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  • Toyota has overtaken General Motors as the world’s largest automaker. (BBC News)
  • Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker.
  • Toyota’s U.S. market share is over 15 percent and growing. (CNN)
  • The Toyota Camry has been the best selling car in America since 2002. (CNN)
  • The Lexus LS 430 has been the leading luxury brand model for seven consecutive years. (CNN)
  • Toyota annual sales jumped by more than 500,000 to 8.5 million vehicles in the 2007 fiscal year. (TMC Annual Report)
  • Employment opportunities are available across the country. There are more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the United States. (Toyota.com)
  • Fortune magazine named Toyota among America’s top three most admired companies.
  • Toyota and Lexus consistently earn outstanding quality rankings from consumer research firm J.D. Power and Associates.
  • Toyota created the world’s first mass produced gas/electric hybrid car with the Prius.
  • Toyota sells more hybrids than all other manufacturers combined.
  • Toyota and Scion rank more vehicles in the top 10 of EPA fuel economy than any other manufacturer.
  • All Toyota and Lexus vehicles are certified as Low Emission Vehicles under California Air Resources Board standards and 75% earn Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle status.
  • At Toyota manufacturing plants, about 99% of scrap metal is recycled.
  • Toyota vehicles are 85% recyclable.
  • Toyota manufacturing plants have received environmental awards for reducing the amount of materials sent to landfills, for water conservation and for other environmentally sensitive policies.