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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News, the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company's electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about...Show More Summary

Toyota's 'crisis' isn't what you think

Akio Toyoda stated: "I believe that making ever-better cars starts with compact cars." Continue reading Toyota's 'crisis' isn't what you think Toyota's 'crisis' isn't what you think originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 May 2017 14:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Toyota CEO: Don't call our cars 'boring' anymore

CEO Akio Toyoda said the company is preparing for the "paradigm shift" in autos.        

Japan PM says meeting with Toyota president was decided months ago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that his plans to meet with Toyota Motor Corp Chief Executive Akio Toyoda on Friday were arranged months ago and he did not suddenly summon Toyoda in response to U.S. rhetoric on trade policy.

Toyota Stock Drops Immediately After Trump Tweet About Mexican Factory

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

The tweet is ostensibly a response to comments made earlier in the day by Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda, who said at an auto industry event that the company was not paring down its factories in Mexico.

Toyota’s New EV Division Headed By Company President Akio Toyoda (Grandson Of Founder)

While many of us were tempted to postulate that Toyota's recent creation of an electric vehicle division perhaps wasn't a serious move, the recent appointment of company president Akio Toyoda as head of the division seems to contradict...Show More Summary

Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota may have pioneered the mass production of hybrid vehicles, but its move into next-generation power has been a less than direct process. To date, the Japanese giant has focused its post-hybrid efforts on a plug-in hybrid EV version of the Prius and the ‘other’ future alternative energy: hydrogen. But, with battery electric vehicles quickly becoming a […]

Toyota CEO Will Take the Reins of Its Electric-Car Efforts

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda is taking the helm of a new battery-powered vehicle project, accelerating the Japanese auto giant’s effort to catch up to General Motors, Tesla Motors and Nissan Motor in electric-car development.

Akio Toyoda Puts Himself And 3 Top Managers In Charge Of Electric Car Drive

6 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Toyota president Akio Toyoda has assembled an all-star cast to run Toyota’s new electric car division, and put himself in charge of it.

Toyota And Suzuki Announce Partnership, Leaving Japan's Auto Industry Perplexed

In response to a question about its proposed relationship with Suzuki, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda replied, “A decision has not been made as to exactly what relationship we will have with Suzuki.”

Suzuki's Dalliance With Toyota, A Prelude For LTR

Freshly BFFd. Akio Toyoda and Osamu Suzuki (Photo: Bertel Schmitt) “If we don’t share, we won’t survive,” said Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Suzuki Motors, today. The auto industry’s grand seigneur gave a whole new meaning to "share society" at the Tokyo headquarters of Toyota, where Suzuki, flanked by a much younger [...]

Toyota Aiming For 8.8 Billion Autonomous Test Driving Miles Before Tech Is Included In Vehicles

Toyota is aiming to achieve 14.2 billion kilometers (~8.8 billion miles) of autonomous test driving miles before it includes such technologies in its vehicles, going by comments made by Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda at the Paris Motor Show. Show More Summary

2016 Lexus GS 200t F Sport Review

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Originally appeared on Automoblog.net When Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, said he wanted the Lexus brand to be more sporty, this is what he had in mind. The Lexus GS models are rear-wheel-drive sports sedans. The entry GS 200t is a new model for 2016 that comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Our tester had the F […]

Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda rolls out in a 4-door Corolla GT like the one that ca

last yearVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda rolls out in a 4-door Corolla GT like the one that captured his heart in the 1980s. The Corolla celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Read more...

No Fixed Abode: Barack Obama, Scion Killer

One coupe flies, two coupes die. By the time that Akio Toyoda was standing on that Detroit stage crowing about the triumph of the LC500, the nails were already being hammered into Scion’s coffin. The Scion tC, perhaps the best combination...Show More Summary

Toyota Has Big Plans For Small Cars

Akio Toyoda and,Masanori Mitsui, today in Tokyo (Photo YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images) A battle of opinions rages about the future of the auto business, and the sentiments couldn’t be more different. Two days ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionnesaid Chrysler would exit small cars to focus on Jeep SUVs,Ram pickups and a [...]

Akio Toyoda: Lexus Isn't Boring Anymore, And Here's The LC 500 To Prove It

The super sporty LC 500 could turn Lexus into a leading luxury brand when it arrives next year.

Nice Try VW: Toyota Again World's Largest Automaker

Akio Toyoda (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Last summer, and in a Dewey vs. Truman moment, media around the world crowned Volkswagen as the world’s largest automaker. The game is not decided at halftime, and when Toyota published its official 2015 results today, Volkswagen AG found itself in the same place [...]

Emotion Drives Engineering & Design in the New Lexus “LC 500?

At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit last week, Toyota Motor Corporation’s President Akio Toyoda made it clear that the Japanese corporation was listening to fans and critics when thinking about the future… The post Emotion Drives Engineering & Design in the New Lexus “LC 500? appeared first on Selectism.

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