Toyota

Updated about 7 years ago
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2013 the multinational corporation consisted of 333,498 employees worldwide and, as of January 2014, is the fourteenth-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2012 (by production).

The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, theToyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under 5 brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Scion.

As of 2009, Toyota officially lists approximately 70 different models sold under its namesake brand, including sedans, coupes, vans, trucks, hybrids, and crossovers. Many of these models are produced as passenger sedans, which range from the subcompact Toyota Yaris, to compact Corolla, to mid-size Camry, and full-size Avalon. Vans include the Previa/Estima, Sienna, and others. Several small cars, such as the xB and tC, are sold under the Scion brand.

Current Models:
  • Toyota 86 (2012–present, sold as the Scion FR-S in the United States, as the Toyota GT-86 in Europe and as the Subaru BRZ)
  • Toyota 4Runner (1984–present, also sold as the Toyota Hilux Surf in Japan)
  • Toyota Allion (2001–present)
  • Toyota Alphard (2002–present)
  • Toyota Aurion (2006–present, Australia)
  • Toyota Auris (2007–present)
  • Toyota Avalon (1995–present, previously sold in Japan as the Toyota Pronard)
  • Toyota Avanza (2003–present)
  • Toyota Avensis (1998–present, shares chassis with the Scion tC)
  • Toyota Aygo (2005–present, Europe only)
  • Toyota bB (2000–present, sold as the Scion xB in the United States from 2003-2007)
  • Toyota Belta (2006–present)
  • Toyota Cami (more commonly sold as the Daihatsu Terios)
  • Toyota Camry (1983–present)
  • Toyota Carri (1996-, Corolla variant for South Africa)
  • Toyota Century (1967–present)
  • Toyota Coaster (1969–present)
  • Toyota Condor (South African built version of the Kijang)
  • Toyota Comfort (1988–present, also known as the Toyota Crown Comfort)
  • Toyota Corolla/Sprinter (1966–present)
  • Toyota Corolla Axio (2006–present)
  • Toyota Corolla Fielder (2000–present)
  • Toyota Corolla Rumion (2007–present, also sold as the Scion xB from 2007)
  • Toyota Crown (1955–present)
  • Toyota Crown Majesta (1991–present)
  • Toyota Dyna (1959–present)
  • Toyota Estima (1990–present, sold in some markets as the Toyota Previa)
  • Toyota Etios (2010–present)
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser (2006–present)
  • Toyota Fortuner (2005–present)
  • Toyota Granvia (1995–present)
  • Toyota Heavy Duty Truck (FA and DA Series)
  • Toyota Highlander (2001–present, also sold as the Toyota Kluger)
  • Toyota Hilux (1968–present, also sold as the Toyota Pickup)
  • Toyota Hilux Surf (1984–present, sold in the U.S. and other markets as the Toyota 4Runner)
  • Toyota HiClass
  • Toyota Hiace (1967–present)
  • Toyota Innova (2003–present, sold in Indonesia as the Kijang Innova)
  • Toyota iQ (2008–present)
  • Toyota Isis (2004–present)
  • Toyota ist (2002–present, also sold as the Scion xA in the United States and Toyota xA in the Middle East)
  • Toyota Kijang (1977–present, known as Condor/Qualis/Revo/Stallion/Tamaraw/Unser/Zace outside Indonesia)
  • Toyota Kingdom
  • Toyota Kluger (2001–present, also sold as the Toyota Highlander)
  • Toyota Land Cruiser (1954–present, also sold as the Lexus LX)
  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (1984–present, also sold as the Lexus GX)
  • Toyota LiteAce (1970–present)
  • Toyota Mark X (2004–present, sold in China as the Toyota Reiz)
  • Toyota Mark X ZiO (2007–present)
  • Toyota Matrix (2003–present)
  • Toyota MiniAce
  • Toyota Nadia
  • Toyota Noah (2001–present)
  • Toyota Passo (2004–present, sold in some markets as the Daihatsu Sirion)
  • Toyota Picnic (1997–present)
  • Toyota Porte (2004–present)
  • Toyota Premio (2001–present)
  • Toyota Prius (1997–present)
  • Toyota Probox (2002–present)
  • Toyota Qualis (1977–present)
  • Toyota Ractis (2005–present)
  • Toyota Raum (1997–present)
  • Toyota RAV4 (1994–present)
  • Toyota Reiz (2004–present, Toyota Mark X sold in China)
  • Toyota Rush (2006–present)
  • Toyota Sai (2009-present)
  • Toyota Scepter (a variant of the Camry, Japan only)
  • Toyota Sequoia (2000–present)
  • Toyota Sienna (1998–present, North America)
  • Toyota Sienta (2003–present)
  • Toyota Sofia (Japan only)
  • Toyota Sparky (Japan only, rebadged Daihatsu Hijet)
  • Toyota Stallion (South African built version of the Kijang)
  • Toyota Succeed (2002–present)
  • Toyota Tacoma (1995–present, North America)
  • Toyota Tamaraw FX (1977–present)
  • Toyota Tarago (1983–present, Australia, New Zealand, also called Model F/Space Cruiser/Van)
  • Toyota Tiara (name used for the Corona RT20 sold on the international market)
  • Toyota TownAce (1983–present)
  • Toyota ToyoAce (1959–present)
  • Toyota Tundra (1999–present, North America)
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser (2009–present)
  • Toyota Vanguard (2008–present)
  • Toyota Venture (South African built version of the Kijang)
  • Toyota Venza (2008–present)
  • Toyota Verso (2009–present)
  • Toyota Vienta (name used by some variants of the Camry in Australia)
  • Toyota Vios (2003–present, sold in Thailand as the Toyota Soluna Vios)
  • Toyota Vitz/Platz/Yaris/Echo (1999–present)
  • Toyota Voxy (2001–present)
  • Toyota WISH (2003–present)
  • Toyota Yaris (1999–present)
  • Toyota Zelas (2010–present, also sold as the Scion tC)


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