Toyota Brings Strong Momentum to New Year

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2012 Highlights Include Record North American Production,
Product Launches and Sales, Including Hybrids;
$1.5 Billion Investment in U.S. Communities

Toyota today announced that it set a new record for North American production with 1.78 million vehicles manufactured in 2012, up 41 percent from 2011 and surpassing its previous record of 1.72 million in 2007.

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Toyota unveils 2013 RAV4

The all-new 2013 RVA4 made its world debut today, Nov.28, at the 2012 Los Angeles International. The new RAV4 — one of Toyota’s four core products — comes seven years since the last redesign, a period in which nearly all its rivals have rolled out flashy new models.

The fourth generation of what Toyota says was “the world’s original small crossover SUV” when it rolled out 16 years ago, was a big event — a redo of one of the four core products for the world’s largest automaker. The present version is now the fourth generation, best-selling crossover in the U.S., behind the more recently redesigned Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox.

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N.H.T.S.A. Investigates 460,000 Toyota RAV4s After Reports of Suspension Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether about 460,000 Toyota RAV4s from the 2006-8 model years should be recalled because of suspension failures.

In a document posted on Friday to its Web site, the agency said the investigation was prompted by seven complaints from owners about “corrosion-related failure of the left or right rear suspension arm assembly.”

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