At Toyota of Orlando we are proud to offer both new and used Toyota cars. We know that each one we sell was is the best quality. We are able to have that confidence because they are Toyota. Over the past 70 years Toyota has managed to accomplish many things, breaking down barriers and going beyond the norm to be able to offer more. When some other automotive manufacturers stop, Toyota keeps moving forward. Toyota never takes a break at trying to discover new and innovative ways to improve their cars. Whether it is for better interior options, enhanced exterior designs for better fuel efficiency, you can expect the very best from Toyota.
Here is a look at where it all started…
1935- First Toyota Dealership established | First vehicle built: the Model G1 truck
1936- First passenger car was released: the Toyota AA
1951 – Development of the first generation Land Cruiser began
1958 – First shipment of a Toyota vehicle – FA Truck – to the South Pacific, delivered to Vanuatu.
1957- Toyota arrives in United States
1966 – Toyota Corolla released | 2000GT debuted at San Francisco Auto Show
1970 – Toyota Celica launched
1972 – Toyota began manufacturing cars in the US | Production in Japan reaches 10 million vehicles
1974- Toyota Foundation is established.
1982 – Toyota Camry introduced
1984 – Toyota’s first U.S. car assembly plant opens in California | First year of the Toyota 4Runner
1989 – Toyota launches luxury Lexus brand in North America
1994 – Toyota of Orlando opens its doors! | Released the first compact crossover SUV the Rav4
1995- Toyota Tacoma released
1997 – Launch of the Toyota Prius | First year Camry became best –selling car in America
1999 – The 100 millionth Toyota vehicle was produced in Japan
2000 – Toyota Prius released in the United States
2001 – Toyota takes majority stake in truck maker Hino Motors Ltd
2002 – Scion was announced
2003 – Toyota overtakes Ford Motor Co in annual sales to become world No.2 behind General Motors
2004 – The Toyota Partner Robot is publicly unveiled
2005- Toyota FJ Cruiser is released | Lexus brand is introduced in Japan
2006 – Toyota Highlander hybrid released
2007 – Toyota Camry named Car Of The Year & Toyota Tundra named Truck Of The Year by Motor Trend
2008 – Toyota’s sales surpassed General Motors, making Toyota number one in the world | Worldwide Prius sales top 1 million mark
2009 – Kept title of #1 in global sales
2010 – Another year of beating all other auto manufacturers for the #1 spot in sales.
2011 – Toyota of Orlando became #1 Volume dealer in the Orlando market.*
2012 – Toyota once again beat GM for the #1 spot of most global sales.
Toyota’s Great History Is Moving Forward To A Better Future
Toyota is currently working a few projects that may make driving cars in the future much more interesting. There are 8 concept cars Toyota has shown including the A-BAT which is a modern compact pickup truck that offers a sleek exterior, solar panels on the dash to charge the navigation system and seating for four.Another concept car that Toyota is working hard to release is the FT-HS, which some are calling the Toyota Celica. Whether or not Toyota will be bringing back the Celica is pure gossip, no one knows! Toyota keeps things well under wraps. The FT-HS is clearly already causing a stir of emotion with Toyota enthusiasts. This particular concept car is a mid-priced sports car that combines hybrid technology with a sports car experience. One more concept car that you may see come to life is the Hyrbid X. The Hybrid X is the perfect match for modern families looking for an environmentally friendly car with an innovative way of providing comfort.
*#1 based on total retail sales in Orlando Metro Area per SET 2011.