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Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report

Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report

October 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. Oct. 9, 2014 – Playful campaigns, commitment to women leaders and its zero-emission “Car of the Future” Fuel Cell Vehicle are just a few of the reasons Interbrand ranked Toyota the 8th most valuable global brand in its annual report.  Up from No. 10 in 2013, Toyota’s brand value increased by 20 percent to $42.4 billion, the highest Toyota has achieved. Toyota again ranked as the most valuable automotive brand.... more

2014 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony - Jim Lentz

2014 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony - Jim Lentz

July 24, 2014
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony, where he was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year on July 24, 2014.... more

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

July 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – Jim Lentz, chief executive officer of Toyota North America, was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year at the Automotive Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary Gala on July 24, 2014. The event was held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies in Detroit.... more

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

May 28, 2014
Los Angeles (May 28, 2014) – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck! Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.... more

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

May 21, 2014
Detroit, Mich (May 21, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu “Simon” Nagata is the recipient of the 2014 Industry Leadership Award, which will be presented during the SAE Foundation Banquet on May 22nd at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.... more

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

May 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 14, 2014) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity® in 2014, marking Toyota’s eighth appearance on the list since 2006. Toyota is the only automaker in the Top 50, placing at no. 38 of 1,215 companies vying for inclusion. Toyota moved up 10 spots over 2013, reflecting strong corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as promotion among its associates, business partners, dealers and customers. ... more

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

The Toyota Highlander Takes the Hearts of Texas Auto Writers

May 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 7, 2014) – With a sleek new exterior and premium interior features designed to make driving more functional and fun for families, it’s no surprise that the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander was named Activity Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Auto Roundup event.... more

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

Toyota Prius One of '10 Best Green Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

Toyota Prius One of '10 Best Green Cars for 2014' Says Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

April 21, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 21, 2014) – The Toyota Prius, the brand’s first production gas-electric hybrid model, was named one of the “10 Best Green Cars” for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. ... more

Four Toyota Models Named Edmunds.com 'Top Rated Vehicles'

Four Toyota Models Named Edmunds.com 'Top Rated Vehicles'

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2014) – Toyota demonstrated their versatility as four diverse vehicles, the 2014 Prius hybrid, 2014 Avalon full-size sedan, 2014 Highlander mid-size crossover SUV, and 2014 Sienna van were each named “Top Rated Vehicles” by Edmunds.com.  ... more

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – The view from the top looks pretty nice. The Scion FR-S earned praise from Edmunds.com editors as a Top Rated Vehicle. The awards aim to identify the best new vehicles on the market today.... more

A Leader of the Pack – 2014 Lexus GS 350 Sport Sedan Named to Edmunds.com’s Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 - Lexus RX 350 Awarded Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014

A Leader of the Pack – 2014 Lexus GS 350 Sport Sedan Named to Edmunds.com’s Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 - Lexus RX 350 Awarded Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014

April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 16, 2014 –There’s a leader of the pack in the mid-size luxury sport sedan segment, the Lexus GS 350. The 2014 GS 350 was named among Edmunds.com’s “Top Rated Vehicles for 2014”. The Lexus RX 350 luxury utility vehicle was named Edmunds.com’s “Most Popular Entry Luxury SUV of 2014.”... more

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus Named Most Trusted Luxury Brand by 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 9, 2014) – It’s not easy to earn consumers’ trust.  That’s why Lexus is honored to be named Most Trusted Luxury Brand for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.... more

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

Scion FR-S Shines Again as AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

April 08, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 8, 2014) – To become an AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star, the Scion FR-S had to shine. By achieving it twice, the FR-S shows lasting power. The annual list from the publication’s industry judges compared all current model year vehicles on sale in the United States. The 2014 FR-S shares its spot with the 2014 Subaru BRZ.... more

Lexus RX Honored With U.S. News & World Report '2014 Best Cars for Families' Awards – Backseat Squabbling May be a Thing of the Past

Lexus RX Honored With U.S. News & World Report '2014 Best Cars for Families' Awards – Backseat Squabbling May be a Thing of the Past

March 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 12, 2014) – Life on the road isn’t as simple as the ABCs, but backseat squabbling may be a thing of the past for families driving the Lexus RX luxury utility vehicle. U.S. News & World Report honored the RX with its “2014 Best Cars for Families” awards. The awards recognize vehicles that make family life on the road easier.... more

Scion FR-S Locks Down 'Cool' with KBB.com

Scion FR-S Locks Down 'Cool' with KBB.com

March 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 7, 2014) – Coolness has a name: the Scion FR-S. For the second year in a row, editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com named the Scion FR-S to the top of their “10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014.”  The annual consumer resource list highlights affordable vehicles for drivers of all lifestyles, each that bring a subjective “cool factor.”... 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 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

Twice as Nice: Scion FR-S Again U.S. News 'Best Sports Car for the Money'

Twice as Nice: Scion FR-S Again U.S. News 'Best Sports Car for the Money'

February 12, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 12, 2014) – Scion FR-S fans can take another victory lap. The national consumer publication U.S. News & World Report named the 2014 Scion FR-S its “Best Sports Car for the Money” for the second year in a row. The judges evaluated 225 cars across 21 categories to name the winners.... 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 Tops Three Categories in KBB.com’s 2014 Five-Year Cost to Own Awards

Toyota Tops Three Categories in KBB.com’s 2014 Five-Year Cost to Own Awards

February 05, 2014
Torrance, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – The editors of Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, have selected three Toyota vehicles for their 5-year Cost to Own award.  ... more

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

February 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – The 2014 Prius v had earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) Best All-Around Performance Award, and is distinguished as a Best-in-Class for the 2014 model year.  The 2014 Prius v also earned the Best Environmental Performance Award in the wagon class by making the smallest environmental footprint in its category in the North American market.... more

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know - Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know - Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

February 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – Lexus owners have more to be happy about since the marque earned top honors in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. This is the second year in a row Lexus has been named the luxury brand with the lowest projected ownership costs during the first five years. ... more

2014 Scion iQ Earns All-Around Honors from Automotive Science Group

2014 Scion iQ Earns All-Around Honors from Automotive Science Group

February 04, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 4, 2014) – Conscientious buyers can feel confident about the 2014 Scion iQ. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) analyzed thousands of social, environmental and economic data points and named Scion’s compact four-seater to its 2014 Best All-Around Performance list.... more

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