Look back at the history of Toyota, starting with the birth of founder Sakichi Toyoda. It traces the company's development from 1937 when Toyota Motor Corporation was established to when the two millionth Prius hybrid was sold. Early Toyota Models. Century First Produced 1967. Corolla First Produced 1966. Crown Eight First Produced 1964. Land Cruiser Model 55 Series First Produced 1955.