Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Home Toyota

Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

In March 2014 the multinational corporation consisted of 338,875 employees worldwide and, as of November 2014, is the eleventh-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2012 (by production) ahead of the Volkswagen Group and General Motors.

In July of that year, the company reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. Toyota is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year. It did so in 2012 according to OICA and in 2013 according to company data.

As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization (worth more than twice as much as #2-ranked SoftBank) and by revenue The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father’s company Toyota Industries to create automobile.

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, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under 5 brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Scion. It also holds a 51.2% stake in Daihatsu, a 16.66% stake in Fuji Heavy Industries, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, a 3.58% stake in the Yamaha Motor Company,[ and a 0.27% stake in Tesla, as well as joint-ventures with two in China (GAC Toyota and Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor), one in India (Toyota Kirloskar), one in the Czech Republic (TPCA), along with several “nonautomotive” companies.

TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world.

Toyota South Africa Motor Sport Duncan Vos

PROFILE: DUNCAN VOS Duncan Vos was born in Barberton on the 30th November 1960. In his late teens he showed both a keen interest and...
Toyota-Aygo

Toyota Aygo makes its Mark

The all-new edgy Toyota Aygo made its first local public appearance before a crowd of 18 000 at the Red Bull X-Fighters event held at...

Victory For Toyota In Toyota Cape Dealer Rally

VICTORY FOR TOYOTA IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY Gemmell and Swan take second win of the year and regain championship lead with two rounds remaining Johnny...

Toyota Performs Well In Stagnant South African Car Market

Sales growth slow amidst economic pressure Exports expected to increase in Q2 of 2014 Toyota expects further volume growth from new model introductions in next quarter Market...

Dakar 2012 Winners: Toyota South Africa makes motorsport history

Lima/Peru Stop the press! – for a milestone in the history of the Dakar Rally. Giniel de Villiers (Stellenbosch/South Africa), Dirk von Zitzewitz (Karlshof/Germany) and Imperial...

TEAM CASTROL TOYOTA DOMINATE GOLD 400

Glenharvie, Saturday – Team Castrol Toyota won the battle and the war with a one/two result on the Gold 400, the final round of...

Toyota MeWe Concept Car

TOYOTA PRESENTS THE ME.WE CONCEPT Le Rendez-vous Toyota, Champs Elysées, Paris Working with Toyota since 2011, Massaud* has sought to create an “anti-crisis” car that addresses...

Dakar 2014 – Day 1 Toyota Hilux South Africa

POULTER SHINES ON DEBUT ON FIRST DAY OF DAKAR RALLY Leeroy Poulter got his maiden Dakar Rally off to the best possible start when he...

Giniel De Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz finish 2nd in the Dakar 2013

Finish within sight: De Villiers and von Zitzewitz ready for final "Dakar" spurt La Serena, 18th January 2013 Without risk through the final major test...

Team Imperial Toyota dream finish to the Dakar 2012

Dream finish to the Dakar 2012. Team Imperial Toyota concluded their maiden foray into the ultimate test of endurance with a 3rd place for...