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Paving the Way: Toyota’s First Hispanic Woman Direct Tier I Supplier Calls Opportunity Exchange 'Key to Growth'

Paving the Way: Toyota’s First Hispanic Woman Direct Tier I Supplier Calls Opportunity Exchange 'Key to Growth'

September 30, 2014
This story is about the road taken.  Rosa Santana is the first Hispanic woman to own a business serving as a direct Tier I supplier to Toyota. And her path was paved by the automaker’s Opportunity Exchange – an annual two-day event that provides minority-owned businesses the chance to network with direct suppliers.... more

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Rear Leaf Springs

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Rear Leaf Springs

September 29, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 690,000  Model Year 2005-2011 Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks.... more

Gulf States Toyota Unveils the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition

Gulf States Toyota Unveils the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition

September 25, 2014
HOUSTON (Sept. 25, 2014) – Gulf States Toyota introduced the new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition today at the 2014 State Fair of Texas. This marks the first retail vehicle collaboration between Toyota and Bass Pro Shops, the nation's premier outdoor retailer.

With the capability to handle a tough trail or provide a comfortable ride, the new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition is equipped for all your outdoor adventures. The vehicle, available exclusively in Silver, features a 4x4 CrewMax SR5 configuration, which offers extra space for outdoor gear while providing first-class comfort for family and friends. It offers the same power and capability the Tundra is famous for with a rugged drive train powered by a 381 horsepower 5.7L i-Force V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. It also includes a tow package that allows drivers to confidently take a boat, ATV or UTV along on the journey. With top braking technology and Toyota’s Star Safety System, the Tundra is built with safety in mind.... more

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

September 25, 2014
DETROIT (Sept. 25, 2014) – American cities are dramatically changing and face many challenges. How can they address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology?
 
Next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota is co-founder of the event and has been the presenting sponsor since its inception in 2007.
 
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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Third Diversity & Inclusion Bond; Promotes Diversity on Wall Street

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Third Diversity & Inclusion Bond; Promotes Diversity on Wall Street

September 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 23, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Diversity & Inclusion Bond in the amount of $350 million. Enabling diversity firms to strengthen their experience working on high profile deals, this Diversity & Inclusion Bond not only serves as an integral component of Toyota’s comprehensive funding program, but also enhances Toyota’s platform for diversity by placing a spotlight on high-quality Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) certified firms.... more

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

September 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Robotics competitions in Detroit that inspire students from low-income families to explore engineering. An outdoor learning lab on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that encourages Lakota students to pursue degrees in the environmental sciences.  Mobile workshops across New York state that engage young people from diverse backgrounds in STEM careers.  These are just some of the innovative education programs that the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation will support with its 2014 grants, which total more than $5 million.  ... more

New Toyota  C-HR Concept

New Toyota C-HR Concept

September 22, 2014
Brussels, Belgium (Sept. 22, 2014) -  The TOYOTA C-HR Concept introduces an expressive new, diamond architecture styling theme to the segment. Below a compact, sensual cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to represent the facetted surfaces of a highly-durable, precision-cut gemstone.... more

Toyota Announces Return of Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Announces Return of Dream Car Art Contest

September 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 22, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announces the U.S. launch of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in the automotive industry. Across the nation, youth, ages 4-15, are invited to create and submit a drawing of their idea of a “Dream Car” during September 22 through December 13, 2014. Full contest details, along with official entry forms, are available online at http://www.TFSintheCommunity.com.... more

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

September 22, 2014
Blue Springs, Miss. (Sept. 22, 2014) – What can 1700 hands and 850 hearts accomplish on a Saturday? In Mississippi, they can create a brand new community park and revitalize two other popular local public green spaces in the span of just a few hours. ... more

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

September 22, 2014
Princeton, Ind. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Enhancements to the Bicentennial Park, landscaping a pocket park in Downtown Princeton and upgrades at Lafayette Park will all be made possible by Toyota Indiana’s $27,000 donation to the City of Princeton. The donation will commemorate Princeton’s Bicentennial celebration.... more

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

September 19, 2014
SEATTLE (Sept. 19, 2014) – Toyota was honored on Sept. 18 as the recipient of UW Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the company’s commitment to supporting Harborview Medical Center, one of UW Medicine’s world-class teaching hospitals. Over the past eight years, Toyota has donated $875,000 to UW Medicine to assist Harborview in their mission to provide a superior level of care to their patients.... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Lexus RX Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Lexus RX Vehicles

September 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., September 18, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 20,000 Model Year 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Model Year 2015 Lexus RX vehicles equipped with the 2GR-FE engine.... more

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

September 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Parks (and other public lands) do their part. They provide a safe place for native flora and fauna. They help keep air and water clean. They provide a laboratory for environmental learning.  So the time has come: ask not what your park can do for you but what you can do for your park.
 
The answer? Participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.... more

Toyota Names Scott C. Vazin as Vice President, Corporate and Regional Communications

Toyota Names Scott C. Vazin as Vice President, Corporate and Regional Communications

September 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) --  Toyota’s North American reinvention got another boost today as the company announced the appointment of Scott C. Vazin as vice president of corporate and regional communications, effective Sept. 22, 2014.
 
“I’m delighted that Scott Vazin will join Toyota, bringing along his creative talents and competitive portfolio of skills,” said Julie Hamp, group vice president and chief communications officer for Toyota North America.  “In Scott, we’re getting a proven performer with broad experience in corporate, product, financial, employee and regional communications, as well as marketing and brand development on a global basis.”... more

Toyota FT-1 'Vision GT' Car Available for Download in Gran Turismo® 6

Toyota FT-1 'Vision GT' Car Available for Download in Gran Turismo® 6

September 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Rev up those virtual engines. Toyota’s stunning FT-1 sports car concept takes the track again inside Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), the latest iteration of the best-selling racing franchise exclusively on PlayStation®3. A high-powered version of the Toyota FT-1, called “Vision GT,” is available now for download.... more

The Plano Plan: Toyota to Work with JLL to Oversee Development of New Headquarters

The Plano Plan: Toyota to Work with JLL to Oversee Development of New Headquarters

September 16, 2014
DALLAS (Sept. 16, 2014) – First they helped the world’s largest automaker find the place; now they’ll help with the space.... more

A New Type of Urban Mobility Project Launches in Grenoble, France

A New Type of Urban Mobility Project Launches in Grenoble, France

September 12, 2014
Grenoble, 12 September 2014 -- The clean city of tomorrow will see personal electric mobility harmoniously connected to public transport system... more

Toyota Welcomes Two New On-Site Suppliers to Its Team

Toyota Welcomes Two New On-Site Suppliers to Its Team

September 12, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 12, 2014) – Bienvenidos! Welcome!  Yokoso!

Toyota today introduced Forma Automotive LLC and ASI to its team of on-site suppliers as a result of continued high truck demand, solidifying Team Texas’s long-term commitment to the city’s South Side.  ... more

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2014) – What’s the greatest influence on how teens drive?  According to research, it’s mom and dad. That’s why Toyota is committed to offering free teen driver safety clinics that bring the whole family together to learn about safety behind the wheel.  ... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Tundra Vehicles

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Tundra Vehicles

September 11, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., September 11, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. will conduct a recall of approximately 130,000 Model Year 2014 Tundra Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab vehicles.... more

Make Something New with Toyota Urban Utility Concept Car

Make Something New with Toyota Urban Utility Concept Car

September 10, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 10, 2014) – The do-it-yourself movement is transforming cities with invention-focused Maker Faire events, growing entrepreneurship, and a new Toyota concept to fit these trends. Inspired by a growing innovative spirit in urban areas, Toyota revealed today the Urban Utility concept vehicle – or U2 – at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco. Vehicle elements reflect the lifestyle and needs of an entrepreneurial, urban driver discovered through interviews with Maker Faire participants and internal Toyota market research.... more

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

September 10, 2014
New York, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 - What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong?  The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.... more

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

September 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. -  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley has partnered with Toyota Indiana to give children in Gibson County the opportunity to have a long-lasting relationship with a mentor. The mentoring program will offer North Gibson School Corporation students a chance to have one-on-one mentoring sessions during the school day.... more

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

September 08, 2014
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter talks about safety technology and announces the winner of a 2015 Camry at the 2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo in San Diego, Sept. 6, 2014.... more

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

September 04, 2014
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2014) – Today Toyota joins renowned innovators, experts and influencers for AARP’s first-ever Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center on Sept.  4-6, 2014.  This new event format provides a platform for 10,000 50-plus Americans to discuss focused program themes, including Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation, Money & Work and Lifestyle & Travel.  ... more

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