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History of Automobiles

In the year 1672, the very first such model  was developed in the form of a toy. This was actually a steam engine, in which the power of steam was used to provide momentum to the toy. Further improvements continued in various parts of the world.

Then in the year 1806, the first car  powered by an internal combustion engine appeared. The fuel used for running this was ‘fuel gas’ instead of ‘steam’. Karl Benz, a German engineer designed and patented the first practical model  in 1885. This model used internal combustion engine and was called Motorwagen. Although several other German engineers (including Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach and Fig.1.6: Cugnot Steam trolley Fig.1.7: First practical car model Fig. 1.8: Photograph of the original Benz Patent— Motorwagen, first built in 1885 Automotive Service Technician – Class IX 10 Siegfried Marcus) were working on the problem at about the same time, Karl Benz generally is acknowledged as the inventor of the modern automobile.

Maruti Suzuki

The Suzuki Motor Corporation (1909 – present) 

A Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu. Suzuki manufactures automobiles, four-wheel-drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines.

How was Maruti Suzuki formed ?

Maruti Udyog Limited was formed on 24th February 1981 by taking over Erstwhile Maruti Ltd formed in 1971. In October 1982 MUL signed a joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan. The main objective of MUL was to manufacture economical and fuel-efficient personal vehicles for people and to modernize the automobile industry. Maruti 800, which was a revolution was launched in December 1984. The word Maruti comes from MUL and the word Suzuki comes from Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan.

Innovations by the brand

These startups include: Nable IT, Redbot and Sleave. Commenced with an aim to nurture innovation in the automobile and mobility sector, Maruti Suzuki had launched the MAIL initiative in partnership with GHV Accelerator in January 2019. The MAIL initiative is more than just a startup accelerator. It aims to create a suitable environment to nurture, foster and guide the early-stage startups. With the latest addition of three startups, Maruti Suzuki is now engaged with 17 startups under the MAIL programme in the last 2 years.

Exports

India manufactured Maruti Suzuki vehicles are exported to over 100 countries. The top five export models during the year included Baleno, Dzire, Swift, S-Presso and Brezza. Latin America, ASEAN, Africa, and the Middle East were the top export destinations.

Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. It was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda and incorporated on August 28, 1937. Toyota is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, producing about 10 million vehicles per year.

History of Toyota

The company was originally founded as a spinoff of Toyota Industries, a machine maker started by Sakichi Toyoda, Kiichiro’s father. Both companies are now part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. While still a department of Toyota Industries, the company developed its first product, the Type A engine in 1934 and its first passenger car in 1936, the Toyota AA.

After World War II, Toyota benefited from Japan’s alliance with the United States to learn from American automakers and other companies, which would give rise to The Toyota Way (a management philosophy) and the Toyota Production System (a lean manufacturing practice) that would transform the small company into a leader in the industry and would be the subject of many academic studies.

After World War II, Toyota benefited from Japan’s alliance with the United States to learn from American automakers and other companies, which would give rise to The Toyota Way (a management philosophy) and the Toyota Production System (a lean manufacturing practice) that would transform the small company into a leader in the industry and would be the subject of many academic studies.

The Toyota Way

The Toyota Way is a set of principles and behaviors that underlie the Toyota Motor Corporation’s managerial approach and production system. Toyota first summed up its philosophy, values, and manufacturing ideals in 2001, calling it “The Toyota Way 2001”. It consists of principles in two key areas: continuous improvement and respect for people.

The Toyota Way has been designated a framework intended to give the instruments to individuals to constantly improve their work.

Facts on Toyota

  • Toyota started out as a textiles business
  • The first Toyota vehicle was made in 1937
  • The company was originally called Toyoda
  • In Japan, there is a city named after Toyota
  • Toyota was the first motor company to produce over 10 million cars in one year
  • Toyota is still a family business
  • Toyota has been Australia’s number one selling car brand for 17 consecutive years

Tesla

Tesla Motors was formed to develop an electric sports car. Eberhard was Tesla’s CEO(chief executive officer ) and Tarpenning its chief financial officer (CFO).

Funding for the company was obtained from a variety of sources, most notably PayPal cofounder Elon Musk, who contributed more than $30 million to the new venture and served as chairman of the company, beginning in 2004.

Tesla has many models, here are some of the models

  • Tesla model S
  • Tesla model 3
  • Tesla model X
  • Tesla model Y

Here are some unreleased models

  • Tesla cybertruck (not launched yet)
  • Tesla roadster (not launched yet)

Tesla Countries

  • Australia
  • China Mainland
  • Taiwan
  • Macau
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore