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Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.
Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.

POISED to finish Australian manufacturing this month, 54 buyers can drive examples celebrating True Blue engineering nous.

The 54 of the special hybrid Camrys, based on the Atara SL sedan, are being produced - one for each year that Toyota cars have been built in Australia.

Easy to spot, they will be the only Camrys built in Australia to have metallic silver paint and a black roof.

Other special features include a red garnish along the lower lip of the grille, blue illumination in the footwell and for the Camry-branded scuff plates, a sports mesh interior, plus commemorative edition floor mats and badge.

Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.
Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.

They will be priced $710 more than the standard Atara SL, starting from $41,150 plus on-roads.

There are no changes to the drivetrain, which generates 151kW from the 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, and 105kW electric drive motor mated to a an electronic continuously variable transmission.

Fuel consumption remains 5.2 litres for every 100km.

According to Toyota, "Camry was nominated for the honour because of its significant impact on local and export markets as well as the hybrid's position as the most technically advanced car mass-produced in this country”.

Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.
Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.

Production of the V6 Aurion ended early, and Toyota will officially end local manufacturing on October 3, 2017. That will make Holden the last marque to make cars in Australia, due to finish on October 20.

While the commemorative editions mark the end of the line for Australian-built Camrys, a fully-imported eighth-generation will continue the nameplate in Australia.

Toyota cars have been built in Australia since 1963, starting with the Tiara, followed by popular nameplates such as Corolla, Crown and Corona. Aussies have built more than 2.1 million Camry vehicles - the highest volume for any Toyota model produced in this country.

Toyota says 1.2 million cars have been exported, which is more than any other vehicle produced by the Australian automotive industry.

Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.
Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.

"One of the 54 Commemorative Camrys will be kept by Toyota Australia and another sent for display at the TMC Museum in Japan, confirming our parent company's high regard for the employee commitment, local engineering input and quality achieved in 54 years of local manufacture,” Toyota Australia president Dave Buttner said.

Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.
Only 54 Commemorative Toyota Camrys have been produced to celebration Australian manufacturing.

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