The Toyota Camry, Motor Trend magazine’s “Best Midsize Sedan” in 2010, has been the best-selling automobile in America for almost a decade. The Japanese carmaker first introduced the Camry in 1983 and manufactured its first Camry in the first United States in 1988. No other car combines Toyota’s longevity, value, reliability and fuel economy with Camry’s convincing, daring sense of style.
Camry is an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word “kanmuri,” which translates as “crown.” The name of the automobile is also an anagram for “my car.”
The Camry entered the United States marketplace rather quietly late in the 1983 model year when Toyota decided to replace the rear-wheel-drive Corona with a front-wheel-drive model specifically designed for Americans. With car buyers immediately welcoming its smooth ride and remarkable stability, the Camry rapidly rose from its humble beginnings into a leading midsize family sedan.
Toyota originally built the Camry with a four-cylinder engine but after years of luxury, features and size upgrades, started offering V-6 power plant. A 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder that generates 169 horsepower is still the base engine, while a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that produces 268 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque is available.
The Toyota Camry has maintained its strong reputation as a very reliable car and is a great choice for car buyers needing a comfortable, spacious, dependable vehicle.
While celebrating its 50th anniversary in the United States, Toyota entered the Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2007. Although not generally considered a high-performance racecar, the Camry has the genetics and potential to run competitively. One can improve the Camry’s power, steering and braking with the right performance parts and performance modifications. Due to its great popularity, there are plenty of Toyota used parts and car accessories made to fit your Camry’s trim and year. A foreign auto parts supplier like All-Import Car Parts is an excellent source for salvage cars parts and auto parts online.