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Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2018

Tue, 2018-09-04 07:00
PLANO, Texas (September 4, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same number of selling days in August 2018 compared to August 2017, sales were down 2.0 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) and volume basis. 
 

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

Fri, 2018-08-31 12:00
PLANO, Texas (August 31, 2018) — Coined as the largest Latin music festival in the Midwest featuring a lineup of multi-genre artists, Los Dells Festival returns to the Wisconsin Dells on September 1st and 2nd.  Joining the music-filled weekend, Toyota presents the Toyota Music Den stage with a variety of Latin acts sure to delight music enthusiasts.

2019 Lexus LC Full Press Kit

Fri, 2018-08-31 09:00

Sharper and More Refined Lexus Reimagines the 2019 RC Luxury Sport Coupe

Wed, 2018-08-29 20:00
TOKYO (August 30, 2018) – Lexus is proud to announce a new version of the RC luxury sports coupe, which is scheduled to make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Avalon vehicles

Wed, 2018-08-29 10:30
PLANO, Texas, August 29, 2018 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2012 model year Toyota Avalon vehicles. Approximately 19,400 vehicles are involved in the United States.

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

Mon, 2018-08-27 16:00
August 27, 2018, TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) today announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network.

16-Year-Old Takes Weekend Spotlight

Mon, 2018-08-27 14:00
While the NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed a rare weekend off, other stock-car racing was in action in Canada as well as the Midwest. Near St. Louis, 16-year-old Derek Kraus shined in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination event.

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

Thu, 2018-08-23 22:30
TOKYO (Aug. 24, 2018) – As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is supporting Para sports and contributing to creating a more inclusive society at the grassroots level, as well as through cooperation with The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee) and the broader business community in Japan. During the upcoming Paralympic Games, Toyota will encourage further interest in Para sports around the world while providing “Mobility for All” solutions.

The Lexus Inspiration Continues at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Thu, 2018-08-23 07:00
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  (August 23, 2018) —  Lexus will mark its 21st year as a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the introduction of two new concept vehicles: the LC Inspiration Series Concept and the UX 250h Concept. Revealed for the first time at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the concepts represent two very different takes on the future of luxury.

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

Wed, 2018-08-22 10:45
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (August 22, 2018) —The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) welcome Toyota team members and their families as they “Get Connected” in the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE). The AACVTE is the world’s largest connected vehicle test environment for the DSRC 5.9GHz V2X technology and operates throughout the city of Ann Arbor.  Led by UMTRI and its partners, the AACVTE builds on the existing deployment, established in 2012. 

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

Tue, 2018-08-21 12:00
PLANO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2018) – For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once.

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

Tue, 2018-08-21 08:50
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Toyota pledged $1 million to its long-time nonprofit partner SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to bring much-needed services to the community. Toyota has supported SBP since it began working to help families rebuild their homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has helped SBP make its operations more efficient by applying the principles from the Toyota Production System. With Toyota’s assistance, SBP has reduced the number of days it takes to build a house to 60 from 112.
 
What’s more, SBP has used TPS to train more than 21 nonprofits to be more efficient and effective in their work to help families recover in Southeast Texas. Improving the quality of life in the communities in which we do business is a major goal of Toyota’s philanthropy.
 

Toyota Drivers Battle at Bristol and Brainerd

Mon, 2018-08-20 11:45
Toyota drivers captured victories in ARCA and POWRi competition over the weekend, while battles took place in NASCAR at the Bristol Motor Speedway short track and the Countdown to the Championship picture continued to take formation as NHRA competed in Brainerd, Minnesota.

No 14 Lexus RC F GT3 Victorious at VIR

Mon, 2018-08-20 11:10
ALTON, Va. (August 20, 2018) – 3GT Racing drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli claimed their second victory of the season in the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 at Virginia International Raceway in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class. Baumann led the final 18 laps around the 17-turn, 3.27-mile Virginia road course to score the team’s second victory of the season and third podium finish.

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

Fri, 2018-08-17 13:15
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern California.

Toyota Launches First Multi-Model Campaign

Fri, 2018-08-17 10:50
PLANO, Texas (August 17, 2018) — Toyota’s newest campaign, supporting multiple models, begins airing this week featuring three new TV and digital spots: “Tough as Chuck” starring the one and only Chuck Norris, “Tag” and “So Beautiful.” Also recently launched and part of the multi-model campaign is “The Untameables.”

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in Virginia

Fri, 2018-08-17 09:10
ALTON, Va. (August 17, 2018) – The 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3s will compete at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Sunday in the second and final GT-only race of the 2018 season.

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

Wed, 2018-08-15 15:00
PONTOTOC, Miss. (August 15, 2018) — Fifty at-risk teens in Pontotoc County have brighter futures thanks to Helping Other People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Afterschool. Toyota Mississippi gifted Transforming Lives Ministries with $50,000 to launch the free 10-month after-school program, which will focus on life skills education.

Toyota Drivers Victorious in Drift and Trucks

Mon, 2018-08-13 15:30
Toyota drivers captured victories in Formula Drift, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League this weekend as Fredric Aasbø, Brett Moffitt and the father-son duo of CJ and Johnny Greaves continued to add to their win totals this season.

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