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Toyota Camry Axed In Japan, Will Continue Global Production

27 Mar 2023

Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced that it will be discontinuing the production of the Camry sedan in Japan. According to a report by Nikkei Asia, the automaker will stop producing the Camry at its Tsutsumi plant in Aichi Prefecture by the end of this year. However, the production of Camry will continue for other markets, including the United States and China.

A set back in the sales of Toyota Camry in Japan

A set back in the sales of Toyota Camry in Japan

The Toyota Camry has been one of the most popular sedans in the world since its debut in 1982. However, its sales in Japan have been sluggish for a while now. Last year, Toyota sold only 6,000 units of Camry in Japan, which is a meager number compared to the company's overall sales figures.

According to industry experts, the Camry's weak sales in Japan can be attributed to several factors. One of the primary reasons is the decline in the popularity of sedans in Japan. Customers in Japan are increasingly shifting towards crossover SUVs and other types of vehicles. Another reason is the stiff competition in the Japanese car market, which is dominated by local brands like Toyota's own Lexus and Honda.

However, Toyota's decision to discontinue the Camry in Japan does not mean that the company is giving up on sedans altogether. Toyota will continue to produce other sedans, such as the Corolla and the Crown, for the Japanese market. Additionally, the company has plans to launch new electric vehicles in Japan, including a compact electric SUV that will be released next year.

Despite the decline in sales in Japan, the Camry remains a popular vehicle in other parts of the world, especially in the United States. In fact, the Camry has been the best-selling car in the United States for 19 out of the last 20 years. The company sold more than 294,000 units of Camry in the United States in 2021, which is a significant increase from its sales figures in Japan.

Toyota's decision to discontinue the Camry in Japan may come as a surprise to some, but it is a strategic move by the company to focus on its strengths and prioritize its resources. Toyota is a global company with a presence in over 170 countries, and it needs to adapt to the changing trends and demands of each market.

In conclusion, Toyota's decision to stop the production of the Camry in Japan may mark the end of an era, but it is a necessary move for the company to remain competitive in the global market. While the Camry may not be as popular in Japan as it once was, it remains a best-seller in other parts of the world, and Toyota will continue to produce it for its global customers.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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