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

3 months agoVehicles / 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.

Behind Toyota's Late Shift Into Self-Driving Cars

Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, once an autonomous-vehicle skeptic, has shifted the world’s biggest auto maker out of go-slow mode in the technology.

'Toyota Still Has Many Issues,' President Says

Toyota has entrenched itself as the world’s top-selling car company, but its president, Akio Toyoda, says the Japanese auto giant still has work to do.

How Lexus Killed Boring With The Mind-Blowing V8 LC 500 Coupe

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For years, Toyota CEO, racer and general speed enthusiast Akio Toyoda has wanted to shake his company’s staid image—in particular Lexus, a brand that runs against top-shelf performance automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. In Detroit yesterday, he fired his biggest shot in that direction with the stunning LC 500 coupe, soon to the brand’s new flagship car. Read more...

Toyota Keeps 2016 Production Plans Above 10 Million

Akio Toyoda in Tokyo - KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images Toyota Motor Corporation intends to increase worldwide auto production slightly in the coming year, and to keep it above the 10 million mark. Toyota plans to produce 10.196 million units worldwide in calendar 2016, the company said today in a statement. This production target [...]

Akio Toyoda Wants To Work On The Line -- "But They Rejected Me"

Akio Toyoda answers reporters at the Tsutsumi plant - Picture by Bertel Schmitt Today, the first batch of the new Toyota Prius rolled off the production line in Japan. Order books are so full that President Akio Toyoda volunteered to help out at the production line. He did not make the [...]

Toyota boss talks down Lexus RX 7-seat potential – report

7 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The global head of Toyota has hosed down talk of a longer seven-seat version of the new 2016 Lexus RX SUV. Despite the appearance of camouflaged RX SUVs in the US recently, Toyota president Akio Toyoda told press in Europe this week that seven-seat SUVs are the domain of the company’s volume-selling arm. “That’s the […]

Toyota won't use Takata inflators made with ammonium nitrate: CEO

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp won't buy air bag inflators made by Takata Corp that use ammonium nitrate as a propellant but will consider buying other types if they are confirmed safe, President Akio Toyoda said on Friday. Toyota,...Show More Summary

New Racing Venture Punctuates Lexus Pivot From Utility To Sexiness

Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda just made it clear at the biennial Tokyo Motor Show in Japan that he wants the Lexus brand in future vehicles to stand for sexiness rather than utility. It seems that he’s already got a pretty good start on that goal with a new Lexus that [...]

Toyota signs rally legend Tommi Makinen to run new WRC team

Akio Toyoda has announced that four-time World Rally Champion and 90s rallying legend Tommi Mäkinen will serve as team principal for Toyota's new rally outfit in 2017. Continue reading Toyota signs rally legend Tommi Makinen to run new...Show More Summary

Tommi Makinen to lead Toyota Yaris WRC team in 2017

12 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Rally legend Tommi Makinen will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s charge into the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017, the outfit has confirmed today. Makinen will be joined by Toyota president Akio Toyoda, noted motoring enthusiast and the driving force behind the launch of the 86 sports car, as team chairman. Known best for his time […]

Toyota’s Akio Toyoda Banked $2.84M In 2014

In a regulatory filing made Wednesday, Toyota President Akio Toyoda made ¥352 million ($2.84 million USD) in total 2014 compensation. Toyoda’s 2014 payout is split between his standard ¥103 million ($830,000) salary and a bonus of ¥249 million ($2 million), Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Toyota chief earned $2.84 million last year after bonus doubles

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda earned 352 million yen ($2.84 million) in total compensation last year after his bonus doubled to about $2 million, the Japanese company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Akio Toyoda backs exec Julie Hamp after drug-related arrest

Akio Toyoda, president of the Japanese automaker that bears his name, is personally backing Julie Hamp, the American businesswoman who was hired to run Toyota's global PR and reports directly to him, after she was arrested by police in Tokyo for the illegal importation of drugs into Japan. Show More Summary

Toyota: U.S. Exec Didn't Intend to Break Japan Drug Law

Toshifumi Kitamura, AFP/Getty ImagesToyota president Akio Toyoda speaks at a press conference Friday following the arrest of the company's managing officer, Julie Hamp, at the automaker's headquarters in Tokyo. By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO...Show More Summary

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