September 28, 2023


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This Is the Final Yr 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 %—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 virtually 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 a long time.

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

The Camry will stay obtainable within the U.S. and the opposite international markets, the place Toyota offered a mixed 600,000 models 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 going on in Japan. Nikkei Aisa notes that smaller autos have gotten much less well-liked within the Japan market as consumers flip in the direction of SUVs and minivans. Within the U.S., the shift is towards SUVs and vehicles. Toyota nonetheless sells the Century, Corolla, and Mirai sedans in Japan and different smaller autos.

In a letter, Toyota informed its sellers in Japan that it’s going to shut out Camry manufacturing for the Japan market by the top of this 12 months. Gross sales are ending in phases, with most sellers already accomplished 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.


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 offered round 1.3 million of the sedans there. The car has gone by means of 10 generations and has offered greater than 21 million models 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 gives loads of security applied sciences as commonplace options and could 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 properly.

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Sebastian Blanco has been writing about electrical autos, hybrids, and hydrogen vehicles since 2006. His articles and automobile opinions have appeared within the New York Occasions, Automotive Information, Reuters, SAE, Autoblog, InsideEVs,, 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 expertise’s significance not only for the auto business, however for the world as an entire. Throw within the latest shift to autonomous autos, and there are extra fascinating adjustments occurring now than most individuals can wrap their heads round. Yow will discover him on Twitter or, on good days, behind the wheel of a brand new EV. 

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