- Toyota bought round 600,000 Camry sedans final yr, however solely 6000 of these—1 %—have been delivered in Japan. So it is not such shocking information that the automobile is being discontinued there after 43 years.
- You may nonetheless have the ability to purchase a Camry within the U.S. Toyota bought virtually half of all of the Camrys it bought in 2022—295,200—right here.
- Toyota sells the automobile in over 100 international locations and has bought greater than 21 million over the a long time.
Toyota will cease promoting the Camry sedan in Japan by the tip of the yr, marking the tip of a 43-year run. It is basic math: Toyota solely bought round 6000 Camrys in its house nation in 2022.
The Camry will stay out there within the U.S. and the opposite international markets, the place Toyota bought a mixed 600,000 items final yr. 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 autos have gotten much less in style within the Japan market as buyers 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 autos.
In a letter, Toyota advised its sellers in Japan that it’s going to shut out Camry manufacturing for the Japan market by the tip of this yr. Gross sales are ending in phases, with most sellers already executed taking Camry orders. Nevertheless, they wish to give you that new Crown sedan on the lot simply over there.
The dignified finish of Camry gross sales in Japan is an efficient match for what the Nikkei referred to as, together with the Corolla, “Toyota’s international strategic automobile.” Within the a long time since Toyota launched the Camry to Japan in 1980, the automaker bought round 1.3 million of the sedans there. The car has gone via 10 generations and has bought greater than 21 million items in over 100 international locations.
Round 13 million Camrys have been bought within the U.S. The 2023 mannequin begins at $27,315 and delivers the identical comfy and economical mid-size sedan that clients have come to anticipate. The present mannequin provides loads of security applied sciences as commonplace options and may 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 yr, as nicely.
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Sebastian Blanco has been writing about electrical autos, hybrids, and hydrogen automobiles since 2006. His articles and automobile opinions have appeared within the New York Instances, Automotive Information, Reuters, SAE, Autoblog, InsideEVs, Vehicles.com, Automotive Discuss, and different shops. 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 autos and discovering the brand new know-how’s significance not only for the auto trade, however for the world as an entire. Throw within the latest shift to autonomous autos, and there are extra fascinating modifications taking place now than most individuals can wrap their heads round. You will discover him on Twitter or, on good days, behind the wheel of a brand new EV.