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Old 02-26-14, 02:39 PM   #151
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I'm aware it stopped selling here. My question was that I never saw a comparison between the two when it was here nor other publications
they sold it in tiny numbers and it was outgoing model i think, so probably thats why.
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they sold it in tiny numbers and it was outgoing model i think, so probably thats why.
It was the outgoing, but when the CT was released it was still relevant. I'll assume publications gave the nod to the Audi for it's driving manners, but fuel economy may be a push and reliabiltiy is probably owned by the CT
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Old 04-04-14, 08:27 AM   #153
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The Lexus Spain weblog has an extensive interview with Lexus CT 200h chief engineer Chika Kako, the first-ever woman chief engineer for a Lexus (or Toyota) vehicle ó here are some translated quotes, by way of Kaizen Factor:

Former CT chief engineer Osamu Sadakata engineer set the bar high with the first version of the CT200h. Was it difficult to be his successor?

Of course (it was difficult being his successor). Sadakata is a very experienced person and taking over his work has been a great responsibility. It hasnít been easy, especially because I am originally a materials engineer, so Iíve needed to cover certain areas in which Iíd never worked. It has been a great challenge for me.

We know Japanese cultural idiosyncrasies insofar as women in the labor force. Could you tell us about the difficulties in leading this project being a woman?

I have been very lucky. I havenít had great difficulties in that regard. On the other hand, I have had to make an extra effort given my particular area of expertise, since chief engineers usually come from fields such as chassis design and prototype development. These areas are very closely connected to the vehicleís final production and thus more akin to the work of a chief engineer. In my case, Iíve always dedicated myself to the basic study of materials. While materials are a very important aspect of a vehicleís production, if we take the final product into account, one needs other types of knowledge. I think that, in those fields, my expertise was insufficient.

ÖFor me, nevertheless, this has been more a challenge than a difficulty. Besides, most people are nicer and more polite towards women (laughs), so this has not been an aggravation in carrying out my work. I have been very fortunate.
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That's a great story, and look at what she's done to the CT and no doubt what she'll do in the future

Congrats for the being a first Ms. Chika Kako
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She should had on a swim suit when posting with the CT. Lol, I kid
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