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Lexus Design Award 2017 Grand Prix Winner Announced at the Amazing "Lexus Yet" Pavilion in Milan

Lexus Design Award 2017 Grand Prix Winner Announced at the Amazing "Lexus Yet" Pavilion in Milan

April 04, 2017
April 4, 2017 – Lexus International has announced the Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2017 – PIXEL by Hiroto Yoshizoe – leading this prestigious international event to a peak of excitement. Lexus Design Award 2017 drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries under the theme of YET.... more

New Lexus LS 500 F SPORT to Make Global Debut in New York

New Lexus LS 500 F SPORT to Make Global Debut in New York

April 04, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 4, 2017) – Following the recent debut of the LS 500 in Detroit and the LS 500h in Geneva, Lexus announced today the all-new LS F SPORT will make its world debut in New York ahead of the upcoming 2017 New York International Auto Show.... more

March 2017 Sales Chart

March 2017 Sales Chart

April 03, 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2017 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2017 Sales

April 03, 2017
PLANO, Texas (April 3, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. March 2017 sales of 215,224 units, a decrease of 2.1 percent from March 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in March 2017 compared to March 2016, sales were down 2.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Sixth Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Begins April 1

Sixth Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Begins April 1

April 03, 2017
IRVINE, Calif. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 31, 2017 -- Mayors across the country will be asking residents to help ensure the sustainability of the nation’s water resources by taking part in the sixth year of a national contest aimed at reducing water waste and pollution.
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Toyota & Trejo’s Tacos Offer Enchiladas Con YarisiA for One Night Only

Toyota & Trejo’s Tacos Offer Enchiladas Con YarisiA for One Night Only

March 31, 2017
Torrance, Calif. (March 31, 2017) – Los Angeles is known for a combination of tried-and-true Mexican restaurants, as well some novel, haute cuisine drawing its inspiration from South of the Border.
 
For one night only this week, Angelenos had the opportunity to buy elevated Mexican food at its finest - a $17,051 enchilada. Well, maybe not really. Instead, Toyota partnered with Trejo’s Tacos, the restaurant hot spot by Actor Danny Trejo, to sell the “enchilada con YarisiA” for $17,051, featuring an enchilada that comes with a 2017 Yaris iA.... more

Lexus Advances Autonomous Driving Technology with Lane Valet

Lexus Advances Autonomous Driving Technology with Lane Valet

March 30, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 30, 2017)—Autonomous driving and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communications continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with Lexus leading the way. Today, the luxury automaker announces its commitment to the development of a new technology feature for all models: Lane Valet. This advanced system will improve traffic flow by assisting the movement of slower moving vehicles from the left lane into the more appropriate right lane, which, in turn, helps make the highway safe and more enjoyable for all parties. Utilizing unprecedented radar and lane monitoring technology, in conjunction with 802.11p V2V wireless data protocol, this new semi-autonomous system will help Lexus drivers to communicate temporarily with the slower vehicle and do the driver the courtesy of safely moving their vehicle for them.... more

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

March 30, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif., March 30, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.  Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts that can power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles.... more

Four Wheeling. Scene Stealing.

Four Wheeling. Scene Stealing.

March 29, 2017
Toyota will premiere its FT-4X Concept at 9:10 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 12, during the New York International Auto Show. Reserve your seat for the reveal at https://livestream.com/Toyota/NY2017.... more

Refreshed Lexus NX to Make Its World Premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017

Refreshed Lexus NX to Make Its World Premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017

March 28, 2017
BEIJING, China (March 29, 2017) Lexus announced today the refreshed NX luxury compact crossover will make its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2017.... more

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

March 27, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (Head Office: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan; President and Representative Director: Akio Toyoda; "Toyota") and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Hiroo Unoura; "NTT") have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies(ICT) of NTT Group companies.

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Children’s Health and Toyota Bring Car Seat Safety to the Streets of North Texas

Children’s Health and Toyota Bring Car Seat Safety to the Streets of North Texas

March 23, 2017
Plano, Texas (March 23, 2017) – In Texas, one motor vehicle crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.1 However, a properly installed car seat can help dramatically reduce injury and prevent death in the case of a crash. That’s why Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s are working with Children’s HealthSM, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, to bring the national safety program Buckle Up for Life to families in North Texas.  
 
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Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’ [Updated]

Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’ [Updated]

March 23, 2017
Torrance, Calif. (March 23, 2017) – Toyota Mirai trailblazing customers care about the air – their vehicle emits nothing but water vapor.  Now, the fuel cell car’s newest campaign is blazing a trail with eco-billboard technology that will help Californians breathe even easier.   
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Toyota Brings Swagger and Sportiness to New York International Auto Show With Debut of 2018 Sienna Van and Yaris Hatchback

Toyota Brings Swagger and Sportiness to New York International Auto Show With Debut of 2018 Sienna Van and Yaris Hatchback

March 22, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. March 22, 2017 - - Large and small.  Swagger and sportiness.  That is what Toyota will be rolling into their display at the 2017 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) next month with the debut of two freshened models, the 2018 Sienna van and subcompact Yaris hatchback.  
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Rally RAV4 Finishes Second at 100 Acre Wood

Rally RAV4 Finishes Second at 100 Acre Wood

March 21, 2017
Torrance, Calif., March 21, 2017— Driver Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino took the Rally RAV4 to the second step of the podium this past weekend at the Rally America Rally in 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Missouri. The finish was extraordinarily close, after 17 stages and nearly 2 hours of racing, the Rally RAV4 finished just 9.7 seconds behind the winners in their class, Seamus Burke and Martin Brady.... more

US Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

US Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

March 20, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., March 20, 2017 – In the future, there is nowhere cars won’t go. From underwater to outer space, cars will not only provide transportation, they can help people in need, they can monitor air quality, and they can provide entertainment. Those are the visions for cars of the future by nine U.S. youth announced today as the national winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.... more

Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 18, 2017

Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 18, 2017

March 20, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 13th in the GTD class (28th overall) at the Twelve Hours of Sebring Saturday. Robert Alon, Austin Cindric and Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 Lexus entry in Lexus’ second race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.... more

Fact Sheet: Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center

Fact Sheet: Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center

March 17, 2017
Toyota is donating its Quality & Production Engineering Laboratory facility in Erlanger, Kentucky, to create the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center, a new STEAM-based education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. Ignite Institute will focus on project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, with real industry-case methodology, honing passion and direction for careers.  It will include the best aspects of innovative schools around the country.
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Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

March 17, 2017
Erlanger, Ky. (March 17, 2017) - Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced today that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that inspires the next generation to be creative and engaged, highly skilled, tech-savvy and work-ready problem solvers.... more

All-New Lexus LC Performance Coupe Opens New Chapter in Brand History

All-New Lexus LC Performance Coupe Opens New Chapter in Brand History

March 17, 2017
The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced a new chapter for the brand, one that begins now with the arrival of the 2018 LC flagship performance coupe. A concept car come to life, the Lexus LC combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes.... more

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

March 16, 2017
Los Altos, Calif. March 7, 2017 - What is it like to compete in a car race that isn’t about speed, but rather fuel efficiency?... more

Lexus Ranks Highest Among Luxury Brands in 2017 J.D. Power CSI Study

Lexus Ranks Highest Among Luxury Brands in 2017 J.D. Power CSI Study

March 16, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 16, 2017) – Lexus has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction among luxury brands in the J.D. Power 2017 Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM, marking the 17th time the brand has claimed the top spot. Overall, Lexus achieved a CSI score of 874 on a 1,000-point scale, 15 points above the segment average and the highest numerical score in the study, regardless of segment.
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Toyota and Rally RAV4 Go Back to 100 Acre Wood with a Vengeance

Toyota and Rally RAV4 Go Back to 100 Acre Wood with a Vengeance

March 16, 2017
Torrance, Calif., March 16, 2017 — Well-rested and heading into the next race of 2017, the Toyota Rally RAV4 piloted by Ryan Millen is prepared for a second stop in as many years at the 100 Acre Wood rally, held in Salem, Steelville, and Potosi, Missouri this Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.... more

2018 Lexus LC 500h Product Information

2018 Lexus LC 500h Product Information

March 16, 2017

2018 Lexus LC 500 Product Information

2018 Lexus LC 500 Product Information

March 16, 2017

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