From shops to showrooms — past, present, and future — Toyota Untold goes beyond the cars and into the journeys, featuring exclusive stories of drivers, engineers, fans, and experts from the Toyota/Lexus family.
It seems like everything has changed in the last 18 months. Live events and promotions, specifically, are an area that will likely never be the same. This summer, Toyota leaned into this shift with a brand-new, all-inclusive event space hosted at Toyota USA headquarters in Plano, Texas, that previewed upcoming news for select members of the automotive media landscape. The result was a one-of-a-kind, multi-day brand presentation – one that very well could redefine the model moving forward.
Grab some popcorn, Josh Brooks has a story to tell. As a boy, a vehicle in his neighborhood caught his eye — a stunning ‘79 Toyota Starlet. The experiences shared by Josh, the car, and its original owner in the decades following were as uncommon as they were endearing. This unlikely restoration tale, based in the small town of Radstock, England, will warm your heart and make you long for the nostalgic smell of a carburetor engine. We’ll let Josh explain.
Craig Lieberman, original owner of Paul Walker’s scene-stealing Gladiator Supra from “The Fast and the Furious” and Technical Advisor on the first and second films in the franchise, sheds light on what it was like to lend his expert knowledge and eye-popping vehicles to such a high-profile production. Buckle up, this one’s fast.
The driver-vehicle relationship is changing quickly. Toyota research scientists, John Lenneman, PhD., and Josh Domeyer, PhD., join the show to talk us through the deliberate, and surprisingly cooperative, scientific processes that go into this progress.
Ask someone to picture a car, and they’ll probably imagine a sedan. Until recently, they were the most popular car on the market. Are sedans going extinct or is there more to it than that? We’re joined by Sam Goot (from Toyota’s Vehicle Marketing and Communications department) and Paul Daverio (of Toyota’s Production Planning and Strategy division) to find answers.
The 2021 Sienna is here to redefine how we think about minivans. But what inspired its unique design-concept? We’re delving into the development of the new model with one of its chief designers, Ben Jimenez, who not only walks us through some of the latest features, but explains how they managed to evolve its legacy, creating something quietly confident and perfect for the here and now.
Outdoor enthusiasts around the world depend on Toyota to get them to new and exciting places — and, even more importantly, to get them back. Pack your positive attitude for this adventurous episode of Toyota Untold. We talk accessibility, capability, and, […]
Buying a car tends to be a stressful experience… What’s the MSRP? How much can you haggle? Do you buy the extended warranty? To lease, or not to lease? Toyota believes these are questions that all customers should be aware […]
Everyone loves a good hero story. Trey McDaniel recalls his experience from behind the wheel of his FJ Cruiser before, during, and after the deadly winter storm pileup in Fort Worth, TX last month.
Still dominating a racetrack near you. How a maxed-out mid-engine changed the course for performance cars around the world, featuring three MR2 owners, hobby builders, and limit pushers.
Executive Speechwriter and Public Relations Analyst
Kelsey Soule is lead executive speechwriter and public relations senior analyst at Toyota Motor North America. In her role, she manages external speaking engagements, writes speeches, produces content and organizes executive media requests. Prior to joining Toyota, she supported internal and external communications for Siemens Power Generation Charlotte and Rolls-Royce Indianapolis. Kelsey is known for her sarcasm, millennial perspective, and for constantly plotting her next international vacation. She is based in Dallas, where she enjoys overpriced boutique fitness and spending time at the Cork Wine Bar reading and learning about wine. Her favorite topics of conversation are her white 2017 Toyota 4Runner and her Westie named Franklin.
Social Media Manager
Tyler Litchenberger is social media manager for Toyota Motor North America’s corporate communications group. When not hosting Toyota Untold, Tyler is busy telling Toyota’s U.S. car and company story through social channels, while monitoring for brand and industry trends. She has a varied background in communications, social media and marketing, with previous positions at Frito-Lay, McDonald’s and Golin PR. Working for these brands has led to incredible opportunities, including launching the All Day Breakfast campaign, giving away a truck to a hero during the California wildfires and convincing franchisees to switch from MySpace to Facebook in 2006. Outside of work, Tyler spends her time being an awesome mom/wife, traveler and pop culture enthusiast.