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October 2014 Sales Conference Notes

October 2014 Sales Conference Notes

November 03, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development Steve Hearne review October 2014 sales.  ... more

October 2014 Sales Chart

October 2014 Sales Chart

November 03, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

November 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (November 3, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total October 2014 sales results of 180,580 units, an increase of 6.9 percent from October 2013.
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Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 6.9 Percent Increase in October

November 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (November 3, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total October 2014 sales results of 180,580 units, an increase of 6.9 percent from October 2013.
 
Highlights include:  
 
  • RAV4, Highlander and SUV sales set October records
  • Camry sales up 14 percent on strength of new 2015 model
  • Lexus posts 12th consecutive year-over-year gains
 
“October vehicle sales were the best for the month in 10 years as an improving economy and lower gas prices drove strong SUV sales,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “At Toyota we also saw a big jump in Camry sales thanks to the successful launch of the new 2015 model.” 

Full press release to follow by 10:30am Pacific.... more

Seventh Series Manufacturer's Title for Toyota

Seventh Series Manufacturer's Title for Toyota

November 03, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2014) -- Tundra driver Kyle Busch’s victory in Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway enabled Toyota to clinch its seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer’s championship in 11 years participating in the series.
 
Toyota remains the series’ top manufacturer after previously winning last year’s title (2013) and prior to that a record five straight NCWTS manufacturer’s championships from 2006 to 2010.  Overall, this is the 10th time Toyota has earned a NASCAR manufacturer’s trophy since the start of the 2004 season.  Toyota also earned three consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) manufacturer’s crowns from 2008 to 2010.
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Rally On! TTC Rally Team Finishes 2nd in Final Stage Rally Event of 2014

Rally On! TTC Rally Team Finishes 2nd in Final Stage Rally Event of 2014

October 31, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich,. Oct. 31, 2014 - For the second time this season, the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) hit the stage rally circuit, this time in Houghton, Mich. for the 2014 Lake Superior Performance Rally.

After a confidence building performance in July’s New England Forest Rally, the team, comprised entirely of Toyota engineering team members, headed to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with hopes of continued improvement and gained experience. What they accomplished, however, was a 2nd place finish -- besting the only other OEM rally team and 14 other teams in the process.... more

Who Says It's Not Easy Being Green?

Who Says It's Not Easy Being Green?

October 30, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Not only is Toyota Alabama a global leader in building world-class engines, but it has also become a leader in environmental excellence. The Huntsville plant received recognition for five environmental awards this week, further demonstrating the facility’s commitment to minimize its environmental footprint.   ... more

Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt

Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt

October 30, 2014
NEW YORK – Oct. 30, 2014 - This summer, nearly 99,000 young people across the country took action on seven different causes through DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt.... more

Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations

Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations

October 30, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (October 30, 2014) – The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), together with long-time partner Toyota, seeks out the nation’s most exemplary teachers that engage families in education.  
 
The Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award celebrates teachers who are dedicated to including more than one generation in the educational process. An exemplary educator’s school or program will receive a $20,000 prize to further efforts to engage families in learning together and join an elite group of educators across the country that have been recognized as such for nearly two decades.
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Small Town Grows Big Business for 25 Years

Small Town Grows Big Business for 25 Years

October 29, 2014
Commerce, Ga. – The company that established roots in Commerce in 1989 with only 15 associates processing 17,000 Toyotas annually now employs over 200 people.
 
“This was just a peach orchard farm before Southeast Toyota moved in,” said Donald Trammell, maintenance and trade coordinator. “When we opened our doors it was just 15 people at this whole plant. We all pitched in and did whatever needed to be done because it was more than just a business. We have a belief system of giving back to where we live and work, and so we have always felt like this was a community-based operation.”... more

Toyota Indiana Supports 39 Ways to Improve Our Community

Toyota Indiana Supports 39 Ways to Improve Our Community

October 28, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. – What do Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation, Gibson County Horticultural Society, Habitat for Humanity and Youth First have in common?  They are among 39 organizations that received funding from Toyota Indiana this quarter. The second quarter donations totaled $100,000.
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Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome

Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome

October 28, 2014
Gridlock isn’t egregious when it’s butterflies in the garden.

Butterflies play an irreplaceable role in plant reproduction. Unfortunately, the monarch population in North America has declined 90 percent over the past two decades. In fact, scientists from several environmental organizations filed a petition in August, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to classify the monarch as "threatened" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.... more

Building More Than Cars:  Toyota Opportunity Exchange Brings Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) into Automotive Game

Building More Than Cars: Toyota Opportunity Exchange Brings Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) into Automotive Game

October 28, 2014
CINCINNATI (Oct. 28, 2014) – Kevin Shurn operated his business from a two-bedroom apartment when he attended Toyota’s first-ever Opportunity Exchange in 1990. Three years later, he secured his first contract, providing janitorial services to Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky., plant. Today, his Elizabethtown, Ky.-based Superior Maintenance Co. has more than 500 employees, serving Toyota manufacturing facilities in Kentucky, Indiana and Texas.... more

Hello Texas! Toyota Gives Hearty Thanks for Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon

Hello Texas! Toyota Gives Hearty Thanks for Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon

October 27, 2014
PLANO, TEXAS, Oct. 27, 2014 – Good food, live music, new friends—all the ingredients for a rollicking neighborhood block party. That’s what’s happening today in Plano.
 
Toyota has pulled out all the stops to thank the community, civic leaders, business partners and nearby corporations for the warm welcome to The Lone Star State.... more

Toyota Appoints Manager of Texas Government Affairs

Toyota Appoints Manager of Texas Government Affairs

October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Toyota announced today the appointment of Tanya Vazquez in a newly created position of  Senior Manager of State Government Affairs in Texas as another milestone in the company’s plan to build its new North American headquarters in the state. She will be based in Austin, the state capitol.... more

Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic

Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic

October 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Toyota Green Initiative will celebrate five years of partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during the State Farm Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Ala. Launched by Toyota in 2009, the Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) is an environmental stewardship platform that educates HBCU students, alumni, and the surrounding community on the benefits of sustainable living. This year, the program aims to inspire and spark conversations beyond college campuses through partnerships and community service.... more

Toyota Intensifies Effort to Repair Vehicles Equipped with Takata Airbag Inflators

Toyota Intensifies Effort to Repair Vehicles Equipped with Takata Airbag Inflators

October 20, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., October 20, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a supplemental safety recall of approximately 247,000 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC vehicles produced from 2001 to 2004 and equipped with front passenger airbag inflators supplied by Takata Corporation.  This action intensifies Toyota’s efforts to reach customers and remedy previously recalled vehicles, and a small number of newly included vehicles, in certain geographic areas that appear to warrant immediate action, based on testing by the supplier.... more

Toyota's Patricia Salas Pineda Is One of People en Español's 25 Most Powerful Latinas of 2014

Toyota's Patricia Salas Pineda Is One of People en Español's 25 Most Powerful Latinas of 2014

October 16, 2014
MIAMI (Oct. 16, 2014) -- The readers of People en Español selected Patricia Salas Pineda, group vice president of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group at Toyota Motor North America as one of the 25 Most Powerful Latinas of 2014.   Pineda joined co-honorees at a gala luncheon here today.  This is the fifth consecutive year that the magazine recognizes a select group of Latinas from the arts, business, journalism and community service who are known for exceptional valor, determination and strength in their pursuits.
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Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle and Lexus Line Up Ready For Celebrity Close Up

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle and Lexus Line Up Ready For Celebrity Close Up

October 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2014) – On the green carpet, automotive history will be made. Toyota and Lexus are again presenting sponsors at the 24th annual Environmental Media Awards on Oct. 18, at which one bidder will win the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). Toyota is the first major auto manufacturer to give away a fuel cell vehicle to an individual owner.... more

Hope STEMS, Native American Students Blossom

Hope STEMS, Native American Students Blossom

October 15, 2014
Denver, Colo., Oct. 15, 2014 – A hardscrabble childhood didn’t “harden” Erika Torres-Hernandez, but it did sharpen the Chippewa-Cree tribe member’s resolve to achieve her goals and give back.
 
A recipient of a Toyota Tribal College Scholarship, Torres-Hernandez studies math at a tribal college in Rocky Boy, Mont. Once the 3.7-GPA student earns her four-year degree from a university, she plans to return to the reservation to teach high school.... more

Lexus Announces Recall of Certain LS, GS, and IS Vehicles

Lexus Announces Recall of Certain LS, GS, and IS Vehicles

October 15, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 423,000  Lexus vehicles including 2007 through 2010 Model Year LS; 2006 through 2011 Model Year GS; 2006 through 2011 Model Year IS;  2010 Model Year IS C; and 2008 through 2010 Model Year IS-F vehicles.... more

Toyota is Global Hybrid Leader with Sales of 7 Million

Toyota is Global Hybrid Leader with Sales of 7 Million

October 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – Toyota Motor Corporation announced today global hybrid sales surpassed the 7 million unit mark in September. Toyota achieved this latest million-unit hybrid milestone at the record pace of nine months.... more

Toyota Reveals 2015 Camry Race Car

Toyota Reveals 2015 Camry Race Car

October 11, 2014
CONCORD, N.C(Oct. 11, 2014) -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) and TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) today introduced the new 2015 Toyota Camry race car that will compete in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) competition beginning next season. ... more

Toyota Celebra a su Familia Hispana

Toyota Celebra a su Familia Hispana

October 10, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (10 de octubre de 2014) - Las familias se mantienen unidas y las familias latinas han seguido eligiendo a Toyota como parte de la suya. Para celebrar este lazo y recompensar a los clientes leales, Toyota lanzó la campaña de gratitud "More Than a Car" o "Más Que Un Auto", un programa que rinde tributo al rol de los vehículos en las vidas cotidianas de los clientes hispanos de Toyota.... more

Toyota Celebrates Its Hispanic Familia

Toyota Celebrates Its Hispanic Familia

October 10, 2014
TORRANCE, CALIF. (Oct. 10, 2014) – Family sticks together, and Latinos have consistently chosen Toyota to be part of their family. To celebrate this bond and give back to loyal customers, Toyota launched the “More Than a Car” or “Más Que Un Auto” gratitude campaign, a program that pays tribute to vehicles’ role in the everyday lives of Toyota’s Hispanic consumers.
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