Driving Design: Emerging Designers Sought for Second Lexus Design Award

August 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

August 1, 2013 —Following the strong response with applicants from more than 72 countries for the first Lexus Design Award, Lexus is looking for a new wave of next-generation innovators to benefit from the second Lexus Design Award, an international design competition.

Toyota hangs on to title of world’s largest automaker for first half of 2013

Toyota hangs on to title of world’s largest automaker for first half of 2013

July 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , Earnings/Financials General Motors and Ford can have all the success they please, but it doesn’t seem like America’s two largest manufacturers are going to topple Toyota in the first half of 2013. According to Reuters , Toyota moved 4.91 million vehicles in the first six months of 2013, representing a 1.1-percent drop from the same period in 2012. GM is on the rise, though, with a four-percent increase in global sales, to 4.85 million. Volkswagen , still sitting in third, saw a 5.5-percent jump to 4.7 million vehicles in the first half of 2013. If this pace continues for Toyota, it’ll finish 2013 in the top sales spot for the second year in a row. The manufacturer fell to third, behind GM and VW, in 2011 after earthquakes and tsunamis ravaged its production capacity. Toyota hangs on to title of world’s largest automaker for first half of 2013 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Lexus Revs Up Instagram Launch with Performance- and Design-Inspired Content

July 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (July 9, 2013) – In a unique partnership with the trusted auto experts of Motor Trend and art and design authority ArrestedMotion.com, Lexus outfitted respective editors with the first of Kogeto ’s “Joey™” panoramic cameras to showcase the performance and stunning design of the 2014 Lexus IS. The fully immersive images and video are now starting to roll out on Instagram, Lexus’ newest social media channel ( Instagram.com/LexusUSA ).

Toyota Helps Provide "Voice" for Robot Astronaut Headed to Space

June 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A 13.4-inch humanoid robot named Kirobo will soon travel to the International Space Station. The mission: to participate in the first robot-human conversation experiments in space.

Toyota Introduces 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 29, 2013 – Toyota announced today the launch of the first Prius MPG Challenge rewarding environmentally-conscious, charitable organizations in N.Y., N.J. and Conn., with contributions totaling $20,000.

Toyota to Build Lexus ES 350 at Its Georgetown, Kentucky Plant

April 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Erlanger, KY, April 19, 2013 – For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States. The Lexus ES 350 will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in 2015, Toyota announced today.

Toyota Furia Concept Makes Global Debut with Help of Samsung Transparent Displays

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 – Toyota’s Furia concept will make its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show with the help of Samsung transparent display technology. On Jan. 14, Toyota’s striking new sedan concept will be revealed using a custom-built structure housing thirty of Samsung’s new 46” transparent LCD panels. Toyota will be the first automotive company to use this technology to reveal a vehicle at a major international auto show.

Toyota to Offer Unique Fleet Models of All-New 2013 Avalon

November 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 – With the all-new 2013 Avalon, Toyota will offer a pair of unique livery models to meet the needs of fleet operators. The new fleet-focused models will also mark the introduction of the first Avalon Hybrid that promises to help reduce livery operator’s fuel costs.

Scion FR-S Named Hottest Sport Compact at the 2012 SEMA Show

October 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LAS VEGAS, (Oct. 30, 2012) – The Scion FR-S earned industry recognition today with the Hottest Sport Compact award on the first day of the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

2013 Toyota Sequoia Offers Industry-First Blu-Ray Rear Seat Entertainment System

September 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Toyota Sequoia, which offers seating for up to eight in a full-size, full-capability sport-utility vehicle (SUV), gains new family friendly entertainment features for 2013. The Sequoia debuts a Toyota-first Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system, and 2013 also marks the first full year of Toyota Entune™ availability.

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