Interesting facts about
Toyota cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Toyota facts.

Some interesting facts about Toyota...

Having been founded in 1927, Toyota was originally called Toyoda after its founder Sakichi Toyoda and in the early days of the company it didn't produce cars but looms for the textile industry. The first production vehicle to go on sale to the public was not until 1947.

Toyota vehicles are famous for their reliability. It is claimed that 80% of all 20-year-old Toyotas are still running today!

Since its launch in 1997, the Toyota Prius has become the best-selling hybrid car in the world with over 5 million sold.

Toyota have had a manufacturing presence in the UK for the last 30 years. In 1992 they opened two bases, an engine factory in North Wales and a car plant in Derbyshire.

Globally, the best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla. Since its launch in 1966, it has been sold in over 150 countries. On average a new Toyota Corolla is purchased every 15 seconds and to date a staggering 44 million have been produced!

The current Toyota logo was only introduced in 1989. It is constructed from three ovals, the two inner ovals intersect to form a styalised letter 'T' for Toyota, while the outer logo represents the world embracing the Toyota brand.

In 1959 the Japanese city of Korona was renamed to Toyota to underline the national and global significance of the company. Today, the city is home to almost half a million people and is still the location for several of Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Japan as well as the location of their company headquarters.

If you think we have missed out a good Toyota fact then if you tweet it, making sure to include our Twitter username @webuyurcar we will add your fact to the list!

You can also read our facts about: Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan

Are you looking to sell your Toyota?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Toyotas, so if you currently own an Auris, an Aygo, a Corolla, a RAV4, a Yaris or any other type of Toyota then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my Toyota?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

Toyota Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your Toyota

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy Toyota cars

Of course, it is not just Toyota cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell an Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.