The Toyota Global Vision announced in March 2011 describes our values and the kind of company we aspire to be.
One facet of Toyota's efforts to build ever-better cars is the introduction of TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), which revolutionizes the vehicle development framework through the blending of planning and design.
Toyota intends to raise the competitiveness of basic parts relating to ride, turning, and braking to world-class levels, and it is now able to standardize parts and units across different models through grouped development that puts multiple models through the planning process at the same time. For example, we have separately standardized the parts and units for compact, mid-
sized, and large platforms (chassis) respectively. Based on the new vehicle architecture, we aim for full optimization by standardizing even more basic parts, including platforms and powertrains, across vehicle segments.
TNGA is our framework for making ever-better cars for a wide variety of customers and regions in smarter and more efficient ways, with the ultimate aim of creating products that stir our customers’ emotions.
Across the earth there are harsh environments that exceed the imagination. At Toyota's engine testing site, tests are conducted in facilities that can recreate the extreme cold and searing heat of different regions of the world to ensure that engines perform properly in any environment.
The vehicles used in the tests are destroyed, but by performing the tests over and over again,
Toyota is able to extract valuable information under various conditions.
The testing for poor road conditions includes driving a total of 900 km in a single day including on actual roads with three drivers taking turns at the wheel.