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 Cars Reviews

Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma, a pickup truck produced by Toyota, a Japanese automobile firm in the U.S since 1995. A first generation model of Tacoma, years 1995?, was categorized as a compact pickup through 2004.

Toyota Hiace

Toyota Hiace

First launched in the year 1967, Toyota Hiace was produced by a Japanese creator Toyota and since then this Hiace is available in an array of configurations which has minibus and minivan which are multipurpose vehicles, ambulance, van, taxi and a pick up vehicle. This Hiace is an exclusive car to Toyopet store locations in Japan.

Toyota Aygo

Toyota Aygo

Since 2005, Toyota sold a city car in European countries, named as the Toyota Aygo or a??o?. There was an occurrence of joint venture in regions of Kolin in Czech Republic, namely as TPCA (Toyota Peugeot Citro?n Automobile Czech at which all Aygos are made at their new factory.

Technical characteristics of Toyota Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Toyota bB Open Deck 2001 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.9 l/100km
2 Toyota Corona GT Sedan 1979 136HP (100 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.1 l/100km
3 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D4 2007 147HP (108 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.1 l/100km
4 Toyota Crown 2600 Super Sedan 1972 131HP (96 kW) @ 5200 rpm 9.1 l/100km
5 Toyota Avensis Wagon Qi 2006 163HP (120 kW) @ 5800 rpm 9.2 l/100km
6 Toyota Corona Exiv 2000 TR-G 1988 165HP (122 kW) @ 6800 rpm n/a
7 Toyota Corolla Wagon BZ-Touring 1.6 1998 165HP (121 kW) @ 7800 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D4 Automatic 2007 147HP (108 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
9 Toyota Curren XS 1997 139HP (102 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Toyota Vista Ardeo 200 2002 152HP (111 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.2 l/100km
11 Toyota Venza 2.7 2008 184HP (135 kW) @ 5800 rpm 4.7 l/100km
12 Toyota Paseo 1992 101HP (74 kW) @ 6400 rpm 9.1 l/100km
13 Toyota Avensis Estate 1.6 1997 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Toyota Camry Solara V6 2008 212HP (156 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7 l/100km
15 Toyota Pronard 3.0 G 2000 214HP (158 kW) @ 5800 rpm 7.9 l/100km