When you sell more than 400,000 units of a car in a year, you get to have bravado. That’s how and why the 2018 Toyota Camry is just a tease — for now.
The carmaker has announced the new edition of the best-selling car in the United States for many years will be unveiled in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, often called the Detroit Auto Show.
Toyota’s only preview image of the new Camry is a close-cropped, three-quarter low-angle rear view. Sure, it’s a partial view. But it appears the usually conservatively styled sedan has been modernized.
While the Toyota Camry had a long reign in its top-selling perch, its sales have decreased more than nine percent this year. With gas prices lowering to near $2 a gallon, more vehicle buyers are purchasing SUVs and trucks.
The debut of the 2018 Toyota Camry is so important, at least Toyota believes it is, it will be streamed live from the Detroit Auto Show. The streaming, which will include many other unveilings over two days, is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 9 PST. It will continue through 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10.
Here the list of the top-selling vehicles in the United States in 2015. The Toyota Camry was the best-selling car, following three pickups.
1. Ford F-Series, 780,354; 2. Chevrolet Silverado, 600,544; 3. Ram Pickup, 451,116; 4. Toyota Camry, 429,355; 5. Toyota Corolla, 363,332; 6. Honda Accord, 355,557; 7. Honda CR-V, 345,647; 8. Honda Civic, 335,384; 9. Nissan Altima, 333,398; 10. Toyota RAV4, 315,412.
Here’s the link to sign up for alerts from the Detroit Auto Show, including details of the live stream: DETROIT AUTO SHOW LIVE STREAM