Akio Toyoda

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo....
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Japanese auto industry leaders stand strong as survivors

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show has been an unprecedented love fest. On Tuesday, the afternoon before the first press day, the bosses of each member of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association stood shoulder to shoulder on the same stage, as the sound of a revving engine from each of their lineups roared in turn....
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Doubting Toyota prince defeats crisis to prove self wrong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
Akio Toyoda has made a convincing case for himself as head of the world's biggest automaker. With the Tokyo Motor Show under way this week, Toyota is on track for a record profit, its Lexus luxury unit predicts the best-ever year of sales, and industry surveys show public questions over deteriorating quality are fading. It's a remarkable turnaround for an executive who got off to a shaky start handling one of the worst crises in Toyota's 76-year history....
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Toyota is ready to go on the offensive again

Nov. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
President Akio Toyoda says Toyota is finally ready to go on the offensive again after being hobbled in recent years by the global financial meltdown, vehicle recalls and Japan's earthquake....
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Toyota's new offensive's goal: Improvement, not sheer volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
President Akio Toyoda says Toyota Motor Corp. is finally ready to go on the offensive again, after being hobbled in recent years by such crises as the global financial meltdown following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, unintended acceleration recalls and Japan's killer earthquake....
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Toyoda touts Tokyo show as high-tech hub

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
The Tokyo Motor Show has fallen on hard times as global automakers channel their marketing efforts into bigger shows in China....
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As Scion slips, Toyoda urges patience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Akio Toyoda, scion of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founding family, has words of encouragement for Scion dealers who have soured on the brand's shrinking sales: Hang in there....
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Power play: 3 auto guys are in the mix

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Last week Forbes issued its list of the world's "most powerful people," 72 in all, and found spots for three car guys. The magazine calls it "an annual snapshot of the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world."...
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Why loving a car like a pet will never happen with Gen Y

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
Toyota President Akio Toyoda wants young people to love cars and have genuine feelings of attachment to their vehicles. Hmm, good luck....
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