Toyota predicts US recovery

Toyota’s president said yesterday he believed that sales in North America could recover in March after a sharp decline last month when the carmaker suspended sales of some recalled models.“I think it’s possible [for sales to recover],” Akio Toyoda told reporters after a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. “We are taking steps simultaneously for repairs and a sales recovery. The local staff are working hard at this,” he said.