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Toyota Rolling out Three at Chicago Auto Show

Sporty editions of Camry and Corolla join 2016 Avalon.

by on Feb.06, 2015

Toyota is debuting the 2016 Avalon at the Chicago Auto Show next week, but provided an early glimpse at the redesigned sedan.

Toyota is looking to create some bluster at the Chicago Auto Show next week with the introduction of its newly redesigned Avalon sedan, plus two sporty versions of the Camry and Corolla.

The automaker sent out a little teaser photo of its new full-size sedan, but didn’t reveal anything else in the way of specs or pricing. However, the new sport special edition versions of the new Camry and Corolla show that the maker is clearly listening to the market and the popularity of tweaked out sedans.

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The 2016 Camry Special Edition features an “extra dose of both aggressiveness and technology.” The Camry Special Edition will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. (more…)

First Drive: 2015 Toyota Camry

The midsize market’s 800-lb gorilla gets an unexpected thorough makeover.

by on Oct.15, 2014

The 2015 Toyota Camry is full of surprises, including the fact that it got a top-down makeover just three short years after the last generation's introduction.

We live in an era of individuality. Whether it’s cellphones or sedans, Americans want products that reflect their individual tastes and needs. That’s especially true in the auto industry where buyers can choose from hundreds of different offerings and even a luxury brand like Mercedes-Benz has promised to deliver 30 new models by the end of the decade.

Yet a few key products routinely defy this trend, none more effectively than the venerable Toyota Camry which in 2013 generated about 408,000 sales in the U.S. alone, with the Japanese maker expecting that to reach 415,000 this year. When you’re clear and away the industry’s best-seller, why change your formula?

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And for the past three decades, Camry has, indeed, changed relatively little – which is why Toyota delivered such a shock when it unveiled the updated 2015 Camry earlier this year. Introduced barely three years after the last full model update, we might have expected only the most modest revisions, perhaps a new fascia and some tweaks to the interior. Instead, Toyota has changed nearly every single body panel and heavily reworked the cabin. (more…)

Toyota Expects to Sell 100,000 More Cars in 2014

Strong fundamentals, redesigned Camry make the difference.

by on Aug.15, 2014

Toyota Vice President Bob Carter told a crowd last night in New York that the maker will sell 100,000 more vehicles this year.

Toyota expects industry-wide vehicle sales to hit 16.3 million units, an increase of just over 5% and expects to sell 100,000 more units this year than it did in 2013, according to Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales senior vice president for automotive operations.

During a speech in New York, Carter noted the growth this year is slightly slower than the past few years, but is being driven by stronger economic and market conditions and a hangover pent-up demand from the recession.

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Moreover, 400,000 more customers than last year are expected to come off leases from all brands and most will turn around and buy or lease a new vehicle, helping push sales higher, Carter added. (more…)