DEARBORN, MI – Jim Farley, a metro Detroit native and grandson of a Lincoln Mercury dealer in Grosse Pointe, MI, remembers calling home after completing his MBA from UCLA in 1990 and telling his family he landed a job at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. “There was a long pause on the other end of the line,” he says. Jim Farley Today, Farley, 44, is vice president of Scion, Toyota’s year-old, 3-car offshoot brand aimed at the coveted youth market. He was back home in metro Detroit ...

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