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DETROIT (May 30, 2018) – The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry garnered another significant industry award today, as Wards recognized America’s best-selling passenger car on its 10 Best Interiors list for 2018. Toyota received the commemorative award at the Wards Auto Interiors Conference at Detroit’s Cobo Center.
Camry driver Kyle Busch used a dominant performance to capture victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ longest race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday and set a new NASCAR record in the process.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 22, 2018) To educate their peers on the dangers of distracted driving, high school seniors Kirklin “Mack” Hopkins (17) and Kellen Stadler (18) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, send a clear message: A single second can have life-long consequences. Their poignant video, titled “It’s Not Fine,” is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national driver safety public service announcement competition, using the tools of storytelling to get through to young drivers.
PLANO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – David Christ (pronounced “Crist”) has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of U.S. Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations. Christ will report to Bill Fay, senior vice president, automotive operations.
Toyota driver Zane Smith continued the manufacturer’s ARCA Racing Series winning ways, while Daniel Suárez finished runner-up in NASCAR’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to lead Toyota Racing over the weekend.
PLANO, Texas (May 18, 2018) – Smart money probably wouldn’t have been on a Camry vs a Corvette in the 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America Saturday, May 5-12. However, by the end of the eight-day, 3,675-mile test of man and machine, three teams of Toyota engineers collected trophies for first and second place in the alternate fuel class; third place in the economy class; and third place in the mid-priced sedan class. The Camry’s overall standings in the field of more than 70 cars placed them ahead of several Corvettes, Camaros and BMWs.
SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2018) – Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.
Toyota Racing drivers finished second or better in every racing series entered over the weekend – including a pair of wins in both POWRi and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition, as well as a triumph in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, May 9, 2018—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2018) – Toyota, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $150,000 in grants to eleven K-12 schools in Central Kentucky to help prepare students for the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.
Toyota drivers swept the podium on both nights of POWRi competition over the weekend, while Daniel Suárez tied a career-best third-place finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 7, 2018) — 3GT Racing drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli were victorious behind the wheel of the No. 14 Lexus at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to earn the first GTD class win for the RC F GT3 in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition.
PLANO, Texas (May 4, 2018)— Although it’s been the best-selling car in the U.S. for 16 consecutive years, the Camry has long been criticized as a plain vanilla, grocery-getter. The 2018 model year has done much to dispel those misconceptions on design alone. However, three teams of engineers from Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Indiana, and West Virginia and its Production Engineering & Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, plan to alter those impressions even further by putting three trim levels of the re-designed Camry (XSE, SE and hybrid) through their paces in the 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America May 5 - 12. The teams will also campaign a 2017 Prius, the number one selling hybrid vehicle in America, which suffers similar criticism as just an eco-friendly, commuter car.
OTTAWA LAKE, Mich. (May 3, 2018) – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. When it becomes operational this October, the new site will be used exclusively by TRI to safely replicate demanding “edge case” driving scenarios, too dangerous to perform on public roads.
NEW YORK (May 3, 2018) – Embracing diversity in the workforce and ensuring inclusivity have grown to become significant advantages for top-performing companies across the country. Studies have shown such companies have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders, are more productive and innovative.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 2, 2018) – Lexus and 3GT Racing will compete at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend in the first sprint race of the season for the GTD class. Sunday’s IMSA race marks the return of sports car racing to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2013, and is also the debut of the Lexus RC F GT3 at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Ohio road course.
MONTEREY, Calif., May 1, 2018 — Lexus race fans will now experience amazing as the County of Monterey announced today the addition of Lexus as its official luxury vehicle at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (WRLS).
PLANO, Texas (May 1, 2018) — Lexus announced today a new national marketing campaign to prove that choosing a hybrid doesn’t mean making compromises. Coined “Fast as h,” the marketing campaign showcases the full hybrid lineup’s impressive performance and new lower pricing.