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New York (April 11, 2017) -- Having debuted its reinvented flagship sedan earlier this year—the all-new 2018 LS 500—Lexus is putting an exclamation point on this signature model with the new F SPORT model. The LS 500 F SPORT, unveiled today and on display this week at the New York International Auto Show, moves the driving emotion needle even farther with handling enhancements and a performance-infused design outside and in.
Plano, Texas, (April 10, 2017) -- Albert (Al) Smith, Jr. has been named group vice president, Social Innovation for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He is responsible for Toyota’s diversity and inclusion, shared impact, and environmental sustainability functions across North America.
Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach – April 8, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 finished sixth in the GTD class (18th overall) at the Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday. Scott Pruett and Sage Karam co-piloted the No. 14 Lexus entry in the manufacturer’s third race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) the first plant in North America to begin producing vehicles using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Named the “Most American Made” car by Cars.com and the number one selling car in America for the past 15 years, the Camry, from the 2018 model year, will become the first Toyota vehicle made in the U.S. to fully incorporate the new vehicle development and production technology.
NEW YORK (April 6, 2017) – This week, the 8th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, featured the Mothers of Invention (MOI) Class of 2017, celebrating pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. Three grants in the amount of $50,000 each were awarded for groundbreaking work in clean-water infrastructure, power-generating footwear and science instrument-smartphone technology.
Teens Across The Nation Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge One Sip at a Time and by Turning Trash into Music To Our Ears
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 6, 2017) – To sip or not to sip? One man’s trash or treasure? Inspired students are taking their passion in science, technology, engineering and math to a whole new level. By taking charge, learning about their environment, and making a positive impact on the world, students, teachers, and schools are being rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge. To learn more about the program and the winners visit: www.scholastic.com/lexus.
Teen Filmmakers Address Driver Safety! Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Silver Spring, Md. (April 6, 2017) – Teen filmmakers are pointing their lens at driver safety, and making a difference. Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its sixth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior. The public is invited to watch the ten finalists’ videos —chosen from nearly 1,500 submissions — at TeenDrive365InSchool.com/vote and vote through April 18, 2017 for the People’s Choice winner, who will receive a $5,000 prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show.
Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 7-8, 2017
Sebring Summary ... Both Lexus RC F GT3s crossed the finish line at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in Lexus’ second appearance in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class in March. The 3GT Racing No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 13th in the GTD class (28th overall) with drivers Robert Alon, Austin Cindric and Jack Hawksworth behind the wheel. Hawksworth turned the second quickest lap overall in the GTD class (2:01.674) on the 3.74-mile, 17-turn road course. The 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus entry finished 18th in class (35th overall) with drivers Ian James, Sage Karam and Scott Pruett racing at the historic Florida road course.
April 4, 2017 – Lexus International has announced the Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2017 – PIXEL by Hiroto Yoshizoe – leading this prestigious international event to a peak of excitement. Lexus Design Award 2017 drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries under the theme of YET.
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 4, 2017) – Following the recent debut of the LS 500 in Detroit and the LS 500h in Geneva, Lexus announced today the all-new LS F SPORT will make its world debut in New York ahead of the upcoming 2017 New York International Auto Show.
PLANO, Texas (April 3, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. March 2017 sales of 215,224 units, a decrease of 2.1 percent from March 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in March 2017 compared to March 2016, sales were down 2.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
IRVINE, Calif. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 31, 2017 -- Mayors across the country will be asking residents to help ensure the sustainability of the nation’s water resources by taking part in the sixth year of a national contest aimed at reducing water waste and pollution.