• Feb 20, 2007
click above image to view a high-res gallery of the Toyota Camry 50th Anniversary Edition

We know, it kind of sounds like the Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition is Toyota's way of celebrating 50 years of selling hybrids, a mark it's still a few decades or so away from achieving. Rather, according to the press release after the jump, this special edition Camry is meant to celebrate the 50 years that Toyota's been doing business in the United States. We think a Tundra 50th Anniversary Edition would be more appropriate considering that's one vehicle Toyota makes exclusively for the North American market, but whatev.

The Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition gets a bleached white Blizzard Pearl paint job, unique 16-inch wheels finished in graphite, and that one thing that any special edition model would be naked without: "50th Anniversary Edition" badges! A power moonroof and heated power side mirrors are also standard equipment. Inside the Hybrid Camry is decked out with a voice-actived nav unit, heated front seats and bisque-colored leather trim. Special trinkets include a brushed stainless steel dash applique, illuminated front door sills and carpeted floor mats, all bedecked with the "50th Anniversary Edition" logo.

Toyota will be producing only 3,000 of these celebratory cars, which will carry a base MSRP of $31,680. That's a fair sized chunk of change more than a standard Camry Hybrid that starts at $26,200, but hey, you gotta pay the man if you want to party with Toyota.

[Source: Toyota]


PRESS RELEASE:

Toyota Announces Pricing For Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition

February 20, 2007 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2007 Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition. The limited edition Camry Hybrid celebrates Toyota's 50 years of business in the United States.

This specially badged Camry Hybrid comes with features exclusive only to the 50th Anniversary Edition. Its stunning Blizzard Pearl paint, unique 16-inch alloy wheels with a graphite finish, and exterior "50th Anniversary Edition" badging are just some of the 50th Anniversary exclusives not available on any other Camry. A power moonroof and heated power outside mirrors are also standard.

Inside, the Camry Hybrid is equipped with a voice-activated DVD navigation system with a four-disc changer, leather-trimmed bisque-colored interior, heated front seats, and a carpeted cargo mat. Unique interior features include brushed stainless dash appliqué, illuminated front door sills, and carpeted floor mats with the "50th Anniversary Edition" logo.

Only 3,000 units will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky. The 50th Anniversary Edition will carry a base manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $31,680 and will start arriving at Toyota dealerships in March.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Horsepower arguments...maybe some people just want something with better fuel economy and that's better for the environment?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Camry still burns regular fuel while the Impala has E-85. Last I checked, E-85 is much better for the environment than regular gasoline. And keep in mind, you're getting a V-8 with only slightly worse fuel economy. What does the Toyota's V-8 get for fuel economy? 16 and 19 mpg. But wait, I thought Toyota was supposed to have the most fuel efficient vehicles. The GMT900 platform gets 22-24 mpg on the highway.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The ACTUAL difference in the 50th anniversary package and a hybrid with Nav and all of the options is under $1000 (sticker). I know because I pick ours up next week. As far as the comments about horsepower and all the other junk folks used to slam Toyota with, check where you piece of crap, worth-nothing-in-5 years Chevy was built (it was probably Canada). This puppy was built in Georgetown Kentucky. We had priced a loaded Hybrid and the 50th anniversary and realized the resale will be higher on the 50th anniversary, since only 3000 will be made and the Blizzard White is stunning. Can't wait to take the $1300 tax credit because our delivery will be before March 31. By the way, Ford's hybrid system is Toyota's 1st edition of Hybrid (they bought the rights from Toyota to use it). E85 is a joke. You pay 20% less, but it also gets 20% less fuel mileage (what did you gain?). By 2012, almost every Toyota made will be a hybrid and Toyota will continue to be the leader in this area. As soon as Americans wake up and realize that this is a global economy and not domestic versus import, the better off we will all be. Toyota employs plenty of Americans, filters plenty of it's profits back to Americans and will be around for a long time. They even are working with the "big 3" to straighten their acts out (sound like a team player to me).
      Cleo
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have seen the Camry Hybrid because I was thinking of changing my vehicle for my long commutes,
      I live in the South Bay area. I was itnerested in seeing the new one the have for the 50th anniversary celebration. In seeing the price I know that in comparison to other vehicles it might seem like alot but in the long run. I am saving money on gas, maintenance and depriciation.So I went to my local dealer Manhattan Beach Toyota- the sales person was great in showing the hybrid but also comparing it to other cars. And yes I was skeptical but they were awesome in showing the benefits and how some options would save me money!------a sales person telling me how to save money- Loved it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WANT TO TRADE YOUR 2007 CHEVY IMPALA IN AND TAKE A BATH AND A REALITY CHECK OF WHY TOYOTA IS THE BEST PRODUCT ON THE SHELF WITH THE BEST RESALE VALUE AMERICAN CARS DO NOT HOLD VALUE AT ALL SO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR IMPALA AND YOUR HORSE POWER .

      BTW. THE CAMRY WILL OUTLAST THE EQUIVILENT OF 3 IMPALAS !!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Aki

      Japanapologists such as yourself, predictably, would be averse to the concept of free trade. America ought to invoke the mirroring of Japan's disparate treatment of American goods, ala Clancy's "Trade Reform Act" as depicted in "Debt of Honour", then we'll see who cries 'uncle' first. Japanese carriers tied up at the ports as each inferior product is scrutinized is a beautiful sight.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great Reporting!!! Yeah for $26,200 what do I get in a Camry Hybrid, well, no leather, no roof, no nav, no heated mirrors or seats, no, no, no... So If I ordered a Hybrid with all of those options, specifically Leather, heated seats and mirrors, a moonroof, Navigation and floor mats, my hybrid would be $30,929 after the delivery fee. Great so now the Special edition will come with the pearl paint that normally adds $200 to the MSRP making my bill $31029, so the badging, special wheels and interior trim costs me roughly $600. But thanks for the accuracy in your reporting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with bob, the color is nice. But in the end its still a bland, overpriced, and overrated Camry. For the same price id take 303hp & same equipment over improved fuel economy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't see what all the hate over Camry's are. The car is the best selling car for a reason. Let the numbers speak. And I think the 2007 is modern and clean looking, with some Lexus and BMW styling thrown in. As far as the Blizzard Pearl paint, I wish they made that available on regular Camrys. It's a very rich looking color. The rest of the new trim is pretty "cheap," but this is a ploy on Toyota's part to make a little coin and get rid of some stock of genuine accessories (all these items can be had on lesser Camrys). In essence, Toyota is smart. They are finding a way to make even more profit here. Something other car companies can only dream of doing. So props to Toyota. The Camry is a winning car here in Los Angeles and this new unit will no doubt sell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fifty lousy years of building substandard automobiles, engaging in unethical trading and co-conspiring with the Japanese government to manipulate currency and block American access to the Japanese market.

      Fiftieth Anniversary and all the traitors have to show for it is a tarted up Camry with new emblems commemorating their ongoing sludging engine problems and special service hugs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "co-conspiring with the Japanese government to manipulate currency and block American access to the Japanese market. "

      Yes, because we know currency values aren't decided by the world market, but by a bunch of people in the government.

      Japan ISN'T blocking American imports. Why do these ignorant, dense posts keep cropping up?
      • 7 Years Ago
      -A genuine North American sales tactic.

      Kind of nerdy though, they should slip some 18" shoes on that bad boy, obnoxious Yellow paint and re-badge it EXTREME!! YEAH!
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