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Toyota le da la Bienvenida a la Primavera Durante el New York International Auto Show  con Nuevos Vehículos y Atractivos Eventos

Toyota le da la Bienvenida a la Primavera Durante el New York International Auto Show con Nuevos Vehículos y Atractivos Eventos

April 16, 2014
NUEVA YORK (16 de abril de 2014) – El New York International Auto Show, que abrirá sus puertas al público el sábado 19 de abril, llega este año con un nuevo repertorio de vehículos de producción y automóviles-concepto especiales para dar la bienvenida a la primavera en el Javits Convention Center. Toyota tiene toda una gama de actividades preparadas que ofrecen algo para todos: imagínate la combinación de un show automovilístico con una cacería de huevos de Pascua.... more

Toyota Springs into New York International Auto Show with New Vehicles and Engaging Events

Toyota Springs into New York International Auto Show with New Vehicles and Engaging Events

April 16, 2014
NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) – This year’s New York International Auto Show, opening to the public on Saturday, April 19, brings a new crop of production vehicles and special concept cars to usher in Spring at the Javits Convention Center.... more

2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) - 2015 Toyota Camry Reveal

2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) - 2015 Toyota Camry Reveal

April 16, 2014
TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay reveals the 2015 Toyota Camry at the New York International Auto Show, April 16, 2014.... more

More Than Skin Deep: America’s Best-Selling Car Gets Even Better  With a Sweeping Redesign for 2015

More Than Skin Deep: America’s Best-Selling Car Gets Even Better With a Sweeping Redesign for 2015

April 16, 2014
NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) - So what do you do when you have the best-selling car in the industry for 12 straight years? You find ways to make it even better. That’s exactly what Toyota did with the introduction of the new 2015 Camry. After selling almost a million of the industry’s benchmark sedan since the current generation launched in 2011, Toyota stripped it down to its chassis and rebuilt it from the ground up, raising the bar yet again in the ultra-competitive mid-size sedan segment. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

April 02, 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 02, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales USA and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced today the 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.  The online contest gives America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a new Toyota Sienna with VMI’s Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system.  The online contest will run Wed., April 2 to Sun., Nov. 9, 2014, and is open to all disabled U.S. veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Sun., Nov. 9 and announced on Veterans Day Tues., Nov. 11, 2014.  The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.... more

March 2014 Sales Conference Notes

March 2014 Sales Conference Notes

April 01, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review March 2014 sales.... more

March 2014 Sales Chart

March 2014 Sales Chart

April 01, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Solid March sales pushed first-quarter industry results ahead of last year’s pace despite one of the harshest winters on record,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year late in the month, and we’re optimistic that momentum will spring us in into April.”
 
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.... more

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program’s public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments will help veterans and at-risk youth find confidence and friendship through music education and performances, thanks to The Rock Club and Rock for Vets.... more

Increased Showroom Activity Points to Strong March Sales for Toyota

Increased Showroom Activity Points to Strong March Sales for Toyota

March 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 25, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc. recorded its best non-holiday sales weekend of the year with sales of nearly 20,000 units.  This is a 12 percent volume increase when compared to the same weekend last year (March 22-23, 2013).  Additionally, this weekend outsold the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in January.... more

Consumers to Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

Consumers to Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

March 20, 2014
Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2014 --Toyota Motor Corporation announces the start of consumer trials of the “i-Road” personal mobility vehicle in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials, which aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas, will run from March 24 through early June.... more

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2014 – Today, Toyota announced that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment.  As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.... more

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

March 11, 2014
MIAMI (March 11, 2014) — Toyota, the world’s leading automotive manufacturer, is the official automotive and transportation sponsor of Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters, newsmakers and influencers, it was announced today. The conference will be held April 1-4, at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami.... more

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