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Suzuki and Toyota to Explore Business Partnership

Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that both companies have agreed to start exploring ideas that are directed towards a business partnership.

The environment surrounding the automotive industry has been changing drastically and rapidly in an unprecedented fashion. As such, the industry is required to work not only on conventional automobile R&D, but also on R&D for advanced and future technologies in the fields including environment, safety, and IT…

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Toyota One of Best Global Brands According to Interbrand

First Asian company and only automaker to break into top five
That’s according to Interbrand's recently released 2016 “Best Global Brands” report.  In addition to once again earning the title of most valuable automotive brand in the world,
Toyota also became the first Asian company and only automaker to reach a top-five spot on the list. Interbrand estimates Toyota’s 2016 brand value at $53.58 billion, up 9 percent from 2015.  
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2017 Toyota Sequoia Lives Up to Its Name with Big Power, Roominess, and Capability

Named for the largest redwood trees in the world, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia maintains its position as a full-size SUV that’s big on roominess, power, and capability. It’s also huge on Toyota’s trademark quality and value.
The 2017 Sequoia is perfect for customers who want it all: roominess, off-road skillfulness, towing capability, and style. No matter its trim – SR5, Limited, Platinum – or drivetrain configuration – two-wheel or four-wheel drive – it is a rolling…
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Toyota Announces Return of Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announces its 6th year of hosting the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest in the United States, which is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in the automotive industry. Now thru Tuesday, January 31, 2017, U.S. youth, ages 4-15, can submit hand-drawn artworks featuring unique concepts of their “Dream Car.” Applicants are sorted into three age categories (4-7 years; 8-11 years; 12-15 years). Judging is based…
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Toyota to Launch Sales of 'Kirobo Mini'

Toyota Motor Corporation plans to launch sales of its compact and cuddlesome "Kirobo Mini" communication partner through Toyota vehicle dealers across Japan in 2017. The nationwide rollout will be preceded by presales at designated dealers in Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture this winter, for which advanced orders will be taken online. Kiboro Mini is tentatively priced at 39,800 yen (excluding tax).
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Toyota and Microsoft Team Up with Rally Legend Tommi Makinen for 2017 WRC Series

Among the numerous unveilings and surprises at the 2016 Paris Motor Show was Toyota’s announcement that it will be partnering with Microsoft for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) series. The tech giant will be a “technology partner” for the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC team.

The world’s largest automaker sees motorsports as a means to “convey the excitement of driving,” thus drawing in new fans and enthusiasts to the brand. With its…
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Toyota Drops Diesel Engines from New C-HR Model

Toyota has decided to drop diesel engines from its new C-HR compact in the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal and will probably do the same for future model renewals, the carmaker’s second-ranking global executive said on Thursday. The Japanese automaker decided “within the last six to 12 months” not to offer a diesel version of the car, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, because demand for the powertrain technology is falling sharply, executive vice president Didier Leroy told Reuters in an interview.
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Toyota and Discovery Education Challenge Teens to Spread the Word on Safe Driving

Teens speak their own language, whether it’s through the latest slang, emojis or filters on Snapchat. That’s why once again Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are hosting the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which invites teens to create short videos that encourage their peers to drive more safely. Teens can register and submit their entries today through February 23, 2017 at…
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Toyota First Auto Brand to Cross 5 Million Milestone

Five million. Five times a million. Five thousand thousand. 5 x 106.  Any way you slice it, the number now represents the total Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles Toyota has sold in the U.S. And five million is also more CPO vehicles than any other automaker has sold since certified used vehicle programs came online about two decades ago.
The Wenzel family of Fountain Valley, Calif. bought the five-millionth CPO Toyota in Aug. Their…
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