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Media Alert: Toyota Extreme Builds to Wow at SEMA 2016

Media Alert: Toyota Extreme Builds to Wow at SEMA 2016

October 28, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016 -- Toyota’s suite of 30 vehicles on display at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show will explore the past, represent the present and surprise with extreme custom builds.... more

Team Millen and Rally RAV4 to Compete in NASA Rally Sport National Championship

Team Millen and Rally RAV4 to Compete in NASA Rally Sport National Championship

October 27, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 -- A winner-take-all format has pros and cons, but for fans of rally, a single race national championship sure is exciting.  This weekend, at NASA Rally Sport’s Empire State Performance Rally (ESPR) in Narrowsburg, N.Y., Ryan Millen, Christina Fate and the Rally RAV4 are hoping to finish on a winning note by capturing the 2WD national championship. NASA Rally Sport requires competitors to qualify to compete, so only those that meet the criteria are eligible to take part.... more

2017 Lexus RX 350 Product Information

2017 Lexus RX 350 Product Information

October 27, 2016

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Emerging Artists with Toyota Music Den at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Emerging Artists with Toyota Music Den at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

October 25, 2016
New Orleans (Oct. 25, 2016) – Thousands of musicians are waiting to be discovered and one will get the opportunity of a lifetime to uniquely shine this weekend at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. To celebrate the conclusion of its 2016 Toyota Music Experience, Toyota is giving three up-and-coming New Orleans-based bands the opportunity to perform at the #ToyotaMusic Den alongside Voodoo headliner, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, at the country’s most enchanting music festival.
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2017 Lexus NX 300h Product Information

2017 Lexus NX 300h Product Information

October 25, 2016

2017 Lexus NX 200t Product Information

2017 Lexus NX 200t Product Information

October 25, 2016

2017 Lexus NX: Boldly Styled and Equipped to Cut Through the Luxury Crossover Clutter

2017 Lexus NX: Boldly Styled and Equipped to Cut Through the Luxury Crossover Clutter

October 25, 2016
The Lexus NX, one of the boldest luxury-utility vehicle designs on the road, makes all-weather handling a bigger part of the picture by making all-wheel drive standard on the NX 300h hybrid for 2017.... more

WOVNS Honored As First Ever ‘Toyota Maker’ at The Fifth Annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit

WOVNS Honored As First Ever ‘Toyota Maker’ at The Fifth Annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit

October 24, 2016
NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2016) -- Toyota, partnering with Meredith Corporation’s Martha Stewart Living magazine, celebrated its first “Toyota Maker” Honoree at the Fifth Annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit on Saturday. This recognition spotlights an up-and-coming American company that is driving positive solutions in their industry and community. WOVNS, founded by Makers Dena and Chelsea Molnar, was recognized at the summit and awarded a $10,000 grant by Toyota.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Highlander Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Highlander Vehicles

October 21, 2016
PLANO, Texas, October 21, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 7,100 Model Year 2016 Toyota Highlander vehicles in the U.S.... more

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017 (in Japan)

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017 (in Japan)

October 21, 2016

Toyota City, Japan, October 21, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Having already undergone repeated field tests for practical use, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to utilize two of these FC buses (model name: Toyota FC Bus) as fixed-route buses.

Toyota plans to introduce over 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In view of this, the FC buses will be sold for the first time in Japan in early 2017, so as to help increase the level of understanding by the general public of the utilization of FC buses as a form of public transportation.

For full details, go to: http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/13965745/

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Toyota Corolla Takes the Wheel of Season Two of Univision Network's 'La Banda' to Find the Next Latin Super Group Craze

Toyota Corolla Takes the Wheel of Season Two of Univision Network's 'La Banda' to Find the Next Latin Super Group Craze

October 20, 2016
Torrance, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2016) – Thousands of young men and women from all over the country have flocked to auditions for the opportunity to win a coveted spot in the next Latin super group craze on Univision Network’s popular music-based multi-media reality entertainment competition “La Banda.”  As the competition heightens, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is driving into the action with an exciting multi-platform guest experience that features digital, on-air and social elements that pursue these talented contestants on their hopeful journey to the finale.
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Let's Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

Let's Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

October 20, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 – Lights (LED, of course, for efficiency), camera (digital to reduce waste)…action!
 
On Saturday, October 22, Toyota and Lexus will celebrate 16 years of partnership with EMA at the 26th annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. ... more

Toyota and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

Toyota and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

October 20, 2016
Plano, TX (October 20, 2016) – Today, Net Impact, Toyota and the Toyota Mobility Foundation announced the second year of the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a competition to inspire millennials to develop solutions to meet critical mobility needs through design thinking. This year’s challenges will focus on tackling issues related to social equity and inclusion.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 20, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., October 20, 2016 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Matthew. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the just-announced FEMA designated disaster areas. 
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#iMfast: Leaving the Desk in the Dust

#iMfast: Leaving the Desk in the Dust

October 19, 2016
Houghton, Mich. (October 19, 2016) –  When it comes to developing parts and systems for tomorrow’s cars and trucks, engineers at Toyota’s North American R&D headquarters in Southeast Michigan spend a lot of time at their desks crunching data, working on CAD images and doing some of the less glamorous work that goes into making ever better cars. Some of that work, however, is far from ho-hum and far from the desk.... more

25-Year Game Changer: Toyota, NCFL Pioneer Family Literacy Initiative

25-Year Game Changer: Toyota, NCFL Pioneer Family Literacy Initiative

October 19, 2016
DETROIT (October 19, 2016) – Lupe Maldonado will tell you, “education is key.” That’s because it’s what helped her and her family create a brighter future. Their story started in a garage in Torrance, Calif., more than 20 years ago. That’s where they lived when they came to the U.S. No bathroom. No running water; a mattress on the bare floor. They covered up the holes to keep out the cold and the mice. While it may have been a bleak start, Lupe says just being in America was a dream come true.... more

Informed owners = hAPPy customers

Informed owners = hAPPy customers

October 19, 2016
Want to get the most out of your Toyota?  It’s all in the app.
 
Available at www.Toyota.com/owners, the Toyota Owners App ups the owner experience, offering vast resources to any and everything you could want to know about your vehicle.... more

Rally RAV4 Finishes Second in National Championship in First Attempt

Rally RAV4 Finishes Second in National Championship in First Attempt

October 18, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 — An entire season of rally racing is a brutal test of man, woman, and machine.  This past weekend at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR), Ryan Millen, Christina Fate, and their capable Rally RAV4 secured a solid second place finish in the 2WD Class for the Rally America national championship.  It’s a serious accomplishment considering their RAV4 had a stock engine and transmission, as it competed against cars with sequential racing boxes, big turbos, and radical modifications.  Millen also captured top honors, winning the prestigious Rally America Rookie of the Year award.... more

espnW and Toyota Honor ‘Everyday Heroes’ at 2016 The espnW Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Honor ‘Everyday Heroes’ at 2016 The espnW Women + Sports Summit

October 17, 2016
DANA POINT, Calif. (October 17, 2016) On Friday evening at the seventh annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota introduced the fourth class of “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. Grants in the amount of $10,000 are provided to the organizations honored.... more

2017 Lexus GX 460 Product Information

2017 Lexus GX 460 Product Information

October 14, 2016

2017 Lexus GX 460: the City-Friendly, Trail-Eating Luxury SUV

2017 Lexus GX 460: the City-Friendly, Trail-Eating Luxury SUV

October 14, 2016
A member of a rare breed, the GX 460 is a full-capability luxury SUV that’s as at home on the trail as it is in the city or suburbs. The GX 460 carries up to seven in renowned Lexus comfort.... more

2017 Lexus RX 450h Product Information

2017 Lexus RX 450h Product Information

October 14, 2016

2017 Lexus RX Bolsters Market Leadership with New Standard Safety Technology

2017 Lexus RX Bolsters Market Leadership with New Standard Safety Technology

October 14, 2016
After introducing the all-new fourth-generation RX 350 and RX 450h Hybrid luxury utility vehicles for 2016, Lexus opens the RX model’s second season with a slew of notable advancements, chief among those making the Lexus Safety System+ standard equipment. Introduced as an option for 2016, Lexus Safety System+ includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.... more

A Solid Foundation: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Winner, Runner-up Arm Parents With the Tools to Improve Children’s Academic Outcomes

A Solid Foundation: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Winner, Runner-up Arm Parents With the Tools to Improve Children’s Academic Outcomes

October 13, 2016
When Jean Ciborowski Fahey of Weymouth, Mass., joins a circle of moms and newborns, she condenses decades of knowledge about brain development into a 20-minute message that’s straightforward and provides parents ways to help their children develop a strong foundation for learning. ... more

A Campus Grows in Plano: CEO Jim Lentz Gives Sneak Peek at the New Toyota

A Campus Grows in Plano: CEO Jim Lentz Gives Sneak Peek at the New Toyota

October 13, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, Oct. 13, 2016 – More than 1,200 tons of Texas limestone. Twelve acres of glass. Seventeen thousand tons of reinforcing steel. And thousands of construction workers on site daily. For the new Toyota, there’s no place like home.... more

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