Toyota’s Prius v and Avalon on Kelley Blue Book’s List Of 10 Best Family Cars

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (May 16, 2013) –The editors of Kelley Blue Book ( www.Kbb.com ) selected the 2013 Prius v and the 2013 Avalon for their list of 10 Best Family Cars . The list is compiled annually by KBB.com editors to highlight vehicles that address unique family specifications and situations, and offer innovation.

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

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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.

Long Beach Educator Named National Toyota Teacher of the Year

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Rutledge Wood wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

Rutledge Wood wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

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Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Scion , Toyota , Celebrities Rutledge Wood took home the checkered flag at this year’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Top Gear USA presenter, Fox Sports commentator and Honda Wagovan owner managed to take pole position in qualifying, but lost his lead early in the race to Mark Steines. Steines has competed in the Pro/Celebrity race four times so far, but the Hallmark channel host of Home and Family couldn’t quite hold on to the lead. Wood eventually made up the ground he had lost for the win. This year, all the participants went fender to fender in identically prepared Scion FR-S racers. Meanwhile, Adam Carolla took first in the Pro category, and Toyota donated $5,000 on behalf of each participant to Racing for Kids. The charity benefits children’s hospitals in the Long Beach area, and this year Toyota donated a total of $90,000. Check out the full press release below for more information. Continue reading Rutledge Wood wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach Rutledge Wood wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

10,000 Scion Fans Donate 25,000 Items to Toys for Tots at Annual Customer Appreciation Event

November 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 18, 2012) – Scion owners and their family and friends gathered at Southern California theme park Knott’s Berry Farm on Oct. 17, 2012 to donate a Toys for Tots gift and gain entry to haunted mazes, music performances and rides. It was the ninth year of Scion Night at Knott’s Scary Farm, the carmaker’s largest owner appreciation event.

Toyota readies "DragQuoia" Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA

Toyota readies "DragQuoia" Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA

October 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Motorsports , SUV , Toyota , Police/Emergency , Specialty , Racing Oh, SEMA . There’s no other show on the face of the planet that would be so bold as to serve up a creation like the one seen above. This is the questionably named DragQuoia, and it’s a slammed Toyota Sequoia with a 650-horsepower TRD supercharged V8 engine shoved under the hood, complete with nitrous. Toyota says the machine can bolt down the quarter mile in somewhere between nine and 10 seconds, thanks in part to the fact it has been stripped of 1,600 pounds of “non-essential” weight – presumably dirty diapers and sippy cups. The DragQuoia was built by NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown as part of the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. A set of 21.5-inch wide rear tires help shuttle the power to the pavement, and indoors, the DragQuoia features four race seats with harnesses for fun with the family as well as a full roll cage and an appropriately sized parachute. The DragQuoia faces off against a Kyle Busch-designed Camry , a Prius whipped up by Clint Bowyer and a Tundra penned by Alexis DeJoria. Fans can vote for their favorite, with the winner taking home a $50,000 check from Toyota from their charity of choice. Check out the full press release below . Continue reading Toyota readies “DragQuoia” Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA Toyota readies “DragQuoia” Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:01:00 EST.

Toyota Sponsors LATISM Twitter Party on Education, Featuring National Center for Family Literacy

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TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 1, 2012) — Toyota and Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media ( LATISM ) will team up to host a candid education discussion on Oct. 4, leveraging the inclusiveness of Twitter and the expertise of the National Center for Family Literacy ( NCFL ), a longtime partner of Toyota . The hour-long open discussion will begin at 9 p.m. EDT using the hashtags #ToyotaLatino and #LATISM.

Toyota Financial Services Announces Expansion of Its ‘Making Life Easier’ Scholarship Program to $1 Million

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Aug. 9, 2012 – Torrance, Calif. – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced the expansion of its Making Life Easier scholarship program to $1 million for 2013, which will provide scholarships to underserved students through Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as other TFS non-profit partners including North High School, All Peoples Community Center, Community’s Child, 1736 Family Crisis Center, and Los Angeles Team Mentoring.

Three Toyota Models Selected as Best Family Cars of 2012

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TORRANCE (June 5, 2012) – Three Toyota models have been selected as among the Best Family Cars of 2012 by Parents magazine and Edmunds. com.

2013 Toyota Venza priced from $27,700*

2013 Toyota Venza priced from $27,700*

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Etc. , Crossover , Toyota Toyota has announced official pricing on the company’s 2013 Venza . Buyers can look forward to laying down $27,700 for the refreshed crossover, excluding any destination fees. That marks an increase of $275 over last year for the base, front-wheel drive LE model equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the XLE trim will carry a price tag of $29,775, or $1,585 more than the the 2012 model. Limited guise has also seen a jump of $955 to $36,465. Toyota unveiled the revised Venza at this year’s New York Auto Show , where the family hauler bowed with a redesigned front fascia marked with by a more restrained grille, new headlamp arrays and fog lamp bezels. Similarly, the Venza now wears a few updates to the sideview mirrors and tail lamps. Indoors, buyers can expect to find the cabin largely untouched, though new steering wheel buttons are along for the ride. Consumers may also opt for the company’s clever Entune phone app integration system.

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