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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 MR2

Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2 sports car with two seat and mid engine manufactured by Toyota Company from 1984 till its production was blocked in Japan in July 2007. The company has presented three separate generations of this Toyota MR2 from 1984 to 1989 with origami and angular lines in 1990 to 1999 ...

Toyota Auris

Toyota Auris

The model Toyota Auris displays both three and five compact door hatchback and also shares its platform with Corolla. Toyota released Auris as a replacement for its former model Corolla in the market of Europe whereas the Sedan having notchback still continued in the market with the tag of Corolla.

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

The model is built of a number of series of automobiles which are of mid-size and is manufactured and produced by Toyota since the year 1982 and was sold in majority in all the automobile market globally. In the year between 1980 and 1982 the name “Camry” was attached to the nameplate of the 4-door Sedan thus naming it “Toyota Celica Camry”.

Technical characteristics of Toyota Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Toyota Corsa Moa 4WD 1997 91HP (67 kW) @ 5400 rpm 7.9 l/100km
2 Toyota Corolla X 1.3 2000 88HP (64 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Toyota Celica 1800 Liftback ST Automatic 1985 100HP (74 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
4 Toyota Carina 1600 Standard 1979 89HP (65 kW) @ 5600 rpm 9.1 l/100km
5 Toyota Avensis 2.0D 1997 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Toyota Camry Solara V6 2001 202HP (149 kW) @ 5200 rpm 6.6 l/100km
7 Toyota Wish 1.8 X 2005 131HP (96 kW) @ 6000 rpm 4.6 l/100km
8 Toyota Celica 1800 ST Coup? 1985 160HP (118 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
9 Toyota Corona Exiv 2000 FE Automatic 1988 125HP (92 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
10 Toyota MR-S 1999 139HP (102 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Toyota Innova 2011 160HP (118 kW) @ 5200 rpm n/a
12 Toyota Carina 1500 STD 1985 84HP (61 kW) @ 5600 rpm 9.1 l/100km
13 Toyota Caldina G 4WD 1998 134HP (99 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Toyota Cresta 2200 Diesel Custom Hardtop 1984 72HP (53 kW) @ 4200 rpm n/a
15 Toyota Chaser 2.5 Tourer V Automatic 1998 279HP (205 kW) @ 6200 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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