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Toyota Presents More than $100,000 to Special Olympics World Games During Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg Torch Ceremony

Toyota Presents More than $100,000 to Special Olympics World Games During Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg Torch Ceremony

July 18, 2015
VALENCIA, CALIF., (JULY 17, 2015) – The Los Angeles Region of Toyota Motor Sales today presented a check for $110,200 to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) during a Torch Ceremony celebration of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg for the World Games. To showcase Toyota’s support both locally and nationally, Valencia Mayor Marsha McLean joined Toyota Motor Sales Los Angeles Region General Manager Alec Hagey and LETR Final Leg Team Leader Chief Jeff Spaulding for the ceremony at Westfield Valencia Town Center.... more

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

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

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

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 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

It's Official! Toyota Mirai Goes the Distance

It's Official! Toyota Mirai Goes the Distance

June 30, 2015
ASPEN, Colo.  (June 30, 2015) – The future of mobility is ready to hit the road – and keep going…and going…and going.

The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen.
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Cars.com Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

Cars.com Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

June 29, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky., June 29, 2015 – The results are in, and Cars.com has named two Toyota models as most American-Made.
 
The Toyota Camry and the Toyota Sienna have claimed the top two spots, respectively, in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index. This marks Toyota’s return to the American-Made pinnacle for the first time in three years and the fifth time overall that Camry has been ranked number one on the index.... more

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Headquarters in Plano

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Headquarters in Plano

June 26, 2015
PLANO, TEXAS, JUNE 26, 2015 – En route to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, Toyota celebrates the Flame of Hope arriving at the temporary Toyota headquarters (TCAL) Friday afternoon as part of the Unified Relay Across America. Toyota’s Steve Curtis, vice president of corporate communications; and Terri Von Lehmden, national manager, PMO & talent acquisition, made the half-mile torch run down Legacy Drive in Plano, Texas. As Curtis and Von Lehmden arrived at headquarters, they were greeted by local Special Olympics athletes and their families, Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America chief executive officer, and one-hundred of the first Toyota employees who have moved to Texas.... more

Toyota's Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Software Can Model Occupant Posture before Collisions

Toyota's Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Software Can Model Occupant Posture before Collisions

June 26, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, June 26, 2015 -- Studies* show that roughly half of drivers take defensive action (such as sudden braking or steering) to avoid collisions, with vehicle occupants commonly bracing themselves at the same time. Occupant posture -- whether braced or relaxed -- has a significant effect on body movement during a collision. However, current human surrogate models used in virtual crash simulations are unable to simulate the reflexive defensive actions that humans take in the moments before an imminent collision, such as bracing one's body for impact.... more

Summer Travel Tips: Sharing Space and Staying Safe

Summer Travel Tips: Sharing Space and Staying Safe

June 25, 2015
As the weather warms and summer travel starts, more roadway users emerge, including motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. The best way to get road ready? Try to expect the unexpected and pay particular attention at intersections.... more

Toyota Unveils Campus Design for New North American Headquarters

Toyota Unveils Campus Design for New North American Headquarters

June 24, 2015
PLANO, Texas, June 24, 2015 – Toyota Motor North America today unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus. In support of the Company’s “One Toyota” vision, the renderings reveal buildings and outdoor spaces designed to create a collaborative environment that encourages discovery, transparency and creativity.... more

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

June 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – On June 28th, Lexus will compete in the Time Attack class of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The luxury automaker will be campaigning the all-new RC F GT Concept, a vehicle that builds upon the legacy of the IS F CCS-R vehicles that last competed at Pikes Peak in 2013. This historic event, now in its 93rd running, is a race against the clock that tests man and machine with the changing elements, altitude, and a treacherous 12.42 mile, 156 turn course that winds up the peak from 9,390 feet up to the 14,115 foot summit.... more

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Morgan’s Wonderland

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Morgan’s Wonderland

June 22, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (June 22, 2015) – Morgan’s Wonderland and Toyota celebrated Special Olympics athletes at the San Antonio-based family theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind.... more

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