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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 Partners With Highway Sports Shongweni

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is partnering with Highway Shows Shongweni to host an FEI World Cup Qualifier Event at the Toyota Shongweni Festival this year. Riders will get the opportunity to

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Monday August 1, 2022

Toyota GR Yaris

Launched in 2021, the Toyota GR Yaris achieved worldwide acclaim for its combination of performance, driver engagement and motorsport-infused pedigree. Having raked in a raft of awards, including multiple Car

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday July 27, 2022

New Toyota Crown

The Crown made its initial debut in 1955 as Toyota's first mass production passenger vehicle created with Toyota's own domestic technology. The DNA of "innovation and limit-pushing" that led to

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Friday July 15, 2022

Toyota Tour De Virtuale Season 2

The first season of the Toyota Tour de Virtuale ecycling tournament saw local riders put their fitness and cycling intuition to the test for cash prizes and the chance to

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Tuesday July 12, 2022

Toyota, Hino, Isuzu, DENSO and CJPT starting with Planning and Foundational Research for Hydrogen Engines for Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Hino Motors Ltd. (Hino), Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu), DENSO Corporation (DENSO) and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) recently announced that they have started planning and

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Tuesday July 12, 2022

Toyota’s Support For Wild Dog Conservation Yields Results

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is pleased with the news that a newly formed pack of four African Wild Dogs was released from their temporary holding boma onto the Mabula

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday July 6, 2022

TOYOTA SELLS 64 000 VEHICLES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2022

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has continued to top the sales charts in 2022 despite suffering significant damage to its Prospecton Plant – which produces Hilux, Fortuner, Hiace, Corolla Quest

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday July 4, 2022

Toyota 2000GT Wins Best In Show At London Concours 2022

The London Concours presented by Montres Breguet opened its doors yesterday to a crowd of thousands in stunning sunshine for the first day of the event. Hosted at the Honourable Artillery Company,

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday June 29, 2022

Toyota Invests In Manufacturing Academy

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is pleased to announce the launch of the Toyota Manufacturing Academy (TMA) at the Coastal KZN TVET College in Mobeni, Durban. The initiative was borne

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Friday May 20, 2022

Toyota Second Highest Sales Total In History

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded its largest market share (30.4%) to date and posted its second highest ever monthly sales total, retailing 13 458 units in February. The total

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday March 2, 2022

The Toyota Gaming Engine: FIFA THUMBDERDOME

The Toyota Gaming Engine has created a platform for this year’s FIFA 22 tournament that puts thumbs, the unsung heroes of gaming, on centre stage. Thumbderdome: Battle of the Opposables

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Tuesday February 22, 2022

Toyota SOMI 2022

Kyalami (Johannesburg): President and CEO of Toyota South Motors (TSAM) Andrew Kirby delivered his fifth State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address at the Kyalami Racetrack and Conference Centre on Thursday.

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Thursday February 10, 2022

Toyota GR Yaris TopGear SA Performance Car Of The Year

TopGear SA recently hosted their Speed Week '21 challenge which pitted 13 of South Africa's most dynamic (and diverse) performance cars against each other in a multi-province roadtrip culminating at

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday December 8, 2021

DAKAR 2016 – DE VILLIERS MOVE UP INTO THIRD OVERALL, AS DAKAR 2016 BEARS ITS TEETH

LA RIOJA, ARGENTINA – Stage 10 of Dakar 2016 brought the fearsome dunes of the Catamarca near the town of Fiambalá properly into play, as a number of the top crews faltered under the relentless South American sun. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, it was again a day where the gods of the Dakar proved […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 14, 2016

DRAMA AS STAGE 9 OF DAKAR 2016 IS SHORTENED

BELÉN, ARGENTINA – Extremely hot temperatures, reaching nearly 50 degrees Celsius, plagued Stage 9 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. As a result, the stage was shortened to just 90 km for the cars and trucks, while the motorcycles completed the full 285 km-long route. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, the stage again brought mixed results, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

DAKAR 2016 – MIXED FORTUNES FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA ON DAKAR 2016 STAGE 8

BELÉN, ARGENTINA –  Stage 8 of Dakar 2016 brought mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, though all three Toyota Hilux race vehicles made it safely through the tough, 393

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

FRUSTRATION FOR THE TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM AS DAKAR 2016 STAGE 1GETS CANCELLED

VILLA CARLOS PAZ, ARGENTINA – Stage 1 of the 2016 Dakar Rally turned into a non-event, when the organisers were forced to cancel the 258km-long racing section due to heavy

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

DAKAR 2016 – GINIEL DE VILLIERS UP TO SECOND PLACE ON DAKAR 2016

JUJUY, ARGENTINA – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz pushed hard on Stage 3 of Dakar 2016, to move into second place in the overall standings. The stage, which took place on January 5th, saw the crews relocate from Termas de Río Hondo to the town of Jujuy, in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

DAKAR 2016 – POULTER MOVES UP TO 4TH OVERALL ON DAKAR 2016

TAJITA, BOLIVIA – As the support crews and staff relocated to the Bolivian town of Tajita on January 6th, the competitors in Dakar 2016 tackled Stage 4 – a 429 km loop at altitudes peaking over 4,000 m. Not only that, but Stage 4 was also a marathon stage, which means that the crews will […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

DAKAR 2016 – TOYOTA GAZOO RACING UNDER PRESSURE AT HIGH ALTITUDE

UYUNI, BOLIVIA – The high altitudes of Stage 5 of Dakar 2016 placed the crews of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA under extreme pressure, not only because of the performance differences between the normally aspirated V8-powered Toyota Hilux’s engines, but also because of the strain the rapid rise to heights over 4,300 meters placed on their […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

DAKAR 2016 – POWER PERFORMANCE BY YAZEED KEEPS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA IN THE DAKAR FIGHT

UYUNI, BOLIVIA – It was another high altitude stage on Dakar 2016, as the crews tackled the 542 km Stage 6. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, the extreme altitudes of Bolivia’s high planes made it challenging to compete with the turbo-charged cars in the field. Even so Yazeed al Rajhi and navigator Timo Gottschalk (#305) […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

DAKAR 2016 – TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA IN TOP TEN AS DAKAR 2016 REACHES MIDPOINT

SALTA, ARGENTINA – Stage 7 of Dakar 2016 brought to an end not only the race’s foray into Bolivia, but also a series of high-altitude stages that did not suit the naturally aspirated V8 petrol engines of the Toyota Hilux race vehicles. Even so, all three Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s crews are in the top […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 13, 2016

TOYOTA DAKAR 2016 GAZOO RACING SOUTH AFRICA SAFELY IN SOUTH AMERICA

CAMPANA, ARGENTINA – The Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team arrived safely on location in South America, and have been progressing well with preparations for Dakar 2016. The team also completed a shakedown of the three competing Toyota Hilux vehicles, confirming that they are ready to tackle the world’s toughest motorsport event, which starts on […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday January 2, 2016

TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA HOLDS CAR SALES MOMENTUM FOR MARKET LEADERSHIP

Toyota makes it 11 out of 11 months of sales success for 2015  Hilux #1 LCV for 2015  Marked increase shown for newly launched models Toyota South Africa Motors signed off the second last month of 2015 with another month of unstoppable market leadership, making it 11 out of the 11 months to date. Toyota […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday December 2, 2015

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