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Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Appointments in North America

Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Appointments in North America

March 01, 2017
Plano, Texas, (March 1, 2017) – Toyota today announced executive changes across its North American operations, effective April 1.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Grants $4 Million to California State University, Dominguez Hills to Prepare Students in Southern California for STEM Careers

Toyota USA Foundation Grants $4 Million to California State University, Dominguez Hills to Prepare Students in Southern California for STEM Careers

February 28, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 – Toyota USA Foundation and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education (Toyota Center) to inspire learning for students from kindergarten through college.... more

Toyota and Burton Announce Strategic Partnership

Toyota and Burton Announce Strategic Partnership

February 28, 2017
Torrance, Calif. and Burlington, Vt. (Feb. 28, 2017) – Toyota and Burton Snowboards have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership, beginning with this week’s Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, Colo. (Feb. 27- March 4). The partnership brings together Toyota, which has been part of the cultural fabric of the U.S. for nearly 60 years, and the world’s leading snowboard and alternative outdoor lifestyle brand Burton, founded in Vermont by Jake Burton in 1977.... more

Toyota Supports Preservation of African-American Historic Places

Toyota Supports Preservation of African-American Historic Places

February 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2017) – Taking a drive down memory lane is a way to connect to the past, and much like a photograph, visiting historical landmarks can stir emotions and educate the next generation.
 
As part of Black History Month, Toyota teamed up with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) to help raise awareness of America’s often overlooked yet not so hidden historic African-American treasures, for a road show to three states and contribution to help restore endangered, iconic African-American sites.... more

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

February 27, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 27, 2017 – When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed new laws into effect last year that allow operation of autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads, the landmark legislation created the Michigan Council on Future Mobility. Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving for the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), has been appointed by Governor Snyder to join this new advisory board and will help shape Michigan regulatory policy as autonomous vehicle technology develops.  ... more

Huntsville to Hollywood

Huntsville to Hollywood

February 24, 2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 24, 2017) – If the 5 million engines that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has produced over the past 14 years were lined up side by side, they would stretch from Huntsville to Los Angeles!  ... more

Toyota Motor North America’s Lexus Brand Tops J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Sixth Consecutive Year; Toyota Camry Most Dependable Vehicle Overall

Toyota Motor North America’s Lexus Brand Tops J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Sixth Consecutive Year; Toyota Camry Most Dependable Vehicle Overall

February 22, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 – The Lexus brand has captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a sixth consecutive year in the 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  The most dependable car in the survey was Toyota Camry, and Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) received 10 out of 18 segment awards total. ... more

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

February 21, 2017
Toyota City, Japan, February 22, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation announces the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that uses 20 percent less precious metal in approximately 20 percent less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance. The design is the world’s first integrally-molded Flow Adjustable Design Cell (FLAD®) substrate, with a different cell cross-sectional area at the inner portion compared to that at the outer portion. Innovative design and manufacturing technologies have allowed for the mass production of the new catalyst, which will gradually be installed in new vehicle models, starting from the Lexus LC500h later this year.... more

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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