Toyota obviously makes terrific cars and trucks, and people always comment on how long Toyotas last. For good reason…
Many owners have testified that their Toyotas have given them smiles for over 200 thousand miles and ride as if almost new. Others have even boasted about getting over 300 thousand miles.
Is 400 thousand miles really the breaking point for a Toyota as the say? I don’t find that hard to believe…
Who can argue with that? Toyota vehicles do have a reputation for longevity, and that’s most certainly why the Japanese automaker is among the top two largest automotive companies in the universe.
In fact, Toyota was the first carmaker to build more than 10 million vehicles annually and has assembled more than 200 million vehicles since its inception. With millions continually buying the company’s cars year after year, it’s only a matter of time before it makes 1 trillion cars.
What, did you just say or think ‘ innovation’? Well, Toyota is a leader in automotive innovations. It’s the world’s sales leader in hybrid electric cars, and is on route to dominate the hydrogen fuel-cell car segment with the Mirai.
The Toyota Prius is the number one selling hybrid car, with almost 6 million of them on the road today. That figure represents just 63% of its he total hybrids sales (9 million) to date — the various Lexus hybrids also contributes to that tally.
Although Toyota markets its hybrid electric vehicles worldwide, Japan and the United states account the vast majority of its sales.
Toyota began its manufacturing life as Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a company owned by Sakichi Toyoda. Toyoda sold the patent to an automatic loom that he invented in 1929 to a British firm, giving him enough money to start up the Toyota Motor Company.
Toyota produced its first car in 1935; rather than remain a department of the Loom Company, it became an independent company in 1937, the one we know today as the Toyota Motor Company. Humble beginnings for such a great company…
Long story short, Toyota has done so well because it takes thoughtful care in building each and every car. Just ask the brand loyalists at Len Stoler Toyota and they’ll tell you.
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