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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 WELCOMES THE INNOVA BEST VALUE FAMILY MOTORING

Innova brings number of Toyota model ranges to 17; Part of Toyota’s innovative IMV project; One engine, two seating configurations available; Highly competitive pricing starting at below R250 000. Toyota today announced the introduction of the Toyota Innova, a spacious and affordable people connector that will appeal to large families and fleet operators alike.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday October 5, 2011

60 YEARS YOUNG TOYOTA CELEBRATES SIX DECADES OF A LEGEND

Toyota celebrates 60 years since the production of the first Land Cruiser in 1951; 60th Edition versions of Prado and Land Cruiser 200 imminent Land Cruiser enthusiasts in South Africa surely have had a year to remember. With two completely new models and two special editions launched in 2011 in celebration of six decades of […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday October 3, 2011

TOYOTA ENVIRO OUTREACH KICKS OFF FROM JOHANNESBURG MOTOR SHOW

The Toyota Enviro Outreach is an innovative programme in which Toyota and various partners work together to document, protect and preserve South Africa’s rich natural heritage. Over the past two years, the programme has supported the International Barcode of Life Initiative, where local and international scientists work to collect, catalogue and list the DNA coding […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday October 3, 2011

CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA DOMINATES DAY ONE OF TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

In a dream start to the penultimate rally of the season, the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, Castrol Team Toyota’s Johnny Gemmell and Drew Sturrock (Toyota Auris) emerged victorious at the end of day one on Friday with a 6,1-second lead over team-mates Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday September 24, 2011

TOYOTA SHOWS MORE SIGNS OF ITS EXCITING FUTURE AT JIMS

With only a few weeks left before the largest motor show on the African continent opens, Toyota has announced that it will show a concept version of its highly anticipated future technology sports coupe at the Johannesburg Motor Show.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday September 22, 2011

POPULAR TOYOTA FORTUNER RANGE EXPANDED AND FURTHER REFINED

The Toyota Fortuner, South Africa’s most popular sport utility vehicle (SUV), has been further refined for the 2011 model year. The new model boasts a major upgrade and follows similar mid-life activity on the Toyota Hilux, with which the Fortuner shares a platform as part of Toyota’s much lauded International Innovative Multipurpose Vehicle (IMV) programme.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday September 17, 2011

TOYOTA WELCOMES RETURN OF JOHANNESBURG MOTOR SHOW WITH BIGGEST EVER PRESENCE

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) will celebrate the return of the long awaited and highly popular Johannesburg Motor Show with its biggest ever presence at the event. “The long awaited return of the Johannesburg Motor Show is welcome news for the industry as a whole, as it gives us the opportunity to showcase our newest vehicles […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 14, 2011

HILUX 2012: NEW DESIGN AND MORE POWER

More than  13 million Hilux sold since 1967 25 per cent  increase in global sales in 2010, with 549,000 units sold European  segment sales leader for third year running Renowned  for quality durability and reliability that help Hilux conquer the world’s most  hostile environments Introduction  of new, more refined Hilux for 2012 Frankfurt Motor Show […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 14, 2011

THE NEW PRIUS FAMILY

Prius is the  world’s best selling hybrid – third generation model has already sold more than  one million units since launch two years ago Toyota plans to launch 10 new hybrids by 2015 Introducing the  Prius family: Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Prius+ and new Prius Since 1997, Toyota has sold more than 3.3 million  full hybrid […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 14, 2011

NEW TOYOTA AVENSIS: GREATER EFFICIENCY AND SOPHISTICATION

The new Toyota Avensis makes its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show , a substantially revised model that  builds on the spaciousness, practicality and fuel efficiency of the current,  third-generation car. It features a bolder, more refined exterior design and  improvements to the finish quality, comfort and NVH  in the cabin. Driving dynamics […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 14, 2011

NEW VIDEO AND IMAGES OF THE TOYOTA FT-86 II CONCEPT, AS UNVEILED AT 2011 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

A new evolution of the Toyota FT-86 sports concept vehicle is set to make its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva motor show. The Toyota FT-86 II builds on the original concept and will give the clearest indication yet of the final design for Toyota’s next sports car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JocyGGosfcw

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 14, 2011

TOYOTA PRESENTS NEW AVENSIS AND PRIUS FAMILY WORLD PREMIERES AT 2011 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

KEY POINTS Toyota unveils revised Avensis range with improved styling, quality, powertrains and driving dynamics Updated Prius joined by Prius Plug-in and Prius+, Europe’s first full hybrid seven-seat vehicle New-look 2012 Hilux and three-door version of new Yaris also on show Frankfurt Motor Show

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday September 12, 2011

CASTROL TOYOTA CREW WIN PRODUCTION VEHICLE PROLOGUE

Carnival City, Friday – With less than a minute separating the first seven cars the Production Vehicle category is poised to produce fireworks on the 4×4 Mega World 400, round six of the Absa Off Road Championship, here tomorrow . Adding to the potential for drama is the fact that the first seven crews in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Sunday September 11, 2011

CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA’S TAYLOR AND BIRKIN WIN 4×4 MEGA WORLD 400 PROLOGUE

Castrol Team Toyota’s Anthony Taylor and Chris Birkin were provisional winners of the Production Vehicle category of the 4×4 Mega World 400 prologue at Carnival City on Gauteng’s East Rand this afternoon. The 4×4 Mega World 400 is the sixth round of the eight-event Absa Off Road Car Championship and finishes on Saturday with a […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Sunday September 11, 2011

TOYOTA PRESENTS NEW AVENSIS AND PRIUS FAMILY WORLD PREMIERES AT 2011 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

Toyota unveils revised Avensis range with improved styling, quality, powertrains and driving dynamics Updated Prius joined by Prius Plug-in and Prius+, Europe’s first full hybrid seven-seat vehicle New-look 2012 Hilux and three-door version of new Yaris also on show Toyota will present several new models at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show next week (13 September), […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 6, 2011

TOYOTA HILUX TOUGHENS ITS POSITION AS MARKET LEADER

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) today announced the introduction of the new upgraded Toyota Hilux range in Southern Africa. The range, which is manufactured in South Africa at Toyota’s world class manufacturing plant in Prospecton, Durban, is available at Toyota dealers countrywide and will be exported to 57 countries in Africa and Europe. The introduction […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday August 26, 2011

PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID: THE CLEANEST, MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED PRIUS YET

Toyota will debut the production version of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 15th September. The new Prius Plug-in Hybrid features a new, more compact lithium-ion battery which has been developed to meet Toyota’s rigorous standards for reliability. The new battery offers extended EV (electric power only) range, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday August 22, 2011

Toyota Prius sets new SA Fuel Record

It sounded as a goal too far for even the Prius, but one couple managed circumvent South Africa using less than 140 litres of fuel. Helen and John Taylor, an Australian couple well known for several international fuel economy records, decided to turn their recent holiday in South Africa into a record breaking attempt. They […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday August 16, 2011

Opening Speech by Johan van Zyl President and CEO Toyota South Africa

Toyota’s commitment to the development of a full range of hybrid cars that meet the needs of a wide spectrum of motorists, including the enthusiast motorist, is illustrated by the Toyota FT-HS hybrid. A Toyota technology concept vehicle, the FT-HS comes to the Johannesburg International Motor Show after its European debut at the Geneva Show […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 31, 2008

Toyota FT HS Concept Eco Friendly Sports Car

Toyota’s commitment to the development of a full range of hybrid cars that meet the needs of a wide spectrum of motorists, including the enthusiast motorist, is illustrated by the Toyota FT-HS hybrid. A Toyota technology concept vehicle, the FT-HS comes to the Johannesburg International Motor Show after its European debut at the Geneva Show […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday October 30, 2008

Toyota Diesel South Africa 2008

TOYOTA ADDS DIESEL AUTOMATIICS TO HILUX RAIDER RANGE Announced by Toyota at the Johannesburg International Motor Show are three new additions to the top end of the Hilux range, two of them diesel automatics. The two new diesel models are the Hilux 3.0D-4D Raised Body Raider A/T, with a 4X2 drivetrain, and the Hilux 3.0D-4D […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday October 28, 2008

Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive JIMS 2008

Hybrid Synergy Drive Hybrid vehicle systems, whereby power is derived from both a conventional hydrocarbon powered engine, and an electric motor drawing power from a battery pack charged by energy recovered by advanced vehicle technologies, is a core Toyota technology. The proprietary name for this system as employed by Toyota as the global leader in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday October 27, 2008

New Flagship Model For Yaris Range Toyota South Africa

ZERO IMPACT TOYOTA AT THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW The Johannesburg International Motor Show sees the first appearance of a new flagship model for the Yaris range in South Africa, the Yaris TS, powered by an all-new 1,8 litre Dual VVTi petrol engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This combination is designed to offer […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Sunday October 26, 2008

Toyota Vehicles on Show at JIMS 2008

TOYOTA VEHICLES ON SHOW AT JIMS ANDREW KIRBY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING Thank you Johan for providing us with an insight into Toyota’s vision for sustainable mobility – we are indeed facing interesting times and Toyota is proud to be at the forefront of the development of hybrid and alternative fuel technology and […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Sunday October 26, 2008

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