Akio Toyoda

Toyoda taps former GM commando

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Straight talk and probing questions got Mark Hogan noticed by future Toyota President Akio Toyoda almost three decades ago. The two men served on the board of the now-defunct New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. factory operated jointly by General Motors and Toyota in Fremont, Calif.... Read More »

 

Toyota's Hogan says Detroit bankruptcy serves as warning to automakers

7:20 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
One of Toyota's newest board members says the city of Detroit's bankruptcy serves as a warning to Toyota and other automakers that would dare ignore changing market trends and react slowly to economic downturns.... Read More »

 

Toyota finishes $90 million global training center for mechanics

11:03 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Toyota marked the completion of a $90 million training center in Japan aimed at boosting the skills of Toyota mechanics at dealerships around the world.... Read More »

 

Toyota heir drives onto center stage

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2013
Toyota founding family scion and President Akio Toyoda has emerged from the bureaucratic shadows to present himself as the company's car-loving, fashion-forward salesman-in-chief. The marketing campaign aides have built around Toyoda is an unconventional move for a Japanese corporate icon where team play is prized above outsized personalities.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

It's in the numbers: Toyota internationalizes

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2013
Toyota is often criticized for being the most Japanese of Japanese companies in the pantheon of Japan Inc. But the new motto under President Akio Toyoda is "Internationalize!" Skeptical? Consider this: Toyota is dumping the use of Japanese numerical notation for the Western way.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

It's in the numbers: Toyota internationalizes

10:13 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Toyota is often thumped for being the most Japanese of Japanese companies in the pantheon of Japan Inc. But the new motto under President Akio Toyoda is "Internationalize!" Skeptical? Consider this: Toyota also is dumping the use of Japanese numerical notation for the Western way.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Ghosn's Nissan salary could draw fire in France

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's 7.6 million euro ($10 million) annual salary to head Nissan will likely further upset French unions and government officials who are already angry about the 2.47 million euros he got last year for running Renault.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Ghosn's Nissan salary could draw fire in France

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's 7.6 million euro annual salary to head Nissan will likely further upset French unions and government officials who are already angry about the 2.47 million euros he got last year for running Renault.... Read More »

 

Toyota president delivers highest returns for lowest pay

10:10 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Toyota made its name on the value and efficiency of its cars. Its chief executive, Akio Toyoda, now is earning a similar reputation for his compensation.... Read More »

 

Toyota's incoming chairman covets Supra-like sports car

9:19 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
Toyota's incoming chairman said he wants the sports car the company is developing with BMW to be a mid-sized vehicle comparable to the discontinued Supra.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW extends lead in common architectures -- but there are risks

June 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Automakers are fast-tracking flexible architectures to underpin multiple models across different brands and segments to catch up with VW Group's modular platform development strategy. Common platforms reduce costs and streamline new car development but bring risks as well as rewards, industry insiders say.... Read More »

 

JAMES B. TREECE

Can Akio be the Steve Jobs of Lexus?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda wants to take personal responsibility for injecting design and performance pizazz into the Lexus brand. In essence, Toyoda is setting out to be the automaker's equivalent of the late Steve Jobs, the legendary boss of Apple James B. Treece is industry editor for Automotive News.... Read More »

 

JAMES B. TREECE

Is Akio Toyoda cut from the Steve Jobs mold?

12:48 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda wants to take personal responsibility for injecting design and performance pizazz into the Lexus brand.... Read More »

 

Toyota quarterly profit rises to $3.17 billion

2:39 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2013
Toyota more than doubled its fourth-quarter net profit as the yen's depreciation helped the automaker export more profitably and U.S. sales of the Avalon sedan and Tacoma pickup were strong. The company posted net profit of 313.9 billion yen ($3.17 billion), compared with 121 billion yen last year.... Read More »

 

Toyota quarterly profit rises to $3.17 billion

May 8, 2013 08:39 CET
Toyota more than doubled its fourth-quarter net profit as the yen's depreciation helped the automaker export more profitably and U.S. sales of the Avalon sedan and Tacoma pickup were strong. The company posted net profit of 313.9 billion yen ($3.17 billion), compared with 121 billion yen last year.... Read More »

 

AKIO TAKES THE WHEEL

Toyota's car-buff president makes Lexus his pet project

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
By Akio Toyoda's own admission, his beloved Lexus luxury brand has a big problem. Unlike its German rivals, Lexus has no heritage, no narrative. Now the Toyota Motor Corp. president is investing himself personally in the brand by taking direct control of all things Lexus.... Read More »

 

Dreary HQ city is a handicap in global glitz plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Lexus Group was rechristened Lexus International in June 2012 in an effort to lend an air of worldwide reach and urbane globalism. Despite efforts to internationalize the brand, there is still one big hurdle: The limited allure of the company's bland industrial hometown of Toyota City.... Read More »

 

Toyota's 10 million plan: Common parts, r&d

May 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota President Akio Toyoda is banking on an overhauled r&d strategy to kick the company his grandfather founded into growth mode after four years of crises. The strategy will help boost Toyota's global sales beyond 10 million units a year.... Read More »

 

The 10 million plan: Common parts, r&d

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda is banking on an overhauled r&d strategy to kick the company his grandfather founded into growth mode after four years of crises. The strategy will help boost Toyota's global sales beyond 10 million units a year.... Read More »

 

FINAL ASSEMBLY

Lexus goes hipster, parties with robots in the Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
At the launch party for Lexus' global marketing campaign, the theme was definitely New York hipster.... Read More »

 

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