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2019 Lexus LC Full Press Kit

August 31, 2018

2018 - 2019 Toyota Full-Line Pricing

2018 - 2019 Toyota Full-Line Pricing

August 31, 2018

Sharper and More Refined Lexus Reimagines the 2019 RC Luxury Sport Coupe

Sharper and More Refined Lexus Reimagines the 2019 RC Luxury Sport Coupe

August 29, 2018
TOKYO (August 30, 2018) – Lexus is proud to announce a new version of the RC luxury sports coupe, which is scheduled to make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.... more

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Avalon vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Avalon vehicles

August 29, 2018
PLANO, Texas, August 29, 2018 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2012 model year Toyota Avalon vehicles. Approximately 19,400 vehicles are involved in the United States.... more

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018, TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) today announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network.... more

16-Year-Old Takes Weekend Spotlight

16-Year-Old Takes Weekend Spotlight

August 27, 2018
While the NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed a rare weekend off, other stock-car racing was in action in Canada as well as the Midwest. Near St. Louis, 16-year-old Derek Kraus shined in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination event.... more

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

August 24, 2018
TOKYO (Aug. 24, 2018) – As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is supporting Para sports and contributing to creating a more inclusive society at the grassroots level, as well as through cooperation with The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee) and the broader business community in Japan. During the upcoming Paralympic Games, Toyota will encourage further interest in Para sports around the world while providing “Mobility for All” solutions.... more

2018 Media Guide: Lexus at Monterey Car Week

2018 Media Guide: Lexus at Monterey Car Week

August 23, 2018

The Lexus Inspiration Continues at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The Lexus Inspiration Continues at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

August 23, 2018
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  (August 23, 2018) —  Lexus will mark its 21st year as a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the introduction of two new concept vehicles: the LC Inspiration Series Concept and the UX 250h Concept. Revealed for the first time at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the concepts represent two very different takes on the future of luxury.... more

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

August 22, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (August 22, 2018) —The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) welcome Toyota team members and their families as they “Get Connected” in the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE). The AACVTE is the world’s largest connected vehicle test environment for the DSRC 5.9GHz V2X technology and operates throughout the city of Ann Arbor.  Led by UMTRI and its partners, the AACVTE builds on the existing deployment, established in 2012. ... more

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

August 21, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2018) – For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once.... more

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

August 21, 2018
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Toyota pledged $1 million to its long-time nonprofit partner SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to bring much-needed services to the community. Toyota has supported SBP since it began working to help families rebuild their homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has helped SBP make its operations more efficient by applying the principles from the Toyota Production System. With Toyota’s assistance, SBP has reduced the number of days it takes to build a house to 60 from 112.
 
What’s more, SBP has used TPS to train more than 21 nonprofits to be more efficient and effective in their work to help families recover in Southeast Texas. Improving the quality of life in the communities in which we do business is a major goal of Toyota’s philanthropy.
 ... more

Toyota Drivers Battle at Bristol and Brainerd

Toyota Drivers Battle at Bristol and Brainerd

August 20, 2018
Toyota drivers captured victories in ARCA and POWRi competition over the weekend, while battles took place in NASCAR at the Bristol Motor Speedway short track and the Countdown to the Championship picture continued to take formation as NHRA competed in Brainerd, Minnesota.... more

No 14 Lexus RC F GT3 Victorious at VIR

No 14 Lexus RC F GT3 Victorious at VIR

August 20, 2018
ALTON, Va. (August 20, 2018) – 3GT Racing drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli claimed their second victory of the season in the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 at Virginia International Raceway in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class. Baumann led the final 18 laps around the 17-turn, 3.27-mile Virginia road course to score the team’s second victory of the season and third podium finish.... more

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

August 17, 2018
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern California.... more

Toyota Launches First Multi-Model Campaign

Toyota Launches First Multi-Model Campaign

August 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 17, 2018) — Toyota’s newest campaign, supporting multiple models, begins airing this week featuring three new TV and digital spots: “Tough as Chuck” starring the one and only Chuck Norris, “Tag” and “So Beautiful.” Also recently launched and part of the multi-model campaign is “The Untameables.”... more

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in Virginia

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in Virginia

August 17, 2018
ALTON, Va. (August 17, 2018) – The 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3s will compete at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Sunday in the second and final GT-only race of the 2018 season.... more

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

August 15, 2018
PONTOTOC, Miss. (August 15, 2018) — Fifty at-risk teens in Pontotoc County have brighter futures thanks to Helping Other People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Afterschool. Toyota Mississippi gifted Transforming Lives Ministries with $50,000 to launch the free 10-month after-school program, which will focus on life skills education.... more

Toyota Drivers Victorious in Drift and Trucks

Toyota Drivers Victorious in Drift and Trucks

August 13, 2018
Toyota drivers captured victories in Formula Drift, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League this weekend as Fredric Aasbø, Brett Moffitt and the father-son duo of CJ and Johnny Greaves continued to add to their win totals this season.... more

Lexus Design Award 2019 Now Open for Entries—Aspiring Creators to Design a Better Tomorrow

Lexus Design Award 2019 Now Open for Entries—Aspiring Creators to Design a Better Tomorrow

August 09, 2018
NEW YORK (August 9, 2018) — Lexus International today announced a call for entries for the distinguished Lexus Design Award 2019. Since its launch in 2013, the worldwide design competition has always served as a platform for emerging designers and creators whose works can lead to a better future for all. The annual event attracts thousands of upcoming creative talent from around the world, who aspire to win the coveted award for innovative design excellence.... more

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

August 08, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 8, 2018) – When Toyota’s Power of Exchange (POE) conference comes to Dallas this week, it will help connect more than 600 attendees, including diverse suppliers from across the country.... more

2018 Toyota Prius Product Information Sheet

August 08, 2018

2018 Toyota Prius Remains A Hybrid Benchmark

2018 Toyota Prius Remains A Hybrid Benchmark

August 08, 2018
Around the world, its name is synonymous with “hybrid.” Almost two decades after the first Toyota Prius was introduced in the U.S., hybridization has become common, and the Prius still leads in North American hybrid sales. It’s also one of the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicles without a plug, with EPA-estimated 58 city / 53 highway / 56 combined MPG fuel economy ratings (Prius Two Eco).... more

No 14 Lexus Takes Sixth at Road America

No 14 Lexus Takes Sixth at Road America

August 06, 2018
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 6, 2018) – The 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 recorded a sixth-place result in the GTD class in Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America with drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli.... more

Toyota Financial Services President & CEO Mike Groff to Retire, Mark Templin Appointed as Successor

Toyota Financial Services President & CEO Mike Groff to Retire, Mark Templin Appointed as Successor

August 06, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 6, 2018) — Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that Mike Groff, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, member of the company’s Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas Region of Toyota Financial Services International Corporation (TFSIC), the direct parent of the company, will retire from these positions effective August 31, 2018. Groff will serve as Executive Advisor to Toyota Financial Services until November 16, 2018. ... more

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