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Toyota Quarterly Supplement for Takata Recalls December 31, 2018

Toyota Quarterly Supplement for Takata Recalls December 31, 2018

January 09, 2019

Toyota and Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

Toyota and Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

January 08, 2019
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 8, 2019) – Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant. The grant monies are part of a larger $82 million program that will put fuel cell electric tractors, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and zero emissions cargo handling equipment into operation in the ports and Los Angeles basin in 2020.... more

Gill Pratt: 2019 International CES -- Remarks

Gill Pratt: 2019 International CES -- Remarks

January 07, 2019

Bob Carter: 2019 International CES -- Remarks

Bob Carter: 2019 International CES -- Remarks

January 07, 2019
Bob Carter: 2019 International CES -- Remarks... more

Toyota Research Institute Bets Big In Vegas On “Toyota Guardian” Autonomy

Toyota Research Institute Bets Big In Vegas On “Toyota Guardian” Autonomy

January 07, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2019 – Toyota is doubling-down on humans.  That’s the answer to the question; What has the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) been doing in automated driving over the past 12 months? Using onboard cameras, sensors and 3D animation, TRI opened its portion of a press conference today at the annual CES show in Las Vegas with a vivid reenactment of a three-car crash on a California Interstate, where no one was injured.... more

PAVE coalition launches broad-based public education campaign on automated vehicles

PAVE coalition launches broad-based public education campaign on automated vehicles

January 07, 2019
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 7, 2019)  -- A broad coalition of leading industry, non-profit and academic institutions today launched a first-of-its kind campaign to inform the public and policymakers about the potential and the reality of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.... more

Toyota Mobility Foundation Unveils Five Visions for the Future of Mobility at CES

Toyota Mobility Foundation Unveils Five Visions for the Future of Mobility at CES

January 07, 2019
LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2019) - The five finalists in the three-year Mobility Unlimited Challenge have been unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4 million global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, with the aim of improving the lives of millions of people with lower-limb paralysis.... more

December 2018 and Q4 2018 Sales Conference Notes

December 2018 and Q4 2018 Sales Conference Notes

January 07, 2019
December 2018 and Q4 2018 Sales Conference Call (Audio Clip)

Introduction: Toyota Motor North America Consultant, External Communications, Karen Nielsen
Happy New Year, everyone. Thank you for joining us to review Toyota and Lexus December quarterly and year-end sales results for 2018.... more

Toyota Spotlights Mobility for All Vision at The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota Spotlights Mobility for All Vision at The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

January 04, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2019 — In addition to a news conference in Mandalay Bay Oceanside D on January 7 at 1PM (PST), Toyota vehicles and technologies will be showcased in three partner booths at CES 2019. ... more

Toyota Research Institute Rolls Out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

Toyota Research Institute Rolls Out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

January 03, 2019
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2019) – Next week, the bright lights of Las Vegas will once again shine on the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) when it introduces the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle on January 7 at CES®. The P4 is based on the all-new fifth-generation Lexus LS flagship sedan and will be used in TRI’s two-track Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving system development.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2018, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2018, Year-End Sales

January 03, 2019
PLANO, Texas (January 3, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December 2018 sales of 220,910 vehicles, a decrease of 0.9 percent from December 2017 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in December 2018 compared to December 2017, sales were down 0.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

December 2018 Sales Chart

December 2018 Sales Chart

January 03, 2019

Looking Toward The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Toyota Partners with Additional U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Summer National Governing Bodies

Looking Toward The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Toyota Partners with Additional U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Summer National Governing Bodies

January 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas (January 2, 2019) – While the new year may have just started, Toyota is already looking forward to the summer for an exciting reason – six reasons to be exact. With 2020 in mind, Toyota today announced six National Governing Body (NGB) partnerships, welcoming new and existing Olympic and Paralympic sports to the greater Toyota family.
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Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

January 02, 2019
PLANO, Texas, January 2, 2019 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the current federal government shutdown. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer financially burdened by the government shutdown, including furloughed workers, businesses and employees of businesses directly affected by the shutdown, government contractors, and suppliers.... more

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. Partners with Environmental Groups to Protect Rare Fish

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. Partners with Environmental Groups to Protect Rare Fish

December 20, 2018
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS) announced today an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity and Tennessee Riverkeeper (Conservation Groups) to protect the spring pygmy sunfish and its unique habitat, which is adjacent to the MTMUS auto plant site in Huntsville, AL. The agreement is designed to protect and restore the habitat of the sunfish, protect against long-term risks to the sunfish and its habitat, and provide funding for measures to be used for the benefit of the sunfish over the long-term. ... more

Carma Project and Toyota Boost Engagement Via Innovative Peer-to-Peer Platform to Accelerate Takata Airbag Recalls

Carma Project and Toyota Boost Engagement Via Innovative Peer-to-Peer Platform to Accelerate Takata Airbag Recalls

December 19, 2018
COSTA MESA, Calif. (December 19, 2018)Newly established peer-to-peer safety platform Carma Project today launched the first-ever social and incentive-based program designed exclusively for accelerating consumer response to automotive recalls. Carma Projects initial foray heads to market through a unique collaboration with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA).... more

Toyota AI Ventures Invests in Elementary Robotics as Part of First “Call for Innovation”

Toyota AI Ventures Invests in Elementary Robotics as Part of First “Call for Innovation”

December 19, 2018
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (December 19, 2018) -- Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures today announced its investment in Elementary Robotics, a robotics platform startup founded in 2017. The funding marks Toyota AI Ventures’ first investment as part of the “call for innovation” it launched this summer in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI).... more

Not Just a Car Company: New Podcast Tells the Toyota Story from the Inside Out

Not Just a Car Company: New Podcast Tells the Toyota Story from the Inside Out

December 18, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2018) – From its beginnings as a loom company, Toyota has always put people first. Now, in its new podcast, Toyota Untold, tells for the first time the story of Toyota through the people who created it, lived it, and are dedicated to moving it into the future.... more

Toyota Announces Executive Changes

Toyota Announces Executive Changes

December 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – As part of its One Toyota philosophy to improve efficiencies, speed of decision-making and collaboration, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) have announced the following executive changes, effective January 1, 2019.... more

Toyota Releases 2018 North American Environmental Report

Toyota Releases 2018 North American Environmental Report

December 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 is part of Toyota’s long-term commitment to support and foster a more inclusive and sustainable society. Consisting of six individual challenges, Challenge 2050 addresses the major environmental issues facing the global community, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion and habitat loss.... more

Toyota is conducting two separate safety recalls involving certain Toyota Tacoma, Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570 vehicles

Toyota is conducting two separate safety recalls involving certain Toyota Tacoma, Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570 vehicles

December 13, 2018
PLANO, Texas, December 13, 2018 – The safety recalls involve certain 2018-2019 Model Year Tacomas, 2008-2019 Model Year Land Cruisers and 2008-2019 Model Year Lexus LX 570 vehicles in the United States.... more

Want the First 2020 Toyota Supra? Get Your Auction Arm Ready!

Want the First 2020 Toyota Supra? Get Your Auction Arm Ready!

December 13, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2018) -- Sportscar enthusiasts have been anxiously anticipating sliding behind the wheel of their own all-new 2020 Supra. The honor of being the first one to do so will go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
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Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles

December 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, December 12, 2018 –Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota 2003-2005 Model Year Corolla, 2002-2005 Model Year Sequoia, 2003-2005 Model Year Tundra and 2002-2005 Model Year Lexus SC vehicles in the United States.  Approximately 65,000 vehicles are involved in this recall.... more

Lexus Celebrates 30 Years of Giving with 2018 Champions for Charity Golf Tournament

Lexus Celebrates 30 Years of Giving with 2018 Champions for Charity Golf Tournament

December 05, 2018
PLANO, Texas  (Dec. 5, 2018)—The storied account of the successful launch of the Lexus brand has been told many times in books and articles, but little is known about the charity program that was launched by the brand at the same time. Even before the first dealership opened, Lexus had begun plans for giving back to local communities, and Lexus Champions for Charity is now in its 30th year of raising money for a host of nonprofit organizations across the country.... more

National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Award Grants to Restore Public Lands Impacted by Natural Disaster

National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Award Grants to Restore Public Lands Impacted by Natural Disaster

December 04, 2018
Extreme weather events have been grabbing headlines with increasing frequency. Whether a hurricane, tornado, or flood, communities face the challenge of recovering from the damage and preparing for potential repeats. Non-profits are taking a larger role in helping communities rebound,* and restoring their access and enjoyment of local public lands is an important component. To support these efforts, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Toyota Motor North America, are awarding $200,000 in Restoration & Resilience grants to support the work of nonprofit organizations on public lands impacted by natural disasters.... more

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