Toyota began in 1933 when the organization became a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works committed to the generation of autos under the direction of the son of the founder, Kiichiro Toyoda. In 1929, Kiichiro Toyoda traveled to Europe and the U.S to study vehicle production and had started researching gas powered engines in 1930. Toyoda Automatic Loom Works was urged to develop automobiles by the Japanese government, which was in need of domestic vehicle production, because of the war with China. In 1934, the division delivered its first Type A Engine, which was utilized as a part of the initial Model A1 passenger vehicle in May 1935 and in the G1 in August 1935. Model AA passenger car production began in 1936. Early vehicles had a strong resemblance to the both Dodge Power Wagon and Chevrolet, with a few parts interchangeable with their American originals.
In spite of the fact that the Toyota Group is primarily known today for its automobiles, it is still active in the textile business and continues to makes automatic looms, which have now been computerized, and electric sewing machines which are sold, around the world.
A separate sales organization in 1950, Toyota Motor Sales Co., (which continued until July 1982). The Toyopet dealer chain was set up in 1956. By 1957, the Crown was the first Japanese auto to be exported to the U.S. and also established was Toyota Motor Sales Inc., Toyota's American and Brazilian divisions. what's more, Toyota do Brasil S.A., was additionally established.
Toyota began expanding in the 1960s with new research and development facility, a Thailand presence was established, the 10 millionth model was created, a Deming Prize, and organizations with Hino Motors and Daihatsu were additionally established. In April, 1963 the first Toyota produced outside Japan, at Melbourne, Australia From 1963 until 1965, Australia was Toyota's greatest export market. By the end of the decade, Toyota had become a worldwide presence, as the organization had exported its one-millionth vehicle.
The first Japanese vehicles to reach North America were five Land Cruisers exported to El Salvador in May 1953.
The first Toyotas exported to Europe were a pair of Toyopet Tiaras delivered to Finland for assessment in June 1962, however no sales followed. The initial importer in Europe was Erla Auto Import A/S of Denmark, who received 190 Crowns taking after a May 1963 deal to be the distributor in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The Netherlands soon followed in May 1964, and subsequent to having built up footholds in nations with practically no indigenous car creation other markets followed in 1966. In 1968 Toyota set up its first European CKD assembling agent, Salvador Caetano I.M.V.T. of Portugal.
1936 Toyota Model AB Phaeton
1943 Toyota Model AC
1943 Toyopet Model SA
1958 Toyopet Crown
1965 Toyota Landscruiser FJ40
1967 Toyota Landscruiser FJ45 Pickup
1971 Toyota Crown
1974 Toyota Celica
1980 Toyota Corona RT132 Liftback
1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5
1990 Toyota Celica
1995 Toyota Sprinter
1999 Toyota Corolla
2000 Toyota Lands Cruiser Prado
2011 Toyoto Prius Hybrid
2016 Toyoto Avalon
2017 Toyota Celica
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