Camry Is The Best-Selling Australian-Made Car - (Australia)
May 27th, 2008
Toyota Camry has claimed the title of the best-selling Australian-made car.
A record number of 111,891 Camry sedans were produced last year at Toyota's Altona plant in Melbourne's west and sold on domestic and export markets.
Camry was the only Australian-built car with annual production exceeding 100,000 vehicles.
Of these, Australian motorists bought more than 26,300 Camry sedans - making it the country's best-selling mid-size car by a margin of more than two-to-one over its nearest rival.
But local sales are just part of the story.
The vast majority of Australian-made Camry sedans - more than 85,500 cars - were exported and sold in more than 20 countries.
Domestic and export sales combined to make Camry the top-selling Australian-made car.
Now Toyota is adding to the appeal of the four-cylinder Camry on the local market.
It has released a Camry Ateva L special-edition model, which features more than $2000 of equipment for no extra cost.
Special-edition features include leather seats and door trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, a lip spoiler and badging.
The price remains the same as a standard Ateva at $33,750*.
Toyota has also made a running upgrade to the Camry Grande, adding 17-inch alloy wheels as standard with no change to the $39,990*.
Camry is the only four-cylinder car produced in Australia.
It has been the country's best-selling mid-size car for the past 14 years.
Toyota Australia's senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said the Australian-made Camry was popular with motorists locally and overseas due to its style, size, dynamics and value.
* Recommended retail prices exclude dealer delivery, government and statutory charges and optional extras.