2012 Toyota Camry earns approval from Consumer Reports

Toyota’s 2012 Camry comes out of the gate with a recommend from Consumer Reports. Just a few years ago this wouldn’t be news but the world certainly has changed in the last few years! Regardless the new Camry could be the car that gets Toyota back on track and if recent sales figures are any indication things are looking up for Toyota in 2012.

From AutoNews.com:

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) — Toyota Motor Corp.’s revamped Camry, the best-selling sedan in the U.S., won a “recommended” review from Consumer Reports magazine, which has been critical of some of the Japanese automaker’s models.

The 2012 Camry, which went on sale in October, was evaluated for the February 2012 issue of the magazine published by Consumers Union, a non-profit group.

“The Camry has a nicer interior, more responsive handling, and better fuel economy than before,” the review said. “In fact, the four-cylinder model’s 27 mpg overall ties with the Hyundai Sonata for the best fuel economy among conventional gasoline-powered family sedans.”

Carmakers seek favorable reviews from the magazine as they are considered among the most objective because of its policies of accepting no advertising and buying every vehicle it tests. While Toyota has historically fared well in Consumer Reports reviews, the magazine said in 2007 it would scrutinize the brand more closely due to problems it found in the Tundra pickup, Lexus GS luxury car and previous V-6 engine Camry sedan.

Read the full review.

The competition has certainly changed for Toyota, as companies like Hyundai have really set the bar high, and older competitors like Ford and GM are also gunning for leaders like the Camry. American Toyota dealers and Toyota Canada dealers must be happy to get this positive news about the Camry.

  

Global Launch of All-New 2012 Toyota Camry

Join Toyota live via webcast as they introduce the completely redesigned 2012 Camry on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. This first-of-its-kind reveal for Toyota will include a presentation by Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manger, live from Hollywood, and a visit to the Camry plant in Georgetown, Ky. to view the first vehicle coming off the assembly line. In addition, a special NASCAR-related announcement will be made as part of the program.

With the Camry being “America’s Car,” Toyota is engaging the public in this unique event by offering consumers the opportunity to view the program live on Toyota.com and, following the webcast, Bob Carter will be hosting a TweetChat via Twitter at 1:00 p.m. PDT (4:00 p.m. EDT).

Toyota is inviting media and consumers alike to participate in the event via Twitter using the hashtag #CamryLive and to pose questions during the TweetChat with Bob Carter using the hashtag #CamryChat. Details are below.

WHO: Bob Carter, Toyota group vice president and general manger, Toyota Division

WHAT ELSE: Camry has been the best-selling car in America for nine years running and 13 of the last 14 years. Since it was introduced in 1983, more than 8.5 million have been sold in the U.S. and 15 million worldwide. Designed to meet the needs of the 21st century driver, the 2012 Camry will provide technologically advanced features, a contemporary design inside and out, improved performance and fuel efficiency, and refined ride and handling. The all-new Camry and Camry Hybrid will arrive at Toyota dealerships this fall.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CENTRAL

WHERE: To view the live webcast and download related Toyota materials following the broadcast, click here.

  

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