Toyota produced its first car, a G1 pickup truck, in August 1935. Toyoda Automatic Loom Works’ automotive production section technically assembled the truck. Originally established in 1926, this business produced automated looms until 1937, when the vehicle production division’s independent automotive branch was split off to become the current Toyota Motor Corporation. Fun fact: As of 2023, Toyota Industries is still producing automatic looms.
In the present, the Japanese carmaker is commemorating a significant milestone in the history of the business. Toyota is pleased to announce that it has produced 300 million cars, some 88 years after the first truck was manufactured. Despite being revealed today, the incredible achievement was really attained at the conclusion.
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Over the course of roughly nine decades, Toyota has assembled a little over 180 million cars at its home factories and around 120 million cars outside of Japan. With 53.39 million units built, the Corolla is by far the most popular car, as predicted. Since its introduction in 1966, the moniker has been used on a wide range of vehicles, including sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, coupes, and even the occasional minivan.
For the third consecutive year, Toyota was the world’s best-selling automaker in 2022, shipping 10.5 million cars. Additionally, JATO Dynamics claims that the RAV4 was the most well-liked vehicle. The Crown has developed into a four-model series, and there’s now a growing Century SUV now.
Even more models could be on the way if the electric pickup, SUV, and sports car unveiled last month at the Japan Mobility Show will make it to production later this decade.