- TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC), in commemoration of achieving the 100
million mark in domestically produced Toyota vehicles*, unveiled the
Origin, a masterfully crafted automobile reminiscent of the
first-generation Crown passenger car, a classic symbol in Toyota's
exclusive Origin, with only 1,000 units to be offered through Toyota
dealers nationwide starting on Nov. 1, combines state-of-the-art
automotive technology with the Toyota-cultivated and refined skills of
superior craftsmen, whose workmanship is showcased throughout the
the best of the best craft the Origin
it comes to exacting standards of automobile workmanship, the production
line of Toyota's luxury flagship—the Century—tops the list. The same
master craftsmen employed on this line have been tasked with producing
the Origin to ensure that each Origin is a statement in elegance and
a design that is difficult to replicate using mass-production
techniques, the Origin's front fenders and quarter panel trim are
block-molded under the experienced eyes and hands of these craftsmen,
guaranteeing that the seams of the exterior panels reflect both dignity
and grace. Expert skill is the secret to connecting the front fender
panels and front end panel to create a single seamless unit.
reached cumulative domestic production of 100 million vehicles on Oct.
4, 1999. All exterior paint work is carried out employing the same
method used in creating traditional Japanese lacquerware. This allows
for polished surfaces that are extremely smooth. The deeper shine and
more lustrous finish resulting from this method is of the same high
quality found in the Century.
Origin is produced with minute precision during each assembly process.
Again, the trained eyes and hands of skilled craftsmen ensure superior
quality when assembling the body, attaching the hood and other parts,
and carrying out inspections.