Toyota Partners With Future Farmers in California

Toyota, the world’s leading car manufacturer, is going to be working with FFA chapters statewide in CA.  FFA, if you don’t already know, means Future Farmers of America. Toyota and the FFA are going to be working  together with the World Ag Expo to support FFA programs throughout California, promoting leadership development activities throughout state.

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Toyota Launches Program to Benefit FFA Chapters Statewide …

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2012 Toyota Camry Coming Sooner Than Expected

For the people who are very much eager to have a test drive in the 2012 Toyota Camry, it will be launched ahead of schedule. Sales of 2012 Camry will be begin in the month of October. Jeff Bracken, VP of sales for Toyota’s U.S. division, has given the details of sales figures in comparison with the previous year. According to these figures, sales percentages have actually dropped.

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2012 Toyota Camry To Hit Showrooms Ahead of Schedule

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Toyota Credit Downgraded By Fitch

Fitch, a credit rating agency, downgraded Japanese automaker Toyota’s debt on September 12, 2011, to an “A.” Fitch believes exports will suffer due to an improving Yen, which has strengthened as investors look for a stable currency. This is the latest in a string of troubles for Toyota, which has been hurt by safety recalls and the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Fitch downgrades Toyota by one notch

Toyota Struggles To Survive And Regain Market Share

Toyota recently lost is ranking as the top selling automaker in the world. The lost ranking had nothing to do with quality or better cars being available from other automakers, it was simply the production stoppage forced by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Six months later, the company is struggling to survive and hopes to regain market share through innovations in fuel economy.

With 650 of its parts suppliers shuttered, Toyota had to decide which cars to get into production first. The company choose the the Prius and the Lexus models. Atsushi Niimi, head of production said, ”We decided we had to get things going bit by bit to survive through this, so we prioritized the cars our customers wanted most.” Narrowing its production focus allowed the company to return to 50% production much faster than demanding parts for all models. It also prevented them from retaining their global market share.

In order to retake its top position, Toyota plans to roll out at least 11 new models over the next two years, focusing on innovations in fuel economy. The focus will be on three new versions of the popular Prius (click here to save on Toyota Prius insurance) and all electric or dual power versions of other models. The Camry will lead the new roll out program. It was the best selling car in the U.S 13 out of the last 14 years, so makes sense. Hopefully, the company’s efforts will not be for naught. America could lose a respected automaker if Toyota can not recover soon.

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2012 Toyota Tacoma: Unveiled!

Toyota Tacoma is the best selling compact pickup truck in the U.S. market. For 2012, it’s been given a fresh face with a redesigned hood, grill, headlamps and front bumper, among other changes. The Tacoma interior has an outstanding reputation in the U.S., and sales of Tacoma have increased due to its great features, quality service. As a performer it is excellent, bar none.

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Toyotas Selling Well in China

Toyota Motor Corporation showed improved sales of vehicles in China. In August sales in China showed an increase of 14.9%. The sale of vehicles between January and August was around 525,600 vehicles. The sales in China in terms of units is about 88,700 units.

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Toyota Reports 14.9% Surge In August China Sales – Benzinga


Toyota Motor Corp designed and disclosed a new model boat which is mainly used for cruising and marlin fishing applications. The company also revealed that it will use the technology of its cars in such marine applications. The newly designed boat called PONAM-35 is powered by two 4.5 litre diesel engines. Vice President of Toyota Motor Corp told in a news conference that the marine boat will be initially advertised in Japan. He added that he is looking to explore the same business in China also.

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Toyota unveils new model for Japan: a boat

Hybrid Toyota/Ford Trucks in Development

Toyota Motor Corp and Ford Motor Co will work together to develop hybrid trucks and SUVs that will be ready for market by the end of the decade. Developing the hybrids will help each automaker meet stringent U.S. fuel economy standards in coming years.

Ford Chief Executive Alan Mulally said that collaborative effort is required to address the big global challenges of energy independence and environmental sustainability. Both automakers face pressure from a resurgent GM, which is investing heavily in plug-in hybrid technology.

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Ford, Toyota collaborate on truck hybrid

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Prius Racer Does Nurburgring Ring in 7:48

Toyota’s prototype electric cars participated in Germany’s famed Nurburgring race. Toyota’s Prius is a fuel efficient car. This prototype car covered the track in 7:48, more than a minute faster than the prototype Peugeot EX1. Both these cars have a maximum speed of 162 mph. These cars are fitted with a newly-developed lithium-ceramic battery pack.

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Prius envy: Toyota EV race car sets record


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Inventory Shortage Damaging Toyota Sales

Toyata sales fell 13% in August because there is an inventory shortage. The earthquake in Japan occurred in March and made it impossible to get parts that were made solely in this country. Although Toyotas are made in the US, the parts are made and distributed primarily from Japan. Honda has also been hit by the shortage of inventory that comes from Japan.

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Toyota US Sales Fell 13% In August On Broad Declines

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