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Toyota’s Trying to Remain Non-threatening in the U.S.

While the Trump administration is carefully considering whether or not imported vehicles qualify as a threat to national security, and prepares for trade negotiations with Japan, Toyota is being very careful about how it comes across in America. Last week, the automaker announced plans to add about 600 jobs across the Southern United States — raising […] The post Toyota’s Trying to Remain Non-threatening in the U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Investments, America, United States, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Donald Trump, Trump, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Southern United States, News Blog, Japan Toyota, Auto Jobs


2019 Lexus LS 500h Review: A Hybrid of The Highest Order

95 excellent overall impression Quiet & luxurious cabin.Solid engine performance.Infotainment touchpad is difiicult. Pros Ride Quality World-Class Interior Cons Infotainment Touchpad Options Add Up Quickly If you think Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have the market on the full-size luxury segment, Lexus is making a bold statement with the LS 500. When Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said he wanted to change the Lexus culture, he wasn’t kidding. The 2019 Lexus LS 500h says...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Review, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Denis, Hybrids, Volvo, Denver, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, CVT, Amazon Alexa, Audi BMW Mercedes Benz, Lexus LS


Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda: Trump tariff threat 'makes me feel sad'

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda defended the automaker's role in the American economy as the Trump administration continues to consider increased tariffs.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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8 statement-making watches worn by CEOs and corporate executives

People all over the world opt for timepieces as fashion statements to denote power and class. The includes CEOs, who tend to favor luxury watches and high-tech timepieces. Top execs at Microsoft, Amazon, Toyota, LinkedIn, and Oracle have favorite watches they've been spotted wearing. We carry our cell phones around all day through, and wearing a wristwatch, to many, may seem no longer necessary. That is true of you only treat your watch as a means of learning the current time. For a lot of pe...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Satya Nadella, Trends, Jeff Weiner, Toyota, Jeff Bezos, Omega, Forbes, Kim Jong, Akio Toyoda, McKesson Corp, Philippe, Padma Lakshmi, Dara Khosrowshahi


Toyota president warns Donald Trump: Be 'careful' on auto probe decision

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda called on President Donald Trump to make a "careful and appropriate decision" on whether car imports to the US are a national security threat, and potentially impose tariffs, to avoid potential... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Toyota, Donald Trump, Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda


And Then There Were Two: Toyota Builds Second Century GRMN

Built for current Toyota patriarch Akio Toyoda, the Century GRMN celebrates both the man and his desire to create a more emotive and performance-driven automaker. With the V12 gone, the standard Toyota Century is powered by a direct-injected, 5.0-liter V8 with a two-stage electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery. The powertrain is good for a […] The post And Then There Were Two: Toyota Builds Second Century GRMN appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Tokyo Auto Salon, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Century, News Blog, GRMN, Gazoo Racing, Gr, Toyota Century GMNR, Century GRMN


Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs

When it comes to electric vehicles, Toyota’s North American CEO seems to be on a different page than the company’s big boss, Akio Toyoda. A different page than Ford and General Motors, too. Maybe it’s because Toyoda has the entire globe in his sights, including many EV-hungry markets, while Jim Lentz can only look around, see […] The post Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Industry, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Akio Toyoda, Jim Lentz, Toyoda, Toyota Prius, News Blog, Product Planning


2020 Toyota Supra vs. Its Competition

It’ll not have escaped your notice that Toyota unveiled a new Supra this week in Detroit. We’ve been expecting such a beast since what seems like forever. In fact, during the reveal, Akio Toyoda himself jokingly called it the “worst kept secret.” Guaranteed there will be plenty of complaints from armchair CEOs and keyboard racers […] The post 2020 Toyota Supra vs. Its Competition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 2020, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Detroit, Z4, Cayman, Naias, Supra, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Supra, News Blog, F-type, M240i


2020 Toyota Supra: It’s Finally Here!

The 2020 Toyota Supra debuts at the North American International Auto Show. After a long wait – 21 years in fact – Supra fans finally receive their unicorn. Zero to 60 times are solid and the chassis setup is impressive.     Okay, just calm down, calm down I say! The 2020 Toyota Supra is here. You will get your chance to bask in its glory, including tons of specs and performance numbers, in due time, but until then, you are going to have to calm down. You have been frothing at the mouth for t...
Tags: Sweden, United States, Autos, Toyota, Michelin, Bmw, Fernando Alonso, Yota, Nurburgring, Supra, Brembo, Akio Toyoda, Standard, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Magna Steyr, Graz Austria


Sorry, Gazoo Racing Models Aren’t Coming to the United States

Toyota has been exceptionally vocal about its desire to spice up the brand and, for the most part, it has delivered. Expressive, sometimes polarizing, designs have begun populating its lineup as company president Akio Toyoda endlessly talks up the merit of sporting vehicles. While other chief executives focus solely on promoting mobility, he’s discussing the importance […] The post Sorry, Gazoo Racing Models Aren’t Coming to the United States appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, United States, Autos, Toyota, Akio Toyoda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Trd, Product Planning, Toyota Racing Development, Toyota Yaris, Gazoo Racing, Gazoo, Yaris GRMN


Toyota Mulling a Return of the MR2

Starting with the introduction of the 86 (Scion FR-S in North America) in 2012, Toyota began spicing up a brand viewed as being more synonymous with bulletproof reliability than fun. While this manifested itself primarily through more expressive exterior design choices, the brand also introduced performance-tuned GRMN variants in Europe and Japan. It’s also bringing back […] The post Toyota Mulling a Return of the MR2 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Japan, Autos, Toyota, North America, EVs, Akio Toyoda, Matt Harrison, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota MR2


No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president

Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continueThe president of Toyota has said a no-deal Brexit should be avoided “at all costs”, in the latest intervention by a major Japanese investor in the UK economy.In comments posted on the website of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Akio Toyoda noted that British and European Union leaders had failed to reach an agreement this week on the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Brexit, Akio Toyoda, EU Continue, Trade Policy


Toyota's President Is Using A Century GRMN Prototype As Official Transportation

More images of the Toyota Century GRMN we saw earlier this week have appeared, and it emerges that Akio Toyoda has been using the car as his personal transportation
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Akio Toyoda


Toyota wants Subaru and Mitsubishi back in World Rally Championship

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda hopes the World Rally Championship's expected return to Japan in 2019 can entice Mitsubishi and Subaru back to the series
Tags: Japan, Sport, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, WRC, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Autosport


2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport Review

If you think Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have the market on the full-size luxury segment, Lexus is making a bold statement with the LS 500. When Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said he wanted to change the Lexus culture, he wasn’t kidding. The LS 500 says Europe doesn’t have a lock on world-class luxury any longer. What’s New For 2018 The Lexus LS 500 is redesigned and all-new for 2018. The new, fifth-generation LS 500 is longer, lower, and wider than its predecessor, the LS 460, and with...
Tags: Europe, Review, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Car Reviews, Volvo, Denver, Akio Toyoda, Audi BMW Mercedes Benz, Mark Levinson, Denis Flierl, 2018 Lexus LS500 F Sport, Driving Dynamics From


Toyota Accelerates Mobility Push With Billion-Dollar Grab Investment

Akio Toyoda continues to push the company founded by his grandfather into the automotive future. Toyota has made its boldest bet to date on the growing ride-hailing market in Asia, part of the CEO’s steady steering of the family-owned company into the new world of mobility services. Toyota is investing $1 billion into Singapore’s Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia’s largest car-hailing service and an Uber rival that is valued at more than $10 billion. As part of the new agreement, Toyota will receiv...
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Technology, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Uncategorized, Advertising, Automotive, Mobility, Toyota, Akio Toyoda, Toyoda


Bringing Its Brand to the Fore, Lexus Reveals Its Takumi Mastery at US Open

Lexus is making a big marketing splash this week with a new campaign that debuts during its sponsorship of the US Open men’s golf tournament and also sets the stage for two key new vehicles that the brand is launching this year. Whether Dustin Johnson continues his recent dominance to win this week’s open, in Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, New York, or somehow Tiger Woods makes history again—or whatever scenario unfolds—Lexus will be the dominant automotive presence surrounding the US Open fo...
Tags: Japan, Advertising, Lexus, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Toyota, Akio Toyoda, Long Island New York, USGA, Lydia Ko, Johnny Miller, Shinnecock Hills, Takumi, Shinnecock, Cooper Ericksen Lexus, US Golf Association


Trade War Watch: Japan Gets Vocal Over U.S. Tariff Threats

While the Japanese government has walked on eggshells when discussing trade issues that are transforming the globe into an angry beehive, the nation’s automakers have been more forthright. However, they’re both getting increasingly vocal as the situation escalates. As the United States and Japan head into trade discussions scheduled for July, it’s beginning to look like […] The post Trade War Watch: Japan Gets Vocal Over U.S. Tariff Threats appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Government, Industry, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, JAMA, Akio Toyoda, Taro Aso, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association


War Footing: Toyota CEO Unleashes ‘Seven Samurai’ in Bid for Survival

You need cash if you’re going to make it in this industry, and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda wants more of it. The automaker’s top executive, who characterizes the dangers facing his company in the same manner of a military general defending the Japanese mainland, has launched an all-out assault on what he fears is Toyota’s […] The post War Footing: Toyota CEO Unleashes ‘Seven Samurai’ in Bid for Survival appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Savings, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Akio Toyoda, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Efficiencies


Toyota chief hopes to help Japan automakers keep tech edge

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. chief Akio Toyoda, tapped to head the Japanese auto industry association, promised Friday to lead a push among manufacturers to keep a competitive edge in emerging technologies such as zero-emission... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Ap, Tokyo, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, Japanese auto industry association


Toyota chief hopes to help Japan auto makers keep tech edge

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. chief Akio Toyoda, tapped to head the Japanese auto industry association, is promising to lead a push among manufacturers to keep a competitive edge in emerging technologies like zero-emission and autonomous driving. He told reporters Friday automakers continue to be the mainstay of Japan’s economy. Toyoda, the new chairman […]
Tags: Business, Japan, News, Ap, Tokyo, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, Toyoda, Nation & World


Material Implications for the Future of Mobility

The following is a sponsored post, courtesy of Covestro. It used to be that the lines between various key industry sectors, such as automotive, electrical/electronics, appliances and healthcare were relatively clear and distinct. No more. Current trends—as underscored by various pronouncements and product introductions at the CES 2018 trade fair in Las Vegas and the recent North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit—indicate a convergence of technologies and industries on a scale n...
Tags: Europe, Design, London, China, Singapore, Cars, Ces, Materials, United States, Vw, Toyota, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, North America, Detroit, Mercedes


Toyota Supra Previewed By GR Supra Racing Concept

It ain’t the actual production-spec Toyota Supra, but if you squint a bit and use your imagination to remove some of the racing bits like the huge rear wing and all the intake scallops, there you have it. It’s been 15 years since a Supra last graced a Toyota showroom floor, and the GR Supra Racing concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show is the closest indication of the next iteration, which will arrive in dealerships early next year. In this instance, “GR” stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s ...
Tags: Toyota, Bmw, Concept Cars, Detroit, Car Performance, Supra, Akio Toyoda, The interior, Gazoo Racing Toyota, Supra The Supra


Uber Technologies Is Getting Awfully Chummy With Toyota

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he expects the company to have its own autonomous cars within a year but, since the company doesn’t build cars, it needs to partner with one that does. Until now, the company has been in bed with Volvo Cars, previously stating its intention to purchase 24,000 self-driving XC90 SUVs from the brand […] The post Uber Technologies Is Getting Awfully Chummy With Toyota appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Industry News, Avs, Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, Volvo Cars, Uber Technologies, Dara Khosrowshahi, News Blog, Business Deals, Ride Services


Toyota’s #StartYourImpossible Boosts Olympic Athletes, Mobility Future

Television coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics around the world will feature a range of inspiring spots from Toyota as part of its #StartYourImpossible campaign and “Mobility for All” theme, which kicked off in October, when Toyota held its first Mobility Summit in Athens, just ahead of the Winter Olympic trials. More than 50 athletes from 20 countries supported by Toyota will compete at the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Among them are Toyota employees who ha...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Technology, Campaigns, Australia, Advertising, Sports, Syria, Ces, Afghanistan, Disability, Automotive, Olympics, Innovation, Korea, Storytelling


Toyota’s Jim Lentz Talks Off-Road SUV, Apple CarPlay, and More

Jim Lentz has been Toyota’s top American executive for more than a decade, calmly guiding the Toyota, Lexus, and Scion brands through the recession and into the current boom. Lentz spoke to Motor Trend at the Detroit auto show in January. Toyota and Mazda just announced a that will build Corollas and a small Mazda SUV. What happens to the plants already building Corollas? A few years ago, we were trying to find more capacity for RAV4. We decided to move all K-platform vehicles toward the north...
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Toyota GAZOO GR Super Sport Packs 1000 PS

Nobody really sees Toyota as a supercar maker, even though these are the guys who made the exquisite Lexus LFA. So at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon they once again remind us of their capabilities, with this. This is the Toyota GAZOO GR Super Sport, a hybrid super sports car with technology borrowed from WEC. That is World Endurance Championship, if you don’t know, a field of motorsport in which has been quite active this pas few years. Toyota GAZOO GR Super Sport shows what is possible when y...
Tags: United States, Autos, Toyota, Tokyo Auto Salon, Akio Toyoda, WEC, Shigeki Tomoyama, Toyota GAZOO GR Super Sport, GR Toyota, GR Super Sport Concept


Toyota unveiled a crazy-looking self-driving vehicle that could haul freight or deliver pizza on the sidewalk

Toyota revealed a self-driving concept vehicle, the e-Palette, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday. The vehicle will come in three sizes and is designed to be used for a variety of purposes, including freight and package delivery, ride-sharing, and mobile offices and storefronts. Toyota hopes to start testing the vehicle in the early 2020s.   Toyota revealed a self-driving concept vehicle, the e-Palette, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las V...
Tags: Trends, Ces, Tokyo, Toyota, Las Vegas, Paul Krugman, Trump, Pirelli, Akio Toyoda, International Consumer Electronics Show CES, Amazon DiDi Mazda Pizza Hut, Uber Toyota


Toyota’s mobility business shifts into high gear at CES

 Toyota took advantage of CES 2018 to signal a major shift in its business, becoming what company president Akio Toyoda termed a “mobility service company” during his keynote presentation. Toyota seems poised to embrace mobility services as a core part of its overall business, rather than an offshoot or subsidiary concern, based on Toyoda’s comments and the vision of the… Read More
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Business, Tech, Economy, Automotive, Pizza Hut, Toyota, Volkswagen, GreenTech, Akio Toyoda, Toyoda


Postcards from Tokyo – Reference Mark

Perhaps it’s in response to the looming pressure from the Shanghai and Beijing auto shows or that nonautomotive shows such as CES are starting to steal the thunder from the autorama circuit, but the Tokyo Motor Show displayed more fighting spirit this year. Sure, the Tokyo show might not have the glitz and weirdness it did before Japan’s miracle economy burst. But for a display that has bordered on bland/conservative for a couple decades, and which was even threatened with extinction, the 2017 e...
Tags: Japan, News, California, Opinion, America, Beijing, Hawaii, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Pininfarina, Mazda