Toyota Motor Sales today reported 10 million sales of its Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car for the past 11 years, representing nearly 20 percent of all the vehicles Toyota has ever sold in the U.S. This milestone comes the same year Camry celebrates its 30 year anniversary in the U.S.
Toyota’s first generation Camry was introduced to the U.S. market in 1983. In its first full year of sales, Camry sold 52,651 vehicles. Three decades later, 773 of those Camrys are still in operation.
Toyota brought Camry production to its plant in Georgetown, Ky. in May of 1988, marking the company’s early commitment to investment in North America. In October 2006, the first Camry hybrid was produced, strengthening Toyota’s hybrid leadership position in the U.S.
Overall, there are approximately 6.4 million Camrys on the road, further echoing the quality, reliability and durability still represented by Camry seven generations down the line.
Today Camry is also the most American made car with 75 percent of its content sourced domestically, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Today, virtually all Camrys sold in the U.S. are produced in the U.S.