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Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans for 2nd Row Overhead Grips

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans for 2nd Row Overhead Grips

November 26, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 25,500 Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans.  Approximately 30,000 Sienna vehicles are involved worldwide; including approximately 2,000 in Canada; 1,600 in Mexico; 130 in Korea  and 18 vehicles in Germany.
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Driving Diversity Forward

Driving Diversity Forward

November 19, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 19, 2014) – John Stallworth, Liz Hurley, Lee Marshall and Dr. Helen McAlpine are just a few of the Huntsville area speakers who participated in a diversity focused event Nov.13 at Toyota Alabama. More than 20 representatives from Toyota affiliates across North America traveled to Huntsville to attend the annual event. Toyota Alabama also donated $2,000 to each of the speakers’ affiliated non-profit organizations, including the John Stallworth Foundation, Kids to Love, J.F. Drake State Technical College Foundation and the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund.     ... more

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

November 19, 2014
New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2014 – More than 43 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year and ninety percent of them did so by car.1 That’s why, as we approach the busiest travel season of the year, travel safety information is more important than ever – especially for children.  Did you know that children’s winter coats should be removed before placing them in a car seat?  What about the startling fact that three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed?... more

2014 NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference - Jim Lentz

2014 NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference - Jim Lentz

November 18, 2014
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2014 NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 2014.... more

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Wins Class at Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Wins Class at Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

November 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., November 18, 2014 — The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck not only raced for over 1,200 miles to a first place finish at the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was also driven an additional 1,000 miles back to the start line of the race.  The Toyota team was first to the finish line in its “Full Stock” class, led by team coach and legendary Toyota off-road racer Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, and piloted by Toyota engineers and Toyota athletes. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Chris Hostetter

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Chris Hostetter

November 17, 2014
Chris Hostetter, Group Vice President – Strategic Planning, Toyota Motor Sales speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Bill Fay

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Bill Fay

November 17, 2014
Bill Fay, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales and General Manager, Toyota Division speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

November 17, 2014

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Satoshi Ogiso

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Satoshi Ogiso

November 17, 2014
Satoshi Ogiso, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Takeshi Uchiyamada

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Takeshi Uchiyamada

November 17, 2014
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of Board, Toyota Motor Corporation speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

The Toyota Mirai Brings the Future to Your Driveway

The Toyota Mirai Brings the Future to Your Driveway

November 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 17, 2014) – For the second time in a generation, Toyota has re-imagined the future of mobility.
 
The Toyota Mirai is a four-door, mid-size sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but it uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor. The groundbreaking fuel cell electric vehicle is powered by hydrogen, re-fuels in about five minutes, and travels up to 300 miles on a full tank.
 
Mirai will be available to customers in California beginning in fall 2015, with additional markets tracking the expansion of a convenient hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Powered by an industry-leading fuel cell electric drivetrain and supported by an exceptional 360-degree ownership experience, Mirai marks a turning point for consumer expectations for a zero-emission vehicle.... more

Tundra Driver Crafton Is First Back-to-Back Series Champion

Tundra Driver Crafton Is First Back-to-Back Series Champion

November 17, 2014
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2014) -- Tundra driver Matt Crafton captured the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver’s championship when he finished ninth in Friday evening’s season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Crafton and his ThorSport Racing No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra captured the title by 21 points over second-place Ryan Blaney -- becoming the first driver in Camping World Truck Series history to win back-to-back driver’s championships.
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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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The Future Has Arrived, and It's Called Mirai

The Future Has Arrived, and It's Called Mirai

November 17, 2014
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., (Nov. 17, 2014) – Akio Toyoda has seen the future, and it’s called “Mirai.” That’s the name of Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, which the company’s president announced in a video released the night before the car’s official launch. ... more

Toyota and VMI Award Wheelchair Accessible Van to Disabled Veteran Susan Kirsch on Veterans Day

Toyota and VMI Award Wheelchair Accessible Van to Disabled Veteran Susan Kirsch on Veterans Day

November 13, 2014
Phoenix, Nov. 12, 2014 Toyota and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) today announced that disabled US Air Force veteran Susan Kirsch has won a 2015 Toyota Sienna with the Northstar Access 360 in-floor side entry ramp conversion as part of the 2nd annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest. The announcement was made on Veteran’s Day in Phoenix, Arizona, where VMI is based.... more

Family Learning Program Moves into Five New Communities Nationwide

Family Learning Program Moves into Five New Communities Nationwide

November 13, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2014)  — Families in five communities across the nation will participate in an innovative intergenerational learning program as a result of $875,000 in grants awarded by Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Organizations in each of five cities received a three-year, $175,000 grant to launch a local Toyota Family Learning program in their community in the second year of the Toyota and NCFL model program.
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Toyota Celebrates Latino Leaders in Tech Innovation and Social Media

Toyota Celebrates Latino Leaders in Tech Innovation and Social Media

November 13, 2014
NEW YORK (Nov. 13, 2014) — Toyota will continue its ongoing commitment to the Latino community by sponsoring the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) 2014 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, November 13-15.... more

Toyota Recalls Fifty-Six MY 2011 Camry Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Fifty-Six MY 2011 Camry Vehicles

November 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of 56 Model Year 2011 Camry vehicles produced at Toyota Motor Corporation’s Tsutsumi Plant in Aichi, Japan and distributed to the US Territories of  Guam and Saipan. Globally, Toyota is recalling approximately 170,000 Camry vehicles.
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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 Financial Services Leads the Industry, Accelerating a Simpler Auto Financing Experience

Toyota Financial Services Leads the Industry, Accelerating a Simpler Auto Financing Experience

November 10, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 10, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) recently celebrated its one-millionth eContract, an accomplishment that demonstrates the success of this pioneering auto financing process. In January 2013, TFS introduced an industry-leading electronic contract (eContracting) system for its dealerships. Through this process, dealers are able to transmit contract package information electronically – phasing out tedious paper contracts, increasing accuracy, and improving efficiency.... more

Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group and Partners Highlight #CamryBold During the 44th Annual International Miami Auto Show

Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group and Partners Highlight #CamryBold During the 44th Annual International Miami Auto Show

November 10, 2014
More than 90 VIP guests, including many members of South Florida media, convened under a beautiful Miami night sky on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at the renowned New World Center in Miami Beach for a Camry "Bold"-themed Miami Auto Show event hosted by Toyota's Hispanic Business Strategy Group and its partners, including Southeast Toyota.... more

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc. Celebrates Production of First Transmission for Latest Expansion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc. Celebrates Production of First Transmission for Latest Expansion

November 10, 2014
Buffalo, W.Va., Nov. 10, 2014 -- The Toyota plant in Buffalo, W.Va. has celebrated many “firsts” in its 18 year history, and today marked yet another milestone as the first 6 speed high torque automatic transmission rolled off their second Automatic Transmission Line.... more

Horsin’ Around In The Sand

Horsin’ Around In The Sand

November 06, 2014
As a young girl living on a farm in southern Indiana, Samantha Stone helped train and show performance horses at local and regional competitions, often with great success. This success and passion led Stone to one day dream of showcasing the beauty and power of horses throughout the country.
 
However, now an engineer in Toyota’s Vehicle Planning/Production Engineer division, it’s a different kind of horsepower that gets Stone’s heart pounding.... more

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

November 06, 2014
NEW YORK (Nov. 6, 2014) – Put down that cup of coffee when you’re driving, Mom. And forget about checking that text while behind the wheel, Dad. Parents may think their teens aren’t paying attention to them, but the truth is the exact opposite. Safety research by Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals that parents are the number one influence on how their teenager will drive.  ... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – September 2014 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – September 2014 Financial Results

November 05, 2014
Toyota’s global net income jumped 12.6 percent during the first six months (April 1– September 30, 2014) of the 2015 fiscal year.
 
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