[YesAuto 车勐勐料] Today, the new emperor of Japan ascended the throne and changed the original order, and the 30-year Heisei era officially ended. So which of the Japanese cars we are familiar with spanned the entire Heisei era, and how are they different from 30 years ago?
Toyota's leader, the Huadan Corolla, was born in the Showa era (1966), and it was changed to the sixth generation in the first year of Heisei (1989). Now the latest generation of models is about to be launched. Take a look at the changes brought about by 30 years!
The Camry was also a product of the Showa era, and it was still a compact car in the first year of Heisei. (Note: The power and size data of specific models in the train series mentioned in this article are for reference only.)
The Crown is the first successful model produced by Toyota after the war. It was born in 1955. The first year of Heisei (1989) coincided with the “prime years” of its eighth-generation model.
As the highest-positioned car for Toyota and even Japan, Toyota Century was put into production in 1967, but it was still the first-generation model in service in 1989. The appearance of today's third-generation model is not much different from that of its predecessor.
The Land Cruiser is another legendary Toyota model. It was originally a Willys jeep. After the advent of the J80 in 1989, it had gradually become a luxury off-road vehicle.
In the first year of Heisei, Toyota's classic sports car Supra has completed three replacements. Later, although it was dormant for a period of time after 2002, it was fortunate that it had already returned to the car scene in a high profile in the first year of Linghe.
The Honda Accord is the most direct rival of the Toyota Camry, but it was transformed earlier than the latter. It was in 1989 (the first year of Heisei) that the Accord completed its fourth generation and was officially upgraded to a medium-sized car.
The Civic came out a few years earlier than the “Big Brother” Accord. In 1989 (the first year of Heisei), it was also the fourth-generation model of its life cycle.
When Honda City first came out in 1986, it took the cute hatchback route. The second-generation model in 1989 was the same, but it soon became a sedan, and now it has a familiar Chinese name. : Feng Fan.
At the Chicago Auto Show in 1989 (the first year of Heisei), Honda NSX completed its debut and unveiled its own legendary career. After a period of silence, he was born again in 2016.
Nissan GT-R, known as the “God of War of the East”, launched the new generation model R32 in 1989 (the first year of Heisei). It is now the era of the R35. I don't know if it will be promoted on Akina Mountain.
Fairlady is the local name of another sports car owned by Nissan. It has different names in overseas markets. It was called 300ZX in 1989, and now it is called 370Z.
Nissan Sunny has always been focusing on the family car market. I don't know if it complied with the phrase “heart-bodied and fat”. Compared with 1989, the sunshine in 2019 has obviously benefited a lot.
Nissan Patrol is a direct competitor of Toyota Land Cruiser. Like the latter, Patrol also has a long history, and the “young” Patrol looks like a cold niche.
Mazda's “loyalty” to the car series is not as high as the previous ones, but this does not hinder the growth of its car series. Familia, Mazda 3 and Axela are in this same line.
Mazda 6 is similar to Mazda 3. In 1989 (the first year of Heisei), it was also called Mazda 626, later became Mazda 6, and it is now sold under the name Atenza in some markets.
Mazda also has “no change in name, no change in name”, such as the MX-5, which is the most successful Roadster model in the world. From Heisei to Reiwa, its figure is a bit blessed, but the fun is not diminished.
The Subaru Legacy is a car series that was born in 1989 (the first year of Heisei). By 2019 (the first year of Reiwa), it will launch a new model, but this time it is already its seventh-generation product.
We are used to calling Mitsubishi Pajero affectionately as “Lynx”. 1989 (the first year of Heisei) was the seventh year of the birth of the first-generation Lynx. Now its fourth-generation models are 13 years old.
Suzuki Alto is the representative of the auto industry's “not forgetting the original intention”. For many years, it has been focusing on the field of miniature family cars. In 1989, its third-generation model was cute and cute, and now the eighth-generation model is a bit fierce.
The Swift is slightly larger than the Alto. The 1989 model was once sold in China under the name of the Antelope, but now the new generation of Swift seems destined to miss Chinese consumers.
Suzuki is really good at making cars, and Jimny is a model. It is not difficult to see from the picture that this car has always been a square shape. Whether the new generation will enter China is also unknown.
In 1989 (the first year of Heisei), the Suzuki Vitra was still a small car not much bigger than Jimny. Now, this name has quietly become a more practical family city SUV.
Thirty years have passed from Heisei to Reiwa. Among them, we have seen change and persistence. Will Chinese brands in the future also have a car series that can last for 30 years? I believe it will. (Wang Meng, Home of Wenzhou Automobile)