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.
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.
Toyota will expand development of hybrid technologyTue, 06, Dec 2016
Toyota will expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines. The automaker will increase staffing of its hybrid tech team by 30 percent through 2021.
Akio Toyoda will head Toyota's EV divisionWed, 30, Nov 2016
Japan's makers move into EVsSun, 27, Nov 2016
Toyota to sharpen focus on EVs via new in-house unitThu, 17, Nov 2016
A week after conceding it needs electric vehicles, longtime EV-skeptic Toyota Motor Corp. said it is forming a streamlined “in-house venture company” next month to start developing battery-powered eco-cars in a speedy, innovative way.
Didier Leroy reshapes giant for an era of new rivals, new risksMon, 14, Nov 2016
Didier Leroy, Toyota's first non-Japanese executive vice president, left Renault to become one of Toyota's most powerful leaders. Now he is responsible for plotting a new course to keep the Japanese carmaker competitive in a rapidly changing industry.