Meet the FolksCamry

Toyota retools its classic -- now it's roomier, more muscular , and less Spartan -- to appeal to young buyers

Published: 23-Jan-2006

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- With apologies to Volkswagen, which coined the phrase 'people's car," the label has for the past decade more appropriately applied to Toyota's Camry.

FolksCamry anyone?

Toyota has sold more than 10 million Camrys worldwide since its 1980 launch in Japan, including more than 6.5 million in the United States. It has been the American sales leader for seven of the past eight years, despite competition from young and compelling competition (notably Korean).


2006 model introduces slight styling changes, additional safety equipment and added amenity options including leather seats.

Toyota engineers demonstrated the steering controls in the 180-kg unit, which can reach speeds of up to 50 kph.

By the end of October, the largest Japanese automaker said, its worldwide hybrid vehicle sales totaled about 513,000 units.


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