Toyota Announces Final 25 Winners of 100 Cars for Good

Toyota has announced the final 25 winners in the 100 Cars for Good program. The program gave away 100 free Toyota vehicles to charitable organizations to assist them in their selfless work.

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Toyota Announces New Winners in 100 Cars for Good

Toyota has just announced the third group of winners in its 100 Cars for Good Project. Thus far, 75 charitable organizations have been chosen to receive free Toyotas to help them do their charitable work. 

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Toyota Announces Next 25 Winners of 100 Cars for Good

Toyota has now announced the second group of 25 winners in its 100 Cars for Good contest. Selected charities receive a brand-new vehicle from the Japanese manufacturer, meant to help the charities further endeavors.

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Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program Announces First 25 Winners

Now well underway, the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program is announcing the first list of businesses that will be awarded a free vehicle to further advance their work.

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Toyota '100 Cars For Good' Charity Open for Applications

Applications opened at noon Eastern Standard Time, today for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good campaign that donates the aforementioned number of cars to 100 non-profit organizations over a period of 100 days.

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Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program Returning in 2012

Following on from its well received “100 Cars for Good” program last year, Toyota announced at the Chicago Auto Show that it would be returning for 2012.

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Lexus Transferring Key Marketing Division To California

It seems to be an emerging trend amongst Japanese automakers, one of transferring critical aspects of operations to locations outside of Japan. Nissan has already done it by opening a new HQ in Hong Kong, now Lexus is looking to shift key units, notably it’s global marketing operations, from the Japan to the US.

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Orders Begin

At least in Japan. In Toyota‘s home market, the automaker announced that it will retail the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) for some 3.2 million Yen (equivalent to some $41,000 US) and has begun taking customer orders.

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Toyota Oakley Surf Tacoma Debuts Ahead of 2011 SEMA Show

Continuing with a look at some of the “themed” pickup trucks on display at this year’s SEMA show, we bring you the Toyota Oakley Surf Tacoma.

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Volkswagen Poised to Overtake Toyota as World's Largest Automaker

If sales continue to grow steadily in emerging markets, then it looks very likely that by the end of this year, Volkswagen AG will overtake Toyota as the world’s biggest volume producer of automobiles.

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2012 Toyota Sequoia Gets Trailer Sway Control

It was inevitable. With much of the full-size, body-on-the-frame competition adopting standard Trailer Sway Control, Toyot a has now added it to the 2012 Sequoia SUV.

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2012 Toyota Camry Announced as Daytona 500 Pace Car

Now this is one subject that’s likely to polarize opinion, the fact that a Toyota Camry, will pace the 2012 Daytona 500 in February.

A generation ago, the very notion that a Japanese car would be leading the field during a NASCAR race was almost unthinkable, now, it appears to be a reality. However there is some logic to this. The Camry has, for the last 13 out of 14 years, been the best selling car in America and since 1986, all of those sold here, have also been built here, at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky assembly plant.

As the car has woven its way into the heart of America’s psyche it’s started popping up everywhere and it seems to have been greeted with a growing amount of enthusiasm, even amongst stock car racing insiders.

“NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway provide a uniquely American platform for manufacturers to display their technology, innovation and overall automotive excellence,” remarked Joie Chitwood III; President of Daytona International Speedway. “After nearly eight years of competing at NASCAR’s highest level, I’m pleased to have the 2012 Toyota Camry pace the DAYTONA 500.”

Toyota has been competing in NASCAR since 2004, beginning with Tundra pickup based stockers in the World Truck series. It has won five consecutive manufacturer’s titles in that series, while propelling drivers to the championship on three separate occasions (Jeff Bodine 2006 and 2010; Johnny Benson 2008).

In 2007 Toyota began running Camrys in the Nationwide Series and has since claimed 60 wins and three manufacturer’s cups as well as propelling Kyle Busch to the driver’s title in 2009.

Getting back to pace cars, Toyota has already used Camrys at the following NASCAR tracks: Auto Club Speedway of Southern California, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Dover International Speedway in Delaware, California’s Infineon Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway; Wisconsin’s Road America and Watkins Glen International.

So, the very notion of a Camry pacing the Daytona isn’t perhaps too much of a stretch, though Toyota could perhaps use this opportunity to try and make the pacer at least a little bit exciting.

Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2012 Toyota Camry Review or watch the video review after the jump:

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Next-Gen Toyota Avalon Styled Like Audi A7

According to a number of Toyota dealers, who recently got a sneak peak at the next generation Avalon, the company’s full-size cruiser will reportedly be transformed into a sleek, Euro inspired car, in the mold of the Audi A7 or Jaguar XJ.

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Toyota Expects North American Production to Reach 100 Percent by September

According to a statement issued by Toyota, North American production is expected to reach full capacity by September.

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Next US-Bound Toyota Hybrid Will Be a Truck

When most people think Toyota and hybrid, the Prius naturally comes to mind. Indeed, Japan’s largest automaker has been capitalizing on the car’s brand equity, expanding the range to include the A/V wagon and plug-in variants.

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