With an eye towards the future and following along with a recent trend in the industry, Toyota and Uber have signed a partnership to explore future ride sharing possibilities and collaboration.
Here is a the weekly recap of Toyota/Lexus news for May 20, 2016.
Periodically Toyota’s communications team interviews executives and other individuals, journalists simply don’t have access to. Here is a great example of these interviews with CEO Jim Lentz. While he doesn’t share any shocking, breaking news items, I think his discussion on oil prices and the change in consumer behavior is spot on and is part of the reason why he has been cautious when he talks about spending more resources on truck development. Sure, trucks are hot right now, but what happens in 5 years which is about the time frame for when a new production facility could come online. Will trucks still be hot? If only we had a crystal ball.
Here is the weekly dose of Toyota/Lexus for May 13, 2016.
Another month of sales results for 2016 and a similar story. Once again, Toyota Tacoma sales grow while the Tundra treads water and was even out sold by the Chevy Colorado.