TOKYO - A top executive at Toyota Motor Corp on Friday expressed concerns about a possible double-dip in the U.S. market and a stronger yen in the next financial year.

The initial scenario was for this business year to be the bottom, as we wanted to avoid three straight years of losses, Toyota Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo told reporters.

But I don't think we can expect an improvement in a linear fashion into next year any more. (Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim)