Akio Toyoda awarded 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Tata Motors’ Pratap Bose was among the top finalists.

Akio Toyoda, President & CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, has been named the 2021 World Car Person of the Year.

Under Toyoda’s leadership, the company has remained profitable despite the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. He has been instrumental in the development of CASE – which refers to new areas of “Connected” cars, “Autonomous / Automated” driving, “Shared” and “Electric”.

Akio Toyoda was among five finalists including Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer, Hyundai Motor Group; Euisin Chung, Chairman, Hyundai Motor Group; Tomiko Takeuchi, Chief engineer and program manager of the Mazda MX-30, and Pratap Bose – Tata Motors’ Vice President, Global Design.

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