A Look Back at Toyota’s History with Keyes Toyota

Toyota Brand History

There is an unexplainable pride a car owner can gets knowing that the vehicle they use everyday has a history that is rich in unfiltered passion and determination. The Toyota brand sets the standard for many automakers to follow, which is why Keyes Toyota has spent so many decades spreading the legacy to citizens all over Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Glendale, CA and the neighboring cities. Each of the new and pre-owned Toyota models that you will find on our lot was created with the original innovative ideas that blossomed into the powerhouse that is now the Toyota brand.

The History of the Toyota Brand

The Toyota brand has humble beginnings that start in the late 1920s when Japanese founder, Kiichiro Toyoda, traveled to the United States to research the production of automobiles and to begin his development of gas-powered automobiles.

The company first produced automatic looms under the name Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, but the company was ultimately called upon to begin production of domestic Japanese vehicles due to the war happening with China.

The History of Toyota Models

The company became the Toyota Motor Co. in 1937 after the production of its first automobile models in 1935. The first Type A automobile engine was created by the company in 1934 and was used inside of the first Model A1 passenger car and the G1 truck in 1935. The first Toyota Corolla was introduced in 1966 and was the best-selling car worldwide by 1974. The Toyota Tundra made in history in May 1999, when it became the first full-size pickup to be created by a Japanese automaker.

The Toyota brand also made monumental moves in the environmentally friendly genre of vehicles with the introduction of the full hybrid electric Toyota Prius in 1997. As the years progressed the Prius went on to add more trims to the lineup, with the plug-in Prius Prime being introduced in 2016.

Buying a Toyota Car at Keyes Toyota

Become a part of history by getting a Toyota car of your own when you come to Keyes Toyota. Our local Los Angeles area dealership has a long list of history-making cars can be yours for a good price thanks to our Toyota finance center. Our service can keep your little history as fresh as ever with our talented technicians at our Toyota service center. Our location is at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd, and is easily reached by Los Angeles and the nearby cities. What are you waiting for? Get yourself a piece of history now!