Wednesday, July 24, 2013
In the world of automobiles, increased efforts are being put towards improving efficiency and becoming more sustainable. For Toyota this is quite an apparent goal, especially when looking at Interbrand's annual list of 50 Best Global Green Brands. For the third year in a row the automaker has ranked number one in the study, further demonstrating its strong green initiatives.
To generate the study, Interbrand evaluates companies based on their environmental practices and the consumer perceptions that are formed as a result. This allows it to narrow down its list from 100 to the top 50 brands.
When looking at the progress made by Toyota, this recognition doesn't come as much of a surprise. For example, in 2012 alone over 2.9 million Prius models were sold globally. For a model that has been around for 10 years, it has certainly earned Toyota some well-deserved time in the spotlight.
Along with its expansive offering of hybrid vehicles available in the new Toyota, the automaker has also been working on green initiatives at its Toyota Ecoful Town in Toyota City, Japan. Essentially it is a low carbon society that encourages alternative modes of transportation and other green practices.
Toyota is definitely a leader when it comes to the hybrid vehicle market. To see for yourself, simply head on over to our Sloane Toyota of Glenside dealership conveniently serving the Ardmore and Langhorne, PA areas. We have everything from the Avalon Hybrid to the Prius Plug-In available, and would be happy to schedule you for a test drive at your earliest convenience. Come experience fuel efficiency like you've never seen it before!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued more patents to Toyota’s innovative designers and engineers in 2012 than to any other automaker, according to a recently-released survey by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The 1,491 patents issued to Toyota companies demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to ever better cars that achieve new environmental, safety and technological advancements.
“Since the days of Toyota’s founding, innovation has been a cornerstone of Toyota’s success,” said Kristen Tabar, vice president, electrical systems engineering, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. (TEMA). “We’re driven to listen to our customers and develop new ways to improve their experience.”
Toyota companies received thirty percent more patents in 2012 than the previous year, illustrating the company’s increasing success in fostering ingenuity and keeping a keen focus on the customer.
Whether it’s creating “smart materials” that can help cars resist insect splatter or improving vehicle communication systems, Toyota leads the way in anticipating and engineering the cars of tomorrow for today.
The Toyota Technical Center, located in Ann Arbor and Saline, Michigan, recently held their annual patent awards ceremony to honor last year’s patent recipients. Two team members each received their 20th patent in 2012, Minjuan Zhang, manager, Toyota Research Institute NA (TRINA) and Charan Lota, manager, electronic systems at Toyota Technical Center (TTC).
“Toyota is a great place to be an inventor,” said Ms. Zhang. “Everyone here is passionate about improving the customer’s experience and it shows in the product.”
“You can tell a lot about a company by the new ideas they generate,” said Mr. Lota. “And, what these patents show about Toyota is that we are never going to stop trying to make better cars.”
Courtesy of Toyota Newsroom
Friday, July 5, 2013
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported 10 million sales of its Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car for the past 11 years, representing nearly 20 percent of all the vehicles Toyota has ever sold in the U.S. This milestone comes the same year Camry celebrates its 30 year anniversary in the U.S.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Camry’s 10 millionth sale in the U.S.,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. “With the support of so many loyal customers, Camry has truly become part of the country’s fiber. For seven generations, Toyota dealers have also been instrumental in getting Americans behind the wheel of a Camry. Camry is definitely helping Toyota Go Places.”
Toyota’s first generation Camry was introduced to the U.S. market in 1983. In its first full year of sales, Camry sold 52,651 vehicles. Three decades later, 773 of those Camrys are still in operation.
Toyota brought Camry production to its plant in Georgetown, Ky. in May of 1988, marking the company’s early commitment to investment in North America. In October 2006, the first Camry hybrid was produced, strengthening Toyota’s hybrid leadership position in the U.S.
Overall, there are approximately 6.4 million Camrys on the road, further echoing the quality, reliability and durability still represented by Camry seven generations down the line.
This year, J.D. Power and Associates underscored Camry’s value by ranking it number one in the midsize passenger car segment in its 2013 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
Today Camry is also the most American made car with 75 percent of its content sourced domestically, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Today, virtually all Camrys sold in the U.S. are produced in the U.S.
Courtesy of Toyota Newsroom
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Monday, July 1, 2013
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