All-New 2012 Toyota Camry to Launch this Fall

An all-new seventh-generation 2012 Toyota Camry is going to launch this fall, according to a Toyota official.

Bob Carter, group vice president and Toyota general manager recently told Ward’s, “”We haven’t announced the next-gen Camry, (but) I will tell you (the current) Camry is very close to the end of its lifecycle, and a fall introduction is a pretty good educated guess.” According to Carter, the next-generation Camry has not been delayed due to Japan’s March 11 earthquake.

Although the Camry was the best-selling car in the U.S. last year, Toyota only sold 327,804 Camry’s, its lowest total since 1994. The current Camry has been on the market since 2006.

The Camry has been Toyota’s best selling sedan for years, but it looks like Toyota eventually expects the Prius to take the title. “(The) Camry and Corolla defined the brand in the ’80s and ’90s,” Carter says. “In the 2000s, Camry has defined the brand. And when you get to the latter half of this decade, Prius will define the brand. That’s where the customer is going.”

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