Toyota's CEO was satisfied with his car-guy status until he bumped heads with Hiromu NaruseSun, 21, May 2017
Akio Toyoda not only runs Toyota Motor Corp. but is its master driver, the final arbiter of what makes a Lexus a Lexus and a Toyota a Toyota. Knowing how to drive - no, race - a car makes him like no other CEO in the 79 years since his grandfather founded the company.
Toyota’s driving chief learns the secret sauceMon, 22, May 2017
In new automotive era, even Toyota strugglesMon, 15, May 2017
A lackluster test drive of an EV prototype underscores for Akio Toyoda the new challenges posed by an evolving auto industry. His reaction has Toyota in crisis mode as it grapples with next-generation technologies and plunging profits.
First Shift: Ford board said to raise heat on FieldsWed, 10, May 2017
Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision makingWed, 01, Mar 2017
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the Japanese automaker works toward a slimmer executive structure to better compete in an industry undergoing rapid change.
A front-seat look at Toyota's tough test driveFri, 06, Jan 2017
For three days in November, Automotive News Asia Editor Hans Greimel joined the Argentina leg of Toyota's Five Continents Drive, the automaker's audacious seven-year gambit to reboot its mindset toward making better cars for a new era.
Toyota’s trade heat from Trump toughens test of U.S. demandTue, 07, Feb 2017
Toyota operating profit declines 39% on foreign exchange hit, higher expensesMon, 06, Feb 2017
Toyota reported a 39 percent tumble in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses and higher expenses offset an increase in worldwide sales. Operating profit plunged to 438.5 billion yen ($3.76 billion) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.
Toyota, Suzuki outline plans to deepen collaborationMon, 06, Feb 2017
Toyota and Suzuki announced Monday that they have agreed to start concrete talks about collaborating in environmentally friendly technologies, safety systems, information technology and the mutual supply of products and components.
Toyota lines reflect designers' growing cloutMon, 30, Jan 2017
The world's longest, toughest test driveMon, 02, Jan 2017
Toyota’s Five Continents Drive is a seven-year, 130,000-mile, worldwide gambit, devised by CEO Akio Toyoda to reboot the world's biggest carmaker. Automotive News had an exclusive front-row seat on the latest trek along some of earth’s most punishing roads.
Akio Toyoda takes the wheel as 'Morizo'Mon, 02, Jan 2017
Getting out and driving, no matter how grassroots, is key to Akio Toyoda's effort to cultivate excitement for cars within Toyota. The ossified bureaucratic giant, critics say, lost its way when employees became mired in their daily desk jobs and drifted away from four-wheeled product.