How Toyota’s neighbor delayed 23,000 of its deliveries

How Toyota’s neighbor delayed 23,000 of its deliveries

July 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Japan , Toyota Don’t you just hate when your neighbors’ mess becomes your problem? Toyota certainly has good reason to be upset, after an dirty mishap at a steel mill delayed thousands of vehicle exports from its nearby port in Nagoya, Japan, (pictured above) by as much as a month. The messy situation occurred on June 22 when the mill near the port lost power and had to burn off an excess buildup of coke oven gas – which isn’t exactly a situation friendly to living beings or the environment . According to Automotive News , it caused a massive amount of smoke to emit from the plant that fell as soot and tar on about 23,000 vehicles that were waiting to be shipped out. Getting the models properly cleaned off has been quite a task. A team of 5,000 workers were at the port until this week getting them gleaming again. Potential Toyota buyers in North America have no need to fret about getting a sullied car, though. A Toyota spokesperson told Automotive News that none of the vehicles were bound for this continent. The automaker is reportedly considering asking the mill’s owners for reimbursement for the cost of the weeks of cleanup. Paying for the mistake is, after all, the neighborly thing to do.

Rainbow Push Coalition 43rd Annual International Convention – Osamu Nagata

July 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.(TEMA) President and CEO Osamu Nagata speaks at the Rainbow Push Coalition 43rd Annual International Convention in Chicago on July 2, 2014.

Toyota Robots Help People Walk Again

June 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2014 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin trial leasing of newly developed clinical research versions of its “Walk Training Assist” and “Balance Training Assist” robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan this autumn. The clinical research versions are improved versions of those announced in 2011 as part of the Toyota Partner Robot series. The improved robots are aimed to help in the rehabilitation of patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance due to illness or injury.

If Your Hybrid is Even More Efficient in the Future, Thank This Guy

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 20, 2014) –

Toyota Financial Services / Lexus Financial Services Support Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families through Enhanced Military Rebate Program

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TORRANCE, Calif., June 18, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) / Lexus Financial Services (LFS), in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales and Lexus, announces the expansion of its longstanding Military Rebate Program; offering a $500 rebate * on all new Toyota and Scion vehicles, and a $750 rebate ** on all new and Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles.

Toyota Produces First Car at New Kentucky Plant [1988]

June 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, MAY 26, 1988 — Toyota Motor Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc., today reached a major milestone at the new $1.1 billion automobile manufacturing complex in Georgetown, Kentucky. An internal employee ceremony attended by approximately 1,100 employees celebrated the first Toyota Camry produced in Kentucky using newly installed equipment, processes, and the dedicated efforts of an American work force.

Toyota Celebrates 10-Millionth Vehicle Made in Kentucky; First Camry Rolled Off Line at Georgetown Plant in 1988

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 29, 2014) –

Toyota Motor Sales Reports Best Month in Six Years

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TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2014)

Toyota Motor Sales Issues May 2014 Sales Preview

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TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2014)

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Toyota Sienna Minivans

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TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 370,000 Model Year 2004-2011 Sienna Minivans originally sold in or registered in specific cold climate states.

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