Toyota - A success story

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Do you know the whole history of the automaker Toyota? Many people like Toyota cars, one that became very popular was the Corolla, which is one of the most purchased cars of the Toyota brand in Brazil.

Toyota is one of the most famous manufacturers for building high-quality, comfortable and long-lasting cars, but more expensive. In this article, we will see some curiosities about Toyota as it was formed and its popularity in Brazil. 

Toyota was founded on August 28, 1937, it was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in a city called Koromo, which due to the great success was renamed Toyota, located in Aichi Prefecture. 

On January 23, 1958, Toyota opened an office in São Paulo, marking its presence in Brazil and making many people happy. With its 50 years in the auto industry, Toyota has sold more than 44 million worldwide.

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Its presence in the United States began around 1968 and a few years later it surpassed millions of vehicles sold. Toyota was the first car manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles a year.

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Toyota old car

Toyota's success story

Sakichi Toyoda has had his company since 1933 which was called Toyoda Automatic Loom. Her son Kiichiro decided to change the name of Toyoda to Toyota just because of tenten that formed the gives [だ] and added 2 more dashes [とよだ = 10].

Both words are written with the characters [豊田], but Toyota [とよた] has 8 dashes, which is considered a lucky number. And what a lucky company! Both for her and for consumers.

Towards 1934 the company produced its first 6-cylinder engine with type A name, thus using in its first prototype of a passenger car. 

Toyota old car
Toyota old car

Toyota's first car was called AA. Before cars, the company produced only loom machines. Kiichiro reverse engineered other cars to complete his first car.

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The company was one of the first to apply the famous method Kaizen, focusing on productivity, efficiency and avoiding waste. Toyota received several quality awards, and reached the rank of World's Largest Car Maker in 2006. 

Toyota currently has more than 5 world headquarters, 15 design, research and development centers and more than 69 production plants that sell in more than 160 countries.

Toyota old car
Toyota old car

Toyota also operates in other areas such as the production and sale of boats and engines, forklifts and other industrial equipment. Toyota was even involved in real estate, biotechnology and agriculture.

Toyota's most successful cars

The Corolla has already exceeded 22.65 million sales, and has already won the best-selling car rank from Toyota and the world of all time. In Brazil cars like Corolla, Hilux, Etios, Prius and Yaris are the ones that stand out the most from the brand. Unfortunately in Brazil with the huge taxes, these cars are expensive and considered kind of luxury. 

The company's success story is impressive, in 1994 it showed its concern for the environment by developing a car capable of reducing the emission of pollutants. In 1995 the company started to develop the hybrid model that mixes electricity and gasoline.

In Japan the Toyota Pirus is one of the most popular cars, in addition to Aqua, Voxy, Sienta and thousands of Japanese-style cars (kei jidosha) such as Daihatsu Tanto. All of these cars mentioned are on Japan's top 10 best-selling cars of their time.

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Toyota car list

To end the article, let's leave a list of cars from the famous Toyota. Do not wait for everyone to appear on the list, because every year a new car appears. If you liked the article, share and leave your comments.

  • Toyota 2000GT
  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota GT-86
  • Toyota Allex
  • Toyota Allion
  • Toyota Alphard
  • Toyota Altezza
  • Toyota Aristo
  • Toyota Aurion
  • Toyota Auris
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota Avanza
  • Toyota Avensis
  • Toyota Aygo
  • Toyota Bandeirante
  • Toyota bB
  • Toyota Belta
  • Toyota Brevis
  • Toyota Caldina
  • Toyota Cami
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Camry Solara
  • Toyota Carina
  • Toyota Cavalier
  • Toyota Celica
  • Toyota Celsior
  • Toyota Century
  • Toyota Chaser
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Toyota Classic
  • Toyota Coaster
  • Toyota Comfort
  • Toyota Corolla / Sprinter
  • Toyota Corolla Verso
  • Toyota Corona
  • Toyota Corsa
  • Toyota Cressida
  • Toyota Cresta
  • Toyota Crown
  • Toyota Curren
  • Toyota Cynos
  • Toyota Duet
  • Toyota Dyna
  • Toyota Echo
  • Toyota Estima
  • Toyota Etios
  • Toyota Fielder
  • Toyota FJ40
  • Toyota FJ45
  • Toyota FJ55
  • Toyota FJ60
  • Toyota FJ62
  • Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Toyota Fun Cargo
  • Toyota Granvia
  • Toyota Harrier
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Hilux
  • Toyota Hilux Surf
  • Toyota SW4
  • Toyota HiClass
  • Toyota Hiace
  • Toyota Innova / Kijang Innova
  • Toyota Ipsum
  • Toyota iQ
  • Toyota Isis
  • Toyota Ist
  • Toyota Kijang
  • Toyota Kluger
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota Lexcen
  • Toyota LiteAce
  • Toyota Majesta
  • Toyota Mark II
  • Toyota Mark X
  • Toyota Matrix
  • Toyota Mega Cruiser
  • Toyota MiniAce
  • Toyota MR2 / MR-S
  • Toyota Noah
  • Toyota Opa
  • Toyota Origin
  • Toyota Paseo
  • Toyota Passo
  • Toyota Picnic
  • Toyota Platz
  • Toyota Porte
  • Toyota Premio
  • Toyota Previa
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Probox
  • Toyota Progres
  • Toyota Publica
  • Toyota Qualis
  • Toyota Ractis
  • Toyota Raum
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota RAV4 EV
  • Toyota Regius Ace
  • Toyota Revo
  • Toyota Rush
  • Toyota SA
  • Toyota Sera
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Sienta
  • Toyota Soarer
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno
  • Toyota Starlet
  • Toyota Stout
  • Toyota Succeed
  • Toyota Supra
  • Toyota Supra MK V concept
  • Toyota T100
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Tercel
  • Toyota TownAce
  • Toyota ToyoAce
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Toyota Van
  • Toyota Venza
  • Toyota Verossa
  • Toyota Verso
  • Toyota Vios
  • Toyota Vista
  • Toyota Vitz / Platz / Yaris / Echo
  • Toyota Voltz
  • Toyota Voxy
  • Toyota WiLL
  • Toyota Windom
  • Toyota Wish
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Toyota Za
  • Toyota Zab
  • Toyota Zay
  • Toyota Zaz
  • Toyota Ze