Toyota Motor Corporation’s division in the United States has just recently celebrated a major milestone, selling its 10 millionth Toyota Camry on US shores, making it one of America’s top selling cars for the past 11 years.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Camry’s 10 millionth sale in the U.S.,” said Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales’ vice president of automotive operations. “With the support of so many loyal customers, Camry has truly become part of the country’s fiber. For seven generations, Toyota dealers have also been instrumental in getting Americans behind the wheel of a Camry. Camry is definitely helping Toyota Go Places.”
The Toyota Camry began selling in the US in 1983 and within its first year during a time when everyone was seeking solace from the gas-guzzling full-size sedans from the Big Three, Toyota sold 52,651 Camrys. Of those original Camrys sold, 773 of them are still in existence today.
For full details and some fun facts about the Camry, check out the press release after the jump. Though we wouldn’t be surprised if you suddenly decided to take a power nap after reading this.
Toyota Eclipses 10 Million in Camry Sales
About 1 in 5 Toyota Vehicles Sold Is a Camry
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 2, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported 10 million sales of its Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car for the past 11 years, representing nearly 20 percent of all the vehicles Toyota has ever sold in the U.S. This milestone comes the same year Camry celebrates its 30 year anniversary in the U.S.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Camry’s 10 millionth sale in the U.S.,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. “With the support of so many loyal customers, Camry has truly become part of the country’s fiber. For seven generations, Toyota dealers have also been instrumental in getting Americans behind the wheel of a Camry. Camry is definitely helping Toyota Go Places.”
Toyota’s first generation Camry was introduced to the U.S. market in 1983. In its first full year of sales, Camry sold 52,651 vehicles. Three decades later, 773 of those Camrys are still in operation.
Toyota brought Camry production to its plant in Georgetown, Ky. in May of 1988, marking the company’s early commitment to investment in North America. In October 2006, the first Camry hybrid was produced, strengthening Toyota’s hybrid leadership position in the U.S.
Overall, there are approximately 6.4 million Camrys on the road, further echoing the quality, reliability and durability still represented by Camry seven generations down the line.
This year, J.D. Power and Associates underscored Camry’s value by ranking it number one in the midsize passenger car segment in its 2013 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
Today Camry is also the most American made car with 75 percent of its content sourced domestically, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Today, virtually all Camrys sold in the U.S. are produced in the U.S.
– By: Chris Chin