Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that the company has reported the production of 300,000,000 of its cars, and the calculation includes cars assembled in September 2023. The Japanese car giant became the first car company in the world to assemble such a record number of cars.
The impressive result was achieved 88 years and two months after Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (later Toyota Industries Corporation) released the first Toyota vehicle, the G1 truck in August 1935.
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Toyota said 180,520,000 of its vehicles were assembled in Japan, with the remaining approximately 119,600,000 units at the company’s international production facilities. Globally, the company has about 325,000 workers in 50 plants.
Toyota’s most produced car in the past 88 years has been the Corolla, with more than 53,399,000 units of its family produced.
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In the first quarter of 2007, Toyota Motor produced and sold more cars than General Motors (GM) for the first time. GM boasted “the world’s largest automaker” for 76 years. In 2013, Toyota became the first corporation to produce more than 10 million cars in a year – 10.2 million.
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“I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the customers who chose Toyota vehicles, to those who put heart and soul into creating each car, to the suppliers and dealers who delivered them with care, and to all of our other shareholders.” , says Koji Sato, President of Toyota. “I believe that the 300 million unit figure could only have been achieved with the endless efforts of colleagues throughout the company, from the planning and design of parts and cars, to manufacturing, logistics, sales and service, along with all those who work to support at every step”.