Toyota is known for integrity, safety and they sell like splendid vehicles, but back in 1995, they invented the smallest car called Toyota AA based on the 1936 model. This car is as tiny as a single grain of rice and the most astonishing thing is that it even motorized. The Toyota AA has already been included in The Guinness Book of world records and no other car manufacturer has been able to break the record to date. Additionally, we would like to add that the Toyota AA is the brands’ 1st passenger car.

The small car isn’t actually a Toyota product, though it is associated with the carmaker in a way. It was created by a Toyota associate, Japan’s biggest auto parts manufacturer, Nippondenso. Most people might think that creating the world’s smallest car is a waste of time and resources when they are not mass-produced but the artistry, technique, skill, and dedication Nippondenso put into the project is incredible.


Nippondenso was aiming to showcase its ultra-precise machining and semiconductor ability, and it chose the smallest platform to do so. Back in the day, semiconductors were just agitated out and the Toyota AA was chosen to test their capabilities.

For a car this small, the Toyota AA micro car took about four years to be created. A team of about 20 individuals worked on it, which makes sense if considered it’s made of 24 individual parts, some of these parts are no bigger than a speck of dust. The microcar is 4.785 mm (0.188 inches) long, 1.730 mm (0.068 inches) wide, and 1.736 mm (0.068 inches) high. As small as it is, the microcar has most of the stuff we all expect on its life-size counterpart.


The Toyota AA has wheels and tires, bumpers headlights, and taillights. The bumper is about 50 microns thick. The motor comprises five different parts, and its coil is 1 mm (0.039 inches) in diameter.

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