Didier Leroy

Toyota's Leroy defies doubters, prepares for VW challenge

April 4, 2015 14:00 CET

When Toyota hired Didier Leroy, headhunters told the Frenchman he would never get far as a foreigner at the world's largest automaker. Starting this month, Leroy oversees the planning, building and selling of Toyotas in half the world....
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Toyota's Leroy to hand over healthy Europe

March 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota's European business is in good shape as CEO Didier Leroy prepares to step up this summer to a new global role as the automaker's first non-Japanese executive vice president....
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Toyota promotes Europe CEO Leroy to new global role

March 4, 2015 09:55 CET

Toyota will add Europe boss Didier Leroy to its board and promote him to global head of business in developed countries in a wider management shuffle. Johan van Zyl, currently CEO of Toyota's Africa region, will become Europe chief....
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BLOG: Leroy's Toyota Europe success brings reward

6:34 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2015

When Didier Leroy was promoted to head Toyota's European operations in April 2011, his goal was to return the region to sustainable profitability. After a three-year plan that has brought success step-by-step, he now gets a new role with even more responsibility....
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Toyota sees its EU sales growth this year, boosted by UK, southern Europe rebound

March 2, 2015 22:32 CET

Toyota expects its EU sales to grow by 2 percent to 2.5 percent in 2015, compared to 0.8 percent growth for the market in Western Europe. The rise will come from recovery in southern Europe, as well as continued strong sales in the UK, the automaker says....
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Vandalized Toyotas stall car-sharing program in France

Jan. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota's electric car-sharing experiment in Grenoble, France, hit problems after several of the carmaker's i-Road vehicles were vandalized. The difficult start illustrates some of the challenges automakers face as they enter the electric-car market, where local support for infrastructure is key....
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Toyota tests car-sharing in French city

Oct. 16, 2014 10:08 CET

Toyota has launched its first car-sharing service outside Japan in the French city of Grenobles. Consumers can hire EVs using a smart phone app in a scheme that may be expanded to other cities after a three-year trial....
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Toyota keeps European sales target despite Russian market slump

Oct. 2, 2014 14:42 CET

Toyota expects its focus on high-end vehicles in Russia will help it ride out the worst effects of the market slump in the country. The automaker says it is sticking to its target of increasing European sales to a million vehicles next year....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Toyota concept shows Europe-led design shift

Sept. 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Toyota turned to its styling center in southern France to create the C-HR concept that will be displayed in Paris next week. Toyota says the hybrid crossover hints at what it intends to bring to the compact SUV segment....
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2014 Eurostar winner Didier Leroy

Sept. 18, 2014 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy is this year's winner for European Operations CEO....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota Europe boss puts profit before volume, brushes aside Nissan challenge

July 9, 2014 06:01 CET

Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy is not worried about Nissan's publicly stated goal of passing his company as Europe's top-selling Asian brand. Leroy puts profit before volume and he has returned Toyota's European operations back to the black....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 7, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing Volkswagen Group as it tries to become the world's largest automaker....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Toyota exec ready to 'help' Nissan in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says he's ready to “help” Nissan achieve its stated goal of becoming the top-selling Japanese automaker in the region....
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Toyota Avensis' future in doubt with no hybrid variant planned

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET

The future of the Toyota Avensis is in doubt after the automaker's Europe boss said the mid-sized model would be excluded from the company's plan to offer hybrid versions of every model sold in the region by 2020....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Toyota Europe's profit rebound built on hybrid sales, cost-cutting

June 4, 2014 11:15 CET

Toyota is now solidly profitable in Europe on the back of rising hybrid sales and aggressive cost-cutting across its operations, head of Toyota Europe Didier Leroy told the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Toyota Europe boss shares secrets to his success

1:22 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2014

Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy says that to become a true leader you should not worry about making your boss happy....
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