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Hey Dad: Happy Father’s Day from Toyota

Hey Dad: Happy Father’s Day from Toyota

June 12, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 12, 2015) – The day to celebrate dads is almost here, and Toyota Camry is driving them into the limelight.
 
The Father’s Day campaign, like the “One Bold Choice Leads to Another” marketing campaign for Super Bowl XLIX, uses targeted social media content to share a single, meaningful message. The new effort also features an experiential element nestled within one of Southern California’s top tourist locations.... more

Toyota Breaks Ground on Expansion in Michigan at Toyota Technical Center

Toyota Breaks Ground on Expansion in Michigan at Toyota Technical Center

June 11, 2015
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 11, 2015) – With the push of a plow by a 2015 Tundra TRD Pro, Toyota officially broke ground today on the expansion of the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Michigan. The ceremony at Toyota’s campus in York Township marks the first visible step toward its growing investment and employment in the state while strengthening its North American research and development operations.... more

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Mississippi

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Mississippi

June 10, 2015
Blue Springs, Miss., June 10, 2015 – Toyota Mississippi today celebrated Special Olympics athletes at its Blue Springs, Miss., production facility. Local athlete Justin Rosenthal, who will be competing in golf at this year’s world games, participated by cheering on Toyota team members and Vice President Sean Suggs as they carried the Flame of Hope in a one-mile torch run on its way to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.... more

Summer Travel Safety Alert: Five Must-Know Car Seat Tips for Child Passengers

Summer Travel Safety Alert: Five Must-Know Car Seat Tips for Child Passengers

June 09, 2015
New York, N.Y., June 9, 2015 -- Heading out for a road trip with your family this summer? Got your sunscreen? Check. Road tunes? Check. Sunglasses? Check. A properly installed car seat?  The answer may not be as simple as you think.
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Toyota Mobility Foundation Launches Program in Da Nang, Vietnam

Toyota Mobility Foundation Launches Program in Da Nang, Vietnam

June 09, 2015
Tokyo, June 9, 2015 -- Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) today announced its second program, which will launch in Da Nang, Vietnam to address emerging transportation issues in the rapidly growing mid-size city.... more

Lexus Takes a Swing to Establish Endowment Supporting Careers in the Golf Industry with Scholarships at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Lexus Takes a Swing to Establish Endowment Supporting Careers in the Golf Industry with Scholarships at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

June 04, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. – June 4, 2015 – Lexus celebrates the accomplishments of the late African-American golf legend and pioneer, Charlie Sifford, by establishing “The Lexus Endowment” at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). This university is one of 19 schools that offer a PGA Golf Management program that covers a broad range of aspects of the golf enterprise, and the only historically black institution to offer such a program. ... more

Newsweek Names Toyota One of the World’s Greenest Companies

Newsweek Names Toyota One of the World’s Greenest Companies

June 04, 2015
PLANO, Texas (June 4, 2015) – Newsweek has named a car company as one of the world’s greenest companies, ahead of highly-regarded brands like Microsoft, Google, Nike and Coke. Toyota moved up 57 spots in Newsweek’s annual green ranking to #35 in the Global 500 and #2 in autos.   

 

 

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Petroleum Past Helps Fuel Hydrogen Future

Petroleum Past Helps Fuel Hydrogen Future

June 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2015) – A creek, a little high school chemistry, and a former oil boom town open to a hydrogen-fueled future. This is the story of “Fueled by Oil Creek,” the second online video in Toyota’s multi-part “Fueled by Everything” series aimed at highlighting renewable sources of hydrogen fuel, leading up to launch of the 2016 Toyota Mirai.... more

Summer Travel Safety 101: Getting Your Ride Road Trip Ready

Summer Travel Safety 101: Getting Your Ride Road Trip Ready

June 03, 2015
Whether historic U.S. Route 1 is your main vacation drag or you’re cruising for a day on Pacific Coast Highway or motoring west on the route that’s the best, summer means one thing to many Americans…road trip.  

Before you sally forth, you might want to tackle a few technical “to dos” to ensure your trip is as smooth as your driving style.... more

2015 Toyota Summer Driving Tips (PDF)

June 03, 2015

Toyota to Explore Integration of SmartDeviceLink Technology

Toyota to Explore Integration of SmartDeviceLink Technology

June 03, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (June 3, 2015) - Toyota Motor Corporation has reached an agreement with Ford Motor Company to explore collaboration with Livio, a Ford subsidiary, for the implementation of SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology in future Toyota and Lexus vehicles.... more

L/Certified by Lexus Provides Drivers Luxury Without Compromise - Different Category of Ownership with Same Premium Experience

L/Certified by Lexus Provides Drivers Luxury Without Compromise - Different Category of Ownership with Same Premium Experience

June 02, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. – June 2, 2015 – Savvy luxury car shoppers have been wise to the advantages of buying a certified pre-owned model for quite some time. The lower cost of entry into luxury, the satisfaction of ownership of premium product with factory backed warranty, and the feeling of money in the bank are all motivations to help drive such a purchase. Since, there’s no reason to wait when the indulgent purchase is a Lexus vehicle. L/Certified by Lexus gives luxury buyers the opportunity to get into luxury sooner than they think. ... more

Toyota Is No. 1 Retail Brand In May 2015

Toyota Is No. 1 Retail Brand In May 2015

June 02, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 2, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported May 2015 sales of 242,579 units, a decrease of 0.3 percent from May 2014 on a volume basis.  With one less selling day in May 2015 than in May 2014, sales were up 3.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

May 2015 Sales Chart

May 2015 Sales Chart

June 02, 2015

Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2015 NX Vehicles

Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2015 NX Vehicles

May 27, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., May 27, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 3,000 model year 2015 Lexus NX 200t vehicles.... more

Toyota Sienna Honored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Toyota Sienna Honored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 26, 2015
Cambridge, Mass., May 26, 2015 – With up to 150 cubic feet of cargo space, the Toyota Sienna has plenty of room for storage. Which is good because it is acquiring a growing load of hardware – and awards can be bulky!
 
The 2015 Sienna took home the Best in Class Minivan Award at the fifth annual New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) Technology Conference, organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NEMPA.... more

Community Commitment: Toyota Hires Local Grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

Community Commitment: Toyota Hires Local Grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

May 19, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (May 19, 2015) – Two years ago Toyota Texas and Alamo Colleges invested in Bexar County’s future workforce. Today that collaboration started to pay big dividends.... more

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence

May 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – Recognizing the many challenges college-bound students face, Toyota awarded tuition support to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to help with their cost of higher education.... more

Five U.S Cities Named 'Most Water Wise'

Five U.S Cities Named 'Most Water Wise'

May 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – Enough to fill 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.... more

R&D Breakthrough Sets Stage for More Efficient, Durable Fuel Cell Stacks

R&D Breakthrough Sets Stage for More Efficient, Durable Fuel Cell Stacks

May 18, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, May 18, 2015 -- A breakthrough in the real-time observation of fuel cell catalyst degradation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks.

Toyota Motor Corporation and Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) have developed a new observation technique that allows researchers to monitor the behavior of nanometer-sized particles of platinum during chemical reactions in fuel cells, so that the processes leading to reduced catalytic reactivity can be observed.... more

2015 AARP Life@50+ National Event and Expo - Bob Carter

2015 AARP Life@50+ National Event and Expo - Bob Carter

May 16, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at the AARP Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Miami, Florida on May 16, 2015.... more

Planning the Pit Stop: New Toyota App Helps Japanese Drivers Find Restrooms for All Needs

Planning the Pit Stop: New Toyota App Helps Japanese Drivers Find Restrooms for All Needs

May 14, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, May 14, 2015 -- For those with mobility issues or other special needs, certain aspects of traveling by car can be problematic and uncomfortable. Finding the nearest restroom that meets their needs, for example, can present a challenge when planning a road trip.

To help address this, Toyota is launching its newly-developed Restroom Finder app in Japan on May 21.
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Move over Burton, Busch and Bowyer…the Engineers are in Town

Move over Burton, Busch and Bowyer…the Engineers are in Town

May 14, 2015
BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 14, 2015) – You can’t build great cars without great engineers, so Toyota is always on the hunt.

One of the best opportunities to do that? The Formula SAE competition held each spring at Michigan International Speedway.... more

Toyota and Mazda Team Up to Make Cars Better

Toyota and Mazda Team Up to Make Cars Better

May 13, 2015
Tokyo, Japan, May 13, 2015 -- Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation today entered an agreement to build a mutually beneficial long term partnership. By leveraging the resources of both companies to complement and enhance each other's products and technologies, the partnership will result in more appealing cars that meet the diverse needs and tastes of customers all over the world.... more

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recalls

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recalls

May 13, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., May 13, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its recalls involving Takata air bag inflators. ... more

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