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Lexus RX Drivers Now Have the Power of Three (Rows)

Wed, 2017-11-29 10:15
LOS ANGELES – Nov. 29, 2017 – Families will now be able to enjoy more space with their luxury utility vehicle thanks to the new three-row Lexus RX L models. The RX created the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago and has reigned supreme as the most popular luxury utility vehicle on the market. The 2018 RX 350L and RX 450hL models retain their stylish figures, but now offer the choice of six or seven-passenger capability.

Toyota Expanding its Industry-Leading Safety Technology Package with Second Generation Toyota Safety Sense™

Tue, 2017-11-28 18:00
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 28, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) today announced that the second generation of its Toyota Safety Sense™(TSS) package of active safety features will begin rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018. The updated safety package will add new technologies and capabilities that enhance protection for drivers, passengers, and others who share the road, while helping to provide peace of mind in even more driving situations.

Toyota Announces Executive, Organizational and Personnel Changes

Mon, 2017-11-27 16:00
TOKYO, Nov. 28, 2017—Today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced its plans to change its executive lineup and revise its organizational structure in January 2018 to further strengthen cooperation among companies of the Toyota Group and boost business innovation.

Turning Euros Green: Toyota Financial Services Issues First Euro-Denominated Green Bond Allocated Specifically to the Sales of Low-Emission Vehicles

Tue, 2017-11-21 06:00
Plano, Texas, Nov. 21, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first-ever euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its industry-leading commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles. The €600 million bond will be used to fund the acquisition of new retail finance contracts and beneficial interests in lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific clean air criteria, including powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions. There are currently nine vehicles in the Toyota and Lexus lineup that qualify. 

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Mon, 2017-11-20 20:30
Toyota City, Japan, Nov. 21, 2017 – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.

Camry Driver Martin Truex Jr. Wins NASCAR Cup Series Driver's Championship

Sun, 2017-11-19 18:00
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2017) – Toyota Camry driver Martin Truex Jr. won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) driver’s championship with a victory in the season finale at Homestead-Miami speedway Sunday evening. Truex led 78 laps in the finale to take the checkered flag on the 1.5-mile track to win his first MENCS title.

Titles to be Decided in NASCAR, USAC

Fri, 2017-11-17 06:00
HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov.17, 2017—A pair of Camry drivers are set to compete in the MENCS Championship 4, the field of four drivers competing to win the driver’s championship. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. enter the finale on the momentum of Toyota winning seven-of-nine Playoff races leading to Homestead.

Team Toyota Proves the Impossible is Possible

Thu, 2017-11-16 05:00
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017—Imagine a world where mobility is no guarantee. Where getting to the grocery store or rising out of bed is not taken for granted. Team USA athletes Amy Purdy and J.R Celski know this world. And so do Alana Nichols, Torin Yater-Wallace and many others.

Toyota Premieres Powerful First Olympic and Paralympic Television Commercial as it Transitions from an Automobile to Mobility Company

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:03
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017—Toyota’s television commercial “Mobility For All” will air for the first time on television in the U.S. tonight on NBCSN during the Winter Olympic Trials with an Olympic and Paralympic message that delivers hope and breaks new ground for Toyota as it evolves from an automobile company to mobility company.

All the Ingredients for Your Next Adventure

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:00
Toyota will premiere the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) at 9:00 am PT, Thursday, November 30, during the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special Olympics

Thu, 2017-11-16 03:00
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Nov. 16, 2017—Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global Partner.

The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

Wed, 2017-11-15 20:59
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2017 -  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million-dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.

Toyota Recalls Certain C-HR and Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Wed, 2017-11-15 09:30
PLANO, Texas, November 15, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting separate safety recalls in the U.S. of approximately 28,600 Model Year 2018 C-HR vehicles and approximately 39,900 Model Year 2012 - 2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles.

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center to Study Societal Acceptance of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

Wed, 2017-11-15 08:00
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced five new research projects focused on better understanding how drivers use and respond to advanced vehicle technologies, including automated driver assistance systems. The new projects, undertaken in partnership with five U.S. research institutions, will launch as part of CSRC Next, the Center’s new five-year program designed to support and inform a safe transition to future mobility.

The Power of Three: All-new 3-row Lexus RXL to Debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:00
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2017 – How can the top-selling Lexus RX get even better? Make more of it. The all-new 2018 RX 350L, now featuring three rows, will make its World Premiere at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The hybrid model, the RX 450hL, will also be announced. The RX that paved the way for the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago will retain its stylish figure while also providing more flexibility for passengers.

Toyota Financial Services Announces Partnership with Launch Mobility

Wed, 2017-11-15 05:00
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 15, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has announced a partnership with Launch Mobility, a developer of shared mobility solutions. Both companies recognize the growing importance of mobility services and offer distinctive capabilities to address market needs. Together, TFS and Launch Mobility intend to develop a product that will make previously leased vehicles available for short-term rentals to rideshare drivers. The companies will be able to draw upon an array of resources across the Toyota organization:

Toyota Drivers Advance in Playoffs, Manufacturer Titles Within Reach Following Phoenix

Mon, 2017-11-13 10:20
AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2017 - Toyota is within reach of two manufacturer titles going into the NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway where four Toyota drivers are set to compete for their respective championships following racing action in Phoenix over the weekend. Toyota NHRA drivers also closed out their season over the weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Pomona, California.

Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

Sun, 2017-11-12 21:00
BONN, Germany, Nov. 13, 2017 -- As global leaders gathered at COP 23 in Bonn, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch the first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey. In addition to being a key pillar in of the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to develop US$2.5 tn of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.

Kenseth Takes Toyota to Victory Lane in Phoenix NASCAR

Sat, 2017-11-11 21:00
Camry driver Matt Kenseth retook the lead in the waning laps at Phoenix Raceway to claim a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in the penultimate event of 2017 as he prepares to step away from racing.

Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

Thu, 2017-11-09 12:00
DETROIT (Nov. 9, 2017) – At Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit today, the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange brought together minority, and women-owned businesses and representatives from Tier 1 suppliers to network, help foster relationships and strengthen the automotive supplier base.

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