Toyota Logo Meaning, History Timeline & All Latest Car Models

Toyota marquee is of Japanese origin that produces simply amazing vehicles. It is associated with the automotive industry and deals in manufacturing automobiles, engines, commercial vehicles and luxury vehicles. This public company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in the year 1937 and has its headquarter base at Toyota, Aichi in Japan.

Being a multinational corporation it has a wide network of distributors in most countries of the world and in the year 2012 it was the largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world. Toyota has become the first manufacturer that recorded ten million vehicles in one single year. Production and distribution of Toyota company vehicles are under five different brand names Toyota, Scion, Ranz, Lexus and Hino.


In the year 1935 after thorough research, the brand unveiled A1, its first prototype. The 1940s witnessed the debut of pick-up and passenger cars. By end of this decade, brand Toyota had more than 100,000 vehicles. It became much bigger in the 1950s as it went to expand its product line with various small cars. It also launched BJ, a utilitarian truck. Toyota entered the US market with Crown.

The 1960s saw the launch of Corolla. This was a very successful venture and is still in production in many places. This was followed by Publica, 2000GT, Miniace and Hiace. The company disclosed its annual sales in the domestic market at one million vehicles.

The 1970s saw the launch of Carina, Publica Starlet and Light Ace. This period saw the debut of Corona and MKII. Later a sports coupe named Celica was produced that was in production for at least thirty years.

In the 80s Toyota expanded its horizon by the launch of fuel-efficient and compact vehicles. It also reached out to US shores through popular automobiles like MR2, sports car and 4Runner, SUV. The high point of the 80s was the debut of the Toyota Camry Sedan. This vehicle went on to create records in popularity and volume and even earning awards as the Best–Selling car many times.

In the 1990s Toyota company launched a full-size sedan named Avalon, and extended its SUV selection with RAV4, a compact car. The end of the 1990s saw a massive production of nearly one hundred million vehicles in just Japan. Brand Toyota proved its worth by launching vehicles that were influenced by new technology. It started with the launch of Prius, the first hybrid in the world that had mass production. In Japan, it debuted in the year 1997 and this sedan made its way towards American soil by the year 2001. Despite stiff competition, Prius continues to hold its own amongst its competitors.

The current line-up of Toyota includes SUVs, trucks and cars. It remains extremely popular amongst its loyal customers.

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab is a redesigned midsize truck with amazing road performance. Its features and specifications include inline-4 cylinders with a gas engine, fuel economy of 19/23 mpg, rear-wheel drive, 6-speed auto-transmission, bucket front seats, clock, door pockets, and cupholders at rear and front, power steering, rear-view camera, intermittent wipers, Bluetooth connection and USB connection.

Brand Toyota is well-known for its refined vehicles that have great design and style. They are famous for durable and reliable vehicles that help them in justifying their high prices. It is a compelling choice for consumers who are looking for long-term automobiles.