Toyota’s Watanabe not coming to the 2009 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota’s President Katsuaki Watanabe, a regular at the North American International Auto Show will not be attending the show next month in Detroit. Toyota did not comment on Watanabe’s immediate change of plans.

Toyota’s presence at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show will be very significant. The company plans on unveiling the next-generation Toyota Prius Hybrid as well as a dedicated hybrid model for its luxury Lexus brand.

We’re guessing Watanabe doesn’t want answer questions about the Japanese automakers health.

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Source: Detroit News