Driving a concept to completion

Designers, developers, suppliers and team members. From paper to pavement, all across the country hundreds of thousands of Americans are hard at work, coming together to develop ever better vehicles

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Our Operations Map

Our North American operations reach far and wide. To see what we're doing and where, click to open our interactive guide.

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Design, Research & Development

From imagination to exhilaration

It just makes sense: vehicles destined for American drivers and roads should be shaped by the people who know them best. That’s why so much of what rolls off our assembly lines here is imagined here. We have world-class design, research and development facilities throughout the U.S., from Texas to Michigan, Arizona to California. That’s in addition to thousands of the brightest thinkers from all across America who call those facilities home. Check out what they’re doing to put more inspiration, intelligence and fun into every mile.

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Inspiration that moves you

This is where beauty meets brains. At our Calty Design Research facilities in Ann Arbor, Oakland and Newport Beach, some of the most innovative minds in the automotive industry are creating bold and innovative exterior and interior designs for everything from cutting-edge Lexus concept vehicles like the 2012 Lexus LF-LC to our halo 2020 Toyota Supra.

While the Ann Arbor, Michigan design studio works closely together with engineers at the Toyota Technical Center on North American production trucks and cars like the rugged 2016 Tacoma and the all-new 2021 Sienna, the California’s Newport Beach studio works on advanced and experimental designs such as the exciting 2014 FT-1, the futuristic 2017 Concept-i and the expressive 2018 Lexus LF-1 Limitless. The Oakland, California studio called the Toyota Innovation Hub focuses on improving the human mobility experience. Calty Design Research has contributed to the design of 55 production models – from the 1978 Celica to the 1997 Prius and on to the 2021 Sienna. With more than 100 team members and a $7.9 million investment, Calty designers have helped to create over 125 production, concept and NASCAR vehicles.

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Where technology meets passion

For  50 years, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development (TMNA  R&D),  has led engineering for several of the best-selling Toyota vehicles on U.S. roads. Headquartered in York Township, Michigan, TMNA R&D  is now creating both next-generation vehicles and new and advanced mobility concepts that can better move people, goods and information. Toyota’s innovation has produced more patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office than any other automaker for the past 8 years (2,753 in 2021). TMNA R&D is also pursuing Toyota’s mission to “Produce Happiness for All” by making life safer, easier and more enjoyable. Globally, Toyota spends approximately $1 million per hour on R&D to ensure that Toyota rapidly and continuously develops cutting-edge, high-quality, and appealing vehicles.

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Engineering & Manufacturing

The heart of all we do: engineering and manufacturing

We're always looking for ways to do things better, and that begins with engineering and manufacturing. Throughout North America, tens of thousands of our team members continually strive to improve not just our cars but everything we do. The reason? Our customers are counting on it.

Sales & Marketing
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Driving success since 1957

Based in Plano, Texas, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. (TMS) supports nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships in the U.S., ensuring that the needs of both driver and dealer are accommodated throughout the sales process.

Every vehicle sold in the U.S. depends upon this extensive network of dedicated professionals who align sales and marketing resources for our dealers nationwide.

With our ten regional offices and two private distributors across the U.S., we’ve strengthened and localized our operations so that we can make decisions closer to our customers and respond faster than ever before.

 

Financial Services
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Helping millions of people drive our quality vehicles home

As our finance arm, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has helped millions of people get to a very good place: into the driver’s seat of one of our vehicles. Working with participating Toyota dealers, TFS offers a full range of lease, purchase and protection plans, and, of course, the friendly, attentive service our customers deserve. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, TFS serves customers and dealers with 3,300 associates among three customer service centers, three regional offices and 30 dealer sales and service offices throughout America.3

Dealers
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Dedicated to helping you go places

We’re proud of our dealer teams working at nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships across North America. As professionals, they work hard to help their customers have the most satisfying, most reliable and enjoyable experience possible. As human beings, they work to help their environment, their communities and people in need.3

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