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Toyota Named New Official Special Olympics Texas Partner, Opportunity Drawing for 2017 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Named New Official Special Olympics Texas Partner, Opportunity Drawing for 2017 Toyota Tundra

May 17, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2016 -- Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) officially announced Toyota as its newest Official Partner today, making the automaker a year-round statewide $250,000-level co-sponsor of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. SOTX provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the state of Texas.... more

Toyota Mobility Foundation Joins New Cities Foundation as Global Strategic Member

Toyota Mobility Foundation Joins New Cities Foundation as Global Strategic Member

May 16, 2016
Montréal, Canada, May 16, 2016 – The New Cities Foundation today welcomed the Toyota Mobility Foundation as its latest Global Strategic Member. The partnership between the two organizations aims to activate the next generation of urban mobility solutions.... more

Toyota Financial Services Supports Environmental Sustainability by Expanding Green Bond Program

Toyota Financial Services Supports Environmental Sustainability by Expanding Green Bond Program

May 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., May 13, 2016 – Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.6 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.... more

Olympus Rally Next Challenge for RAV4

Olympus Rally Next Challenge for RAV4

May 12, 2016
Torrance, Calif., May 12, 2016 -- Coming off of a high from the last round’s nail-biter win at Oregon Trail, Ryan Millen, Christina Fate, and the Rally RAV4 are looking for back-to-back wins at the Olympus Rally in Shelton, Wash.... more

What Is a Million-Mile Toyota Tundra Worth?

What Is a Million-Mile Toyota Tundra Worth?

May 11, 2016
BATON ROUGE, La. (May 11, 2016) –Toyota customer Victor Sheppard was so satisfied with his Toyota Tundra, even after he had safely driven 1 million miles, he continued driving it. When Toyota saw the well-kept truck, they asked: What is a Toyota Tundra with more than a million miles worth?

For Toyota’s production engineers and team members, the truck’s longevity offers invaluable insight for future products. For Sheppard, it was worth a new truck.... more

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

May 11, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 11, 2016) –  In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for post-secondary education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016

May 11, 2016
Toyota’s global net income increased 6.4 percent for the 2016 fiscal year which ended March 31, 2016.... more

Toyota Opens New Engine Plant in Porto Feliz, São Paulo

Toyota Opens New Engine Plant in Porto Feliz, São Paulo

May 10, 2016
São Paulo, May 10, 2016 -- Today, Toyota do Brasil LTDA (TDB) officially opens its new engine manufacturing facility in the city of Porto Feliz. Built on a plot of land that covers an area of 872,500 m2 (9.39 million sq. ft.), the new facility represents an investment of 18 billion JPY (conversion to 580 million Brazilian R$ or 170 million USD) and approximately 320 direct jobs in the region. With this new manufacturing operation, Toyota reinforces its commitment to the Brazilian economy and increases its support for Latin America and the Caribbean region as a whole. In this, the company remains steadfast to a corporate mission of the betterment of society.... more

New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

May 10, 2016
Gland, Switzerland, May 10, 2016 --  (IUCN) The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This will significantly increase knowledge on the extinction risk of more than 28,000 species, including many that are key food sources for a significant portion of the global population.... more

Toyota Signs Championship Off-Road Racer BJ Baldwin to Multi-Year Sponsorship

Toyota Signs Championship Off-Road Racer BJ Baldwin to Multi-Year Sponsorship

May 07, 2016
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, May 7, 2016— Before a roaring crowd of AMA Supercross fans, Toyota announced its sponsorship of BJ Baldwin, off-road racing superstar and mastermind behind the successful #Recoil video franchise. “Ballistic” BJ, an off-roader who has won the grueling Baja 1000 twice without the assistance of a second driver, will join Toyota’s diverse roster of sponsored athletes and will field a Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck in the SCORE International and Best in the Desert (BITD) series.... more

Pedal to the Medal: Students Chart Course for New Mobility Solutions

Pedal to the Medal: Students Chart Course for New Mobility Solutions

May 06, 2016
Plano, Texas (May 6, 2016) – Meeting neighborhoods’ needs through Mobile Community Centers. Turning car trunks into moving mailboxes. Customizing navigation systems for the blind. These are the innovative concepts from the three finalists in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a new competition from Toyota and Net Impact to inspire millennials to develop solutions for critical mobility needs in local communities and around the world.
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What makes nuns go 'Whoopi?' Give ‘em a Toyota Sienna

What makes nuns go 'Whoopi?' Give ‘em a Toyota Sienna

May 05, 2016
NEW YORK, May 5, 2016 – Celebrating the 100th anniversary of an order of black nuns, Whoopi Goldberg and ABC’s “The View” teamed up with Toyota today to present a new 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan to the 14 sisters from Harlem. Now that’s a reason to say “Whoopi!”... more

MORE THAN JUST A CAR…More than 150K Owners Think So

MORE THAN JUST A CAR…More than 150K Owners Think So

May 04, 2016
Torrance, Calif. -- May 4, 2016 – It’s a bond thicker than motor oil…the love owners have for their cars. And Toyota wants to help them express it.... more

MÁS QUE UN AUTO… Más de 150,000 dueños de autos lo creen

MÁS QUE UN AUTO… Más de 150,000 dueños de autos lo creen

May 04, 2016
TORRANCE, California, 4 de mayo de 2016 -- Es un vínculo más denso que el aceite de motor… el amor que los dueños sienten por sus automóviles y Toyota quiere ayudarlos a expresarlo.
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Charging Ahead

Charging Ahead

May 04, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 4, 2016) -- For anyone (i.e. everyone) who’s ever panicked when their mobile device chirped, “low battery,” the future could be far less stressful, thanks to the advanced battery research of scientists at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA). A new breakthrough involving magnesium batteries may soon open the doors for smaller, longer-lasting batteries for everything from cars to cell phones.
 
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Lexus RX Hybrid Named Green Vehicle of Texas at Texas Auto Writers Auto Roundup

Lexus RX Hybrid Named Green Vehicle of Texas at Texas Auto Writers Auto Roundup

May 03, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 3, 2016) – What do you get when you combine head-turning looks with the latest hybrid technology?... more

Toyota No. 1 Retail Brand in April 2016

Toyota No. 1 Retail Brand in April 2016

May 03, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 3, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2016 sales of 211,125 units, an increase of 3.8 percent from April 2015 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in April 2016 compared to April 2015, sales were flat (zero percent) on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

April 2016 Sales Chart

April 2016 Sales Chart

May 03, 2016

Toyota Says Thanks a Million to Future STEM Scholars

Toyota Says Thanks a Million to Future STEM Scholars

April 29, 2016
Georgetown, Ky. (April 29, 2016) -- As Yogi Berra put it, “the future ain’t what it used to be.” The same could be said for manufacturing, which is why Toyota continues to invest in the people and institutions at the center of the industry’s future.... more

A ‘Whale’ of a Video: High School Students from Washington, D.C. Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

A ‘Whale’ of a Video: High School Students from Washington, D.C. Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

April 29, 2016
Silver Spring, Md. (April 29, 2016) – If you were steering a beluga whale down the street, would you risk sneaking a peek at your phone? Probably not. High school sophomores Matthew Post and John Caporaletti agree, and in their new public service announcement (PSA), they encourage their peers to drive their vehicles with the same care and attention. Today Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Sherwood High School students of Montgomery County Public Schools in Olney, Md. (outside of Washington, D.C.) won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video “For the Whales.” You can view their winning video here.... more

Toyota Adds Professional Snowboarder Chloe Kim to Team Toyota Roster

Toyota Adds Professional Snowboarder Chloe Kim to Team Toyota Roster

April 27, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 27, 2016) -- Snowboarding star Chloe Kim – the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard Pro team and the Olympic hopeful named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens” and NBC’s Top 10 athletes to watch for the 2018 Winter Games – has agreed to a multi-year partnership to become the newest addition to Toyota’s team of athletes. The collaboration marks the continuation of the automaker’s athlete sponsorship model launched in 2006, and secures Toyota as Kim’s exclusive automotive partner. CAA Sports arranged the deal with Toyota on behalf of its client Chloe Kim.
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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education Get a Second Spin

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education Get a Second Spin

April 27, 2016
Torrance, Calif. (April 27, 2016) – Last fall Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation brought music education to LaPlace Elementary, a New Orleans area school. This year they will do the same for another deserving school.... more

Inaugural Lexus Gran Fondo to Feature Lexus Hotel, Culinary and Cycling Partners  at Exclusive Boston-to-the Cape Experience

Inaugural Lexus Gran Fondo to Feature Lexus Hotel, Culinary and Cycling Partners at Exclusive Boston-to-the Cape Experience

April 27, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 27, 2016) — Lexus is hosting its first-ever Lexus Gran Fondo, a culinary and cycling event in Massachusetts taking place May 27–30, 2016. The event will feature three days of challenging bike rides, curated experiences and distinctive food and wine pairings that celebrate the local region and bring together Lexus’ hotel, culinary and cycling partners.... more

RAV4 SE Wins Oregon Trail Rally

RAV4 SE Wins Oregon Trail Rally

April 26, 2016
Torrance, Calif., April 26, 2016 -- This past weekend at the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE finished ahead of all other 2WD competitors to win the class, and put the capable RAV4 in the top five overall.... more

Toyota Siennas Storm into One Lap of America Race

Toyota Siennas Storm into One Lap of America Race

April 25, 2016
Torrance, Calif., April 25, 2016 -- Everyone has a “bucket list,” those things we just have to do… no ifs, ands, or buts.  For automotive enthusiasts everywhere, competing in Brock Yates’ One Lap of America is squarely on that list.
 
This year, though, the competition will get a real taste of the unexpected.  It’s one thing to bring a sports car to the event; people see that coming.  But what if you could really make people do a double-take? 
 
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