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Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

May 22, 2018
SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 22, 2018) To educate their peers on the dangers of distracted driving, high school seniors Kirklin “Mack” Hopkins (17) and Kellen Stadler (18) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, send a clear message: A single second can have life-long consequences. Their poignant video, titled “It’s Not Fine,” is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national driver safety public service announcement competition, using the tools of storytelling to get through to young drivers.
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Lexus Announces Executive Management Changes

Lexus Announces Executive Management Changes

May 22, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – David Christ (pronounced “Crist”) has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of U.S. Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations. Christ will report to Bill Fay, senior vice president, automotive operations.... more

Smith Grabs Top Prize for Toyota Over Weekend of Racing

Smith Grabs Top Prize for Toyota Over Weekend of Racing

May 21, 2018
Toyota driver Zane Smith continued the manufacturer’s ARCA Racing Series winning ways, while Daniel Suárez finished runner-up in NASCAR’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to lead Toyota Racing over the weekend.... more

Toyota Camrys (and Prius) Turn Heads and Collect Hardware in 2018 One Lap of America

Toyota Camrys (and Prius) Turn Heads and Collect Hardware in 2018 One Lap of America

May 18, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 18, 2018) – Smart money probably wouldn’t have been on a Camry vs a Corvette in the 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America Saturday, May 5-12. However, by the end of the eight-day, 3,675-mile test of man and machine, three teams of Toyota engineers collected trophies for first and second place in the alternate fuel class; third place in the economy class; and third place in the mid-priced sedan class.  The Camry’s overall standings in the field of more than 70 cars placed them ahead of several Corvettes, Camaros and BMWs.... more

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

May 15, 2018
SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2018) – Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.... more

Toyota Claims Race Wins and Runner-Ups Across the Board

Toyota Claims Race Wins and Runner-Ups Across the Board

May 14, 2018
Toyota Racing drivers finished second or better in every racing series entered over the weekend – including a pair of wins in both POWRi and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition, as well as a triumph in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.... more

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

May 09, 2018
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, May 9, 2018—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.... more

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

May 08, 2018
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2018) – Toyota, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $150,000 in grants to eleven K-12 schools in Central Kentucky to help prepare students for the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.... more

Toyota Powers to Victories in POWRi

Toyota Powers to Victories in POWRi

May 07, 2018
Toyota drivers swept the podium on both nights of POWRi competition over the weekend, while Daniel Suárez tied a career-best third-place finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.... more

Baumann, Marcelli Earn First Win for Lexus RC F GT3

Baumann, Marcelli Earn First Win for Lexus RC F GT3

May 07, 2018
LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 7, 2018) — 3GT Racing drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli were victorious behind the wheel of the No. 14 Lexus at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to earn the first GTD class win for the RC F GT3 in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition.  ... more

Toyota Engineers Use Legendary Road Rally to Demonstrate Vehicle Performance

Toyota Engineers Use Legendary Road Rally to Demonstrate Vehicle Performance

May 04, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 4, 2018)— Although it’s been the best-selling car in the U.S. for 16 consecutive years, the Camry has long been criticized as a plain vanilla, grocery-getter. The 2018 model year has done much to dispel those misconceptions on design alone.  However, three teams of engineers from Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Indiana, and West Virginia and its Production Engineering & Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, plan to alter those impressions even further by putting three trim levels of the re-designed Camry (XSE, SE and hybrid) through their paces in the 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America May 5 - 12. The teams will also campaign a 2017 Prius, the number one selling hybrid vehicle in America, which suffers similar criticism as just an eco-friendly, commuter car. ... more

Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute Automated Vehicle Test Facility

Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute Automated Vehicle Test Facility

May 03, 2018
OTTAWA LAKE, Mich. (May 3, 2018) – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. When it becomes operational this October, the new site will be used exclusively by TRI to safely replicate demanding “edge case” driving scenarios, too dangerous to perform on public roads.... more

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace

May 03, 2018
NEW YORK (May 3, 2018) – Embracing diversity in the workforce and ensuring inclusivity have grown to become significant advantages for top-performing companies across the country. Studies have shown such companies have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders, are more productive and innovative.... more

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in First Sprint Event of Season at Mid-Ohio

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in First Sprint Event of Season at Mid-Ohio

May 02, 2018
LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 2, 2018) – Lexus and 3GT Racing will compete at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend in the first sprint race of the season for the GTD class. Sunday’s IMSA race marks the return of sports car racing to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2013, and is also the debut of the Lexus RC F GT3 at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Ohio road course.... more

Lexus Races Into Position as Official Luxury Vehicle of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Lexus Races Into Position as Official Luxury Vehicle of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

May 01, 2018
MONTEREY, Calif., May 1, 2018 — Lexus race fans will now experience amazing as the County of Monterey announced today the addition of Lexus as its official luxury vehicle at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (WRLS).... more

New Lexus “Fast as h” Campaign Clears the Air About Hybrid Performance

New Lexus “Fast as h” Campaign Clears the Air About Hybrid Performance

May 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas  (May 1, 2018) — Lexus announced today a new national marketing campaign to prove that choosing a hybrid doesn’t mean making compromises. Coined “Fast as h,” the marketing campaign showcases the full hybrid lineup’s impressive performance and new lower pricing.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2018 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2018 Sales

May 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4.7 percent from April 2017 on a volume basis. With two less selling days in April 2018 compared to April 2017, sales were up 3.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

April 2018 Sales Chart

April 2018 Sales Chart

May 01, 2018

Cruzin’ to Victory, NHRA Win Tops Weekend Racing

Cruzin’ to Victory, NHRA Win Tops Weekend Racing

May 01, 2018
Toyota Racing drivers triumphed in both NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and ARCA Racing Series action over the weekend, while the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback continues to hold first in points after another podium finish in Formula DRIFT.
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Toyota is leading the way in automotive retail certifications

Toyota is leading the way in automotive retail certifications

April 30, 2018
PLANO, Texas (April 30 , 2018) – Toyota is proud to join the ranks of the top 10 companies with the most Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified retail locations1. While the list includes retailers from various industries, Toyota is the only automotive brand to be included in the top ranks2.... more

Hatch is Back! All-New 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Wows with Loads of Style, Dynamic Performance, and Technology

Hatch is Back! All-New 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Wows with Loads of Style, Dynamic Performance, and Technology

April 30, 2018
DEL MAR, April 30, 2018 – Toyota’s newest, stylish, and most technologically-advanced small car, the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback, takes to the streets on the coast of San Diego County. Yup, the Hatch is back!... more

2018 -2019 Lexus Pricing Sheet

April 27, 2018

Toyota’s Mississippi Plant Investments in Full Bloom

Toyota’s Mississippi Plant Investments in Full Bloom

April 26, 2018
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (April 26, 2018) – It is springtime in Blue Springs, and plants – such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi – are growing. During a groundbreaking ceremony for Toyota Mississippi’s new visitor and training center, the company announced it would invest $170 million to build the 12th generation Corolla using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).... more

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

April 26, 2018
LONDON (April 26, 2018) – TOYOTA Connected (TC) is expanding the global reach of its technology-driven mobility solutions with the launch of Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU). The new start-up company, based in London, will support the growing adoption of new mobility businesses in Europe with products and services tailored to the unique needs of the market. Toyota Connected North America’s CEO, Zack Hicks, will be the Chairman of the new company and Toyota Motor Europe’s Vice President, Connected Car and Mobility, Agustin Martin its CEO.
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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation partner on eight-festival activation to benefit music education programs in public schools

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation partner on eight-festival activation to benefit music education programs in public schools

April 25, 2018
PLANO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will contribute a grant toward instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago, New Orleans, and most recently, Las Vegas. Toyota will make its largest donation yet to VH1 Save The Music, $50,000, which will fund a Music Technology grant to support a school in the Philadelphia School District as well as a $7,500 music grant to the Miami-Dade School District.
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