Toyota has announced it will return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 with a new dirt-spec Toyota Yaris set to take the stage. Under the guidance of Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda – the man behind the push to make cars that are more exciting, and one of the fathers of the Toyota 86 sports [...]
Akio Toyoda announces that Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a Yaris prepped by Toyota Motorsport. It will be a new start for the rally legend manufacturer after an 18-year absence. Continue reading Akio...Show More Summary
On the night before its official launch, Toyota President Akio Toyoda announced that the company's fuel cell vehicle (FCV) will be called the "Mirai." The name, which means "future" in Japanese, marks what the car maker sees as a turning...Show More Summary
President Akio Toyoda asks execs to 're-review' plans, sources claim.
By Norihiko Shirouzu and Maki Shiraki BEIJING/NAGOYA Japan (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is reconsidering a move to open a new compact car assembly plant in Mexico after company President Akio Toyoda told planners searching for a site to pause and review its rationale, executives familiar with the matter said. Show More Summary
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
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...
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 […]
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
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...
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. It's worth noting, of course, that Mr. Toyoda is still alive. Photo: Getty Images Read more...
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, 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 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
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...
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...
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
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 […]
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