Hello, Toyota's president wants to be friends with you in China

Aug 3, 2017

Hello, Toyota's president wants to be friends with you in China

Akio Toyoda has opened an account on Weibo seeking to win friends in China, an uncommon social media presence for Toyota Motor Corp.'s boss. Toyoda, 61, the president and chief executive officer of Asia's biggest automaker, got more than 16,000 followers within hours of his ...

Toyota chief meets with Macron in Paris

/ Jun 17, 2017

Toyota chief meets with Macron in Paris

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday, officials said. As the automaker's biggest factory in Europe is in France, Toyoda is thought to have briefed Macron on the company's contribution to the French economy and employment ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Toyota, Suzuki chiefs talk business with Modi

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda and Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki met Thursday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks on their business operations in that country, local media reported. After the meeting, the Indian prime minister's office said in a statement ...

Toyota chief meets with Pence in Washington

Jan 12, 2017

Toyota chief meets with Pence in Washington

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda met with U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence in Washington on Tuesday, a company source said Wednesday. The meeting follows the carmaker's announcement at a trade show Monday that it plans to make $10 billion in capital investments in the ...

Toyota taps non-Japanese to help oversee structural overhaul

/ Mar 3, 2016

Toyota taps non-Japanese to help oversee structural overhaul

Toyota Motor Corp. is handing non-Japanese executives major promotions in the third overhaul of its complex business structure in six years, as President Akio Toyoda seeks ways to make the world's largest automaker more nimble. Didier Leroy, appointed to the highest rank for a non-Japanese ...

Lexus introduces $100,000 sports coupe to burnish image

/ Jan 12, 2016

Lexus introduces $100,000 sports coupe to burnish image

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus is rolling out its highest-performance model since the LFA supercar to burnish its reputation among buyers of prestige luxury autos. The LC 500 sports coupe, unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, accelerates from 0-to-60 mph (0-to-96 ...