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77 Years On This Toyota G1 Truck Is Very Important

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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Posted by on July 25, 2012.

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Categories: General, Manufacturers, Toyota

2 Responses

  1. A few random thoughts…………….

    Actually the G1 truck was a Toyoda, not a Toyota; the name was not changed to Toyota until the following model.

    Someone has said that the G1 was the only good-looking vehicle that Toyota has ever made; there could be something in that!

    Officially the Corolla is the biggest selling car model ever, but I find that statistic quite misleading as the modern Corolla bears no resemblance at all to the original one and is of quite different configuration, so the only reason it is the biggest selling model ever is that Toyota have chosen to continuously name one of their smaller cars Corolla. If Ford, for example, had chosen to continue with the Model T name and had called one model of all their later cars Model T instead of Model A, Ford V8, Consul, Cortina, Sierra, Mondeo etc then the Ford Model T would probably have been the biggest selling model ever.

    What say you?

    by Vic H on Jul 26, 2012 at 06:32

  2. Tachoblog says …

    Thanks for the comment Vic.

    And for the lesson on Toyoda / Toyota – we didn’t know that.

    And as for Corolla – we totally agree!

    by Tachoblog on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:07

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