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Women at Toyota Take Another STEP Ahead, Honored for Leadership in Manufacturing

Women at Toyota Take Another STEP Ahead, Honored for Leadership in Manufacturing

April 12, 2019
WASHINGTON (April 12, 2019) — Three Toyota team members were honored last night in Washington, D.C. with Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards from The Manufacturing Institute.... more

Toyota Recognizes Outstanding Women at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

Toyota Recognizes Outstanding Women at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit

April 11, 2019
NEW YORK (April 11, 2019) – Remarkable, inspiring, creative. Just a few of the many qualities that describe the 2019 class of Toyota Mothers Of Invention (MOI) who are being honored during this week’s 10th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit in New York City.... more

Toyota Promotes Global Vehicle Electrification by Providing Nearly 24,000 Licenses Royalty-Free

Toyota Promotes Global Vehicle Electrification by Providing Nearly 24,000 Licenses Royalty-Free

April 03, 2019
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (April 3, 2019) With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles.... more

SAE International, Ford, General Motors and Toyota Announce Formation of Consortium to Address Autonomous Vehicle Safety

SAE International, Ford, General Motors and Toyota Announce Formation of Consortium to Address Autonomous Vehicle Safety

April 03, 2019
SAE International, along with Ford, General Motors (GM) and Toyota today announced they are stepping forward to form the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) that will work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development and deployment of SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles.... more

Q1 2019 TMNA Sales Conference Notes

Q1 2019 TMNA Sales Conference Notes

April 03, 2019
April 2, 2019

Introduction: Toyota Motor North America Consultant, External Communications, Karen Nielsen

Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining us to review the Toyota and Lexus March and first quarter sales results for 2019.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports March 2019 Sales

April 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas (April 2, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported March 2019 sales of 214,947 vehicles, an increase of 0.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and a decrease of 3.5 percent on a volume basis versus March 2018.... more

March 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

March 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

April 02, 2019

Toyota Financial Services Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Toyota Financial Services Announces New Chief Financial Officer

April 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas, April 2, 2019 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced that Scott Cooke is assuming the role of chief financial officer effective immediately. Cooke first joined TFS in 2003 and has held a variety of leadership positions across the Toyota organization, most recently serving as group vice president of treasury, business intelligence, analytics and finance. In that role, Cooke led functions responsible for analytics, funding, capital and liquidity risk management, and treasury operations. Prior to that, Cooke served as group vice president and chief risk officer where he was responsible for establishing and implementing risk-based policies and risk-based metrics for TFS affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Earlier in his career at Toyota, Cooke held a series of positions of increasing responsibility, including having served as corporate manager, product planning for North American Products at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.... more

Toyota Panel Addresses Developing Skilled Workforce of the Future

Toyota Panel Addresses Developing Skilled Workforce of the Future

March 28, 2019
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (March 28, 2019) – At its Kentucky manufacturing facility today, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) hosted a panel discussion to cast a spotlight on the challenges employers face in attracting, developing and hiring skilled technical workers now and in the future.... more

MIT, Stanford and Toyota Research Institute Use AI to Accurately Predict the Useful Life of Batteries

MIT, Stanford and Toyota Research Institute Use AI to Accurately Predict the Useful Life of Batteries

March 25, 2019
LOS ALTOS, Calif., March 25, 2019 – Wouldn’t it be nice if battery manufacturers could tell which of their batteries will last at least two years and sell those to mobile phone makers, and which will last for ten years or more and sell those to electric vehicle manufacturers? New collaborative research published today in Nature Energy shows how they could start doing that.... more

U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

March 18, 2019
PLANO, Texas (March 14, 2019) – The solutions to our world’s current challenges just might reside somewhere in the space where automotive technology and visual art intersect. Nine talented young artists certainly believe so – their visions of cars of the future earned them recognition this week as the U.S. Winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.... more

Toyota Solidifies Its Substantial and Growing Investment in U.S.

Toyota Solidifies Its Substantial and Growing Investment in U.S.

March 14, 2019
WASHINGTON (March 14, 2019) – For over 60 years Toyota has been growing its manufacturing presence in the United States, and today the company announced it will exceed its 2017 pledge to invest $10 billion over five years with a new commitment to reach nearly $13 billion over the same period.... more

2019 NCFL-Toyota Infographic

2019 NCFL-Toyota Infographic

March 13, 2019

Toyota’s support of family literacy in America reaches $50 million

Toyota’s support of family literacy in America reaches $50 million

March 13, 2019
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2019) – To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Toyota is donating $1 million to help break generational cycles of poverty through family literacy in the nation’s capital and northern Alabama.... more

Celebrating West Virginia Women in Manufacturing on International Women’s Day

Celebrating West Virginia Women in Manufacturing on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2019
This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate women making a positive difference at our 10 U.S. manufacturing plants and around the world. Watch how their contributions at Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia help produce nearly a million annual engines and transmissions for the Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Sienna, Highlander, and more.... more

Team Toyota Adds 14 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Summer Athletes and Hopefuls to its Roster

Team Toyota Adds 14 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Summer Athletes and Hopefuls to its Roster

March 06, 2019
PLANO, Texas (March 6, 2019) – For Team Toyota, mobility is more than just physical, it’s facing challenges and chasing dreams. In advance of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Toyota welcomes 14 new Team USA athletes and hopefuls and three returning U.S. Paralympians to Team Toyota.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports February 2019 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports February 2019 Sales

March 01, 2019
PLANO, Texas (March 1, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported February 2019 sales of 172,748 vehicles, a decrease of 5.2 percent from February 2018 on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

February 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

February 2019 TMNA Sales Chart

March 01, 2019

TRI-AD and CARMERA team up to build high definition maps of using camera data

TRI-AD and CARMERA team up to build high definition maps of using camera data

February 28, 2019
Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. ("TRI-AD") and CARMERA, Inc. ("CARMERA") announce they are joining forces to conduct a proof of concept about developing camera-based automation of high definition ("HD") maps for urban and surface roads. For the full story, click here.... more

Lexus and Toyota Top Charts in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

Lexus and Toyota Top Charts in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

February 27, 2019
In the 2019 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, Lexus took home the title of ‘Best Luxury Brand’, while four Lexus and three Toyota vehicles topped their segments.... more

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus LS vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Lexus LS vehicles

February 26, 2019
PLANO, Texas, February 26, 2019 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2018 Model Year Lexus LS 500/500h vehicles in the United States. Approximately 6,300 vehicles are involved in this recall.
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Celebrating 10 Million Vehicles Sold and a Best-Ever Year, the Lexus Brand Continues to Grow Globally

Celebrating 10 Million Vehicles Sold and a Best-Ever Year, the Lexus Brand Continues to Grow Globally

February 24, 2019
TOKYO, Japan (February 25, 2019) – Today Lexus announced its 10 millionth vehicle sold, a landmark achievement that came shortly after a strong 2018 year-end sales performance with Lexus achieving multiple best-ever sales goals around the globe. In addition, the brand that pioneered the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric vehicle in 2005, and offers eleven (11) electrified models globally, surpassed the 1.45 million unit mark in self-charging hybrid vehicles sold worldwide. Lexus hybrid vehicle sales jumped nearly 20% in 2018 from the prior year, a result that underscores the brand’s heritage with, and commitment to, electrification.... more

Lexus Top Brand, Toyota No. 2 in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Lexus Top Brand, Toyota No. 2 in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

February 14, 2019
For the eighth year in a row, Lexus is the highest-ranking nameplate in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, while Toyota slides into the No. 2 spot to tie with Porsche.... more

Wyclef Jean Joins VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Toyota to Present Music Technology Grant to South Philadelphia High School

February 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2019) ­ – Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation, joined by musician, producer, composer and former founder of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, presented South Philadelphia High School with a $50,000 Music Technology Grant focused on electronic music creation.... more

TMC Announces April-December 2018 Financial Results

TMC Announces April-December 2018 Financial Results

February 06, 2019
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, February 6, 2019—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2018.... more

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