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10 Interesting facts about Toyota

Toyota company, without question, is one of the most revered names in automotive production across the world. But it didn’t get there overnight. Nearly every 8 out of 10 cars on Africa’s roads are emblazoned Toyota. Also, almost every family in the world that owns a car has a Toyota in the range. For most people in Africa, the fact that Toyota is a Japanese car manufacturer is enough to help them make their decision of whether or not they want to buy that car.

However, Toyota history is the long expansion in the Japanese market, this famous brand has some interesting notes on the books. Here is a list of 10 cool Toyota facts that you probably don’t know.

It was originally Toyoda, with a D.

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Kiichiro Toyoda, its founder, oversaw the transition to “Toyota” after a contest for a new logo resulted in a popular choice—one that was more visually appealing in Japanese.

Fastest Selling Car 

Since 1966, Toyota has been manufacturing and selling Corolla every 37 seconds on average. As of 2013, the rate has gone much faster at every 27 seconds on average. The sales have hit an unprecedented 40 million, which is mind-boggling. The Toyota Corolla is the most common Toyota brand on African roads.

Best Resale Value 

toyota factsAccording to many market types of research that have been carried out in the last decade, Toyota has the most models for cars with best resale value in the market. From Land Cruiser for premium utility vehicles to hybrid Prius for alternative fuel vehicles, Toyota’s units sell like hot cakes in the previously owned vehicles businesses

Old Toyotas are Still on the Road

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People say that Toyotas run forever, and that is not far from the truth. Statistics show that eighty percent of Toyotas that were sold 20 years ago are still on the road today. Think about it for a minute — just how many older Toyotas do you see in a day? See — you didn’t know as much as you thought you did about Toyota. However, now you probably learn more about the history of Toyota than you ever thought you would.

The Leading Green Brand

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It is official. Toyota has surged ahead of competitors and other famous brands to be crowned as the leading Global Green Brand. Last year, the company was ranked by the Inter brand Survey as the number 1 out of other Green brands. Toyota cares for the environment.

Best Selling Nameplate

According to the statistics, Corolla is the best-selling nameplate for vehicles all over the world. As of 2013, the total number of Toyota Corolla nameplates that have been sold is 30 million, which is astonishing. What is even more astonishing is that it has been the best-selling nameplate since 1997 when the cumulative sales went over 30 million units. You would think that it would have a stronger competition in today’s automobile market, but Corolla still stands out as the best-selling one.

Highest Number of Patents

The record stands at over 1000 global patents. And it is held by Toyota! The company is all set to introduce numerous new models in the coming future. It means that we are set for some more innovations coming from this famous brand. We cannot wait!

The World Wide Business

Forget Coca-Cola or any other famous brand. They may have got beyond merely 100 nations. On the other hand, Toyota has business operations in a large 170 countries and growing. Toyota has made sure they are reachable to car lovers nearly in every country in the world

Best New Technology

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In 2016, Toyota will be the first auto manufacturer to sell a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle commercially. The Toyota Mirai is in production right now with 700 of the cars the works. Toyota has been working on fuel cell technology for over 20 years with the creation of the first fuel cell stack.

A Huge R And D Budget

Just think about this: each year Toyota spends over 9 billion dollars (that’s American, by the way) on R And D (Research And Development) towards the future concepts, ideas, designs and all kinds of automobile technologies. All this is in a bid to provide the best for their customers.

And those are the ten interesting Toyota facts and history. Visit our stock if you are in the market for the cheapest Toyota cars.

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18 thoughts on “10 Interesting facts about Toyota

  • September 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm
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    I will go for toyota

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  • September 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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    with the issues of global warming, Toyota it is the best car for every one since its a leading green brand. with the best resale value that gives it an advantage over other car manufacturing companies.

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  • November 22, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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    Am glad I have a Toyota!

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    • November 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm
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  • December 6, 2016 at 1:12 am
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    Wow.wonderful info.about Toyota my no.1 car manufacturer yo great! ‘CAR FROM JAPAN’,thank you

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  • January 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm
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    Good points. However as for “running forever,” that award goes to Landrover 109. Those machines have simply refused to die no matter how much Africans try to kill them. Some have more than 50 years on the road here in Tanzania.

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    • April 3, 2017 at 1:34 am
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  • January 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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    Useful and priceless tips and information.
    Thanks.

    Beautiful and useful technical tips and information that is priceless. Keep it up.

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    • February 7, 2017 at 1:10 am
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      Arigatou. Thank you. Your comments encourage us a lot.

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  • January 30, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    I own a corolla ae 91 manuf 1988.in an excellent condition. I love it & am not selling it soon.Toyota is the car!

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    • January 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm
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      I own a Toyota corolla ae91(1988).Toyota is the car!

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    • February 7, 2017 at 1:10 am
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      Thank u for sharing your comment. It’s good for u

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  • February 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    i hv a toyota progress but it takes alot of fuel why? can’t try to do something with that problem thx.

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    • February 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm
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  • February 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm
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    That’s true, actually its accessories and parts are ever available in many parts dealers, which makes old ones to still be on the road for longer periods.

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    • February 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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