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Toyota And Tesla: Rivals Or Partners?

By Mohammad Ali Ilahi: In 2010, the CEO of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk invited the President of Toyota (NYSE:TM) Akio Toyoda to his home and gave him a ride in his electric powered car. This was the beginning of a relationship...Show More Summary

Toyota Boss Akio Toyoda Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Video

It's not easy to look dignified as someone pours a bucket of ice and water over your head, but Toyota president Akio Toyoda manages better than most. Toyoda's dunking is all in the name of the globally-recognized 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, known by its acronym ALS and also known as Motor Neurone Disease. The idea of...

2014 Lexus IS F Review

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When Akio Toyoda took over the reins of Toyota Motor Company, he was on a mission to infuse his car company with a new spirit that comes from his racing background and love for fast cars. The CEO of Toyota knows that he must change the culture at Lexus in order to survive. He has […]

Tokyo 2020 Executive Board composition finalised

All 34 members of the Executive Board met this week to finalise the new positions, with the Chairman of the Keidanren Committee on Promotion of Sports Akio Toyoda; Japan Sport Council President Ichiro Kono; IOC Member and Japanese Olympic...Show More Summary

Toyota Turns To Design Chief To Helm Lexus

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

It's becoming more and more clear that Akio Toyoda is serious about improving the image of Lexus. We mean the word image quite literally here, as the head of Toyota has just promoted design chief Tokuo Fukuichi into the position of President of International Operations for Lexus. Toyoda made the move to help combat criticism from the last few...

Toyota's Design Chief Heads to Lexus after Executive Shuffle

Tokuo Fukuichi steps up as President of Lexus International to follow Akio Toyoda's design vision.

The Toyota FT-1 is merely a concept, but the ghost of Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda approves.

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Toyota FT-1 is merely a concept, but the ghost of Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda approves. It's worth noting, of course, that Mr. Toyoda is still alive. Photo: Getty Images Read more...

Toyota Banishes the Bland With FT-1 Concept

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Wired: Autopia

Toyota is world renown for making perfectly acceptable four-wheeled appliances, but Akio Toyoda, the automaker's CEO wants to shake things up. And the FT-1 concept is the first major step to banish the bland and eviscerate the vanil...

Akio Toyoda Sees Emerging Markets’ Growth Slowing, Uncertainties in China, Japan

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp. and scion of its founding family said that a slowdown in emerging markets and uncertainty over demand in both China and the Japanese home market makes 2014 “unpredictable”. “A deceleration is seen in emerging markets that have been growing rapidly until now,” said  Toyoda, who is also chairman […]

Toyota boss Akio Toyoda requires “sustainable growth” if Australian plant to survive

9 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota Motor Corporation boss Akio Toyoda has said the company’s Australian manufacturing operations needs to “aim at achieving sustainable growth” if it is to remain viable. Speaking at a pre-Tokyo motor show dinner, Toyoda-san (below)...Show More Summary

The CEO Of Toyota Sent Me A Letter Telling Me I'm Coolest

10 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

To paraphrase André 3000, what's cooler than being cool? Being Akio Toyoda, Toyota's performance-loving, race car-driving, occasionally hipster-dressing CEO. And in a thing that actually just happened for real, he sent me a letter telling me I'm the coolest. I'm feeling all the feels! Read more...

Hipster Akio Toyoda Is Our Salute To Japan's Coolest Car Executive

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I have a huge amount of respect for Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, and just when I didn't think he could rise any higher in my book, he shows up to a talk at Meiji University dressed like just raided the Bonobos catalog to try and get young people excited about cars again. Read more...

Trouble Shoot Your Way to Recovery

Last summer Akio Toyoda disappeared from public view. In reality Toyoda, a member of the company’s founding family, was very much in view if you were looking on the asphalt of a dealership in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As Michelle MaynardShow More Summary

Review: 2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD

12 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Under the direction of CEO Akio Toyoda, Toyota is in the process of changing their entire lineup to be sportier. This week we’ll see the results of the companies transformation in the newly-redesigned 2013 RAV4 compact SUV. We’ll take a ride in the mid-range XLE AWD model that came equipped with a four-cylinder engine and […]

Report: Toyota to sell hot-pink Crown in Japan

Akio Toyoda is doing a pretty decent job at the helm of the Toyota empire. This is the man, after all, that declared that Toyota would get new sports cars, and that they needed to be, not should be, rear-wheel drive. We can respect that. Show More Summary

Asian plants, Toyota, Suzuki and Infosys in Our Daily Round-Up for 07/01/2013

Asian manufacturing was badly hit by the decreased domestic demand in the country and orders from foreign markets like India for a first time since 2008. Toyota Motor’s President Akio Toyoda has emerged from the bureaucratic shadows and has presented himself as the car-loving, open-minded salesman-in-chief. Show More Summary

Toyota president lowest paid among automotive Big Five

last yearVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota may have regained its crown as the world’s biggest automaker, but president Akio Toyoda has been revealed to be the lowest paid car boss among the five largest automotive manufacturers. Toyoda’s pay in 2012 was just over $2 million … Continue reading ? The post Toyota president lowest paid among automotive Big Five appeared first on CarAdvice.

Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, is the lowest paid major chief exec of a carmaker despite typically retu

last yearVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, is the lowest paid major chief exec of a carmaker despite typically returning the biggest profits. Also, he races cars. What a guy! Read more...

2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Review

last yearVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The luxury hybrid segment gets a whole lot quicker and interesting with the new 2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid hitting the road. When Akio Toyoda took over the reigns at Toyota, he vowed to make the Toyota and Lexus lineup more sporty. And the new RX 450h is a good example of the changes that [...] The article 2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Review appeared first on Automoblog.net.

Toyota's Next Chairman Wants A New Supra Hero Model: Report

The push for a successor to Toyota's long-gone Supra coupe may have gained another supporter, according to reports out of Japan this week. It's no secret that Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, the driving force behind approval for the new 86 entry-level sports coupe, is eager to add a new hero model to the company's line-up. Show More Summary

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