Giving a Buzz ’bout Bees

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Weather warms and bees buzz, a sure sign they’re getting down to business … pollinating the plant populace. And as the top population handling this serious undertaking, they’re getting a hand from Toyota.

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

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Los Angeles (May 28, 2014) – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck! Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Scion FR-S Races to the Top

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TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – The view from the top looks pretty nice. The

Scion FR-S Locks Down ‘Cool’ with

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TORRANCE, Calif., (March 7, 2014) – Coolness has a name: the

Hyundai tops Toyota in annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index

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Filed under: Car Buying , Etc. , Hummer , Toyota CarMD has released its third annual Vehicle Health Index, which for the 2013 tracked the frequency and cost of repairs for “check engine” problems of 119-million vehicles built between the 2003 and 2013 model years. For the first two years of the index, Toyota ranked at the top of the list, but this year’s results see Hyundai moved to number one, pushing Toyota down a spot. The Korean automaker’s rise to the top has been “fueled by its low repair frequency,” according to CarMD. Toyota is second to Hyundai in lowest repair frequency, but Toyotas also have the highest average cost of repair. (Interestingly, General Motors vehicles have the lowest average.) Both Toyota’s and Hyundai’s manufacturer “health” ratings suffered this year, but Toyota took a bigger hit, which also is what helped Hyundai achieve the top ranking. While Hyundai is the top manufacturer in the index, the 2012 Toyota Camry is the top vehicle. The best-ranking Hyundai was the 2010 Elantra (behind three Nissan models and four Toyotas), which took the number eight spot. Hyundai has six other vehicles in the top 100. The top-ten manufacturers with the best overall vehicle “health” rankings are Hyundai (No.

Scion Racing Returns to Tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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TORRANCE, Calif. (June 27, 2013) — Scion Racing will make its second appearance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, with the FR-S debuting for its first race up the 14,110 foot summit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Now in its 91 st year, the iconic and highly competitive event takes drivers up a 12.42-mile course with 156 turns to the top of Pikes Peak.

Toyota Financial Services and Lexus Financial Services Recognize Top Manheim and ADESA Auction Sites with Premier Auction Awards

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Torrance, Calif. – Celebrating its 10 TH

Automakers make up 10% of Forbes list of 100 largest companies

Automakers make up 10% of Forbes list of 100 largest companies

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Filed under: BMW , Ford , GM , Honda , Hyundai , Mercedes-Benz , Mitsubishi , Nissan , Toyota , Volkswagen Forbes has measured the largest 100 companies in the world, and 10 automakers have made the list. This list is unique in that it measures the size of a company using a combination of sales, assets, profits and market value. Volkswagen was rated as the top automaker in the top 100 (number 17 overall), with sales of $221 billion and $21.5 billion in profit. Toyota finished a close second, ranked number 25 overall with sales of $228.5 billion. Daimler finished at 37 due in part to $188.7 billion in assets and a $66.3 billion market cap. Ford came in at 44 with a market value of $47.5 billion. Honda , which also sells motorcycles and generators, among other things, rounds out the top five with $137.7 billion in assets. Finishing outside of the top five were BMW (61), General Motors (63), Nissan (85), Mitsubishi (95) and Hyundai (96). Mitsubishi made the top 100 in part because it sells hoards of electronics around the world. No automakers were able to crack the top 10, even with massive sales volume and solid profits.

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