TOKYO -- Facing its first U.S. sales decline since 2011, Toyota says the fix will be supplying dealers with "more and more and more trucks."
That's the promise from Didier Leroy, Toyota Motor Corp.'s top executive for North America and the company's chief competitive officer. He says Toyota pumped out more pickups and SUVs this year and will supply even more in 2017 to better meet booming demand in the U.S.
But as for 2018 -- it's still wait-and-see as Toyota assesses market trends.
"Our commitment for the U.S. dealers is we will provide them more and more and more trucks and more SUVs," Leroy said earlier this week. "We provided them more trucks and SUVs this year than last year, and in 2017, we will even produce and deliver more trucks."