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2019 Toyota 86 blends sports car fundamentals with 21st century performance, comfort and tech
Jul 31, 2018
2019 Toyota 86 blends sports car fundamentals with 21st century performance, comfort and tech

In a competitive field overflowing with less-than-svelte sports cars, therein shines Toyota 86, a stylish 2+2 rear-wheel drive coupe adhering to the fundamentals of automotive athleticism: optimal power-to-weight stats, a cunning design, superb balance and feel. In 2019, 86 sheds none of its distinguished moxie, and gains an even sharper edge through its newest grade: the limited production, 86 TRD Special Edition.
 
Two existing grades – 86 and 86 GT – complete the 86 range, and offer…

Toyota Motor Corporation founder Kiichiro Toyoda inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame
Jul 27, 2018

DETROIT (July 20, 2018) – Cited for his extraordinary vision and entrepreneurial spirit, Toyota Motor Corporation founder and former president Kiichiro Toyoda was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last evening in Detroit. 

Kiichiro Toyoda was one of five industry leaders named to this year’s Automotive Hall of Fame induction class. He is credited with expanding Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a successful textile business created by his father, Sakichi Toyoda, into…

Toyota Supra gets back to American racing in NASCAR Xfinity Series
Jul 06, 2018
Toyota Supra gets back to American racing in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Toyota Supra is back at the track! Beginning in 2019, the globally-recognized iconic sports car will prove its championship mettle in the hotly contested NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). Supra will make its on-track debut in the NXS race at Daytona on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

“When you talk Toyota and cool cars, Supra is the first thing that comes to mind for many auto enthusiasts,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president of Toyota Division Marketing. “Supra’s return in production form is huge…

SUV, truck sales keep GST on top of Chron 100 list
Jun 18, 2018
Houston Chronicle - 18 June 2018
SUV, truck sales keep GST on top of Chron 100 list

Hurricane Harvey may have damaged Gulf States Toyota’s headquarters, but the storm failed to make a dent in the independent Toyota distributor’s financial success. For the seventh year in a row, Gulf States Toyota is the top private company in Houston, reporting $8.9 billion in revenue in 2017.

The vehicle distributor serves 158 dealer locations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. It has 2,100 employees companywide, including 1,900 in Houston.

Hawaii's Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows joins Auberge Resorts Collection
Jun 05, 2018
Hawaii's Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows joins Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection today welcomes Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, the famed resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, to its portfolio of award-winning luxury resorts, residences and clubs. Under the direction of a world-class development team, Mauna…

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