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Toyota and National Center for Family Literacy Launch $10 Million Initiative

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Louisville, Ky. – May 13, 2013 – Toyota and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) are launching Toyota Family Learning, a six-year initiative that will create a new model for literacy by expanding it beyond the walls of the classroom and into homes and communities.

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Corona High School Student Is Grand Prize Winner of 2013 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

May 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Silver Spring, MD (May 2, 2013) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that Ryan Johnston, a high school student from Corona, California, was chosen by the public in an online vote as the grand prize winner of the 2013 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge .

Meguiar’s Scion FR-S Available for Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Horizon Games

May 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (May 6, 2013) – Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, makers of the Forza Motorsport franchise for the Xbox 360, have created a digital likeness of a real-world, Meguiar’s Inc., modified Scion FR-S for players to download and race in Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Horizon. Beginning today, the Meguiar’s Scion FR-S design will be available as a free download for any person who owns Forza Horizon, or for Forza Motorsport 4 players who have purchased the August Playseat Car Pack.

1967 Toyota 2000GT most expensive Asian car ever sold at $1.2M

1967 Toyota 2000GT most expensive Asian car ever sold at $1.2M

May 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Classics , Auctions , Toyota Toyota’s agelessly beautiful 2000GT has been sold by RM Auctions for $1.16 million, making it the new record holder for the most expensive Asian car ever sold. As always, rarity played a big factory in driving up the price; just 351 2000GT models were built, and only 62 left-hand-drive cars (like this one). The classic Toyota , standout member of Texas car-collector Don Davies’ paddock, was originally a US-delivery car that spent time in a collection back in a Japan before returning to Texas just a short time ago. The car last sold in March of 2011, for just $650,000. Enthusiasts will recognize the 2000GT as perhaps the most heralded Japanese classic of all time. The Toyota was a contemporary of the Jaguar E-Type – though one that obviously sold in a fraction of the English car’s numbers – that was well reviewed by the motoring press of the day. Sometimes referred to as Japan’s first supercar, the 2000GT boasted a 150-horsepower, dual overhead cam, 2.0-liter straight-six engine; a five-speed manual transmission; and a reported top speed of over 135 miles per hour. RM described this record-setting example as, “the finest and most authentic 2000GT to come to market in recent years,” equating it with blue chip classic exotics like the Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini Miura. 1967 Toyota 2000GT most expensive Asian car ever sold at $1.2M originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 May 2013 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces Year-End Financial Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013

May 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TOYOTA CITY, Japan, May 8, 2013 — Toyota Motor Corporation today announces its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.

Toyota Partners with EVSC to Improve Annual Collection of 14,000 Netbooks

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 10, 2013 – Janit Market is pleased she can continue teaching her English classes at Central High School with only a brief interruption when student netbooks are collected this year.

2014 Toyota Corolla details leaked

2014 Toyota Corolla details leaked

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Sedan , Toyota Toyota will launch the 2014 Corolla later this year, and thanks to the ever-leaky internet, a couple of key details about the new sedan have been revealed. Car and Driver was able to uncover these bits of information thanks to someone at a Toyota dealer in Kansas who has seen the car, as well as its order guide, though the dealer’s site has since removed its original posting . We got our first glimpse at the next-generation Corolla’s design at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show , where Toyota unveiled the Furia concept , pictured above. Yes, it looks all sporty and aggressive, but fear not, appliance shoppers, C/D says that the production car should have a couple of Furia bits mixed in with a huge helping of Camry -inspired styling. The 2014 Corolla will reportedly continue to use a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, though the mill has been massaged a bit, adding Toyota’s Valvematic continuously variable valve timing. A four-speed automatic (yep!) will be offered in the base model, though the manual transmission now has six gears, and higher trim levels can be had with a CVT. Both engine output and fuel economy numbers should improve slightly over the 2013 model. Currently, the Corolla produces 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque, and achieves 27/34 miles per gallon (city/highway) with the five-speed manual ‘box. Trim levels will now be called base, LE, S and Eco, and a couple of improvements have been made to the materials and equipment offered inside the cabin. Softex leather will be available for 2014, as will a push-button start and a navigation system.

Scion Announces Pricing for Limited Production Scion 10 Series, New 2014 tC and iQ

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (May 8, 2013) – Scion today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for its new limited production Scion 10 Series, the 2014 tC and the 2014 iQ. The Scion 10 Series includes special enhancements to the new tC and iQ as well as to the 2013 models of the xD, xB and FR-S in celebration of the brand’s 10 th anniversary.

Toyota Awards Scholarships to 20 Asian Pacific Islander Students from Southern California

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (May 8, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. awarded scholarships to 20 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines at its second annual awards dinner and reception at the Toyota Automotive Museum on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

2013 Toyota Full-Line and 2013-2014 Scion Pricing

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

2013 Toyota Full-Line and 2013-2014 Scion Pricing

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