Toyota makes 54 Commemorative Camrys to honour Australian Production
Toyota Australia has announced that it’ll produce 54 special edition Toyota Camry models as homage to the brand’s 54 year manufacturing history in Australia.
Toyota began making cars in Australia in 1963, starting with the Tiara, then the Corolla, Crown, Corona, Avalon, Aurion and the staple of Aussie production, the Camry.
Around 2.1 million Camry models have been produced in Australia, with a staggering 1.2 million of those being sent overseas for export.
The Commemorative Camry is based on the flagship Camry Atara SL hybrid, but can be distinguished from the regular Camry Atara SL hybrid by way of its silver paintwork with contrasting black roof, a red garnish on the lower section of the grille and Camry-branded scuff plates. Inside there’s blue lighting in the foot wells, sporty mesh inserts in the interior, special floor mats and there’s also commemorative badging.
These special features are on top of the Atara SL hybrid’s adaptive cruise, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert. There’s also seven airbags, reversing camera along with stability and traction control, leather seats and satellite navigation.
Total power output is a combined 151kW produced from the 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor mated to a continuously variable transmission.
Toyota says it chose the Camry Atara SL hybrid as a donor car as it is the most technologically advanced car to ever be built in Australia.
The Commemorative Camry is priced from $41,150 plus on roads or just $710 more than the car on which it is based. However, there’s a catch: Toyota will be making just 54 examples of the Commemorative Camry, one for every year that Toyota has been producing cars in Australia.