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Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:03
PLANO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – Just a year after its launch, Toyota Connected is planning to double its headcount and expand its office space at the Legacy West Urban Village, adjacent to Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters.

Toyota Recalls Certain Tacoma Vehicles

Thu, 2017-04-27 10:30
PLANO, Texas, April 27, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the U.S. Approximately 228,000 vehicles are involved.

2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Adds Sporty Styling Enhancements and Convenience Features at Value Pricing

Wed, 2017-04-26 17:15
TORRANCE, Calif. April 26, 2017 - - Toyota today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2018 Yaris hatchback. 

Millen and Toyota RAV4 Win Oregon Trail Rally for Second Consecutive Year

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:00
Torrance, Calif., (April 26, 2017) — Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE repeated last year’s 2WD Class victory at the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Oregon this past weekend, winning by nearly a minute. The victory was the result of a nearly perfect execution of an aggressive, multi-faceted, and detail-oriented plan of attack for what the team expected to be the most challenging event of the season.

Toyota Inducted Into The Advertising Hall of Fame

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:10
NEW YORK (April 26, 2017) – Last night Toyota was honored by the American Advertising Federation as the 2017 corporate inductee during the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Gala Dinner, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Toyota and Net Impact Announce Finalists of Next Generation Mobility Challenge

Mon, 2017-04-24 06:00
PLANO, Texas [April 24, 2017] — When many people think about students focused on “going places,” they may think of exciting jobs, prestigious fellowships or adventurous travel. But the nearly 600 students who took part in the second Next Generation Mobility Challenge had a different idea. 

Changing the Game: Toyota Employees Earn National 'Women in Manufacturing' Award

Fri, 2017-04-21 12:00
GEORGETOWN, Ky.  (April 21, 2017) – At a reception in Washington, D.C., Thursday, The Manufacturing Institute recognized 130 recipients of the Women in Manufacturing  STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award, including two women from Toyota.
 

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Wed, 2017-04-19 08:00
LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2017)— Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions.  Toyota is working to make this vision a reality.     

Refreshed 2018 Lexus NX Bows in Shanghai with a Sharper Look, Enhanced Performance

Tue, 2017-04-18 20:05
SHANGHAI – April 19, 2017 – When the Lexus NX was introduced in 2014, it offered crossover-luxury-vehicle customers exactly what they had long been desiring: a stylish and spacious compact with exciting driving dynamics and excellent fuel efficiency. But not even Lexus could have predicted that it would become a worldwide sensation, outperforming sales forecasts in every one of its markets around the world—including North America, Europe and China. For the 2018 model, Lexus intends to keep the proverbial wheel rolling with a refreshed model introduced today at the Shanghai Motor Show.

RAV4 Prepares for Intense Battle at the Oregon Trail

Tue, 2017-04-18 17:30
Torrance, Calif., April 18, 2017— Rally RAV4 driver Ryan Millen looks to extend his points lead in the American Rally Association’s 2WD Class in this weekend’s high-octane Oregon Trail Rally, which promises to be among the fastest events on the calendar.

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

Tue, 2017-04-18 08:00
Torrance, Calif., April 18, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will donate instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago and New Orleans. Toyota is committed to continuing its support in 2017 to once again bring music education to deserving schools.

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

Mon, 2017-04-17 14:30
NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 – In 2012, Sgt. Joe Mille lost his right leg to a roadside bomb during the final month of his deployment to South Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was a rifleman and team leader for the Army. But he hasn’t let the injury keep him down. After enduring a rigorous, 15-month stint of rehab, the Sitka, Alaska, native reenlisted for another six-year term.

2018 Lexus LC 500 Named to 2017 Wards "10 Best Interiors" List

Mon, 2017-04-17 08:00
TORRANCE, Calif – April 17, 2017 – Today Wards announced that the all-new 2018 LC flagship performance coupe has earned a spot on its annual “10 Best Interiors” list.  To be eligible, vehicles’ interior must be all-new or significantly redesigned for the U.S. market. Each vehicle is evaluated based on aesthetics and design harmony, as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Also tested are the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface to see how effectively vehicle information is communicated.
 

2017 Meeting of the Minds - 'Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future' - Dr. James Kuffner

Fri, 2017-04-14 05:00
Toyota Research Institute Chief Technology Officer Dr. James Kuffner presents “Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future” at 2017 Meeting of the Minds (webinar), March 28, 2017.

Celebrating 10 years, Toyota rolls out welcome mat, announces visitor center

Thu, 2017-04-13 12:00
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., (April 13, 2017) – Toyota is rolling out the welcome mat at its Blue Springs manufacturing facility. The automaker today announced it will build a nearly $10 million visitor and interactive training center that will offer public tours showcasing how nearly 2,000 Mississippians produce ever-better Corolla vehicles. That announcement came during a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the groundbreaking for Toyota Mississippi.

Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award

Wed, 2017-04-12 10:40
NEW YORK, April 12, 2017—Toyota Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car today at the New York International Auto Show.

2017 NYIAS - Toyota FT-4X Concept Global Reveal

Wed, 2017-04-12 07:30
Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter and Studio Chief Designer Ian Cartabiano present the 2017 Toyota FT-4X Concept Global Reveal at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, April 12, 2017.
 

From Desktop to Trailhead: Toyota FT-4X Concept is a Modern 4x4 Toolbox for the Most Intrepid Urbanites

Wed, 2017-04-12 07:30
NEW YORK (April 12, 2017) – It’s only natural. In the busyness of city-based work life there emerges a growing urge to “get away”. For millennial-aged professionals confined to city limits, oftentimes these getaways are unplanned, and are of the casual, less extreme kind. (No time for summiting a mountain – a drive to the scenic point will do!)

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Tue, 2017-04-11 22:30
Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2017?Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb paralysis as a result of stroke and other causes.

2017 NADA J.D. Power Automotive Forum - Bob Carter

Tue, 2017-04-11 13:30
Toyota Motor North America Executive Vice President of Sales, Bob Carter speaks at 2017 NADA – J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York on April 11, 2017.

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