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Toyota Kicks Off Detroit Auto Show with Its ‘Walk In My Boots’ Community Outreach Program By Helping Local Families In Need

Toyota Kicks Off Detroit Auto Show with Its ‘Walk In My Boots’ Community Outreach Program By Helping Local Families In Need

January 13, 2018
DETROIT, Jan.13, 2018 – For the seventh consecutive year, while showcasing new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, Toyota Motor North America stepped in to protect Detroit area homeless and low-income families from the cold. By donating BOGS winter boots, guaranteed to weather harsh conditions, and Smartwool socks, the official sock of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, the “Toyota Walk in My Boots” community outreach project helped more than 150 residents of The Salvation Army Detroit Harbor Light/Booth Family Shelter, a homeless shelter for primarily women and single mothers and their children. Local families in the community also received donations.... more

Toyota Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual $60,000 Donation to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Tom Joyner Foundation

Toyota Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual $60,000 Donation to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Tom Joyner Foundation

January 11, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced its continued support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with its annual donation of $60,000 to five HBCUs and the Tom Joyner Foundation.... more

Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for new U.S. auto manufacturing plant

Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for new U.S. auto manufacturing plant

January 10, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined Mazda (TM: MZDAF) and Toyota (NYSE: TM) leaders today to announce the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant.... more

Notice: Livestream of a press conference by Toyota and Mazda

Notice: Livestream of a press conference by Toyota and Mazda

January 10, 2018
Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation will make an announcement and hold a press conference at 3:00 pm (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) / 2:00 pm (U.S. Central Standard Time) / 12:00 pm (U.S. Pacific Standard Time) on January 10th in the U.S. regarding their joint venture plant in the U.S. Livestream of the press conference will be available on:

Live Press Conference Viewer Link  
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Toyota to Introduce Amazon Alexa in its Vehicles

Toyota to Introduce Amazon Alexa in its Vehicles

January 09, 2018
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2018 – Toyota announced today it will introduce Amazon Alexa, Amazon's intelligent cloud based voice service, within select Toyota and Lexus vehicles with Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 in 2018. Additional models will be available in 2019. This feature will allow Toyota and Lexus customers in the United States to interact with Alexa in the car. ... more

Toyota Spotlights Technology-Driven Future of Mobility at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota Spotlights Technology-Driven Future of Mobility at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

January 09, 2018
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2018 – Toyota is bringing to life its vision for the future of mobility at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, displaying a range of concept vehicles and technologies that demonstrate the potential of automated driving, connected networks and vehicle electrification, including:
  • A highly customizable, automated, battery electric vehicle flexible enough to handle logistics and delivery, ride sharing and retail;
  • The growing Concept-i series of vehicles that offer responsive mobility opportunities for everyone;
  • An automated driving test vehicle with technology that can detect potential hazards at even greater distances; and  
  • A fuel cell vehicle designed for comfort and minimal environmental impact.
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Akio Toyoda, President and Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation: 2018 CES – Remarks

Akio Toyoda, President and Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation: 2018 CES – Remarks

January 08, 2018
Akio Toyoda, President and Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation: 2018 CES – Remarks... more

Toyota Launches New Mobility Ecosystem and Concept Vehicle at 2018 CES®

Toyota Launches New Mobility Ecosystem and Concept Vehicle at 2018 CES®

January 08, 2018
LAS VEGAS (January 8, 2018) Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda today announced a new mobility service business alliance and e-Palette Concept Vehicle designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications.... more

Toyota Research Institute Introduces Next-Generation Automated Driving Research Vehicle at CES®

Toyota Research Institute Introduces Next-Generation Automated Driving Research Vehicle at CES®

January 04, 2018
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will show its next-generation automated driving research vehicle, Platform 3.0, at CES® next week in Las Vegas. The new platform, which is built on a Lexus LS 600hL, combines greater technological capabilities with new harmonized styling that integrates the automated vehicle technology into the LS model’s design. It will be on display in Toyota’s CES® exhibit in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center beginning Tues., Jan. 9.... more

December 2017 and Year-End Sales Conference Notes

December 2017 and Year-End Sales Conference Notes

January 03, 2018
Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division, and Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager of the Lexus Division review Toyota and Lexus December and year-end sales results for 2017.... more

December 2017 Sales Chart

December 2017 Sales Chart

January 03, 2018
Toyota Motor North America December 2017 Sales Chart... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2017, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2017, Year-End Sales

January 03, 2018
PLANO, Texas (January 3, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December 2017 sales of 222,985 vehicles, a decrease of 8.3 percent from December 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in December 2017 compared to December 2016, sales were down 4.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Helping Houston Rebuild Homes, Lives Faster

Helping Houston Rebuild Homes, Lives Faster

December 19, 2017
Four months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the streets in Houston are still littered with signs of the historic storm’s destructive force: drywall stacked up on curbs, children’s toys mangled and water damaged, a favorite couch splintered across a front yard.... more

Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Including 1 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles per Year by 2030

Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Including 1 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles per Year by 2030

December 18, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, December 18, 2017) Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces today its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030. Toyota's electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). For full story, click here.... more

Toyota AI Ventures Adds Principal to Source Investment Opportunities

Toyota AI Ventures Adds Principal to Source Investment Opportunities

December 13, 2017
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 – Toyota AI Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital subsidiary of Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today that Jill Ford will join the firm as a principal. Ford, who previously served as head of innovation and entrepreneurship for the City of Detroit, will utilize her expertise as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate business development executive to source new investment opportunities. She will also work closely with the firm's existing portfolio companies to support their growth and success.... more

10 Years and One Million Corollas Strong

10 Years and One Million Corollas Strong

December 12, 2017
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., Dec. 12, 2017 -- Nov. 2007... our first team member was hired; Nov. 2011... our first Corolla was built; Nov. 2017... our first decade was celebrated; today... our one millionth Mississippi-build Toyota Corolla rolled off the line.... more

Newsweek Names Toyota World’s Greenest Automaker

Newsweek Names Toyota World’s Greenest Automaker

December 11, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 11, 2017) – Newsweek has once again named Toyota one of the world’s greenest companies, scoring in the top 5% of global companies, and was named the “Best in Industry Global” in the automobiles category. Toyota was ranked #16 of the Global 500 greenest companies and #1 in the automobile category.... more

Toyota Takes a Road Trip Through History

Toyota Takes a Road Trip Through History

December 11, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (Dec. 9, 2017) –  From Atlanta to Selma to Meridian and Jackson, Toyota hosted another “Let’s Go Places Black History Tour” to historical African American sites, culminating with the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.... more

Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Appointments in North America

Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Appointments in North America

December 08, 2017
PLANO, Texas, (Dec. 8, 2017) – Toyota today announced executive changes across its North American operations, effective January 1, 2018.... more

Toyota Financial Services Extends Payment Relief Program to Customers Affected by Latest Round of California Wildfires

Toyota Financial Services Extends Payment Relief Program to Customers Affected by Latest Round of California Wildfires

December 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent southern California wildfires. This broad outreach includes all Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customers in the designated disaster areas and follows the company’s recent payment relief programs for customers affected by the devastating California wildfires of just a few months ago as well as Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. ... more

Toyota Earns a Total of Eleven IIHS 2018 Awards

Toyota Earns a Total of Eleven IIHS 2018 Awards

December 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2017 – A total of eleven Toyota and Lexus vehicles are 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award winners, with the new 2018 Camry receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+.... more

Toyota obtiene un total de once premios del IIHS para 2018

Toyota obtiene un total de once premios del IIHS para 2018

December 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas, 7 de diciembre de 2017 -- Un total de once vehículos Toyota y Lexus resultaron ganadores del premio MEJOR OPCIÓN DE SEGURIDAD (TOP SAFETY PICK) del Instituto de Seguros para la Seguridad Vial (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS) para 2018, y el nuevo Camry 2018 recibió el máximo premio: MEJOR OPCIÓN DE SEGURIDAD+.... more

Toyota Recognizes 20th Mother of Invention at  Women in the World Dallas Salon

Toyota Recognizes 20th Mother of Invention at Women in the World Dallas Salon

December 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 6, 2017) – This week at the Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Dallas Salon, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, Maxeme Tuchman was honored as the 20th Toyota Mother of Invention (MOI) and granted $50,000, marking $1 million in total funds granted by Toyota to the MOI program since it began in 2012. The program celebrates pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Toyota Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

Toyota Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

December 05, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Organization for International Investment (OFII) announced Toyota Motor North America as its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Award winner.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for November 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for November 2017

December 01, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported November 2017 sales of 191,617 units. With the same number of selling days in November 2017 compared to November 2016, sales were down 3.0 percent on volume and on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

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