Filed under: Sedan , Toyota , First Drives Patron-Saint Of Mid-Sizers Gets Massaged Toyota has manufactured and sold 15 million Camry models across 100 countries since it debuted way back in 1983. It’s a number that’s nearly unfathomable. If all of those polite four-doors were still roaming the earth, there’d be one for every man, woman and child in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. combined, and you’d still have a almost a million vehicles left over. Even more eye-widening is Toyota’s claim that of the Camry models built and sold over the last 15 years, 90 percent are still happily enduring a daily commute on nearly every corner of the planet. By sheer volume and longevity, the Camry is nothing short of an engineering and manufacturing wonder. Almost by default, the Camry has grown to become the vehicle by which all other mid-sized creations must measure themselves, and over the past two years, Ford , Hyundai , Kia and Volkswagen have unveiled products designed specifically to lure buyers from the Toyota model’s swollen ranks. In response, Toyota City has turned out the seventh-generation Camry – a model that’s been altered with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it delicacy. But as millions of current Camry owners will tell you, that may not be a bad thing. CLICK HERE to read AutoblogGreen’s First Drive review of the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Filed under: Sedan , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Toyota Toyota has finally pulled the wraps off its all-new 2012 Camry , and the marketing machine is now in full swing. The automaker is hitting the virtual airwaves with a trio of commercials highlighting its newest midsize sedan, as well as Toyota’s love for NASCAR. Kyle Busch helps out with some smoky burnouts, high-speed driving and general information about the Camry Hybrid , and yes, that does seem a bit incongruous. The first spot posted after the jump is titled ” Electrified “, and shows the NASCAR Camry turning donuts before being hit with some electricity and turning into a Camry Hybrid. The other two showcase Busch showing off for the camera. We can only hope no police were on the scene … Hop the jump to check out Toyota’s first three commercials for the 2012 Camry. Continue reading First 2012 Toyota Camry commercials look to burn up the interwebs First 2012 Toyota Camry commercials look to burn up the interwebs originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Car Buying , Sedan , Toyota We’ve just given you our first impressions of the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry . Now, Toyota is ready to give you pricing, and it’s good news if you’re in the market for this mid-size mainstay. Pricing stays the same for some of the 2012 trims, while it’s actually gone down for a few others. The 2012 Camry family hierarchy shakes out with the base-model L before moving up to the LE, XLE and SE trims. The Camry Hybrid is only available in LE or XLE guise. Pricing for the 2012 Camry L starts at $21,995. If you want to move up to the LE, you only need $545 more for a total of $22,500, which is about $200 less than the 2011 LE. Another $500 brings you to the four-cylinder-equipped Camry SE, which costs $23,000 and is priced $965 lower than the 2011 model it replaces. The V6 SE will cost $26,400, which is consistent with 2011 pricing. In the market for the top-shelf XLE?
Filed under: Motorsports , Sedan , Toyota , Specialty , Racing While Toyota competes with Ford , Chevy and Dodge on this country’s NASCAR tracks, the pace cars leading them around have remained defiantly American – at least at Daytona, anyway. In the 50 years they’ve been running the Daytona 500 , only once has the pace car been an import: the Porsche 914 that paced the race in 1971. Apart from that one exception, it’s been all Detroit – Pontiacs mostly, but also Buicks , Chevrolets, Dodges, Plymouths and Fords. But just as Toyota has rubbed and bumped its way up the field over the past decade plus of competition, it’s now got one of its own up at the front as the official pace car for next year’s race. That’s right. When the 2012 Daytona 500 kicks off the Sprint Cup season come February, it’ll be the new 2012 Toyota Camry setting the pace. And while some may bemoan the use of an “import” for the task, Toyota would argue that nothing could be more American. After all, the Camry has been built in America (first in Georgetown, Kentucky, and now in Lafayette, Indiana) for 25 years now. And for 13 of the past 14 years, it’s been the top selling car in America. So maybe, just maybe, the Toyota Camry has earned the honor.
Toyota will introduce the completely redesigned 2012 Camry on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.
Filed under: Government/Legal , GM , Toyota Toyota has finally tied up all the loose ends associated with closing the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. plant – its joint facility with General Motors in Fremont, California. When NUMMI closed in March 2010, some workers who were on medical leave at the time of the shutdown sued, claiming they didn’t get the same severance package as their still-working peers . After a year of litigation, Toyota agreed to pay $6 million to workers at its only UAW-represented plant. The settlement is technically between the company and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. More than 500 workers are expected to file for a share of the reward. Toyota spends $6 million to settle lawsuit from disabled NUMMI workers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink