Fun Facts About Toyota
Toyotas are known for their reliability, fuel-efficiency, and futuristic styling, but they are also a company with a rich history. From their beginnings to their achievements, Toyota has been setting records while keeping the focus on improving their products and the world.
Did You Know?
Here are some fun historical facts that might help you better appreciate this popular brand:
- Toyota Motor Corporation started in 1937 as a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, which is still a thriving company to this day.
- Toyota first came to America in 1957.
- Though Toyota is a Japanese company, they have created over 365,000 jobs in the United States.
- In 2011, Toyota was ranked the world’s third largest vehicle manufacturer behind GM and Volkswagen
- With more than 1,700,000 Toyota hybrids on the road right now, they are the industry leader in hybrid manufacturing
- In 2015, Toyota was named the number one “Global Green Brand.”
- Every hour, Toyota invests $1,000,000 in researching and developing new technologies worldwide.
- Toyota broke the record of annual production by producing more than 10 million cars over the course of a single year.
- Of the Toyotas sold 20 years ago, 80% are still on the road.
- Every CEO of Toyota has been a direct descendent of its founder, Sakichi Toyoda, making it technically a mom-and-pop business.
It’s no suprirse that Toyota is such a popular brand worldwide when they combine innovative research and green technologies to create one of the most popular vehicle lineups in history.
Companies Cut From the Same Cloth
At Capitol Transmission, we respect the same principles and put them into action every day. We are also a multi-generational company begun by Paul Sr. in 1934, only a few years before Toyota itself. We are always striving to bring the latest technology to our customers to ensure the safety of their vehicles and our community of Hartford, Connecticut and beyond. For our customer’s peace of mind, we offer a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty on all repairs. If you have any concerns with your Toyota, or are looking for a reliable and knowledgeable repair shop for your vehicle, call us at (860) 953-9155 and speak with any of our ASE certified technicians today!