Calty Design Research, Inc.

Calty Design Research, Inc.

With the establishment of Calty Design Research in 1973, Toyota became the first major car manufacturer to set up design operations in Southern California. While the Newport Beach, California, studio focuses on future innovation and creativity, the Ann Arbor, Michigan, studio is focused on production design development for North America. Calty provides innovative design solutions for Toyota and Lexus vehicles and supports North American production design.

Facts and Figures

1973

Established

2003

Ann Arbor Studio Established

100

Employees

  • Facility Sites:
    • Calty Newport Beach – 85,000 Sq. Ft.
    • Calty Ann Arbor – 32,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Instagram: @caltydesignresearch
  • Corporate & Executive Officers: President & Board of Director: Kevin Hunter, Vice President & Board of Director: Shinichi Yasui [Executive V.P. of R&D], Vice President & Board of Director: Simon Humphries [Executive General Manager, TMC], Secretary & Chief Financial Officer: Yosuke Ueno
  • Production Design: 2023 Sequoia, 2022 Tundra, 2021 NASCAR Tundra, 2021 NASCAR Camry, 2021 GR86, 2021 Sienna, 2020 TRD Camry, 2020 TRD Avalon, 2020 Highlander, 2020 LS Teammate, 2020 Corolla, 2020 Supra, 2019 Corolla, 2019 NASCAR Supra, 2019 Avalon, 2018 C-HR, 2018 Camry, 2018 NASCAR Camry, 2018 Lexus LC 500, 2016 Lexus RX, 2016 Avalon, 2016 Tacoma, 2015 NASCAR Tundra, 2015 NASCAR Camry, 2015 Camry, 2014 Highlander, 2014 Tundra, 2013 RAV4, 2013 NASCAR Camry, 2013 Avalon, 2013 Lexus GS, 2012 RAV4 EV, 2012 Camry, 2011 Scion tC, 2011 Avalon, 2011 Sienna, 2011 Highlander, 2009 Venza, 2008 Avalon, 2008 Highlander, 2008 Scion xB, 2008 Solara, 2007 Tundra, 2006 FJ Cruiser, 2005 Avalon, 2004 Scion tC, 2002 Matrix, 2001 RAV4, 2000 Celica, 2000 Avalon, 1999 Solara, 1998 Corolla, 1997 Prius, 1995 Tacoma, 1991 Lexus SC 400, 1990 Previa, 1989 Celica, 1979 Hi-Lux, 1978 Celica
  • Motor Show Concepts Production Design: 2021 Lexus Electrified Sport Car, 2021 Lexus Electrified Sedan, 2021 Toyota Electrified Pickup, 2020 LQ, 2018 Lexus LF-1 Limitless, 2017 FT-4X (New York), 2017 Concept-i (Las Vegas), 2014 U-Squared, 2014 FT-1 (Detroit), 2013 FV2 (Tokyo), 2013 Corolla Furia (Detroit), 2012 Lexus LF-LC (Detroit), 2012 FUN-Vii (Tokyo), 2009 Lexus LF-Ch (Frankfurt), 2008 A-BAT (Detroit), 2007 FT-HS (Detroit), 2006 Scion FUSE (New York), 2006 F3R (Detroit), 2005 Scion t2B (New York), 2005 FT-SX (Detroit), 2004 Lexus LFC (New York), 2004 FTX (Detroit), 2003 FJ Cruiser (Detroit), 2003 HPX (New York), 2001 RSC (Chicago), 1997 Solara/Convertible (Chicago), 1995 FLV (Tokyo), 1985 FXV-2 (Tokyo), 1979 CX-89 (Tokyo), 1977 F110 (Tokyo)

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KEVIN HUNTER

KEVIN HUNTER

  • President
  • CALTY Design Research, Inc.
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