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Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

Toyota Motor Sales is No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in March 2014

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales Preview

April 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling days in March 2013, TMS sales increased 4.9 percent from year-ago month.
 
“Solid March sales pushed first-quarter industry results ahead of last year’s pace despite one of the harshest winters on record,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year late in the month, and we’re optimistic that momentum will spring us in into April.”
 
Full press release to follow by 10:30 a.m. PDT.... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.... more

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program’s public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments will help veterans and at-risk youth find confidence and friendship through music education and performances, thanks to The Rock Club and Rock for Vets.... more

Increased Showroom Activity Points to Strong March Sales for Toyota

Increased Showroom Activity Points to Strong March Sales for Toyota

March 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 25, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc. recorded its best non-holiday sales weekend of the year with sales of nearly 20,000 units.  This is a 12 percent volume increase when compared to the same weekend last year (March 22-23, 2013).  Additionally, this weekend outsold the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in January.... more

Consumers to Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

Consumers to Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo

March 20, 2014
Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2014 --Toyota Motor Corporation announces the start of consumer trials of the “i-Road” personal mobility vehicle in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials, which aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas, will run from March 24 through early June.... more

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2014 – Today, Toyota announced that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment.  As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.... more

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

March 11, 2014
MIAMI (March 11, 2014) — Toyota, the world’s leading automotive manufacturer, is the official automotive and transportation sponsor of Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters, newsmakers and influencers, it was announced today. The conference will be held April 1-4, at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami.... more

February 2014 Sales Conference Notes

February 2014 Sales Conference Notes

March 03, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review February 2014 sales. ... more

Retail Customers Propel Toyota's February 2014 Sales

Retail Customers Propel Toyota's February 2014 Sales

March 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported February 2014 sales results of 159,284 units, a decrease of 4.3 percent from February 2013 on both a daily selling rate (DSR) and raw-volume basis.... more

February 2014 Sales Chart

February 2014 Sales Chart

March 03, 2014

Phoenix Children's Hospital Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to Phoenix

Phoenix Children's Hospital Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to Phoenix

March 03, 2014
Phoenix, Ariz. – March 3, 2014 – Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced it partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Toyota to bring the Buckle Up for Life program, a national injury prevention program, to Phoenix.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Issues February 2014 Sales Preview

Toyota Motor Sales Issues February 2014 Sales Preview

March 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 3, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported February 2014 sales results of 159,284 units, a decrease of 4.3 percent from February 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR) and raw-volume basis.... more

Toyota 4Runner Is Fun, Fun, Fun Because Daddy Took the Unibody Away

Toyota 4Runner Is Fun, Fun, Fun Because Daddy Took the Unibody Away

February 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 – Wind whips through your hair and sparkling ocean waters whiz by as you cruise up the coast – that’s how movies portray the fun driving experience. This year The Fast Lane Car (tflcar.com) rolls over that notion.  The 2014 Toyota 4Runner, with its rugged good looks and adventurous off-roading capabilities, has been named to tflcar.com’s fifth annual Top 10 Most Fun to Drive Car Awards.... more

Toyota Helps Alabama Residents Switch On Energy Savings

Toyota Helps Alabama Residents Switch On Energy Savings

February 20, 2014
Feb. 20, 2014 – Alabama residents may end up with more cash in their pockets, thanks to support from Toyota. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama recently donated $25,000 to Nexus Energy's AlabamaWISE, a community energy program that empowers families to take control of their energy costs.  Through resources such as home improvement advice, contractor referrals and affordable loans, AlabamaWISE helps residents lower monthly utility bills while raising energy savings. The average homeowner sees a 20-30% savings in energy costs after participating in AlabamaWISE.... more

Power to the People

Power to the People

February 19, 2014
Feb. 19, 2014 – This winter – one of the worst on record – has left many people in the dark, literally, with millions experiencing power outages during the last few months.  But what if a car, or parts of it, could provide power during an emergency?  Toyota engineers are looking for “enlightened” ways to do just that.... more

Prius Medals in the Golden State

Prius Medals in the Golden State

February 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 18, 2014) - The Prius took home the gold in 2013 as the most popular vehicle-line in California for the second year in a row.  The Prius Family (Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius c and Prius Plug-in) took the podium in both 2012 and 2013 as the best-selling California vehicle name plate.  69,728 drivers hit the road in 2013, according to the California Auto Outlook Report, while 61,893 Californians joined the family in 2012.  In the Golden State, the Prius Family outsells all other hybrid competitors combined.... more

Toyota 4Runner SUV Celebrates the New Year with Special 30th Anniversary Discounts

Toyota 4Runner SUV Celebrates the New Year with Special 30th Anniversary Discounts

February 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 - -  To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic 4Runner sport utility vehicle (SUV), Toyota is discounting all 2014 4Runner models.  The 30th Anniversary Discounts range from $500 for all 4Runner SR5 and Trail models, $750 for all SR5 and Trail Premium models and $1,000 on all Limited models.... more

Toyota Alabama Revved Up & Ready to Roar!

Toyota Alabama Revved Up & Ready to Roar!

February 18, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 18, 2014) – Please excuse our 1,200 Toyota Alabama team members if they’re a little “revved” up today.
 
That’s because they celebrated the launch of their second V6 engine line at a ceremony this morning with invited guests, including Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks. The ceremony capped off Toyota Alabama’s fifth significant investment since it began operations 11 years ago.
 
The ceremony also featured the plant’s three millionth engine produced.... more

Toyota Sienna Minivan One of '12 Best Family Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

Toyota Sienna Minivan One of '12 Best Family Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

February 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 14, 2014)  Already established as one of the most versatile and family-friendly vehicles on the market, the Toyota Sienna today was named one of the “12 Best Family Cars” for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book‘s KBB.com. ... more

The National Center for Families Learning and Toyota  Partner to Ignite Imaginations Across the Nation

The National Center for Families Learning and Toyota Partner to Ignite Imaginations Across the Nation

February 12, 2014
Louisville, KY (Feb. 12, 2014) — In a tale as old as time, the evening comes to a bustling end as mom or dad catches a glance at the clock and asks in disbelief, “Where did the day go!?” To get right to the bottom of it, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) tapped Harris Poll in October 2013 to conduct an online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults* to investigate how families spend their days together. And while they definitely can’t create more time for parents, today NCFL and Toyota announce the Family Time Machine, a website and mobile app to help parents and kids make better use of every moment in the day.... more

Toyota's Camry and Tacoma Earn U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Car For The Money Award

Toyota's Camry and Tacoma Earn U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Car For The Money Award

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 12, 2014)   The Toyota Camry and Tacoma received segment honors as part of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards.  The 2014 Camry took top honors in the Best Midsize Car for the Money category while the 2014 Tacoma won the Best Compact Truck for the Money award.... more

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Most Dependable For Third-Consecutive Year

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Most Dependable For Third-Consecutive Year

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 – Lexus scored a hat trick by ranking highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a third consecutive year in the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales totaled seven vehicle segment awards.  The study tracks the number and type of problems owners have with their three-year-old vehicles. ... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Toyota Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus RX 350 Vehicles

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Toyota Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus RX 350 Vehicles

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., February 12, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it is advising the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of plans to conduct voluntary safety recalls of approximately 700,000 Model Year 2010-2014 Prius vehicles and, combined, approximately 260,000 Model Year 2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma, and 2012-2013 Lexus RX 350 vehicles sold in the United States to address two separate issues.... more

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) Fact Sheet

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) Fact Sheet

February 11, 2014
A fact sheet about TMMAL.... more

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