Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

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Detroit, Mich (May 21, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu “Simon” Nagata is the recipient of the 2014 Industry Leadership Award, which will be presented during the SAE Foundation Banquet on May 22 nd at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.

More Than Skin Deep: America’s Best-Selling Car Gets Even Better With a Sweeping Redesign for 2015

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Toyota Motor Sales Issues April 2014 Sales Preview

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TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2014 sales results of 199,660 units, an increase of 9 percent from April 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in April 2014 versus 25 selling days in April 2013, TMS sales increased 13.3 percent from year-ago month.

Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference – Bob Carter

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

It’s All About the Residuals: 8 Toyota Models Win 2014 ALG Residual Value Awards

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2014 Toyota Tundra

2014 Toyota Tundra

July 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Truck , Toyota , First Drives Raising A White Flag To The Competition We all benefit from highly competitive battles. In the automotive sector, few campaigns are so closely fought as the decades-long struggle for supremacy in the fullsize half-ton pickup truck segment. The Ford F-150 has dominated for ages, but Chevrolet , Ram and GMC have been closing the gap with freshly redesigned trucks that are rocking the industry. Today’s half-ton trucks are better than they’ve ever been, and we have fierce competition to thank for that. But where does the segment leave a truck from an automaker that has chosen to no longer fight and deliver its best product? What kind of vehicle comes from a company that has relinquished any desire to strive for the top of the class – one who is now content offering nothing more than minor updates and mediocrity in an aim to placate brand loyalists? Such a calculated underachiever would look a lot like the 2014 Toyota Tundra . Continue reading 2014 Toyota Tundra 2014 Toyota Tundra originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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

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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).

Australia may offer money to keep Toyota making cars there

Australia may offer money to keep Toyota making cars there

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , Australia In the wake of last month’s announcement that Ford will cease automotive and engine production in Australia after 2016 , many are wondering what the country’s other automakers will do. Holden has already confirmed it will stay the course despite Ford’s exit . Much of the GM subsidiary’s reason for sticking around has to do with a deal made last year between Holden and the Australian government. In order to secure a GM investment of $1 billion and a commitment to keep manufacturing in Australia through 2022, the government threw in an extra $215 million. According to Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Industry, Greg Combet, the government is now in talks with Toyota for a similar deal. Toyota operates one plant in Australia, the Altona manufacturing and engine plant in Victoria. The facility produces the Camry , Camry Hybrid and Australasia-only Aurion for both the local market and export. The report from GoAuto indicates that negotiations with the Australian government would include adding production of a third, all-new model at Altona, possibly the new RAV4 , because it shares many parts with the Camry. Mr. Combet did not say what amount the government would be willing to offer in exchange for an investment by Toyota and commitment to continue manufacturing in Australia, or whether it would be more or less than the Holden deal, but did confirm the talks were happening.

2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Toyota RAV4

April 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Crossover , Toyota , New Car Reviews A Nicer View Than Ever Of Middle Of The Road When we had our first shot behind the wheel of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 , the overall judgment from Managing Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski could be summed up in a sentence along the lines of, “Eh, not bad.” The truth is that the compact crossover segment, now filled with not-so-compact offerings, is as cutthroat as any in the industry these days. When a heavyweight player like the RAV4 comes to market with a new generation, it is not at liberty to start from a clean sheet, lest it throw cold water on a vehicle that sells tens of thousands of units globally every month. Like De La Soul says, “Stakes is high.” If the choices in the marketplace were still largely limited to the Honda CR-V , as was the case when this market niche was green, the Toyota offering might actually seem like the exciting choice. But with new players offering better dynamic thrills ( Mazda CX-5 ), cool turbo motors and fancy technology ( Ford Escape ), or even crunchy cred ( Subaru Forester ), the small crossover shopper is really spoiled for choice in 2013. With Mr. Korzeniewski’s excellent First Drive review covering the granularity of the RAV4 specification so well, we chose to focus our notes this time around on living with the Toyota in its natural suburban habitat for a longer stretch. What’s more, we’ll try to mark out where the CUV wins, loses or draws with the rest of the strident segment. Continue reading 2013 Toyota RAV4 2013 Toyota RAV4 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Deutsche Bank Access Global Auto Industry Conference – James Lentz

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Access Global Auto Industry Conference, Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO James Lentz talks about what's to come in the new year for automakers.

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