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Engineers of Tomorrow: Toyota Helps Michigan Science Center ‘Catch ‘Em All’

Engineers of Tomorrow: Toyota Helps Michigan Science Center ‘Catch ‘Em All’

July 21, 2016
Detroit (July 21, 2016) -- Inspiring today’s students to become tomorrow’s science and engineering leaders is something Toyota believes is critical to society. Whether it’s autonomous cars, flying cars or something that has yet to be envisioned, the future of mobility depends on sparking children’s interests in engineering and science careers.... more

Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Partner with Children’s Health to Launch Buckle Up for Life in North Texas

Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Partner with Children’s Health to Launch Buckle Up for Life in North Texas

July 21, 2016
Dallas (July 21, 2016) – What if there was a way to help prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong? The startling truth is that 75 percent of car seats in the U.S. are not used correctly.[1] Additionally, 78.6% of children inspected at The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service’s 2013 child passenger safety program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas were riding incorrectly, or worse, arrived at inspection stations unrestrained.[2]
 
To help address this, Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s have partnered with Children’s Health, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, to launch the national education program Buckle Up for Life in North Texas. During the six week program, trained specialists work closely with parents and caregivers to teach them about all aspects of car seats, booster seats and seat belts. The program is offered in English and Spanish and provides free seats to families in need.... more

Rally RAV4 and Millen Finish Strong at NEFR

Rally RAV4 and Millen Finish Strong at NEFR

July 20, 2016
Torrance, Calif., July 20, 2016 --  When you turn in a flawless race performance, the results are usually always good.  The New England Forest Rally (NEFR), held this past weekend, was no exception to that rule.  Ryan Millen and his 2016 RAV4 SE finished in second place in the 2WD Class, just 14 seconds in back of the Ford Fiesta ST of Cameron Steely after over 100 miles of stages. The performance keeps Millen and co-driver, Christina Fate, in the hunt for the championship with just two races to go.... more

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

July 20, 2016
TOKYO (July 20, 2016) -- WWF and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a five-year agreement aimed at accelerating the globe's transition to sustainability. Through this partnership, the organizations will work together to promote biodiversity conservation, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the move toward a "zero carbon" society.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce 2016-2017 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce 2016-2017 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2016
Pennington, N.J.  (July 15, 2016) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive a minimum of $50,000 each for fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Elizabeth Biddinger, City College of New York; Professor Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Professor Joshua Snyder, Drexel University.... more

New England Forest Rally Next Stop for RAV4 to Conquer

New England Forest Rally Next Stop for RAV4 to Conquer

July 13, 2016
Torrance, Calif., July 13, 2016 -- It’s great to be tied for first place.  But it’s even better when the lead is all your own.  This weekend, at New England Forest Rally (NEFR) in Newry, Maine, Ryan Millen, Christina Fate and the Rally RAV4 are hoping to claim the top spot in the championship standings for the Rally America National Championship. The RAV4 and Millen share the lead with the Ford Fiesta ST of Cameron Steely.  Each has 79 points in the 2WD Class... more

Elbow Grease: TMMWV Team Members Volunteer to Help Flood Victims Dig Out

Elbow Grease: TMMWV Team Members Volunteer to Help Flood Victims Dig Out

July 13, 2016
Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) team member Tony Perry is known as “the Refrigerator.”
 
Perry, you see, has the strength and stomach to remove refrigerators and freezers from homes devastated by a record-breaking flood in Clendenin, W.Va., about 60 miles east of TMMWV. He’s one of more than 100 team members who have volunteered to help residents in the aftermath of the June 23 thunderstorms that dropped some 10 inches of rain in only a few hours. The adjoining Elk River rose more than 27 feet, coating the town of 1,200 residents in mud and claiming 25 lives.... more

Latin Music Bands Rock Chicago

Latin Music Bands Rock Chicago

July 12, 2016
Torrance, Calif.  (July 12, 2016) – The summer music scene kicked into high gear this weekend during one of the nation’s largest Latin alternative music festivals, Ruido Fest.  ... more

Norm!

Norm!

July 07, 2016
You can call him the Sultan of Sequoia, the Head Honcho of Highlander, the Sire of the Sienna, but Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana President Norm Bafunno has no problem talking sports, family and misfiring a few thousand emails.
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June 2016 Sales Conference Notes

June 2016 Sales Conference Notes

July 01, 2016
Toyota Division Vice President of Sales Operations Paul Holdridge and Lexus Division Vice President of Sales Operations Steven Hearne discuss June 2016 Sales on July 1, 2016.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports June 2016 and First Half Sales

Toyota Motor Sales Reports June 2016 and First Half Sales

July 01, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported June 2016 sales of 198,257 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent from June 2015 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in June 2016 compared to June 2015, sales were down 9.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

June 2016 Sales Chart

June 2016 Sales Chart

July 01, 2016

Toyota Leads Auto Industry in Innovation, Again!

Toyota Leads Auto Industry in Innovation, Again!

June 30, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 30, 2016) – Whether it’s creating artificial skin for pedestrian safety mannequins, helping autonomous vehicles detect and safely react to emergency vehicles or fabrics that clean themselves, Toyota leads the way in anticipating and engineering the cars of tomorrow for today.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Prius and Lexus CT Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Prius and Lexus CT Vehicles

June 28, 2016
PLANO, Texas, June 28, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 482,000 Model Year 2010 - 2012 Prius; 2010 and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrids and 2011 and 2012 Lexus CT 200h vehicles. ... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

June 28, 2016
Torrance, Calif., June 28, 2016 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), long at the forefront of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has once again been named one of the most community-minded companies in the nation by Points of Light Foundation.  For the second consecutive year, TFS has been included on the nonprofit’s Civic 50 list, the latest of many accolades the company has received for its CSR initiatives and its dedication to supporting and empowering its communities.... more

Toyota Serves as a National Host Sponsor of the Largest Annual Wheelchair Multi-Sport Event in the World

Toyota Serves as a National Host Sponsor of the Largest Annual Wheelchair Multi-Sport Event in the World

June 28, 2016
WASHINGTON D.C. (June 28, 2015) -- National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) co-hosts, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), are proud to recognize Toyota as a National Host sponsor of the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Toyota will also be providing a fleet of complimentary vehicles wrapped and branded with Toyota and NVWG logos for official staff use throughout the week. More than 600 veterans are expected to compete in this year’s Games, which begin today in Salt Lake City with Opening Ceremonies, and continue through July 2.... more

America's Best-Selling Car Still Most 'American-Made'

America's Best-Selling Car Still Most 'American-Made'

June 28, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Ky., June 28, 2016 -- The best-selling car in America for 14 consecutive years is on another streak that recognizes its American symbolism: another award from Cars.com for most American-made. For the second year in a row and sixth time overall, the Toyota Camry claims the top position on Cars.com’s American-Made Index.... more

More Kids Closer to Kindergarten-Ready Thanks to Toyota, Born Learning Academies

More Kids Closer to Kindergarten-Ready Thanks to Toyota, Born Learning Academies

June 27, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (June 27, 2016) – Kentucky is getting another boost to early childhood education. Today, Toyota, with United Way and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, unveiled plans to expand the United Way Born Learning Academies, adding 63 schools to the kindergarten readiness program’s growing lineup.... more

Batter Up: Toyota Spotlights Youth Programs at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

Batter Up: Toyota Spotlights Youth Programs at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

June 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2015) — The House and Senate sent their best aces and sluggers to the baseball diamond Thursday – swinging their bats, flashing some leather and tearing around the bases at the annual Congressional Baseball Game.... more

MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World’s 50 Smartest Companies

MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World’s 50 Smartest Companies

June 22, 2016
PLANO, Texas (June 22, 2016) -- MIT Technology Review has named Toyota one of the world’s smartest companies, placing the automaker among respected tech leaders like Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook, and ahead of others such as Microsoft, IBM, and Intel. Ranked #17, Toyota was one of only two automakers to achieve the distinction.... more

From Cotton Field to Engine Capital of the World: Toyota Alabama Operates on All Cylinders

From Cotton Field to Engine Capital of the World: Toyota Alabama Operates on All Cylinders

June 21, 2016
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (June 21, 2016) -- Huntsville has long been known for engines…rocket engines that is.  But today, it is well on its way to earning the title as "engine capital of the world" thanks to the more than 4.5 million engines produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama.... more

Toyota Adds Child Models to Virtual Crash Dummy Line-up

Toyota Adds Child Models to Virtual Crash Dummy Line-up

June 21, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, June 21, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation has added three new models to represent children aged ten, six, and three to Version 4 of its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) virtual crash dummy software. THUMS allows injuries sustained by human bodies during vehicle crashes to be simulated on computer, and sales of the new models will begin from this autumn.... more

Classic Toyota Corolla Debuts in the Coast-to-the-Heartland 2016 Great Race

Classic Toyota Corolla Debuts in the Coast-to-the-Heartland 2016 Great Race

June 17, 2016
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – June 17, 2016 – A great race for a great car!  An iconic first-generation 1970 Toyota Corolla sedan will be joining more than 130 vintage cars in the Great Race, a long-distance endurance competition.  Starting in Northern California and ending in Moline, Ill., Toyota’s participation is part of the Corolla’s 50th anniversary celebration. ... more

Well Connected

Well Connected

June 15, 2016
Toyota Connected CEO Zack Hicks explains how he wants to contextualize connected cars and give customers an escape from what he calls the “tyranny of technology.”
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Power Play

Power Play

June 14, 2016
Plano, Texas (June 14, 2016) – Toyota is hitting multiple shots-on-goal to reduce energy usage and environmental impacts at their new Plano headquarters campus.  The player bench is stacked with energy partners and programs to help achieve the goal of Platinum LEED Certification at the state-of-the-art campus. ... more

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