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 is announced.

Soarer

'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.

• 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

• 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

'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

• Annual domestic sales reach 2 million units. '88 • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. starts production.
• Celsior is announced.

Celsior

'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.

ยง Entries in blue refer to Toyota overseas operations.