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Toyota AI Ventures Invests in Elementary Robotics as Part of First “Call for Innovation”

Toyota AI Ventures Invests in Elementary Robotics as Part of First “Call for Innovation”

December 19, 2018
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (December 19, 2018) -- Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures today announced its investment in Elementary Robotics, a robotics platform startup founded in 2017. The funding marks Toyota AI Ventures’ first investment as part of the “call for innovation” it launched this summer in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI).... more

Not Just a Car Company: New Podcast Tells the Toyota Story from the Inside Out

Not Just a Car Company: New Podcast Tells the Toyota Story from the Inside Out

December 18, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2018) – From its beginnings as a loom company, Toyota has always put people first. Now, in its new podcast, Toyota Untold, tells for the first time the story of Toyota through the people who created it, lived it, and are dedicated to moving it into the future.... more

Toyota Announces Executive Changes

Toyota Announces Executive Changes

December 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – As part of its One Toyota philosophy to improve efficiencies, speed of decision-making and collaboration, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) have announced the following executive changes, effective January 1, 2019.... more

Toyota Releases 2018 North American Environmental Report

Toyota Releases 2018 North American Environmental Report

December 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 is part of Toyota’s long-term commitment to support and foster a more inclusive and sustainable society. Consisting of six individual challenges, Challenge 2050 addresses the major environmental issues facing the global community, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion and habitat loss.... more

Toyota is conducting two separate safety recalls involving certain Toyota Tacoma, Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570 vehicles

Toyota is conducting two separate safety recalls involving certain Toyota Tacoma, Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570 vehicles

December 13, 2018
PLANO, Texas, December 13, 2018 – The safety recalls involve certain 2018-2019 Model Year Tacomas, 2008-2019 Model Year Land Cruisers and 2008-2019 Model Year Lexus LX 570 vehicles in the United States.... more

Want the First 2020 Toyota Supra? Get Your Auction Arm Ready!

Want the First 2020 Toyota Supra? Get Your Auction Arm Ready!

December 13, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2018) -- Sportscar enthusiasts have been anxiously anticipating sliding behind the wheel of their own all-new 2020 Supra. The honor of being the first one to do so will go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
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Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles

December 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, December 12, 2018 –Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota 2003-2005 Model Year Corolla, 2002-2005 Model Year Sequoia, 2003-2005 Model Year Tundra and 2002-2005 Model Year Lexus SC vehicles in the United States.  Approximately 65,000 vehicles are involved in this recall.... more

Lexus Celebrates 30 Years of Giving with 2018 Champions for Charity Golf Tournament

Lexus Celebrates 30 Years of Giving with 2018 Champions for Charity Golf Tournament

December 05, 2018
PLANO, Texas  (Dec. 5, 2018)—The storied account of the successful launch of the Lexus brand has been told many times in books and articles, but little is known about the charity program that was launched by the brand at the same time. Even before the first dealership opened, Lexus had begun plans for giving back to local communities, and Lexus Champions for Charity is now in its 30th year of raising money for a host of nonprofit organizations across the country.... more

National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Award Grants to Restore Public Lands Impacted by Natural Disaster

National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Award Grants to Restore Public Lands Impacted by Natural Disaster

December 04, 2018
Extreme weather events have been grabbing headlines with increasing frequency. Whether a hurricane, tornado, or flood, communities face the challenge of recovering from the damage and preparing for potential repeats. Non-profits are taking a larger role in helping communities rebound,* and restoring their access and enjoyment of local public lands is an important component. To support these efforts, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Toyota Motor North America, are awarding $200,000 in Restoration & Resilience grants to support the work of nonprofit organizations on public lands impacted by natural disasters.... more

Toyota statement regarding signing of United States-México-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Toyota statement regarding signing of United States-México-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

December 03, 2018
"Toyota is pleased the U.S., Mexico and Canada have signed a trilateral trade agreement to modernize North America’s manufacturing platform. This agreement is a critical step toward protecting auto-related jobs, including those of the 137,000 Americans who make their living working for Toyota. We encourage Congress to expeditiously review and approve USMCA. At the same time, we urge elimination of the threat of auto-related tariffs to provide much-needed certainty to the American auto industry.” – James Lentz, CEO, Toyota Motor North America
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Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for November 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for November 2018

December 03, 2018
PLANO, Texas (December 3, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported November 2018 sales of 190,423 units. With the same number of selling days in November 2018 compared to November 2017, sales were down 0.6 percent on a volume basis and a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

November 2018 Sales Chart

November 2018 Sales Chart

December 03, 2018

Toyota Texas Announces New President

Toyota Texas Announces New President

November 30, 2018
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (November 30, 2018) –Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President Kevin Voelkel has been promoted to president, TMMTX effective January 1, 2019. Voelkel joined TMMTX in 2005, and played an integral role in establishing the San Antonio manufacturing facility inclusive of Toyota’s first on-site supplier campus.
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Toyota Announces Updates to its North American Executive Team

Toyota Announces Updates to its North American Executive Team

November 30, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2018) – In an effort to speed decision making and further develop a performance-driven workforce, Toyota Motor North America announces changes to its executive team effective January 2019.... more

“Toyota Safety Sense” Preventive Safety Package-equipped Vehicles Top 10 Million Units Globally

“Toyota Safety Sense” Preventive Safety Package-equipped Vehicles Top 10 Million Units Globally

November 26, 2018
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, November 26, 2018—Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announces the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)1, the Toyota-developed preventive safety package, has reached the 10 million unit mark, approximately three and a half years after its March 2015 introduction. It is anticipated that within this year, three million vehicles in Japan and five million vehicles in North America will have the package.... more

Mazda Toyota Plant Paving the Way for Groundbreaking Future

Mazda Toyota Plant Paving the Way for Groundbreaking Future

November 16, 2018
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 16, 2018) -- Today in Huntsville, the first shovel of dirt was turned on what will become a jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant that will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles a year, beginning in 2021.  Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS) is expected to create 4,000 jobs, with a $1.6 billion investment split by the two companies.
The plant will build Toyota’s Corolla, whose all-new 2020 model was unveiled yesterday in California, and Mazda’s yet-to-be revealed crossover model.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires

November 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, November 12, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent series of wildfires throughout California. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

TMC Announces April-September 2018 Financial Results

TMC Announces April-September 2018 Financial Results

November 06, 2018
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (November 6, 2018)—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the six-month period ended September 30, 2018.... more

Toyota Connected North America Named to Dallas Morning News’  “Top 100 Places to Work” for Second Consecutive Year

Toyota Connected North America Named to Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work” for Second Consecutive Year

November 05, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 5, 2018) – Toyota Connected North America, a global technology company founded by Toyota to transform how customers around the world experience mobility, announced today it has been recognized as one of the “2018 Top 100 Places to Work” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by the Dallas Morning News for the second consecutive year. ... more

October 2018 Sales Chart

October 2018 Sales Chart

November 01, 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for October 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for October 2018

November 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas (November 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported October 2018 sales of 191,102 units. With one more selling day in October 2018 compared to October 2017, sales were up 1.4 percent on a volume basis and down 2.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. ... more

Scientists Discover Potential Performance Improvement in Energy-Dense Batteries Used in Everyday Technology

Scientists Discover Potential Performance Improvement in Energy-Dense Batteries Used in Everyday Technology

October 31, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (October 31, 2018) — Thanks to a research discovery in battery development, your phone charge might last a little longer.
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Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) Issues First Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) Commercial Paper Transaction

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) Issues First Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) Commercial Paper Transaction

October 24, 2018
PLANO, Texas (October 24, 2018)—Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) issued its first Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) commercial paper transaction, demonstrating the company’s commitment to innovation, and advancing its reputation as an industry leader.  The three-month USD-denominated issuance raised USD 500 million from institutional investors, and represents the first non-bank SOFR-linked commercial paper transaction in the USD market.... more

Students Invited to Take Peek into the Future of Mobility

Students Invited to Take Peek into the Future of Mobility

October 23, 2018
Plano, Texas and Silver Spring, Md. (Oct. 23, 2018)  –  Rather than take a bus on a field trip, this October, Toyota and Discovery Education will bring the latest in automotive technology to students in their classrooms.... more

Toyota Connected North America to Sponsor Business Process Conference — AgileCamp 2018

Toyota Connected North America to Sponsor Business Process Conference — AgileCamp 2018

October 18, 2018
PLANO, Texas (October 18, 2018) – Toyota Connected North America, a global technology company founded by Toyota, today announced it will sponsor AgileCamp 2018. The business process management conference will be held November 2, 2018 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.... more

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