It is the beginning of a new era at Toyota, car officials said Wednesday.
The company showed off the 2018 Camry at a press conference at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown. The 2018 Camry marks the beginning of the eighth generation of the sedans, offering a sleeker profile, a lower center of gravity and a more rigid body, Toyota said.
The 2018 Camry was first unveiled in January at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.
The new Camrys will be available in five grades: L, LE, XLE, SE and XSE. The car also comes in hybrid versions. Prices range from $23,495 to $34,950, and the cars will be available this summer.
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The 2018 Camry is the first Toyota vehicle built using the Toyota New Global Architecture, which features lower and wider vehicles and aims to make Toyota more proficient in its production.
“The key thing is about providing an improved performance to our customer,” said Susan Elkington, senior vice President at TMMK.
The new Camry also includes Entune, which offers GPS navigation and access to apps. Colors available are midnight black metallic, ruby flare pearl, and brownstone.
The Camry has been manufactured since 1983. More than 10 million Camrys have been produced since then.
Toyota recently announced a $1.33 billion investment in the Georgetown plant, and across the United States the company is investing $10 billion over the next five years.
Toyota first broke ground in Scott County in 1986 and now employs about 8,200 people, making it one of the largest private employers in Kentucky.