Think you'll find the information in this recent thread: https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/802-camry-8th-generation-2018/1654932-when-will-2020-s-released.htmlDoes anyone know when the Camry production cuts over from the 2019 to the 2020? I want to special order a 2020 Camry XSE and the dealers act like they don’t know because I think they are more motivated to sell me a 2019. Any info is greatly appreciated.
I work at a dealer. How would we know when Toyota is building 2020's, or any car for that matter?Does anyone know when the Camry production cuts over from the 2019 to the 2020? I want to special order a 2020 Camry XSE and the dealers act like they don’t know because I think they are more motivated to sell me a 2019. Any info is greatly appreciated.
Of course a dealer would rather sell a 2019 to you now, because they won't make the same on a 2019 once the 2020s start showing up. Which is why even if they did know when the 2020s were coming, it's in their best interest not to disclose it because it could cannibalize sales of the 2019s.And why would they be motivated to sell a 2019? Make a grand off a 2019, or a grand off a 2020. What difference does it make which you buy? Dealer doesn't care.
Given two identically equipped Camrys on the lot, one from MY 2019 and one MY 2020, why would a buyer choose the former without some sort of pricing incentive?IMO, the "leftover" myth of a huge discount simply because of a model year difference is a huge fallacy, an old wive's tale.
That's my curiosity as well. Typically there's only 2 updates to a vehicle's lineup: New generation and refresh. Of course, every once in awhile a minor update may be added such as 2019's came standard with Apple Carplay but obviously we know how much of a difference that made in the end when actually comparing the 2019 and 2018s. If you're holding out for a major update to the Camry, you're gonna have to wait till at least the 2021 model. Possibly even 2022.My question for the OP would be why is a "special order" needed? We don't know of any changes yet, other than the TRD model that was announced, so why does it have to be a 2020 special order other than timing?
I don’t think it is a big deal too. Just like your local Subway won’t take your order today for a sandwich to be picked up in September, you’ll need to wait until your dealer starts taking orders for the 2020.As to the Subway scenario...I guess I am the type of buyer that figures if you make a fresh sandwich every time around the same time every year, I want the Freshest sandwich with just the ingredients I want and without any other fingers on it. I do not want more or less, I don’t want it brought from some other store with who knows what in between. I just want what I want and willing to pay for it and wait for it. Just didn’t think it was a big deal. Thanks again!