This reputation came under fire several years ago over allegations of safety problems with the Camry's drivetrain. After several widely published statements from drivers claiming that their vehicle would unintentionally accelerate; though the claims were ultimately proven to be at least fabricated in part, the damage had been done and Camry sales began to flounder, along with its esteem among American drivers. The design was also a bit behind the times, needing an update to keep up with the developing exterior design trends of other mid-size vehicles from leaders like Ford, Chevy, and Hyundai. Toyota was also hit by hard supply shortages after the recent tsunami in Japan. Undeterred, Toyota saw these challenges as surmountable, and took the opportunity to redesign the old name.
In 2011, Toyota debuted the current generation Camry with an impressive marketing campaign to convince the American market that the Camry name was still dependable. During the first half of 2012, the 2012 Camry sold approximately 209,000 units, more than any other top-selling vehicle, including the Ford F-150, the Honda Civic, the Nissan Altima, and the Honda Accord. The Camry was the top selling vehicle in 13 states, mostly on the Pacific coast and in Southeastern U.S.
The Camry is also a favorite among Chicagoland drivers, providing the fuel economy and handling they need to navigate tight traffic with ease. Toyota of Merrillville is proud to serve the surrounding area by offering drivers the 2013 Camry as well as some of the best customer service available. Drivers interested in looking at the Toyota Camry should contact Toyota of Merrillville's sales team to learn how Toyota continues to revamp an old American favorite.