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Toyota

Japanese multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1937.

Countries: Japan (28%), (19%), United States (19%)

Main connections: Delta Motors Corporation, Japan, Toyota Fortuner

Linked to: Lexus, Daihatsu, Scion, Formula One

 

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1937

The Toyota Motor Co. was established as an independent company in 1937 add something

 

The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles add something

 

The newly formed word was trademarked and the company was registered in August 1937 as the "Toyota Motor Company" add something


1947

Toyota first entered the pickup truck market in 1947 with the SB that was only sold in Japan and limited Asian markets add something


1949

Toyota has been publicly traded in Japan since 1949 and internationally since 1999 add something


1950

Shigeo Shingo - Thanks to his charisma we owe to Shingo the merit of having contributed to the formalization of some aspects of the management philosophy known as Toyota Production System , developed and applied in Japan since the 1950s and later implemented in a huge number of companies in the world


1954

It was followed in 1954 by the RK and in 1968 by the compact Hilux add something


1957

However, when Toyota eventually entered the American market in 1957 with the Crown, the name was not well received due to connotations of toys and pets add something


1960

By the early 1960s, the US had begun placing stiff import tariffs on certain vehicles add something


1961

Albert Wessels - Toyota South Africa can trace its roots back to 1961, when Wessels obtained a permit to import ten "Toyopet Stout" pickup trucks from Japan


1964

V8 engine - & Toyota's first V8 engine family was the V series used in the Toyota Crown Eight luxury car introduced in April 1964


1967

Hino products were sold at specific Hino locations, and shared at Toyota Diesel Store locations after Toyota acquired the company in 1967 add something

 

V8 engine - This engine remained in use in the Toyota Century limousine from 1967 onward until it was replaced by a V12 in 1997


1968

Honda - In North America, the Civic is the second-longest continuously running nameplate from a Japanese manufacturer; only its perennial rival, the Toyota Corolla, introduced in 1968, has been in production longer

 

Albert Wessels - Toyota products proved to be very popular in South Africa and by 1968 Toyota had become the largest producer of commercial vehicles in the country; in the same year it was chosen as "company of the year" by the South African financial press


1969

Yamaha Motor Company - Yamaha continued producing two-stroke engines until it launched the XS-1 in 1969, with a 650 cc two-cylinder four-stroke engine, using expertise that it gained doing engine development work for Toyota


1970

With continued refinement, the Hilux became famous for being extremely durable and reliable, and many of these trucks from as early as the late 1970s are still on the road today, some with over 300,000 miles add something

 

Larry H. Miller - In 1970, he moved to Denver to play softball and work as a parts manager for two Denver Toyota dealerships

 

Avis Rent a Car System - Since the late 1970s, Avis has featured mainly General Motors vehicles such as Chevrolet and Cadillac, but today rents popular non-GM brands including Ford and Toyota


1973

FAW Tianjin - Between 1973 and 1979 the Toyota look-alike Tianjin TJ740 was built, although only 63 were finished


1978

Larry H. Miller - In 1978, he was promoted to operations manager over five Toyota stores


1979

Larry H. Miller - It opened on May 1, 1979 as Larry H. Miller Toyota


1980

In response to the tariff, Toyota, Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. began building plants in the US by the early 1980s add something

 

Starting in 1980, the Diesel Shop sold the Starlet, Corolla, Corona, Vista and Crown installed with diesel engines add something

 

Toyota started to establish new brands at the end of the 1980s, with the launch of their luxury division Lexus in 1989 add something

 

Formula One - After having virtually disappeared by the early 1980s, factory teams made a comeback in the 1990s and 2000s and formed up to half the grid with Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW, Renault, Toyota, and Honda either setting up their own teams or buying out existing ones

 

Willie Tyler - In addition, he has appeared in television commercials in the 1980s for McDonald's and Toyota

 

Shigeo Shingo - Shing? had written his Study of the Toyota Production System in Japanese and had it translated, very poorly, into English in 1980


1981

In 1981, Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. announced plans to merge with its sales entity Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. which existed as separate companies since 1950 as a prerequisite for reconstruction in postwar Japan add something

 

Toyota established the Toyota Technological Institute in 1981, as Sakichi Toyoda had planned to establish a university as soon as he and Toyota became successful add something

 

Shigeo Shingo - Industrial Engineering - Besides, Shingo seems to be known far more in the West than in Japan, as a result of his meeting Norman Bodek, an American entrepreneur and founder of Productivity Inc. in the USA. In 1981 Bodek had travelled to Japan to learn about the Toyota Production System, and came across books by Shing?, who as an external consultant had been teaching Industrial Engineering courses at Toyota since 1955

 

Richard Loo - His last acting appearance was in "The Incredible Hulk" TV series in 1981, but he continued to act in Toyota commercials into 1982


1982

In 1982, the Toyota Motor Company and Toyota Motor Sales merged into one company, the Toyota Motor Corporation add something

 

Shoichiro Toyoda took the helm at Toyota Motor Sales in preparation for the consummation of the merger which would occur in 1982 with Shoichiro succeeding his uncle Eiji as the President of the combined organization, now known as Toyota Motor Corporation add something

 

Lotus Cars - In early 1982, Chapman came to an agreement with Toyota over an exchange on intellectual property and applied expertise


1983

Toyota Canada Inc. has been in production in Canada since 1983 with an aluminium wheel plant in Delta, British Columbia, British Columbia which currently employs a workforce of roughly 260 add something

 

FAW Tianjin - Before the Toyota joint venture, Tianjin produced the Tianjin Xiali TJ730 and the TJ7100-TJ7131 hatchback and TJ7100U-TJ7131U sedan

 

Owen Bieber - In September 1983, Bieber negotiated an agreement in which the union was able to extend its collective bargaining contract over the joint GM-Toyota New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. automobile manufacturing plant in Fremont, California, California


1984

Toyota had a joint-venture operation with General Motors at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. , in Fremont, California, which began in 1984 and ended in 2009 add something

 

Antoine Mac Giolla Bhrighde - In the early hours of Sunday morning on 2 December 1984, in cold sleety conditions, Mac Giolla Bhrighde and Fleming stole a Toyota van in Pettigo, County Donegal


1985

Subaru - Subaru decided to offer more products due to the Plaza Accord agreement of 1985 which made the value of the yen stronger in exchange rates to the dollar, which had an effect on Subaru sales in the USA. The creation of the Legacy was influenced by Subaru's desire to compete with successful Japanese carmakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda, and the Legacy was targeted against the Camry, Stanza, and Accord


1986

Martha Layne Collins - She successfully used economic incentives to bring a Toyota manufacturing plant to Georgetown, Kentucky , Kentucky in 1986

 

Acura - The goal of the Legend was to compete with rivals & Toyota Crown and the Nissan Cedric and Gloria, but due to its 1986 introduction worldwide, Toyota, Nissan and other companies like Lincoln took notice of the markets reaction to the Legend and later the Vigor and offered vehicles that addressed the executive size car

 

Martha Layne Collins - Brammer and Miller, "Toyota Incentives Legal, Court Rules" In October 1986, Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Ray Corns issued an initial ruling that the package did not violate the state constitution, but both sides asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to make a final decision


1988

Its first vehicle assembly plant, in Cambridge, Ontario, Ontario since 1988, now produces Corolla compact cars, Matrix crossover vehicles and Lexus RX 350 luxury SUVs, with a workforce of 4,300 workers add something

 

Albert Wessels - Albert Wessels was succeeded as chief executive officer of Toyota South Africa by his son, Bert Wessels, in 1988; Bert became the company's executive chairman on his father's death

 

Atsuya Furuta - Furuta graduated from Kawanishi Meihou High School and Ritsumeikan University before entering the Toyota company baseball team in 1988


1989

The logo made its debut on the 1989 Toyota Celsior and quickly gained worldwide recognition add something

 

To remedy this, Toyota introduced a new worldwide logo in October 1989 to commemorate the 50th year of the company, and to differentiate it from the newly released luxury Lexus brand add something


1990

In the 1990s, Toyota began to branch out from producing mostly compact cars by adding many larger and more luxurious vehicles to its lineup, including a full-sized pickup, the T100 ; several lines of SUVs; a sport version of the Camry, known as the Camry Solara; and the Scion brand, a group of several affordable, yet sporty, automobiles targeted specifically to young adults add something

 

The new logo started appearing on all printed material, advertisements, dealer signage, and the vehicles themselves in 1990 add something

 

Porsche - In 1990, Porsche drew up a memorandum of understanding with Toyota to learn and benefit from Japanese lean manufacturing methods

 

Peter Daicos - In fact, one of his goals, drawing the 1990 Qualifying Final became the subject of a Toyota Memorable Moments advertisement, first screened in 2005

 

Peter Daicos - In fact, one of his goals, drawing the 1990 Qualifying Final became the subject of a Toyota Memorable Moments advertisement, first screened in 2005


1992

James Kaye - After racing in the British National Production Saloon Championship with several championship in the late 80s and early 90s, he entered the BTCC as an independent in 1992, winning the independent title in his Toyota, and again in 1994

 

Jacques Villeneuve - This was his first drive in a sportscar since working with Toyota in 1992

 

Daihatsu - Since February 1992, Toyota distributes Daihatsu models as part of its North American distribution


1993

Riding on the success of the compact pickups in the US, Toyota decided to attempt to enter the traditionally domestic-dominated full-size pickup market, introducing the T100 for the 1993 US model year, with production ending in 1998 add something

 

James Kaye - In 1993 he raced a semi-works Toyota for the Park Lane Racing team, ineligible for the Total Cup for Independents


1994

Shingo Tachi - Tachi raced in British Formula Vauxhall with Rowan Racing in 1994 and 1995 before switching to British Formula 3 in 1996 with a Dallara-Toyota prepared by Team Magic Racing


1995

Pio Terei - A former Auckland Toyota car salesman, he came to notice in 1995 when he headlined his own TV3 show "Pete and Pio" with fellow comedian Peter Rowley

 

Andre de Cortanze - At the end of 1995, he moved to Ligier, but moved to Toyota Europe when the team was sold to Alain Prost

 

Richie Hearn - He ran in the Toyota Atlantic championship for two seasons, winning the title in 1995

 

Alain Menu - The running of the Renault team was taken over by WilliamsF1 for the 1995 season and Menu was joined by former Toyota driver Will Hoy


1997

Toyota began production of the world's best-selling hybrid car, the Prius, in 1997 add something

 

Toyota is one of the largest companies to push hybrid electric vehicles in the market and the first to commercially mass-produce and sell such vehicles, with the introduction of the Toyota Prius in 1997 add something

 

Mitsubishi Motors - Other Japanese automakers, such as Toyota and Honda, bolstered their own slipping domestic sales with success in the U.S. However, with a comparatively small percentage of the American market, the impact of the turmoil in the Asian economy had a greater effect on Mitsubishi, and the company's 1997 losses were the worst in its history


1998

Global production since 1998, global and Japanese production, Japanese sales since 2001 consolidated incl add something


1999

In 1999 for the 2000 model year, Toyota replaced the T100 with the larger Tundra add something

 

In 1999, the company decided to list itself on the New York and London Stock Exchanges add something


2000

Toyota Century, Toyota Crown Majesta, Toyota Crown, Toyota Master, Toyota SAI, Toyota Prius, Toyota Allion, Toyota Succeed, Toyota Blade, Toyota Corolla RunX, Toyota Porte, Toyota Estima, Toyota Isis, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Comfort, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Hilux Surf, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Dyna, Toyota Stout, Toyota Coaster, Toyota QuickDelivery, Toyota 2000GT, Toyota Carina, Toyota Carina ED, Toyota Brevis, Toyota Gaia, Toyota Cavalier, Toyota Classic, Toyota MasterAce, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Mega Cruiser, Toyota Soarer, Toyo add something

 

Nik Radev - A third person in Nic Radev's entourage was driving a light green 2000 Toyota Camry CSI sedan parked directly in front of his Mercedes Benz near the corner of Queen & Reynard Streets, Coburg witnessed the murder

 

Yamaha Motor Company - In 2000, & Toyota and Yamaha Corporation made a capital alliance in which Toyota paid Yamaha Corporation for a 5 per cent share in Yamaha Motor Company, while Yamaha and Yamaha Motor each bought 500,000 shares of Toyota stock in return

 

T. J. Bell - In 2000, he joined the CART Toyota Atlantic Series, driving for Michael Shank Racing and posting five top-five finishes

 

FAW Tianjin - There are two different entities under Tianjin Xiali: One is a fully subsidiary division of First Automobile Works known as Tianjin &FAW (FAW_Group) Xiali Automobile Co. Ltd, while the other is a joint venture between & Toyota and First Automobile Works in 2000 known as Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co Ltd.


2001

In 2001, Toyota's Toyo Trust and Banking merged with two other banks to form UFJ Bank, which was accused of corruption by Japan's government for making bad loans to alleged Yakuza crime syndicates with executives accused of blocking Financial Service Agency inspections add something

 

Since the recession of 2001, it has gained market share in the United States add something

 

Gustav Brunner - Following three successive seasons where his Minardi designs had been praised for their innovative design considering such small resources, he was head-hunted by Toyota to become their Technical Director for their new Formula One team in 2001

 

Allan McNish - McNish finally found an opening into Formula One in 2001, when the newly formed Toyota F1 team required a development driver

 

In April 2001, Toyota adopted the "Toyota Way 2001", an expression of values and conduct guidelines that all Toyota employees should embrace add something

 

Toyota internal document, "The Toyota Way 2001," April 2001 add something


2002

In 2002, Toyota initiated the "Innovative International Multi-purpose vehicle" project to optimize global manufacturing and supply systems for pickup trucks and multipurpose vehicles, and to satisfy market demand in more than 140 countries worldwide add something

 

In 2002, Toyota managed to enter a Formula One works team and establish joint ventures with French motoring companies Citroën and Peugeot a year after Toyota started producing cars in France add something

 

PSA Peugeot Citroen - In 2002 the joint venture with Toyota Motor Corporation for the development and manufacturing of a series of city cars in a new factory in the Czech Republic was signed

 

Nissan Motor Company - In 2002, Toyota and Nissan agree to tie-up on hybrid technologies, and in 2004, Nissan unveiled the Altima hybrid prototype

 

Andrew Ranger - The 2002 Canadian Formula A Karting Champion and 2003 North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion raced in the Toyota Atlantic series in 2004, scoring six podiums and winning rookie of the year


2003

Toyota Technological Institute founded the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago in 2003 add something

 

Jacques Villeneuve - The Canadian was joined by Jenson Button from Renault in 2003 as Panis was offered a drive at the Toyota which the Frenchman took

 

Martin Brundle - The business closed in 2003 after losing the local Toyota and Peugeot franchises


2004

In 2004, Toyota showcased its trumpet-playing robot add something

 

Toyota Vista was replaced by a Lexus sales network in 2004 add something

 

GAC Group - GAC Toyota Motor Co Ltd, a joint venture between GAC and Toyota Motor Company, was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Guangzhou

 

Porsche - In 2004 it was reported that Toyota was assisting Porsche with hybrid technology

 

On December 7, 2004, a US press release was issued stating that Toyota would be offering Sirius Satellite Radios add something


2005

However new figures from the United States National Research Council show that the continuing hidden health costs of the auto industry to the US economy in 2005 amounted to add something

 

In 2005, Toyota, combined with its half-owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Company, produced 8,54 million vehicles, about 500,000 fewer than the number produced by GM that year add something

 

Major Lexus dealerships have been offering satellite radio kits for Lexus vehicles since 2005, in addition to factory-equipped satellite radio models add something

 

Toyota implemented its Fourth Environmental Action Plan in 2005 add something

 

Samuel Wanjiru - After graduating in 2005, he joined the Toyota Ky?sh? athletics team, coached by 1992 Olympic marathon silver medalist Koichi Morishita

 

Dermott Brereton - In 2005, he appeared in a Toyota "Memorable Moments" advertisement featuring Stephen Curry that satirised the famous 1989 Grand Final incident with Geelong player Mark Yeates

 

Stephen Curry (comedian) - Since 2005, he has appeared in several Toyota Memorable Moments advertisements featuring iconic Australian rules football players of yesteryear Wayne Harmes, James Hird, Peter Daicos, Dermott Brereton, Malcolm Blight, Alex Jesaulenko, Tony Lockett, Francis Bourke, Bruce Doull and Kevin Bartlett with fellow comedian Dave Lawson, doing deliberately over-the-top reenactments of well-known moments of historic matches


2006

In 2006, Toyota's subsidiary Hino Motors opened a heavy duty truck plant, in Woodstock, Ontario, employing 45 people and producing 2000 trucks annually add something

 

Richie Hearn - He planned to move the team into Toyota Atlantic competition in 2006

 

Wayne Harmes - In 2006 Harmes appeared in a television commercial for Toyota's Memorable Moments series, where he was filmed in a recreation of the final moments of the 1979 Grand Final

 

NASCAR - In 2006, Toyota announced they would be joining NASCAR's ranks

 

Mike Williamson (broadcaster) - The words were part of numerous advertising campaigns, including one for Carlton Draught, as well as a 2006 Toyota Memorable Moments campaign featuring Alex Jesaulenko himself

 

Subaru - After the purchase, Toyota announced a contract with Subaru on March 13, 2006 to use the underutilized Subaru manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Indiana, and Toyota announced plans to hire up to 1,000 workers and set aside an assembly line for the Camry model, beginning in the second quarter of 2007

 

Bo Bice - In April 2006, Bice was one of the celebrity drivers featured in the Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race held in Long Beach, California, California, that was sponsored by Toyota to benefit various children's hospitals of Southern California

 

Since October 2006, Toyota's new Japanese-market vehicle models with automatic transmissions are equipped with an Eco Drive Indicator add something

 

In November 2006, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas added a facility in San Antonio add something


2007

In 2007, Toyota released an update of its full-size truck, the Tundra, produced in two American factories, one in Texas and one in Indiana add something

 

In 2007, Toyota's Corporate Average Fuel Economy fleet average of exceeded all other major manufactures selling cars within the United States add something

 

In the first three months of 2007, Toyota together with its half-owned subsidiary Daihatsu reported number one sales of 2,348 million units add something

 

The United States EPA has awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc with an ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009 add something

 

These concerns were addressed with an even larger 2007 redesign add something

 

Toyota's plug-in hybrid electric vehicle project began in 2007, with road trials of a prototype vehicle in France and the UK in 2008 add something

 

FAW Group - As of 2007, this joint venture with Toyota has a passenger car production base in the Chenghua District of Sichuan province and another in Changchun, Jilin province

 

J. J. Yeley - During the middle of the 2007 season Joe Gibbs announced that his team would be switching to Toyota in 2008

 

Allan McNish - He subsequently appeared for Toyota and Audi in the race, and after losing a likely victory in the dying stages of the 2007 event, scored a second triumph in 2008 with Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello driving an Audi R10

 

David Reutimann - Late in the season, he won the 2007 Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park for his first career Busch Series win, and Toyota's second win in Busch Series competition

 

FAW Group - Plants No. 1, 2, and 3 in the city of Tianjin produce automobiles for the FAW- & Toyota joint venture Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co Ltd. Plant No. 1 is in Yangliuqing Town, Xiqing District, and plants No. 2 and 3 are located in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Zone and began producing in 2007

 

FAW Group - This joint venture with Toyota, as of 2007, has a passenger car production base in the Nansha Economic Development District of Guangzhou, Guangdong province

 

However, as late as January 27, 2007, Sirius and XM satellite radio kits were not available for Toyota factory radios add something

 

Worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles produced by Toyota reached 1,0 million vehicles by May 31, 2007, and the 2,0 million mark was reached by August 31, 2009, with hybrids sold in 50 countries add something

 

Glenn Beck - On July 4, 2007, Beck served as host of the 2007 Toyota Tundra "Stadium of Fire" in Provo, Utah

 

Francis Bourke - In September 2007 he was the subject of a Toyota Legendary Moments advertisement with Stephen Curry and Dave Lawson


2008

According to the 2008 Fortune Global 500, Toyota is the fifth largest company in the world add something

 

In 2008, Toyota's sales surpassed General Motors, making Toyota number one in the world add something

 

It displaced GM and became the world's largest automobile maker for the year 2008 add something

 

Its second assembly operation in Woodstock, Ontario, Ontario began manufacturing the RAV4 late in 2008 add something

 

The company was number one in global automobile sales for the first quarter of 2008 add something

 

Themes of the 2008 program consist of "Global Warming Countermeasures" and "Biodiversity Conservation add something

 

While the press release enumerated 9 models, only limited availability existed at the dealer level in the US. As of 2008, all Toyota and Scion models have either standard or available XM radio kits add something

 

FAW Group - As of 2008, it continues to control 3 production bases and manufactures several Toyota products including the Corolla and Vios

 

FAW Group - As of 2008, its 10,000 units/year capacity production base in Changchun makes the & Toyota Prius and the Toyota Land Cruiser

 

Formula One - In 2008 and 2009 Honda, BMW, and Toyota all withdrew from Formula One racing within the space of a year, blaming the economic recession

 

NASCAR - May 1, 2008 Toyota generated early success winning several races off performances from Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch

 

Subaru - An article posted by Autoblog on April 16, 2008 stated that due to the corporate investment by Toyota, all "kei cars" built by Subaru will be replaced by Daihatsu models beginning in 2010

 

Toyota was hit by the global financial crisis of 2008 as it was forced in December 2008 to forecast its first annual loss in 70 years add something


2009

As of 2009, Toyota officially lists approximately 70 different models sold under its namesake brand, including sedans, coupes, vans, trucks, hybrids, and crossovers add something

 

As of 2009, the company sold nine luxury-branded models under its Lexus division, ranging from the LS sedan to RX crossover and LX SUV. Luxury-type sedans produced under the Toyota brand included the Century, Toyota Crown, and Toyota Crown Majesta add something

 

The move came after a series of recalls between 2009 and 2011 in which it pulled back around 10 million recalls amidst claims of faulty mechanics add something

 

Tesla Motors - In mid 2009, many speculative media reports suggested that Tesla could occupy the NUMMI assembly plant in Fremont, CA, which General Motors and Toyota had signaled they planned to vacate

 

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group - Prior to 2009 the company primarily rented Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles within the United States, though some locations featured other brands, such as Mazda, Nissan, or Toyota

 

In January 2009 it announced the closure of all of its Japanese plants for 11 days to reduce output and stocks of unsold vehicles add something

 

Toyota's financial unit had asked for an emergency loan from a state-backed lender on March 16, 2009, with reports putting the figure at more than add something

 

On May 8, 2009, Toyota reported a record annual net loss of , making it the latest automobile maker to be severely affected by the global financial crisis that started in 2007 add something

 

Akio Toyoda became the new president and CEO of the company on June 23, 2009 by replacing Katsuaki Watanabe who became the new vice chairman by replacing Katsuhiro Nakagawa add something

 

Tesla Motors - In an August 2009 edition of The New Yorker, Lutz was quoted as saying, "All the geniuses here at General Motors kept saying lithium-ion technology is 10 years away, and Toyota agreed with us -- and boom, along comes Tesla

 

On November 4, 2009 Toyota announced they were pulling out of the sport due to the global economic situation add something

 

Toyota made available a total of 600 Prius plug-in demonstration vehicles for lease to fleet and government customers, 230 were delivered in Japan beginning in late December 2009, 125 models released in the U.S. by early 2010, and 200 units in 18 European countries in 2010, with France, the UK and Germany with the largest fleets with 150 PHEVs add something


2010

As of early 2010, the Tundra has captured 16 percent of the full-size half-ton market in the US. The all-new Tundra was assembled in San Antonio, Texas, US. Toyota assembled around 150,000 Standard and Double Cabs, and only 70,000 Crew Max's in 2007 add something

 

In 2010, Toyota employed 300,734 people worldwide, and was the third-largest automobile manufacturer in 2011 by production behind General Motors and Volkswagen Group add something

 

In 2010, the Toyota ranked first in units produced globally, with 8,6 million units add something

 

Toyota has introduced new technologies including one of the first mass-produced hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles, of which it says it has sold 2 million globally as of 2010, Advanced Parking Guidance System , a four-speed electronically controlled automatic with buttons for power and economy shifting, and an eight-speed automatic transmission add something

 

Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group - A Chinese partner of Japanese companies Toyota and Honda, GAIG owns Chinese production bases that churn out Chinese-market versions of the Japanese carmakers' models, which sell well in Southern China as of 2010

 

FAW Group - An unfinished production base in the Longquan Economic Development Zone in Chengdu, Sichuan province, replaces an older Sichuan base and will produce passenger cars for a FAW- & Toyota joint venture, Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co Ltd, when it is completed in 2010

 

Mazda - In 2010 Toyota and Mazda announced a supply agreement for the hybrid technology used in Toyota's Prius model

 

Nissan Motor Company - In 2010, Nissan announced that its hybrid technology is no longer based on Toyota's

 

David Reutimann - Reutimann won his second career race at the 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in the No. 00 TUMS Toyota, after chasing down Jeff Gordon and passing him for the lead

 

Kimi Raikkonen - Toyota F1, before it pulled out of Formula One, offered Räikkönen a driving contract to replace Timo Glock in 2010

 

The US Sales Chief, James Lentz, was questioned by the United States Congress committees on Oversight and Investigations on February 23, 2010, as a result of recent recalls add something

 

On February 24, 2010, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform add something

 

On April 6, 2010, the US government sought a record penalty of from Toyota for its delayed response in notifying the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the defective accelerator pedals add something

 

In May 2010, Toyota launched a collaboration with Tesla Motors to create electric vehicles add something

 

On May 18, 2010, Toyota paid the fine without an admission of wrongdoing add something

 

Tesla Motors - On 20 May 2010, Tesla announced that it would partner with Toyota to produce the Model S at the former NUMMI plant

 

Tesla Motors - On May 20, 2010, Tesla and Toyota announced a partnership to work on electric vehicle development, which included Toyota's future conditional investment in Tesla and Tesla's purchase of a portion of the former NUMMI factory


2011

For the first half of 2011, Toyota had fallen to third place, with GM first and Volkswagen second add something

 

The exterior of the production version is based on the FT-EV III concept shown at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show add something

 

Toyota, with the assistance of Tesla, built 35 converted RAV4s for a demonstration and evaluation program that ran through 2011 add something

 

Nissan Motor Company - Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, &Hyundai_Motor_Group, and Ford in 2011

 

Johanna Long - She competed in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011, driving the family-owned No. 20 Toyota and running for Rookie-of-the-Year honors

 

Tesla Motors - Toyota built 35 of these converted RAV4s for a demonstration and evaluation program that ran through 2011

 

On March 31, 2011, the Toyota Factory in Onnaing, France, was hit by a strike of several hundred workers asking for more pay add something

 

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France - In May 2011, Toyota stopped production of the French Yaris model of the second generation which was replaced by the identical Daihatsu Charade

 

Alexander Wurz - In November 2011, Toyota Motorsports confirmed Wurz as one of their factory drivers for the companies planned return to the 24 Heures du Mans in 2012


2012

Toyota is now working on their next generation Prius and second generation RAV4 EV both due out in 2012 add something

 

With a total of 247,230 vehicles sold during the first quarter of 2012, the Toyota Prius family became the third top selling nameplate in the world in terms of total global sales, after the Toyota Corolla and the Ford Focus add something

 

Nobuteru Taniguchi - And they fully returned to the series again in 2012 with a Toyota 86

 

J. J. Yeley - For 2012, Yeley signed with Robinson-Blakeney Racing to drive the No. 49 Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series

 

Alexander Wurz - In 2012 he will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the Toyota factory team

 

Tesla Motors - It was announced that an electric version of the Toyota RAV4 would be mass produced in 2012

 

Central Motors - On 1 July 1 2012, three Toyota subcontractors Central Motors, Toyota Motors Tohoku, and Kanto Auto Works combined into one company, with all manufacturing facilities and assets of the three former companies to now be known as Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.

 

Tesla Motors - Toyota plans to introduce the model into the market by 2012

 

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France - In June 2012, & Toyota announced that it would move production of the Toyota Yaris for North America to France

 

In July 2012, the company reported it had manufactured its 200-millionth vehicle add something

 

In September 2012 Toyota announced that due to customers' concerns about range and charging time, the production of the Scion iQ will be limited to about 100 units for special fleet use in Japan and the U.S. only add something

 

The second generation Toyota RAV4 EV was released in September 2012 add something

 

Until September 2012, The Prius liftback was the top selling new car in Japan for 16 months in a row, until it was surpassed by the Toyota Aqua in October 2012 add something

 

A total of 21,600 Prius PHVs have been sold worldwide through October 2012, led by the United States with 9,623 units followed by Japan with 9,500 units sold through October 2012 add something

 

In October 2012, Toyota announced a recall of 7,43 million vehicles worldwide to fix malfunctioning power window switches, the largest recall since that of Ford Motor Company in 1996 add something

 

"See October 2012 Plug-in Electric Car Sales Numbers add something

 

On October 10, 2012 Toyota announced the recall of about 7,43 million vehicles worldwide due to malfunctioning power window switches add something

 

On November 5, 2012, Toyota reported its global net earnings for the quarter ended Sept add something


2013

Toyota is a minority shareholder in Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, having invested in the new venture which will produce the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, slated for first deliveries in 2013 add something

 

Toyota's nationwide driver hunt of drivers for Etios Motor Racing Series ended up with selection of 25 drivers, who will participate in the race in 2013 add something

 

Jason Leffler - Leffler made a single Sprint Cup Series start in 2013, driving Humphrey Smith Racing's No. 19 Toyota Camry at Pocono Raceway in early June; he start-and-parked, finishing 43rd in the event

 

David Reutimann - On January 18, 2013, BK Racing announced that Reutimann would drive the No. 83 Toyota during the 2013 season, replacing Landon Cassill

 

"See the section: February 2013 Electric Car Sales Numbers" followed by Japan with 12,600 units, and Europe with 4,908 units sold through March 2013 add something

 

The Lexus RX 400h/RX 450h is the top selling Lexus hybrid with 268,2 thousand units sold through March 2013, followed by the Lexus CT 200h with 137,3 thousand units add something

 

The Prius c/Aqua model, with global sales of 409,500 units through March 2013, is TMC's second best selling hybrid after the Prius liftback, followed by the two generations of the Camy Hybrid, with 357,000 units sold worldwide add something

 

The United States is the world's largest hybrid market, and TMC's second, with 1,951 million TMC hybrids have been sold through March 2013, with the Prius liftback ranking as the top selling hybrid car in the U.S. market, which surpassed the 1 million milestone in April 2011 add something

 

The first 30 iQ EVs were delivered in the U.S. to the University of California, Irvine in March 2013 for use in its Zero Emission Vehicle-Network Enabled Transport carsharing fleet add something

 

On May 8, 2013, Toyota Motor Corporation announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 add something

 

On May 8, 2013, Toyota announced plans to produce 10,1 million units in fiscal 2013, which, if achieved, would make it the first auto manufacturer to cross the 10 million unit threshold add something

 

On June 14, 2013, Toyota Motor Corp. announced the appointment of outside board members; the appointment was a first for the corporation and occurred following approval from general shareholders at a meeting on the same day add something

 

Toyota released the hybrid versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon in Japan in August 2013 add something

 

WiLL - The prototype of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be exhibited at the November 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, and in the United States at the January 2014 Consumer Electronics Show add something

 

During 2013, TMC sold 1,279 million units, and the 6 million sales milestone was achieved in December 2013, just nine months after its latest million unit milestone add something


2014

However, in February 2014, Toyota was the last of Australia's major automakers to announce the end of production in Australia add something

 

In March 2014, Toyota agreed to pay a fine of for concealing information and misleading the public about the safety issues behind the recalls on Toyota and Lexus vehicles affected by unintended acceleration add something


2015

Toyota said the car was planned for launch in about 2015 add something

 

Toyota's emphasis would be re-focused on the hybrid concept, and 21 new hybrid gas-electric models scheduled to be on the market by 2015 add something

 

In January 2015 it was announced that production of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle would increase from 700 units in 2015 to approximately 2,000 in 2016 and 3,000 in 2017 add something

 

"See section "July 2015 Plug-in Hybrid Car Sales Numbers" " The Netherlands is the leading European market with 4,073 units registered add something

 

Retail sales in the U.S. began in August 2015 at a price of before any government incentives add something

 

WiLL - The market release in Europe is slated for September 2015, and initially will be available only in the UK, Germany and Denmark, followed by other countries in 2017 add something

 

In November 2015, the company announced that it would invest over the next 5 years into artificial intelligence and robotics research add something


2016

The 1 million sales milestone was achieved in March 2016 add something

 

Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models passed the 9 million milestone in April 2016 add something

 

Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models passed the 9 million milestone in April 2016 add something

 

Ranking next is the Auris with 309,200 units sold, with Europe as the top market with 296,400 units sold through April 2016 add something

 

The 9 million sales mark was reached in April 2016, again, selling one million hybrids in just ninth months add something


2017

WiLL - The closure of Toyota's Australian plant will be completed by 2017 add something

 

WiLL - Toyota is a minority shareholder in Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, having invested in the new venture which will produce the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, slated for first deliveries in 2017 add something

 

Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models achieved the 10 million milestone in January 2017 add something

 

Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models passed the 10 million milestone in January 2017 add something

 

A small network in Japan sells the luxury craft at 54 locations, called the "Toyota Ponam" series, and in 2017, a boat was labeled under the Lexus brand name starting May 26, 2017 add something


2018

The FY 2018 as reported by Toyota is from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 add something

 

$Toyota Corolla - In June 26, 2018, Toyota announced in "'The Connected Day"'" that the new Toyota Crown and Toyota Corolla Sport will be equipped with a DCM system which links with a Vehicle Control Network add something

 

In November 2018, the company introduced T-HR3, a humanoid robot with the ability to be remotely controlled add something

 

In December 2018, Toyota USA announced a recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles with Takata airbags that had previously been replaced by the company add something


2019

This recall was announced one year ahead of the initially scheduled recall in December of 2019 add something

 

The FY 2019 as reported by Toyota is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 add something

 

This recall was announced one year ahead of the initially scheduled recall in December 2019 add something