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Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2014 – Today, Toyota announced that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment.  As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.... more

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – Kentucky’s place in the history books is often held by men: Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Henry Clay and Muhammad Ali, to name a few.  A new partnership between Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. and the Kentucky Commission on Women will take aim at this oversight and tell the stories of women who have made great contributions to society and whose impacts continue to affect us today.... more

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – A unique scholarship program was unveiled today that matches Toyota’s need for mechanical engineers with that of top incoming students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. 
 
The Toyota Engineering Scholarship program – made possible via a five-year, $375,000 grant from the automaker – will tie in directly with its manufacturing operations in Georgetown, Ky., 21 miles from Frankfort.  Through this program, Toyota will develop a deeper and richer pipeline to employ students with engineering degrees.... more

First Robotics of Michigan Powered by Toyota

First Robotics of Michigan Powered by Toyota

March 17, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. (March 17, 2014) -- Toyota Technical Center (TTC) announces $20,000 in grants to FIRST Robotics of Michigan. For over 35 years TTC, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been the driving force behind Toyota's engineering, advance research & development activities for North America and employs over 1,100 team members. ... more

Scion Social Media Contest Offers Fans Seven Days of Upgrades

Scion Social Media Contest Offers Fans Seven Days of Upgrades

March 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 17, 2014) – Harness your originality for upgrades. Scion fans have a chance to upgrade their lifestyles – just like the Scion Monogram Series – beginning today with a seven-day online contest of creativity.... more

Toyota Financial Services Awards New Toyota to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Winner

Toyota Financial Services Awards New Toyota to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Winner

March 13, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 13, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), as part of its Making Life Easier for YOUth initiative, recently awarded a new Corolla to the 2013-14 Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Youth of the Year Winner Kiana Knolland.  The vehicle presentation took place at Eddy’s Toyota in Wichita, Kansas, on March 12.  Representatives from TFS, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), and BGCA were in attendance, as well as teens from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, where Knolland was a longstanding member.... more

Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2013

Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2013

March 12, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 12, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) awarded three suppliers with top honors based on their 2013 performance. Johnson Controls, Inc., OTICS USA, Inc. and TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC each took home a “Superior” supplier award at TEMA’s annual business meeting, an annual gathering of companies that produce parts and materials for Toyota’s 12 North American models.... more

Lexus RX Honored With U.S. News & World Report '2014 Best Cars for Families' Awards – Backseat Squabbling May be a Thing of the Past

Lexus RX Honored With U.S. News & World Report '2014 Best Cars for Families' Awards – Backseat Squabbling May be a Thing of the Past

March 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 12, 2014) – Life on the road isn’t as simple as the ABCs, but backseat squabbling may be a thing of the past for families driving the Lexus RX luxury utility vehicle. U.S. News & World Report honored the RX with its “2014 Best Cars for Families” awards. The awards recognize vehicles that make family life on the road easier.... more

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

March 11, 2014
MIAMI (March 11, 2014) — Toyota, the world’s leading automotive manufacturer, is the official automotive and transportation sponsor of Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters, newsmakers and influencers, it was announced today. The conference will be held April 1-4, at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami.... more

Scion FR-S Locks Down 'Cool' with KBB.com

Scion FR-S Locks Down 'Cool' with KBB.com

March 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 7, 2014) – Coolness has a name: the Scion FR-S. For the second year in a row, editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com named the Scion FR-S to the top of their “10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014.”  The annual consumer resource list highlights affordable vehicles for drivers of all lifestyles, each that bring a subjective “cool factor.”... more

Ciao Bella! Designs From International Artists Showcased  At Lexus’ Milan Design Week Display

Ciao Bella! Designs From International Artists Showcased At Lexus’ Milan Design Week Display

March 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 7, 2014) – Whether it’s the sleek styling of the new RC F sports car, the exhibits at Lexus’ INTERSECT space in Tokyo, or as part of its display at Milan Design Week, Lexus is committed to showcasing outstanding designs.... more

From Concept to Production - Lexus Expands Lineup with All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover

From Concept to Production - Lexus Expands Lineup with All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover

March 04, 2014
GENEVA – March 4, 2014 – When the Lexus LF-NX concept was introduced last year at the Frankfurt and Tokyo Motor Shows last year, customer feedback was positive. Customers who liked the LF-NX will be happy to know the production version, NX, derived from the concept will be revealed at the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show next month.  ... more

February 2014 Sales Conference Notes

February 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

Retail Customers Propel Toyota's February 2014 Sales

Retail Customers Propel Toyota's February 2014 Sales

March 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported February 2014 sales results of 159,284 units, a decrease of 4.3 percent from February 2013 on both a daily selling rate (DSR) and raw-volume basis.... more

February 2014 Sales Chart

February 2014 Sales Chart

March 03, 2014

Phoenix Children's Hospital Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to Phoenix

Phoenix Children's Hospital Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to Phoenix

March 03, 2014
Phoenix, Ariz. – March 3, 2014 – Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced it partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Toyota to bring the Buckle Up for Life program, a national injury prevention program, to Phoenix.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues February 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues February 2014 Sales Preview

March 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported February 2014 sales results of 159,284 units, a decrease of 4.3 percent from February 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR) and raw-volume basis.... more

Lexus Looking for Close Shave on St. Patrick’s Day

Lexus Looking for Close Shave on St. Patrick’s Day

March 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 3, 2014) — How bold will you go for a good cause? To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the all-new Lexus IS, a performance sedan with an adventurous personality, Lexus is partnering with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, to create the Lexus Bold IS contest. This unique social media-driven challenge seeks out courageous people willing to shave their heads for a worthy cause—and the chance to win $2,500. The contest will help raise awareness about children’s cancer, and Lexus will donate $25,000 to St. Baldrick’s to help fund the best research to find cures for all childhood cancers.

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Scion Audio Visual Presents 'Mementos'

Scion Audio Visual Presents 'Mementos'

February 28, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 -- SCION AUDIO VISUAL, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming, presents the first ever exhibition of Steve Aoki’s collection of fan art in Los Angeles. Steve Aoki is the Los Angeles based grammy-award nominated electronic music producer, record label owner and DJ.... more

It’s a Trifecta! - F SPORT Completes All-New Lexus RC Coupe Line-up

It’s a Trifecta! - F SPORT Completes All-New Lexus RC Coupe Line-up

February 28, 2014
GENEVA - Feb. 28, 2014 – And F SPORT makes three. Driving enthusiasts, get ready for more Lexus RC options from which to choose. When the all-new model launches in the U.S. this fall the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT will join the recently introduced RC 350 sport coupe and RC F performance model.... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

February 28, 2014
GENEVA - Feb. 28, 2014 – Racing fans around the world will feel the adrenaline when Lexus debuts the RC F GT3 racing concept at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show.... more

Toyota 4Runner Is Fun, Fun, Fun Because Daddy Took the Unibody Away

Toyota 4Runner Is Fun, Fun, Fun Because Daddy Took the Unibody Away

February 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 – Wind whips through your hair and sparkling ocean waters whiz by as you cruise up the coast – that’s how movies portray the fun driving experience. This year The Fast Lane Car (tflcar.com) rolls over that notion.  The 2014 Toyota 4Runner, with its rugged good looks and adventurous off-roading capabilities, has been named to tflcar.com’s fifth annual Top 10 Most Fun to Drive Car Awards.... more

U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

February 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., February 25, 2014 – Toyota announces the 2014 U.S. Winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest presented globally. The nine U.S. Winners will receive an iPad Mini and an award certificate acknowledging their accomplishment. Their artwork now advances to represent the U.S. as the nation’s World Contest Semi-Finalists to compete among entrants from over 70 countries. In August 2014, the top 30 young artists selected worldwide will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Toyota City, Japan and participate in the World Contest awards ceremony, which includes a tour of a Toyota manufacturing plant.... more

Students Get Dollars and Sense in Lexus Eco Challenge - $500, 000 Awarded to Teams Who Learn About Environment and Community Empowerment

Students Get Dollars and Sense in Lexus Eco Challenge - $500, 000 Awarded to Teams Who Learn About Environment and Community Empowerment

February 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 24, 2014)  – It’s a win, win situation! Communities become a better place, and students, teachers and schools have the chance to share $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the Lexus Eco Challenge.... more

2015 Lexus RX 450h Product Information

February 21, 2014

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