Toyota offers a full line of products for just about every need and lifestyle. The Japanese company started out in 1933 as the automobile department of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works Ltd. In 1937 the Toyota Motor Co. was founded, and by 1947 more than 100,000 vehicles had been produced. The first Toyota arrived in the U.S. in 1957. Today, more than half of the Toyotas sold in America are produced on U.S. soil. The popularity of Toyota products in the U.S. is easy to quantify — in 2007 the company surpassed General Motors as the world’s largest automaker. Toyota markets cars to more than 170 countries and regions through its overseas network.