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Toyota Awards Scholarships to Black Engineering and Business Students


Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to 10 deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, Toyota is offering these students the opportunity to work at one of their facilities across North America to gain valuable real-world experience, as well as be paired with mentors from Toyota management to help guide them through the next three years of…
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A Toyota Prius is an Investment for the Future

Think about the investment you make when you drive off in a Toyota Prius. You are reducing your impact and carbon footprint on the world, leaving the environment a better place for your children and your grandchildren.

You are also investing in excellent gas savings over the life of the car. Naturally, the amount you save depends on how long your hybrid lasts.

Bob Old has been driving the same Toyota Prius since 2004, and he's racked up even more miles. He'll be taking the car in for its 43rd service appointment soon, at the 435,000 mile…

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2015 Toyota Corolla is One Charismatic Compact Cruiser

What do we at Marion Toyota like about our small, yet stout sedan, the 2015 Toyota Corolla? Truth be told, just about everything. It's just that good.

Should that response not suffice, the video review below will likely do the trick. Give it a gander to discover what this snazzy sedan has in store:

There are two engine options within the Corolla lineup. The base is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that's rated at a respectable 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque.

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Fuel for the 2016 Toyota Mirai is in the Water

Fuel for the 2016 Toyota Mirai is in your drinking water. We're not talking about a disastrous fuel spill-- this hydrogen fuel cell vehicle's fuel comes from the water!

The name gives it all away. Hydrogen. Hydro. Gen. Hydro is from the Greek root for water, and Gen is from the Greek root for creator. So hydrogen means "water-creator."

In fact, when you burn hydrogen in a fuel cell like the Mirai uses, all you get left over is water. No more harmful emissions.

 

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Toyota Prius C Earns Top Safety Pick Award


The 2015 Toyota Prius C subcompact hybrid hatchback earned the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety following structural improvements to the front end and occupant compartment.

The car's side curtain airbags were also lengthened.

The rating applies to 2015 Prius C models built after May.

Previously, the 2015 Prius C earned a "poor" rating in the Institute's small overlap front crash test. The structural improvements boosted the rating…
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Inaugural Williamson County CEO Students Announced


The inaugural class of the Williamson County CEO program recently completed their orientation on July 16, 2015 at Watermark Auto Group in Marion.

Marion High School
Kurt Smith
Isabel Frassato Krack
Michael James
Kodi Bell

Herrin High School

Kaitlyn Bevis
Kiefer Bolen
Harley Crawshaw
Madison LeQuatte

Carterville High School
Ashton DeRousse
Alicia Dawson
Natalie Gentry
Blake Hicks
Rebecca Peterson

Johnston City High School
Gabriel Evrard

Williamson County CEO teaches high school seniors how to start…
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Toyota Begins Shift to Global Platform

Reprinted from Automotive News: During the next few years, many of Toyota's cars and crossovers will migrate to versions of the automaker's new modular global platform, starting with the fourth-generation Prius due out this fall. Toyota's extended hybrid family will add another crossover, while its trio of old-fashioned body-on-frame SUVs soldier on. Yaris: Freshened for 2015, the subcompact should be due for a redesign for the 2018 or 2019 model year. At that point, it will switch to a small
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Toyota Completes Dominant Weekend at The Brickyard

300 × 190Kyle Busch continues to dominate the Nascar Spring Cup Series but a bigger story may be the dominance of Toyota Racing Development.  After a lackluster 2014, Toyota is at the top of its game. In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Dave Wilson explains why. Before Kyle Busch left the elevator to do yet another winner's interview, he turned and said, "Thanks Dave!" That "Dave" is David Wilson, who became President of Toyota Racing Development in January of 2014. But the humble Wilson w
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