If there were ever a car that embodies Toyota boss Akio Toyoda’s passion for sports cars, this is surely it. Say hello to the GR Super Sports Concept, a powerhouse hypercar developed by Toyota’s motorsport arm Gazoo Racing (hence the ‘GR’ in its name). Looking every bit the Le Mans 24 Hour entrant, the GR […]
Toyota took advantage of CES 2018 to signal a major shift in its business, becoming what company president Akio Toyoda termed a “mobility service company” during his keynote presentation. Toyota seems poised to embrace mobility services...Show More Summary
In announcing on Tuesday Toyota’s commitment to future seasons of the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, company president Akio Toyoda dropped a major hint that Toyota might be working on a hybrid sports car utilizing technology derived from the company’s Le Mans prototype race cars. “This year, I...
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It's "now or never" against the competition, President Akio Toyoda says. Continue reading Toyota AI, autonomy, racing and parts executives all get promotions Toyota AI, autonomy, racing and parts executives all get promotions originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Toyota’s army of engineers had quite a challenge creating the eighth-generation Camry sedan, the latest iteration of one of its most popular models worldwide. The order direct from company president Akio Toyoda – a bloke who races cars in his sparse spare time – to his chiefs was to green-light some of the designers’ boldest […]
Toyota's CEO, Akio Toyoda, is the most genuine car guy running an automaker since Lee Iaccoca. His goal? Make your car more fun than others.
Earlier this month, Toyota board chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada told CNBC that the company was “skeptical there would be a rapid shift to pure electric vehicles, given questions over user convenience.” It shouldn’t be perceived as a revolutionary thought. Show More Summary
Toyota’s Chief Executive Officer, Akio Toyoda said he wanted to infuse the Lexus brand with a new spirit. The new mission comes from his racing background and love for fast cars. The CEO of Toyota knew he had to change the culture at Lexus in order to survive. Toyoda wants to compete with the BMW […]
The phrase ‘new Toyota Camry‘ wouldn’t typically elicit much enthusiasm, but the company has pulled out a lot of stops to make the eighth-generation model a big step forward. The corporation’s head Akio Toyoda has demanded that all Toyota product moving forwards has at least a hint of driving dynamism, and here it’s coupled to […]
President Akio Toyoda says he may have maintained the status quo too long. Continue reading Toyota may use acquisitions to catch up in tech, self-driving Toyota may use acquisitions to catch up in tech, self-driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
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
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
CEO Akio Toyoda said the company is preparing for the "paradigm shift" in autos.
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.