Toyota Argentina

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Toyota Argentina
Subsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1994
HeadquartersZárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
ProductsAutomobiles
Engines
ParentToyota Motor Corporation
Websitewww.toyota.com.ar

Toyota Argentina S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota based in Zárate, Buenos Aires.[1]

History[edit]

The Toyota brand was sporadically present in Argentina in the 1950s, but experienced its first successes until the late 1970s to mid-1980s with the models Celica and Hilux.[2]

Founded in 1994, Toyota Argentina started importing in 1995 and assembling vehicles in 1997.[1]

By 2017, more than $2 billion U.S. dollars was invested in the company.[3][4] At the same time, production capacity has been increased from 10,000 to 140,000 vehicles a year, of which around 70% are destined for export to other Latin American countries.[3][4]

The workforce, initially consisting of 400 (or 750) employees, grew to 2,700 by 2007 and was more than 4,000 in 2011 and 5,000 in 2015.[1][2][3][4][5]

Models[edit]

Produced here are Toyota Hilux (since 1997) and Toyota Fortuner (since 2005), known locally as Hilux SW4 or SW4.[1] 100,000 vehicles were produced in 2003, which increased to 200,000 four years later.[2] By the end of 2016, it had a million vehicles, including 860,000 Hiluxes and 140,000 Fortuners.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Toyota Motor Corporation (2011-12-31). "75 Years of TOYOTA Overview of Overseas Production Affiliates Latin America". toyota-global.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Historia de Toyota Argentina". autohistoria.com.ar. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  3. ^ a b c ADEFA. "Toyota: 20 years of production in Argentina". adefa.org.ar. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  4. ^ a b c d "Toyota y sus 20 años produciendo en Argentina en el nivel más alto". La Opinión (in Spanish). 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  5. ^ Toyota Argentina. "Toyota: 20 años produciendo en Argentina". toyota.com.ar. Retrieved 2017-09-12.

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