The 2024 Toyota Camry will be the same car that came out in 2023. But in 2025, the much-touted Camry will get a makeover when the ninth-generation model comes out. Some people might say the Camry is old-fashioned now. It was a very smart move for Toyota to wait to make the next version of the Camry until 2025.
Just as the 2025 Toyota Camry comes out, sales of the current model start to drop.
One thing is for sure: the Toyota Camry is still the most popular midsize car on the market. 67,233 Camrys left Toyota stores in the second quarter of 2023. In the same time frame, GoodCarBadCar data shows that 52,357 Honda Accords were sold and 33,280 Chevy Malibus were sold.
Those 67,000 Camrys are still 10,000 less than the number of cars sold in the same time period last year. In the third quarter of 2023, Honda sold 22,000 more Accords than it did in the third quarter of 2022.
Sales over a year show the same thing. Yes, the Camry is only 1.67 percent more expensive than it was in 2022. However, sales of the newly updated Honda Accord are up an amazing 37.79% so far this year. And that’s just one car making money.
Even the Toyota Corolla sells more than the always-popular Camry. During 2023, sales of the small Civic, Elantra, and Kia Forte all rose sharply. Some might say those numbers show that Toyota waited too long to redesign its midsize car, which has been around for a long time. But it could mean that the 2025 Toyota Camry is coming at just the right time.
Toyota lets the other companies show what they can do.
Being the class winner for a long time has benefits that go beyond the value to shareholders. This puts Toyota at the top of the list for medium sedans, but it gives the competition some time to catch up. Electric cars are changing the way we drive every month, ushering in a new era of cars.
It’s hard to say what will happen next when you add in self-driving cars and the constantly changing world of linked cars. While Toyota was happy to see what the competition had to offer, they didn’t want to make any changes to their ninth-generation Camry.
Toyota now knows how to make the next generation of compact sedans that sell well, thanks to cars like the new Honda Accord, the stunning Hyundai Sonata, and even the underrated Kia K5.
It’s good news for Toyota that neither of those cars comes with a plug-in hybrid or electric version. This Japanese car company is particularly late to the EV party, and the fact that it doesn’t have an all-electric Accord or Sonata doesn’t excuse its 2025 Camry. Self-driving tech works the same way, so Toyota Safety Sense will likely be mostly the same in the new midsize Toyota four-door.
Will the Toyota Camry 2025 get a new look?
The new Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata have done very well in sales and reviews, which shows that style and comfort are important. Even for well-known car names, comfort, and high-end design make a difference, and the Gen-9 Camry will no doubt do the same.
Do not forget that the eight-generation Camry set a high standard for the look of medium sedans with its aggressive front end. It’s an idea that made Honda and Hyundai create their last-gen cars in very different ways.
Now, though, things are different, and Toyota has a clear plan to follow. The new Accord and the revised Sonata both have clean lines and LED lights that are simple and sleek. People aren’t as angry as they used to be. Change has taken over the market instead.
The same is true inside, where the seats are warm and cooled, the digital dashes have two screens, and the lighting is always the same. You can expect the 2025 Toyota Camry to follow the same path.
People are going to love the new Camry.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if the 2025 Toyota Camry had big sales gains and reaffirmed its position as the best midsize car when it finally came out. We won’t have to wait for much longer; the next version of Camrys will probably come out next summer. And when they do, Honda’s big gains are likely to start to go away.
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