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Toyota Sienna Honored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Toyota Sienna Honored at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 26, 2015
Cambridge, Mass., May 26, 2015 – With up to 150 cubic feet of cargo space, the Toyota Sienna has plenty of room for storage. Which is good because it is acquiring a growing load of hardware – and awards can be bulky!
 
The 2015 Sienna took home the Best in Class Minivan Award at the fifth annual New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) Technology Conference, organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NEMPA.... more

Community Commitment: Toyota Hires Local Grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

Community Commitment: Toyota Hires Local Grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

May 19, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (May 19, 2015) – Two years ago Toyota Texas and Alamo Colleges invested in Bexar County’s future workforce. Today that collaboration started to pay big dividends.... more

Five U.S Cities Named 'Most Water Wise'

Five U.S Cities Named 'Most Water Wise'

May 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – Enough to fill 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.... more

R&D Breakthrough Sets Stage for More Efficient, Durable Fuel Cell Stacks

R&D Breakthrough Sets Stage for More Efficient, Durable Fuel Cell Stacks

May 18, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, May 18, 2015 -- A breakthrough in the real-time observation of fuel cell catalyst degradation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks.

Toyota Motor Corporation and Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) have developed a new observation technique that allows researchers to monitor the behavior of nanometer-sized particles of platinum during chemical reactions in fuel cells, so that the processes leading to reduced catalytic reactivity can be observed.... more

Move over Burton, Busch and Bowyer…the Engineers are in Town

Move over Burton, Busch and Bowyer…the Engineers are in Town

May 14, 2015
BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 14, 2015) – You can’t build great cars without great engineers, so Toyota is always on the hunt.

One of the best opportunities to do that? The Formula SAE competition held each spring at Michigan International Speedway.... more

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recalls

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recalls

May 13, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., May 13, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its recalls involving Takata air bag inflators. ... more

Toyota Flips the Switch to Sustainable Power at Yellowstone National Park

Toyota Flips the Switch to Sustainable Power at Yellowstone National Park

May 12, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (May 12, 2015) – The lights are on where the buffalo roam.

At the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, an innovative distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used Camry Hybrid battery packs is now online. The result: reliable, sustainable, zero emission power to the ranger station and education center for the first time since it was founded in 1907.
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Curb Your Distractions: High School Student from Chicago Wins Grand Prize in  Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Curb Your Distractions: High School Student from Chicago Wins Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

May 11, 2015
Silver Spring, Md. May 11, 2015 – When Chicago high school student Elijah Wilborn created his safe driving PSA, he left his phone, music and other distractions curbside – and picked up the grand prize in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

May 08, 2015
Toyota’s global net income jumped 19.2 percent during the 2015 fiscal year that ended March 31, 2015.
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Call for Creativity in Toyota i-Road R&D Project in Tokyo

Call for Creativity in Toyota i-Road R&D Project in Tokyo

May 07, 2015
Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2015 -- In July, Toyota will take the next step toward realizing the full potential of the i-Road ultra-compact EV concept by launching the Open Road Project in Tokyo. To encourage the practical, convenient and fun use of the i-Road on city streets, Toyota will seek creative input and feedback from both specialist companies and members of the public focusing on two key areas: finding convenient parking and encouraging customization.... more

Toyota Flexes RAV4 Muscle with New Rally America Series Entry

Toyota Flexes RAV4 Muscle with New Rally America Series Entry

May 06, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – Toyota unveiled its RAV4 rally car at the Monster Energy Supercross Championship finale this weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Ryan Millen, who won the 2014 Baja 1000 in a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, will drive the RAV4 rally vehicle at various rally races including some of the 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class season. The muscled-up RAV4 was unveiled live between races to all in attendance and was on display in the pits throughout the event.... more

Toyota Mirai: Coming This Fall to Showrooms Near…?

Toyota Mirai: Coming This Fall to Showrooms Near…?

May 06, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – Want a Mirai? All those in favor, say aye! California trailblazers waiting to get behind the wheel of Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the Mirai, now have a destination for pick up and pre-order. ... more

Toyota Sienna Named Best 3-Row Vehicle for Families

Toyota Sienna Named Best 3-Row Vehicle for Families

May 05, 2015
Atlanta, Ga., May 5, 2015 -- Parents love the new Sienna minivan for its upscale style and features, comfort and safety. Kids enjoy the 16.4-inch widescreen entertainment center. But auto writers are a much tougher group to please.

As it turns out, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) finds the Sienna to be quite pleasing as well.... more

April 2015 Sales Conference Notes

April 2015 Sales Conference Notes

May 01, 2015
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review April 2015 sales.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 1.8 Percent April Sales Increase

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 1.8 Percent April Sales Increase

May 01, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2015 sales of 203,329 units, an increase of 1.8 percent from April 2014 on a volume basis.  With the same amount of selling days in April 2015 and April 2014, sales were up 1.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

April 2015 Sales Chart

April 2015 Sales Chart

May 01, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 1.8 Percent Increase in April

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 1.8 Percent Increase in April

May 01, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total April 2015 sales results of 203,329 units, an increase of 1.8 percent from April 2014 on a volume basis.... more

Hamlin Earns Toyota's 100th NXS Victory

Hamlin Earns Toyota's 100th NXS Victory

April 27, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. (April 27, 2015) -- Camry driver Denny Hamlin visited victory lane in the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night to give Toyota its 100th victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
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Focus on the Future: Kentucky, Toyota Expand Early Childhood Academies

Focus on the Future: Kentucky, Toyota Expand Early Childhood Academies

April 24, 2015
Frankfort, Ky. (April 24, 2015) – Preparing parents helps prepare students…which leads to a prepared workforce.
 
Today half of the children in Kentucky arrive at kindergarten unprepared. The United Way Born Learning Academies meet a critical need in Kentucky communities: helping parents turn everyday moments into learning opportunities to help prepare their kids for kindergarten and beyond.... more

Toyota Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for Eighth Year in a Row

Toyota Named One of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for Eighth Year in a Row

April 24, 2015
PLANO, Texas. (April 24, 2015) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity® in 2015, marking the company’s ninth appearance on the list since 2006. Toyota, the only automaker in the Top 50, placed at number 36 of over 1,600 companies who took the DiversityInc survey this year. Toyota moved up two spots over 2014, reflecting strong corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives, such as increased participation in cross-cultural mentoring programs and employee resource groups.... more

Toyota Mirai Takes to the Track

Toyota Mirai Takes to the Track

April 23, 2015
RICHMOND, VA. (April 23, 2015) – Toyota today announced the 2016 Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, April 25.... more

Fueled by Bullsh*t

Fueled by Bullsh*t

April 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 22, 2015) – Sometimes reality stinks. Toyota has tapped award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to show how calling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles “bullsh*t” isn’t far from the truth.    

“Fueled by Bullsh*t” is the first online video in a multi-part “Fueled by Everything” series aimed to educate a broad audience about the innovative ways hydrogen fuel can be made from renewable sources. Spurlock directed the 3-minute piece which features a dairy farmer and mechanical engineer as they follow cow manure  from a mooing supply source to its ultimate use in powering the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai.... more

New Series of Documentary Shorts from Toyota TeenDrive365 Explores the Emotional Rite of Passage When a Teen Receives Their Driver’s License

New Series of Documentary Shorts from Toyota TeenDrive365 Explores the Emotional Rite of Passage When a Teen Receives Their Driver’s License

April 22, 2015
NEW YORK (April 22, 2015) – Excitement. Fear. Loss of Control. Pride. Every parent of a teenager can relate to the rollercoaster of emotions that occurs when their child receives their driver’s license.
 
In a new series of documentary shorts, Toyota has partnered with three award-winning Getty Images Reportage photojournalists to explore this major rite of passage through the experiences of three families in Los Angeles, Boston and St. Petersburg, Fla. The series is part of TeenDrive365, Toyota’s comprehensive teen safety initiative that helps parents and teens become safer drivers together. You can watch the videos at www.TeenDrive365.com.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

April 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 20, 2015) –The Toyota USA Foundation announced $1.9 million in grants to K-12 educational programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and serve diverse communities.... more

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

April 16, 2015
Silver Spring, MD (April 16, 2015) – Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing. Just ask the teen filmmakers who entered Toyota and Discovery Education’s Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.... more

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