Meaning of Toyota – Models of Toyota Cars - Toyota Models List – and Toyota Logo

World’s Richest Companies

Toyota is one of the world’s richest companies as well as one of the world’s largest companies. Toyota employs more than 310,000 employees. Compare this with Wall Mart Stores who has more than 2,100,000, a figure as high as the entire population of Jamaica.

Toyoda Automatic Loom Works

Toyota is a Japanese automaker company which is headquartered in Japan and has presence in almost every other country. Toyota was started in 1933 after the great depression due to worldwide money shortage and a war that Japan had with China. The Toyota Company was started under the name Toyoda Automatic Loom Works by a guy called Kiichiro Toyoda who had in 1929 traveled to US looking for an idea of how to make cars. Its no wonder their earlier vehicles has a striking resemblance to the Chevrolet and some parts were interchangeable.

Meaning of Toyota

The name Toyota therefore came from the name Toyoda. Toyoda is a family name and Toyota was therefore the business name. In Japanese, it takes 10 strokes to write "Toyoda" and 8 strikes to write "Toyota” so it is easier. Also, in Japanese, eight is a lucky number because the kanji used to write eight has the meaning of endless. By using the name "Toyota", Kiichiro Toyoda was expressing his hope for endless possibilities for his new company. And so far he and his spirits seem to be achieving exactly what he sought to achieve.

Toyota city

Kiichiro Toyoda’s business of Automatic Loom Works was based in a town called Koromo which was in a neighborhood that was a major producer of silk. Since the success of Toyota auto business, the Koromo town changed its name to Toyota city which today has a population of 500,000 people.

Toyota City - was once Koromo town which changed its name to Toyota city and today has a population of 500,000 people
Toyota City - was once Koromo town which changed its name to Toyota city and today has a population of 500,000 people

Toyota Symbol

Toyota today uses a logo which has three ovals. The two perpendicular inner ovals stand for mutual trust between you the customer and the Toyota Company. The two ovals also symbolize the letter “T” for Toyota. The bigger outer oval stands for the worldwide expansion of Toyota’s technology and endless potential for the future.

Toyota Symbol - Toyota today uses a logo which has three ovals. Image in Public Domain.
Toyota Symbol - Toyota today uses a logo which has three ovals. Image in Public Domain.

The Vehicle Ahead of You is a Toyota

25 years ago, in my country, we had 4 Toyota vehicles for every 10 vehicles. Today, we have 9 Toyota vehicles for every 10 vehicles – it’s no doubt the vehicle ahead of your vehicle is a Toyota. This explains how the Toyota Company has become very successful. But why is the company becoming so successful? I can only think of the following reasons:

Reasons Why Toyota is Successful

1. Workable prices for their cars

2. Excellent resale prices of Toyota vehicles

3. Availability of spare parts at workable prices

4. Interchangeability of spare parts

5. Durability of Toyota cars

6. Every other mechanic understands Toyota vehicles

7. Efficiency in consumption of fuel

I believe these are the factors that make people go for Toyota car models. You may notice the success of this company now may not be 100% tied to good after sale services.

You Can Own the Toyota Company

You too can own the Toyota Company - but why not? You can do so by buying the Toyota stock in the stock market and hold it for as long as you can to see the endless benefits of Toyota Company. Unfortunately for me I believe a stock is nothing if it’s not making me money. I usually throw them to the nearest dogs if they are not making money to me.

Toyota Models List

Over the years, Toyota has been able to come up with several models of Toyota cars. Below, a have prepared a Toyota models list for those who may be interested in knowing the models of cars the Toyota company has had over the years.

Toyota Models List 1

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Toyota Model   
Year First Made   
Toyota G1
1935
Toyota A1
1935
Toyota AA
1936
Toyota AB
1936
Toyota GA
1936
Toyota GB
1938
Toyota EA
1938
Toyota EB
1938
Toyota BA
1940
Toyota AE
1941
Toyota KB
1942
Toyota AC
1943
Toyota KC
1943
Toyota KCY
1943
Toyota SA
1947
Toyota SB
1947
Toyota SC
1948
Toyota SD
1949
Toyota BX
1951
Toyota BJ
1951
Toyota SF
1951
Toyota SG
1952
Toyota RH
1953
Toyota RK
1953
Toyota Super
1953
Toyota Land Cruiser
1954
Toyota SKB
1954
Toyota Crown
1955
Toyota Master
1955
Toyota Patrol
1955
Toyota RR
1955
Toyota RS
1955
Toyota Corona
1957
Toyota Sports
1957
Toyota Dyna
1959
Toyota ToyoAce
1959
Toyota Publica
1961
Toyota Sports X
1961
Toyopet X
1961
Toyota Masterline
1962
Toyota Stout
1962
Toyota Publica Sports
1962
Toyota Corona 1500S Convertible
1963
Toyota Corona 1900S Sporty Sedan
1963
Toyota Corona Sports Coupe
1963
Toyota Crown Convertible
1963
Toyota Sports 800
1965
Toyota Corolla/Sprinter
1966
Toyota 2000GT
1967
Toyota Century
1967
Toyota Hiace
1967
Toyota Corona Mark II
1968
Toyota Hilux
1968
Toyota Mark II
1968
Toyota Pickup
1968
Toyota 1000
1969
Toyota EX-I
1969
Toyota EX-III
1969
Toyota Carina
1970
Toyota Celica
1970
Toyota LiteAce
1970
Toyota Commuter
1970
Toyota Electronics Car
1970
Toyota EX-7
1970
Toyota Century GT45
1971
Toyota Marinetta trailer
1971
Toyota RV-1
1971
Toyota RV-2
1972
Toyota Cressida
1973
Toyota Starlet
1973
Toyota F101
1973
Toyota Marinetta 10 trailer
1973
Toyota Marine Cruiser
1973
Toyota SV-1
1973
Toyota MP-1
1975
Toyota Chaser
1977
Toyota Kijang
1977
Toyota Qualis
1977
Toyota Tamaraw
1977
Toyota CAL-1
1977
Toyota Corsa
1978
Toyota Tercel
1978
Toyota Supra
1979
Toyota CX-80
1979
Toyota Family Wagon
1979
Toyota Cresta
1980
Toyota Soarer
1981
Toyota DV-1
1981
Toyota EX-11
1981
Toyota F120
1981
Toyota RV-5
1981
Toyota SV-2
1981
Toyota Vista
1982
Toyota Camry
1983
Toyota Sprinter Trueno
1983
Toyota TownAce
1983
Toyota FX-1
1983
Toyota SV-3
1983
Toyota TAC3 trailer
1983
Meaning of Toyota – Models of Toyota Cars - Toyota Models List – and Toyota Logo

Toyota Models List 2

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Toyota Model   
Year First Made   
Toyota 4Runner
1984
Toyota Hilux Surf
1984
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
1984
Toyota Model F
1984
Toyota MR2/MR-S
1984
Toyota Space Cruiser
1984
Toyota Van
1984
Toyota FXV
1985
Toyota Carina II
1987
Toyota FXV-II
1987
Toyota GTV
1987
Toyota Comfort
1988
Toyota Celsior
1989
Toyota Lexcen
1989
Toyota Windom (Lexus ES)
1989
Toyota 4500GT
1989
Toyota Estima
1990
Toyota Sera
1990
Toyota Aristo
1991
Toyota Crown Majesta
1991
Toyota Cynos
1991
Toyota Paseo
1991
Toyota Previa
1991
Toyota Sprinter Marino
1991
Toyota Avalon
1991
Toyota AXV-IV
1991
Toyota Caldina
1992
Toyota Carina E
1992
Toyota T100
1993
Toyota Curren
1994
Toyota RAV4
1994
Toyota Avalon
1995
Toyota Cavalier
1995
Toyota Granvia
1995
Toyota Tacoma
1995
Toyota Tarago
1995
Toyota Classic
1996
Toyota Ipsum
1996
Toyota Mega Cruiser
1996
Toyota Corolla Verso
1997
Toyota Duet
1997
Toyota Picnic
1997
Toyota Prius
1997
Toyota Raum
1997
Toyota Altezza
1998
Toyota Avensis
1998
Toyota eCom
1998
Toyota Harrier
1998
Toyota Progres
1998
Toyota Revo
1998
Toyota Sienna
1998
Toyota Camry Solara
1999
Toyota Platz
1999
Toyota Tundra
1999
Toyota Vitz - Platz - Yaris
1999
Toyota Yaris
1999
Toyota bB
2000
Toyota Echo
2000
Toyota Fun Cargo
2000
Toyota Opa
2000
Toyota Origin
2000
Toyota Sequoia
2000
Toyota Yaris Verso
2000
Toyota Allex
2001
Toyota Allion
2001
Toyota Brevis
2001
Toyota Highlander
2001
Toyota Kluger
2001
Toyota Noah
2001
Toyota Premio
2001
Toyota Verossa
2001
Toyota Voxy
2001
Toyota WiLL
2001
Toyota FXS
2001
Toyota Pod
2001
Toyota RSC
2001
Toyota VM180
2001
Toyota Alphard
2002
Toyota IST
2002
Toyota Probox
2002
Toyota Pronard
2002
Toyota RAV4 EV
2002
Toyota Succeed
2002
Toyota Voltz
2002
Toyota Fine-N
2002
Toyota Fine-S
2002
Toyota Avanza
2003
Toyota Innova
2003
Toyota Matrix
2003
Toyota Sienta
2003
Toyota Vios
2003
Toyota WISH
2003
Toyota CS-S
2003
Toyota Cami
2004
Toyota Isis
2004
Toyota Mark X
2004
Toyota Passo
2004
Toyota Porte
2004
Toyota Alessandro Volta
2004
Meaning of Toyota – Models of Toyota Cars - Toyota Models List – and Toyota Logo

Toyota Models List 3

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Toyota Model   
Year First Made   
Toyota FTX
2004
Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car
2004
Toyota Sportivo Coupe
2004
Toyota Aygo
2005
Toyota Fortuner
2005
Toyota Ractis
2005
Toyota Fine-T
2005
Toyota Fine-X
2005
Toyota FT-SX
2005
Toyota i-unit
2005
Toyota Aurion
2006
Toyota Belta
2006
Toyota Rush
2006
Toyota F3R
2006
Toyota Auris
2007
Toyota Corolla Rumion
2007
Toyota FJ Cruiser
2007
Toyota 1/X
2007
Toyota FT-HS
2007
Toyota Hi-CT
2007
Toyota Hybrid X
2007
Toyota iQ
2008
Toyota Vanguard
2008
Toyota Venza
2008
Toyota A-BAT
2008
Toyota Urban Cruiser
2009
Toyota FT-EV
2009
Toyota FT-86
2009
Meaning of Toyota – Models of Toyota Cars - Toyota Models List – and Toyota Logo

Toyota Car Recalls

In the year 2009 and 2010, Toyota has undergone serious economic problems as it struggles to keep up with huge recall cost due to problems of abrupt acceleration in Toyota cars. An abrupt acceleration occurs when the accelerator pedal locks and will never release. This result with the car crushing and in some cases causing death.

Floor Mats

A total of 9 million vehicles have been recalled by January 2010. As it is usual of many businessmen and women, Toyota at first thought they can play down this problem as just a small problem that can easily be fixed. At first it was said that the foot accelerator pedal is the one that was locking on the floor mat making the pedal to continue with acceleration even after it has been released.

Abrupt Acceleration from Electronic Throttle Control Systems

But it was to turn out that the problem is bigger than that. This problem seems to go back to 2001 when Toyota installed electronic throttle control systems. It’s either the systems software has a bug or there is some actions such as heating that may cause some electromagnetic interference with the electronic throttle control system. Whatever the cause, Toyota will have to fix sooner otherwise the resale value of their cars will drop very fast.

Brake Override Systems

Toyota plan to install brake override systems in all their future cars. A brake override systems is a system which cuts the engine power if the accelerator and brake are both pressed at the same time. This is not a very difficult technology. It’s a very good safety measure when you consider the immense danger of a locked accelerator pedal. The question is: why did they not install a brake override systems earlier say in 1960? Now, with people being people, the next thing you may hear of is claim that thousands of people worldwide have lost their lives from abrupt acceleration in Toyota cars.Whether that will be true or not will be another thing to occupy the media for the next few months.

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amulets 6 years ago from Singapore

That's alot of info about Toyota. I used to have a Toyota car but sold off a few years ago. It is definitely a good car to invest. Very good resale value.


sord87 6 years ago

My intention is to try Toyota Prius in future!Good explanation on Toyota list product!


riyan 6 years ago

great hub about Toyota thanks for sharing

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mikhail 5 years ago

Im looking for a toyota 20 cylinder head gasket repair kit


Chang, Fred F. 5 years ago

I own this Previa (7-seater van) model since 1993

when she was first imported into China from Japan.

I maintained it well and it is still in an excellent running condition. However, I find the difficulty now of obtaining the parts. Will you advise me if there are plces of buying/repairing my 1993 Previa?


Chicago Prius 5 years ago

Wow ! Its attractive information about the super Toyota. I'm being able to know and gain much more information about both the classic and modern information about Toyota.

Thanks for this exciting post.


4Runner 5 years ago

Nice Toyota write up!

I found this blog helpful for anyone trying to fix up their 2010 - 2011 5th gen 4Runner

http://toyota4runner5thgen.blogspot.com/


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usedtoyota 5 years ago from Japan

thanks for the article!


nnamdi 5 years ago

i love toyota!!!


oyedemi oluwaseun 4 years ago

can get toyota avalion engine 1997 model


anil 4 years ago

can i get toyota allion 2011 ntz260 electrical wiring diagram with all component location.

i am very proud to be having toyota car.

i love toyota


wenjerei@yahoo.com 4 years ago

hie good people,compliments of the new season,can someone help me acquire a good toyota sprinter fuel saver


D Team 4 years ago from Taxachusetts

nice article. Toyota no doubt a very good brand.

Curious about the mention of the brake override systems, if the engine cuts power if/when the accelerator and the brake are both pressed at the same time, how does it stop an abrupt acceleration if the driver is not pressing the brake?

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Me 4 years ago

Where can I find a 2000 Toyota book for a Seanna

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