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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

2017 Toyota Prius v Takes the Whole Family To Green Pastures

2017 Toyota Prius v Takes the Whole Family To Green Pastures

June 10, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., June 10, 2016 -- The perfect family vehicle of the near future combines the technology, space and versatility of an SUV with the fuel efficiency of a hybrid. Leave it to Toyota, the world leader in hybrid vehicles for 20 years, to bring the future forward with the unique Prius v, the largest and roomiest of Toyota’s Prius family.... more

Ryan Millen and RAV4 Take Second at STPR

Ryan Millen and RAV4 Take Second at STPR

June 08, 2016
Torrance, Calif., June 8, 2016— Faced with changing weather conditions, unplanned course obstacles, and a slight penalty during the reconnaissance (recce) run, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE finished in second place at this past weekend’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. The podium finish keeps Millen and Fate’s driver’s championship hunt alive, and ties them with the Ford Fiesta ST of Cameron Steely. In addition, the team finished an impressive fifth overall.
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Dr. Shoichiro. Toyoda, President, Toyota Motor Corporation, Announces U.S. Plant Site [December 1985]

Dr. Shoichiro. Toyoda, President, Toyota Motor Corporation, Announces U.S. Plant Site [December 1985]

June 08, 2016

Toyota Announces Date for Kentucky Plant Groundbreaking Ceremony [1986]

Toyota Announces Date for Kentucky Plant Groundbreaking Ceremony [1986]

June 08, 2016

30 Years After Groundbreaking, Toyota Kentucky Proves Age is Only a Number

30 Years After Groundbreaking, Toyota Kentucky Proves Age is Only a Number

June 08, 2016
Georgetown, Ky. (June 8, 2016) – It started with an announcement in December 1985. Today it is a bustling operation that employs 8,000 people, sprawls 169 football fields (that’s just the building!) and represents a $6 billion (and growing) investment.... more

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

June 08, 2016
WASHINGTON D.C. (JUNE 8, 2016) – Toyota North American manufacturing plants share space with all creatures great and small – from the furry to the feathered. And a main mission for the automaker is to keep those critters content.
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Toyota Is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano

Toyota Is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano

June 06, 2016
Plano, Texas and San Diego, Calif. (June 6, 2016) – It might not be the sunshine state, but Texas gets its fair share of sun.  And when Toyota moves into its new North American headquarters next year, the automaker plans to “catch a ray.”... more

Toyota and KDDI to Jointly Promote Establishment of Global Communications Platform to Support Car Connectivity

Toyota and KDDI to Jointly Promote Establishment of Global Communications Platform to Support Car Connectivity

June 02, 2016
Tokyo, June 2, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and KDDI Corporation (KDDI) have partnered to establish a global communications platform. The platform will enable the operation of communications networks throughout the world to support car connectivity.... more

RAV4 Gets Ready to Conquer Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

RAV4 Gets Ready to Conquer Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

June 01, 2016
Torrance, Calif., June 1, 2016— The only thing better than winning a rally is winning two rallies.  Winning them back-to-back is even sweeter.  And now, after taking the 2WD crown at the last two events, Ryan Millen, Christina Fate, and the Rally RAV4 are looking to make it three in a row this coming weekend at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in Wellsboro, Pa.... more

Toyota Reports May 2016 Sales, Sees SUV Surge

Toyota Reports May 2016 Sales, Sees SUV Surge

June 01, 2016

TORRANCE, Calif. (June 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2016 sales of 219,339 units, a decrease of 9.6 percent from May 2015 on a volume basis. With two fewer selling days in May 2016 compared to May 2015, sales were down 2.0 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. 

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May 2016 Sales Chart

May 2016 Sales Chart

June 01, 2016

Toyota Safety Package ‘TSS-P’ Wins Top Technology Award From New England Motor Press Association

Toyota Safety Package ‘TSS-P’ Wins Top Technology Award From New England Motor Press Association

May 31, 2016
Advance safety features for the masses: it’s a bold promise, but beginning with the 2018 model year Toyota will make Toyota Safety Sense, a driver-assist technology designed to mitigate or help prevent collisions, standard on almost every Toyota trim level in the United States. That promise was recognized last Thursday when the most advanced version of Toyota Safety Sense—TSS-P—won the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) Yankee Cup Technology Award.... more

Are Your Kids Ready For Summer Travel?

Are Your Kids Ready For Summer Travel?

May 26, 2016
New York, N.Y., (May 26, 2016) – Barbecues, fireworks, s’mores and swimming – they’re summer classics. They rarely change because when you know something works, you stick with it.  You know what else stands the test of time? Car seat safety tips.... more

Forget Horsepower, Toyota Indiana Plant Powered by People

Forget Horsepower, Toyota Indiana Plant Powered by People

May 25, 2016
Over the past 20 years, Toyota Indiana has built 4.45 million vehicles. But it isn’t the planning, engineering, problem solving or high-pace of the assembly line that stands out to Norm Bafunno, the plant’s president. It’s the people.
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2015 Model Year Yaris Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2015 Model Year Yaris Vehicles

May 25, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., May 25, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 3,100 Model Year 2015 Yaris Hatch Back vehicles.... more

Students’ Concept for Mobility App for the Blind Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact

Students’ Concept for Mobility App for the Blind Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact

May 25, 2016
Plano, Texas (May 25, 2016) -- Imagine an average commute. Perhaps you wait for a bus, walk through crowded streets and ride an elevator up to your office. Now, imagine doing it without being able to see clearly or even at all.  

A team of students did just that and came up with an idea for a solution that won first prize in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a new competition to inspire millennials to address critical mobility needs from Net Impact, Toyota and the Toyota Mobility Foundation.... more

Toyota and Uber to Explore Ridesharing Collaboration

Toyota and Uber to Explore Ridesharing Collaboration

May 24, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, May 24, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, an automotive company aiming for safer, more efficient and convenient mobility, and Uber, a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves, are announcing a partnership. The companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore collaboration, starting with trials, in the world of ridesharing in countries where ridesharing is expanding, taking various factors into account such as regulations, business conditions, and customer needs. As part of the partnership, Toyota Financial Services Corporation and Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership are making a strategic investment in Uber.... more

Toyota Presents Community Stars

Toyota Presents Community Stars

May 24, 2016
PORTLAND, ORE. (May 24, 2016) - Through the passenger-side window, 83-year-old Ferne Fabis points with excitement at the new bakery set to open soon near her home in Rockville, Maryland. New people and places have always been Ferne’s passion – even after a leg injury forced her to give up her driver’s license.... more

Driving to Make a Difference

Driving to Make a Difference

May 24, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS (May 24, 2016) - On a rainy day in Rockville, Md., Larry Korb parks his Toyota Camry and hurries to open the passenger door and hold an umbrella over 77-year-old Sondra Wasserman.
 
As a driver at the Senior Connection in nearby Silver Spring, this is the sort of trip Korb made more than 200 times the last year - volunteering his time and vehicle to pick up senior citizens and take them to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips and community events. The National Volunteer Transportation Center (NVTC) supports thousands of drivers like Korb, and organizations like the Senior Connection, that enable the freedom of mobility.  And now NVTC has a new supporter, Toyota.... more

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

May 23, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., May 23, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  it is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. 
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iBOT Poised for Comeback

iBOT Poised for Comeback

May 21, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions for the disabled community. This agreement will help DEKA to proceed with plans to complete the development and launch the next generation iBOT motorized wheelchair.
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Worldwide Sales of Toyota Hybrids Surpass 9 Million Units

Worldwide Sales of Toyota Hybrids Surpass 9 Million Units

May 20, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, May 20, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation is proud to announce that the cumulative figures for global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014 million units as of April 30, surpassing the 9 million unit mark1. This latest million-unit milestone was achieved in just nine months.... more

Win at Olympus Marks Back-to-Back Victories for Toyota RAV4

Win at Olympus Marks Back-to-Back Victories for Toyota RAV4

May 18, 2016
This past weekend at the Olympus Rally in the deep forest of Shelton,Wash., Ryan Millen and the Toyota RAV4 SE put another exclamation point on their season, winning the 2WD Class with ease, and finishing ahead of all but four 4WD competitors.  The class win was punctuated by a gap of over five minutes ahead of their nearest in-class competitor.... more

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