Toyota Boss Slams Brakes On Speaking To Congress

Even though there’s been talk of issuing a subpoena to Toyota President Akio Toyoda, compelling him to speak before Congress, the big boss at the recall-happy car manufacturer has decided to let others do the talking for him.

In a press conference earlier today, Toyoda, the grandson of the company’s founder, said that he was fine with leaving the whole speaking to Congress thing to Toyota’s North American chief Yoshimi Inaba.

“I have full confidence in the management of Toyota Motor North America, led by Mr Inaba, and I believe he is the best placed to testify,” Toyoda explained. He later added, “I will focus on internal reform to improve quality and support Inaba from our headquarters.”

Is this the right move by Toyoda? Is there even a point to dragging a Toyota executive before Congress?

Toyota chief sidesteps Congress [Reuters]