Toyota's Corolla Furia Concept Vehicle Coming To 2013 Twin Cities Auto Show

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Scion Also Providing Ride and Drive Program for Show Attendees
MINNEAPOLIS,  March 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota will be bringing an array of
exciting new production vehicles and a highly-publicized concept vehicle to the
upcoming Twin Cities Auto Show.  Scion, the youth brand of Toyota, will also
host a nine-day ride and drive program.  

This year, Toyota's exhibit will consist of 34 vehicles, such as the 2013
editions of the all-new RAV4 and Avalon - a sedan that's designed, engineered
and manufactured in the U.S.  Among the headliners at the exhibit will be the
Corolla Furia Concept vehicle. This exciting new sedan concept made its world
debut at the North American International Auto Show in January, providing the
media and public with a view of Toyota's potential design direction for the
world's all-time, best-selling automobile.  During its history, the Toyota
Corolla has sold more than 40 million cars worldwide, with nine million sold in
the U.S. since 1968.

Also appearing in  Minneapolis  will be a replica of the stock Toyota Tundra
CrewMax which successfully helped transport the retired space shuttle Endeavour
to its new home at the California Science Center last October. That pickup truck
marveled the world when it towed the nearly 300,000-pound Endeavour and its
custom-built dolly across a bridge spanning the 405 Freeway in southern 
California. Another special Tundra - a Minnesota Wild-emblazoned pickup - will
also be on display. This vehicle highlights Toyota's partnership with the NHL
franchise, as its official vehicle.  

Toyota's environmentally-friendly hybrid vehicles will also take center stage in
the auto show's "Green Room," located in the convention center's main hall.  The
Prius liftback, Camry Hybrid and new Avalon Hybrid will be present in this
special display.   

During the course of the entire show,  March 9-17, the Scion Live Drive ride and
drive program will allow participants to test drive the hottest models from
Scion, including the award-winning Scion FR-S sports car. Other models from the
Scion lineup will also be on hand, including the sporty Scion tC and the Scion
iQ premium microcar, the world's smallest 4-seater. Guests will be able to take
the Scion of their choice on a public road test drive (10-15 minutes in
duration) accompanied by a Scion Live Drive product specialist.

While supplies last, drivers will also receive a sleek Scion messenger-style,
eco-bag just for participating. While the test drive is free, admission into the
Twin Cities Auto Show is required to access the Scion ride and drive area.
Drivers need only a valid U.S. driver's license and be at least 21 years of age
to participate in the free test drive opportunity. Passengers must be at least 8
years of age and accompanied by a legal guardian.   

The Scion Live Drive will operate during the following dates and times: 
Saturday, March 9,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Sunday, March 10,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 
Monday, March 11,  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.;  Tuesday, March 12,  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 
Wednesday, March 13,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Thursday, March 14,  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.;
 Friday, March 15,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Saturday, March 16,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
and  Sunday, March 17,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Toyota
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS),  U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution
and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion.  Established in 1957, TMS
markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus
and Scion dealers which sold more than two million vehicles in 2012. Toyota
directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is
currently valued at more than  $18 billion. For more information about Toyota,
visit,,  or

SOURCE  Toyota Motor Sales,  U.S.A., Inc.

Curt McAllister, Midwest Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.,
Inc., +1-313-259-4598,

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