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Ante Raised: All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Gains Emotionally-Charged Design and Performance Experience

Ante Raised: All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Gains Emotionally-Charged Design and Performance Experience

January 09, 2017
DETROIT, January 9, 2017 - It almost isn’t fair. Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years, is about to ruffle some feathers. The eighth-generation sedan has gone through a total evolution, from a proven, dependable and safe car to one that also possesses a more exciting and emotional character, thanks to its newfound sporty performance and style.... more

2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - Jeff Bracken

2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - Jeff Bracken

January 09, 2017
Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken debuts the Lexus LS 500 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan.9, 2017.... more

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2018 LC Performance Coupe

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2018 LC Performance Coupe

January 09, 2017
DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2017 – Since the premiere of the LC 500 performance coupe last year, the most frequently asked question has been, “How much will it cost?”  Today that question was answered with news that both the 2018 LC 500 and its hybrid sibling, the LC 500h, will have Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) below $100,000 when they arrive at dealerships this May.
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With the All-New 2018 LS, Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship Sedan

With the All-New 2018 LS, Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship Sedan

January 09, 2017
DETROIT, January 9, 2017 — It is possible that no single automobile has, upon introduction, upended its category as decisively as the first Lexus LS did when it launched the luxury brand 28 years ago. The 1990 LS 400 was the original luxury disruptor, winning critical acclaim and astonishing customers by setting new benchmarks for comfort, powertrain performance and smoothness, quietness, build quality, attention to detail, and dependability. The brand supported that groundbreaking vehicle by setting and maintaining new standards for customer service and satisfaction.... more

Toyota to Exhibit More than 45 Vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show

Toyota to Exhibit More than 45 Vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show

January 06, 2017
DETROIT, Jan. 6, 2017 – The Toyota exhibit at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), from January 8-22 in Detroit will feature more than 45 cars, trucks and SUVs including the global premiere of the all-new 2018 Camry.... more

Lexus Debuts New Exhibit Design at 2017 North American International Auto Show

Lexus Debuts New Exhibit Design at 2017 North American International Auto Show

January 05, 2017
DETROIT, January 5, 2017 – Lexus will debut a new auto show exhibit in Detroit’s Cobo Center at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, which takes place January 8-22. The new design showcases the Lexus brand’s hallmark craftsmanship, quality and safety while giving visitors an immersive experience.... more

Toyota in the U.S.

Toyota in the U.S.

January 05, 2017
Toyota has been part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for nearly 60 years. Production volume or employment in the U.S. will not decrease as a result of our new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico announced in April 2015.  With more than $21.9 billion direct investment in the U.S., 10 manufacturing facilities, 1,500 dealerships and 136,000 (direct and indirect) employees, Toyota looks forward to collaborating with the Trump Administration to serve in the best interests of consumers and the automotive industry.... more

Toyota Shows the Future of Driver-Vehicle Interaction at the Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota Shows the Future of Driver-Vehicle Interaction at the Consumer Electronics Show

January 05, 2017
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2017 – A cloud-connected telematics system that brings the internet into your car. Smartphone integration that makes it easy for developers to create apps for your vehicle. And an artificial intelligence-powered concept vehicle that grows with you to build an immersive, friendly relationship. Connected, intelligent technologies are radically re-shaping the way we interact with our cars, and Toyota’s brought them to the floor of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.... more

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 04, 2017
Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations, Bob Carter speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017.... more

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 04, 2017
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017.... more

Toyota Concept-i Makes the Future of Mobility Human

Toyota Concept-i Makes the Future of Mobility Human

January 04, 2017
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Imagine if the vehicles of the future were friendly, and focused on you. That’s the vision behind Toyota’s Concept-i. Announced today at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking concept vehicle demonstrates Toyota’s view that vehicles of the future should start with the people who use them.  ... more

December 2016 Sales Conference Notes

December 2016 Sales Conference Notes

January 04, 2017
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Division Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken discuss December 2016 and Year-end sales on January 4, 2017.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports December 2016 and Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor Sales Reports December 2016 and Year-End Sales

January 04, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (January 4, 2017) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2016 sales of 243,229 vehicles, an increase of 2.0 percent from December 2015 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in December 2016 compared to December 2015, sales were up 5.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

December 2016 Sales Chart

December 2016 Sales Chart

January 04, 2017

Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to Accelerate Industry-Driven Standard for In-Vehicle Apps

Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to Accelerate Industry-Driven Standard for In-Vehicle Apps

January 04, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit organization working to manage an open source software platform with the goal of giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.
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2017 Highlander with More Power, More Safety and More Model Choices Adds up to More Value Pricing

2017 Highlander with More Power, More Safety and More Model Choices Adds up to More Value Pricing

January 03, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., (November 3, 2016) - Toyota today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV).  For 2017, Highlander’s value is significantly enhanced thanks to an array of technologically advanced safety, performance and convenience features added as standard equipment, enhanced styling, and competitive pricing.... more

Toyota Announces the Accident Reduction Effects of Intelligent Clearance Sonar, a Safety Support Technology for Parking

Toyota Announces the Accident Reduction Effects of Intelligent Clearance Sonar, a Safety Support Technology for Parking

December 26, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, December 26, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation conducted a survey of accidents occurring in parking lots involving three models (the Alphard, the Vellfire, and the Prius) which have been equipped with the Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) system. The survey was conducted during the 18-month period from January 2015 to June 2016 on the ICS?a system which helps to prevent or mitigate collision damage in parking spaces. According to the survey of data concerning approximately 2,500 accidents from insurance companies that cover the policies for about 60,000 of these above mentioned vehicles, pedal misapplication accidents fell by approximately 70%, and accidents related to reversing have been reduced by approximately 40%.... more

Toyota Announces Executive Changes in North America

Toyota Announces Executive Changes in North America

December 22, 2016
PLANO, Texas, December 22, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA), announced executive changes across its operations, effective as of January 3, 2017.... more

A Serving of Manufacturing Know-How Helps Those in Need

A Serving of Manufacturing Know-How Helps Those in Need

December 21, 2016
Buffalo, W.Va. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Feed more people in need more efficiently.
 
That was the goal for team members from Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV), who recently shared manufacturing and process best practices with the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, W.Va. And thanks to the collaborative effort, the food bank is now set to operate more efficiently.
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Lexus RC F GT3 Teams Test for Upcoming SportsCar Season

Lexus RC F GT3 Teams Test for Upcoming SportsCar Season

December 20, 2016
The Lexus RC F GT3 made its official on-track debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a pair of tests at Daytona International Speedway in November and December as the manufacturer builds towards its return to sports car racing in 2017.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Model 86 Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model 86 Vehicles

December 19, 2016
PLANO, Texas, December 19, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2017 Toyota 86 vehicles in the U.S.  Ninety-four vehicles are involved.
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Toyota Research Institute Brings Prius Challenge to Silicon Valley Community

Toyota Research Institute Brings Prius Challenge to Silicon Valley Community

December 16, 2016
Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that Toyota is bringing the Prius Challenge to the Sonoma Raceway for the third iteration of its ongoing Onramp series, an innovation event designed to engage the startup and tech community. This year’s event, to be held on March 3, 2017, will be hosted by Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and will feature a team competition where participants optimize their driving based on data and simulation from a connected Toyota Prius.... more

CAR Study Shows Toyota’s Substantial Impact to U.S. Economy

CAR Study Shows Toyota’s Substantial Impact to U.S. Economy

December 15, 2016
ERLANGER, Ky. (December 15, 2016) - Hundreds of thousands of jobs. Billions of dollars in payroll.  That is just part of the impact Toyota has on the U.S. economy.  A new study released today by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) estimates the employment and economic contribution of Toyota Motor North America’s operations and activities to the United States economy.  CAR’s analysis found that Toyota has a total employment impact of 470,100 jobs, $32.3 billion in private non-farm payroll (0.35 percent of total U.S. private compensation) that results in $23.6 billion in net disposable income for individuals.  Each Toyota job creates employment for 6.1 others at suppliers or manufacturing support companies.
 
The complete report is available now on CAR’s website:
http://www.cargroup.org/?module=Publications&event=View&pubID=147... more

Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

December 15, 2016
PLANO, Texas (December 15, 2016) –  For Toyota, boldly shaping the future of mobility starts with making a positive impact on the environment in diverse communities across the United States and Canada.... more

Toyota User Experience (UX) Seizes the Consumer Electronics Show Stage

Toyota User Experience (UX) Seizes the Consumer Electronics Show Stage

December 14, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2016) – Toyota will showcase a new concept vehicle at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada that highlights the critical importance of UX in the development of highly automated vehicles and robots.  The vehicle will be featured during Toyota’s press conference on Wednesday, January 4th at 1:00 pm PT at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. ... more

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