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Watch Toyota CEO Burn Rubber In The GRMN Yaris And Rally1 WRC Car

Akio Toyoda is hands down our favorite boss in the automotive industry.

It’s safe to say Akio Toyoda is not your typical automotive CEO. Rather than being stuck in an office all day, he is eager to show off some impressive driving skills by hooning the company’s most exciting cars. It was only about a month ago when the 65-year-old executive was filmed at a Gazoo Racing event trashing around a GR Yaris rally car. Now, he’s done it again with the feisty supermini.



Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris Rally1


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Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris Rally1

At an official demonstration organized during the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, Akio Toyoda hopped behind the wheel of the new Rally1-spec machine. Pictured here, the WRC weapon will go up against the likes of the i20 N and Puma hybrid rally cars developed to meet Rally1 regulations. The impressively loud electrified rally car was properly abused courtesy of

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Linda Gao appointed CEO Inalfa Roof Systems

Linda Gao appointed CEO Inalfa Roof Systems

Linda Gao appointed CEO Inalfa Roof Systems

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VENRAY, Netherlands, Sept. 1, 2021

VENRAY, Netherlands, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Inalfa Roof Systems, global leader in the automotive industry and based in the Netherlands, announced the appointment of Linda Gao as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) per immediate effect. Gao succeeded Jörg Buchheim ad interim in May 2021 and will now assume full responsibility as the company’s President and CEO.

Linda Gao has a background in engineering and chemistry and brings over 20-years experience in the automotive industry. In her role, she will continue leading the company’s transformation program as a blueprint for the company’s long term growth ambitions in the global automotive market.

Inalfa Roof Systems manufactures automotive roof systems to almost every major car and truck manufacturer in the world. The company is part of the

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Stellantis CEO sees chip supply crisis hitting carmakers ‘hard and strong’

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Stellantis is seen on a company’s building in Velizy-Villacoublay near Paris, France, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

MILAN (Reuters) -A global crisis in microchip supply was hitting the automotive industry “hard and strong,” Stellantis CEO said on Wednesday, and carmakers would have to completely rethink semiconductor supply chains.

Carmakers across the world have had to curb output due to a shortage of chips used in everything from computer management of engines to driver assistance systems, which is hampering their recovery from the pandemic.

“The longer the chip crisis lasts, the harder it will be to sustain the auto industry’s current business model,” Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares told an FT web conference.

Stellantis, the world’s fourth largest car maker, last week said the chip shortage should improve in the second half of this year, but said the

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