Day: April 9, 2021

Toyota chief Akio Toyoda is 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda has been named 2021 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car Awards organisation.

Akio Toyoda posing for the camera

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Akio Toyoda

The charismatic Toyota leader beat four other global automotive execs to the top spot thanks to votes from 93 international motoring journalists.

Mr Toyoda succeeds last year’s winner, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, in being honoured as someone who has made a significant contribution to the global automotive industry.

“On behalf of all 360,000 Toyota team members around the world, thank you for this tremendous honour!” said Mr Toyoda.

“If you don’t mind, however, I would like to change this award from car ‘person’ of the year to car ‘people’ of the year – because it’s the collective effort of all our global employees, retailers and suppliers that has truly made Toyota what it is today.

“I for one couldn’t be

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Do You Miss The V8 Power And Rear-Wheel Drive Of The 1985 Buick Lesabre

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The LeSabre served as Buick;s entry level full-size car starting in 1959. Despite being one of its most consistently best-selling cars, 1977 marked a downward spiral for the model.

First downsized in 1977, the Buick LeSabre started off as an affordable representation of what the brand had to offer the full-size automotive market. This change came in the form of a smaller, lighter vehicle with smaller standard engine options. Still, the LeSabre remained a comfortable and popular Buick offering that would remain that way through a series of more changes taking place over the next decade.

1986 marked the biggest set of changes to the model, moving it further from its beginnings as a body-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive, full-size car. From that point forward, the LaSabre, now made with a unibody construction, featured a transverse mounted V6 engine and front-wheel-drive.

While some applauded

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