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Toyota Helps Give Military Kids Their First Sets of Wheels During Fleet Week New York Bike Assembly

Toyota Helps Give Military Kids Their First Sets of Wheels During Fleet Week New York Bike Assembly

May 26, 2017
NEW YORK, May 26, 2017 – As Toyota expands its role from a traditional car company to a mobility company, it looks beyond the automotive space to address the needs of all people, including the brave members of the Armed Forces and their families.... more

Toyota Announces Appointment of New Vice President of Integrated Marketing Operations

Toyota Announces Appointment of New Vice President of Integrated Marketing Operations

May 24, 2017
PLANO, TX (May 24, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announced the appointment of Vinay Shahani to vice president, Integrated Marketing Operations, effective June 5, 2017. Shahani’s responsibilities include leading media strategy, digital and social media, vehicle incentive strategy, motorsports, engagement marketing, auto shows, and other consumer events throughout the United States. Shahani reports to Ed Laukes, group vice president, Toyota Division Marketing.... more

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

May 22, 2017
NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab (MIT ML) and other industry partners to foster a digital environment where users – both businesses and consumers – may securely share driving and autonomous vehicle testing data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions and store vehicle usage information that could be used in the setting of insurance rates.... more

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota 4D Engineering Theater

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota 4D Engineering Theater

May 22, 2017
DETROIT, May 22, 2017 – Today, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) unveiled the new Toyota 4D Engineering Theater (TET). The theater is designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. Through exciting programs and engaging films, the TET will showcase the fun and dynamic world of STEM and provide a resource for future generations of STEM professionals.  ... more

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

May 22, 2017
San Antonio, Texas – May 22, 2017 – Toyota USA Foundation awarded Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) a $1.7 million grant to help prepare students for high-demand, high-growth occupations in the region by expanding education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. ... more

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

May 22, 2017
Plano, TX (May 22, 2017) – Earlier this year, a team of students at Georgia Tech realized that there was a critical gap in transportation services for people who use wheelchairs – and they wondered if the solution could be in the palm of their hands.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

May 16, 2017
Plano, Texas and Florence, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next-generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).... more

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based ‘On the Road Lending’  to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based ‘On the Road Lending’ to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

May 10, 2017
PLANO, Texas, May. 10, 2017 —  In an effort to extend mobility to underserved populations, Toyota is pleased to announce a partnership with Dallas-based On the Road Lending, an organization that provides vehicle selection assistance, low-interest auto loans and long-term financial mentoring to low-income individuals. ... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

May 10, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017.... more

Toyota Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 10th Consecutive Year

Toyota Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 10th Consecutive Year

May 09, 2017
PLANO, Texas. (May 4, 2017) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, placing it at No. 34 on the 2017 survey. Issued yearly since 2001, the DiversityInc Top 50 list recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management.... more

Popular 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover Receives Added Value With New Pricing

Popular 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover Receives Added Value With New Pricing

May 08, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., May 8, 2017 - - Priced to please.  The wildly popular 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover just got better with new value-driven pricing that lowers the base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) up to 5.0 percent on select gas models. ... more

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

May 08, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas (May, 8, 2017) – With total new vehicle sales in the U.S. topping $995 billion, dealerships with more than 300 million repair orders, and with service and parts sales of nearly $110 billion, the demand for talented and qualified automotive technicians continues to increase. To address this growing need, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) announced today at an event that they are partnering with Tarrant County College (TCC) to bring state-of-the-art automotive training through the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) to Fort Worth. The program will start with a cohort of 22 students and is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018.... more

Toyota celebrates 40 Years of research and development in North America with the official opening of the expanded R&D centers in Michigan

Toyota celebrates 40 Years of research and development in North America with the official opening of the expanded R&D centers in Michigan

May 04, 2017
York Township, Mich. (May 4, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its North American research and development operations alongside an important milestone today, as the company officially opened its expanded Toyota Motor North American Research & Development (TMNA R&D) Purchasing and Prototype Development centers in York Township, Michigan.  ... more

It’s a New Era of Lexus Performance and Design

It’s a New Era of Lexus Performance and Design

May 02, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 2, 2017)—To launch the first-ever 2018 Lexus LC—a vehicle that signals a new era of Lexus performance and design—the brand has developed a comprehensive marketing campaign as powerful and innovative as the new flagship coupe. Originally a concept vehicle, Lexus stunned many when the LC debuted in 2016 as a production model that so closely echoed the design concept’s dynamic styling. The fully integrated campaign illustrates unique stories of the luxury coupe, a vehicle that Lexus’ Master Driver Akio Toyoda himself said was designed and engineered to be anything but boring.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2017 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2017 Sales

May 02, 2017
PLANO, Texas (May 2, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. April 2017 sales of 201,926 units, a decrease of 4.4 percent from April 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in April 2017 compared to April 2016, sales were down 0.7 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  ... more

April 2017 Sales Chart

May 02, 2017

Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

April 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – Just a year after its launch, Toyota Connected is planning to double its headcount and expand its office space at the Legacy West Urban Village, adjacent to Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Tacoma Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Tacoma Vehicles

April 27, 2017
PLANO, Texas, April 27, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the U.S. Approximately 228,000 vehicles are involved.... more

Toyota Inducted Into The Advertising Hall of Fame

Toyota Inducted Into The Advertising Hall of Fame

April 26, 2017
NEW YORK (April 26, 2017) – Last night Toyota was honored by the American Advertising Federation as the 2017 corporate inductee during the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Gala Dinner, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.... more

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

April 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2017)— Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions.  Toyota is working to make this vision a reality.     ... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

April 18, 2017
Torrance, Calif., April 18, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will donate instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago and New Orleans. Toyota is committed to continuing its support in 2017 to once again bring music education to deserving schools.... more

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

April 17, 2017
NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 – In 2012, Sgt. Joe Mille lost his right leg to a roadside bomb during the final month of his deployment to South Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was a rifleman and team leader for the Army. But he hasn’t let the injury keep him down. After enduring a rigorous, 15-month stint of rehab, the Sitka, Alaska, native reenlisted for another six-year term.... more

Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award

Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award

April 12, 2017
NEW YORK, April 12, 2017—Toyota Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car today at the New York International Auto Show.... more

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

April 12, 2017
Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2017?Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb paralysis as a result of stroke and other causes.... more

2017 NADA J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Bob Carter

2017 NADA J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Bob Carter

April 11, 2017
Toyota Motor North America Executive Vice President of Sales, Bob Carter speaks at 2017 NADA – J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York on April 11, 2017.... more

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