Toyota's Confirmation of Camry Changes in 2015 and Our Updated Predictions
We at Torque News have been speculating since the formal details of the 2014 Toyota Camry were released that 2015 would be a year of change for the model. Back in the middle of October we wrote a story asking “Is This Car the 2015 Toyota Camry?” Our story came with a photo showing the Toyota NS4 plug-in concept car. We have since followed up with stories suggesting that the next redesign of the Camry might feature a turbocharged four cylinder engine and a possibly a CVT transmission, like the new Corolla has just received. Readers responded at TN and on chat room forums that I was crazy, and that Toyota has a rigid 6-year model redesign cycle. This week Bill Fay, Toyota’s group Vice President, confirmed in an interview that indeed changes are coming to the Camry in 2015.
Mr. Fay would be in big trouble if he detailed a coming model while still two years away. However, he did make it clear that the 2015 Camry will be different. Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview he said about the 2015 Camry “It’s safe to say we’ll be doing something with it. We’ll be paying significant attention to Camry next year.” Going further Fay said “We’ll make some effort through the collective team to keep it No. 1 next year.” If anyone is looking for more confirmation that that Camry will be changed in 2015 they will have to wait at least until the auto show season begins in fall of 2014.