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Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

July 16, 2015
SCOTTSVILLE, KY (July 16, 2015) – Scottsville, Ky., may not sound like a magical vacation spot, but for the Collins family from Marietta, Ga., it is.

The Collins’ know when they roll through the gates of The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) the stresses of everyday life are on hold. This is their time, their place to enjoy the fun that families without medically fragile children do…free of charge.... more

2016 Scion tC Upgrades Make for Alluring Touring

2016 Scion tC Upgrades Make for Alluring Touring

July 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., (July 16, 2015) – Scion’s top seller, the tC sports coupe, adds new sound, smarts and swishes as it enters the 2016 model year. A new standard audio system, a host of upgraded interior features including a Smart Key with push-button start, and the addition of a standard rear windshield wiper add to the fun and functionality of the tC.... more

Helping Others Make an Even Greater Impact

Helping Others Make an Even Greater Impact

July 16, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Ruby Azurdia-Lee was already making a difference in her community, working with Latino families and connecting them to the resources they need, including health, employment and education services. Now, with the help of Toyota, she is taking it one step further.... more

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

July 16, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, July 16, 2015 -- The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 22% of the world's population will be over 60 years old1. The Japanese government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40% of Japan's population will be aged 65 or over2, requiring an ever-increasing number of long-term-care workers. This "graying" of society will affect many countries over the coming decades.... more

'Anticipation' Builds as Lexus and the Weinstein Company Announce the Third Annual Lexus Short Films Series

'Anticipation' Builds as Lexus and the Weinstein Company Announce the Third Annual Lexus Short Films Series

July 15, 2015
Lexus and The Weinstein Company announced today the return of the annual Lexus Short Films series – but with a new, exciting twist for filmmakers. For the first time ever, the Lexus Short Films series will be open to submissions from aspiring directors within the worldwide filmmaking community. Beginning July 15, 2015, emerging filmmakers can submit a short film of 20 minutes or less as an example of their past work for consideration through www.lexusshortfilms.com, in collaboration with Withoutabox (https://www.withoutabox.com), the leading service for film festivals and filmmakers. 
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The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2015
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Professor David Go, University of Notre Dame.
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v

Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v

July 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., July 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles. ... more

Got Your Eye on Mirai? Let the Countdown Begin!

Got Your Eye on Mirai? Let the Countdown Begin!

July 13, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (July 13, 2015) -- It’s almost here, and California customers will soon be able to request their own Mirai.  And why wouldn’t they?

The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor.  It’s the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone (an EPA estimated driving range rating of 312 miles, to be exact) and offers an EPA estimated 67 mpge city/highway/combined. ... more

The Bolder Hybrid: Lexus ES 300h Gets New Look and Luxury for 2016

The Bolder Hybrid: Lexus ES 300h Gets New Look and Luxury for 2016

July 10, 2015
Lexus did not become the luxury hybrid leader overnight, but rather as a result of a focused strategy begun more than a decade ago. Today, the 2016 ES 300h is one of a family of six Lexus hybrid models, which recently grew with the new NX 200h hybrid crossover.... more

Luxury, Emboldened: Lexus ES 350 Revs Up Style and Luxury for 2016

Luxury, Emboldened: Lexus ES 350 Revs Up Style and Luxury for 2016

July 10, 2015
Maintaining luxury leadership requires a relentless pursuit. Lexus, after giving the ES 350 significant enhancements for 2015, maintains its momentum by endowing the 2016 ES 350 with a makeover for the front, rear and wheels; and new safety, connectivity and multimedia technology.
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2016 Lexus ES 300h Product Information

2016 Lexus ES 300h Product Information

July 10, 2015

2016 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

2016 Lexus ES 350 Product Information

July 10, 2015

Five Doors, a Hatch and Room for Adventure: All-New 2016 Scion iM Ready to Fire Up the Fun Hatch Segment

Five Doors, a Hatch and Room for Adventure: All-New 2016 Scion iM Ready to Fire Up the Fun Hatch Segment

July 09, 2015
Scion drivers have a lot going on in their lives, but they always have room for adventure. With its versatile hatchback, the all-new 2016 Scion iM has plenty of room to handle those adventures. Add in the iM’s fun-to-drive, high-style, high-content and high-MPG features, plus an outstanding price, and this new model from Scion offers a recipe for success when it hits showrooms this September.... more

Scion Expansion: All-New 2016 Scion iA Sports Sedan

Scion Expansion: All-New 2016 Scion iA Sports Sedan

July 09, 2015
What has sleek styling, sporty driving dynamics, serious trunk space and will be available in September? The all-new Scion iA sports sedan. It arrives on the scene soon and features an MSRP of $15,700 for the 6-speed manual transmission and $16,800 for the 6-speed automatic. A delivery, processing and handling fee of $795 is not included in the MSRP.... more

Quarterly Multicultural Sales Conference Notes

Quarterly Multicultural Sales Conference Notes

July 09, 2015
Jim Colon, Vice President African American Business Strategy reviews multicultural sales results on July 6, 2015.... more

Toyota Financial Services Announces Executive Changes

Toyota Financial Services Announces Executive Changes

July 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., July 9, 2015 – Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC) announced today that Mike Groff, President and CEO of TFS USA, is appointed to CEO of the Toyota Financial Services Americas Region.  Groff will now oversee TFS operations in the mainland United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina. ... more

Tres Murales Inmortalizan la Travesía de los Atletas Olímpicos Especiales en Los Ángeles

Tres Murales Inmortalizan la Travesía de los Atletas Olímpicos Especiales en Los Ángeles

July 07, 2015
LOS ÁNGELES (7 de julio de 2015) – Desde ahora y durante décadas, los habitantes y visitantes de Los Ángeles podrán descubrir el espíritu de las Olimpiadas Especiales. Como parte de la campaña de Toyota “Share the Journey” (Comparte la travesía) en los Juegos Mundiales de las Olimpiadas Especiales 2015, hoy se consagraron tres murales públicos inspirados en la motivante travesía de deportistas especiales. Los líderes de la ciudad se reunieron con ejecutivos de Toyota, artistas y seguidores de las Olimpiadas Especiales frente al mural del estadio Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, que se pintó recientemente, para convocar la participación y celebrar la alegría y la valentía de estos atletas.... more

Trio of Murals Immortalize Special Olympics Athletes’ Journeys into Los Angeles History

Trio of Murals Immortalize Special Olympics Athletes’ Journeys into Los Angeles History

July 07, 2015
LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2015) – Today, and decades from now, Los Angeles residents and visitors can discover the spirit of Special Olympics. As part of Toyota’s “Share the Journey” campaign for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, athletes’ uplifting journeys inspired three public murals dedicated today. City leaders joined Toyota executives, artists and Special Olympics fans at the freshly painted Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum mural to ask for participation and a celebration of athletes’ joy and courage. ... more

Toyota Returns as Presenting Sponsor of LULAC's 86th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City

Toyota Returns as Presenting Sponsor of LULAC's 86th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City

July 06, 2015
NEW YORK, July 6, 2015 – Toyota has announced the company’s return as presenting sponsor of the 86th Annual Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), to be held in Salt Lake City from July 7 to 11. Toyota’s presence will be highlighted by the Teen Drive365 virtual reality simulator designed to help teens and parents become safer drivers; and child seat safety education from Buckle Up for Life/Abróchate a la Vida and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  Besides an interactive photo booth and displays of its vehicles, Toyota will conduct daily drawings for Apple Watches and child car seats. ... more

Toyota Regresa Como Patrocinador de la 86 Convención Anual de LULAC en Salt Lake City

Toyota Regresa Como Patrocinador de la 86 Convención Anual de LULAC en Salt Lake City

July 06, 2015
NUEVA YORK  (6 de julio, 2015) – Toyota ha anunciado su regreso como patrocinador de la 86 Convención Anual de la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC, por sus siglas en inglés), que tendrá lugar en Salt Lake City del 7 al 11 de julio. La participación de Toyota tendrá como destacado el simulador virtual Teen Drive365, diseñado para ayudar a los adolescentes y padres a convertirse en conductores responsables, así como el programa educativo sobre la seguridad de las sillas infantiles en vehículos de Buckle Up for Life/Abróchate a la Vida y el Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Además de contar con un quiosco para fotos virtual y un muestrario de sus vehículos, Toyota estará rifando Apple Watches y sillas infantiles para vehículos cada día del evento.  ... more

Toyota Helps Paralyzed Veteran Open Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

Toyota Helps Paralyzed Veteran Open Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

July 02, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2015) – During his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, Romy Camargo’s patrol was ambushed. A sniper’s bullet changed the life of this decorated war veteran and his family. Now, with help from Toyota, Camargo, his family and a strong team of supporters are forever changing the lives of paraplegics and quadriplegics across the country.... more

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda Agree on Details of Joint Support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Japan

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda Agree on Details of Joint Support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Japan

July 01, 2015
Tokyo, July 1, 2015 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan. In addition to partially covering the operating costs of hydrogen stations, the three automakers have also agreed to help infrastructure companies deliver the best possible customer service and create a convenient, hassle-free refueling network for owners of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).... more

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

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