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Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

February 24, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 – The Lexus brand captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fifth consecutive year in the 2016 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) received six segment awards total, and four of the top 10 models belong to TMS.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2013 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

Denny Hamlin Captures Toyota's First Daytona 500 Victory

Denny Hamlin Captures Toyota's First Daytona 500 Victory

February 22, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2016) – Camry driver Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race – the Daytona 500 – when he finished first in Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin earned his first-career Daytona 500 victory and the first for Toyota in the prestigious event which is second to only the series championship, which Camry driver Kyle Busch won in 2015.... more

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) Fact Sheet

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) Fact Sheet

February 18, 2016
A fact sheet about TMMC.... more

Toyota Injector Rises at New Daytona

Toyota Injector Rises at New Daytona

February 18, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2016) – The Toyota Injector at Daytona International Speedway is officially open and will host tens of thousands of enthusiastic NASCAR fans for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 21.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

February 17, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 1,124,000 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles.
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2016 Chicago Auto Show - 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Debut

2016 Chicago Auto Show - 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Debut

February 11, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay unveils the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 11, 2016.... more

Rally RAV4 Racing Program Poised to Win

Rally RAV4 Racing Program Poised to Win

February 11, 2016
CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2016) — The Toyota RAV4 that Ryan Millen piloted last year to four out of five Western U.S. victories is about to take an even bigger stage.... more

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro - - Dirtier Than Ever!

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro - - Dirtier Than Ever!

February 11, 2016
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 - - Whether tackling treacherous snow-covered terrain, driving off the beaten path, or surviving extreme conditions where roads fear to tread, the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota is up for any challenge. Two years ago, the TRD Pro Series arose from Toyota’s storied off-road racing heritage, with its numerous victories in the grueling Baja off-road endurance races.  Born from this experience, the Toyota TRD Pro Series Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner have helped serious off-roaders go places they never dreamed possible.... more

Toyota’s Hot Debut Blasts Chicago Chill

Toyota’s Hot Debut Blasts Chicago Chill

February 09, 2016
It’s not quite grilling season, but Toyota is heating up the Windy City with a world premiere Thursday, Feb. 11.... more

Toyota Chases the Spotlight with Big Game Ad Starring the All-New 2016 Prius

Toyota Chases the Spotlight with Big Game Ad Starring the All-New 2016 Prius

February 07, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2016 – #GoPriusGo. The striking all-new 2016 Toyota Prius steals America’s heart in an entertaining, light-hearted 90-second commercial that aired during the first half of Super Bowl 50.... more

Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

February 05, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will drive into all the game-day action this Sunday with two humorous 30-second commercials on ESPN Deportes’ Spanish language telecast of Super Bowl 50.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

February 05, 2016
Toyota’s global net income increased 9.2 percent during the nine-month period (April – December 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year.
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Toyota Releases Official Campaign Teaser 'Heck on Wheels' Leading Up to Super Bowl 50

Toyota Releases Official Campaign Teaser 'Heck on Wheels' Leading Up to Super Bowl 50

February 04, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 -- Today, Toyota unveiled the 90-second spot, “Heck on Wheels,” developed with agency of record, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, to highlight the unexpected features of the all-new Prius. The teaser touts the hybrid leader’s upgraded performance, fresh suite of safety technology features and sleek new styling.... more

Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

February 03, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Scion, established as a separate brand in 2003 as a laboratory to explore new products and processes to attract youth customers, is now transitioning back to the Toyota brand. Scion achieved its goals of developing unique products and processes, and bringing in new, younger customers to Toyota. With more than a million cars sold, 70 percent of Scions were purchased by customers new to Toyota and 50 percent were under 35 years old.
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Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.... more

Toyota Engages Chicago Auto Show Visitors with Photogenic Vehicles, Fun Activities and Giveaways

Toyota Engages Chicago Auto Show Visitors with Photogenic Vehicles, Fun Activities and Giveaways

February 02, 2016
CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 – With more than 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Toyota is engaging Chicago Auto Show visitors with several camera-worthy vehicles and alluring activities and giveaways.
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January 2016 Sales Chart

January 2016 Sales Chart

February 02, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis.... more

Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

January 21, 2016
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 21, 2016 – On the surface, it’s just an environmental thing: A gas/electric hybrid is going to emit less pollutants than a gasoline-only power train. But it’s also going to use less fuel and get more mpg and at low speeds, it’s quieter than a gasoline engine.  Think of it as a “stealth mode” when running only on electric power.  For a cop car, that makes it easier to sneak up on the bad guys.  These are just a few of the advantages discovered by the Arkadelphia, Arkansas Police Department when they replaced 10 of their aging Crown Victorias with Toyota Camry Hybrids.... more

Deutsche Bank's 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bill Fay

Deutsche Bank's 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bill Fay

January 12, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay discusses the U.S. auto market sales and outlook, Toyota’s increased focus on building customer trust and strengthening the industry’s reputation for safety and quality at Deutsche Bank’s 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12.... more

2016 Automotive News World Congress - Jim Lentz

2016 Automotive News World Congress - Jim Lentz

January 12, 2016
Toyota North American CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. 
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2016 NAIAS - Toyota/Kymeta Collaboration - Shigeki Tomoyama, Dr. Nathan Kundtz

2016 NAIAS - Toyota/Kymeta Collaboration - Shigeki Tomoyama, Dr. Nathan Kundtz

January 12, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation Senior Managing Officer Shigeki Tomoyama and Kymeta Corporation Founder/CEO Dr. Nathan Kundtz discuss research and collaboration efforts related to vehicle-based satellite communications during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016.... more

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

January 12, 2016
Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016 -- At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta, a U.S.-based company that is the world’s leader in flat-panel antenna technology.
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2016 Prius Set for Super-Sized Spot on February 7

2016 Prius Set for Super-Sized Spot on February 7

January 11, 2016
In III, a cocky young gunslinger guaranteed and then delivered a victory to bring an unlikely trophy to Broadway. 
 
In XVIII, a shifty running back in silver and black reversed field to stun Washington and to raid a title for L.A.  
 
In XLII, a previously unheralded wide receiver’s helmet catch ruined a perfect season.

 
And in 50, the 2016 Toyota Prius will make a play of its own, starring in a 60-second ad that will air Feb. 7 during America’s biggest sporting event.
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Future of Mobility on Display in Toyota Exhibit at 2016 North American International Auto Show

Future of Mobility on Display in Toyota Exhibit at 2016 North American International Auto Show

January 07, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 7, 2016 – It’s the midway point of the second decade of the 21st century, and future mobility is beginning to come into sharp focus. Technology advancements are ushering in a wave of new conceptual ideas for how people might be transported in the long term, with a focus on clean power, greater safety and more convenience. The Toyota exhibit at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), from January 16-24 in Detroit, provides a glimpse at this transformational change to mobility while showing off the full line of new cars, trucks and SUVs available today.... more

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