A Brief History of Toyota

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We choose to sell Toyota vehicles here at Wondries Toyota because they are well-crafted, reliable, and are the products of Toyota’s tradition of excellence in the automotive industry. The history of Toyota is a story of superiority and innovation; let’s take a look at some of these world-changing highlights.

1937 — Toyota Motor Company is established. With its inception and the founding of its dedicated sales department (Toyota Motor Sales, in 1950), Toyota introduces a new standard in automotive engineering to Japan.

1957 — 20 years after its birth, Toyota exports the first Japanese passenger car to the United States, the Toyota Crown. This is also the year Toyota Motor Sales USA is established in California.

1966 — Still one of America’s favorite vehicles, the Toyota Corolla is introduced to the world.

1989 — Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus, is launched worldwide. Its first creation is the stunning Lexus LS, a popular model still being manufactured today.

1997 — The Toyota Prius hits the market, becoming Earth’s first mass-produced gas-electric hybrid vehicle.

2012 — Toyota celebrates its 75th anniversary.

2016 — Toyota is the most valuable car brand in the world, according to the Brandz Top 100.

Looking at the impressive history of Toyota, it’s hard to come up with a reason not to choose a Toyota for your next vehicle. Visit us at Wondries Toyota to test drive your favorite model.

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