While not as exciting as Bob Lutz, Takeo Fukui - the soon-to-be-former president and CEO of Honda Motor Company - has provided us with a few attention-getting quotes over the years. With the news late last night that Fukui (pictured) will be stepping down in June, to be replaced by the current Senior Managing Director, Takanobu Ito, we thought it'd be good to look back at some of Fukui's more dramatic claims. For example:

So, this is the guy that Honda will soon be relieved of. The announcement of Ito's ascention to the top spot in the company mentions his work on aluminum uni-body frames and compact sedans - as well as his work in bringing Acura's first SUV to market in 2000. We'll just have to wait and see how much of his predecessor's views on PHEVs and hydrogen cars he shares.

[Source: Honda]

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