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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...

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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...

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...