History of Toyota (1980-1989)

New Model Introductions,
Productions, Sales and Exports
Year Business Development,
Plants and Facilities
• Celica Camry (currently Camry) and Cresta are announced. 1980 • Toyota Vista dealerships starts operations.
Soarer
Soarer
• Soarer is announced. '81 • Toyota Technological Institute is inaugurated.
    '82 • Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. merge into Toyota Motor Corporation. Merger of Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd.
Merger of Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd.
• Hilux Surf and MR2 are announced. '84 • Toyota-General Motors joint venture in the United States, known as New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), starts production.
• Shibetsu Proving Ground is completed.
NUMMI
NUMMI
• Cumulative exports reach 20 million units. '85 • Tobishima Center is completed.
50 millionth Toyota vehicle is produced domestically
50 millionth Toyota vehicle is produced domestically
• 50 millionth Toyota vehicle is produced domestically. '86 • Teiho Plant starts operations.
    '87 • Kasugai Housing Works starts operations.
• Toyota Memorial Hospital is completed.
• TMME (Toyota Motor Europe Marketing & Engineering S.A.) Technical Center is established.
Ground breaking ceremony for TMM plant
Ground breaking ceremony for TMM plant
• Annual domestic sales reach 2 million units. '88 • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. starts production.
Celsior
Celsior
• Celsior is announced. '89 • Hirose Plant starts operations.
• Tochigi Housing Works starts operations.
• Toyota Automobile Museum is completed.
• Lexus dealerships are established in the U.S.
• Tokyo Design Center is established.

§ Entries in blue refer to Toyota overseas operations.