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Three Toyota Suppliers Receive Superior Quality Performance Award for 2014

Three Toyota Suppliers Receive Superior Quality Performance Award for 2014

March 25, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 25, 2015)  – Three Toyota suppliers -- Fuel Total Systems Corporation of  Lebanon, Ky.; TAIHO Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC. of Gordonsville, Tenn.; and OTICS USA Inc. of Morristown, Tenn. -- received the company’s highest supplier recognition, the Superior Award for Quality Performance, during its Annual Supplier Business Meeting in March at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.... more

The 'Swagger Wagon' Struts Its Stuff as 2015 Sienna Wins Family Car of Texas

The 'Swagger Wagon' Struts Its Stuff as 2015 Sienna Wins Family Car of Texas

March 16, 2015
FT. WORTH, TEXAS (March 16, 2015) – The 2015 Toyota Sienna “Swagger Wagon” showed its moves with its refreshed styling and added safety, convenience and multimedia features, earning it both Family Car of Texas and Minivan of Texas at the Texas Automotive Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Auto Roundup event.... more

Building Ever Better Cars…and Careers

Building Ever Better Cars…and Careers

March 09, 2015
ERLANGER, KY, March 9, 2015 – Just in time for Women’s History Month, the National Association of Manufacturers has honored three Toyota engineers for significant achievements.

Toyota Auto Body California Production Manager Rhonda Gilyard and Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America’s General Manager Susann Kazunas have been named 2015 STEP Ahead Award honorees by the National Association of Manufacturers. In addition, Toyota Technical Center Engineer Jacquelyn Birdsall is recognized as an "Emerging Leader." They will be honored on March 26, 2015, at the Washington, D.C. Hyatt Regency Hotel.... more

Knowing Your History Is Power

Knowing Your History Is Power

March 05, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2015 – African-American novelist, playwright and poet James Baldwin once said, “people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) wants to ensure that African American history is protected for generations to come.... more

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years

February 25, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 – Game, set, and match.  The Lexus brand captured a grand slam by ranking highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fourth consecutive year in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales totaled seven vehicle segment awards.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2012 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

Toyota Earns Three Spots in Kelley Blue Book's 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

Toyota Earns Three Spots in Kelley Blue Book's 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

February 19, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 - - The votes are in and the people have spoken!  Three popular Toyota models, Camry mid-size sedan, Highlander mid-size crossover and Sienna van, have made the list of “15 Best Family Cars” by KBB.com.... more

The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study

The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study

February 19, 2015
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Toyota went to the head of the class today, taking the top spot in the motor vehicles sector of Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The automaker also scored well in a larger pool of peers, No. 24 overall.... more

Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

February 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2015) – Toyota has been named one of world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015 by Fast Company magazine, recognizing the company’s leadership in the development and introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.... more

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

January 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 – Why are Toyota and Lexus owners happy? Because their vehicles hold more than passengers and possessions…they hold their value. 

Kelley Blue Book named Lexus the luxury brand with the best resale value for 2015, the fourth year in a row. In addition, six Lexus and four Toyota models took the top spot in their respective segments, while three Toyota trucks – Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner – made KBB.com’s Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles list.... more

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

December 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 — On the 12th day of Christmas, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave to Toyota, 12 awards awarding. In fact, the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.
 
In all, eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for its significantly improved performance all-around in the small overlap crash test – naming it a Top Safety Pick+. The Toyota Sienna was also the only minivan awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick + designation.  IIHS also recognized four additional Toyota and Scion vehicles as 2015 Top Safety Picks.... more

2015 Toyota Highlander Captures Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award

2015 Toyota Highlander Captures Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award

November 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 - - The 2015 Toyota Highlander was named the top Mid-Size SUV/Crossover in the first ever Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.  The awards recognize the top new vehicle choices available in the U.S. market.... more

Toyota Captures Seven ALG Residual Value Awards Including Top Mainstream Brand

Toyota Captures Seven ALG Residual Value Awards Including Top Mainstream Brand

November 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 - - They say it’s lonely at the top.  For Toyota, it’s never lonely when you are joined by a large group of family members.  Toyota once again dominated the annual ALG Residual Value Awards with six models capturing the top spot in their respective segments and a seventh award going to Toyota as the top Mainstream Brand.  The Residual Value Awards from ALG represent the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. 
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Best of What’s New for 2014? The Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle

Best of What’s New for 2014? The Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle

November 12, 2014
Even the techies at Popular Science like the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). The magazine named the sedan to a 2014 Best of What’s New winner in the auto category.
 
“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what's possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − each a revolution in its field.”... more

Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report

Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report

October 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. Oct. 9, 2014 – Playful campaigns, commitment to women leaders and its zero-emission “Car of the Future” Fuel Cell Vehicle are just a few of the reasons Interbrand ranked Toyota the 8th most valuable global brand in its annual report.  Up from No. 10 in 2013, Toyota’s brand value increased by 20 percent to $42.4 billion, the highest Toyota has achieved. Toyota again ranked as the most valuable automotive brand.... more

2014 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony - Jim Lentz

2014 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony - Jim Lentz

July 24, 2014
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony, where he was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year on July 24, 2014.... more

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

July 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – Jim Lentz, chief executive officer of Toyota North America, was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year at the Automotive Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary Gala on July 24, 2014. The event was held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies in Detroit.... more

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

May 28, 2014
Los Angeles (May 28, 2014) – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck! Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.... more

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

May 21, 2014
Detroit, Mich (May 21, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu “Simon” Nagata is the recipient of the 2014 Industry Leadership Award, which will be presented during the SAE Foundation Banquet on May 22nd at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.... more

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

May 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 14, 2014) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity® in 2014, marking Toyota’s eighth appearance on the list since 2006. Toyota is the only automaker in the Top 50, placing at no. 38 of 1,215 companies vying for inclusion. Toyota moved up 10 spots over 2013, reflecting strong corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as promotion among its associates, business partners, dealers and customers. ... more

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

May 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 7, 2014) – With a sleek new exterior and premium interior features designed to make driving more functional and fun for families, it’s no surprise that the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander was named Activity Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Auto Roundup event.... more

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

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