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heard rumors it could turn to RWD. maybe they will send us a watered down mark X? :lol: :ugh3:
That would be awesome news for once...but that seems impossible with the focus on fuel economy and price that RWD is in the cards for the Camry. RWD just can't beat the cheaper packaging and assembly FWD can pull off, not to mention the drive shaft will probably intrude on trunk space. Being tail happy in the winter would quickly make it lose its world's most boring car title. Cost is really the only reason why nearly all mainstream cars are FWD, of course I don't like FWD so I refuse to buy any car with FWD unless its dirt cheap.
 

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If that were the car, the grill looks hideous, then again the grill on the current one looks gross. Except on the SE with the honeycome grill blacked out, not bad. :thumbsup:
 

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If that were the car, the grill looks hideous, then again the grill on the current one looks gross. Except on the SE with the honeycome grill blacked out, not bad. :thumbsup:
Agreed. It's about as ugly, if not uglier than the 2011 Corollas grill. :ugh3:
 

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i think someone just slapped on a subie grille and new impreza headlights.
Sad thing because Toyota owns some shares of Subie, they decided to have similar design cues:eek: Of course the latest Subie's are Toyotafing themselves, not good for loyalists because Subie buyers are different IMO.

Agreed. It's about as ugly, if not uglier than the 2011 Corollas grill. :ugh3:
not the mention the Corolla taillights too:ugh3::facepalm::thumbsdow
 

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Sad thing because Toyota owns some shares of Subie, they decided to have similar design cues:eek: Of course the latest Subie's are Toyotafing themselves, not good for loyalists because Subie buyers are different IMO.



not the mention the Corolla taillights too:ugh3::facepalm::thumbsdow
... don't most of these Subie buyers buy the Forester?
 

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Sad thing because Toyota owns some shares of Subie, they decided to have similar design cues:eek: Of course the latest Subie's are Toyotafing themselves, not good for loyalists because Subie buyers are different IMO.

not the mention the Corolla taillights too:ugh3::facepalm::thumbsdow
The new Impreza looks a lot like the Corolla with a Civic side profile.

I can fathom what the replacement STi will look like now. :facepalm:
 

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The new Impreza looks a lot like the Corolla with a Civic side profile.

I can fathom what the replacement STi will look like now. :facepalm:
Reminds me of a car I saw the other day. It was an older Civic coupe (2000 ish?), with a Celica grille and headlights (no lie!), and a giant Impreza STI wing. :facepalm:
 

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Next-Gen Camry on Track for U.S. Fall Launch; Toyota to Boost Prius Supply

http://wardsauto.com/ar/camry_fall_launch_110520/
HALF MOON BAY, CA – A seventh-generation version of the Toyota Camry, the best-selling passenger car in the U.S., is due for a fall launch, a top company official confirms.

"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," Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager-Toyota Div. tells Ward's during a Prius V event here.

Carter denies there has been a model delay, before or after Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. “There has been no significant change to our plans,” he says. “Any adjustments I've made have been a matter of days, not weeks."

Toyota sold 327,804 Camrys last year, the car's lowest tally since 1994, Ward's data shows.

The current-generation Camry debuted in March 2006 as an ’07 model, giving it a 5.5-year lifecycle, if the new model debuts in the fall as expected.

While that’s a longer span than ’80s and ’90s-era Camrys, it's on par with the last-generation model. It also is similar to the gap between the current and previous Honda Accord, the second-best-selling midsize sedan in the U.S.

However, Korea’s Hyundai and Kia brands have been more aggressive in their replacement schedules, with just four years between the current and last-generation Hyundai Sonata, for example.

The latest Sonata, along with Kia's new Optima midsize sedan, are considered by many industry watchers to be serious competitors to the leading Japanese models due to their highly styled exteriors and improved fuel economy.

Both the Sonata and Optima saw sharp sales increases through April, while Camry deliveries inched up by a slimmer margin and the Accord dipped slightly.

The Sonata sold 73,616 units in the first four months, up 46.4%, according to Ward’s data, while Optima deliveries numbered 22,087, up 81.4%. Camry sales reached 107,264, up 11.1%, while Accord deliveries slipped to 94,375, down 0.5%.

Although the Camry has been Toyota's long-time best-seller, company officials believe that honor eventually will go to the Prius hybrid, should gasoline prices remain high long-term.

“(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.”

Regarding the Prius, Carter says Toyota will have 36,000 units in stock at U.S. Toyota dealers this summer to satisfy demand. That’s about 60%-70% of the typical summer inventory level for the car.

While Prius sales rose through the year’s first four months, April U.S. deliveries slipped 4.3% due to the disruption in supply from Japan, where the car is assembled.

Prius production, which was halted for two weeks following the quake, has been running at 50% since late March but is expected to increase to 70% in June.
 

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I guess we'll see! Obviously KIA and Hyundai have knock out cars that I believe are shaping the midsize segment. No they didn't reinvent the wheel but they are a direction in that pushes others to notice, especially coming from two companies that were known as bargain basement cheap turds. No more! I really dig the new KIA Optima. Every time I see one, I'm amazed! And its a KIA!!

While I can see how the Prius will be close to number one or number one by the end of the decade? I don't know. It has to conquer Corolla sales as well. Sure when gas prices go up people will buy it to save money (primarily factor). But not everyone wants a Prius or that image. Or even the car. Sure they might want a hybrid but not in that shape. Hence the Highlander hybrid and Camry Hybrid. I know those are a very small % of sales. I don't think hybrids or electrics will barely break 3% of the market by the end of the decade. We have a ways to go with that but its in that direction. So I think its a stretch that it will surpass the Camry cause hybrids make such a small part of the overall market. Yeah, maybe within the line up it might surpass the Camry but the Camry is a bigger car. :thumbsup:
 

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I think the debut is very close. Already in the past 10 days we've gotten more info on the car than we had before. It's coming soon hopefully.
 

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I'm surprised since I I still think the current Camry is one of the best looking sedans on the road today. The lines look great even next to other newer cars on the market. I drive around a lot for my job & every time I see a current Camry & especially a Camry SE I think how sharp the car looks. It seems like many think it the Camry is the most hideous car on the car. :rolleyes: It sells well because it looks good & has been very reliable.
 
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