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2015 Chicago Auto Show - 2016 Toyota Avalon Reveal

2015 Chicago Auto Show - 2016 Toyota Avalon Reveal

February 12, 2015
Bill Fay, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales and General Manager, Toyota Division reveals the 2016 Toyota Avalon and Special Edition Camry and Corolla at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.... more

First Look in the 'Second City:' The Refreshed 2016 Toyota Avalon Premium Mid-Sized Sedan

First Look in the 'Second City:' The Refreshed 2016 Toyota Avalon Premium Mid-Sized Sedan

February 12, 2015
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015  Call it a trio of firsts in the Second City as the refreshed Toyota Avalon and sporty Camry and Corolla Special Editions made their world debuts at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The three models rode into Chicago with a head of steam as the Avalon, Camry and Corolla are each the sales leaders in their respective segments, a first for Toyota. All three vehicles are 2016 models and will go on sale later this fall. ... more

500,000th Corolla Speeds Off the Line at Toyota Mississippi

500,000th Corolla Speeds Off the Line at Toyota Mississippi

February 12, 2015
BLUE SPRINGS, MISS. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Toyota Mississippi is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Miss., production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S. – a testament to the 2,000 hardworking team members who have answered increasing consumer demand since the plant opened in 2011.... more

Mission Accomplished: Robot Astronaut Kirobo Returns to Earth

Mission Accomplished: Robot Astronaut Kirobo Returns to Earth

February 12, 2015
Kirobo, a tiny talking robot, has made history for robotkind.
 
After an impressive 18 months on board the International Space Station, humanoid communication robot Kirobo returned to Earth as a passenger on SpaceX’s CRS-5 Dragon cargo supply spacecraft, which successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean earlier today.... more

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

February 12, 2015
TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 12, 2015 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Specific measures to be undertaken by the three manufacturers will be determined at a later date.
 
For more details, go to http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/6006916/
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Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

February 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2015) – Toyota has been named one of world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015 by Fast Company magazine, recognizing the company’s leadership in the development and introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles

February 05, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 120 Model Year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles.... more

Bright Lights, Big Show

Bright Lights, Big Show

February 05, 2015
Toyota will light up the Chicago Auto Show when it debuts the 2016 Avalon. The sexy sedan shines at 2:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, Feb. 12. 
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Toyota to Create Turbulence in Windy City with Sporty Camry and Corolla Special Editions

Toyota to Create Turbulence in Windy City with Sporty Camry and Corolla Special Editions

February 05, 2015
CHICAGO, (Feb. 5, 2015) – Winds of change will be blowing into the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan, the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years, and Corolla compact sedan, the world’s best-selling car of all time, will debut special edition models at next week’s Chicago Auto Show. The debuts will be part of a press conference that will also feature a refreshed Avalon sedan.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2014 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2014 Financial Results

February 04, 2015
Toyota’s global net income jumped 13.2 percent during the nine-month period (April 1– December 31, 2014) of the 2015 fiscal year.... more

January 2015 Sales Conference Notes

January 2015 Sales Conference Notes

February 03, 2015
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review January 2015 sales.  ... more

Toyota Motor Sales Posts 15.6 Percent Increase in January

Toyota Motor Sales Posts 15.6 Percent Increase in January

February 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2015 sales of 169,194, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on a volume basis. With one additional selling day in January 2015, sales were up 11.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

January 2015 Sales Chart

January 2015 Sales Chart

February 03, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 15.6 Percent Increase in January

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 15.6 Percent Increase in January

February 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total January 2015 sales results of 169,194 units, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on a volume basis.
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Toyota Exhibit at 2015 Chicago Auto Show to Showcase All-New 2016 Tacoma and Eye-Popping Specialty Vehicles

Toyota Exhibit at 2015 Chicago Auto Show to Showcase All-New 2016 Tacoma and Eye-Popping Specialty Vehicles

January 30, 2015
CHICAGO (Jan. 30, 2015) – The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is coming to Chicago along with several eye-popping concepts and specialty vehicles that are sure to keep cameras clicking around the Toyota exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota’s presentation at McCormick Place is designed for consumer engagement and interaction. It features a broad range of new and historic vehicle displays, future concepts, simulators and fun, playful one-of-a-kind rides that show consumers the broad scope of the world’s most progressive full-line automotive manufacturer.... more

Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

January 28, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Using a Camry Hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electrified powertrains.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2011-2012 Model Year Avalon Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2011-2012 Model Year Avalon Vehicles

January 28, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 52,000 Model Year 2011-2012 Avalon sedans.
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Toyota and VMI Deliver Wheelchair Accessible Van to Disabled Local U.S. Air Force Veteran

Toyota and VMI Deliver Wheelchair Accessible Van to Disabled Local U.S. Air Force Veteran

January 26, 2015
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 26, 2015) – Toyota and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) delivered a 2015 Toyota Sienna with the Northstar Access 360 in-floor side entry ramp conversion to disabled U.S. Air Force veteran and Star Spangled Salute contest winner, Susan Kirsch. The delivery ceremony was held this morning at the American Legion in Pasco, Wash., with executives from Toyota and VMI, as well as Ms. Kirsch’s friends and family and local mobility dealer, Specialty Mobility.... more

Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy and Muhammad Ali Bring Voice to ‘One Bold Choice’ Toyota Camry Campaign

Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy and Muhammad Ali Bring Voice to ‘One Bold Choice’ Toyota Camry Campaign

January 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2015) – Toyota will have not one, but two ads during the big game on Feb. 1 with the spot entitled “How Great I Am” slated to appear in the first quarter of the Super Bowl broadcast. The ad features Team Toyota athlete, Paralympic medalist and Dancing with the Stars finalist Amy Purdy along with the iconic voice of Muhammad Ali, as part of the “One Bold Choice Leads to Another” campaign for the new 2015 Toyota Camry. ... more

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

January 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 – Why are Toyota and Lexus owners happy? Because their vehicles hold more than passengers and possessions…they hold their value. 

Kelley Blue Book named Lexus the luxury brand with the best resale value for 2015, the fourth year in a row. In addition, six Lexus and four Toyota models took the top spot in their respective segments, while three Toyota trucks – Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner – made KBB.com’s Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles list.... more

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Makes East Coast Debut

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Makes East Coast Debut

January 22, 2015
Washington, DC, Jan. 22, 2015Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, made its East Coast debut today at the DC Auto Show where a senior executive called for government and industry stakeholders to help kick start the hydrogen infrastructure needed to make fuel cell zero emission vehicles available to more drivers.
 
“Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles launched between 2015 and 2020 will require a concerted effort and collaboration between automakers, government regulators, academia and energy providers,” said Nihar Patel, Toyota's Vice President of North American Business Strategy.... more

2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit - Bob Carter

2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit - Bob Carter

January 22, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at the 2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.... more

Toyota Plows Forward in Plano, Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Toyota Plows Forward in Plano, Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

January 20, 2015
PLANO, TEXAS, JAN. 20, 2015 – A V-8 engine growls, and the earth moves.

With the roar of a 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, Toyota today formally broke ground on its new North American headquarters at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas. The Tundra took center stage, bulldozing the first soil on the site of Toyota’s new campus in a manner that can only be described as not your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.... more

Toyota Camry Teams Up with Pro Athletes to Celebrate All-Star Dads

Toyota Camry Teams Up with Pro Athletes to Celebrate All-Star Dads

January 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2015) – The bold, new 2015 Toyota Camry has earned a much-deserved place in the most talked about sporting event of the year. Today, America’s best-selling car for thirteen consecutive years kicks off the next phase of its “One Bold Choice Leads to Another” marketing campaign for Super Bowl XLIX. 
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2014-2015 Model Year Prius V Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014-2015 Model Year Prius V Vehicles

January 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., January 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 5,000 Model Year 2014-2015 Prius V vehicles.
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