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Toyota Increases Pledge to Food Bank For New York City to 1.25 Million Meals

June 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY – June 21, 2013 – Toyota this afternoon announced a substantial increase in its pledge to Food Bank For New York City. Originally, Toyota planned to donate one meal for each video view of the short documentary about its work with Food Bank, up to 250,000 meals.

Toyota Donates Meals To New Yorkers in Need for Each Viewing of Online Film, Up to Half A Million Meals

June 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, New York, June 21, 2013 – Today, Toyota announced it would donate up to half a million meals to Food Bank For New York City based on viewings of a short, online documentary about Meals Per Hour , a partnership to help residents in the Far Rockaways who were severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Toyota Boosting Manufacturing Investment in Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee

June 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

ERLANGER, Ky. (June 20, 2013) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), announced today that its Alabama engine plant and Bodine Aluminum casting plants will invest a combined $200 million to boost machining capacity and engine parts production for V6 engines.

PickupTrucks.com’s latest test results in a familiar winner [w/video]

PickupTrucks.com’s latest test results in a familiar winner [w/video]

June 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Truck , Chevrolet , Ford , GMC , Nissan , Toyota , Ram PickupTrucks.com has gone and thrown the latest batch of half-ton pickups into a cage match to see who would come out on top. The site put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 , GMC Sierra 1500 , 2013 Ford F-150 , Ram 1500 , Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan through a battery of tests. Those included 0-60 miles per hour acceleration, 60-0 mph deceleration, fuel economy, a hill climb, and payload and towing. They even threw the rigs on an autocross course to evaluate overall handling. Each truck was given points based on how it scored in each evaluation. Who came out on top? Somewhat surprisingly, the 2013 Ford F-150 walked away with the gold, though fewer than 50 points separated first and fourth place. Head over to PickupTrucks.com to read the full evaluation and the final results. You may be shocked to see exactly where some of the segment’s newest additions placed. You can also watch a video on the test below .

Toyota Camry Tops Midsize Segment in J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey

June 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2013 — The Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car for the past 11 years, is ranked the number one midsize car in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey.

Lexus LS Flagship Luxury Sedan Leads Industry in J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Initial Quality Study

June 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2013 – The Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan receives the highest score among all models in the industryin the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) with 59 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100).

Pricing Announced for 2014 Yaris

June 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., June 18, 2013 — Toyota Motor Sales announced pricing and product enhancements for the 2014 Yaris Liftback which went into production on June 3, of 2013. Daytime Running Lights (DRL's) will be standard on all MY14 Yaris models.

Incoming Toyota chairman wants a Supra successor

Incoming Toyota chairman wants a Supra successor

June 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Coupe , Performance , Toyota We’d venture to guess that in recent years, there have probably been almost as many rumors swirling about a Toyota Supra successor than there have been for a mid-engine Corvette. (Case in point: the speculative renderings we came across a few years ago, pictured above.) While we don’t expect the Corvette’s recipe to change drastically any time soon, it looks like a Supra – or more appropriately a Supra-like car – could be closer than we think. First, there was an announcement of a BMW-Toyota joint venture . Said venture would, among other things, “Set up a feasibility study to define a joint platform concept for a mid-size sports vehicle.” Upping chances even further, a new Automotive News report claims that incoming Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wants a vehicle “comparable” to the Supra. Clearly there are a lot of parties that want a new Supra to happen – to say nothing of enthusiasts – but Uchiyamada might be just the guy to get it done. None of this is proof positive of an impending Supra, to be sure, but winds do seem favorable. Incoming Toyota chairman wants a Supra successor originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Lexus IS Launch Spots Encourage Consumers to Blend Out

June 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (June 13, 2013) — To launch the entirely new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan , the automaker today debuts three new television spots comprised of iconic, stylized visuals designed to be provocative. The strikingly different IS, which will arrive in showrooms this July, is the latest vehicle in the Lexus lineup to showcase the brand’s commitment to bold and dynamic design. Like the new IS, the supporting TV spots are a deliberately defiant departure from the status quo.

Toyota reveals new customizable Camatte57s kid-friendly concepts

Toyota reveals new customizable Camatte57s kid-friendly concepts

June 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Concept Cars , Convertible , Japan , Toyota , Electric Toyota plans to follow up last year’s kid-friendly Camatte concept with two new versions: the Camatte57s and Camatte57s Sport (right). Like the original Camatte, the two new concepts will make their debut at the International Tokyo Toy Show, which is happening this weekend. Not much has changed with these two new Camatte models. Like their predecessor, they both feature detachable body panels (the count is up to 57), a 1+2 seating array and reconfigurable pedals that allow children to operate the gas and brakes while Mom or Dad steers. What is new is an open-top roadster design that even eschews doors in favor of easier ingress/egress. They look like something a tourist would rent to get around a Hawaiian island, though we dig the distinct personalities of each model’s design. Both cars are all-electric, though Toyota hasn’t provided any other specifications, like what makes the Sport model sporty besides its more aggressive body panels and silver, black and red color scheme. That’s just as well, as neither concept, like the original Camatte before them, is street legal. And in case you’re wondering from where Toyota conjured these concepts’ odd name, “Camatte” is the Japanese for word for “care.” According to the automaker, it’s intended to signify both caring for others and caring for cars, while the lone ‘s’ at the end of each name stands for “touch,” and the number corresponds to the number of body panels. Scroll below to watch a team of Toyota engineers installing body panels on a Camatte57s, or check out both models in our gallery below.

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