Toyota Origin

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First generation
Toyota Origin 1.jpg
Manufacturer Kanto Auto Works
Production 2000–2001 (about 1,000 units)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Engine 3.0L 2JZ-GE I6
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,780 mm (109.4 in)
Length 4,560 mm (179.5 in)
Width 1,745 mm (68.7 in)
Height 1,455 mm (57.3 in)
Curb weight 1,560 kg (3,440 lb)

The Toyota Origin was a limited edition mid-size car made by Toyota and released in Japan. It was made available for sale in November 2000. It was planned that only 1,000 units would be available, but in fact, about 1,027~1,071 units were produced.[1] In Japan, it was sold at Toyota Store, Toyopet Store and Corolla Store Japanese dealerships.

The Origin features a distinct new retro style modeled from the original "Toyopet" Crown and built using the same platform and straight-six DOHC engine as the Toyota Progrès. The price was ¥7,000,000 yen. Manufacturer of the model was the Kanto Auto Works (East Fuji plant).[2][3]

The vehicle's design employed many features unusual on modern vehicles to make it reminiscent of the original "Toyopet Crown", including rear suicide doors, a rearward-slanting C-pillar and jewel taillights.[4] Due to its exterior dimensions and engine displacement, it was regarded as a mid-size car for exceeding Japanese Government dimension regulations and it also obligated Japanese drivers to pay a higher amount of annual road tax for the larger engine. It was one of the last vehicles to use the Toyota JZ engine.

Rear view 
Side view 


  1. ^ ja:トヨタ・オリジン
  2. ^ "History of KANTO AUTO WORKS". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Toyota Origin AT 3.0 (2000)". Trade Car View. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Used Toyota Origin from Japan". 01 Japanese Car Export. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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