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Toyota Camry upgraded with new infotainment systems; reverse-view camera now standard

The Toyota Camry has been upgraded with new infotainment systems for no extra cost. The update adds a reverse-view camera to the entry-level Altise, meaning all Camry variants are now equipped with the important safety technology...

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Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September
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Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September

Toyota sold its seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September, just nine months after it crossed the six million mark. These numbers include hybrid vehicles sold under the company's luxury marque, Lexus, which has contributed 770,400 electrified cars to the company's total...


Toyota Camry RZ Review
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Toyota Camry RZ Review

  The limited edition Toyota Camry RZ is according to the big-T brand a sort of homage to the 86 sports car, and a celebration of a nameplate that is 30 years old, 21 of which it has spent as the top-selling medium car in this country.   Based on the entry-level Camry Altise, the Toyota Camry RZ shares its Inferno Orange hue with the Corolla Levin ZR and 86 (though there are other hues available)...

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Toyota Camry RZ : Sporty special edition from $31,990
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Toyota Camry RZ : Sporty special edition from $31,990

The sports-inspired Toyota Camry RZ special edition has been introduced to Australia, expanding the top-selling mid-sized sedan's line-up to seven variants. On sale now from $31,990, the Toyota Camry RZ is $1500 dearer than the entry-level Camry Altise on which it's based...


2015 Toyota Camry facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Camry facelift revealed

The heavily revised 2015 Toyota Camry has been revealed, stunning the assembled media at the 2014 New York auto show. Dubbed the “big minor change”, the updated Camry brings significant exterior and interior styling modifications over the current car, which went on sale just over two years ago in March 2012...


2015 Toyota Camry to debut in New York in April
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2015 Toyota Camry to debut in New York in April

The final version of the Toyota Camry to be built in Australia will debut at next month’s New York auto show. Toyota spokesman Curt McAllister told Bloomberg the updated 2015 Toyota Camry would “challenge conventional expectations of a mid-cycle model change”, promising to offer more than a new grille and tweaked headlights...


Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40

Medium is the new large. By 2017 when the large car segment will have been thrown into further disarray with the loss of the Ford Falcon and question marks surrounding imported replacements for the Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion, it really has to be. The mass exodus from large six-cylinder family sedans that has happened in recent years, however, hasn’t been the expected boon for medium cars...


Toyota Australia "close" to building next-gen Camry; closure "heartbreaking"
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Toyota Australia "close" to building next-gen Camry; closure "heartbreaking"

Toyota Australia president and CEO Max Yasuda says the company was “close” to winning the contract to build the next-generation Camry and continue local vehicle production into the next decade...


Toyota Camry Hybrid : sports variant in the works
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Toyota Camry Hybrid : sports variant in the works

A sports version of the Toyota Camry Hybrid will launch in the US in the coming months as the brand looks to broaden the appeal of its popular mid-size sedan. Toyota USA senior vice president Bob Carter told Bloomberg the new sports hybrid variant was a direct response to customer demands for a Camry combining the efficiency of the regular petrol-electric model with sportier styling...


Toyota Camry Hybrid Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has been unchanged for almost two years, though the ominous state of Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry makes now a pertinent time to take another look at our only locally produced medium car...

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Toyota vice president: "we are trying to do a Volkswagen" with platform-sharing
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Toyota vice president: "we are trying to do a Volkswagen" with platform-sharing

Toyota vice president Mitsuhisa Kato has confessed the brand had pursued volume to the detriment of quality, but insisted a fresh Toyota New Global Architecture Plan (TNGA) will fix those issues while saving up to 30 per cent in production and development costs. “Maybe we overemphasised those areas like profit and volume and so on,” he tells...


Toyota boss Akio Toyoda requires "sustainable growth" if Australian plant to survive
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Toyota boss Akio Toyoda requires "sustainable growth" if Australian plant to survive

Toyota Motor Corporation boss Akio Toyoda has said the company's Australian manufacturing operations needs to "aim at achieving sustainable growth" if it is to remain viable. Speaking at a pre-Tokyo motor show dinner, Toyoda-san (below) appeared to back the path set by local executives to push suppliers to increase productivity and lower manufacturing costs by $3800 per car built by 2018...


Toyota Camry: if next-gen isn't fun to drive "then we've failed", says local engineer
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Toyota Camry: if next-gen isn't fun to drive "then we've failed", says local engineer

Toyota Australia engineers "absolutely" welcome its global president's directive to make its cars more fun to drive, committing to make the next generation Toyota Camry more dynamic than the current model. Confirmed in an exclusive interview, Toyota Technical Centre Australia (TTC-AU) president Max Gillard said the directive by global boss Akio Toyoda to make all future Toyota products more fun to drive is being embraced by his local engineering team...


Toyota JPN Taxi concept channels the London black cab
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Toyota JPN Taxi concept channels the London black cab

The Toyota JPN Taxi concept will channel the iconic London black cab when it debuts at the Tokyo motor show later this month. Previewing the car maker's vision for the next generation of Tokyo taxis, the Toyota JPN Taxi concept was conceived in line with the Japanese government’s program for designing new transport systems, including buses and taxis, that are environmentally and user-friendly...


Toyota Recalls 803,000 Camry, Avalon, Venza sedans in the U.S.
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Toyota Recalls 803,000 Camry, Avalon, Venza sedans in the U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 803,000 of its 2012 and 2013 sedans around the world due to potential problems with air conditioning condensers. The notice, released by Toyota on Thursday, affects mostly its Camry models. The company revealed the issue has led to two “minor” injuries, but no accidents...


Toyota not to blame in bellwether unintended acceleration case
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Toyota not to blame in bellwether unintended acceleration case

A Los Angeles jury has found Toyota was not to blame for a fatal accident in 2009 in which a 66-year-old woman's Camry sped out of control and crashed into a tree. The jury ruled there was no defect in Noriko Uno's 2006 Toyota Camry, rejecting her family’s allegation that the absence of a brake override system was responsible for Uno’s car failing to stop when she was trying to brake...


Toyota Camry Atara R special edition launched
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Toyota Camry Atara R special edition launched

The special edition Toyota Camry Atara R is now on sale in Australia, introducing high-grade features and added value to the locally made mid-sized sedan. Toyota claims the Camry Atara R gains more than $3000 of performance, safety, styling and comfort enhancements compared with the entry-level Camry Altise on which it’s based...


Medium car comparison: Mazda 6 v Toyota Camry v Honda Accord Euro v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison: Mazda 6 v Toyota Camry v Honda Accord Euro v Hyundai i40

The Mazda 6, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord Euro, and Hyundai i40 all recorded on average a 10 per cent increase in sales in 2012 compared with 2011, so they're becoming increasingly more relevant to consumers. Medium is the new large, according to Australians who purchased a new car last year...


Toyota Camry Hybrid overtakes Prius in local sales
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Toyota Camry Hybrid overtakes Prius in local sales

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has overtaken the Toyota Prius in local sales, as Toyota’s in-house battle of the hybrids ticks over 50,000 units. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has sold its 50,000th hybrid car in Australia – split between 42,000 Toyotas and 8500 Lexus models – with the Toyota Camry Hybrid now surpassing the original hybrid poster car, the Toyota Prius...


Toyota Camry Review
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Toyota Camry Review

While it's never going to attain bedroom pin-up status, the Toyota Camry Atara SX offers a slightly edgier take on the standard four-door family chariot. The Atara SX assumed the role of the ‘sportiest’ Camry in the range in 2011, when Toyota ditched the familiar Sportivo grade nameplate and ushered in the seventh-generation Camry using the Atara badge...

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$30,490 to $41,490

Toyota Australia begins engine exports to Thailand, Malaysia
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Toyota Australia begins engine exports to Thailand, Malaysia

Toyota Australia has begun shipping its locally produced engines to Thailand and Malaysia, growing its export program to new markets following the opening of its brand-new Altona engine plant in Victoria. Both hybrid and conventional petrol versions of the new-generation AR-series 2...


US car sales 2012: passenger cars push market to five-year high
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US car sales 2012: passenger cars push market to five-year high

The US new vehicle market rose to 14.5 million units in 2012 on the back of rising demand for mid-sized and small cars in a nation famous for its 'bigger is better' buying philosophy. The 2012 result – which saw 14,492,398 passenger cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles sold across the country – was the strongest since 2007 before the market was rocked by the global financial crisis...


Car sales 2012: Medium cars outsell large
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Car sales 2012: Medium cars outsell large

Sales of medium cars surged beyond those of large cars in Australia for the first time in 2012, with the locally produced Toyota Camry leading the charge. After coming up just short of the large-car segment in 2011 (75,984 versus 78,077), the medium class rocketed past it in 2012. Sales soared 15.4 per cent to 87,674 units, while large cars plummeted to 63,096, down 19...


Toyota Australia produces its three-millionth vehicle
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Toyota Australia produces its three-millionth vehicle

Toyota has produced its three-millionth vehicle in Australia as the Japanese car maker continues a year of production milestones. The three-millionth car, a Toyota Camry Hybrid, marked the production achievement at a ceremony at Toyota’s Altona plant in Melbourne...


Toyota pledges commitment to local industry at Altona engine plant opening
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Toyota pledges commitment to local industry at Altona engine plant opening

The boss of Toyota Australia has pledged his company's commitment to the local automotive industry at the unveiling of the Japanese car maker's new petrol and hybrid engine plant in Melbourne. Toyota Australia president and CEO Max Yasuda described the official opening of the new Altona engine plant as a landmark for the industry and one that was central to the manufacturer’s plan to transform its operations and build a more sustainable business...


Toyota Camry tops Australian-made sales for the first time since 1995
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Toyota Camry tops Australian-made sales for the first time since 1995

The Toyota Camry became the top-selling Australian-made car across the country last month, beating its locally built rivals for the first time in almost 18 years. Toyota sold 3379 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid models throughout Australia in October, easily accounting for the next best locally manufactured vehicles, the Holden Commodore (2449), Holden Cruze (2251), Ford Falcon (1391) and Ford Territory (1227)...


Toyota Camry attracting younger buyers
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Toyota Camry attracting younger buyers

The new Toyota Camry is attracting a younger group of buyers than its predecessor, according to the Japanese-owned Altona-based manufacturer. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Matthew Callachor said the number of Camry buyers under the age of 50 has increased by more than 20 per cent since the launch of the seventh-generation medium sedan in December 2011...


Toyota Camry Atara R: value-packed special edition released
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Toyota Camry Atara R: value-packed special edition released

The Toyota Camry Atara R special edition has been released, adding new levels of value, equipment and exclusivity to Toyota's class-leading medium sedan. Based on the $30,490 Toyota Camry Altise, Toyota says the $31,820 Toyota Camry Atara R special edition gains more than $3000 worth of value including a sportier front bumper, grille and side skirts, and a dual exhaust diffuser that sees power from the Camry’s 2...


Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Aurion recalled in Australia
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Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Aurion recalled in Australia

Toyota Australia has recalled more than 19,000 of its new-generation locally manufactured Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion models to correct a potential defect with the vehicles’ fuel hoses. The recall affects a total of 19,099 vehicles, including 12,792 Toyota Camry, 2648 Toyota Camry Hybrid and 3659 Toyota Aurion models built between October 2011 and July 2012...


2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR racer revealed
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2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR racer revealed

Toyota has taken the wraps off its all-new Camry-based NASCAR challenger ahead of the 2013 championship series. Designed to look more like the vehicle customers around the world can purchase and park in their driveways, the 2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR will compete with the Ford Fusion, the Dodge Charger and the Chevrolet SS, the latter being based on the Australian-made Holden Commodore...