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Toyota Alabama Names New President

Toyota Alabama Names New President

May 20, 2019
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (May 20, 2019) Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announced that David Finch has been promoted to president at its Huntsville engine plant, effective July 1, 2019.     ... more

Toyota's Statement Re: WH Proclamation on 232

Toyota's Statement Re: WH Proclamation on 232

May 17, 2019
Today’s Executive Proclamation is a major set-back for American consumers, workers and the auto industry.... more

Toyota Displays Commitment to Community and Mobility  Through Partnership With Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Toyota Displays Commitment to Community and Mobility Through Partnership With Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

May 16, 2019
PLANO, Texas, (May 16, 2019) – Toyota hosted over 100 Girl Scouts at their Plano campus for the second annual Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day. Developed in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), this inspiring day of learning gives Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to experience life as a corporate executive. Girls learned the importance of financial inclusion while being challenged to think creatively and exercise teamwork through curated activities.
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Top Reasons Why Toyota is a Leading Company for Diversity

Top Reasons Why Toyota is a Leading Company for Diversity

May 10, 2019
PLANO, Texas (May 10, 2019) — DiversityInc named Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, ranking 18th on the 2019 survey, up from number 25 last year. The company was also recognized for diverse leadership and its commitment to hiring women of color, LGBT and veteran team members.... more

Babson College and the Toyota Mobility Foundation Team Up to Accelerate the Future of Mobility

Babson College and the Toyota Mobility Foundation Team Up to Accelerate the Future of Mobility

May 09, 2019
Babson Park, Mass. (May 9, 2019) – Babson College, the pioneer and global leader in entrepreneurship education, and the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Toyota’s dedicated global foundation to help more people go more places, today announced a two-year partnership aimed at accelerating the development of creative mobility solutions that could be deployed in communities in the United States and beyond.... more

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019

May 08, 2019
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (May 8, 2019)—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.
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Toyota AI Ventures Launch New $100M Fund

Toyota AI Ventures Launch New $100M Fund

May 02, 2019
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (May 2, 2019) – Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures (TAIV) today announced Fund II, a new $100 million fund dedicated to investing in early-stage startups developing disruptive technologies and business models in the autonomous mobility and robotics markets. Led by founding Managing Director Jim Adler, who also serves as executive advisor at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), Toyota AI Ventures was founded in July 2017 as a subsidiary of TRI. In less than two years, Toyota AI Ventures has invested in a diverse portfolio of 19 startups. Fund II brings the firm’s total assets under management to more than $200M to invest in and support promising startups around the world.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2019 Sales

May 01, 2019
PLANO, Texas (May 1, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported April 2019 sales of 183,866 vehicles, a decrease of 4.4 percent on a volume basis and a decrease of 8.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus April 2018.... more

April 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

April 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

May 01, 2019

Don’t Recline Behind the Wheel: High School Student from St. Petersburg, Fla. Wins National PSA Video Challenge

Don’t Recline Behind the Wheel: High School Student from St. Petersburg, Fla. Wins National PSA Video Challenge

April 29, 2019
SILVER SPRING, Md. (Monday, April 29, 2019) – To encourage positive driving habits for young drivers, Shorecrest Preparatory School junior, Caleb Kravitz developed a creative PSA to inspire his peers to practice safe driving skills. His video, titled "Don’t Recline Behind the Wheel," is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national peer-to-peer driver safety public service announcement competition. More than a thousand videos were submitted in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge by teens educating students on the risky behavior of distracted driving.... more

2018 Camry and Sienna Get Spring Makeover Thanks to CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Retrofit

2018 Camry and Sienna Get Spring Makeover Thanks to CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Retrofit

April 26, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 26, 2019) - Toyota is committed to advancing the overall technology capabilities of its vehicles.  When it comes to multimedia, we continuously seek to improve the experience and provide consumers access to the technology services they desire, always with an eye toward safety. Early last year, starting with the 2019 Toyota Avalon, we announced Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa® would be accessible on many of our 2019 and most of our 2020 models.... more

Carma Project and Toyota Unveil Spanish-Language Version of Peer-to-Peer Takata Airbag Recall Platform

Carma Project and Toyota Unveil Spanish-Language Version of Peer-to-Peer Takata Airbag Recall Platform

April 25, 2019
COSTA MESA, Calif. (April 25, 2019) – Addressing the community of Spanish-speaking car owners and drivers, the peer-to-peer safety platform Carma Project—in collaboration with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) —has established a Spanish-language version of its site, the first-ever community-driven and incentive-based program designed exclusively for accelerating consumer response to the Takata airbag recall.... more

Mazda Toyota Plant Reaches New Heights

Mazda Toyota Plant Reaches New Heights

April 23, 2019
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 23, 2019) With the first steel column now in place, construction is well underway for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS). Team members celebrated the milestone with a small gathering at the plant site.... more

The Future of Zero-Emission Trucking Takes Another Leap Forward

The Future of Zero-Emission Trucking Takes Another Leap Forward

April 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2019) – Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks (FCET). The unveiling was before a crowd of media, government officials and industry and community leaders during a special event held at the Port of Los Angeles.... more

Improving Sustainability, One Building at a Time

Improving Sustainability, One Building at a Time

April 22, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 22, 2019) – As Toyota’s footprint continues to grow in North America, so does their dedication to the environment and society through Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050. Announced in 2017, the ambitious program emboldens the global mobility leader to go beyond zero environmental impact and achieve a net positive impact. Part of that challenge; ensuring new Toyota facilities are constructed and operated sustainably. That commitment has resulted in Toyota’s two newest U.S. facilities being certified LEED Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) highest rating.... more

Toyota, DENSO and SoftBank Vision Fund to Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group

Toyota, DENSO and SoftBank Vision Fund to Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group

April 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO (April 18, 2019) Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota), DENSO Corporation (DENSO) and the SoftBank Vision Fund (SVF) announced today that they will invest $1 billion in Uber Technologies Inc.’s Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG). The investment, in a newly formed ATG corporate entity, aims to accelerate the development and commercialization of automated ridesharing services.... more

Women at Toyota Take Another STEP Ahead, Honored for Leadership in Manufacturing

Women at Toyota Take Another STEP Ahead, Honored for Leadership in Manufacturing

April 12, 2019
WASHINGTON (April 12, 2019) — Three Toyota team members were honored last night in Washington, D.C. with Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards from The Manufacturing Institute.... more

Toyota Recognizes Outstanding Women at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

Toyota Recognizes Outstanding Women at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

April 11, 2019
NEW YORK (April 11, 2019) – Remarkable, inspiring, creative. Just a few of the many qualities that describe the 2019 class of Toyota Mothers Of Invention (MOI) who are being honored during this week’s 10th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit in New York City.... more

Toyota Promotes Global Vehicle Electrification by Providing Nearly 24,000 Licenses Royalty-Free

Toyota Promotes Global Vehicle Electrification by Providing Nearly 24,000 Licenses Royalty-Free

April 03, 2019
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (April 3, 2019) With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles.... more

SAE International, Ford, General Motors and Toyota Announce Formation of Consortium to Address Autonomous Vehicle Safety

SAE International, Ford, General Motors and Toyota Announce Formation of Consortium to Address Autonomous Vehicle Safety

April 03, 2019
SAE International, along with Ford, General Motors (GM) and Toyota today announced they are stepping forward to form the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) that will work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development and deployment of SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles.... more

Q1 2019 TMNA Sales Conference Notes

Q1 2019 TMNA Sales Conference Notes

April 03, 2019
April 2, 2019

Introduction: Toyota Motor North America Consultant, External Communications, Karen Nielsen

Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining us to review the Toyota and Lexus March and first quarter sales results for 2019.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

April 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 2, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported March 2019 sales of 214,947 vehicles, an increase of 0.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and a decrease of 3.5 percent on a volume basis versus March 2018.... more

March 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

March 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

April 02, 2019

Toyota Financial Services Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Toyota Financial Services Announces New Chief Financial Officer

April 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas, April 2, 2019 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced that Scott Cooke is assuming the role of chief financial officer effective immediately. Cooke first joined TFS in 2003 and has held a variety of leadership positions across the Toyota organization, most recently serving as group vice president of treasury, business intelligence, analytics and finance. In that role, Cooke led functions responsible for analytics, funding, capital and liquidity risk management, and treasury operations. Prior to that, Cooke served as group vice president and chief risk officer where he was responsible for establishing and implementing risk-based policies and risk-based metrics for TFS affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Earlier in his career at Toyota, Cooke held a series of positions of increasing responsibility, including having served as corporate manager, product planning for North American Products at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.... more

Toyota Panel Addresses Developing Skilled Workforce of the Future

Toyota Panel Addresses Developing Skilled Workforce of the Future

March 28, 2019
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (March 28, 2019) – At its Kentucky manufacturing facility today, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) hosted a panel discussion to cast a spotlight on the challenges employers face in attracting, developing and hiring skilled technical workers now and in the future.... more

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