Count on significant updates to the Toyota Camry in what is probably to be a 2015 model-12 months freshening. That’;s what Bill Fay, Toyota division’;s standard manager, advised the Detroit News at this month’;s 2013 Los Angeles Car Demonstrate.
The 6th-generation Camry hit dealers in October 2011 as a 2012 model. Considering that then, it is faced stiff competitors from a redesigned Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion. Chevrolet tweaked the Malibu after a much less-than-stellar 2013 redesign, and Hyundai will debut a 2015 Sonata — either a redesign or major refresh — sometime this automobile-demonstrate season.
Nevertheless, the Camry has maintained a cozy product sales lead. Consumers purchased 348,134 Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans yr-to-date via October. The next-highest Accord fell quick by 40,870 — and that counts sedan and coupe product sales, which Honda reviews under as a single figure.
Toyota wants to keep the lead. “It is protected to say we’;ll be carrying out one thing with it,” Fay told the Detroit Information. “We’;ll be having to pay significant interest to Camry subsequent year.”
The 2014 Camry is on sale now, and 2015 looks also early for a complete redesign. We anticipate a refresh on par with the earlier Camry’;s midcycle update for 2010. Reliability remains sturdy for the existing generation, but we’;d like to see structural adjustments to increase the car’;s dismal efficiency in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’;s new tiny-overlap crash test.
Inconsistent cabin supplies, ergonomic foibles and no-grip tires landed a 4-cylinder Camry XLE in the bottom half of Autos.com’;s $ 26,000 midsize sedan comparison. Toyota would do effectively to boost in all 3 areas — oh, and deliver back the a single-touch electrical power windows it revoked with the 2012 redesign.
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