Now then all you classic truck fans.  Why is this Toyota G1 Truck so important today some 77 years since it was first built?

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Well Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced that in June, its worldwide cumulative vehicle production surpassed 200 million units.

And it all began almost 77 years ago with the Toyota G1 Truck.

Now click below for more on the milestone and the Toyota G1 Truck …

The milestone actually took 76 years and 11 months to reach, and – as we’ve said – began with production of the Model G1 truck in August 1935 at Toyoda Automatic Loom Works Ltd.’s Automotive Department, which was spun off and later became TMC.

As of the end of June, cumulative production in Japan reached145.21 million vehicles while overseas production reached 55.12 million vehicles.

Cumulative vehicle production since 1992 at Toyota’s manufacturing facilities in Europe, including facilities in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Russia and Turkey reached 7.44 million unit sat the end of 2011.

Marking the achievement, TMC President Akio Toyoda told Tachoblog, “I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to our customers the world over who made it possible for us to reach this milestone.

“I also have the most profound respect and gratitude for the efforts of all persons who were involved in developing, manufacturing, and marketing Toyota and Lexus vehicles over the years.

“We are determined to make our cars even better, to continue to give our customers the best possible product. This is the common goal of our 300,000 Toyota staff members worldwide.”

And here’s a Toyota fact for you:

The most-produced model among Toyota-brand vehicles isn’t the Toyota G1 Truck but the the Corolla.

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