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Horsin’ Around In The Sand

Horsin’ Around In The Sand

November 06, 2014
As a young girl living on a farm in southern Indiana, Samantha Stone helped train and show performance horses at local and regional competitions, often with great success. This success and passion led Stone to one day dream of showcasing the beauty and power of horses throughout the country.
 
However, now an engineer in Toyota’s Vehicle Planning/Production Engineer division, it’s a different kind of horsepower that gets Stone’s heart pounding.... more

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

November 06, 2014
NEW YORK (Nov. 6, 2014) – Put down that cup of coffee when you’re driving, Mom. And forget about checking that text while behind the wheel, Dad. Parents may think their teens aren’t paying attention to them, but the truth is the exact opposite. Safety research by Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals that parents are the number one influence on how their teenager will drive.  ... more

Scion Showcases SEMA Standouts

Scion Showcases SEMA Standouts

November 05, 2014
LAS VEGAS, (Nov. 5, 2014) – With a custom louvre treatment and vintage style, Speedhunters triumphed today as the winner in the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The online international collective digs up exciting stories surrounding car culture.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – September 2014 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – September 2014 Financial Results

November 05, 2014
Toyota’s global net income jumped 12.6 percent during the first six months (April 1– September 30, 2014) of the 2015 fiscal year.
 
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2014 SEMA: 2015 Toyota Sleeper Camry Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: 2015 Toyota Sleeper Camry Fact Sheet

November 04, 2014

Toyota Surprises SEMA with 850-Horsepower Camry Dragster

Toyota Surprises SEMA with 850-Horsepower Camry Dragster

November 04, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. Nov. 4, 2014 — In drag racing terms, a “sleeper” is a car that   looks as innocuous as possible, but has the means to blow the doors off the competition. The attendees at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show were shocked when emcee Rutledge Wood lifted the Sleeper Camry’s body to reveal a purpose-built dragster putting out over 850 horsepower. The excitement was palpable as crowds of onlookers rushed into the Toyota booth to get a glimpse at the source of the ear-splitting growl that shook Central Hall to its foundation. Toyota’s Sleeper Camry had just revealed its true intentions.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Camry and Avalon Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Camry and Avalon Vehicles

November 04, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 5,650 Model Year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles.... more

2014 SEMA: 2014 Tim Love Tundra Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: 2014 Tim Love Tundra Fact Sheet

November 03, 2014

Celebrity Chef Tim Love Serves Up a Delicious Tundra for SEMA

Celebrity Chef Tim Love Serves Up a Delicious Tundra for SEMA

November 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 — At the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, performance is normally measured in horsepower and torque. Thanks to celebrity chef Tim Love and his build team at Divine 1 Customs, this year’s SEMA can add British thermal units (BTUs) and decibels to the mix. His Tim Love Tundra incorporates an interactive tailgating experience that features a 27” grill putting out 24,000 BTUs as well as a full Rockford Fosgate audio system.... more

Lexus Car Media Guide for the 2014 SEMA Show

Lexus Car Media Guide for the 2014 SEMA Show

November 03, 2014
In its eighth year at the SEMA Show, Lexus brings the highly-anticipated and all-new 2015 RC coupe and NX crossover to the ultimate aftermarket audience. The custom builds will be on display at the Lexus display area as well as locations around the Las Vegas Convention Center.... more

2014 SEMA: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT by Gordon Ting/ Beyond Marketing Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT by Gordon Ting/ Beyond Marketing Fact Sheet

November 03, 2014

2014 SEMA: 2015 Lexus RC F by Gordon Ting/ Beyond Marketing Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: 2015 Lexus RC F by Gordon Ting/ Beyond Marketing Fact Sheet

November 03, 2014

2014 SEMA: Insta-Built 2015 Lexus RC F by VIP Auto Salon Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: Insta-Built 2015 Lexus RC F by VIP Auto Salon Fact Sheet

November 03, 2014

2014 SEMA: 2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT by 360 Elite Motorworks Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: 2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT by 360 Elite Motorworks Fact Sheet

November 03, 2014

October 2014 Sales Conference Notes

October 2014 Sales Conference Notes

November 03, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development Steve Hearne review October 2014 sales.  ... more

October 2014 Sales Chart

October 2014 Sales Chart

November 03, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

November 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (November 3, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total October 2014 sales results of 180,580 units, an increase of 6.9 percent from October 2013.
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Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

November 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (November 3, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total October 2014 sales results of 180,580 units, an increase of 6.9 percent from October 2013.
 
Highlights include:  
 
  • RAV4, Highlander and SUV sales set October records
  • Camry sales up 14 percent on strength of new 2015 model
  • Lexus posts 12th consecutive year-over-year gains
 
“October vehicle sales were the best for the month in 10 years as an improving economy and lower gas prices drove strong SUV sales,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “At Toyota we also saw a big jump in Camry sales thanks to the successful launch of the new 2015 model.” 

Full press release to follow by 10:30am Pacific.... more

Seventh Series Manufacturer's Title for Toyota

Seventh Series Manufacturer's Title for Toyota

November 03, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2014) -- Tundra driver Kyle Busch’s victory in Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway enabled Toyota to clinch its seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer’s championship in 11 years participating in the series.
 
Toyota remains the series’ top manufacturer after previously winning last year’s title (2013) and prior to that a record five straight NCWTS manufacturer’s championships from 2006 to 2010.  Overall, this is the 10th time Toyota has earned a NASCAR manufacturer’s trophy since the start of the 2004 season.  Toyota also earned three consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) manufacturer’s crowns from 2008 to 2010.
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Lexus Shatters Limits with First-Ever RC Coupe and RC F Performance Coupe

Lexus Shatters Limits with First-Ever RC Coupe and RC F Performance Coupe

November 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014) — To announce the first-ever RC 350 sport coupe and RC F performance coupe, Lexus today launches a comprehensive marketing campaign that showcases the vehicles across a variety of media platforms. The RC/RC F marketing campaign mirrors the story of the coupe itself—which was built from a blank canvas, unconstrained by existing designs and convention—and is centered on the theme of shattering limits.... more

Rally On! TTC Rally Team Finishes 2nd in Final Stage Rally Event of 2014

Rally On! TTC Rally Team Finishes 2nd in Final Stage Rally Event of 2014

October 31, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich,. Oct. 31, 2014 - For the second time this season, the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) hit the stage rally circuit, this time in Houghton, Mich. for the 2014 Lake Superior Performance Rally.

After a confidence building performance in July’s New England Forest Rally, the team, comprised entirely of Toyota engineering team members, headed to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with hopes of continued improvement and gained experience. What they accomplished, however, was a 2nd place finish -- besting the only other OEM rally team and 14 other teams in the process.... more

Who Says It's Not Easy Being Green?

Who Says It's Not Easy Being Green?

October 30, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Not only is Toyota Alabama a global leader in building world-class engines, but it has also become a leader in environmental excellence. The Huntsville plant received recognition for five environmental awards this week, further demonstrating the facility’s commitment to minimize its environmental footprint.   ... more

2014 SEMA: Scion Tuner Challenge - Super Street FR-S  Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: Scion Tuner Challenge - Super Street FR-S Fact Sheet

October 30, 2014

2014 SEMA: Scion Tuner Challenge - GT Channel Mine's FR-S Concept Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: Scion Tuner Challenge - GT Channel Mine's FR-S Concept Fact Sheet

October 30, 2014

2014 SEMA: Scion Tuner Challenge - Speedhunters Maximum Attack FR-S Fact Sheet

2014 SEMA: Scion Tuner Challenge - Speedhunters Maximum Attack FR-S Fact Sheet

October 30, 2014

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