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HOUGHTON, Mich. (October 24, 2017) – When Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) R&D Executive Vice President Shinichi Yasui learned that a group of engineers, technicians and other Toyota team members compete in Rally America competitions, he was intrigued. When he found out they were racing in a Corolla iM, for which he had been chief engineer, he decided this was something he needed to see for himself. So, he and two other R&D executives accompanied the Toyota R&D Rally Team to the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last weekend. The Rally America event, which takes place among the woods and wildflowers along U.S. 41, is among the most challenging events on the rally schedule.
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 24, 2017) — When a Super Hero is your muse, the results can be amazing. And Lexus is proving just that with two new vehicles inspired by its team-up with Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”—a 2018 LC Inspiration Series production car and a concept coupe dubbed the Black Panther Inspired LC. As previously announced, Lexus and Marvel have collaborated to pair the 2018 Lexus LC 500 with Marvel’s dynamic Black Panther character in the highly anticipated film, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” in U.S. theaters February 16, 2018.
Camry driver Truex captured another Playoff victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday – marking Truex’s fourth-consecutive victory on 1.5-mile tracks, which sets a new NASCAR record.
Martin Truex Jr. captured his seventh victory of 2017 in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Kansas Speedway. With his victory at Kansas, Truex became the first driver in NASCAR’s history to win five consecutive 1.5-mile races dating back to the spring Kansas race weekend.
Kansas Speedway will host the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend as the Cup Playoff field is cut to eight drivers.
Toyota Motor Corporation issued a statement and provided an update regarding its investigation into the impact of Kobe Steel’s recent announcements on improper conduct related to materials used in vehicle bodies, specifically for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The ongoing, initial phase of investigation has been focused on aluminum plates based on the information received from Kobe Steel on October 8, 2017. Toyota has confirmed that the affected aluminum plates were used in the construction of hoods, rear hatch, and front door hinge components of certain vehicles.
PLANO, Texas, October 19, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent California wildfires. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas and follows the company’s recent payment relief programs for customers affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria.
PLANO, Texas, October 19, 2017 — After a grueling but stunningly successful American Rally Association championship-winning season, the Rally RAV4 and team now prepare for the final race of the season, the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) on October 21-22 in Houghton, Michigan.
DALLAS (Oct. 18, 2017) – For the second year in a row, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro conquered the competition and drove off the ranch with the title of Mid-size Pickup Truck of Texas at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) Truck Rodeo.
PLANO, Texas, October 18, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna vehicles in the U.S. Approximately 310,000 vehicles are involved.
Plano, Texas, October 18, 2017 — The Toyota Rally RAV4 continued its dominating 2017 season performance this weekend with an overall win at the Prescott Rally in Prescott, Arizona. Driver Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino took the Rally RAV4 to victory in the NASA Rally Sport National Championship for the third straight year.
VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 – VH1 Save The Music Foundation honored entertainment icon Queen Latifah as part of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala for her contributions to the world of music and commitment to providing low-income students with opportunities to pursue an education. A Newark native, Queen Latifah and the Foundation had recently announced a 5-year, $5 million project to rebuild music in 38 schools in the city. At the Gala, the Foundation also presented Steve Aoki with the Music Innovator Award for his impact on the music industry, his leadership as a philanthropist through the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, and role as an outspoken advocate for music education. Toyota, which served as an event sponsor, presented DJ Khaled with the #ToyotaGiving Award for his role as a champion for music programs in schools and involvement as national spokesperson for VH1 Save The Music sister organization GET SCHOOLED.
Silver Spring, Md. (October 16, 2017) - Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. A short video that promotes safe driving habits might be all that it takes to become aware of dangerous driving situations. That is why Toyota and Discovery Education launched the 2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.
Camry driver Denny Hamlin had the top-finishing Toyota entry in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday with a sixth-place result, while rookie Gray Gaulding finished a career-best ninth.
ATHENS, Greece, October 16, 2017 - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched “Start Your Impossible” – a global corporate initiative that aims to inspire Toyota employees, partners, and customers and connect them with the company’s core beliefs. In an age of accelerating technological and environmental developments, “Start Your Impossible” marks Toyota’s commitment to support the creation of a more inclusive and sustainable society in which everyone can challenge their impossible.
PLANO, Texas (October 13, 2017) – “After you graduate, we would like you to go to work in a factory,” said no parents, ever. Dispelling the lingering perception that careers in manufacturing are dark, dirty and dangerous has been the mission of the National Manufacturing Association’s Manufacturing Day since 2012.
In NASCAR action, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will compete at treacherous Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama over the weekend.
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 12, 2017) - If you see a big-rig driving around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that seems oddly quiet and quick, do not be alarmed! It’s just the future.