Tag Archive for: Toyota

10
Apr

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Toyota is in the process of streamlining its R&D process: TOYOTA CITY, Japan—Toyota Motor Corp. 7203.TO +1.51% said Monday that it has reorganized its vehicle-development system in order to speed decision making, cut costs and better appeal to car buyers world-wide. The changes to core engineering and design programs bolster the […]

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12
Jan

As we have been thinking about how to rebuild trust, I read this morning’s headlines about Toyota being “committed to continue earning the trust and confidence of American consumers.”  It is one thing to tell people that you want to earn their trust but you can’t just tell them, you have to show them. In […]

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14
Apr

Update 4-14-10: Toyota will now be halting sales of one of its Lexus SUVs due to rollover concerns raised by Consumer Reports, according to the Wall Street Journal: Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will temporarily halt the sale of a Lexus sport-utility vehicle after Consumer Reports magazine raised safety concerns about it. The move […]

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5
Feb

The New York Times today reports that Mr. Toyoda, the grandson of the founder, finally had a news conference yesterday where he used the word trust twice.  The first time, he said, “I deeply regret that I caused concern among so many people,” Mr. Toyoda said. “We will do our utmost to regain the trust […]

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19
Nov

Update 11-19-09: Here’s a review of the driving experience of the Chevy Volt from the New York Times: Unlike many electrics, including the Tesla Roadster, the Volt’s electric drive has no whine. The car feels solid and planted on the road. Clicking the Sport button on the dashboard releases a bit more oomph than when […]

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