If you compare the 15th generation Crown to the famous generals of the Tokugawa shogunate, who have “a lot in common”? ![Push car]| MOBY [モビー]

Since its announcement in July 2022, the 16th generation Toyota Crown has been reasonably well received except for the use of the traditional car name, but the lineup centered on SUVs and crossovers is Toyota’s Meiji. It was a great revolution that could be called the Meiji Restoration, and the crown before that was the Edo Shogunate, so to speak.

Moreover, the Edo Shogunate…the Tokugawa Shogunate was the 15th generation, and the Crown before the Great Revolution also had an interesting commonality. Compare.

In Part 1, we will introduce the crowns from the founding period of the Tokugawa shogunate to the beginning of the stable period, up to the third generation.

Toyoda Daigongen Crown (1955, first generation, Ieyasu Tokugawa)

The legendary first generation that has risen from a long stagnant period since the Toyopet SA

Toyota first generation crown
Toyota first generation crown

Following the Prince sedan (1952), the first-generation Crown, which became a representative mass-produced domestic passenger car in the early postwar period, did not make a shocking debut all of a sudden. Don’t forget the steady work you do to get there.

The first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, Ieyasu, experienced the hostage era as the son of a weak daimyo, the era of the same name as Nobunaga Oda, who bet his survival on the line, and the era of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who endured until the opportunity came. The appearance overlaps with the first crown, the founder of the crown shogunate.

Even so, the first generation Crown, which was feared to fail as a passenger car (a taxi at the time), had a conservative structure master who debuted as insurance at the same time.

Scaffolding crown (1962, 2nd generation, Hidetada Tokugawa)

1st Japan Grand Prix As general of the Toyota army, the system is solidified

Toyota 2nd generation Crown
Toyota 2nd generation Crown

If the first generation is too great, the second generation will have a hard time, but it is the same everywhere, but the system established by the first generation Ieyasu has been preserved and succeeded in strengthening the military power to destroy the Osaka side (Hideyori Toyotomi), making the Edo Shogunate system solid. “Morinari Shogun”, the second generation Hidetada, despite his hardships, is a thin existence.

The second-generation Crown was not so overshadowed, but at the 1st Japanese Grand Prix in 1963, it took Corona and Publica along, and like other domestic manufacturers that “know the race”, they seriously entered the race. A big win!

Large-scale newspaper advertisements contributed greatly to increased sales, but they were frowned upon by the manufacturer’s fans who came to race just for fun because they won too much. Like, it’s been damaged by rumors.

Hidetada and the 2nd generation Crown, is it “the fate of the 2nd generation that even if they work hard and produce results, they are not rewarded easily”?

Born Crown (1967, 3rd generation, Iemitsu Tokugawa)

The beginning of the tradition of Japanese style design and perimeter frame

Toyota 3rd generation Crown
Toyota 3rd generation Crown

When he was appointed as the 3rd shogun of the Edo Shogunate, he gathered various daimyos and proudly said, “I am the first shogun born in this shogunate.” It may have been the first model promised success from the start.

The master line of commercial vehicles developed under the insurance policy of the first generation Crown was also integrated into the Crown. , Japanese style design with long and smart limbs.

In contrast to the 3rd generation Tokugawa shogunate, who was born with a gifted education to become a shogun, the 3rd generation Crown shogunate is also a pure culture of Toyota’s top-class sedan, excluding the special Crown Eight/Century, and a sedan that represents Japan. We had something in common.

* The author information of the images used in this article is as of the publication date.

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