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50 years for Toyota Canada

Forty vehicles offered over the years


October 24, 2014
by Fleet Management Staff

TORONTO, Ontario—Fifty years ago, Toyota granted a distributorship agreement to Canadian Motor Industries, Ltd. (CMI), which would later become Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI).

TCI has come a long way from the humble beginnings of that founding, and the 755 vehicles it sold the following year. Over the last five decades, Canadians have purchased over 4.6 million TCI vehicles. And today, almost half of the Toyota vehicles sold in Canada are made at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC).

“On this special occasion of our fiftieth anniversary, we thank Canadians for making Toyota a part of their lives, and allowing us to be woven into the social and economic fabric of this great country,” said Seiji Ichii, president and CEO of TCI. “Our customers are the inspiration that motivate us—and they are behind the passion that drives our innovation in the automotive industry.”

TCI has offered Canadians 40 different vehicles over the years.