1890 – Burns Philip commences operations in the South Pacific.
1893 – King George Tupou finishes his 18 year reign.
1918 – Queen Salote Tupou II takes over from King George Tupou II 25 year reign.
1966 – The first Toyota vehicle shipped to Tonga was a Toyoace bus.
1967 – The Tongan constitution is revised.
tonga constituion
1968 – The Asco Motors Nuku’alofa branch first opened.
1970- The South Pacific Islands of Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) gained independence from Britain.
1971 – First Toyota sale to the LDS church.
1972 – Introduction in 1972 of the Hiace bus range.
1982 – Introduction of the Toyota Hilux dual cab 4x2 model.
1984 – Highest sales in history of 98 units.
1986 – Launch of the Hilux dual cab 4x4 model.
1988 – Toyota panel shop built in Nuku'alofa site.
1994 – Upgrade and extension of the Asco Motors dealership in Nuku’alofa.
1998 – Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japan) purchased the remaining 50% shares of TTSPH from Burns Philip.
► 2002 – Tonga used vehicle area (below)
   
2003 – Toyota celebrates it’s 40th year in the South Pacific.
 
 
 
2006 - King Taufa´ahau Tupou IV finishes his 41 year reign. King George Tupou V is Tonga’s king (2006 – present) King Taufa´ahau Tupou IV had for some time been
listed in the Guinness book of world records as the heaviest monarch in the world.
king of tonga
2006 - July two  members of the Tongan Royal Family, Prince Tu'ipelehake and his wife, were killed along with their driver in San Francisco, USA.
2010 – Cyclone Rene batters Tonga with powerful winds.  A successful and peaceful political reform saw Tonga's first truly democratic elections held in November.
 A successful and peaceful political reform saw Tonga's first truly democratic elections held in November of this year. This saw the Prime Minister King George TupouV,
relinquish much of his executive powers for the sake of a more democratic political system.
 
tonga showrrom 2011 
2011– Tonga welcomes a revamped Hilux to the showroom as well as staff supporting Tonga rugby team Ikale Tahi at the recent World Cup in New Zealand.
2012– King George Tupou V died in Hong Kong in March after just 5 years of ruling. He is succeeded to the throne by his younger brother, King Tupou VI.
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