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History of Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation, called in Japanese Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki-gaisha, is the third largest world manufacturer of automobiles.

In 2007 he held the seat #1, although recently some enforced revisions have been made to some of its models, with manufacturing defects. In addition, the earthquake at the beginning of 2011 in Japan affected them. Despite the aforementioned incident, it is still recognized as one of the most reliable brands.

It is also one of most powerful multinational companies in the world, and along with Honda and Nissan make up "the big three" of the Japanese automotive. If, it is present in other sectors, such as financial services, agricultural biotechnology, manufacturing automatic looms and sewing (its initial activity) electrical machines and even development of robots.

Its slogan is "Moving Forward" (moving forward) or "It's time to move forward" (is time to go forward).

He has in its catalogue brands Lexus, Scion and Hino and Daihatsu.

Beginning of Toyota

Toyota was founded in September 1933 by Kiichiro Toyoda, when the company already existing Toyoda Automatic Loom decided to create a new division dedicated to the production of vehicles. In 1934, they produced their first engine type Am used in the A1 model in May 1935 and the G1 truck in August of the same year. It was established as independent company in 1937.

During the second world war, they began to produce trucks for the Imperial Japanese army. Aichi plant was not spared from being bombed by the Allied troops, shortly before the end of the conflict.

First Toyota model

Commercial cars production started in 1947 with the model SA. In 1957 the first vehicle exported to United States; the Crown, and the American and Brazilian divisions were established. The first car manufactured outside Japan was a Land Cruiser FJ-251, built in S?o Paulo (Brazil) in May 1959.

Expansion of Toyota

Toyota began to expand in the 1960s, thanks to a new research and development planning. At the end of this decade, had already established a global presence, and it had exported the millionth unit of a Toyota car. Growth continued throughout the 1970's. In 1984, Toyota joined NUMMI, the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. Thus began to wool new brands in the late 80 ', as Lexus (a division of luxury).

With a significant presence in Europe, it was decided to create a foundation in the United Kingdom. Bases were also created in Indiana, Virginia (USA).UU.) and Tianjin (China). The UFJ (United Financials of Japan) was formed in 2001. This organization was accused of corruption, by allegedly providing money to the Yakuza mafia. The UFJ suffered considerable losses of money, and being one of the largest shareholders of Toyota, affected the automaker. As a result of this crisis, the UFJ had to merge again to become Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

In 2005, together with the subsidiary Daihatsu; Toyota produced a total of 8, 54 million, an amount apparently elevated, although lower by roughly 500,000 units of General Motors production that same year. As every manufacturer in the industry, Toyota has also suffered falls in sales. In March 2009, it was forced to cut its production by more than 50%, to reduce their inventories and face off against the adverse situation.

Toyota technology

Toyota has contributed some innovative technologies to the automotive sector, as the first parked auto, automatic transmission of eight speeds, guide traffic in real-time with remapping of dynamic route, climate control 4 zones with infrared, among others.

Currently, the brand invests large sums in favour of the development and research of vehicles of clean-burning, like the Toyota Prius, a hybrid system based.

Recent controversy with Toyota cars

Toyota has recently staged one of the biggest scandals in the history of the automotive industry. In January 2010, he should call review 2.3 million cars in the United States, and NHTSA reported that it could not sell more those models in yankee territory. A serious fault was presented in different units: a suspected spontaneous acceleration cause 12 deaths.

Europe envisages that similar revisions are carried out. The defective models were Avalon, Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Sequoia, Matrix, Tunfra and Highlander, in versions from 2007 until 2010.

Toyota plants worldwide

Toyota has its headquarters in Aichi, and another in Bunkyo, both in Japan. It also has many factories and offices across the globe.

It has plants of manufacturing or Assembly in the United States, Colombia, Japan, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Pakistan, India, Argentina, Czech Republic, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Venezuela and the Philippines.

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Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

The SUV Toyota RAV4 is a Japanese production manufactured by Toyota. It first showed its presence in Europe and Japan in the year1994 and North America in the year 1996. This SUV is also very popular for its compact crossover.

Toyota iQ

Toyota iQ

Toyota iQ was first presented before public as a city car in 2008 march Geneva Auto Show and its sales started in October 2008 with Japanese and later in January 2009 the sales were made with Europeans. This model was presented as concept iQ vehicle branded with the scion iQ which was released in the beginning of October 2011 in United States along with Canada and the west coast states in 2012.

Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix

Toyota matrix is a compressed rear door car referred officially as Toyota corolla matrix by its manufacturer’s. It was manufactured by Toyota motor manufacturing company Canada in Ontario, Cambridge and derivative of Toyota corolla.

Technical characteristics of Toyota Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Toyota Corona Exiv 1800 TR 1988 105HP (77 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
2 Toyota Auris 150X 2006 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
3 Toyota Corsa VIT-X 4WD Automatic 1997 91HP (67 kW) @ 5400 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Toyota Carina 2.2 Ti Automatic 1998 94HP (69 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Toyota Supra SZ Automatic 1998 225HP (165 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Toyota Corolla 180i GLE AT 1996 115HP (85 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Toyota Mega Cruiser 1995 137HP (101 kW) @ 3200 rpm 9.1 l/100km
8 Toyota Vitz 1.3 U 4WD 2005 87HP (64 kW) @ 6000 rpm 4.6 l/100km
9 Toyota Camry V6 2010 268HP (197 kW) @ 6200 rpm 10.23 l/100km
10 Toyota Sienna 2011 190HP (139 kW) @ 5800 rpm 11.2 l/100km
11 Toyota Avensis Estate 2.0 1997 127HP (94 kW) @ 5400 rpm 7.9 l/100km
12 Toyota Sienna AWD 2010 269HP (198 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
13 Toyota Aristo (Lexus GS 300) 1993 223HP (164 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.1 l/100km
14 Toyota Ipsum 240i Limited 4WD 2002 160HP (117 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.2 l/100km
15 Toyota Camry 2.4 VVTi Automatic (EU) 2002 150HP (110 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.2 l/100km

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