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Toyota to Pioneer Use of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

Toyota to Pioneer Use of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

April 21, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, April 21, 2016 -- Next month, Toyota will become the world's first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber product, in engine and drive system hoses.... more

New Lexus IS to Make World Debut at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

New Lexus IS to Make World Debut at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

April 19, 2016
Beijing, April 19, 2016 -- Lexus will unveil its redesigned midsize luxury sport sedan, the Lexus IS, at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.... more

Turning Young Car Tinkerers into Advanced Automobile Technicians, Toyota Donates 45 Engines to Area Tech Schools in North Alabama

Turning Young Car Tinkerers into Advanced Automobile Technicians, Toyota Donates 45 Engines to Area Tech Schools in North Alabama

April 15, 2016
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (April 15, 2016) --  High school technical schools in six counties recently got a lot of “educational horsepower”  delivered as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama donated 45 engines manufactured at its Huntsville plant.  The donated V6 engines were built on Toyota Alabama’s newest production line.    ... more

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

April 14, 2016
Long Beach, Calif., April 14, 2016 -- Lexus will have a special RC F racecar on-track between races at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. ... more

Toyota Motor N.A. Inspires K-College Students with a $1 Million Gift to SAE International’s AWIM 'LearnTwice' STEM Initiatives

Toyota Motor N.A. Inspires K-College Students with a $1 Million Gift to SAE International’s AWIM 'LearnTwice' STEM Initiatives

April 14, 2016
WARRENDALE, Pa. (April 14, 2016) -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced a gift of $1 million to strengthen and expand access to “A World in Motion,” (AWIM), the Society of Automotive Engineers’ high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program.... more

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

April 14, 2016
Washington, D.C., (April 14, 2016) -- Since 2002, Toyota has saved over 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. That is the equivalent of powering 995,000 average American homes for an entire year.  Saving that much energy across Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing facilities could not have been possible without the individual efforts of team members to reduce energy use in their processes and work areas. Their efforts have enabled Toyota to earn its twelfth consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year Award.... more

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

April 14, 2016
DETROIT, April 14, 2016 – Today, Ward’s announced that the all-new 2016 Lexus RX has earned a spot on its highly regarded annual “10 Best Interiors” list. To be eligible for the list, vehicles must have interiors that are all-new or significantly redesigned for the U.S. market, and are evaluated on materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Avalon and Camry Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Avalon and Camry Vehicles

April 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 16,880 Model Year 2016 Avalon and 41,630 model Year 2016 Camry sedans.... more

Inspired Students Take Hormones and Algae to a Whole New Level in the Lexus Eco Challenge

Inspired Students Take Hormones and Algae to a Whole New Level in the Lexus Eco Challenge

April 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 13, 2016 – Who knew hormones and slimy green algae would help boost teens’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math, and win scholarship money?... more

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

April 13, 2016
Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 13, 2016) – On the heels of last week’s announcement that Toyota is putting more boots on the ground in Ann Arbor to study fully autonomous driving and advanced mobility, Toyota also will be deploying cars on the road for real world testing. Toyota, in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is transforming the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich. into the world’s largest operational, real-world deployment of connected vehicles and infrastructure. ... more

New Telematics Car Insurance Services Company to be Launched in U.S.

New Telematics Car Insurance Services Company to be Launched in U.S.

April 12, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, April 13, 2016 -- Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. (AD), Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that their respective U.S. subsidiaries established the jointly owned telematics car insurance services company Toyota Insurance Management Solutions USA, LLC (TIMS), on April 1.
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U Asked For It, U Got It. uBox.

U Asked For It, U Got It. uBox.

April 12, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. (April 12, 2016) -- Most of Toyota’s North American vehicles are engineered in Southeast Michigan. The newest concept to wear the automaker’s famous badge, however, has its roots firmly planted in the red clay of South Carolina.... more

Lexus Hybrid Owners, Thanks a Million

Lexus Hybrid Owners, Thanks a Million

April 12, 2016
Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2016 – Lexus International today announced it has sold over 1 million hybrid vehicles since the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle, the RX 400h, went on sale in April 2005. ... more

Behind the Camera, Behind the Wheel: Teen Filmmakers Address Driving Safety

Behind the Camera, Behind the Wheel: Teen Filmmakers Address Driving Safety

April 12, 2016
Silver Spring, MD (April 12, 2016) – Teen filmmakers across the country are using their position behind the camera to encourage safer behavior behind the wheel. Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior. This year, more than 1,500 students entered the competition – the highest number of submissions ever received.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Completes Largest Ever Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Bond Offering

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Completes Largest Ever Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Bond Offering

April 11, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 11, 2016) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) completed its fourth Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Bond Offering in the amount of $1.25 billion, setting a record for the largest corporate bond offering in which D&I firms play a lead role. Enabling diversity firms to strengthen their experience working on high profile deals, this Diversity & Inclusion Bond not only serves as an integral component of Toyota’s comprehensive funding program, but also enhances Toyota’s platform for diversity by placing a spotlight on high-quality Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE).... more

Vehicle of Choice for Geeks? Toyota Prius c

Vehicle of Choice for Geeks? Toyota Prius c

April 11, 2016
An armada of agents is about to roll out in Toyota Prius c. Their mission: to help people across America get the most from their technology.
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Building Lexus: A Sensory Story

Building Lexus: A Sensory Story

April 11, 2016
With thousands of nerve endings per square centimeter, the human hand is a remarkable tool, even in a facility with the most advanced car-building technology in the world.  To further touch on this notion, watch Lexus Takumi training ideology in action.
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2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

April 07, 2016
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt talks about how robots, supercomputers and cars are coming together at GTC16 in San Jose on April 7, 2016.... more

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

April 07, 2016
SAN JOSE (April 7, 2016) -- Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today that Toyota will establish its third TRI facility in the U.S. The new facility will be located in Ann Arbor, near the University of Michigan (U-M) campus where it will fund research in artificial intelligence, robotics and materials science.  Joining the TRI facility established last January in Palo Alto working with Stanford (TRI-PAL), and in Cambridge working with MIT (TRI-CAM), TRI-ANN is scheduled to open in June and target a staff of approximately 50.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Sienna

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year Sienna

April 06, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 230 Model Year 2016 Sienna Minivans.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year RAV4 and Lexus RX and ES Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2016 Model Year RAV4 and Lexus RX and ES Vehicles

April 06, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 4,170 Model Year 2016 Toyota RAV4; approximately 90 Model Year 2016 RX 350; and approximately 12,400 Model Year 2016 ES 350.... more

Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

April 05, 2016
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 5, 2016) – Residents of Collin County searching for secure, reliable transportation for their elderly or disabled family members can rest easy, thanks to Toyota. ... more

2016 American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) Annual Meeting - Jim Lentz

2016 American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) Annual Meeting - Jim Lentz

April 04, 2016
Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2016 American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on April 3, 2016.... more

Toyota Expands Focus on Software- and Data-Driven Mobility with Toyota Connected

Toyota Expands Focus on Software- and Data-Driven Mobility with Toyota Connected

April 04, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, April 4, 2016 – Toyota today announced that it will launch Toyota Connected, Inc. to significantly expand the company’s capabilities in the fields of data management and data services development. The new company will serve as a data science hub for Toyota’s global operations and will support a broad range of consumer-, business- and government- facing initiatives.  ... more

March 2016 Sales Conference Notes

March 2016 Sales Conference Notes

April 01, 2016
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Division Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review March 2016 and first quarter sales for Toyota Motor Sales.... more

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