Still just as exciting as a brick.
It’s been 30 years since Toyota first launched the Camry, a conservative yet extremely reliable family sedan that has been a phenomenal success. Since 1983, more than 10 million Camrys have been sold, and it’s been the best-selling car in the US for the past eleven years. In fact, the Camry represents nearly 20 percent of all vehicles Toyota has ever sold in the good old US of A. During the Camry’s debut model year, it sold some 52,651 units and today 773 of those are still on the road.
All told, there’s an estimated 6.4 million Camrys on the road and, according to Toyota, "virtually all" Camrys sold in the US are made in the US and 75 percent of the car’s contents are domestically resourced. That said, the car is about as exciting as vanilla and it’ll never become anything like a real sports sedan. However being boring is its greatest strength - it does everything it’s designed to do extremely well and that’s all people want of their daily driver. Toyota clearly gets this and the Camry’s Plain Jane formula has yet to let it down.