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All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Marque’s First Turbo Powertrain

All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Marque’s First Turbo Powertrain

April 10, 2014
BEIJING – April 11, 2014 – There’s a first for everything! The all-new Lexus NX comes to market as the brand’s first entry into the luxury compact crossover segment and with the first turbo in the lineup. The NX will also be offered in naturally aspirated and hybrid powertrains. Powertrains will vary by region. The U.S. market will offer the NX 200t turbo and NX 300h hybrid. The NX 200t F SPORT will also be available with unique exterior and interior features.... more

Fresh Powder, Fresh Perspective

Fresh Powder, Fresh Perspective

April 10, 2014
Begin with the teenage girl working her way down a white mountain on a snowboard in, say, 1997.
Back then, Amy Purdy’s goals were pretty simple: Graduate high school, travel around the world snowboarding. Make money as a massage therapist. Snowboard more.... more

Toyota Develops New Series of Gas Engines That Will Boost Fuel Efficiency At Least 10%

Toyota Develops New Series of Gas Engines That Will Boost Fuel Efficiency At Least 10%

April 10, 2014
Toyota City, Japan – Toyota will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve outstanding thermal efficiency1 and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10%.... more

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

April 10, 2014
How do you turn manufacturing sludge into a sustainable building material? Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) offers a “concrete” example.... more

Scion xB Release Series 10.0 Infused With Techie Style

Scion xB Release Series 10.0 Infused With Techie Style

April 10, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 10, 2014) – Digital design never drove so well. Scion will debut the xB Release Series 10.0 at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16, bringing together the inspiration and functionality of modern technology.... more

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

April 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) -- Millions of people who visit Washington each year go to see its famous monuments or view the historic records, which chronicle significant events in the nation’s history.  Toyota is helping preserve a portion of that history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 9, 2014) – It’s not easy to earn consumers’ trust.  That’s why Lexus is honored to be named Most Trusted Luxury Brand for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.... more

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 1.3 million vehicles, including certain Model Year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles.  ... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 472,500 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles (approximately 158,000); certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles (approximately 250,500); and certain Model Year 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles (approximately 64,000).    ... more

Training Days

Training Days

April 08, 2014
Carmelita Jeter had a fundamental problem: She didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.

That knowledge could come in handy when you’re practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race.... more

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

April 08, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 8, 2014) – To become an AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star, the Scion FR-S had to shine. By achieving it twice, the FR-S shows lasting power. The annual list from the publication’s industry judges compared all current model year vehicles on sale in the United States. The 2014 FR-S shares its spot with the 2014 Subaru BRZ.... more

Lexus Showcases Amazing Design at Milan Design Week

Lexus Showcases Amazing Design at Milan Design Week

April 08, 2014
MILAN (April 8, 2014) — At this year’s Milan Design Week, Lexus is hosting “Lexus Design Amazing”, an exhibition featuring three new works created by world-renowned designers and a display of winning works from the second Lexus Design Award (LDA). The exhibition presents the Lexus vision of design—design that moves the spirit, inspires, and surpasses convention—and is being held in central Milan’s Circolo Filologico Milanese from April 9 through April 13.... more

Lexus Tempts Consumers with Alter Ego

Lexus Tempts Consumers with Alter Ego

April 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 7, 2014) — To tout its performance-focused F lineup (#LexusF), today Lexus launches a new marketing campaign that highlights a bold side of the brand. The TV spot features the exhilarating new RC F, the powerful LFA, the striking IS F SPORT and the fierce GS F SPORT. Like the spirit of these four vehicles, the spot emboldens consumers to indulge their desires.... more

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

April 05, 2014
NEW YORK (April 5, 2014) – Creativity, courage and determination in fostering social good reigns supreme among those gathered at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, and the Toyota Mothers of Invention are no exception. This year, the Toyota Mothers of Invention transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by collectively making clean water, healthy food and solar-powered light more accessible to those in need. ... more

All-New Lexus NX World Premiere at 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

All-New Lexus NX World Premiere at 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

April 03, 2014
BEIJING - April 4, 2014 – The all-new Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will debut at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The unveiling of the NX, based on the LF-NX concept, marks Lexus’ entry into the fast growing luxury compact crossover segment. With its striking design, advanced technologies and Lexus’ signature spindle grill, the NX will set new standards for future models in the line-up.... more

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

April 02, 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 02, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales USA and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced today the 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.  The online contest gives America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a new Toyota Sienna with VMI’s Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system.  The online contest will run Wed., April 2 to Sun., Nov. 9, 2014, and is open to all disabled U.S. veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Sun., Nov. 9 and announced on Veterans Day Tues., Nov. 11, 2014.  The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.... more

March 2014 Sales Conference Notes

March 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

March 2014 Sales Chart

March 2014 Sales Chart

April 01, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Solid March sales pushed first-quarter industry results ahead of last year’s pace despite one of the harshest winters on record,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year late in the month, and we’re optimistic that momentum will spring us in into April.”
 
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Mayors Challenge Their Residents in Water Conservation Movement

Mayors Challenge Their Residents in Water Conservation Movement

April 01, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) -- With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year – including the most severe drought California has faced in decades – water conservation has evolved into a national imperative.  That is just one reason the Wyland Foundation and Toyota launched the third annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation today.... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.... more

New Era for Toyota Racing with TS040 Hybrid

New Era for Toyota Racing with TS040 Hybrid

March 27, 2014
Paul Ricard, France -  TOYOTA Racing has today revealed the TS040 HYBRID car and revised driver line-up which will take it into the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship - and into a new era of hybrid motorsport.... more

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program’s public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments will help veterans and at-risk youth find confidence and friendship through music education and performances, thanks to The Rock Club and Rock for Vets.... more

Toyota Financial Services Reaffirms Its On-Going Commitment to Addressing Nationwide High School Dropout Rates with a $500,000 Donation to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs

Toyota Financial Services Reaffirms Its On-Going Commitment to Addressing Nationwide High School Dropout Rates with a $500,000 Donation to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs

March 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 25, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) pledges $500,000 to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs as part of its on-going commitment to addressing the national high school dropout rate. Boys & Girls Clubs encourage high school graduation and college readiness by helping youth develop the academic, behavioral and social skills needed to be successful. According to a recent survey conducted at local Clubs, 97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school, and 28% of Club Alumni said they would have dropped out without the Club’s influence.... more

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