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Manufacturing Opportunities for Success: Toyota USA Foundation Announces $5.8 Million in Education Grants to Support the Future of America’s Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing Opportunities for Success: Toyota USA Foundation Announces $5.8 Million in Education Grants to Support the Future of America’s Manufacturing Industry

September 02, 2015
NEW YORK (September 2, 2015) – The Toyota USA Foundation, which supports the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will provide $5.8 million in grants to create and strengthen pathways to manufacturing careers for high school and adult students, with a strong focus on women and diverse communities.... more

August 2015 Sales Chart

August 2015 Sales Chart

September 01, 2015

Toyota Reports August Sales of 224,381 Units

Toyota Reports August Sales of 224,381 Units

September 01, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August 2015 sales of 224,381 units, a decrease of 8.8 percent from August 2014 on a volume basis.  With one less selling day in August 2015 than in August 2014, sales were down 5.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

With 8 Million Units Sold, Toyota Proves Hybrids Have Staying Power

With 8 Million Units Sold, Toyota Proves Hybrids Have Staying Power

August 21, 2015
Toyota City, Japan (August 21, 2015) — Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada likes to tell the story of how his team couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had no idea what was wrong, so we worked late every night trying to figure it out. We finally got it to move around Christmas time, but it only went 500 meters!”... more

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

August 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 20, 2015) –  Don’t pour out that lemonade. Toyota and comedian Nikki Glaser have taken a humorous look at a potential fuel source – discarded lemonade from kids' lemonade stands. And the lemonade stand business is tough out there.... more

Toyota Plows Ahead with New Production Engineering Building in Georgetown

Toyota Plows Ahead with New Production Engineering Building in Georgetown

August 18, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (August 18, 2015) – Sometimes a shovel just doesn’t cut it.

To break ground on its new production engineering campus in Georgetown today, Toyota called in a pro.  A 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, that is.... more

The General (Manager)

The General (Manager)

August 12, 2015
Over a 33-year career, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay has seen and done just about everything. But what lessons has he learned about life, professionalism and people?
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Experience Summer Music Festivals through the Eyes of an Artist

Experience Summer Music Festivals through the Eyes of an Artist

August 06, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Mexican-American singer-songwriter Becky G and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and musician Raquel Sofia are taking you for a ride at two of the summer’s biggest music festivals – Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces First Quarter FY 2016 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces First Quarter FY 2016 Financial Results

August 04, 2015
Toyota’s global net income increased 10 percent for the 2016 fiscal year first quarter that ended June 30, 2015.... more

July 2015 Sales Chart

July 2015 Sales Chart

August 03, 2015

Toyota Reports More Than 200,000 in Sales for Fifth Consecutive Month

Toyota Reports More Than 200,000 in Sales for Fifth Consecutive Month

August 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2015 sales of 217,181 units, an increase of 0.6 percent from July 2014 on a volume basis.  With the same amount of selling days in July 2015 as in July 2014, sales were up 0.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Presents More than $100,000 to Special Olympics World Games During Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg Torch Ceremony

Toyota Presents More than $100,000 to Special Olympics World Games During Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg Torch Ceremony

July 18, 2015
VALENCIA, CALIF., (JULY 17, 2015) – The Los Angeles Region of Toyota Motor Sales today presented a check for $110,200 to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) during a Torch Ceremony celebration of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg for the World Games. To showcase Toyota’s support both locally and nationally, Valencia Mayor Marsha McLean joined Toyota Motor Sales Los Angeles Region General Manager Alec Hagey and LETR Final Leg Team Leader Chief Jeff Spaulding for the ceremony at Westfield Valencia Town Center.... more

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

July 16, 2015
SCOTTSVILLE, KY (July 16, 2015) – Scottsville, Ky., may not sound like a magical vacation spot, but for the Collins family from Marietta, Ga., it is.

The Collins’ know when they roll through the gates of The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) the stresses of everyday life are on hold. This is their time, their place to enjoy the fun that families without medically fragile children do…free of charge.... more

Helping Others Make an Even Greater Impact

Helping Others Make an Even Greater Impact

July 16, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Ruby Azurdia-Lee was already making a difference in her community, working with Latino families and connecting them to the resources they need, including health, employment and education services. Now, with the help of Toyota, she is taking it one step further.... more

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

July 16, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, July 16, 2015 -- The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 22% of the world's population will be over 60 years old1. The Japanese government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40% of Japan's population will be aged 65 or over2, requiring an ever-increasing number of long-term-care workers. This "graying" of society will affect many countries over the coming decades.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2015
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Professor David Go, University of Notre Dame.
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v

Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v

July 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., July 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles. ... more

Got Your Eye on Mirai? Let the Countdown Begin!

Got Your Eye on Mirai? Let the Countdown Begin!

July 13, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (July 13, 2015) -- It’s almost here, and California customers will soon be able to request their own Mirai.  And why wouldn’t they?

The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor.  It’s the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone (an EPA estimated driving range rating of 312 miles, to be exact) and offers an EPA estimated 67 mpge city/highway/combined. ... more

Quarterly Multicultural Sales Conference Notes

Quarterly Multicultural Sales Conference Notes

July 09, 2015
Jim Colon, Vice President African American Business Strategy reviews multicultural sales results on July 6, 2015.... more

Toyota Financial Services Announces Executive Changes

Toyota Financial Services Announces Executive Changes

July 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., July 9, 2015 – Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC) announced today that Mike Groff, President and CEO of TFS USA, is appointed to CEO of the Toyota Financial Services Americas Region.  Groff will now oversee TFS operations in the mainland United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina. ... more

Tres Murales Inmortalizan la Travesía de los Atletas Olímpicos Especiales en Los Ángeles

Tres Murales Inmortalizan la Travesía de los Atletas Olímpicos Especiales en Los Ángeles

July 07, 2015
LOS ÁNGELES (7 de julio de 2015) – Desde ahora y durante décadas, los habitantes y visitantes de Los Ángeles podrán descubrir el espíritu de las Olimpiadas Especiales. Como parte de la campaña de Toyota “Share the Journey” (Comparte la travesía) en los Juegos Mundiales de las Olimpiadas Especiales 2015, hoy se consagraron tres murales públicos inspirados en la motivante travesía de deportistas especiales. Los líderes de la ciudad se reunieron con ejecutivos de Toyota, artistas y seguidores de las Olimpiadas Especiales frente al mural del estadio Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, que se pintó recientemente, para convocar la participación y celebrar la alegría y la valentía de estos atletas.... more

Trio of Murals Immortalize Special Olympics Athletes’ Journeys into Los Angeles History

Trio of Murals Immortalize Special Olympics Athletes’ Journeys into Los Angeles History

July 07, 2015
LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2015) – Today, and decades from now, Los Angeles residents and visitors can discover the spirit of Special Olympics. As part of Toyota’s “Share the Journey” campaign for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, athletes’ uplifting journeys inspired three public murals dedicated today. City leaders joined Toyota executives, artists and Special Olympics fans at the freshly painted Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum mural to ask for participation and a celebration of athletes’ joy and courage. ... more

Toyota Returns as Presenting Sponsor of LULAC's 86th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City

Toyota Returns as Presenting Sponsor of LULAC's 86th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City

July 06, 2015
NEW YORK, July 6, 2015 – Toyota has announced the company’s return as presenting sponsor of the 86th Annual Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), to be held in Salt Lake City from July 7 to 11. Toyota’s presence will be highlighted by the Teen Drive365 virtual reality simulator designed to help teens and parents become safer drivers; and child seat safety education from Buckle Up for Life/Abróchate a la Vida and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  Besides an interactive photo booth and displays of its vehicles, Toyota will conduct daily drawings for Apple Watches and child car seats. ... more

Toyota Helps Paralyzed Veteran Open Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

Toyota Helps Paralyzed Veteran Open Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

July 02, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2015) – During his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, Romy Camargo’s patrol was ambushed. A sniper’s bullet changed the life of this decorated war veteran and his family. Now, with help from Toyota, Camargo, his family and a strong team of supporters are forever changing the lives of paraplegics and quadriplegics across the country.... more

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda Agree on Details of Joint Support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Japan

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda Agree on Details of Joint Support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Japan

July 01, 2015
Tokyo, July 1, 2015 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan. In addition to partially covering the operating costs of hydrogen stations, the three automakers have also agreed to help infrastructure companies deliver the best possible customer service and create a convenient, hassle-free refueling network for owners of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).... more

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