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 |  Jul 24 2012, 7:03 AM

In 1935, the first Toyota G1 truck was built by the automotive department of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. Seventy-six years later and the automaker has manufactured 199,999,999 more vehicles, reaching the 200 million milestone.

In total, 145.21 million of those vehicles have been produced in Japan with 55.12 million built overseas.

“I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to our customers the world over who made it possible for us to reach this milestone,” said Toyota President Akio Toyoda in a release. “I also have the most profound respect and gratitude for the efforts of all persons who were involved in developing, manufacturing, and marketing Toyota and Lexus vehicles over the years. We are determined to make our cars even better, to continue to give our customers the best possible product. This is the common goal of our 300,000 Toyota staff members worldwide.”

The best-selling Toyota model is the Corolla, with total global production just shy of the 40 million mark at 39.08 million units making it the best selling car of all time.