Okuda suggestion: Overthrow Toyota

October 2001
Automotive News;10/29/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 5955, p46
Trade Publication
Reports the developments in automobile industry and trade as of October 2001. Regrets of chairman Hiroshi Okuda of Toyota Motor Corp. regarding the lack of human dignity of his company; Views of vice chairman Robert Lutz of General Motors on the proposed Lambda platform for vehicles; Strategic plans of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. to raise its sales in Japan.


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