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Toyota Says Thanks a Million to Future STEM Scholars

Toyota Says Thanks a Million to Future STEM Scholars

April 29, 2016
Georgetown, Ky. (April 29, 2016) -- As Yogi Berra put it, “the future ain’t what it used to be.” The same could be said for manufacturing, which is why Toyota continues to invest in the people and institutions at the center of the industry’s future.... more

A ‘Whale’ of a Video: High School Students from Washington, D.C. Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

A ‘Whale’ of a Video: High School Students from Washington, D.C. Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

April 29, 2016
Silver Spring, Md. (April 29, 2016) – If you were steering a beluga whale down the street, would you risk sneaking a peek at your phone? Probably not. High school sophomores Matthew Post and John Caporaletti agree, and in their new public service announcement (PSA), they encourage their peers to drive their vehicles with the same care and attention. Today Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Sherwood High School students of Montgomery County Public Schools in Olney, Md. (outside of Washington, D.C.) won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video “For the Whales.” You can view their winning video here.... more

Toyota Adds Professional Snowboarder Chloe Kim to Team Toyota Roster

Toyota Adds Professional Snowboarder Chloe Kim to Team Toyota Roster

April 27, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 27, 2016) -- Snowboarding star Chloe Kim – the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard Pro team and the Olympic hopeful named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens” and NBC’s Top 10 athletes to watch for the 2018 Winter Games – has agreed to a multi-year partnership to become the newest addition to Toyota’s team of athletes. The collaboration marks the continuation of the automaker’s athlete sponsorship model launched in 2006, and secures Toyota as Kim’s exclusive automotive partner. CAA Sports arranged the deal with Toyota on behalf of its client Chloe Kim.
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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education Get a Second Spin

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education Get a Second Spin

April 27, 2016
Torrance, Calif. (April 27, 2016) – Last fall Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation brought music education to LaPlace Elementary, a New Orleans area school. This year they will do the same for another deserving school.... more

Inaugural Lexus Gran Fondo to Feature Lexus Hotel, Culinary and Cycling Partners  at Exclusive Boston-to-the Cape Experience

Inaugural Lexus Gran Fondo to Feature Lexus Hotel, Culinary and Cycling Partners at Exclusive Boston-to-the Cape Experience

April 27, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 27, 2016) — Lexus is hosting its first-ever Lexus Gran Fondo, a culinary and cycling event in Massachusetts taking place May 27–30, 2016. The event will feature three days of challenging bike rides, curated experiences and distinctive food and wine pairings that celebrate the local region and bring together Lexus’ hotel, culinary and cycling partners.... more

RAV4 SE Wins Oregon Trail Rally

RAV4 SE Wins Oregon Trail Rally

April 26, 2016
Torrance, Calif., April 26, 2016 -- This past weekend at the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE finished ahead of all other 2WD competitors to win the class, and put the capable RAV4 in the top five overall.... more

Toyota Siennas Storm into One Lap of America Race

Toyota Siennas Storm into One Lap of America Race

April 25, 2016
Torrance, Calif., April 25, 2016 -- Everyone has a “bucket list,” those things we just have to do… no ifs, ands, or buts.  For automotive enthusiasts everywhere, competing in Brock Yates’ One Lap of America is squarely on that list.
 
This year, though, the competition will get a real taste of the unexpected.  It’s one thing to bring a sports car to the event; people see that coming.  But what if you could really make people do a double-take? 
 
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New Lexus IS Debuts at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show

New Lexus IS Debuts at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show

April 24, 2016
BEIJING (April 25, 2016) -- A daring new styling direction, exciting performance and innovative technology defined the completely new Lexus IS that was introduced in 2013. Since then, sales of the luxury brand’s entry-level sedan have surpassed expectations, outselling the previous-generation model, which was very popular in its own right. At the Beijing Auto Show today, Lexus has taken the covers off the new IS, armed with a fresh new look and a number of important changes.... more

Prius on Top…Talk about a Broken Record

Prius on Top…Talk about a Broken Record

April 23, 2016
Toyota broke a Guinness World Recordstitle today, setting a new record for the most vehicles in a hybrid parade. 
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Toyota Recibe el Premio de Liderazgo Corporativo de la Federación Hispana en Nueva York

Toyota Recibe el Premio de Liderazgo Corporativo de la Federación Hispana en Nueva York

April 22, 2016
NUEVA YORK, 22 de abril de 2016— Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) –el mayor fabricante de automóviles del mundo– ha obtenido el Premio de Liderazgo Corporativo (“Corporate Leadership Award”) de la Federación Hispana (“Hispanic Federation”) gracias a su apoyo continuo y esfuerzo permanente con el objetivo de empoderar a la comunidad latina. Luis Rosero, director del Grupo de Estrategia de Negocios Hispanos de Toyota, aceptó el premio en nombre de la empresa durante la gala anual de la Federación Hispana, la cual tuvo lugar el 21 de abril en el Museo Americano de Historia Natural en la ciudad de Nueva York.... more

TMMTX Manufactures Clean Water, Power . . . and Trucks

TMMTX Manufactures Clean Water, Power . . . and Trucks

April 22, 2016
San Antonio, Texas (Apr. 22, 2016) -- At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX), Earth Day is every day. The plant, which builds both the Tundra and Tacoma trucks, recycles 1.2 million gallons of water. Every. Day. By cleaning the water received from San Antonio Water Systems, using it, then cleaning it again, TMMTX has been returning better quality water than it received from the system since 2007. While that amount of water recycling is a tremendous achievement, it is not the stopping point for sustainability at TMMTX.
 
TMMTX’s newest project, a partnership with CPS Energy, will see two acres of solar panels installed on the TMMTX campus. The solar panels will be located near the plant’s Visitor and Education Center, providing an education opportunity for the thousand-plus visitors who tour the plant monthly.... more

Toyota Receives Hispanic Federation’s Corporate Leadership Award in New York City

Toyota Receives Hispanic Federation’s Corporate Leadership Award in New York City

April 22, 2016
NEW YORK, April 22, 2016 -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)—the largest automaker in the world—received the “Hispanic Federation’s (HF) Corporate Leadership Award” for its continued support and unceasing efforts to empower the Latino community. Luis Rosero, director of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group, accepted the award on behalf of the company during the Hispanic Federation’s 2016 Annual Gala, which took place on April 21 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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Honor thy Planet.

Honor thy Planet.

April 22, 2016
Toyota and team members from Mississippi to Michigan are celebrating the Earth in a variety of ways.... more

Rally RAV4 Prepares to Attack Next Round at Oregon Trail

Rally RAV4 Prepares to Attack Next Round at Oregon Trail

April 21, 2016
Torrance, Calif., April 21, 2016 -- A well-rested Toyota-Millen RAV4 team are preparing to take on the Oregon Trail rally in Portland, Ore. this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  A lengthy, grueling three-day rally awaits the durable and capable RAV4.... more

Toyota Enters into Multi-Year Partnership with Texas Rangers

Toyota Enters into Multi-Year Partnership with Texas Rangers

April 21, 2016
Arlington, Texas, April 21, 2016 -- The Texas Rangers and Toyota today announced that the club and the automobile manufacturer have entered into a multi-year partnership. Under the agreement, Toyota becomes the Official Truck Sponsor of the Texas Rangers. The sponsorship will highlight Toyota’s two Texas-built trucks, Tacoma and Tundra.... more

Toyota to Pioneer Use of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

Toyota to Pioneer Use of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

April 21, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, April 21, 2016 -- Next month, Toyota will become the world's first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber product, in engine and drive system hoses.... more

New Lexus IS to Make World Debut at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

New Lexus IS to Make World Debut at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

April 19, 2016
Beijing, April 19, 2016 -- Lexus will unveil its redesigned midsize luxury sport sedan, the Lexus IS, at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.... more

Turning Young Car Tinkerers into Advanced Automobile Technicians, Toyota Donates 45 Engines to Area Tech Schools in North Alabama

Turning Young Car Tinkerers into Advanced Automobile Technicians, Toyota Donates 45 Engines to Area Tech Schools in North Alabama

April 15, 2016
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (April 15, 2016) --  High school technical schools in six counties recently got a lot of “educational horsepower”  delivered as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama donated 45 engines manufactured at its Huntsville plant.  The donated V6 engines were built on Toyota Alabama’s newest production line.    ... more

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

April 14, 2016
Long Beach, Calif., April 14, 2016 -- Lexus will have a special RC F racecar on-track between races at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. ... more

Toyota Motor N.A. Inspires K-College Students with a $1 Million Gift to SAE International’s AWIM 'LearnTwice' STEM Initiatives

Toyota Motor N.A. Inspires K-College Students with a $1 Million Gift to SAE International’s AWIM 'LearnTwice' STEM Initiatives

April 14, 2016
WARRENDALE, Pa. (April 14, 2016) -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced a gift of $1 million to strengthen and expand access to “A World in Motion,” (AWIM), the Society of Automotive Engineers’ high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program.... more

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

April 14, 2016
Washington, D.C., (April 14, 2016) -- Since 2002, Toyota has saved over 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. That is the equivalent of powering 995,000 average American homes for an entire year.  Saving that much energy across Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing facilities could not have been possible without the individual efforts of team members to reduce energy use in their processes and work areas. Their efforts have enabled Toyota to earn its twelfth consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year Award.... more

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

April 14, 2016
DETROIT, April 14, 2016 – Today, Ward’s announced that the all-new 2016 Lexus RX has earned a spot on its highly regarded annual “10 Best Interiors” list. To be eligible for the list, vehicles must have interiors that are all-new or significantly redesigned for the U.S. market, and are evaluated on materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Avalon and Camry Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Avalon and Camry Vehicles

April 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 16,880 Model Year 2016 Avalon and 41,630 model Year 2016 Camry sedans.... more

Inspired Students Take Hormones and Algae to a Whole New Level in the Lexus Eco Challenge

Inspired Students Take Hormones and Algae to a Whole New Level in the Lexus Eco Challenge

April 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 13, 2016 – Who knew hormones and slimy green algae would help boost teens’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math, and win scholarship money?... more

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

April 13, 2016
Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 13, 2016) – On the heels of last week’s announcement that Toyota is putting more boots on the ground in Ann Arbor to study fully autonomous driving and advanced mobility, Toyota also will be deploying cars on the road for real world testing. Toyota, in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is transforming the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich. into the world’s largest operational, real-world deployment of connected vehicles and infrastructure. ... more

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