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Subject category: Marketing
Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 2006
Version: 22.02.2006
Length: 6 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

This is part of a case series. The case addresses the issues faced by Toyota's European managers in early 2006. Toyota registered its ninth consecutive year of record sales in Europe and managers were getting edgy. The region was becoming more important strategically. In order for Toyota to reach its ambitious growth target of 15% global market share by 2010, the growth in Europe had to continue. But the market was mature and still dominated by local players. Korean competitors were catching up quickly and Toyota's perceived quality was not where it should be. This raises various questions: What were the next steps for moving the brand forward? How should Toyota leverage its hybrid technology? How could Toyota improve on the brand awareness? A video is available to accompany the case series.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
More than 250,000 employees
Other setting(s):
2000-2005

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Abstract

This is part of a case series. The case addresses the issues faced by Toyota's European managers in early 2006. Toyota registered its ninth consecutive year of record sales in Europe and managers were getting edgy. The region was becoming more important strategically. In order for Toyota to reach its ambitious growth target of 15% global market share by 2010, the growth in Europe had to continue. But the market was mature and still dominated by local players. Korean competitors were catching up quickly and Toyota's perceived quality was not where it should be. This raises various questions: What were the next steps for moving the brand forward? How should Toyota leverage its hybrid technology? How could Toyota improve on the brand awareness? A video is available to accompany the case series.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
More than 250,000 employees
Other setting(s):
2000-2005

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