Important Moments in Toyota History - Toyota Parts Blog

Here are some of the most important years in the history of Toyota.

1937 

Toyota is founded by Kiichiro Toyoda.

1947 

Toyota begins manufacturing the BM Truck.

1955

Toyota introduces the Crown a sedan that is still produced today in various parts of the world.

1957

Toyota cars are introduced in the United States.

1972

Toyota begins manufacturing in the United States.

1982

Toyota names a four-door passenger sedan the Camry.

1989 

Lexus is founded with the LS 400 and the ES 250

1997

The Toyota Prius is launched in Japan.

2002

Scion is founded.

2008

Toyota surpasses GM as the largest automobile maker in the world.

Written by Tom Blackman