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How the Future is Made: Behind the Scenes of Toyota Mirai Production

How the Future is Made: Behind the Scenes of Toyota Mirai Production

February 24, 2015
In November 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation ushered in the future with the launch of the Toyota “Mirai” fuel cell sedan, followed by the Japan start of sales one month later. Today, Toyota held a production ceremony to mark the milestone of a new age of vehicles at its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan.


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Toyota Earns Three Spots in Kelley Blue Book's 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

Toyota Earns Three Spots in Kelley Blue Book's 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

February 19, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 - - The votes are in and the people have spoken!  Three popular Toyota models, Camry mid-size sedan, Highlander mid-size crossover and Sienna van, have made the list of “15 Best Family Cars” by KBB.com.... more

The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study

The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study

February 19, 2015
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Toyota went to the head of the class today, taking the top spot in the motor vehicles sector of Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The automaker also scored well in a larger pool of peers, No. 24 overall.... more

Amy Purdy to Pace Daytona 500 In Bold, New Toyota Camry

Amy Purdy to Pace Daytona 500 In Bold, New Toyota Camry

February 19, 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. and Daytona International Speedway today announced that ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finalist and Paralympics bronze medalist Amy Purdy will serve as the official pace car driver for the 2015 Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22.... more

Toyota Engineers Back on the Rally Circuit

Toyota Engineers Back on the Rally Circuit

February 19, 2015
YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Feb. 17, 2015) – Hot on the heels of President Akio Toyoda’s announcement that the automaker will be returning to the World Rally Championship (WRC), the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) is racing headlong into the 2015 season, doubling their Rally-America appearances and adding depth to their stable of drivers, crew and support team.
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Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2015 Yaris and Tacoma Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2015 Yaris and Tacoma Vehicles

February 17, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 230 Model Year 2015 Yaris hatchbacks and approximately 20 Model Year 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro model pickup trucks.... more

Mission Accomplished: Robot Astronaut Kirobo Returns to Earth

Mission Accomplished: Robot Astronaut Kirobo Returns to Earth

February 12, 2015
Kirobo, a tiny talking robot, has made history for robotkind.
 
After an impressive 18 months on board the International Space Station, humanoid communication robot Kirobo returned to Earth as a passenger on SpaceX’s CRS-5 Dragon cargo supply spacecraft, which successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean earlier today.... more

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

February 12, 2015
TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 12, 2015 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Specific measures to be undertaken by the three manufacturers will be determined at a later date.
 
For more details, go to http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/6006916/
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles

February 05, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 120 Model Year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2014 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2014 Financial Results

February 04, 2015
Toyota’s global net income jumped 13.2 percent during the nine-month period (April 1– December 31, 2014) of the 2015 fiscal year.... more

January 2015 Sales Conference Notes

January 2015 Sales Conference Notes

February 03, 2015
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review January 2015 sales.  ... more

Toyota Motor Sales Posts 15.6 Percent Increase in January

Toyota Motor Sales Posts 15.6 Percent Increase in January

February 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2015 sales of 169,194, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on a volume basis. With one additional selling day in January 2015, sales were up 11.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

January 2015 Sales Chart

January 2015 Sales Chart

February 03, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 15.6 Percent Increase in January

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 15.6 Percent Increase in January

February 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total January 2015 sales results of 169,194 units, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on a volume basis.
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Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

January 28, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Using a Camry Hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electrified powertrains.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain 2011-2012 Model Year Avalon Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2011-2012 Model Year Avalon Vehicles

January 28, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 52,000 Model Year 2011-2012 Avalon sedans.
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Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy and Muhammad Ali Bring Voice to ‘One Bold Choice’ Toyota Camry Campaign

Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy and Muhammad Ali Bring Voice to ‘One Bold Choice’ Toyota Camry Campaign

January 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2015) – Toyota will have not one, but two ads during the big game on Feb. 1 with the spot entitled “How Great I Am” slated to appear in the first quarter of the Super Bowl broadcast. The ad features Team Toyota athlete, Paralympic medalist and Dancing with the Stars finalist Amy Purdy along with the iconic voice of Muhammad Ali, as part of the “One Bold Choice Leads to Another” campaign for the new 2015 Toyota Camry. ... more

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards…Again

January 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 – Why are Toyota and Lexus owners happy? Because their vehicles hold more than passengers and possessions…they hold their value. 

Kelley Blue Book named Lexus the luxury brand with the best resale value for 2015, the fourth year in a row. In addition, six Lexus and four Toyota models took the top spot in their respective segments, while three Toyota trucks – Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner – made KBB.com’s Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles list.... more

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Makes East Coast Debut

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Makes East Coast Debut

January 22, 2015
Washington, DC, Jan. 22, 2015Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, made its East Coast debut today at the DC Auto Show where a senior executive called for government and industry stakeholders to help kick start the hydrogen infrastructure needed to make fuel cell zero emission vehicles available to more drivers.
 
“Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles launched between 2015 and 2020 will require a concerted effort and collaboration between automakers, government regulators, academia and energy providers,” said Nihar Patel, Toyota's Vice President of North American Business Strategy.... more

2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit - Bob Carter

2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit - Bob Carter

January 22, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at the 2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.... more

Toyota Plows Forward in Plano, Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Toyota Plows Forward in Plano, Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

January 20, 2015
PLANO, TEXAS, JAN. 20, 2015 – A V-8 engine growls, and the earth moves.

With the roar of a 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, Toyota today formally broke ground on its new North American headquarters at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas. The Tundra took center stage, bulldozing the first soil on the site of Toyota’s new campus in a manner that can only be described as not your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.... more

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 16, 2015)  In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that it has made a donation totaling $50,000 to five Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
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Toyota Recalls Certain 2014-2015 Model Year Prius V Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014-2015 Model Year Prius V Vehicles

January 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., January 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 5,000 Model Year 2014-2015 Prius V vehicles.
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Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bob Carter

Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bob Carter

January 14, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.... more

New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life

New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life

January 14, 2015
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2015) – Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota launched its new TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public – teens and parents alike – about the dangers of distracted driving.  A video of the virtual reality experience can be found here – www.toyota.us/14WI1B9.
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