Fun Facts About Toyota
It Was Originally Spelled “Toyoda”
When Kiichiro Toyoda, the company’s founder, began production of automobiles in 1936, he used his family’s name as the name of his new vehicles. It wasn’t until a year later in 1937 that the name was officially changed to Toyota Motor Company.
Toyota Took Inspiration From American Cars
Toyoda arrived in the U.S. in 1929 to investigate how the Americans produced their automobiles. He was so inspired by Dodge and Chevrolet that he brought these ideas back to Japan and applied what he learned to his Toyota vehicles.
Toyota Spends $1 Million Every Hour For Research
Toyota spends so much on research to make sure they’re always ahead of the curve when it comes to safety and having better cars.
Toyota Cars Are Extremely Durable
Approximately 80% of Toyota vehicles produced 20 years ago are still on the road. That’s incredible durability for a car.
Toyota Cars Were Tested For Winter
To prepare for exporting to Canada, a Toyota Corolla was driven across the country in the winter of 1967.
The Toyota Prius Was A Huge Success
When the Prius was first launched it was a massive success for Toyota and sold over 1,000,000 units in it’s first 10 years of existence. The Prius is currently the world’s top selling hybrid nameplate with over 6 million units sold as of January 2017.
There Is A City In Japan Named After Toyota
The city of Koroma, Japan changed it’s name in 1959 to honor the most successful business in Japan. It is home to several Toyota manufacturing plants.
Toyota Is Investing $1 Billion Into Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
In 2015, Toyota announced it was going to spend $1 Billion over the next 5 years researching AI and robots.
Get Your Own Toyota
Toyota’s have been, and continue to be, one of the most popular and reliable cars in the industry. Here at Wein’s Pre-Owned Centre, we have several Toyota vehicles in stock. You can check out our inventory here.