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Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

November 09, 2017
DETROIT (Nov. 9, 2017) – At Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit today, the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange brought together minority, and women-owned businesses and representatives from Tier 1 suppliers to network, help foster relationships and strengthen the automotive supplier base.... more

Toyota honored with another perfect score of 100 percent on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Toyota honored with another perfect score of 100 percent on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

November 09, 2017
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) – For 11 years, Toyota has been honored with a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), including for 2018. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.... more

TMC Announces April-September 2017 Financial Results

TMC Announces April-September 2017 Financial Results

November 07, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, November 7, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the six-month period ended September 30, 2017.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Issues Update on Impact of Kobe Steel Announcements

Toyota Motor Corporation Issues Update on Impact of Kobe Steel Announcements

November 06, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation provided an update regarding its investigation into the impact of Kobe Steel’s announcements about data falsification. In today’s update, Toyota confirmed that, after reviewing the potential impacts related to specified additional Kobe materials, the quality and performance of its vehicles satisfy our internal standards.... more

Parkopedia to Supply Parking Services to Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites

Parkopedia to Supply Parking Services to Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites

November 06, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6, 2017 -- Parkopedia, the world’s largest parking service provider, announced today that it has been selected by Toyota and Lexus to provide a new in-car parking service on select legacy vehicles and newer vehicles via the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites.... more

Toyota Partners with Girls Make Beats to Expand Gender  Diversity in Music Technology

Toyota Partners with Girls Make Beats to Expand Gender Diversity in Music Technology

November 02, 2017
PLANO, Texas, November 2, 2017 – Toyota recently partnered with Girls Make Beats as the title sponsor of their multi-city tour. Girls Make Beats is a nonprofit organization based in South Florida that encourages girls ages 8-17 to pursue a career in the audio industry by expanding the female presence of disc jockeys, music producers, and audio engineers.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for October 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for October 2017

November 01, 2017
PLANO, Texas (November 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported October 2017 sales of 188,434 units. With one less selling day in October 2017 compared to October 2016, sales were up 1.1 percent on volume and up 5.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

October 2017 Sales Chart

October 2017 Sales Chart

November 01, 2017

Toyota Sets a Goal of Mobility For All in Global “Start Your Impossible” Campaign

Toyota Sets a Goal of Mobility For All in Global “Start Your Impossible” Campaign

November 01, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (Nov. 1, 2017) – Toyota continues its evolution as a mobility company with its first-ever global marketing campaign. “Start Your Impossible” launches today in 24 countries in celebration of Toyota’s eight-year global sponsorship of The Olympic and Paralympic Games as the first-ever Mobility Partner in the history of The Olympic Partner (TOP) Programme to sponsor the mobility category.... more

Start Your Impossible Fact Sheet

Start Your Impossible Fact Sheet

November 01, 2017
Start Your Impossible Campaign Fact Sheet... more

Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the U.S.

Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the U.S.

October 31, 2017
PLANO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2017) — When Toyota launched its North American headquarters in a Hollywood, Calif., dealership on October 31, 1957, it was, no doubt, a frightening affair.
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Toyota Brings NASCAR Stars Out to Play with the 2018 Camry at SEMA 2017

Toyota Brings NASCAR Stars Out to Play with the 2018 Camry at SEMA 2017

October 31, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Oct. 31, 2017—Toyota’s NASCAR drivers have achieved great success on the track: Kyle Busch’s 2015 Cup championship, Denny Hamlin’s 2016 Daytona 500 victory, and Martin Truex, Jr.’s regular-season victories and points leadership in 2017.... more

Driverless Technology Advances With Partnership Between Toyota Research Institute and GoMentum Station

Driverless Technology Advances With Partnership Between Toyota Research Institute and GoMentum Station

October 30, 2017
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2017 –Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station to test autonomous vehicle technology at the 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), this partnership enables TRI to expand closed course testing of its two-prong approach to vehicle automation – Guardian and Chauffeur. ... more

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

October 30, 2017
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (October 30, 2017) It’s a big task, but Toyota Motor North America has the best and brightest accepting the challenge: innovate and problem solve to create the next generation of manufacturing technology. Today’s newly opened $80 million, 235,000 square foot state-of-the-art and environmentally-conscious Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, is the final building constructed under the “One Toyota” project, and is both a statement on Toyota’s commitment to investing in the future of American manufacturing and a home base for a key group of more than 600 Toyota engineers.... more

Toyota recognized as Corporation of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council

Toyota recognized as Corporation of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council

October 30, 2017
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 30, 2017 -- At a black-tie gala wrapping up its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, held this year in Detroit, Oct. 23-25, Harriet Michel, former NMSDC President presented Toyota with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Corporation of the Year award to Robert Young, Toyota Motor North America R&D (TMNA R&D) group vice president, Purchasing & Supplier Engineering Division. Toyota is one of four corporations to have won corporation of the year more than three times from the NMSDC in its 45-year history. Toyota spends over $3 Billion directly with over 300 diverse suppliers and Toyota's suppliers spend nearly $1 Billion with over 1500 diverse suppliers at the Tier 2 level.... more

Toyota Manufacturing Plants Show Their Dedication to the Environment through National Public Lands Day

Toyota Manufacturing Plants Show Their Dedication to the Environment through National Public Lands Day

October 30, 2017
Plano, TX (October 23, 2017) – Problem solving is a skill that Toyota team members hone to a fine edge over the course of their careers.  So, when faced with the problem of difficult access to the Flint River at Hayes Nature Preserve, Toyota Alabama team members implemented a creative solution as part of their National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on Saturday, September 23.
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Toyota Recognized by Project Lead The Way for Commitment to America’s Students and Teachers

Toyota Recognized by Project Lead The Way for Commitment to America’s Students and Teachers

October 26, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2017) –  From advanced manufacturing to computer science, developing and connecting youth to high-demand, high-growth career opportunities is something companies throughout the nation are trying to tackle. For Toyota, this kind of workforce development has been a focus in the U.S. for decades. 
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Toyota Motor Corporation Issues Statement on Impact of Kobe Steel Announcements

Toyota Motor Corporation Issues Statement on Impact of Kobe Steel Announcements

October 19, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation issued a statement and provided an update regarding its investigation into the impact of Kobe Steel’s recent announcements on improper conduct related to materials used in vehicle bodies, specifically for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The ongoing, initial phase of investigation has been focused on aluminum plates based on the information received from Kobe Steel on October 8, 2017. Toyota has confirmed that the affected aluminum plates were used in the construction of hoods, rear hatch, and front door hinge components of certain vehicles.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires

October 19, 2017
PLANO, Texas, October 19, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent California wildfires. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas and follows the company’s recent payment relief programs for customers affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria. ... more

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Named Mid-Size Pickup Truck of Texas for the Second Straight Year

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Named Mid-Size Pickup Truck of Texas for the Second Straight Year

October 19, 2017
DALLAS (Oct. 19, 2017) – For the second year in a row, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro conquered the competition and drove off the ranch with the title of Mid-Size Pickup Truck of Texas at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) Truck Rodeo.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2005 - 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2005 - 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna Vehicles

October 18, 2017
PLANO, Texas, October 18, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna vehicles in the U.S.    Approximately 310,000 vehicles are involved.... more

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

October 17, 2017
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 – VH1 Save The Music Foundation honored entertainment icon Queen Latifah as part of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala for her contributions to the world of music and commitment to providing low-income students with opportunities to pursue an education. A Newark native, Queen Latifah and the Foundation had recently announced a 5-year, $5 million project to rebuild music in 38 schools in the city. At the Gala, the Foundation also presented Steve Aoki with the Music Innovator Award for his impact on the music industry, his leadership as a philanthropist through the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, and role as an outspoken advocate for music education. Toyota, which served as an event sponsor, presented DJ Khaled with the #ToyotaGiving Award for his role as a champion for music programs in schools and involvement as national spokesperson for VH1 Save The Music sister organization GET SCHOOLED.... more

Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

October 17, 2017
Silver Spring, Md. (October 16, 2017) - Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous.  A short video that promotes safe driving habits might be all that it takes to become aware of dangerous driving situations. That is why Toyota and Discovery Education launched the 2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. ... more

Toyota Launches “Start Your Impossible” Global Corporate Initiative

Toyota Launches “Start Your Impossible” Global Corporate Initiative

October 16, 2017
ATHENS, Greece, October 16, 2017  - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched “Start Your Impossible” – a global corporate initiative that aims to inspire Toyota employees, partners, and customers and connect them with the company’s core beliefs. In an age of accelerating technological and environmental developments, “Start Your Impossible” marks Toyota’s commitment to support the creation of a more inclusive and sustainable society in which everyone can challenge their impossible.... more

Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

October 12, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 12, 2017) - If you see a big-rig driving around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that seems oddly quiet and quick, do not be alarmed!  It’s just the future.... more

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