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.
Let's just say it turns out that Akio Toyoda is funny.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.”
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 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
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 captured his heart in the 1980s. The Corolla celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Read more...
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
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 [...]
The super sporty LC 500 could turn Lexus into a leading luxury brand when it arrives next year.
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 [...]
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.
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 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.
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...