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53 production models

32 discontinued models

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Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki-gaisha or Toyota for short is actually the largest car maker in the entire world, bigger than Ford, GM and anyone else. Their history, like many other car producers, starts with some other product, in this case automatic looms. At some point, in 1933, Kiichiro Toyoda, son to Toyota's founder, decided he wanted to build cars and so he took a trip to Europe to get an idea about gas-powered engines.
The government encouraged such a bold decision mostly because making their own cars would be cheaper and they also needed vehicles for the war with China. Just a year after its foundation in 1933, the Toyota Motor Company created its first engine, the Type A, placed in the Model A1 passenger car and the G1 truck.

During WWII, Toyota was committed to making trucks for the army and only the premature ending of the conflict saved the company's factories in Aichi from a scheduled Allied bomb raid. After the war, Toyota resumed car making but found more success in building trucks and buses than with cars. Still, it didn't give up on cars for good and in 1947 it came up with the Model SA, also known as the Toyopet, a name which later was applied to other models as well.

A little more successful was the Model SF which also had a taxi version but the same 27 horsepower engine as its predecessor. A more powerful model, the RH, which had 48 HP came out shortly after. Production went up rather fast and by 1955, Toyota was turning out 8400 cars a year. That year, Toyota diversified their production, adding the Jeep-like Land Cruiser and the luxury sedan, the Crown.

With numbers growing and with several models under their belt, Toyota now had its eyes set on the international market. The first dealership outside Japan was in America in 1957 an the first plant in Brazil in 1959. An interesting strategy from Toyota ensured that all models were somehow unique to the region where they were produced (they were adapted to the respective market).

The big break for Toyota on the American market came with the 70s when rising gas prices forced local producers to make smaller cars. These were thought of as entry-level and as a consequence lacked in quality of finishings. In contrast, Toyota already had several fuel-efficient models that were also of better quality. The Corolla is the best example in this sense, soon becoming America's favorite compact car.

But as far as the luxury market went, Toyota still had trouble with selling the Crown and the Cressida. At the dawn of the 80s, the entire luxury market in America was entering a downwards slope, with all the other manufacturers finding it difficult to keep up sales, and that's when Toyota came up with Lexus, a new company that would make luxury cars.

By the beginning of the 90s, Toyota vehicles became synonymous with reliability and low-cost maintenance which made them very popular all over the world. A bid for winning over the younger audience was made with the launch of models like the MR2 and the Celica.

Presently, Toyota is at the forefront of the environmental battle, with its successful hybrid model, the Toyota Prius and now announcing a plug-in electric car that will be called Toyota Plug-in HV, which will run on standard electricity powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.
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production models:
sort:yearname
TOYOTA Sequoia specs and photos

TOYOTA Sequoia

suvs

Gasoline ·

5 generations

2022 - present
TOYOTA Mirai specs and photos

TOYOTA Mirai

hatchbacks

Electric · Hybrid

2 generations

2021 - present
TOYOTA Land Cruiser / Prado specs and photos

TOYOTA Land Cruiser / Prado

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline ·

8 generations

2020 - present
TOYOTA Yaris 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

8 generations

2020 - present
TOYOTA Camry specs and photos

TOYOTA Camry

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid · Hybrid gasoline

13 generations

2020 - present
TOYOTA Hilux Double Cab specs and photos

TOYOTA Hilux Double Cab

trucks

Diesel · Gasoline

4 generations

2020 - present
TOYOTA Sienna specs and photos

TOYOTA Sienna

vans

Gasoline · Hybrid

6 generations

2020 - present
TOYOTA Yaris 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid · Hybrid gasoline

8 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Avalon specs and photos

TOYOTA Avalon

sedans

Gasoline · Hybrid

5 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Tacoma specs and photos

TOYOTA Tacoma

trucks

Gasoline

5 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Corolla specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla

hatchbacks

Diesel · Gasoline · Hybrid

7 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA C-HR specs and photos

TOYOTA C-HR

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid

2 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Auris 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Auris 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid gasoline · Hybrid

5 generations

2018 - present
TOYOTA RAV4 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA RAV4 5 Doors

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid · Hybrid gasoline

8 generations

2018 - present
TOYOTA Aygo 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Aygo 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2018 - present
TOYOTA Prius specs and photos

TOYOTA Prius

hatchbacks

Hybrid

7 generations

2018 - present
TOYOTA Highlander / Kluger specs and photos

TOYOTA Highlander / Kluger

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline · Hybrid

5 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Yaris Sedan specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris Sedan

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

2018 - present
TOYOTA Prius C (Aqua) specs and photos

TOYOTA Prius C (Aqua)

hatchbacks

Hybrid

3 generations

2017 - present
TOYOTA Tundra specs and photos

TOYOTA Tundra

trucks

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

8 generations

2021 - present
TOYOTA Venza specs and photos

TOYOTA Venza

wagons

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

3 generations

2020 - present
TOYOTA Corolla (US) specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla (US)

sedans

Gasoline · Hybrid

3 generations

2018 - present
TOYOTA GT 86 specs and photos

TOYOTA GT 86

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2016 - present
TOYOTA Land Cruiser V8 and predecessors specs and photos

TOYOTA Land Cruiser V8 and predecessors

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

8 generations

2015 - present
TOYOTA Prius v/Prius+ specs and photos

TOYOTA Prius v/Prius+

vans

Hybrid

2 generations

2015 - present
TOYOTA Avensis Wagon specs and photos

TOYOTA Avensis Wagon

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

6 generations

2015 - present
TOYOTA Fortuner specs and photos

TOYOTA Fortuner

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2015 - present
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab specs and photos

TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab

trucks

Diesel

2 generations

2015 - present
TOYOTA 4Runner specs and photos

TOYOTA 4Runner

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

4 generations

2013 - present
TOYOTA Innova specs and photos

TOYOTA Innova

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2011 - 2013
TOYOTA Avensis specs and photos

TOYOTA Avensis

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

6 generations

2015 - present
TOYOTA Hilux specs and photos

TOYOTA Hilux

trucks

Diesel · Gasoline

4 generations

2006 - present
TOYOTA Corolla Sedan specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid gasoline

7 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Previa / Estima specs and photos

TOYOTA Previa / Estima

vans

Diesel · Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

4 generations

2007 - present
TOYOTA Supra specs and photos

TOYOTA Supra

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Aqua specs and photos

TOYOTA Aqua

hatchbacks

Hybrid gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
TOYOTA bZ specs and photos

TOYOTA bZ

suvs

Electric

1 generation

2021 - present
TOYOTA Prius Prime specs and photos

TOYOTA Prius Prime

hatchbacks

Hybrid

1 generation

2016 - present
TOYOTA GR 86 specs and photos

TOYOTA GR 86

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
TOYOTA Etios Liva specs and photos

TOYOTA Etios Liva

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2011 - present
TOYOTA Vios specs and photos

TOYOTA Vios

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2013 - present
TOYOTA Etios specs and photos

TOYOTA Etios

sedans

Diesel · Gasoline

1 generation

2010 - present
TOYOTA Yaris Hatchback specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris Hatchback

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

2019 - present
TOYOTA Rukus specs and photos

TOYOTA Rukus

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2007 - present
TOYOTA Corolla Cross specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Cross

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

1 generation

2020 - present
TOYOTA Corolla Touring specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Touring

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Hybrid

1 generation

2019 - present
TOYOTA VERSO-S specs and photos

TOYOTA VERSO-S

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2010 - present
TOYOTA GR Corolla specs and photos

TOYOTA GR Corolla

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2022 - present
TOYOTA Aygo X specs and photos

TOYOTA Aygo X

suvs

Gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
TOYOTA Harrier specs and photos

TOYOTA Harrier

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

1 generation

2014 - present
TOYOTA Yaris Cross specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris Cross

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

1 generation

2020 - present
TOYOTA Corolla Cross (US) specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Cross (US)

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
TOYOTA Agya specs and photos

TOYOTA Agya

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2012 - present
 
discontinued models:
sort:yearname
TOYOTA Alphard specs and photos

TOYOTA Alphard

vans

Gasoline · Hybrid

1 generation

2002 - 2007
TOYOTA Aurion specs and photos

TOYOTA Aurion

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

2012 - 2017
TOYOTA Auris 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Auris 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2006 - 2010
TOYOTA Auris Touring specs and photos

TOYOTA Auris Touring

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid gasoline · Hybrid

2 generations

2015 - 2015
TOYOTA Avensis Liftback specs and photos

TOYOTA Avensis Liftback

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2009 - 2011
TOYOTA Avensis Verso specs and photos

TOYOTA Avensis Verso

vans

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2003 - 2006
TOYOTA Aygo 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Aygo 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2009 - 2014
TOYOTA Celica specs and photos

TOYOTA Celica

coupes

Gasoline

4 generations

2002 - 2006
TOYOTA Celica Convertible specs and photos

TOYOTA Celica Convertible

convertibles

Gasoline

2 generations

1995 - 1999
TOYOTA Corolla 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

6 generations

2004 - 2007
TOYOTA Corolla 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

6 generations

2004 - 2007
TOYOTA Corolla Liftback specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Liftback

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

1992 - 1992
TOYOTA Corolla Verso specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Verso

vans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2007 - 2009
TOYOTA Corolla Wagon specs and photos

TOYOTA Corolla Wagon

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2004 - 2007
TOYOTA Crown specs and photos

TOYOTA Crown

sedans

Diesel · Gasoline

1 generation

1979 - 1983
TOYOTA FJ Cruiser specs and photos

TOYOTA FJ Cruiser

suvs

Gasoline

2 generations

2011 - 2016
TOYOTA Hilux Single Cab specs and photos

TOYOTA Hilux Single Cab

trucks

Diesel

2 generations

2015 - 2018
TOYOTA iQ specs and photos

TOYOTA iQ

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2008 - 2015
TOYOTA Matrix specs and photos

TOYOTA Matrix

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

2009 - 2014
TOYOTA MR2 specs and photos

TOYOTA MR2

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

1990 - 2000
TOYOTA MR2 Cabriolet specs and photos

TOYOTA MR2 Cabriolet

convertibles

Gasoline

2 generations

2002 - 2005
TOYOTA Paseo specs and photos

TOYOTA Paseo

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

1996 - 2000
TOYOTA Picnic specs and photos

TOYOTA Picnic

vans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1996 - 2001
TOYOTA RAV4 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA RAV4 3 Doors

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2003 - 2006
TOYOTA Solara Convertible specs and photos

TOYOTA Solara Convertible

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2004 - 2008
TOYOTA Starlet 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Starlet 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

1996 - 1999
TOYOTA Starlet 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Starlet 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

1996 - 1999
TOYOTA Urban Cruiser specs and photos

TOYOTA Urban Cruiser

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2009 - 2014
TOYOTA Verso specs and photos

TOYOTA Verso

vans

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2013 - 2018
TOYOTA Yaris TS 3 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris TS 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2007 - 2010
TOYOTA Yaris TS 5 Doors specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris TS 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2007 - 2010
TOYOTA Yaris Verso specs and photos

TOYOTA Yaris Verso

vans

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2003 - 2007