Akio Toyoda

Japan auto lobby slams U.S. tariff threat ahead of trade talks

5:55 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Japan's association of automakers blasted U.S. moves to explore raising tariffs on Japanese auto exports, just as the two countries plan trade talks that may increase pressure on Tokyo to open up its markets.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japanese automakers slam tariff threat

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Japan carmakers slam tariff threat; Kia recall; Group urges Autopilot fix; UAW-Chrysler training center sues to retrieve embezzled funds; As GM, Waymo ramp up, Ford plays long game.

Toyoda warns Toyota faces 'life-or-death' battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018
Akio Toyoda has a new cost-cutting mantra while preparing for a new round of belt-tightening – even as Toyota books record profit.

Toyota quarterly profit jumps 43% on cost cutting, lower expenses

May 9, 2018 10:38 CET
Toyota profit surged 43 percent in the latest quarter as cost cutting, lower incentives and falling warranty expenses offset unfavorable foreign exchange rates and helped pilot the automaker to a record full-year net income.

For Toyota, it's always time to panic

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Why all the crisis talk at Toyota? Akio Toyoda and his team seem to like it that way.

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Toyota will seek halo appeal with Supra coupe

March 6, 2018 11:25 CET
Toyota will use its Supra sports car to act as a halo model to bring more emotional appeal to the brand.

Toyota names most diverse board yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
To broaden the view of his board, Akio Toyoda has installed Toyota's first female director and appointed a British Paralympic medalist.

Toyota bids farewell to Tatsuro Toyoda

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2018
Japan's business aristocracy attended the recent memorial service for the late Toyota president Tatsuro Toyoda, including diplomats, prime ministers, suppliers, dealers and labor leaders.

Toyota shuffle creates diverse board

March 2, 2018 10:59 CET
President Akio Toyoda has shuffled his company's board of directors, installing the first female director and appointing a British Paralympic medalist. After the new board is seated, it will arguably be Toyota's most diverse ever.

Toyota's new execs see a crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2018
Toyota's latest batch of newly promoted executives injects new diversity of thought, but all are decidedly single-minded in warning that Japan's biggest automaker is beset by industry upheaval.

Toyota's way changed the world's factories; now the retool begins

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018
Over decades, Toyota built a corporate culture that was the envy of the manufacturing world. Now the industry's most-emulated company is overhauling the way it brings its vaunted production system to every corner of the business.

Former Toyota President Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88

7:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2018
Tatsuro Toyoda, the second son of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founder and whose short tenure as the company president in the 1990s was marked by health issues, has died at 88.

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Toyota's slow-and-steady approach won't win this race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2017
While Toyota has been satisfied to manage the evolution of Hybrid Synergy Drive over two decades, competitors such as General Motors, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen and Renault-Nissan have been busy driving the next revolution in transportation.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyoda's 'wild dream' to electrify lineup

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2017
Toyoda's 'wild dream' to electrify lineup; Hyundai, FCA mulling fuel-cell effort?; Key acquisition for Denso; A look inside Mercedes G class; What Renault sees in magazines.

Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership

Dec. 13, 2017 11:15 CET
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity and has shuffled the leadership of its research, purchasing and production engineering operations. It also named bosses for Germany, Russia and Italy, and a new marketing director.

Toyota shake-up: No time to lose

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
The appointment of computer guru Gill Pratt to a new "fellow" position at the top of Toyota underscores Akio Toyoda's urgency to remake the company.

Toyota sounds 'now or never' alarm with management shuffle

12:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017
Toyota faces a “now or never” competition for survival and is shuffling management to tackle the challenge, President Akio Toyoda says.

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Toyota to re-enter EV sector starting in China from 2020

Nov. 17, 2017 09:56 CET
Toyota will introduce EVs in China starting in 2020 and is considering selling battery-powered models developed by its local partners under the Japanese marque as Beijing prepares to tighten environmental regulations. Toyota stopped sales of the RAV4 EV in 2014.

TOYOTA'S AKIO TOYODA: Taking the long view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017
Akio Toyoda is keeping his eyes on the future, the far, far future, as the Toyota Motor Corp. president pilots his company through a rapidly changing automotive landscape. The biggest risk, he says, is thinking 2050 is too far away and doing nothing.

VIDEO: Akio Toyoda: If we don't change, we won't grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2017
Toyota President Akio Toyoda feels the pressure of steering his company through a rapidly transforming industry where new entrants and technological advancements are forcing the family scion to rethink an 80-year-old business. As a result, he's betting on alliances and investments in areas from fuel cells to artificial intelligence. One thing the 61-year-old sees enduring through the decades is people's “friendship” with their cars.

Nissan CEO hands off to Toyota CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017
In decorum-obsessed Japan, the auto industry is cooperating to keep Nissan's recent factory inspection scandal from dimming the glitz at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

Sporty Toyota line will make waves in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2017
Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Daimler spending $1B to make EVs in Ala.

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017
Daimler spending $1B to make EVs, batteries in Ala.; Greenpeace activists try to halt VW diesel delivery; Tata's 'long-term view' on Jag; Tesla chip dip?; Donuts with Akio Toyoda.

Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows

10:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017
Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.

The in-your-face face of Toyota design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017
Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it's his California flair that's giving his U.S. design studio outsized influence at Japan's No. 1 carmaker.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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