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Toyota Truck G1 Model

Toyota Truck G1 Model - Toyoda first Truck - Joy of Museums - Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

This Toyota Truck G1 Model is a replica of the first 1935 truck, originally manufactured and sold under the name “Toyoda” (トヨダ), which was derived from the family name of the company’s founder, Kiichirō Toyoda.  Later “Toyota” (トヨタ) was selected as the new company name which was registered in 1937 as the Toyota Motor Company.

The Toyota G1 was was 6 m (20 ft) long, could carry 1.5 tons and was similar to the Ford and GM trucks of the time. The G1 used the 3389 cc Type A six-cylinder engine that was also used in the Model AA, that produced 65 hp (48 kW).


  • Title:                            Toyota Truck G1 Model
  • Manufactured by:    Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, later renamed Toyota
  • Date:                            1935
  • Assembly:                  Koromo, Japan
  • Powertrain:               Engine 3.4 L Type A I6 (original)
  • Museum:                    Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology


  • Name:                         Toyota
  • Japanese:                   豊田 佐吉
  • Industry:                   Automotive
  • Founded:                   1937
  • Founder:                   Kiichiro Toyoda
  • Employees:               364 thousand employees


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