects a strong, uniquely Japanese identity and approach to luxury, and it is expected to carry the buzz from its Detroit show debut into Chicago.... more

'Sexy' All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Comes to Chicago Auto Show

'Sexy' All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Comes to Chicago Auto Show

February 03, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2017 – The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, dubbed “sexy” by Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda at its world debut last month, is coming to the Chicago Auto Show. The captivating mid-size sedan will be on display alongside more than 50 cars, trucks and SUVs in Toyota’s exhibit at Chicago’s McCormick Place from February 10-22.... more

The Book of Names: A Toyota Love Story

The Book of Names: A Toyota Love Story

February 02, 2017
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017 – Love may come in many forms, but for Hispanic Toyota owners, it’s definitely in the shape of their cars. From “Piñata” and “Gorilla” to “Magic Bus” and “Rocker,” guests have bestowed many imaginative names upon their vehicles to illustrate their special bond.
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Lexus International 2016 Year In Review

Lexus International 2016 Year In Review

February 02, 2017
Lexus International today announced it sold 677,615 vehicles during the 2016 calendar year. This robust sales performance represents a 4% increase over calendar year 2015 (652,451 units).... 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

‘Yet’ Philosophy Inspires Lexus Design Award 2017 Finalists, Announced Today

‘Yet’ Philosophy Inspires Lexus Design Award 2017 Finalists, Announced Today

January 31, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 — Lexus International today announced the 12 finalists for the Lexus Design Award 2017. Three finalists based in the USA were selected, marking the first time designers from this region have advanced to the final round. First launched in 2013 to help stimulate the ideas necessary to build a better tomorrow, the Lexus International Design Award is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The competition supports up-and-coming designers and creators worldwide. Lexus Design Award 2017 drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries under the theme of “Yet.”... more

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 28-29, 2017

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 28-29, 2017

January 30, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 14th in the GTD class (36th overall) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, marking the debut of the RC F GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Lexus’ return to North American sports car racing. Drivers Robert Alon, Austin Cindric Dominik, Farnbacher and Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 Lexus entry.... more

Toyota and Rally RAV4 Poised for New Challenges in 2017

Toyota and Rally RAV4 Poised for New Challenges in 2017

January 27, 2017
Torrance, Calif., January 27, 2017 — In 2016, Team Ryan Millen and the Rally RAV4 proved that a stock powertrain, front-wheel-drive RAV4 can be quite potent. This season, the Toyota Rally RAV4 and Millen are gearing up for more competition in 2017.  Armed with new navigator and co-driver, Rhianon Gelsomino, the team will compete in the newly formed American Rally Association (ARA) series.  In addition, the team will compete in select Rally America and NASA Rally Sport races. ... more

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 26-29, 2017

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 26-29, 2017

January 25, 2017
The Rolex 24 at Daytona will mark Lexus’ return to North American sports car racing as 3GT Racing fields two Lexus RC F GT3s in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Lexus raced in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series from 2004 to 2009 when the manufacturer won 25 races, two driver championships (2004, 2008) and three-straight Rolex 24 at Daytona victories (2006-08). Since its Grand-Am era, Lexus has competed in off-road racing, endurance events and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and now returns to sports car racing to develop its racing culture and learn technologies that transfer to its F and F SPORT production vehicles. To find out more about Lexus’ efforts to return to sports car racing, watch the “Road to Daytona” video series on the Lexus Vehicles YouTube page.... 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

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