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Winning Students Think Locally to Solve Global Issues in Lexus Eco Challenge

Winning Students Think Locally to Solve Global Issues in Lexus Eco Challenge

April 19, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 19, 2019) – Think globally. Act locally. Isn’t that how the maxim goes? Not for the inquisitive winners of the 12th annual Lexus Eco Challenge. By studying alternative farming methods, these students found and implemented innovative solutions to reduce pollution in their own communities and then spread their love of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) around the world.... 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

2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Wins Best Mid-Size Luxury Car Award at the 2019 Texas Auto Writers Association Auto Roundup

2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Wins Best Mid-Size Luxury Car Award at the 2019 Texas Auto Writers Association Auto Roundup

April 18, 2019
DENTON, TEXAS (April 16, 2019) — After two days of test drives by dozens of journalists, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT was awarded first place in the Mid-Size Luxury Car category at this year’s Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup.... more

2020 Highlander World Debut Drives Toyota Lineup At The New York International Auto Show

2020 Highlander World Debut Drives Toyota Lineup At The New York International Auto Show

April 17, 2019
NEW YORK (April 17, 2019) — The all-new 2020 Highlander makes its world debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), alongside Toyota’s full lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs. The 2020 Highlander, 2020 Yaris and 2020 GR Supra will be amongst the vehicles on display, along with technology demonstrations and interactive simulations that will create an immersive experience for fans. The NYIAS takes place April 19-28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.... more

World Premiere of All-New 2020 Highlander at New York International Auto Show

World Premiere of All-New 2020 Highlander at New York International Auto Show

April 17, 2019
NEW YORK (April 17, 2019) – Toyota is on a major roll with new SUVs, especially the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander debuting at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander Gas model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020.... more

Truex Triumphs in Toyota Owners 400

Truex Triumphs in Toyota Owners 400

April 15, 2019
Toyota drivers were victorious in two series over the weekend, highlighted by Martin Truex Jr.’s victory in Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway and a win by Michael Self in ARCA Menards Series competition at Salem Speedway.... more

All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Is ‘Greater Than’ Ever

All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Is ‘Greater Than’ Ever

April 15, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 15, 2019) – Today Toyota launches the “Greater Than” campaign for the world’s best-selling nameplate, the sleek, all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla. The campaign is a perfect reflection of the Corolla sedan’s bold new look and its bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation. With more than 46 million Toyota Corollas sold globally, the all-new Corolla sedan inspires a campaign that invites drivers to embrace the ever-changing world and live the life they want.
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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

Report: More Than 400,000 Defective Airbags Remain Unrepaired in Tennessee

Report: More Than 400,000 Defective Airbags Remain Unrepaired in Tennessee

April 12, 2019

Report: More Than 500,000 Defective Airbags Remain Unrepaired in Georgia

Report: More Than 500,000 Defective Airbags Remain Unrepaired in Georgia

April 12, 2019

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 is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus ES vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus ES vehicles

April 10, 2019
PLANO, Texas, April 10, 2019 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year Lexus ES vehicles in the United States. Approximately 560 vehicles are involved in this recall.... more

Lexus Culinary Masters Welcomes Chef Ludo Lefebvre

Lexus Culinary Masters Welcomes Chef Ludo Lefebvre

April 09, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 9, 2019) – The Lexus Culinary Masters program is expanding to welcome acclaimed chef, television personality and cookbook author Ludo Lefebvre, adding a fresh perspective to the team’s roster of world-renowned chefs. The Culinary Masters act as ambassadors to the brand, seeking to craft amazing experiences and amplify Lexus core values: quality, innovation, prestige, luxury and performance, and partner with Lexus on marketing initiatives and food and wine events.... more

"Algorithmic Lace" by Lisa Marks Wins Top 2019 Lexus Design Award at 'Leading With Light' Exhibition in Milan

"Algorithmic Lace" by Lisa Marks Wins Top 2019 Lexus Design Award at 'Leading With Light' Exhibition in Milan

April 09, 2019
MILAN (April 8, 2019) Lexus International announced today the Grand Prix winner of Lexus Design Award 2019. Lisa Marks won the prestigious award for her design of “Algorithmic Lace” from a total of 1,548 idea submissions from 65 countries across the globe.... more

Toyota Alludes to All-New 2020 Highlander

Toyota Alludes to All-New 2020 Highlander

April 09, 2019
NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 – Is it real? Or is it suspended by invisible strings? The answer to both questions is yes. Toyota has partnered with augmented reality artist Michael Murphy to create a 3D illusion for its fourth-generation 2020 Highlander, set to debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 17, 2019, at 9:10 a.m. EDT.... more

April Brings Trophies to Toyota Drivers

April Brings Trophies to Toyota Drivers

April 08, 2019
Toyota drivers flexed their muscles over the weekend, winning in multiple racing series, including wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in Tennessee, NHRA in Las Vegas and USAC competition in Indiana.... more

The Pinnacle of F: 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition

The Pinnacle of F: 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition

April 04, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 4, 2019) – For the 2020 model year, the Lexus RC F coupe is lighter, more capable and more eye catching than ever before. A wide range of enhancements expands its performance envelope while updates to the overall design further refine the appearance of the broad-shouldered coupe.... 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

All-New 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Combines Technology, Cargo Capacity and Practicality

All-New 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Combines Technology, Cargo Capacity and Practicality

April 01, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 1, 2019) – The 2020 Yaris embodies the ideal formula for modern hatchback appeal: make it fun, make it efficient and keep it affordable. Add in the latest in multimedia technology to go with practicality and value, and the new Yaris Hatchback hits all the key points its customer demands. It combines the sporty fun and premium engineering of the Yaris sedan in an audaciously styled hatchback while adding other upgrades. Toyota makes another big step for high-quality small cars by introducing the all-new 2020 Yaris Hatchback that will debut at the New York International Auto Show.... more

Lone Star State Sweep

Lone Star State Sweep

April 01, 2019
Toyota swept the NASCAR race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, earning wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS), NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS). With the victories at Texas, Toyota continues to lead the manufacturer point standings in all three NASCAR national series.... more

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