Toyota’s All-Time Sales Surpasses the 200 Million Mark, Corolla Leads the Pack with 39 Million Deliveries
The Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has reached an important milestone in its history as the Japanese automaker announced that in June, its worldwide cumulative vehicle production surpassed 200 million units, 76 years and 11 months after the introduction of its first vehicle, the Model G1 truck in August of 1935.
The Model G1 was produced at Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd.’s Automotive Department, which was spun off and later became what we know today as the Toyota Motor Corporation.
Of the 200 million vehicles, 145.21 million were built in Japan and 55.12 million in overseas markets. The company pointed out from 1992 to the end of 2011, it has produced 7.44 million units at its European facilities in the Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Russia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
TMC President Akio Toyoda commented:
“I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to our customers the world over who made it possible for us to reach this milestone. I also have the most profound respect and gratitude for the efforts of all persons who were involved in developing, manufacturing, and marketing Toyota and Lexus vehicles over the years. We are determined to make our cars even better, to continue to give our customers the best possible product. This is the common goal of our 300,000 Toyota staff members worldwide.”
And if you’re wondering, the most popular and therefore bestselling nameplate in the Toyota group’s lineup is the Corolla, production of which totaled 39.08 million units as of the end of June.