Toyota, like many car makers with a history going back to the early 20th century, was initially involved in an entirely different industry altogether: making looms for the silk industry. In the 1930s, though, the company branched out into cars. They were originally sold as Toyodas. Toyota makes a broad range of vehicles, from the Yaris supermini to the Land Cruiser large SUV, loved by the UN, and it’s leading the way in green motoring with the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car and has various hybrid versions of its more regular cars. The Lexus brand is also owned by Toyota. Toyota has competed in motorsports since the 1970s, with success in rallying (with the Corolla and Celica), IndyCar, Le Mans and Nascar and a few podiums in Formula One. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Toyota repair manuals and online procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. We can give you all the guidance you need.