Toyota, Carfax Extend Certified Pre-owned Partnership

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Feb. 4, 2012) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. has extended its partnership with Carfax for its Toyota Certified Used Vehicle (TCUV) program. Carfax Vehicle History Reports continue to be a key component in the TCUV certification process. Since 2005, Toyota has relied on Carfax Reports to verify the history of any Toyota or Scion vehicle submitted for certification.

Last year, Toyota once again led the industry in certified used vehicle sales, setting a new record of more than 331,000 vehicles. Carfax was made available to every TCUV customer and played an integral role in supplying detailed history reports on every vehicle sold.

"Carfax Vehicle History Reports provide tremendous value for both new and loyal Toyota customers," said Tom DeLuise, national manager of TCUV/TRAC sales and operations. "The partnership with Carfax has been very successful for Toyota and our dealers, and we are pleased to continue the relationship."

Free Carfax Vehicle History Reports are available with every Toyota and Scion Certified Used Vehicle. Thirty-two manufacturers choose Carfax to build confidence for their Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

"Carfax is the name our customers trust for vehicle history information," said Michael Ross, general manager at Palmiero Toyota in Meadville, Pa. "Carfax Vehicle History Reports are also the source that Toyota trusts for the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle program. That trust is why we use Carfax for our entire used vehicle operations."

About Carfax (www.carfax.com)

Carfax is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and is trusted by dealerships across North America to help acquire, advertise and retail used cars. Carfax is integrated with over 250 acquisition and inventory companies and is the vehicle history provider of choice for 32 manufacturer Certified programs plus 2,000 automotive Web sites. Online shoppers view Carfax® Vehicle History Reports™ included with dealer listings more than 85 million times a year to buy with more confidence. Become a Carfax Advantage™ dealer or learn how Carfax can help your dealership win by visiting www.carfaxonline.com.

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

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 1.64 million vehicles in 2011. 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 www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.

About Toyota Certified Used Vehicles

Launched in 1996, the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles (TCUV) program offers the next best thing to the purchase of a new Toyota. TCUV provides peace of mind in the purchase of a used vehicle that only a Toyota factory-backed certification program can offer. Since its inception, TCUV has sold over 2.2 million certified vehicles. Under TCUV, all vehicles undergo a 160-point quality assurance inspection, including mechanical and appearance reconditioning. TCUV also offers a 7-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a 7-year, 100,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance plan, and a 3-month, 3,000-mile comprehensive used car warranty. Currently, over 93 percent of Toyota dealers offer vehicles under the TCUV program.