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.
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 […]