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Important Milestones in the History of Toyota

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Toyota has been building quality vehicles for more than 75 years. Over the past seven decades, Toyota’s engineers have continued to develop new and innovative automotive technologies. From advancements in car safety to pioneering developments in hybrid vehicle technology, Toyota has continually been a leader in the automotive industry. To highlight some of the amazing developments that you will find in Toyota’s new cars, let’s take a look back at some of the most important milestones in the history of Toyota.

1957: Toyota Comes to the United States
Toyota began selling vehicles in the United States in 1957. In this year, Toyota set up its first American dealership in Los Angeles, California. This original United States Toyota dealership sold the Crown Sedan and the Land Cruiser. These two vehicles remained the only Toyota cars that were available to American drivers until the Toyota Corona was introduced in 1965.

1966: Debut of the Toyota Corolla
The iconic Toyota Corolla made its United States debut in 1966. This stylish and economical vehicle offered fantastic performance and reliability. With its exceptional quality and excellent price point, the Corolla quickly became a top-seller in the United States. The Corolla has since gone on to become the top selling vehicle in the history of the world.

1997: Toyota’s First Hybrid
The Toyota Prius was first introduced to American drivers in 1997. This revolutionary hybrid vehicle offered exceptional fuel economy and eco-friendly performance. Since it first hit the American market, the Prius has gone on to be the most popular hybrid vehicle ever produced.

To learn more about Toyota’s legacy of excellence, come to Jerry’s Toyota to check out our current lineup of Toyota vehicles. We are pleased to provide the Baltimore area with a fantastic selection of new and certified used Toyota cars, as well as certified Toyota services. Give our dealership a call at (888) 714-6153 to set up a test drive of a new or pre-owned Toyota today.


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