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Toyota Public Comments on Section 232 Investigation

Toyota Public Comments on Section 232 Investigation

June 29, 2018

Toyota Statement on Proposed Tariff on Vehicle Imports

Toyota Statement on Proposed Tariff on Vehicle Imports

June 27, 2018
The Commerce department has set Friday, June 29th as a deadline to file comments on its proposed tariff. Industry trade associations, automakers, including Toyota, and other groups plan to submit comments. To follow is Toyota’s statement in advance of its formal submission.... more

Toyota Research Institute Joins Study of Workforce Impact from Automated Vehicles

Toyota Research Institute Joins Study of Workforce Impact from Automated Vehicles

June 27, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 26, 2018) – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is contributing $75,000 to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) analysis of automated vehicles’ impact on driving-related jobs. ACM’s study, titled "Preparing the Workforce for Automated Vehicles," is being conducted by Michigan State University in collaboration with Texas A&M Transportation Institute. TRI joins other companies in supporting this important research.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announces global partnership with Plug and Play to promote FinTech Open Innovation

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announces global partnership with Plug and Play to promote FinTech Open Innovation

June 27, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 27, 2018) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced a global partnership with Silicon Valley innovator Plug and Play. Together, the companies intend to promote corporate innovation with startup companies offering financial services solutions.... more

Lexus is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus IS and GS vehicles

Lexus is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus IS and GS vehicles

June 26, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 26, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus models: Model Year 2006-2013 IS350, Model Year 2010-2014 IS 350C and Model Year 2007-2011 GS 350, and GS 450h vehicles. Approximately 115,000 units are involved in the United States.... more

Truex Leads Toyota To Winning Weekend

Truex Leads Toyota To Winning Weekend

June 25, 2018
Toyota Racing drivers captured two wins over the weekend with Martin Truex Jr. winning Toyota’s second entitlement race of the season in the Toyota/ Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway and Sheldon Creed winning Toyota’s 10th-consecutive ARCA Series race this season.... more

Toyota Motor North America Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Toyota Motor North America Appoints New Chief Information Officer

June 25, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 25, 2018) – Manjit Singh has been named the chief information officer and group vice president of information systems for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He will oversee strategy, development and operation of all information systems, solutions and technology. Singh will report directly to Zack Hicks, chief digital officer and executive vice president of digital transformation and mobility.... more

Toyota Research Institute Supports Development of Open-Source Automated Driving Simulator

Toyota Research Institute Supports Development of Open-Source Automated Driving Simulator

June 21, 2018
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (June 21, 2018) - Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center (CVC) to accelerate its development of an open source simulator for automated driving, Car Learning to Act (CARLA).... more

Preparing for the Future Today: Toyota and Project Lead The Way Provide Funds to Build Skills for High-Demand Jobs in North Texas

Preparing for the Future Today: Toyota and Project Lead The Way Provide Funds to Build Skills for High-Demand Jobs in North Texas

June 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 20, 2018) – Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), will introduce a program this fall to help students at 12 North Texas schools start a path to thriving careers.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

June 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 20, 2018) – Continuing its longstanding run as a leader in corporate social responsibility, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) was once again named one of the most community-minded companies in the nation by Points of Light Foundation. This is the fourth consecutive year that TFS earned a spot on the Civic 50 list. The company, which spent the greater part of the past year settling into its new headquarters in Plano, Texas, hasn’t missed a beat in its philanthropic efforts, consistently expanding its corporate social responsibility initiatives and demonstrating its dedication to supporting and empowering communities.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Launches First Retail Demand Note Program

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Launches First Retail Demand Note Program

June 19, 2018
PLANO,Texas (June 19, 2018) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced the launch of TFS’ IncomeDriver Notes TM program, which provides retail investors the opportunity to invest in senior notes issued by Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC). This program is the first of its kind for TFS.... more

Toyota Continues Role as Lead Automotive Innovator

Toyota Continues Role as Lead Automotive Innovator

June 18, 2018
Ann Arbor, Mich. (June 18, 2018) – In his address to investors last month, Akio Toyoda spoke of transforming the company that bears his family name from an automaker into a mobility company. While that official change in direction was a recent announcement, Toyota’s engineers and scientists have been expanding their research and development efforts to include mobility solutions and technology for several years. The results of their continuous improvement of existing technology and innovation of new solutions has resulted in many advances. It has also generated a lot of patents. A lot.... more

Hands-on STEM for Middle Schools

Hands-on STEM for Middle Schools

June 15, 2018
JACKSON, Tenn.  (June 15, 2018) – A program designed to prepare students and put them on a pathway to thriving careers will soon debut at five Jackson-Madison County middle schools.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports May 2018 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports May 2018 Sales

June 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported May 2018 sales of 215,321 vehicles, a decrease of 1.3 percent from May 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2018 compared to May 2017, sales were down 5.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

May 2018 Sales Chart

May 2018 Sales Chart

June 01, 2018
Toyota Motor North America May 2018 Sales Chart... more

Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

May 22, 2018
SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 22, 2018) To educate their peers on the dangers of distracted driving, high school seniors Kirklin “Mack” Hopkins (17) and Kellen Stadler (18) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, send a clear message: A single second can have life-long consequences. Their poignant video, titled “It’s Not Fine,” is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national driver safety public service announcement competition, using the tools of storytelling to get through to young drivers.
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Lexus Announces Executive Management Changes

Lexus Announces Executive Management Changes

May 22, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – David Christ (pronounced “Crist”) has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of U.S. Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations. Christ will report to Bill Fay, senior vice president, automotive operations.... more

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

May 15, 2018
SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2018) – Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.... more

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

TMC Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

May 09, 2018
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, May 9, 2018—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.... more

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

May 08, 2018
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2018) – Toyota, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $150,000 in grants to eleven K-12 schools in Central Kentucky to help prepare students for the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.... more

Toyota Engineers Use Legendary Road Rally to Demonstrate Vehicle Performance

Toyota Engineers Use Legendary Road Rally to Demonstrate Vehicle Performance

May 04, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 4, 2018)— Although it’s been the best-selling car in the U.S. for 16 consecutive years, the Camry has long been criticized as a plain vanilla, grocery-getter. The 2018 model year has done much to dispel those misconceptions on design alone.  However, three teams of engineers from Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Indiana, and West Virginia and its Production Engineering & Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, plan to alter those impressions even further by putting three trim levels of the re-designed Camry (XSE, SE and hybrid) through their paces in the 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America May 5 - 12. The teams will also campaign a 2017 Prius, the number one selling hybrid vehicle in America, which suffers similar criticism as just an eco-friendly, commuter car. ... more

Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute Automated Vehicle Test Facility

Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute Automated Vehicle Test Facility

May 03, 2018
OTTAWA LAKE, Mich. (May 3, 2018) – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. When it becomes operational this October, the new site will be used exclusively by TRI to safely replicate demanding “edge case” driving scenarios, too dangerous to perform on public roads.... more

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace

May 03, 2018
NEW YORK (May 3, 2018) – Embracing diversity in the workforce and ensuring inclusivity have grown to become significant advantages for top-performing companies across the country. Studies have shown such companies have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders, are more productive and innovative.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2018 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2018 Sales

May 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas (May 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4.7 percent from April 2017 on a volume basis. With two less selling days in April 2018 compared to April 2017, sales were up 3.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

April 2018 Sales Chart

April 2018 Sales Chart

May 01, 2018

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