This Is the Final 12 months for the Toyota Camry in Japan

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  • Toyota offered round 600,000 Camry sedans final 12 months, however solely 6000 of these—1 p.c—have been delivered in Japan. So it isn’t such shocking information that the automobile is being discontinued there after 43 years.
  • You may nonetheless be capable to purchase a Camry within the U.S. Toyota offered nearly half of all of the Camrys it offered in 2022—295,200—right here.
  • Toyota sells the automobile in over 100 nations and has offered greater than 21 million over the many years.

Toyota will cease promoting the Camry sedan in Japan by the tip of the 12 months, marking the tip of a 43-year run. It is simple arithmetic: Toyota solely offered round 6000 Camrys in its residence nation in 2022.

The Camry will stay accessible within the U.S. and the opposite world markets, the place Toyota offered a mixed 600,000 items final 12 months. Greater than 295,000 of these have been within the U.S., regardless of the market shifting right here simply as is occurring in Japan. Nikkei Aisa notes that smaller automobiles have gotten much less in style within the Japan market as customers flip in the direction of SUVs and minivans. Within the U.S., the shift is towards SUVs and vans. Toyota nonetheless sells the Century, Corolla, and Mirai sedans in Japan and different smaller automobiles.

In a letter, Toyota advised its sellers in Japan that it’ll shut out Camry manufacturing for the Japan market by the tip of this 12 months. Gross sales are ending in phases, with most sellers already carried out taking Camry orders. Nevertheless, they want to give you that new Crown sedan on the lot simply over there.

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Japan-market Camry.

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The dignified finish of Camry gross sales in Japan is an efficient match for what the Nikkei known as, together with the Corolla, “Toyota’s world strategic automobile.” Within the many years since Toyota launched the Camry to Japan in 1980, the automaker offered round 1.3 million of the sedans there. The car has gone by way of 10 generations and has offered greater than 21 million items in over 100 nations.

Round 13 million Camrys have been offered within the U.S. The 2023 mannequin begins at $27,315 and delivers the identical snug and economical mid-size sedan that clients have come to count on. The present mannequin affords loads of security applied sciences as normal options and might be had both as a fuel-efficient hybrid or with a V-6 within the TRD model.

The U.S. is not proof against the disappearance of a Toyota sedan, although, because the Avalon left us in 2022. Toyota launched a brand new Crown right here this 12 months, as nicely.

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Sebastian Blanco has been writing about electrical automobiles, hybrids, and hydrogen vehicles since 2006. His articles and automobile opinions have appeared within the New York Occasions, Automotive Information, Reuters, SAE, Autoblog, InsideEVs, Vehicles.com, Automobile Speak, and different retailers. His first green-car media occasion was the launch of the Tesla Roadster, and since then he has been monitoring the shift away from gasoline-powered automobiles and discovering the brand new know-how’s significance not only for the auto business, however for the world as an entire. Throw within the latest shift to autonomous automobiles, and there are extra attention-grabbing modifications occurring now than most individuals can wrap their heads round. You’ll find him on Twitter or, on good days, behind the wheel of a brand new EV. 

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