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Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

April 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – Just a year after its launch, Toyota Connected is planning to double its headcount and expand its office space at the Legacy West Urban Village, adjacent to Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Tacoma Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Tacoma Vehicles

April 27, 2017
PLANO, Texas, April 27, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the U.S. Approximately 228,000 vehicles are involved.... more

Toyota Inducted Into The Advertising Hall of Fame

Toyota Inducted Into The Advertising Hall of Fame

April 26, 2017
NEW YORK (April 26, 2017) – Last night Toyota was honored by the American Advertising Federation as the 2017 corporate inductee during the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Gala Dinner, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.... more

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

April 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2017)— Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions.  Toyota is working to make this vision a reality.     ... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

April 18, 2017
Torrance, Calif., April 18, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will donate instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago and New Orleans. Toyota is committed to continuing its support in 2017 to once again bring music education to deserving schools.... more

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

April 17, 2017
NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 – In 2012, Sgt. Joe Mille lost his right leg to a roadside bomb during the final month of his deployment to South Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was a rifleman and team leader for the Army. But he hasn’t let the injury keep him down. After enduring a rigorous, 15-month stint of rehab, the Sitka, Alaska, native reenlisted for another six-year term.... more

Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award

Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award

April 12, 2017
NEW YORK, April 12, 2017—Toyota Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car today at the New York International Auto Show.... more

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

April 12, 2017
Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2017?Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb paralysis as a result of stroke and other causes.... more

2017 NADA J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Bob Carter

2017 NADA J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Bob Carter

April 11, 2017
Toyota Motor North America Executive Vice President of Sales, Bob Carter speaks at 2017 NADA – J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York on April 11, 2017.... more

Toyota Names Al Smith Group Vice President, Social Innovation

Toyota Names Al Smith Group Vice President, Social Innovation

April 10, 2017
Plano, Texas, (April 10, 2017) -- Albert (Al) Smith, Jr. has been named group vice president, Social Innovation for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He is responsible for Toyota’s diversity and inclusion, shared impact, and environmental sustainability functions across North America.... more

Toyota announces record $1.33 billion investment in Kentucky plant

Toyota announces record $1.33 billion investment in Kentucky plant

April 10, 2017
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) the first plant in North America to begin producing vehicles using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Named the “Most American Made” car by Cars.com and the number one selling car in America for the past 15 years, the Camry, from the 2018 model year, will become the first Toyota vehicle made in the U.S. to fully incorporate the new vehicle development and production technology. ... more

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Female Pioneers at 8th Annual Women in the World Summit

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Female Pioneers at 8th Annual Women in the World Summit

April 06, 2017
NEW YORK (April 6, 2017) – This week, the 8th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, featured the Mothers of Invention (MOI) Class of 2017, celebrating pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. Three grants in the amount of $50,000 each were awarded for groundbreaking work in clean-water infrastructure, power-generating footwear and science instrument-smartphone technology.... more

Teen Filmmakers Address Driver Safety!  Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Teen Filmmakers Address Driver Safety! Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

April 06, 2017
Silver Spring, Md. (April 6, 2017) –  Teen filmmakers are pointing their lens at driver safety, and making a difference.  Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its sixth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior.  The public is invited to watch the ten finalists’ videos —chosen from nearly 1,500 submissions — at TeenDrive365InSchool.com/vote and vote through April 18, 2017 for the People’s Choice winner, who will receive a $5,000 prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show. ... more

Toyota’s ‘Juntos Somos Imparables’ Salutes Latino Achievement at Hispanicize 2017

Toyota’s ‘Juntos Somos Imparables’ Salutes Latino Achievement at Hispanicize 2017

April 03, 2017
MIAMI  -- April 3, 2017 – Toyota will debut its Juntos Somos Imparables (Together We Are Unstoppable) community engagement series at Hispanicize 2017, the nation’s largest gathering of Latino professionals in digital content, marketing, journalism and entertainment. Now in its eighth year, Hispanicize 2017 (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz2017) gathers more than 3,000 Hispanic influencers in the fields of digital content creation, marketing, journalism, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, products, technologies, and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 2017 marks Toyota’s fourth consecutive year as the exclusive automotive sponsor of Hispanicize, taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami on April 3-6, 2017.... more

March 2017 Sales Chart

March 2017 Sales Chart

April 03, 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2017 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2017 Sales

April 03, 2017
PLANO, Texas (April 3, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. March 2017 sales of 215,224 units, a decrease of 2.1 percent from March 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in March 2017 compared to March 2016, sales were down 2.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

March 30, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif., March 30, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.  Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts that can power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles.... more

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

March 27, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (Head Office: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan; President and Representative Director: Akio Toyoda; "Toyota") and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Hiroo Unoura; "NTT") have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies(ICT) of NTT Group companies.

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Children’s Health and Toyota Bring Car Seat Safety to the Streets of North Texas

Children’s Health and Toyota Bring Car Seat Safety to the Streets of North Texas

March 23, 2017
Plano, Texas (March 23, 2017) – In Texas, one motor vehicle crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.1 However, a properly installed car seat can help dramatically reduce injury and prevent death in the case of a crash. That’s why Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s are working with Children’s HealthSM, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, to bring the national safety program Buckle Up for Life to families in North Texas.  
 
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Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’ [Updated]

Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’ [Updated]

March 23, 2017
Torrance, Calif. (March 23, 2017) – Toyota Mirai trailblazing customers care about the air – their vehicle emits nothing but water vapor.  Now, the fuel cell car’s newest campaign is blazing a trail with eco-billboard technology that will help Californians breathe even easier.   
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Rally RAV4 Finishes Second at 100 Acre Wood

Rally RAV4 Finishes Second at 100 Acre Wood

March 21, 2017
Torrance, Calif., March 21, 2017— Driver Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino took the Rally RAV4 to the second step of the podium this past weekend at the Rally America Rally in 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Missouri. The finish was extraordinarily close, after 17 stages and nearly 2 hours of racing, the Rally RAV4 finished just 9.7 seconds behind the winners in their class, Seamus Burke and Martin Brady.... more

US Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

US Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

March 20, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., March 20, 2017 – In the future, there is nowhere cars won’t go. From underwater to outer space, cars will not only provide transportation, they can help people in need, they can monitor air quality, and they can provide entertainment. Those are the visions for cars of the future by nine U.S. youth announced today as the national winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.... more

Fact Sheet: Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center

Fact Sheet: Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center

March 17, 2017
Toyota is donating its Quality & Production Engineering Laboratory facility in Erlanger, Kentucky, to create the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center, a new STEAM-based education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. Ignite Institute will focus on project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, with real industry-case methodology, honing passion and direction for careers.  It will include the best aspects of innovative schools around the country.
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Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

March 17, 2017
Erlanger, Ky. (March 17, 2017) - Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced today that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that inspires the next generation to be creative and engaged, highly skilled, tech-savvy and work-ready problem solvers.... more

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

March 16, 2017
Los Altos, Calif. March 7, 2017 - What is it like to compete in a car race that isn’t about speed, but rather fuel efficiency?... more

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