Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda. The company started as a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a textile machinery company founded by Kiichiro’s father, Sakichi Toyoda.

Toyota’s first vehicle was the Model AA passenger car, which was introduced in 1936. During World War II, the company turned its focus to the production of military vehicles and equipment, and it did not return to the production of passenger cars until after the war.

In the 1950s, Toyota introduced a series of small, affordable vehicles, including the Toyopet Crown, the Toyota Corona, and the Toyota Land Cruiser. These vehicles helped establish Toyota as a major player in the global automotive market.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Toyota expanded its range to include larger cars and trucks, and it introduced its first luxury brand, Lexus, in 1989. Today, Toyota is known for its wide range of vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, trucks, and hybrids. The company is also a leader in the development and production of fuel cell vehicles and has a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.