Toyota got its start in 1933 when Sakichi Toyoda, an inventor, founded an automobile department established within textile loom maker Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, now known as Toyota Industries.
First Cars and Partnerships
In 1935, Right before the first Toyota dealership was established, the first vehicle, the Model G1 truck, was built. Production began on the Model AA car the following year.
By 1984, Toyota’s first U.S. car assembly plant opened in California as a joint venture with General Motors.
They would go on throughout the decades to innovate and release dozens of models that appealed to everyone from young, environmentally conscious shoppers looking for a green option to those in need of a reliable and durable heavy-duty truck. Part of their success has been due to many of the partnerships Toyota has made through the years.