Toyota to Possibly Offer Hybrid-Electric Camry in 2006

March 14, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

It has been reported by Japanese new sources that Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan) is likely to offer a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its popular Camry sedan for 2006, a move that would shift hybrids from their niche position in the car market into the mainstream. Toyota is aiming to sell 100,000 eco-friendly, gasoline-electric Camrys a year, mainly in North America.

Such a plan would fit in with Toyota's goal of producing 300,000 hybrids annually by the middle of the decade. However, Toyota spokesman Shinya Matsumoto declined to comment on the report. "We do not talk about our product plans," he said.