Car reviews - Toyota - Camry - Executive sedan
11 Oct 1989
TOYOTA'S second-generation Camry became the locally made Corona replacement in 1987, kicking off a new era of modern twin-cam Toyotas that went on to help the company dislodge Ford and Holden as our number market leader. Fleet buyers figured large in the Camry's success, particularly when the auto-only 2.0 Executive model arrived from May ’88. But the Camry's potential wasn't really realised until 1989's SV22 model. A minor facelift, it benefitted from greater refinement, a reshuffled model range, revised engines, improved steering, suspension and headlights, and extra features. It also spawned the nearly identical Holden JK Apollo. From 1991 a revised grille and new badges arrived, along with the standard fitment of power steering and the 2.0 fuel-injected engine. Now a used-car stalwart, the Camry's high degree of comfort, efficiency and reliability earn it a spot as a secondhand family favourite...
Model release date: 1 September 1989 to 1 February 1993
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