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Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

February 12, 2016
Feb. 12, 2016 -- The celebration of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards will bring together music industry elite for an exclusive brunch hosted by award-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox. The annual “Breakfast Club” event will present guests with an eco-infused experience provided by the Toyota Green Initiative, an environmentally focused program designed to promote sustainability.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Scion FR-S Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Scion FR-S Vehicles

February 09, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 26,000 Model Year 2013-2016 Scion FR-S vehicles.
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Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

Woo-Hoo! Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Joins the Excitement on ESPN Deportes' First-Time Telecast of the Super Bowl

February 05, 2016
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will drive into all the game-day action this Sunday with two humorous 30-second commercials on ESPN Deportes’ Spanish language telecast of Super Bowl 50.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2015 Financial Results

February 05, 2016
Toyota’s global net income increased 9.2 percent during the nine-month period (April – December 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year.
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Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota

February 03, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Scion, established as a separate brand in 2003 as a laboratory to explore new products and processes to attract youth customers, is now transitioning back to the Toyota brand. Scion achieved its goals of developing unique products and processes, and bringing in new, younger customers to Toyota. With more than a million cars sold, 70 percent of Scions were purchased by customers new to Toyota and 50 percent were under 35 years old.
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Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.... more

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Reaches Voluntary Agreement with CFPB and DOJ

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Reaches Voluntary Agreement with CFPB and DOJ

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — With a commitment to fostering a fair and competitive auto finance lending market, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) today announced a voluntary agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses discretionary dealer compensation practices.  TMCC determined that a voluntary agreement was the preferred resolution of the agencies’ review, because it helps preserve consumer financing options while fairly compensating its dealer partners and upholding its commitment to fair lending practices.  TMCC is the latest of several lenders to enter into such an agreement.
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January 2016 Sales Chart

January 2016 Sales Chart

February 02, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results

February 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis.... more

Toyota and Daihatsu to Strengthen Small Car Operations through Unified Global Strategy

Toyota and Daihatsu to Strengthen Small Car Operations through Unified Global Strategy

January 29, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) have reached an agreement whereby Daihatsu will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota by way of a share exchange (expected to be completed in August 2016).... more

Lexus Recalls Certain 2016 RX 350 and RX 450h Vehicles

Lexus Recalls Certain 2016 RX 350 and RX 450h Vehicles

January 27, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 5,000 Model Year 2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles. 
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Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

January 21, 2016
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 21, 2016 – On the surface, it’s just an environmental thing: A gas/electric hybrid is going to emit less pollutants than a gasoline-only power train. But it’s also going to use less fuel and get more mpg and at low speeds, it’s quieter than a gasoline engine.  Think of it as a “stealth mode” when running only on electric power.  For a cop car, that makes it easier to sneak up on the bad guys.  These are just a few of the advantages discovered by the Arkadelphia, Arkansas Police Department when they replaced 10 of their aging Crown Victorias with Toyota Camry Hybrids.... more

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with  2nd Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with 2nd Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 15, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016  In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation.
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Lexus LC 500 Takes Center Stage at 2016 North American International Auto Show Exhibit

Lexus LC 500 Takes Center Stage at 2016 North American International Auto Show Exhibit

January 14, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2016 – Following the reveal of the new Lexus LC 500 to the world media this week, the public gets its first look as visitors to the 2016 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center see the alluring, expressively designed luxury coupe that defines a new era for the global luxury brand.... more

Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

January 13, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2016 -- Four years after winning the EyesOn Design best concept car award for the Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe, Lexus has received high accolades for the production car, the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe.  The Lexus LC 500 was named 2016 EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Production Car and EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Interior Design at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on Tuesday, January 12.... more

Deutsche Bank's 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bill Fay

Deutsche Bank's 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bill Fay

January 12, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay discusses the U.S. auto market sales and outlook, Toyota’s increased focus on building customer trust and strengthening the industry’s reputation for safety and quality at Deutsche Bank’s 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12.... more

2016 Automotive News World Congress - Jim Lentz

2016 Automotive News World Congress - Jim Lentz

January 12, 2016
Toyota North American CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. 
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2016 NAIAS - Toyota/Kymeta Collaboration - Shigeki Tomoyama, Dr. Nathan Kundtz

2016 NAIAS - Toyota/Kymeta Collaboration - Shigeki Tomoyama, Dr. Nathan Kundtz

January 12, 2016
Toyota Motor Corporation Senior Managing Officer Shigeki Tomoyama and Kymeta Corporation Founder/CEO Dr. Nathan Kundtz discuss research and collaboration efforts related to vehicle-based satellite communications during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016.... more

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

January 12, 2016
Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016 -- At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta, a U.S.-based company that is the world’s leader in flat-panel antenna technology.
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Global Debut of All-New Lexus LC 500 at the 2016 NAIAS Signals Dawn of a New Era for Lexus

Global Debut of All-New Lexus LC 500 at the 2016 NAIAS Signals Dawn of a New Era for Lexus

January 11, 2016
DETROIT (Jan. 11, 2016) — When the Lexus LF-LC Concept debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the press, loyal customers, and enthusiasts wondered if the concept’s arresting styling and dramatic proportions could ever evolve into a production 2+2 coupe. Today, four years after the debut of the breakthrough concept that inspired it, Lexus has revealed the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe. This provocative, athletic flagship coupe makes the strongest statement yet about Lexus’ future product direction.... more

Toyota Turns Detroit Auto Show Focus to Detroit’s Eastside by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Residents and Homeless Women and Children

Toyota Turns Detroit Auto Show Focus to Detroit’s Eastside by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Residents and Homeless Women and Children

January 11, 2016
Detroit -- As temperatures fluctuate this winter in Michigan, one thing for sure is snowy, icy and even cold rainy days are here through March and warm winter boots and socks are still  a “must have” in Michigan.  To protect families from the cold, on Saturday, January 9, 2016, Toyota Motor North America through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project and the North American International Auto Show activities, for the fifth year, stepped in to help area low-income and homeless families by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to more than 200 participants of The Salvation Army Conner Creek Corps Community Center located on Detroit’s Eastside and The Salvation Army Booth Services of Detroit, a homeless shelter for primarily women and single mothers and their children.... more

More Than Two Million Toyotas Built in North America in 2015 for the First Time

More Than Two Million Toyotas Built in North America in 2015 for the First Time

January 08, 2016
ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2016) – 2015 marked record production for Toyota with 2,035,028 vehicles and 1,933,702 engines produced in North America. Key drivers for increased production include low fuel prices, a healthier economy and strong customer demand for Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma.... more

Toyota Supports Critical Red Cross Assistance as Natural Disasters Push Thousands from Their Homes

Toyota Supports Critical Red Cross Assistance as Natural Disasters Push Thousands from Their Homes

January 07, 2016
Plano, Texas, Jan. 7, 2016 -- As communities across the South and the Great Plains face a barrage of natural disasters, Toyota is supporting the American Red Cross’s critical relief efforts in affected regions, such as North Texas and the Dallas area, including Plano, which is the site of the company’s new North American headquarters. Toyota’s support is also advancing relief efforts in other hard-hit regions where it operates, such as Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. As a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program since 2014, Toyota has been making annual contributions of $250,000 so that the nonprofit organization is poised to provide immediate assistance to those affected by disasters, including food, shelter and emotional support, as well as help during the recovery process.... more

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

January 06, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2016 -- Attendees at the International Consumer Electronics Show are getting a first-hand look at the future of mobility, and it is cleaner, safer and more convenient. Toyota is showcasing a host of automated, connected and zero-emission technologies at CES 2016, giving conference-goers a window into a world where vehicles can not only take care of themselves; they also take care of you.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 05, 2016
Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks a during a press conference at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.
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