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Heritage Inspires First Scion FR-S Release Series

Heritage Inspires First Scion FR-S Release Series

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – Scion FR-S fans, get ready for a modern take on the sports coupe’s racing roots. Scion revealed its FR-S Release Series 1.0 at the New York International Auto Show today, drawing on track heritage and the expertise of Toyota Racing Development (TRD).... more

Four Toyota Models Named Edmunds.com 'Top Rated Vehicles'

Four Toyota Models Named Edmunds.com 'Top Rated Vehicles'

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2014) – Toyota demonstrated their versatility as four diverse vehicles, the 2014 Prius hybrid, 2014 Avalon full-size sedan, 2014 Highlander mid-size crossover SUV, and 2014 Sienna van were each named “Top Rated Vehicles” by Edmunds.com.  ... more

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – The view from the top looks pretty nice. The Scion FR-S earned praise from Edmunds.com editors as a Top Rated Vehicle. The awards aim to identify the best new vehicles on the market today.... more

A Leader of the Pack – 2014 Lexus GS 350 Sport Sedan Named to Edmunds.com’s Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 - Lexus RX 350 Awarded Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014

A Leader of the Pack – 2014 Lexus GS 350 Sport Sedan Named to Edmunds.com’s Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 - Lexus RX 350 Awarded Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 16, 2014 –There’s a leader of the pack in the mid-size luxury sport sedan segment, the Lexus GS 350. The 2014 GS 350 was named among Edmunds.com’s “Top Rated Vehicles for 2014”. The Lexus RX 350 luxury utility vehicle was named Edmunds.com’s “Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014.”... more

Toyota Technical Center Announces Promotion of Fifth American Chief Engineer

Toyota Technical Center Announces Promotion of Fifth American Chief Engineer

April 15, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 15, 2014) - As a boy, Monte Kaehr was always curious how things work.  Once the item of choice was disassembled he would try to put it back together to make it even better.  This mindset is the core of what engineers do, so it seemed only natural to pursue a career in engineering.... more

Watch the Live Webcast of Toyota’s Auto Summit Presentation on April 16

Watch the Live Webcast of Toyota’s Auto Summit Presentation on April 16

April 15, 2014
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Senior Vice President Automotive Operations Bob Carter will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 New York Auto Summit on Wednesday, April 16. Follow the presentation via webcast beginning at 11:05 a.m. EDT.... more

World's Most Popular Car Model Hits 1.22M Global Sales in 2013

World's Most Popular Car Model Hits 1.22M Global Sales in 2013

April 15, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 15, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced Corolla global sales of 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors.... more

Toyota Brings “Car of the Future” Ride and Drives to the Big Apple

Toyota Brings “Car of the Future” Ride and Drives to the Big Apple

April 14, 2014
NEW YORK (April 11, 2014) – New Yorkers: What better way to gear up for Earth Day than by checking out the auto industry’s top green technologies firsthand? Join Toyota at the New York International Auto Show to ride in the Prius Plug-In Hybrid and the Highlander fuel cell hydrogen vehicle (FCHV).  After your ride, visit the Toyota exhibit to see a stunning concept of the fuel cell sedan Toyota will bring to market next year. It’s been heralded as the car of the future since its recent debut at the International Consumer Electronics Show.       ... more

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 4th Annual SPLASH Series, Presented by Toyota

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 4th Annual SPLASH Series, Presented by Toyota

April 11, 2014
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Waterkeeper Alliance, the global environmental organization dedicated to defending every person’s right to clean water, announced today the locations of its 4th Annual SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota.  SPLASH events will take place in waterways across the United States to raise funds to support Waterkeeper Alliance and local Waterkeeper member organizations by engaging community members and clean-water enthusiasts in water-based recreational activities like swimming, paddling, boating, as well as on-water clean up events. ... more

2013-2014 Toyota Full-Line and 2013-2014 Scion Pricing

April 11, 2014
2013 Toyota Full-Line and 2013-2014 Scion Pricing... more

All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Marque’s First Turbo Powertrain

All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Marque’s First Turbo Powertrain

April 10, 2014
BEIJING – April 11, 2014 – There’s a first for everything! The all-new Lexus NX comes to market as the brand’s first entry into the luxury compact crossover segment and with the first turbo in the lineup. The NX will also be offered in naturally aspirated and hybrid powertrains. Powertrains will vary by region. The U.S. market will offer the NX 200t turbo and NX 300h hybrid. The NX 200t F SPORT will also be available with unique exterior and interior features.... more

Fresh Powder, Fresh Perspective

Fresh Powder, Fresh Perspective

April 10, 2014
Begin with the teenage girl working her way down a white mountain on a snowboard in, say, 1997.
Back then, Amy Purdy’s goals were pretty simple: Graduate high school, travel around the world snowboarding. Make money as a massage therapist. Snowboard more.... more

Toyota Develops New Series of Gas Engines That Will Boost Fuel Efficiency At Least 10%

Toyota Develops New Series of Gas Engines That Will Boost Fuel Efficiency At Least 10%

April 10, 2014
Toyota City, Japan – Toyota will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve outstanding thermal efficiency1 and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10%.... more

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

April 10, 2014
How do you turn manufacturing sludge into a sustainable building material? Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) offers a “concrete” example.... more

Scion xB Release Series 10.0 Infused With Techie Style

Scion xB Release Series 10.0 Infused With Techie Style

April 10, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 10, 2014) – Digital design never drove so well. Scion will debut the xB Release Series 10.0 at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16, bringing together the inspiration and functionality of modern technology.... more

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

April 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) -- Millions of people who visit Washington each year go to see its famous monuments or view the historic records, which chronicle significant events in the nation’s history.  Toyota is helping preserve a portion of that history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 9, 2014) – It’s not easy to earn consumers’ trust.  That’s why Lexus is honored to be named Most Trusted Luxury Brand for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.... more

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 1.3 million vehicles, including certain Model Year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles.  ... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 472,500 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles (approximately 158,000); certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles (approximately 250,500); and certain Model Year 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles (approximately 64,000).    ... more

Training Days

Training Days

April 08, 2014
Carmelita Jeter had a fundamental problem: She didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.

That knowledge could come in handy when you’re practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race.... more

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

April 08, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 8, 2014) – To become an AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star, the Scion FR-S had to shine. By achieving it twice, the FR-S shows lasting power. The annual list from the publication’s industry judges compared all current model year vehicles on sale in the United States. The 2014 FR-S shares its spot with the 2014 Subaru BRZ.... more

Lexus Showcases Amazing Design at Milan Design Week

Lexus Showcases Amazing Design at Milan Design Week

April 08, 2014
MILAN (April 8, 2014) — At this year’s Milan Design Week, Lexus is hosting “Lexus Design Amazing”, an exhibition featuring three new works created by world-renowned designers and a display of winning works from the second Lexus Design Award (LDA). The exhibition presents the Lexus vision of design—design that moves the spirit, inspires, and surpasses convention—and is being held in central Milan’s Circolo Filologico Milanese from April 9 through April 13.... more

Lexus Tempts Consumers with Alter Ego

Lexus Tempts Consumers with Alter Ego

April 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 7, 2014) — To tout its performance-focused F lineup (#LexusF), today Lexus launches a new marketing campaign that highlights a bold side of the brand. The TV spot features the exhilarating new RC F, the powerful LFA, the striking IS F SPORT and the fierce GS F SPORT. Like the spirit of these four vehicles, the spot emboldens consumers to indulge their desires.... more

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

April 05, 2014
NEW YORK (April 5, 2014) – Creativity, courage and determination in fostering social good reigns supreme among those gathered at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, and the Toyota Mothers of Invention are no exception. This year, the Toyota Mothers of Invention transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by collectively making clean water, healthy food and solar-powered light more accessible to those in need. ... more

All-New Lexus NX World Premiere at 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

All-New Lexus NX World Premiere at 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

April 03, 2014
BEIJING - April 4, 2014 – The all-new Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will debut at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The unveiling of the NX, based on the LF-NX concept, marks Lexus’ entry into the fast growing luxury compact crossover segment. With its striking design, advanced technologies and Lexus’ signature spindle grill, the NX will set new standards for future models in the line-up.... more

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