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Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

April 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 20, 2015) –The Toyota USA Foundation announced $1.9 million in grants to K-12 educational programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and serve diverse communities.... more

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

April 16, 2015
Silver Spring, MD (April 16, 2015) – Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing. Just ask the teen filmmakers who entered Toyota and Discovery Education’s Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.... more

Toyota Celebra el Camino Hasta los Juegos

Toyota Celebra el Camino Hasta los Juegos

April 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (16 de abril de 2015) – Ahora a solo 100 días de las ceremonia de inauguración, Toyota, el Socio Automotor Oficial de los Juegos Mundiales de las Olimpiadas Especiales 2015, desplegó hoy sus programas nacionales y locales, cimentando aún más su compromiso con los Juegos. Toyota y su red de concesionarios en Estados Unidos se han comprometido a recaudar fondos para apoyar a los atletas y su viaje hasta los Juegos Mundiales en Los Ángeles. ... more

Toyota Celebrates the Journey to the Games

Toyota Celebrates the Journey to the Games

April 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – Now just 100 days away from the Opening Ceremony, Toyota, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, rolled out its national and local programs today, furthering its commitment to the World Games. Toyota and its network of dealerships across the U.S. have committed to raising funds to support athletes and their journey to the World Games in Los Angeles.... more

Keep Calm and Stay Green

Keep Calm and Stay Green

April 16, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – How will you make a positive impact on Earth Day?  Turn off the lights in an empty room?  Recycle?  Save water?
 
At Toyota, every day is Earth Day and the little things add up, especially when almost 43,000 team members across 14 North America manufacturing plants do them.  Such efforts have saved nearly $600 million since benchmarking began in 2002.
 
They’ve also resulted in Toyota’s 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
 
Eleven consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are the most by any automaker.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2015 Model Year Scion tC Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2015 Model Year Scion tC Vehicles

April 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 114 Model Year 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9 vehicles.
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Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America

Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America

April 15, 2015
PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2015 – Toyota today announced a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently.   
 
As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to produce the Corolla.  This state-of-the-art plant will feature the latest TNGA production engineering innovations, employ approximately 2,000 team members and have the capacity to produce 200,000 units annually.  ... more

Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall

Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall

April 14, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – Fifteen years ago, a little hybrid no one knew rolled onto the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day. That hybrid – the Toyota Prius. Tomorrow, nearing the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Toyota will return to Washington, D.C., to showcase yet another revolutionary technology, the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai. Toyota has partnered with Earth Day Network to sponsor the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day celebration, April 17-19, featuring leading environmental voices, government leaders, star-studded performances and a Mirai activation. The celebration marks the beginning of a month of fuel cell features and festivities for Toyota.... more

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

April 13, 2015
YORK TOWNSHIP, MICH. (April 13, 2015) – In a continuing effort to expand STEM education and inspire the next generation of great engineers, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), Toyota’s North American engineering, research and development headquarters, has announced five grants for FIRST Robotics activities in Michigan. The funding, more than $60,000 worth, will support in-school robotics programs as well as provide support for regional and state competitions. The effort will bolster the expanding robotics program; a program that develops more than 10,000 future engineers, scientists and technologists across the state.... more

Girl Scouts of the USA and Toyota Financial Services Pave the Way for Girls' Financial Empowerment with 'Driving My Financial Future'

Girl Scouts of the USA and Toyota Financial Services Pave the Way for Girls' Financial Empowerment with 'Driving My Financial Future'

April 08, 2015
NEW YORK (April 8, 2015) — Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today announced a new, multi-year partnership with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), which has pledged $2.1 million to help girls become self-reliant, financially literate, and capable of leveraging their talent, resources, and personal business values to build a stronger economy and healthier communities. When young people understand the value of properly managing personal finances, they are better prepared for the realities of adult life. Yet less than half the states in the U.S. offer financial education in schools.... more

Toyota Hosts First-Ever North Texas Supplier Diversity Event for Local Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Toyota Hosts First-Ever North Texas Supplier Diversity Event for Local Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

April 07, 2015
Plano, Texas, April 7, 2015 -- Toyota today hosted its first large-scale supplier diversity event in North Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center.  “Power of Exchange 2015” offered local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) a valuable forum to network and connect with Toyota’s Tier I suppliers, and provided access to Toyota’s sales, marketing, and professional services.
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Toyota Doubles Turbo Offerings in New Engine Lineup

Toyota Doubles Turbo Offerings in New Engine Lineup

April 06, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, April 6, 2015 -- Toyota is ready to debut its second turbocharged entry in a series of new engines with drastically improved thermal and fuel efficiency.
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New York Auto Show Opening Day: Music, Celebrities, Giving Back, Cars and More

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Music, Celebrities, Giving Back, Cars and More

April 04, 2015
New York, April 4, 2015 -- In addition to a wide range of celebrity appearances and musical performances, the New York International Auto Show’s Opening Day ceremony will include a brand new vehicle donation to an Afghanistan War hero who was injured in combat.
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March 2015 Sales Chart

March 2015 Sales Chart

April 01, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.9 Percent March Increase

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.9 Percent March Increase

April 01, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2015 sales of 225,959, an increase of 4.9 percent from March 2014 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in March 2015 compared to March 2014, sales were up 9.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

The All-New 2016 Lexus RX Makes Global Debut at the New York International Auto Show

The All-New 2016 Lexus RX Makes Global Debut at the New York International Auto Show

April 01, 2015
NEW YORK - April 1, 2015 – Lexus has shown that it has once again redefined the luxury sport utility segment with the unveiling of the all-new RX at the 2015 New York Auto Show today. As the best-selling model in the brand’s 26-year history—with global sales of more than 2.1 million units—the RX represents three out of ten vehicles ever sold by Lexus. The 2016 RX builds on that trend with a completely new, luxurious interior to match its fresh, new, chiseled body style. The large dose of Lexus brand DNA that’s been artfully incorporated into the details can not only be seen, but also felt. The new fourth-generation RX also boasts exceptional on-road performance and safety technologies that include the innovative Lexus Safety System+.... more

2015 NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Mark Templin

2015 NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Mark Templin

March 31, 2015
Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin speaks at the 2015 NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York on March 31, 2015.... more

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

March 31, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – Fresh water is a precious resource, something that is a vital part of daily life and sustainability. But steps must be taken now to ensure that the supply isn’t depleted at such a rapid rate. Toyota realizes this importance and, for the fourth consecutive year, is partnering with the Wyland Foundation to sponsor the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.... more

Hey Mr. DJ! Toyota Manufacturing Lets the Beat Drop

Hey Mr. DJ! Toyota Manufacturing Lets the Beat Drop

March 31, 2015
NEW YORK (March 31, 2015) – The backbeat kicks in. Momentum builds. The star of the show takes center stage. It’s the opening number of one of the world’s best-selling acts, but not quite who you’d think. It’s the 2015 Toyota Corolla rolling off the production line in its own “Gifony” remix. And the DJ is you.... more

Meet Steve. The Dummy.

Meet Steve. The Dummy.

March 30, 2015
His job? To walk in front of vehicles.

Steve is a moving dummy (also known as a mannequin) that stands in for a pedestrian crossing a road. Mannequins like Steve – which come in adult and child sizes – mimic different walking speeds and angles to allow for realistic testing situations. ... more

Lexus and Toyota Roll-Out Low-Cost Automated Braking Safety Packages

Lexus and Toyota Roll-Out Low-Cost Automated Braking Safety Packages

March 30, 2015
NEW YORK, NY, March 30, 2015 - The world’s first compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the world’s first luxury crossover SUV are helping to bring advanced safety technology to the mass market; raising the bar and lowering the price.  The move is a major stride towards Toyota’s vision of a mobility future that improves safety and is more convenient for everyone, bringing a package of automated driver assist technologies closer to the mainstream.
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Robot Astronaut Kirobo Awarded Two Guinness World Records™ Titles

Robot Astronaut Kirobo Awarded Two Guinness World Records™ Titles

March 27, 2015
Two Guinness World Records titles have been awarded to Kirobo, the robot astronaut developed as part of a joint research project between Dentsu Inc., the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Robo Garage Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).... more

Making Ever-better Cars: A Progress Report

Making Ever-better Cars: A Progress Report

March 26, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, March 26, 2015 -- In the four years since announcing its new Global Vision, Toyota has made significant progress toward achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better cars. This has required a new approach to manufacturing automobiles, with the core aims being greatly improved product development and more competitive production sites. This work is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) and is supported by the cultivation of a skilled and capable workforce.... more

The Accidental Engineer

The Accidental Engineer

March 25, 2015
Dana Buckley doesn’t fit the outdated image of a math-churning, glasses wearing, pocket-protected engineer.

With her passion for kinematics, the study of motion, she’s more about applying math than just adding up numbers.

As a safety engineer at the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Saline, Mich., since 2012, Buckley’s world is a series of crash tests, crash test dummies and the lives they can help save.... more

Toyota Names General Contractors to Manage 'One Toyota' Construction Projects in Texas, Michigan and Kentucky

Toyota Names General Contractors to Manage 'One Toyota' Construction Projects in Texas, Michigan and Kentucky

March 25, 2015
Plano, Texas, (March 25, 2015) – Toyota today announced that it has selected general contractors to manage construction at three sites as part of the Company’s plan to build a new North American headquarters in North Texas and expand operations in Michigan and Georgetown, Kentucky.... more

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