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El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

June 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (23 de junio de 2014) – El Fondo Educativo de la Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Latinos Electos y Designados (NALEO) le dará la bienvenida a Toyota como auspiciador presentador de la conferencia anual #31 de NALEO, que se llevará a cabo entre el jueves 26 y el sábado 28 de junio en San Diego. El Toyota Highlander híbrido 2014 será el vehículo oficial de la Conferencia.... more

When Cars and Roads Communicate, Everybody Wins

When Cars and Roads Communicate, Everybody Wins

June 20, 2014
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (June 20, 2014) -- Hideki Hada has worked in the automotive industry since 1989. During that time, he has seen increased concern from the government and people when it comes to automotive safety. As these concerns have risen, Hideki’s have risen with them. That is why in 2004 he joined Toyota Technical Center (TTC) as a Senior Engineer for the creation of government –industry collaborative projects to develop new wireless technologies for advancing active safety systems. Ten years later, Hideki is the General Manager of the Integrated Vehicle Systems Department at TTC.... more

If Your Hybrid is Even More Efficient in the Future, Thank This Guy

If Your Hybrid is Even More Efficient in the Future, Thank This Guy

June 20, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 20, 2014) --  Eric Dede has always been interested in the future. Futuristic concepts such as space and astronautics have always consumed Eric’s attention. That’s how he ended up as a senior engineer for the University of Michigan’s Space Physics Research laboratory. It’s also why he is now a Manager of the Electronics Research Department (ERD) at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), where his main responsibilities are the development of elemental technologies for future hybrid vehicle power electronic systems. TTC, Toyota’s North American R&D center, is a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA).... more

Toyota Continues to Be a Leader in Automotive R&D Patents

Toyota Continues to Be a Leader in Automotive R&D Patents

June 20, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 20, 2014)  – The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 1,355 patents to Toyota’s innovative engineers and scientists in 2013.  The patents issued to Toyota companies further demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to ever better vehicles that achieve new environmental, innovation and safety technological advancements.... more

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

June 19, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (June 19, 2014) – In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.... more

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

June 18, 2014
Weather warms and bees buzz, a sure sign they’re getting down to business … pollinating the plant populace. And as the top population handling this serious undertaking, they’re getting a hand from Toyota.... more

Toyota Financial Services / Lexus Financial Services Support Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families through Enhanced Military Rebate Program

Toyota Financial Services / Lexus Financial Services Support Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families through Enhanced Military Rebate Program

June 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., June 18, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) / Lexus Financial Services (LFS), in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales and Lexus, announces the expansion of its longstanding Military Rebate Program; offering a $500 rebate* on all new Toyota and Scion vehicles, and a $750 rebate** on all new and Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles.  Established to thank our troops for their service and dedication to defending our country, and to help them afford the car or truck they want, the program has offered rebates for eligible military personnel and inactive reserves since April of 2007.  The program has now been expanded to include retirees and veterans within a year of their (honorable) discharge, and household members of eligible qualifying military personnel.... more

Future Connected Cars & Roads to Improve Safety, Fuel Efficiency and Quality of Life

Future Connected Cars & Roads to Improve Safety, Fuel Efficiency and Quality of Life

June 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2014 – Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication, once thought to be an idea in the distant future, is finally here. Almost. 

?As cars become more connected to each other and the world around them, a new set of benefits and challenges have emerged. ... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

June 17, 2014
Silver Spring, MD (June 17, 2014) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that four teens from Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA - Jenny Kim, Tyler Koski, Kevin Kim and Chase Masters – have been named the grand prize winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge.... more

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

June 16, 2014
NEW YORK and TORRANCE, Calif. (June 16, 2014) — Uncharted Play, a social invention company best known for the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that harnesses kinetic energy from play for practical, everyday use, has joined forces with Toyota, the world's top automaker, to introduce UP’s Think Out of Bounds curriculum, aimed at encouraging social invention across the globe. ... more

Toyota Renotifies Owners of Certain Previously Recalled Vehicles

Toyota Renotifies Owners of Certain Previously Recalled Vehicles

June 11, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., June 11, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will renotify owners of certain vehicles involved in an April 2013 safety recall for the front passenger airbag inflators installed in several models.  Toyota is modifying the remedy procedure.... more

2014 Scion xD Fuses Road-Ready Utility and Style

2014 Scion xD Fuses Road-Ready Utility and Style

June 11, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (June 11, 2014) – Packed with attitude and versatility, the 2014 Scion xD offers new ways for drivers to enjoy city streets. This compact hatchback features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that constantly adjusts for the best performance. The engine puts out 128 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, perfect to navigate an urban jungle.... more

Gone in Sixty Seconds: Americans Take Home a Camry Every Minute in May

Gone in Sixty Seconds: Americans Take Home a Camry Every Minute in May

June 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 9, 2014) – On average, Americans drove away in a new Camry every minute in the month of May. Nearly 50,000 owners placed their trust in Camry’s safety, reliability and long-term value.  ... more

Lexus Golf Activities in Full Swing at U.S. Open Championships

Lexus Golf Activities in Full Swing at U.S. Open Championships

June 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 9, 2014) — The U.S. Open Championships repeatedly produce some of the best moments in golf history and this year should be no different. For the first time, the world’s best male and female golfers will compete in back-to-back championships on the same course at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, NC, from June 9 to 22. Lexus is returning as the official vehicle of the U.S. Open Championships in partnership with the United States Golf Association (USGA®) and will provide over 400 courtesy vehicles to players, USGA professionals and associates throughout the Championship.... more

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

June 06, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (June 6, 2014) – Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) today announced that community programs across the nation can submit initial applications for the prestigious Toyota Family Learning grants, which recognize innovation in engaging families in learning. ... more

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

June 04, 2014
Don’t get stuck in a “bear jam” is advice to live by for the 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone National Park. But if you do become entangled in traffic caused by an elusive yet exciting bear sighting, take the time to chat up the ranger perched nearby in a Toyota Prius.... more

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

June 04, 2014
Torrance, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – The nation’s oldest National Park is ready for some new power.  Toyota Camry hybrid batteries will soon power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park.  It’s a new lease on life for the batteries and new, zero emission, energy option for the Park.  Now that’s a “bear-able” solution! ... more

May 2014 Sales Conference Notes

May 2014 Sales Conference Notes

June 03, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review May 2014 sales.  ... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best Month in Six Years

Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best Month in Six Years

June 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2014 sales results of 243,236 units, an increase of 12.6 percent from May 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in May 2014 versus 26 selling days in May 2013, TMS sales increased 17 percent from year-ago month.... more

May 2014 Sales Chart

May 2014 Sales Chart

June 03, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Issues May 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues May 2014 Sales Preview

June 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2014 sales results of 243,236 units, an increase of 12.6 percent from May 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in May 2014 versus 26 selling days in May 2013, TMS sales increased 17 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Industry sales in May soared as consumer confidence improved and demand for new vehicles continued to strengthen,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “Toyota had its best month in six years led by strong Camry, Corolla and Hybrid sales.”
 
For additional sales information, visit twitter.com/Toyota.  
                                    
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce the Second Lexus Short Film Series Premiering May 2014

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce the Second Lexus Short Film Series Premiering May 2014

June 02, 2014
Tokyo, May 29, 2014 -- Lexus and The Weinstein Company have once again come together in the spirit of innovation to produce two new short films for their second annual “Life is Amazing” Lexus Short Films series. Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) have been mentored through the creative process of interpreting “Life is Amazing,” by acclaimed filmmakers soon to be announced. Harvey Weinstein and Lexus identified the two up-and-coming storytellers for this once-in-a lifetime experience.... more

2015 Scion FR-S Product Information

June 02, 2014

2015 Scion tC Product Information

June 02, 2014

2014 Scion xD Product Information

June 02, 2014

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