What would a new 2015 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe look like?
For many years there was a Camry coupe called Solara. It was available with an optional V6 and could also be bought as a convertible. The car was marketed by Toyota for about ten years starting in 1998 and ending in 2008. Prior the Solara in some markets Toyota sold a Camry Coupe. The Solara sold in relatively low numbers. In many other automakers’ product lineups the Solara would have been a decent seller, but given the Toyota volume it was an afterthought.
Could Solara Come Back?
Presently, Honda makes a coupe version of the Accord. Nissan dropped the Altima coupe in 2013. A Camry coupe might sell, but Toyota’s Lexus division has a convertible coupe in its Lexus Line called the IS 250C and IS 350C. These cars are more capable and more expensive than a Solar would be though. They are based on a rear-drive platform, whereas the Solara used the front-drive Camry platform. Lexus also has a new coupe called the RC coming in December.
Coupe Camry vs Sedan
The coupe version of a Camry is easy to see if one looks at the Camry NASCAR racecar. The doors get longer, the B-pillar gets pushed further back and the rear of the car gets more steeply raked. The new XSE trim of the Camry would fit this body design well. That new trim adds the sportier looks of the SE and the luxury features of the XLE together to get a car that is a little more than the sum of its parts.
Would You Buy A Coupe Camry?
Although we think it is unlikely, a Solar is easily doable by Toyota. The company did proclaim a new dedication more exciting and interesting cars recently. If you are a Toyota fan, would you consider a newly updated Camry Solara? If so, would you prefer a hard-top or convertible? Let us know in the comments section below.