By Theresa "Sam" Houghton
Do you tow tons of stuff with a Tacoma or pipe dream about owning a brand-new Prius? It’s not surprising if you or someone you know is behind the wheel of one of these or another Toyota model. Since its inception, the company has grown to become a household name and continues to innovate its way into the hearts (and garages) of drivers around the world.
It’s time to test your knowledge of this popular brand! Are you familiar with these five Toyota facts?
1) It All Started with Looms, Not Cars
What would eventually become the Toyota Motor Company didn’t appear until 1933. What was the founder, Sakichi Toyoda, doing before then? Running the Toyoda Automatic Loom Company! He eventually licensed his loom design and used the money to get started with cars. In 1936, Toyota vehicles made their debut with the Model AA sedan.