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Toyota's James Colon to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from Grambling State University

Toyota's James Colon to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from Grambling State University

May 06, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 6, 2014) Grambling State University (GSU) will award James Colon, vice president of African American Business Strategy at Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 9.  It is the most prestigious degree the historically black university offers.... more

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

May 06, 2014
The word she keeps using is “obsessed.”

Jackie Birdsall became “obsessed” with cars when she was a teenager. That made her “obsessed” with the history of auto icons like Henry Ford and Lee Iacocca. In 2003, she did an internship with Daimler-Chrysler, leading to an “obsession” with hydrogen fuel cell technology.

And now, as an engineer at Toyota Technical Center, Birdsall is “obsessed” with bringing fuel cell technology to the masses.... more

Toyota Continues to Drive Higher Education

Toyota Continues to Drive Higher Education

May 06, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 6, 2014) –The rising cost of higher education is a growing concern among high school students as they prepare for college entry in the fall.  In order to alleviate some of the worry, Toyota awarded tuition support to 21 college-bound Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from southern California, whose studies focus heavily on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  ... more

Toyota Collaborates with FirstElement, Providing Financial Assistance to Facilitate a Hydrogen Refueling Network in Targeted California Locations

Toyota Collaborates with FirstElement, Providing Financial Assistance to Facilitate a Hydrogen Refueling Network in Targeted California Locations

May 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2014) – “The issue of hydrogen refueling infrastructure is not so much about how many stations; but rather, location, location, location,” stated Bob Carter, senior vice president, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), just four months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where he unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell sedan due to launch in 2015.
 
“Solutions are being found through collaboration between government, academia, carmakers and energy providers.  Stay tuned, because this infrastructure thing is going to happen.”
 
Today, TMS and its affiliate Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) announced that they have entered into a group of financial agreements with FirstElement Fuel Inc. (FE) to support the long-term operation and maintenance expenses of new hydrogen refueling stations in California.  The actual amount of financial assistance will be based on an analysis of the grant award to FirstElement by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Notice of Proposed Awards (NOPA) announced on Thursday, May 1, and final approval of the NOPA, anticipated in June.... more

April 2014 Sales Conference Notes

April 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

April 2014 Sales Chart

April 2014 Sales Chart

May 01, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Posts Double-Digit Gains in April 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Posts Double-Digit Gains in April 2014

May 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2014 sales results of 199,660 units, an increase of 9 percent from April 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in April 2014 versus 25 selling days in April 2013, TMS sales increased 13.3 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues April 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues April 2014 Sales Preview

May 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2014 sales results of 199,660 units, an increase of 9 percent from April 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in April 2014 versus 25 selling days in April 2013, TMS sales increased 13.3 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Sales momentum from March rolled into April pushing the industry to its best back-to-back monthly sales pace since fall of 2007,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “For Toyota, truck sales continue to soar. Tundra is a highlight with double-digit gains as comfort, safety and technology of the all-new model remain a strong draw for consumers.”
 
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

The Future of Fuel Efficient Mobility Comes to the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Future of Fuel Efficient Mobility Comes to the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

April 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES (April 30, 2014) – How to bring the future of fuel efficient mobility to drivers across America was the challenge posed by Toyota during the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference today in Los Angeles.... more

Toyota Statement on Suspension of L.A. Clippers Advertising

Toyota Statement on Suspension of L.A. Clippers Advertising

April 29, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 29, 2014) - Toyota is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion and finds Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged comments inconsistent with our beliefs. While Toyota will continue to support the sport, players and fans through our relationship with the Staples Center and L.A. Live, we are suspending all advertising and sponsorship activities directly linked to the Clippers organization.  We believe this is what our customers would want us to do.... more

TFS: Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

TFS: Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

April 28, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 28, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced that the company will relocate its North American headquarters to North Dallas (Plano), Texas. The move—which is not expected to begin until 2017—is designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth.... more

Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

April 28, 2014
Torrance, Calif., Erlanger, Ky., New York, N.Y., and Ann Arbor, Mich., April 28, 2014 –Toyota today announced that it is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations in a move designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth.... more

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

Go with the Flow: Save Water

Go with the Flow: Save Water

April 23, 2014
Saving water = saving money.

It’s a pretty basic equation about a very important commodity, and here are five ways you can help, with very little effort.... more

Lexus Gives More Than a Close Shave for St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Over $53,000  in Donations and Fundraising

Lexus Gives More Than a Close Shave for St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Over $53,000 in Donations and Fundraising

April 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 23, 2014) – Did you shave your head in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Some folks at Lexus and select dealers did to help St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.... more

Toyota Takes Out the Trash

Toyota Takes Out the Trash

April 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 22, 2014) – Imagine lugging more than 1.9 million trash cans to the curb on trash day. That’s what Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) has avoided doing over the last four years. Since 2009, Toyota has reduced or avoided 1.9 million trash cans worth of waste at its sales and logistics facilities across the country.  

 ... more

Toyota Prius One of '10 Best Green Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

Toyota Prius One of '10 Best Green Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

April 21, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 21, 2014) – The Toyota Prius, the brand’s first production gas-electric hybrid model, was named one of the “10 Best Green Cars” for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. ... more

2014 Toyota Highlander Product Information

April 21, 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Product Information

April 21, 2014

Lexus Announces Twins! - All-New NX Compact Crossover Introduces First Twin Scroll Turbo Charger to Lineup

Lexus Announces Twins! - All-New NX Compact Crossover Introduces First Twin Scroll Turbo Charger to Lineup

April 19, 2014
BEIJING – April 20, 2014 – With the addition of two exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles, Lexus welcomes its first twin scroll turbo charger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.  The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t. The NX 200t turbo will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility. ... more

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Supporting Veterans While Celebrating Cars & Trucks

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Supporting Veterans While Celebrating Cars & Trucks

April 19, 2014
New York (April 19, 2013) – At the New York International Auto Show opening ceremony this weekend, Toyota will join forces with the Wounded Warrior Project, a national organization designed to provide help and raise public awareness for injured service members, to donate a 2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited to United States Army Specialist Robert Loria of Port Jervis, NY.  The presentation will take place during the opening ceremony of the New York Auto Show on Saturday, April 19 at 9.00 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.... more

2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Product Information

April 17, 2014

2013 Toyota Highlander Product Information

April 17, 2014

The Toyota Corolla: Now Exported from Mississippi to the World

The Toyota Corolla: Now Exported from Mississippi to the World

April 17, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (April 17, 2014) – Luxury furniture, cotton, petroleum products and paper.  These are among dozens of Mississippi products that are exported around the globe.
 
And joining this list today:  the Toyota Corolla.... more

Camry, el Automóvil de Mejor Venta en los Estados Unidos se Perfecciona con un Impactante Nuevo Diseño para el 2015

Camry, el Automóvil de Mejor Venta en los Estados Unidos se Perfecciona con un Impactante Nuevo Diseño para el 2015

April 17, 2014
NUEVA YORK (16 de abril de 2014) - Entonces, ¿qué hacer cuando se tiene el automóvil de mejor venta en la industria durante 12 años consecutivos? Encontrar formas de mejorarlo aún más. Eso es exactamente lo que Toyota hizo con la presentación del nuevo Camry 2015. Después de vender más de 800,000 unidades del sedán que ha servido de referencia a la industria desde el lanzamiento de la generación actual en 2011, Toyota desmanteló completamente el chasis y lo reconstruyó desde cero, elevando una vez más las expectativas del ultra competitivo segmento de sedanes de tamaño mediano.... more

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