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    Report: Toyota's Lentz says fuel cells are the future, not EVs
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    Toyota is not bullish on EVs. That comes from the company's North American CEO, Jim Lentz, who said the company will focus not on electrification, but on continued hybridization with a long-term focus on hydrogen fuel cells. Lentz questioned the long-range ability of EVs, saying that Toyota ...

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    Report: Jim Lentz exposes more details behind Toyota's move to Texas
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    Toyota's North American CEO Jim Lentz has already given us a rough idea of what prompted the company's surprise move to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX from its longstanding headquarters in Torrance, CA. A new story from The Los Angeles Times, though, delivers even more detail from Lentz on the ...

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    Report: HQ move based on study, not pitch from Gov. Perry, Toyota says
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    Toyota's surprising announcement on Monday that it will move its North American headquarters from Torrance, CA location to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX is allegedly not due to any political wrangling from the state's Republican governor, Rick Perry. Perry (above) has been up front in his ...

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    Official: Toyota moving US headquarters to Plano, Texas
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    It's official, Toyota is relocating its US operations to Plano, TX. And it won't be a symbolic 'all ranch and no cattle' gesture – the Japanese automaker, whose headquarters have been in California since 1957, has decided to base nearly all of its operations in the Lone Star State, ...

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    Breaking: Toyota restructuring US operations, possibly moving to Texas [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: It's official, Toyota has announced it is relocating its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. See the full story here. According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, Toyota is poised to announce Monday that it is restructuring its US operations, which may include plans ...

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    Video: Production Lexus NX leaked in Jim Lentz presentation?
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    Before kicking off the Detroit Auto Show, the Society of Automotive Analysts had Toyota CEO Jim Lentz come on stage to say some words about the future of the auto industry, as well as what's coming for Toyota. While this type of information would normally stay off our radar, a video of his speech ...

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    Official: US-built Corollas will soon be exported to Latin America, Caribbean
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    Toyota has announced plans to export the American-made Corolla south, to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2014. The move follows statements made to The Wall Street Journal by Toyota's South American leader, Steve St. Angelo, that spoke to Toyota's resolve in emerging American ...

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    Report: Toyota Camry could lose No. 1 sedan spot next year [w/video]
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    Eleven months after Toyota claimed the 2012 sales crown a couple of months early thanks to the Camry, the headlines this year have been quite a bit different to last. Even though the Camry remains the best selling car so far in 2013 and its volume has increased year-on-year, it has lost market ...

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    Report: Toyota sees Camry share loss despite predicting increasing sales
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    Toyota may be set to lose share the midsize sedan market. While speaking with Automotive News, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said that if his company kept pace with the current swell in the market for family four doors, Toyota would need to sell around 500,000 Camry models. "I'm not sure we ...

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    Report: Scion pondering move upmarket?
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    Scion is simultaneously celebrating its ten-year anniversary with the 10 Series models and trying to figure out what to do with itself over the next ten years. Once a go-to consideration for young, first-time buyers who wanted something cool and different, in 2013 it has a model everyone is still ...

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    Automotive News names its industry All-Stars
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    Automotive News has announced its annual list of Industry All-Stars. This year, the theme is apparently "success in the face of economic uncertainty," or something of that liking. The list points to executives who have led their respective brands and automakers to positive sales in spite of the ...

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    Opinion: You've lost that lovin' feelin'?
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    Why Teen Drivers Are Dwindling And What It Means He serves as the chief judge at the world's most prestigious classic car show, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He's a widely respected automotive journalist and author, and he has a garage full of hot rods and other cool cars. But when it ...

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    Official: Jim Lentz becomes first American CEO of Toyota Motor Sales
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    Halfway down a press release announcing that Shigeki Terashi was named president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMA) was this: Jim Lentz is named CEO of Toyota Motor Sales, effective April 1. Lentz is the first American to take that position in the company. TMA is the holding company ...

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    Report: Dems accuse Toyota of deluding public about safety probes
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    Thought the battles between Toyota and the U.S. Congress were over? Think again. Toyota President Jim Lentz was back on Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss Toyota's recall issues, and it appears some representatives are still looking for blood. The Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan Congressman ...

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    Toyota president Lentz updates feds on recall and safety progress
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    Jim Lentz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota in North America has taken some time to update Congress on the company's progress as the company sallies forth through a mountain of recalls. Lentz says that around 3.5 million fixes have been executed so far, including 1.67 million ...

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    Report: Toyota recalled floor mats in the UK ten years ago, didn't recall in U.S.
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    Most of the vehicles Toyota has recalled as a result of the automakers issues with unintended acceleration span only the past few years, but there have been many reports that Toyota's unwanted thrust issues may have gone back to 2004 or even earlier. Automotive News reports that the automaker ...

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    Video: Toyota's Jim Lentz confirms FT-86 (not Supra) coming to America
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    Toyota FT-86 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're used to seeing Digg boosting our stories, but once in a while the popular user-voted news site generates some original content of its own. This time, a Digg correspondent got 30 minutes of camera time with Jim Lentz, who, ...

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    Social Experiment? Digg community to interview Toyota President on Monday
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    Digg, the "what's popular" website that allows users to share and rate links to stories they've discovered online, also offers a feature known as "Digg Dialogg," wherein it hosts a streaming exchange between prominent public figures and the masses (those that frequent Digg, at least). Monday's ...

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    Video: Jim Lentz makes his own recalled pedal fix film
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    Toyota's Jim Lentz explains the sticky pedal situation – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Toyota President and COO Jim Lentz decided to go ahead and visit one of the automaker's own dealerships to see one of its recalled gas pedals go through the shim-fix for himself, and he ...

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    House committee demands Toyota prove both recalls will fix all acceleration issues
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    Matt Lauer interviews Toyota President and COO Jim Lentz on the Today Show
    So which is it? Does Toyota really know what the fix is for the unintended acceleration problems or not? Apparently the U.S. House of Representatives wants a straight answer. It seems the House is a little upset with ...

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