Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles.
Aichi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region.
Japan is an island country in East Asia.
In March 2014 the multinational corporation consisted of 338,875 employees worldwide and, as of February 2016, was the 13th-largest company in the world by revenue.
A multinational corporation or worldwide enterprise is an organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in one or more countries other than their home country.
The ist, the sixth brand to use the Vitz as the base model, was conceived as a high-end multi-use compact car with SUV-like styling and wagon-like roominess.
Toyota was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2012 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and General Motors.
General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
Volkswagen Group, or Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, shortly VW AG, is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
In July of that year, the company reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle.
Toyota is the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year.
It did so in 2012 according to OICA, and in 2013 according to company data.
As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization and by revenue.
Market capitalization is the market value at a point in time of the shares outstanding of a publicly traded company, being equal to the share price at that point of time times the number of shares outstanding.
Toyota is the world's market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe.
A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine+electric motor, e.g. in diesel-electric trains using diesel engines and electricity from overhead lines, and submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged.
A hybrid electric vehicle is a type of hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system.
An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device.
Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models passed the 9 million milestone in April 2016.
Its Prius family is the world's top selling hybrid nameplate with almost 5.7 million units sold worldwide as of 30 April 2016.
An automobile model is a particular brand of vehicle sold under a marque by a manufacturer, usually within a range of models, usually of different sizes or capabilities.
The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric mid-size hatchback, formerly a compact sedan, developed and manufactured by Toyota.
A nameplate identifies and displays a person or product's name.
The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles.
A car is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation and a product of the automotive industry.
Kiichiro Toyoda was a Japanese entrepreneur and the son of Toyoda Loom Works founder Sakichi Toyoda.
Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA.
The Type A engine was a straight-6 engine produced from 1935 through 1947 by Toyota.
Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Daihatsu.
Hino Motors, Ltd., commonly known as simply Hino, is a Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines headquartered in Hino-shi, Tokyo.
Ranz is an automotive marque owned by Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor which specialises in electric cars.
It also holds a 16.66% stake in Fuji Heavy Industries, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, a 3.58% stake in the Yamaha Motor Company, and a 0.27% stake in Tesla, as well as joint-ventures with two in China, one in India, one in the Czech Republic, along with several "nonautomotive" companies.
Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., or FHI, is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate primarily involved in aerospace and ground transportation manufacturing, known for its line of Subaru automobiles.
Tesla Motors, Inc. is an American automotive and energy storage company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, and battery products.
Yamaha Motor Company Limited is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products.
TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world.
The Toyota Group is a group of companies that have supplier, vendor and investment relationships with Toyota Industries and Toyota Motor.