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Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

Toyota Prius One of '10 Best Green Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

Toyota Prius One of '10 Best Green Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

April 21, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 21, 2014) – The Toyota Prius, the brand’s first production gas-electric hybrid model, was named one of the “10 Best Green Cars” for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. ... more

Four Toyota Models Named Edmunds.com 'Top Rated Vehicles'

Four Toyota Models Named Edmunds.com 'Top Rated Vehicles'

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2014) – Toyota demonstrated their versatility as four diverse vehicles, the 2014 Prius hybrid, 2014 Avalon full-size sedan, 2014 Highlander mid-size crossover SUV, and 2014 Sienna van were each named “Top Rated Vehicles” by Edmunds.com.  ... more

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – The view from the top looks pretty nice. The Scion FR-S earned praise from Edmunds.com editors as a Top Rated Vehicle. The awards aim to identify the best new vehicles on the market today.... more

A Leader of the Pack – 2014 Lexus GS 350 Sport Sedan Named to Edmunds.com’s Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 - Lexus RX 350 Awarded Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014

A Leader of the Pack – 2014 Lexus GS 350 Sport Sedan Named to Edmunds.com’s Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 - Lexus RX 350 Awarded Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 16, 2014 –There’s a leader of the pack in the mid-size luxury sport sedan segment, the Lexus GS 350. The 2014 GS 350 was named among Edmunds.com’s “Top Rated Vehicles for 2014”. The Lexus RX 350 luxury utility vehicle was named Edmunds.com’s “Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014.”... more

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 9, 2014) – It’s not easy to earn consumers’ trust.  That’s why Lexus is honored to be named Most Trusted Luxury Brand for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.... more

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

April 08, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 8, 2014) – To become an AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star, the Scion FR-S had to shine. By achieving it twice, the FR-S shows lasting power. The annual list from the publication’s industry judges compared all current model year vehicles on sale in the United States. The 2014 FR-S shares its spot with the 2014 Subaru BRZ.... more

Lexus RX Honored With U.S. News & World Report '2014 Best Cars for Families' Awards – Backseat Squabbling May be a Thing of the Past

Lexus RX Honored With U.S. News & World Report '2014 Best Cars for Families' Awards – Backseat Squabbling May be a Thing of the Past

March 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 12, 2014) – Life on the road isn’t as simple as the ABCs, but backseat squabbling may be a thing of the past for families driving the Lexus RX luxury utility vehicle. U.S. News & World Report honored the RX with its “2014 Best Cars for Families” awards. The awards recognize vehicles that make family life on the road easier.... more

Scion FR-S Locks Down 'Cool' with KBB.com

Scion FR-S Locks Down 'Cool' with KBB.com

March 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 7, 2014) – Coolness has a name: the Scion FR-S. For the second year in a row, editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com named the Scion FR-S to the top of their “10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014.”  The annual consumer resource list highlights affordable vehicles for drivers of all lifestyles, each that bring a subjective “cool factor.”... more

Toyota 4Runner Is Fun, Fun, Fun Because Daddy Took the Unibody Away

Toyota 4Runner Is Fun, Fun, Fun Because Daddy Took the Unibody Away

February 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 – Wind whips through your hair and sparkling ocean waters whiz by as you cruise up the coast – that’s how movies portray the fun driving experience. This year The Fast Lane Car (tflcar.com) rolls over that notion.  The 2014 Toyota 4Runner, with its rugged good looks and adventurous off-roading capabilities, has been named to tflcar.com’s fifth annual Top 10 Most Fun to Drive Car Awards.... more

Toyota Sienna Minivan One of '12 Best Family Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

Toyota Sienna Minivan One of '12 Best Family Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

February 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 14, 2014)  Already established as one of the most versatile and family-friendly vehicles on the market, the Toyota Sienna today was named one of the “12 Best Family Cars” for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book‘s KBB.com. ... more

Twice as Nice: Scion FR-S Again U.S. News 'Best Sports Car for the Money'

Twice as Nice: Scion FR-S Again U.S. News 'Best Sports Car for the Money'

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 12, 2014) – Scion FR-S fans can take another victory lap. The national consumer publication U.S. News & World Report named the 2014 Scion FR-S its “Best Sports Car for the Money” for the second year in a row. The judges evaluated 225 cars across 21 categories to name the winners.... more

Toyota's Camry and Tacoma Earn U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Car For The Money Award

Toyota's Camry and Tacoma Earn U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Car For The Money Award

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 12, 2014)   The Toyota Camry and Tacoma received segment honors as part of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards.  The 2014 Camry took top honors in the Best Midsize Car for the Money category while the 2014 Tacoma won the Best Compact Truck for the Money award.... more

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Most Dependable For Third-Consecutive Year

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Most Dependable For Third-Consecutive Year

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 – Lexus scored a hat trick by ranking highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a third consecutive year in the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales totaled seven vehicle segment awards.  The study tracks the number and type of problems owners have with their three-year-old vehicles. ... more

Toyota Tops Three Categories in KBB.com’s 2014 Five-Year Cost to Own Awards

Toyota Tops Three Categories in KBB.com’s 2014 Five-Year Cost to Own Awards

February 05, 2014
Torrance, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – The editors of Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, have selected three Toyota vehicles for their 5-year Cost to Own award.  ... more

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

February 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – The 2014 Prius v had earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) Best All-Around Performance Award, and is distinguished as a Best-in-Class for the 2014 model year.  The 2014 Prius v also earned the Best Environmental Performance Award in the wagon class by making the smallest environmental footprint in its category in the North American market.... more

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know - Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know - Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

February 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – Lexus owners have more to be happy about since the marque earned top honors in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. This is the second year in a row Lexus has been named the luxury brand with the lowest projected ownership costs during the first five years. ... more

2014 Scion iQ Earns All-Around Honors from Automotive Science Group

2014 Scion iQ Earns All-Around Honors from Automotive Science Group

February 04, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 4, 2014) – Conscientious buyers can feel confident about the 2014 Scion iQ. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) analyzed thousands of social, environmental and economic data points and named Scion’s compact four-seater to its 2014 Best All-Around Performance list.... more

Toyota Tundra Hauls in Another Prestigious Award for Endeavour Campaign

Toyota Tundra Hauls in Another Prestigious Award for Endeavour Campaign

January 14, 2014
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2014) – All eyes were on the Toyota Tundra in October 2012 when the unmodified half-ton pickup truck successfully towed the space shuttle Endeavour and dolly – a combined weight of nearly 300,000 pounds – across the Manchester Boulevard Bridge and across the 405 Freeway on the shuttle’s journey to its permanent home at the California Science Center. The world took notice again today, as the campaign that documented the once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment received top honors in the experiential advertising category at the inaugural One Club Automobile Advertising of the Year Award.... more

Toyota Earns Best Brand Award and Six Category Honors from Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards

Toyota Earns Best Brand Award and Six Category Honors from Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards

November 18, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 18, 2013) – Kelley Blue Book’s editors awarded Toyota the 2014 Best Brand prize as part of the online publication’s (www.kbb.com) 2014 Best Resale Value Awards.  ... more

It’s All About the Residuals: 8 Toyota Models Win 2014 ALG Residual Value Awards

It’s All About the Residuals: 8 Toyota Models Win 2014 ALG Residual Value Awards

November 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2013) — In Hollywood, they say it’s all about the residuals.  If you own a Toyota, the same might be said for the car in your driveway. On the eve of Tinsel Town’s automotive event of the season, Toyota models were awarded 8 Residual Value Awards from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data.... more

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Third Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s  '2014 Best Resale Value Awards' for Luxury Brand

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Third Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s '2014 Best Resale Value Awards' for Luxury Brand

November 18, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 18, 2013) – Lexus once again took the top spot in in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards, continuing its reign for the third year in a row. In addition to retaining the luxury brand crown, six other Lexus models won in their categories:... more

George Borst & Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Recognized for Commitment to Advancing Women Leaders

November 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 15, 2013) – During his 16 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Financial Services USA, George Borst demonstrated an unwavering commitment to developing strong female leaders across the organization.  Under Borst’s leadership, Toyota Financial Services established the most diverse management team in the company’s history.  Even as Borst retired as President and CEO of TFS in September, his work to advance women in leadership continues in his new role as an executive advisor to the organization.
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Toyota Committed to STEM Education

November 12, 2013
NEW YORK (Nov. 12, 2013) – With 10 plants across America, Toyota knows that inspiring students to focus on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – skills is vital to the future growth of manufacturing in the United States. ... more

Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

November 05, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 5, 2013) – It’s back again for the win. Judges today named the Scion FR-S the Hottest Sport Compact for the second year at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Last year marked the first appearance of the FR-S at SEMA.... more

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