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Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota 4D Engineering Theater

Mon, 2017-05-22 10:30
DETROIT, May 22, 2017 – Today, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) unveiled the new Toyota 4D Engineering Theater (TET). The theater is designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. Through exciting programs and engaging films, the TET will showcase the fun and dynamic world of STEM and provide a resource for future generations of STEM professionals.  

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:30
San Antonio, Texas – May 22, 2017 – Toyota USA Foundation awarded Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) a $1.7 million grant to help prepare students for high-demand, high-growth occupations in the region by expanding education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact's National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

Mon, 2017-05-22 06:00
Plano, TX (May 22, 2017) – Earlier this year, a team of students at Georgia Tech realized that there was a critical gap in transportation services for people who use wheelchairs – and they wondered if the solution could be in the palm of their hands.

Toyota Takes Commanding Championship Lead After Olympus Win

Thu, 2017-05-18 08:00
Torrance, Calif., May 17, 2017— The Rally RAV4 piloted by Ryan Millen won the 2WD class at the Olympus Rally for the second straight year, this time by a final margin of victory of well over seven minutes.

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Tue, 2017-05-16 09:15
Plano, Texas and Florence, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next-generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Tue, 2017-05-16 09:15
Plano, Texas and Florence, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next-generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).

Lexus Drives away with Performance Coupe Award from the Texas Auto Writers Association

Fri, 2017-05-12 07:00
AUSTIN, Texas (May 9, 2017) — The all-new 2018 LC 500h has been named the “Performance Coupe of Texas” by journalists of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) at the 2017 Auto Roundup. The event was held May 6-8 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based 'On the Road Lending' to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

Wed, 2017-05-10 09:50
PLANO, Texas, May. 10, 2017 —  In an effort to extend mobility to underserved populations, Toyota is pleased to announce a partnership with Dallas-based On the Road Lending, an organization that provides vehicle selection assistance, low-interest auto loans and long-term financial mentoring to low-income individuals. 

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

Wed, 2017-05-10 00:00
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017.

Toyota RAV4 Looks to Continue Hot Start at Olympus

Tue, 2017-05-09 16:45
Torrance, Calif., May 9, 2017— Ryan Millen and the 2017 Rally RAV4 head to the Olympus Rally with plenty of momentum, thanks to back-to-back 2WD Class wins to start the American Rally Association’s six race season. Millen can put his championship rivals under extreme pressure by making it three-for-three on the year at Olympus, an event Millen’s father, Rod, won four times in five years in the early 1980s.  Ryan is looking to repeat, having won Olympus last year as well.

Toyota C-HR Stirs Up Night of Mischief at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Mon, 2017-05-08 16:30
LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2017 – This year’s newly reimagined MTV Movie & TV Awards culminated with the ultimate After-Party, recreating interactive fairytale scenes from the new Toyota C-HR campaign amidst a star-studded gathering of winners, nominees, presenters, performers and merrymakers at the Shrine Expo. Guests wore mischievous masquerade masks and journeyed through living art installations-turned-photo booths, inspired by Toyota C-HR’s whimsical TV spots. Cult videographer Rory Kramer captured roaming merriment throughout the event, while superstar DJ Steve Aoki headlined from 8-10 p.m.

Popular 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover Receives Added Value With New Pricing

Mon, 2017-05-08 15:55
TORRANCE, Calif., May 8, 2017 - - Priced to please.  The wildly popular 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover just got better with new value-driven pricing that lowers the base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) up to 5.0 percent on select gas models. 

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

Mon, 2017-05-08 14:26
FORT WORTH, Texas (May, 8, 2017) – With total new vehicle sales in the U.S. topping $995 billion, dealerships with more than 300 million repair orders, and with service and parts sales of nearly $110 billion, the demand for talented and qualified automotive technicians continues to increase. To address this growing need, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) announced today at an event that they are partnering with Tarrant County College (TCC) to bring state-of-the-art automotive training through the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) to Fort Worth. The program will start with a cohort of 22 students and is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018.

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Claims "World's Fastest SUV" Title

Fri, 2017-05-05 07:00
Torrance, Calif., May 5, 2017— Land Cruiser, Toyota’s iconic go-anywhere four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle, has earned myriad accolades and records over the 60-plus years it’s been in production. And now, among them: the title of “World’s Fastest SUV” thanks to a record speed of over 230 mph, attained by the custom 2,000-horsepower Land Speed Cruiser. 

Toyota celebrates 40 Years of research and development in North America with the official opening of the expanded R&D centers in Michigan

Thu, 2017-05-04 11:30
York Township, Mich. (May 4, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its North American research and development operations alongside an important milestone today, as the company officially opened its expanded Toyota Motor North American Research & Development (TMNA R&D) Purchasing and Prototype Development centers in York Township, Michigan.  

Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown – Circuit of The Americas – May 4-6, 2017

Wed, 2017-05-03 14:00
A Look at Long Beach ... Lexus and 3GT Racing recorded a season-best result of sixth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Long Beach last month, and both Lexus RC F GT3s ran among the top-10 during much of the race.  Teammates Sage Karam and Scott Pruett started at the back of the field after a practice incident damaged the No. 14 Lexus and they were able to work their way back to the team’s first top-10 result of the season. The No. 15 Lexus started the race second in the GTD class and Jack Hawksworth led five laps behind the wheel of the RC F GT3 midway through the race before turning over driver duties to teammate Robert Alon. Alon ran among the top-six during before being involved in a last-lap accident and the No. 15 Lexus finished 11th in the GTD class. 

It's a New Era of Lexus Performance and Design

Tue, 2017-05-02 10:00
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 2, 2017)—To launch the first-ever 2018 Lexus LC—a vehicle that signals a new era of Lexus performance and design—the brand has developed a comprehensive marketing campaign as powerful and innovative as the new flagship coupe. Originally a concept vehicle, Lexus stunned many when the LC debuted in 2016 as a production model that so closely echoed the design concept’s dynamic styling. The fully integrated campaign illustrates unique stories of the luxury coupe, a vehicle that Lexus’ Master Driver Akio Toyoda himself said was designed and engineered to be anything but boring.

Toyota Motor North America Reports April 2017 Sales

Tue, 2017-05-02 07:40
PLANO, Texas (May 2, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. April 2017 sales of 201,926 units, a decrease of 4.4 percent from April 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in April 2017 compared to April 2016, sales were down 0.7 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  

April 2017 Sales Chart

Tue, 2017-05-02 07:37

Driv'n and "Stayin' Alive": High School Students from Memphis, TN-Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Mon, 2017-05-01 07:00
Silver Spring, MD (May 1, 2017) – Just got your driver’s license? Can’t wait to floor it? Wait — two Memphis-area teens have a grand-prize winning video message about how to “Stay Alive While You Drive.”  High school sophomores Emi Otsuki (age 15) and Summer Knowles (age 14) sung all the right safety notes with a PSA tune to warn their driving-age peers about the dangers of distracted driving. Today Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Faith Heritage Christian Academy students in Millington, Tennessee won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video “Stay Alive While You Drive.”  View their video here.

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