This Japanese manufacturer has become one of the largest and most respected manufacturers on the face of the planet. Kiichiro Toyoda laid the foundations of Toyota Motor Corporation, which was established in 1937. One of the greatest legacies left by Kiichiro Toyoda, apart from Toyota Motor Corporation itself, is the Toyota Production System. Kiichiro's "just- in-time" philosophy, which has been adopted by the automotive industry across the world.
The Kirloskar group, India’s largest engineering and construction conglomerate, created a joint venture in 1997 with Toyota to form the Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private ltd. The first model was launched in 2003 and was the world famous Toyota Camry. Soon after, more models entered in to Indian market offering a variety of vehicles to different segments. More recently the Toyota Etios and Liva were launched as entry level sedan and hatchback cars for the masses. As of April 2011, it has more than 150 dealerships in 96 cities across the country.
Toyota is known for its quality products which last a lifetime and need minimal servicing requirement. Still they have one of the best after sales network in the country and countless number of happy customers.