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Toyota Motor Sales Issues October 2013 Sales Preview

November 01, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported October 2013 sales results of 168,976 units, an increase of 4.8 percent over October 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in October 2013 versus 26 selling days in October 2012, TMS sales increased 8.8 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Consumers showed resiliency in October with steady auto sales despite headwinds caused by the government shutdown,” said Bill Fay, general manager and group vice president.  “The growth in the auto industry continues to play a leading role in the economic recovery, and Toyota is on track for a strong close to the year.”
                                    
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.
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Toyota Upgrades Technology on Camry and RAV4

October 25, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2013 - For the new model year, two of Toyota’s most popular models, the Camry and the RAV4, receive updated equipment that includes the availability of Entune Audio that will enhance the interior experience. This pricing for these models has also been revised for the new model year. ... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

October 14, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., October 14, 2013  Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the federal government shutdown. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer financially burdened by the government shutdown, including furloughed workers, businesses and employees of businesses directly affected by the shutdown, government contractors, and suppliers. TFS or LFS customers in good standing with their accounts may be eligible to defer up to three months of payments. ... more

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In to Start Under $30,000

October 09, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 – It just got a little easier for drivers to maximize their fuel savings and be environmentally responsible. ... more

GLAAD and Toyota Financial Services Stand Against Bullying, Announce ‘Go Purple for #SpiritDay’ app for iPhone and Android

October 09, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 09, 2013 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) (@toyotafinancial) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have teamed up once again to take a stand against bullying, joining hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, corporations, and organizations in doing the same.  Together, the two entities launched the “Go Purple for #SpiritDay” app, available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.  The TFS-powered app provides users with anti-bullying resources, calls to action, and a tool that turns photos purple.  These purple photos can then be shared to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to show one’s support for, and participation in, the upcoming Spirit Day on Oct. 17.... more

September 2013 Sales Conference Notes

October 01, 2013
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review September 2013 sales.... more

Toyota Continues to See Growth with Sales-Per-Day Increase in September 2013

October 01, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2013)– Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported September 2013 sales results of 164,457 units, an increase of 4 percent over September 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 23 selling days in September 2013 versus 25 selling days in September 2012, TMS sales decreased 4.3 percent from year-ago month.... more

September 2013 Sales Chart

October 01, 2013

Toyota Motor Sales Issues September 2013 Sales Preview

October 01, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported September 2013 sales results of 164,457 units, an increase of 4 percent over September 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 23 selling days in September 2013 versus 25 selling days in September 2012, TMS sales decreased 4.3 percent from year-ago month.
 
"September was a solid month for the auto industry despite two fewer selling days," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager. "Industry fundamentals are strong as interest rates stay low and consumers remain confident."
                                    
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Toyota Announces Return of Dream Car Art Contest

September 26, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif.,September 26, 2013  Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is hosting the U.S. segment of the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in the automotive industry. Across the nation, youth, ages 4-15, are invited to create and submit a drawing of their idea of a “Dream Car” during October 1 through December 14, 2013. Full contest details, along with official entry forms and questionnaires, are available online athttp://www.TFSintheCommunity.com.... more

Toyota to Export U.S.-Built Corolla to Latin America and the Caribbean

September 26, 2013
NEW YORK (Sep. 26, 2013) – Toyota today announced that it will begin exporting U.S.-built*Corolla sedans to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014.  These shipments are expected to build upon Toyota’s all-time record export of more than 124,000 U.S.-assembled vehicles to 21 global markets in 2012, an increase of 45 percent over the prior year.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues New Diversity & Inclusion Bond

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues New Diversity & Inclusion Bond

September 19, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif.,September 19, 2013 Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is issuing a new Diversity & Inclusion Bond, a key component of the company's comprehensive funding program. TFS issued its first Diversity & Inclusion Bond in January 2013 to positive response from investors, banks, and other issuers.  This second issuance builds off the program’s success and is firmly in line with TFS’ corporate initiatives, supplementing its strong focus on diversity, both inside and outside of the workplace.  TFS intends future similar transactions, sending a strong message to other firms about the emphasis TFS places on diversity and inclusion.
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Toyota Thanks Customers for Making The Corolla the Best-Selling Nameplate Ever

September 05, 2013
Torrance, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 — If you bought a Toyota Corolla last month, your new car just might be the 40 millionth Corolla ever sold. It's not about the number, but the number sums it up: Happy customers have made Corolla the best-selling automotive nameplate in history.
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August 2013 Sales Conference Notes

September 04, 2013
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus  Lexus Vice President for sales and dealer development Steve Hearne review August 2013 sales.... more

Toyota has Best Month in More Than Five Years With Sales Increase of Nearly 23 Percent

September 04, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013)– Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August 2013 sales results of 231,537 units, an increase of 18.4 percent over August 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 28 selling days in August 2013, versus 27 selling days in August 2012, TMS sales increased 22.8 percent compared to the year-ago month.... more

August 2013 Sales Chart

September 04, 2013

Toyota Motor Sales Issues August 2013 Sales Preview

September 04, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013) - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August 2013 sales results of 231,537 units, an increase of 18.4 percent over August 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 28 selling days in August 2013 versus 27 selling days in August 2012, TMS sales increased 22.8 percent year-over-year.

“The auto industry continues to be a bright spot in the economic recovery,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “August capped a great summer for new vehicle sales, and it was Toyota's best month in more than five years."

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Lexus Announces Pricing for Updated 2014 GX 460

August 23, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 23, 2013) – The redesigned 2014 Lexus GX 460 luxury utility vehicle (LUV) will be offered in two grades when it arrives at dealerships beginning in September. The standard GX will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $49,085, $4,710 or nearly nine percent less than the previous year; while the Luxury model which will be priced at $60,715. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $910.... more

2013 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference - Bob Carter

August 13, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter discusses the automotive industry and Toyota’s sales forecast, the company’s optimism about the future and upcoming products at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.... more

Live Webcast of Toyota Executive’s Presentation at Aug. 13 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference New York

August 12, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter will speak at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Follow the presentation via live webcast beginning at 8:15 a.m. EDT.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces First Quarter Financial Results

August 02, 2013
Toyota City, Japan, August 2, 2013—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2013.... more

July 2013 Sales Conference Notes

August 01, 2013
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review July 2013 sales.... more

July 2013 Sales Chart

August 01, 2013

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 17 Percent Sales Increase in July 2013

August 01, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 1, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2013 sales results of 193,394 units, an increase of 12.6 percent over July 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 25 selling days in July 2013 versus 24 selling days in July 2012, TMS sales increased 17.3 percent from the year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues July 2013 Sales Preview

August 01, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 1, 2013)– Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2013 sales results of 193,394 units, an increase of 12.6 percent over July 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 25 selling days in July 2013 versus 24 selling days in July 2012, TMS sales increased 17.3 percent from the year-ago month.
 
"Solid industry sales in July point to a stable market indicating a recovering economy,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Consumer confidence also maintained elevated levels as evidenced by strong retail sales.  For Toyota, we saw growth year-over-year with July sales up more than 16.5 percent.”
 
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