Camry (Toyota)

Oct 02, 2021

U.S. new vehicle sales of 1,007,486 units for the month of September represented a 26.1% decrease from September 2020 as production dropped at North American plants due to the global shortage of semiconductors.
There were 25 selling days in September 2021, the same as in September 2020.
September’s passenger car sales fell 33.1% to 213,393 units, resulting in a 21.2% market share, while SUV and truck sales decreased 24.0% to 794,093 units, resulting in a 78.8% market share.
Light vehicle seasonally adjusted annualized sales (SAAR) for September 2021 was12.27 million units versus 16.50 million units a year ago.
Estimated General Motors monthly sales decreased 53.4% in September, while Stellantis sales fell 26.6%, and Ford sales dropped 17.9%, affected by production cuts and availability of popular models due to the semiconductor shortage.
Tesla sales increased 25.8% to approximately 26,291 units, with an accelerating 2.6% market share.
EV startup Rivian recorded 1 delivery in September.
Among Japanese companies, Toyota sales were down 24.0%, Nissan sales were down 30.7%,
Honda sales were down 24.7%, Mazda sales were down 0.8%, and Subaru sales were down 30.0%.
Hyundai sales were up 4.9%, while Kia sales were down 4.7%.
Among German companies, VW sales were down 16.9%, Mercedes-Benz sales were down 46.3% and BMW sales were down 10.3%.
Jaguar Land Rover sales fell 23.2% from last September, while Volvo sales decreased 9.0%, and upstarts Polestar sold 545 vehicles and Karma sold 9 units.
The best-selling models in September were Ford F-Series, Ram pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda CR-V.

(from Autodata results posted October 1, 2021)

Sep 28, 2021

On September 27, 2021, Toyota distributor UMW Toyota Motor continued to tease the upcoming CKD locally-assembled hybrids, finally confirming officially that it is reintroducing petrol-electric vehicles in Malaysia soon. The move is a long time coming, as it was made known as early as February.
However, this is the first time it is communicating an impending launch in no uncertain terms, although it has revealed little in terms of actual details. A few teaser images that display the identity of the first model due to be sold have been revealed. The photos show simple line drawings of the car, but the shape hints at it being an SUV. Then there are the identifying features such as the large grille, relatively big headlights and distinctive front and rear fender bulges, expected to be of the Corolla Cross Hybrid model.
Besides the Corolla Cross Hybrid, the Corolla sedan and Camry are also expected to get hybrid variants as soon as they are locally assembled.
The official Toyota Malaysia website also teases a “Live Hybrid Film Premiere” in just under 17 days’ time, putting the reveal on October 14.
(From Toyota Malaysia press release/homepage and an article of Paul Tan on September 27, 2021)

Sep 15, 2021

On September 14, Toyota announced it will reveal its all-new 2022 Tundra full-size pickup online on September 19 at 9 p.m. EST. at
Following up the formal debut online, the all-new 2022 Tundra will be on display at Motor Bella, a six-day vehicle showcase at the M1 Concourse, north of Detroit, from September 21-26.
Toyota will also have an exhibit-style staging area for an array of new products, all built in the U.S.
Besides the Tundra, Toyota’s other on-site vehicles displayed at Motor Bella will include the new Corolla Cross, Corolla sedan, Camry TRD, Avalon TRD, RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and a pair of racecars.

(Toyota press releases on September 14, 2021) 1 / 2

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