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BAMAPHIN 22
11-22-2006, 01:50 PM
Motor Trend gives its coveted award to most popular car model sold in U.S., giving Toyota another edge in sales battle.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Toyota Camry, the nation's most popular car has now been rated as its best new model.

Motor Trend gave its coveted "Car of the Year" honor to the redesigned Camry Wednesday, as it recognized all versions of the sedan, including the fuel-efficient hybrid version.

"Creating an innovative, engaging automobile with broad mainstream appeal is one of the toughest tasks facing any automaker," said Angus MacKenzie, editor in chief of Motor Trend. "The Camry is the one car rival automakers all wish they could build. It offers something for nearly everyone -performance, efficiency, and roominess - at a price point most Americans can afford."
Last year's award went to the redesigned Civic from Japanese competitor Honda.

The Camry has been the best-selling car in the U.S. for a number of years, edging out the Honda Accord.

Camry's U.S. sales have been basically flat so far this year, with a 1.6 percent rise, while Toyota Motor posted a 12.2 percent gain in U.S. sales through the first 10 months of the year.

Camry sales have been tempered as Toyota made the shift the to newly-designed model, which hit showrooms this fall. Still the 374,717 sold through October is enough to stay ahead of the Accord.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/11/22/camry/index.html

Motion
11-22-2006, 01:52 PM
I really like the new ones, very nice looking cars.

Mike13
11-22-2006, 01:57 PM
Toyota>any american car company.

Philter25
11-22-2006, 02:03 PM
My dad will be thrilled........

spydertl79
11-22-2006, 02:25 PM
The new ones are pretty cool.

Timmy54
11-22-2006, 02:27 PM
they are the best sedan out there