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‘Simpli-tC’ Entry Simply the Best in Scion Tuner Challenge

‘Simpli-tC’ Entry Simply the Best in Scion Tuner Challenge

November 06, 2013
LAS VEGAS, (Nov. 6, 2013) – An entry rooted in simplicity earned top marks for a Southern California custom builder. Judges today named Young Tea of Alhambra, Calif., the 2013 Scion Tuner Challenge winner at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Tea aimed to enhance the existing design cues of the tC while creating a car for both daily driving and track weekends.... more

Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

November 05, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 5, 2013) – It’s back again for the win. Judges today named the Scion FR-S the Hottest Sport Compact for the second year at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Last year marked the first appearance of the FR-S at SEMA.... more

October 2013 Sales Conference Notes

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

Toyota Growth is Steady with Nearly 9 Percent Sales Increase in October 2013

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 the year-ago month.... more

October 2013 Sales Chart

November 01, 2013

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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Take a Tour of Scion at SEMA

Take a Tour of Scion at SEMA

October 30, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 30, 2013) – Performance, technology and the young entrepreneur influenced the Scion vehicles on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 5-8. The collection of five builds will be located at Booth 20313, alongside three 2014 Scion tCs competing in the Scion Tuner Challenge.... more

Scion Unveils Trio of Tuner Challenge tCs Ahead of SEMA

Scion Unveils Trio of Tuner Challenge tCs Ahead of SEMA

October 30, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 30, 2013) – The curtains came up Tuesday on the three Scion Tuner Challenge cars ahead of their Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show debut in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8. The stars: three custom car builders representing tuner scenes in the East, the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. At the beginning of the competition, Scion gave each builder a stock 2014 tC plus $15,000 to design and modify the car within 90 days.... more

Scion Owners Fill the Toy Chest for Needy Kids

Scion Owners Fill the Toy Chest for Needy Kids

October 17, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 17, 2013) – The line of Scion owners held all the variety of a toy store in their arms. Thousands of action figures, games, trucks, dolls and more were donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation at the annual Scion Night held at Knott’s Scary Farm amusement park, attended by more than 12,500 owners and their guests.... more

Scion Takes on the Runway Supporting Project Ethos Event

October 08, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 8, 2013) – Local and international fashion, music and art will be on center stage when Scion sponsors the Project Ethosevent during Los Angeles Fashion Week on Oct. 15. The event will run 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Avalon Hollywood and include runway shows, an art gallery and a live performance from L.A.-based music group YACHT.... more

Scion Adds New Tools to its Simple Purchase Experience

October 08, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 8, 2013) – Simple and straightforward car buying is stepping into the spotlight. Scion today launched a national ad campaign and dedicated section on Scion.com to highlight its Scion Pure Process, a stress-free car buying experience at a transparent price.... 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."
                                    
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Dominates Auto Club Green Car List

September 26, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2013) – California drivers looking for a green vehicle at a good value need look no further. Toyota, Lexus and Scion took top honors in the 2013 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Six of the top ten overall green vehicle and “best value” scores are held by the Toyota family. ... more

Scion Announces Tuner Challenge Finalists Headed to SEMA

September 05, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 5, 2013) – Scion announced its three Scion Tuner Challenge finalists today, each of whom will show off their modified tC vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8. The winning participants are Josh Croll of Mertztown, Pa., Walter Franco of Seattle and Young Tea of Alhambra, Calif.... more

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."

Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Scion Makes Touchscreen Audio System Standard for All Models

August 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Aug. 15, 2013) – Scion is the first non-luxury car brand to feature a touchscreen audio system as standard equipment across its entire lineup. Scion also announces new features and manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2014 FR-S and xD, 2013 xB and the limited-production 2014 iQ Monogram Series.
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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

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