The Toyoda Automatic Loom Works' automotive division entered the vehicle market with the G1 pickup in 1935. The firm spun off this branch of the company to form the Toyota Motor Company in 1937. The automaker's first product was the GA truck, an updated version of the G1.

Toyota has its headquarters in Toyota City, Japan.

Toyota Group controls:

*Toyota has recently made investments to acquire significant shares, though not controlling stakes, of two Japanese automakers. In August 2019, it purchased nearly 5 percent of Suzuki. Toyota announced plans to buy at least 20 percent of Subaru in September 2019.