TFS: Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

April 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., April 28, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced that the company will relocate its North American headquarters to North Dallas (Plano), Texas. The move—which is not expected to begin until 2017—is designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth.

Toyota launches updated Yaris in Europe, Vitz in Japan [w/videos]

Toyota launches updated Yaris in Europe, Vitz in Japan [w/videos]

April 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Hybrid , Europe , Japan , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota , Diesel Toyota first launched the Yaris in 1999, though that model was sold in the North America as the Echo . The second generation arrived in 2005, replaced by the third in 2011. Sometime next year, Toyota is expected to roll out a new Yaris for North America, to be built in Mexico on the same platform as the next Mazda2 . But before that comes to pass, Toyota has introduced a mild facelift for the Yaris in markets other than ours. With styling cues borrowed from the new Aygo and the Yaris Hybrid-R concept, the new Yaris (for Europe) and Vitz (for Japan) are distinguished by updated styling front and rear. Though the European model bears a more aggressive look than the JDM version, both feature the new X motif that seems to be the new look for the whole family – particularly for small hatchbacks. The back end has also been revised to incorporate new LED taillights and a (faux) diffuser in the bumper. The cabin, meanwhile, has been redesigned to feel roomier and quieter with upgraded equipment. The suspension has also been refined, and in Europe at least, Toyota will continue to offer the Yaris with a choice of 1.0- or 1.3-liter gasoline engines, 1.4-liter diesel or hybrid powertrains. We’d tell you more about the varied specifications, but Toyota, in all its worldwide wisdom, oddly released one photo and a press release for the EU-spec Yaris, a whole mess of photos but no press release for the JDM-spec Vitz, but videos for both.

Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research Will be Powered by the World’s Largest Auto Manufacturer

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2014) — Toyota Technical Center (TTC), the North American Research and Development arm of Toyota Motor Corporation headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is proud to sponsor the sixth generation innovative

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

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Ann Arbor, Mich., February 3, 2014 – Twenty five artistic teens will learn how to bring imagination to life when Calty Design Research, Inc. opens the doors to its design process for The Neutral Zone’s Art4Life Program on February 27. Calty, the North American arm of Toyota's global design network, will host design and sculpting workshops as part of an intensive professional development opportunity intended to give teens a winning advantage in pursuing an art career after high school.

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

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Limited Scion Monogram Series Brings Premium Features to FR-S and tC

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TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 9, 2014) – Exceptional features will now come at even more exceptional prices. The 2014 Scion

From Virtual to Reality? Toyota FT-1 Concept Sets the Pace for Future Design

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DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) – Toyota virtually blew the doors off the North American International Auto Show with the reveal of the stunning FT-1 sports car concept.

Faster, Sharper, Lower, Wider – All-New Lexus RC F Performance Coupe Elevates the Driving Experience

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DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2014) – Want power, precision and passion? Lexus revealed its most powerful V8 engine in the all-new 2015 RC F performance coupe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) – Lexus RC F Reveal

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Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken reveals the all-new Lexus RC F Coupe at the

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) – Toyota FT-1 Concept Reveal

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Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter and Studio Chief Designer Alex Shen reveal the Toyota FT-1 Concept vehicle at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Jan. 13, 2014.

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