Toyota Motor Corporation was established in 1937 and first exported cars to Europe in 1963. In 2018 Toyota group sold 10.6 million vehicles worldwide including 700,000 Lexus.
Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for sales across Western and Eastern Europe including Russia - as well as Turkey and Israel. Last year over 1 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles were delivered within TME territory of which almost 50% were Hybrid. Two thirds of all vehicles sold in Europe are manufactured at our production facilities in France, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Toyota has recently announced the expansion of the Light Commercial Vehicle range with the introduction of the PROACE City compact van. PROACE City will join PROACE and Hilux under the new Toyota Professional brand.
Toyota pioneered the first mass produced petrol electric Hybrid in 1997. Since then successive generations of the technology have been introduced, with over 13 million Toyota and Lexus Hybrids sold. Self-charging Hybrid technology reduces CO2 by around 30% versus equivalent gasoline engines, with NOX emissions up to 90% below Euro 6 limits. With no need for infrastructure investment or change in driver behaviour, Hybrid promises the quickest and most cost effective route to reduce your CO2 footprint and improve air quality.
Toyota continues to invest in development of plug-in Hybrid, battery and hydrogen fuel cell technologies and exciting new models featuring these drivetrains will be arriving in Europe shortly. For now the focus remains on Hybrid where mass adoption can deliver more rapid environmental benefits: according to Jato, Toyota is the leading major manufacturer with average, volume weighted CO2 emissions of just 99.9g/km in 2018.
With over 3,000 retailers located in 53 countries, Toyotq :otor Europe hqs the geographic reach to service national and international fleet needs. International framework agreements are available for fleets that purchase over 100 Toyota or Lexus vehicles per year across at least three countries.
Toyota Global Vision
Toyota will lead the way to the future of mobility, enriching lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people. Through commitment to quality, constant innovation and respect for the planet, Toyota aim to exceed expectations and be rewarded with a smile. Toyota will meet challenging goals by engaging the talent and passion of people who believe there is a better way.