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Toyota Mobility Foundation and Chulalongkorn University Celebrate Innovative Project to Alleviate Traffic in Bangkok

Toyota Mobility Foundation and Chulalongkorn University Celebrate Innovative Project to Alleviate Traffic in Bangkok

November 23, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand, November 23, 2015?Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) joined with Chulalongkorn University (Chula) to celebrate an ongoing project to combat Bangkok's traffic congestion. The project is targeting the Sathorn District, one of Bangkok's busiest and best-known thoroughfares?using park-and-ride lots, shuttle buses, and advanced traffic-control systems to move people more quickly and easily to their destinations.... more

Toyota Crowned Champion of Diversity and Equality

Toyota Crowned Champion of Diversity and Equality

November 20, 2015
Once again, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. has been recognized for leading the charge for equality, diversity and economic empowerment.... more

Toyota Is Tops for Hispanic Consumers

Toyota Is Tops for Hispanic Consumers

November 20, 2015
Los Angeles (Nov. 20, 2015) – Highlighting a commitment to innovation, superior design and appeal to Hispanic families, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards® has named the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2016 Toyota Tacoma among its Best Cars of 2016. The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle was honored with the Innovation Award, while the Tacoma mid-size pickup was selected best Pickup L-Duty truck.... more

If You’re Interested In Workplace Equality, You Might Want To Work For Toyota

If You’re Interested In Workplace Equality, You Might Want To Work For Toyota

November 19, 2015
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – What’s not to love about respecting people for the job they do and creating an environment that’s always improving?

According to the Human Rights Campaign, Toyota is all over it.... more

He’s Weird, Right?

He’s Weird, Right?

November 19, 2015
New Scion boss Andrew Gilleland might be the perfect person to take over Toyota’s youth brand.... more

Toyota Spokesman Sees Challenges Ahead for Internet of Cars

Toyota Spokesman Sees Challenges Ahead for Internet of Cars

November 18, 2015
Washington, DC, Nov. 18, 2015 – As we move closer to the day when automated driving, vehicle to vehicle communication and artificial intelligence are a reality, automakers must continue to address concerns about privacy and cybersecurity threats, said a Toyota spokesman.... more

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show - Scion C-HR Concept Vehicle Reveal - Andrew Gilleland

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show - Scion C-HR Concept Vehicle Reveal - Andrew Gilleland

November 18, 2015
Andrew Gilleland, Vice President, Scion, reveals the Scion C-HR Concept vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. ... more

2015 NADA/J.D. Power AutoConference Los Angeles - Bill Fay

2015 NADA/J.D. Power AutoConference Los Angeles - Bill Fay

November 17, 2015
Bill Fay, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales and General Manager, Toyota Division speaks at the 2015 NADA/J.D. Power AutoConference Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. ... more

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

November 16, 2015
San Francisco, Nov. 16, 2015 -- How could Toyota i-Road help change life in the Bay Area?

That’s the question Silicon Valley innovators and entrepreneurs answered at Toyota Onramp 2015, a one-day conference designed for a select group of innovators, investors and car enthusiasts in Silicon Valley to engage with Toyota and explore the future of driving innovation and sustainable mobility together.... more

Toyota Turns Compost Into Cars

Toyota Turns Compost Into Cars

November 16, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2015) – Toyota is working to help everyone breathe a little easier.
 
The company recently announced its intent to virtually eliminate CO2 emissions from its factories and vehicles, and it’s about to flip the switch on a very tangible example of this effort. Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky., manufacturing plant will begin generating electricity from methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill on Nov. 23, 2015. ... more

Toyota Tackles the Last Frontier with Ever-Better Expedition

Toyota Tackles the Last Frontier with Ever-Better Expedition

November 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 – Longer nights, colder temperatures and icier terrain won’t deter the Toyota team as they take on winter weather with the Ever-Better Expedition winter leg. A group of 28 international Toyota team members will depart from Anchorage on Nov. 18 on a 4,488-mile journey through Alaska and Canada to conclude the 110-day North American leg of the company’s global initiative. Nearly 50 team members will participate during the month on the road.... more

For 740+ Kentucky Veterans, Toyota is a Great Place to Call Home

For 740+ Kentucky Veterans, Toyota is a Great Place to Call Home

November 11, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2015) The desert is a long way from home. 7,098 miles to be exact.

It’s been 25 years since Sgt. Tony Hendrichs stepped onto the sands of Saudi Arabia, where he spent eight months during Operation Desert Storm. As one of the first National Guard units to deploy from Kentucky, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect while serving his country overseas.

But one thing he could expect was a job to come home to.... more

Toyota Names Jyoti Chopra and Howard W. Buffett to Its North American Diversity Advisory Board

Toyota Names Jyoti Chopra and Howard W. Buffett to Its North American Diversity Advisory Board

November 10, 2015
Plano, Texas (Nov. 10, 2015) -- Toyota Motor North America today announced that it has named Jyoti Chopra, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for BNY Mellon, and Howard W. Buffett, a lecturer in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, to its North American Diversity Advisory Board.... more

Toyota Sweeps ANA Multicultural Awards in Hispanic, Digital and Significant Results Categories

Toyota Sweeps ANA Multicultural Awards in Hispanic, Digital and Significant Results Categories

November 10, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2015) – Toyota and Hispanic marketing partner, Conill recently shared the spotlight as the Más Que Un Auto campaign was recognized with three Grand Prize Awards during the 2015 ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards.  In addition, the Toyota Camry “Gran Decision” innovative campaign was an award-winner in the Digital Media category.  This year’s competition received 197 entries.... more

Toyota to Build RAV4s in Its Cambridge, Ontario Plant

Toyota to Build RAV4s in Its Cambridge, Ontario Plant

November 10, 2015
Cambridge, Nov. 10, 2015 -- Toyota announced today that it will produce RAV4 vehicles in its Cambridge North Assembly plant starting in 2019. With Lexus RX in Cambridge, and Toyota RAV4 in Woodstock and Cambridge, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) will become a North American hub for sport utility vehicles. The company also announced that it will be adding hybrid RAV4 production.... more

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

November 09, 2015
CINCINNATI (Nov. 9, 2015) – A diverse supplier chain often means innovation and cost savings – a combination that is good for business and the economy. Toyota has hosted its annual Opportunity Exchange for 26 years running – inviting Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to cultivate and strengthen relationships with Tier I (direct) suppliers at the free two-day event, happening Nov. 9 -10 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.... more

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

November 05, 2015
Watch the press conference webcast here

Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 6, 2015 -- At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute Inc. (TRI), as an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The headquarters will be located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. A second facility will be located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The new company will begin operations in January 2016.... more

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

November 05, 2015
Seattle, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Today, we have more options for getting from one place to another than ever before. Innovations abound, but are we making the most of this progress to build a future where all people can move more freely? Now is the time for fresh thinking on the mobility challenges that continue to exist in our modern society.... more

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

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

November 05, 2015
Toyota’s global net income increased 12 percent during the six-month period (April – September 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Avalon and Lexus ES Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Avalon and Lexus ES Vehicles

November 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 31,000 Model Year 2013-2015 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h sedans. ... more

October 2015 Sales Chart

October 2015 Sales Chart

November 03, 2015

Toyota Exceeds Expectations by Topping 200,000 Sales in October

Toyota Exceeds Expectations by Topping 200,000 Sales in October

November 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (November 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported October 2015 sales of 204,045 units, an increase of 13 percent on a volume basis. With one more selling day in October 2015 than in October 2014, sales were up 9.0 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best-ever October with Sales Exceeding 200,000 Units

Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best-ever October with Sales Exceeding 200,000 Units

November 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2015) -- Toyota, Scion and Lexus is reporting today its best-ever total October 2015 sales results, the first time the company has ever sold more than 200,000 units in the month of October.... more

Toyota Opportunity Exchange: Lower Costs and Boost Innovation

Toyota Opportunity Exchange: Lower Costs and Boost Innovation

October 27, 2015
Finding a competitive advantage is a must for any company to be successful. At Toyota’s annual Opportunity Exchange (OE), a trade fair for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) to interact with Tier I suppliers, there are plenty of success stories. The key theme of these stories? Innovation leads to lower product costs resulting in more business.... more

Toyota to Launch Trial Car Sharing Service in Okinawa

Toyota to Launch Trial Car Sharing Service in Okinawa

October 26, 2015
Tokyo, Oct. 26, 2015 -- Next year, Toyota will use a new trial project on the subtropical island of Okinawa to assess the viability and benefits of tourism-centered car sharing. The service will operate from January through the end of the year on the island's Motobu Peninsula, and will be based around Ha:mo, an optimized local transport system developed by Toyota.... more

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