Refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry unveiled
The refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry has been unveiled today becoming the last model Toyota Australia will produce here before it ceases local production in 2017.
TOYOTA AUSTRLAIA has revealed the refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid at the Altona manufacturing plant in Melbourne. Along with the refreshed Aurion, these are the last Toyota models that will be built in Australia. Toyota will cease local production in 2017.
Toyota admits the end of production in Australia is the end of an era with a staggerng 3.2 million Toyotas built here in Australia since 1963. During a ceremony for employees, Toyota Australia President Dave Buttner said the plant’s last car would be “the best global car”.
“We’re extremely proud to launch the new-look Camry,” Buttner said.
“It’s the culmination of almost four years’ hard work and is the biggest mid-cycle update we’ve ever embarked on.
“Although this will be the last car we build in Australia, we have vowed that it will be the best. That means we are aiming to achieve the best safety, quality and efficiency results when compared to other Camry-manufacturing plants around the world.
“Our team members have already been working extremely hard. I have no doubt that this will be our best ever vehicle and will leave a long-lasting legacy of our time as a vehicle manufacturer in Australia.”
Mr Buttner said that the exterior of the new-look Camry has undergone a significant transformation compared to the current model.
“This is truly the boldest Camry yet, with exciting, dynamic styling that is sure to turn heads,” Buttner said.
“We have been careful not to compromise style over substance and have maintained all the traditional strengths that current buyers love.”
Toyota expects to build approximately 90,000 vehicles this year at its Altona plant, which equates to around 420 units per day. Approximately 70% of these vehicles will be exported primarily to the Middle East, as well as New Zealand, South Pacific Islands and for the first time, Thailand.
Toyota said it would reveal pricing and specifications closer to the vehicle going on-sale in mid-June.