Well in sales at least. General Motors have been the largest car seller since 1939, but they have now been surpassed by the Japanese giant, Toyota.
So not only are Toyota one of the only cash rich car companies left in the business, they are also the biggest sellers.
The Corolla is certainly the main reason that the companies sales figures are so high (being the most sold modern car in history), however the company have recently replaced the mighty sales tool of the Corolla with the Auris.
Time will tell if the new car will be as popular as the outgoing model.
It seems that Mike Gascoyne and Toyota are not happy with each other, Gascoyne has been suspended due to "fundamental difference of opinion with regard to the technical operations". What that probably means is that Toyota is not happy with the strict an open way that Gascoyne runs his team.
Toyota where rumored to be paying Gascoyne the highest wage in the F1 game for his particular services, due to the fact he transformed the Renault team in his time there.
It is said that Toyota will probably assign Pascal Vasselon the job. Toyota picked him up from Michelin at the end of last year.
Not bing privy to the conversations that have gone on between Toyota and Gascoyne I cannot comment on why the break-up has actually happened; however I think if Toyota are basing this decision Continue reading Mike gone at Toyota?