The Truth About Cars » Jim Lentz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Jim Lentz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Toyota Doesn’t Seem to Be All That Interested in Self-driving Autonopods http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/toyota-doesnt-seem-interested-self-driving-autonopods/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/toyota-doesnt-seem-interested-self-driving-autonopods/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265833 Speaking to the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said the automaker doesn’t plan on making fully autonomous vehicles any time soon. “We don’t see a day coming soon when you’ll just hop in the back seat, open the newspaper and scan the headlines while the car drives you […]

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Speaking to the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said the automaker doesn’t plan on making fully autonomous vehicles any time soon. “We don’t see a day coming soon when you’ll just hop in the back seat, open the newspaper and scan the headlines while the car drives you […]

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Toyota, Ford Show No Interest In Heading Down The Aisle With FCA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/toyota-ford-show-no-interest-in-heading-down-the-aisle-with-fca/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/toyota-ford-show-no-interest-in-heading-down-the-aisle-with-fca/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1091505 When General Motors ultimately rebuffs FCA’s attempts to put a ring on it, Toyota or Ford could be the one true love, right? Not so fast. Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz told those attending a groundbreaking ceremony at the Toyota Technical Center in York Township, Mich. his employer had not been contacted by FCA […]

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When General Motors ultimately rebuffs FCA’s attempts to put a ring on it, Toyota or Ford could be the one true love, right? Not so fast. Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz told those attending a groundbreaking ceremony at the Toyota Technical Center in York Township, Mich. his employer had not been contacted by FCA […]

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Toyota Turns Away From Batteries, Toward Fuel Cells http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/toyota-turns-away-from-batteries-toward-fuel-cells/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/toyota-turns-away-from-batteries-toward-fuel-cells/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828210 After 20 years of pursuing a battery-powered future, Toyota has decided to take a different course powered by hydrogen. Automotive News reports Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz says his company sees EVs’ viability “in a select way, in short-range vehicles that take you that extra mile, from the office to the train, or home […]

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After 20 years of pursuing a battery-powered future, Toyota has decided to take a different course powered by hydrogen. Automotive News reports Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz says his company sees EVs’ viability “in a select way, in short-range vehicles that take you that extra mile, from the office to the train, or home […]

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Lentz: Hydrogen Sedans By 2015 From A Spread-Betting Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/lentz-hydrogen-sedans-by-2015-from-a-spread-betting-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/lentz-hydrogen-sedans-by-2015-from-a-spread-betting-toyota/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:56:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491975   AutomakerS around the world seem to have colluded to turn 2015 into the Hydrogen year. Yesterday in Nagoya (a trip into which TTAC invested 21,160 yen, and the price of a bento box, no freebie jaunts in Japan) , Toyota’s NA CEO Jim Lentz confirmed that the Hydrogen Year is still on the calendar. […]

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  AutomakerS around the world seem to have colluded to turn 2015 into the Hydrogen year. Yesterday in Nagoya (a trip into which TTAC invested 21,160 yen, and the price of a bento box, no freebie jaunts in Japan) , Toyota’s NA CEO Jim Lentz confirmed that the Hydrogen Year is still on the calendar. […]

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From The Best Vanilla To More Spicy Pistachio: Jim Lentz Describes Toyota’s New Tastes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/from-the-best-vanilla-to-more-spicy-pistachio-jim-lentz-describes-toyotas-new-tastes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/from-the-best-vanilla-to-more-spicy-pistachio-jim-lentz-describes-toyotas-new-tastes/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:54:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491772 For better or for worse, it looks like the endless rants of bloggers about beige appliances are having their effects. Toyota is getting in touch with its emotional self, and that self-discovery starts in America, ground zero of the beige kvetching.  “In the past, we were very strong on the rational side of the purchase […]

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For better or for worse, it looks like the endless rants of bloggers about beige appliances are having their effects. Toyota is getting in touch with its emotional self, and that self-discovery starts in America, ground zero of the beige kvetching.  “In the past, we were very strong on the rational side of the purchase […]

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Jim Lentz Named CEO Of Toyota Motor Sales North America, First American Appointed To Post http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/jim-lentz-named-ceo-of-toyota-motor-sales-first-american-appointed-to-post/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/jim-lentz-named-ceo-of-toyota-motor-sales-first-american-appointed-to-post/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:13:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434866 Toyota COO Jim Lentz will be getting a new role – CEO of Toyota Motor Sales North America. The announcement was buried in a press release announcing other management changes at Toyota’s stateside operations. Lentz is the first American to occupy this post, a significant development that was given scant mention the in the press […]

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Toyota COO Jim Lentz will be getting a new role – CEO of Toyota Motor Sales North America. The announcement was buried in a press release announcing other management changes at Toyota’s stateside operations. Lentz is the first American to occupy this post, a significant development that was given scant mention the in the press […]

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Toyota Testimony, Day One: A Comedy In Three Parts: Act Two: The White Whale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyota-testimony-day-one-a-comedy-in-three-parts-act-two-the-white-whale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyota-testimony-day-one-a-comedy-in-three-parts-act-two-the-white-whale/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:20:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346532 Toyota’s Jim Lentz (who, I’m obligated to share, bears a striking resemblance to the dad from “Teen Wolf”) spent nearly two and a half hours before a committee that by then was investigating what expert witnesses described as an unknown, untraceable electronics error of nearly limitless reach. With this white whale taking the foreground of […]

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Toyota’s Jim Lentz (who, I’m obligated to share, bears a striking resemblance to the dad from “Teen Wolf”) spent nearly two and a half hours before a committee that by then was investigating what expert witnesses described as an unknown, untraceable electronics error of nearly limitless reach. With this white whale taking the foreground of […]

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Toyota’s Jim Lentz Digg Dialogues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyotas-jim-lentz-digg-dialogues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyotas-jim-lentz-digg-dialogues/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:25:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344812 Perhaps the biggest surprise of Jim Lentz’s appearance on Digg Dialogue was the number of questions that were unrelated to Toyota’s ongoing recalls and quality issues. But even if crowdsourcing had yielded a number of truly tough questions, Lentz had access to them ahead of the interview, giving him time to craft slippery answers. Still, […]

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Perhaps the biggest surprise of Jim Lentz’s appearance on Digg Dialogue was the number of questions that were unrelated to Toyota’s ongoing recalls and quality issues. But even if crowdsourcing had yielded a number of truly tough questions, Lentz had access to them ahead of the interview, giving him time to craft slippery answers. Still, […]

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Lentz: Don’t Like The Gas Pedal Fix? Insist On Replacement! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/lentz-dont-like-the-gas-pedal-fix-insist-on-replacement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/lentz-dont-like-the-gas-pedal-fix-insist-on-replacement/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:04:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343808 One of the lingering concerns over the Toyota recall is whether Toyota’s “precision steel” shim fix to the recalled CTS gas pedal assembly will be a reliable long-term solution. Our analysis indicates that these questions might be well-founded, and we’re not the only ones concerned about the viability of Toyota’s proposed fix. In an interview […]

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One of the lingering concerns over the Toyota recall is whether Toyota’s “precision steel” shim fix to the recalled CTS gas pedal assembly will be a reliable long-term solution. Our analysis indicates that these questions might be well-founded, and we’re not the only ones concerned about the viability of Toyota’s proposed fix. In an interview […]

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Toyota’s Jim Lentz On Today Show: No Conspiracy, New Parts Shipping Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyotas-jim-lentz-on-today-show-no-conspiracy-new-parts-shipping-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/toyotas-jim-lentz-on-today-show-no-conspiracy-new-parts-shipping-today/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:36:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343713 Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Matt Lauer turns the screws on Toyota’s Jim Lentz, who responds to conspiracy claims by saying that his family, friends and neighbors drive Toyotas. “I would not have them in products that I knew were not safe,” he says, although he does acknowledge […]

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Matt Lauer turns the screws on Toyota’s Jim Lentz, who responds to conspiracy claims by saying that his family, friends and neighbors drive Toyotas. “I would not have them in products that I knew were not safe,” he says, although he does acknowledge […]

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