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June 2015 Sales Conference Notes

June 2015 Sales Conference Notes

July 01, 2015
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Marketing Vice President Brian Smith review June 2015 sales.... more

June 2015 Sales Chart

June 2015 Sales Chart

July 01, 2015

Toyota Reports Nearly 210,000 Sales in June

Toyota Reports Nearly 210,000 Sales in June

July 01, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported June 2015 sales of 209,912 units, an increase of 4.1 percent from June 2014 on a volume basis.  With one more selling day in June 2015 than in June 2014, sales were down 0.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

It's Official! Toyota Mirai Goes the Distance

It's Official! Toyota Mirai Goes the Distance

June 30, 2015
ASPEN, Colo.  (June 30, 2015) – The future of mobility is ready to hit the road – and keep going…and going…and going.

The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen.
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New Marketing Campaign for Toyota Camry and Corolla Takes Lets Go Places to the Next Level

New Marketing Campaign for Toyota Camry and Corolla Takes Lets Go Places to the Next Level

June 29, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 29, 2015) – If you are in the right frame of mind, and open yourself up to all of the possibilities that exist in the world around you, you can set yourself free.
 
Fueled by this premise, Toyota and its advertising agencies (representing the total market and led by Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles) embark on the newest campaign for Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car, and Corolla. It debuts today across multiple media platforms and will continue until late fall.... more

Cars.com Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

Cars.com Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

June 29, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky., June 29, 2015 – The results are in, and Cars.com has named two Toyota models as most American-Made.
 
The Toyota Camry and the Toyota Sienna have claimed the top two spots, respectively, in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index. This marks Toyota’s return to the American-Made pinnacle for the first time in three years and the fifth time overall that Camry has been ranked number one on the index.... more

Two Scion Models Gearing to Go: All-New 2016 Scion iM and Scion iA Priced to Please

Two Scion Models Gearing to Go: All-New 2016 Scion iM and Scion iA Priced to Please

June 29, 2015
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 29, 2015 – The next great adventure is well within reach. The all-new 2016 Scion iM hatchback and 2016 Scion iA sedan both deliver versatility and premium features that will fuel drivers’ fun, with outstanding prices to fit their finances too. Both vehicles race into showrooms Sept. 1, 2015.
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2016 Scion iM Walkaround

2016 Scion iM Walkaround

June 28, 2015

2016 Scion iA Walkaround

2016 Scion iA Walkaround

June 28, 2015

2016 Scion iA Product Information

2016 Scion iA Product Information

June 28, 2015

2016 Scion iM Product Information

2016 Scion iM Product Information

June 28, 2015

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Headquarters in Plano

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Headquarters in Plano

June 26, 2015
PLANO, TEXAS, JUNE 26, 2015 – En route to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, Toyota celebrates the Flame of Hope arriving at the temporary Toyota headquarters (TCAL) Friday afternoon as part of the Unified Relay Across America. Toyota’s Steve Curtis, vice president of corporate communications; and Terri Von Lehmden, national manager, PMO & talent acquisition, made the half-mile torch run down Legacy Drive in Plano, Texas. As Curtis and Von Lehmden arrived at headquarters, they were greeted by local Special Olympics athletes and their families, Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America chief executive officer, and one-hundred of the first Toyota employees who have moved to Texas.... more

Toyota's Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Software Can Model Occupant Posture before Collisions

Toyota's Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Software Can Model Occupant Posture before Collisions

June 26, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, June 26, 2015 -- Studies* show that roughly half of drivers take defensive action (such as sudden braking or steering) to avoid collisions, with vehicle occupants commonly bracing themselves at the same time. Occupant posture -- whether braced or relaxed -- has a significant effect on body movement during a collision. However, current human surrogate models used in virtual crash simulations are unable to simulate the reflexive defensive actions that humans take in the moments before an imminent collision, such as bracing one's body for impact.... more

Summer Travel Tips: Sharing Space and Staying Safe

Summer Travel Tips: Sharing Space and Staying Safe

June 25, 2015
As the weather warms and summer travel starts, more roadway users emerge, including motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. The best way to get road ready? Try to expect the unexpected and pay particular attention at intersections.... more

Lexus Creates Hoverboard of the Future

Lexus Creates Hoverboard of the Future

June 24, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. – June 24, 2015 - Luxury automotive brand Lexus has partnered with world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards ever developed.... more

Toyota Unveils Campus Design for New North American Headquarters

Toyota Unveils Campus Design for New North American Headquarters

June 24, 2015
PLANO, Texas, June 24, 2015 – Toyota Motor North America today unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus. In support of the Company’s “One Toyota” vision, the renderings reveal buildings and outdoor spaces designed to create a collaborative environment that encourages discovery, transparency and creativity.... more

Scion FR-S Team Set for Battle in the 93rd Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Scion FR-S Team Set for Battle in the 93rd Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

June 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 23, 2015) – Respected Time Attack competitor, Robert Walker will again campaign a Scion FR-S in Colorado’s legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 28. A collaborative effort between Evasive Motorsports, GReddy Racing and Mackin Industries, this year marks Walker’s third attempt to tame the challenging 12.5-mile, 156-turn course that ascends to the summit 14,110 feet above sea level.  ... more

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

June 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – On June 28th, Lexus will compete in the Time Attack class of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The luxury automaker will be campaigning the all-new RC F GT Concept, a vehicle that builds upon the legacy of the IS F CCS-R vehicles that last competed at Pikes Peak in 2013. This historic event, now in its 93rd running, is a race against the clock that tests man and machine with the changing elements, altitude, and a treacherous 12.42 mile, 156 turn course that winds up the peak from 9,390 feet up to the 14,115 foot summit.... more

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Morgan’s Wonderland

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Morgan’s Wonderland

June 22, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (June 22, 2015) – Morgan’s Wonderland and Toyota celebrated Special Olympics athletes at the San Antonio-based family theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind.... more

Toyota Sponsors National Veterans Wheelchair Games for 16th Consecutive Year

Toyota Sponsors National Veterans Wheelchair Games for 16th Consecutive Year

June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are proud to recognize Toyota as a Sustaining Host sponsor for the 35TH National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG). 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, with events like track and field, softball, and basketball beginning tomorrow June 22 in Dallas, Texas and continuing through June 26.... more

Toyota Captures Top Non-Luxury Brand Award in Edmunds.com 'Best Retained Value Awards'

Toyota Captures Top Non-Luxury Brand Award in Edmunds.com 'Best Retained Value Awards'

June 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., (June 18, 2015) - Toyota was named the top non-luxury brand in the fifth annual Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards.  The awards “recognize the brands and 2015 models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average Edmunds.com True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new.”... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Expands Auto Industry’s Only Asset-Backed Green Bond Program

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Expands Auto Industry’s Only Asset-Backed Green Bond Program

June 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., June 18, 2015 – Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s second-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.25 billion.  TFS revolutionized the Green Bond market by introducing the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014.  Green Bonds are an important component of TFS’ broad-ranging funding program and serve to enhance Toyota’s already extensive green commitment.
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Summer Travel Safety 102: Stay on Your Toes and Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Summer Travel Safety 102: Stay on Your Toes and Keep Your Eyes on the Road

June 17, 2015
Ah, the summer road trip…a perfect time to relax as you rock and roll toward the family vacation. But if you’re sampling the latest mocha offering from an omnipresent coffee chain or arguing with your teen about whether Tame Impala is the new Beatles, driving should be you not.

According to a 2006 study, driver inattention – from fatigue or a driving distraction -- was a contributing factor in nearly 80 percent of crashes. Nearly 80 percent. Or four out of five.... more

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recall

June 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., June 16, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators. ... more

Texas Welcomes Its First i-Rodeo

Texas Welcomes Its First i-Rodeo

June 16, 2015
DALLAS (June 16, 2015) – Texans are taking a zippy zero emission spin, courtesy of Toyota.    

North Texas residents met the i-Road, three wheeled electric vehicle, and COMS, super-compact electric vehicle, last weekend at the American Airlines center in Dallas.  The 65 participants spent time taking the cars through their paces, answering questions about their driving preferences, how ultra-compact electric vehicles could be used in their daily lives, and providing product feedback to Toyota researchers.
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