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Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best Month in Six Years

Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best Month in Six Years

June 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2014 sales results of 243,236 units, an increase of 12.6 percent from May 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in May 2014 versus 26 selling days in May 2013, TMS sales increased 17 percent from year-ago month.... more

May 2014 Sales Chart

May 2014 Sales Chart

June 03, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Issues May 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues May 2014 Sales Preview

June 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2014 sales results of 243,236 units, an increase of 12.6 percent from May 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in May 2014 versus 26 selling days in May 2013, TMS sales increased 17 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Industry sales in May soared as consumer confidence improved and demand for new vehicles continued to strengthen,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “Toyota had its best month in six years led by strong Camry, Corolla and Hybrid sales.”
 
For additional sales information, visit twitter.com/Toyota.  
                                    
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS  Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

May 30, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 30, 2014) – For the second year, Ann Arbor Public Schools staff members have been invited to join the Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation (Toyota STEAM) program. This year, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice K. Swift will make the trip along with 20 other AAPS staff representing many from the district’s instructional and administrative levels. ... more

Toyota Produces First Car at New Kentucky Plant [1988]

Toyota Produces First Car at New Kentucky Plant [1988]

May 29, 2014
GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, MAY 26, 1988 -- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc., today reached a major milestone at the new $1.1 billion automobile manufacturing complex in Georgetown, Kentucky. An internal employee ceremony attended by approximately 1,100 employees celebrated the first Toyota Camry produced in Kentucky using newly installed equipment, processes, and the dedicated efforts of an American work force.... more

Toyota Celebrates 10-Millionth Vehicle Made in Kentucky; First Camry Rolled Off Line at Georgetown Plant in 1988

Toyota Celebrates 10-Millionth Vehicle Made in Kentucky; First Camry Rolled Off Line at Georgetown Plant in 1988

May 29, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 29, 2014) – Avery Bussell Jr. always thought he’d be a farmer.  However, with times on the family farm a little tough in 1988, the 22-year-old threw his name into the mix for a job at a new company that was setting up shop 55 miles away – Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK).

One small problem: he was one of over 100,000 others who were applying for about 3,000 jobs.... more

Change Agent: Toyota’s VP of African American Business Strategy is Locked In on a Changing Consumer Landscape

Change Agent: Toyota’s VP of African American Business Strategy is Locked In on a Changing Consumer Landscape

May 28, 2014
After James Colon received an honorary doctorate degree during Grambling State University’s commencement ceremony on May 9, he looked out at the Class of 2014.

It’s his job to predict what these students will want two, five, 10 years from now because he’s seen the stats: 98 percent of Toyota’s future growth will come from diverse ethnic backgrounds.... more

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

May 28, 2014
Los Angeles (May 28, 2014) – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck! Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.... more

Toyota Robots Help People Walk Again

Toyota Robots Help People Walk Again

May 28, 2014
Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2014 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin trial leasing of newly developed clinical research versions of its “Walk Training Assist” and “Balance Training Assist” robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan this autumn. The clinical research versions are improved versions of those announced in 2011 as part of the Toyota Partner Robot series. The improved robots are aimed to help in the rehabilitation of patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance due to illness or injury.... more

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

May 23, 2014
When Eric Care, a City of San Diego lifeguard sergeant, got the call that a man four miles north of his location along Torrey Pines State Beach was in cardiac arrest, there wasn’t time to think. All he could do was react.... more

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

May 23, 2014
SAN DIEGO (May 23, 2014) – While locals and tourists focus on miles of coast lined with gorgeous sands, San Diego lifeguards focus on safe practices in the water and on the beach.
 
Toyota is focused on helping them.... more

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Paralympian snowboarder Amy Purdy’s Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) will get a jump-start from Toyota, beginning today.  Toyota and AAS are expanding their partnership, which will allow AAS to host 10 competitive para-snowboard events for wounded veterans by the end of 2015.... more

Selfie-Snapping Corolla Rolls the Red Carpet with Celebs

Selfie-Snapping Corolla Rolls the Red Carpet with Celebs

May 22, 2014
A camera-toting Toyota Corolla gave new meaning to the term vanity plate when it greeted famous guests at the People En Español’s 50 Mas Bellos (50 Most Beautiful) gala in New York City’s Capitale on May 12, 2014.... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Toyota Sienna Minivans

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Toyota Sienna Minivans

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 370,000 Model Year 2004-2011 Sienna Minivans originally sold in or registered in specific cold climate states.... more

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

May 21, 2014
We’ve all been there - the dreaded garage clean-out.  The lovely time when you dredge up a 42-pound CRT from 1997, the after-college futon you thought you donated two years ago and some crusted paint cans you (responsibly) did not throw away but never quite made it to the hazardous waste center. ... more

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to Provide Students with Real World Experience and Help Deliver More Food Faster

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to Provide Students with Real World Experience and Help Deliver More Food Faster

May 21, 2014
Wellesley, Mass. (May 21, 2014) – Toyota and Babson College’s Social Innovation Lab today announced they have partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to help expedite the distribution of food to those in need.  The partnership aims to enhance productivity, and inventory control practices at GBFB while teaching Babson students a real-world lesson in how Toyota’s manufacturing know-how can enhance the work of nonprofits.... more

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Semiconductor Wafer to Boost Hybrid Mileage

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Semiconductor Wafer to Boost Hybrid Mileage

May 20, 2014
Toyota City, Japan – Toyota is using one of the hardest materials in nature after diamonds to develop a semiconductor chip it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 percent.

The company and its partners announced today that they have developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units. Toyota plans to begin test-driving vehicles with the technology on public roads in Japan within a year.... more

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

May 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 14, 2014) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity® in 2014, marking Toyota’s eighth appearance on the list since 2006. Toyota is the only automaker in the Top 50, placing at no. 38 of 1,215 companies vying for inclusion. Toyota moved up 10 spots over 2013, reflecting strong corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as promotion among its associates, business partners, dealers and customers. ... more

Toyota Named Exclusive Auto Partner of the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium

Toyota Named Exclusive Auto Partner of the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium

May 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (May 13, 2014) –  The Northern California Toyota Dealers Association signed a multi-year, multimillion dollar contract with the San Francisco 49ers to become the exclusive auto partner of both the team and Levi’s® Stadium. The partnership will commence with the 2014 NFL season.... more

Toyota Statement Regarding Camry Production

Toyota Statement Regarding Camry Production

May 09, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 9, 2014) – Toyota has confirmed that Camry production at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) will end in Fall 2016.  The Camry volume produced at SIA will be absorbed by Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.  Toyota appreciates SIA’s commitment to building high quality Camrys since 2007.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014

May 08, 2014
Toyota City, Japan, May 8, 2014— Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

For Comprehensive FY2014 Financial Materials:
http://www.toyota-global.com/investors/financial_result/
 ... more

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

May 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 7, 2014) – With a sleek new exterior and premium interior features designed to make driving more functional and fun for families, it’s no surprise that the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander was named Activity Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Auto Roundup event.... more

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

May 06, 2014
The word she keeps using is “obsessed.”

Jackie Birdsall became “obsessed” with cars when she was a teenager. That made her “obsessed” with the history of auto icons like Henry Ford and Lee Iacocca. In 2003, she did an internship with Daimler-Chrysler, leading to an “obsession” with hydrogen fuel cell technology.

And now, as an engineer at Toyota Technical Center, Birdsall is “obsessed” with bringing fuel cell technology to the masses.... more

April 2014 Sales Conference Notes

April 2014 Sales Conference Notes

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

April 2014 Sales Chart

April 2014 Sales Chart

May 01, 2014

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