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    Chicago Auto Show Tease & Reveal: Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions, Revised Avalon

      Toyota Has A Bountiful Showing Coming To Chicago

    Toyota has quite the showing at the Chicago Auto Show next week. First off is a refresh for the full-size Avalon sedan. We don't much about the refresh, but judging from a from teaser shot, Toyota has made some slight tweaks to front end. We'll have more information come next week.

    The other two reveals are special edition models of the Camry and Corolla. The Camry Special Edition starts off as the SE model equipped with four-cylinder engine and gets some more aggression. This begins on the exterior with a choice of either Blizzard Pearl or Blue Streak Metallic paint; 18-inch wheels with black accents, and smoked taillights. Inside are a set of sport seats with blue stitching and black bolsters, Entune Audio Plus stereo, push-button start, and a moonroof. Toyota plans on building 12,000 Camry Special Editions starting in August.

    The Corolla Special Edition takes the Corolla S Plus model and adds a set of gloss black 17-inch wheels and a choice of Absolutely Red, Black Sand Pearl, or Super White colors. Inside is red stitching and accents for the seats, dashboard, and door trim. You'll also get push-button start and special edition floor mats. Toyota plans on building 8,000 Corolla Special Editions starting in August.

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    Press Release is on Page 2

    Toyota to Create Turbulence in Windy City with Sporty Camry and Corolla Special Editions

    • Camry and Corolla to Create Excitement With Special Edition Debuts
    • Limited Production Models Equipped With Unique Sport-Themed Features
    • Refreshed Avalon to be Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO, (Feb. 5, 2015) – Winds of change will be blowing into the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan, the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years, and Corolla compact sedan, the world’s best-selling car of all time, will debut special edition models at next week’s Chicago Auto Show. The debuts will be part of a press conference that will also feature a refreshed Avalon sedan.

    Camry Special Edition

    When redesigning the Camry for 2015, Toyota went bumper to bumper and floor to roof, changing or re-engineering nearly 2,000 parts. Only the roof remained unchanged, and it capped off the boldest Camry ever. Now, only one year after this major redesign, America’s best-selling car will offer the 2016 Camry Special Edition for owner’s looking for an extra dose of both aggressiveness and technology. Based on the youthful Camry SE, the limited production Camry will add sporty interior and exterior features. In addition to features found on the Camry SE, standard equipment on the Special Edition will include:

    • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with machined face contrasted with gloss black painted accents
    • Power tilt/slide moonroof
    • Smoked tail lamp treatment
    • High contrast blue stitching on the seats, shift boot, and dash
    • Exclusive sport appearance seats trimmed with black SofTex bolsters and blue patterned inserts
    • Sport meter cluster with blue details and white background
    • Entune Audio Plus
    • Available Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite
    • Smart Key with Pushbutton Start
    • Qi Wireless Charging
    • Two exterior colors: Blizzard Pearl and new Blue Streak Metallic
    • Floor mats with logo and unique exterior badge

    The Camry Special Edition will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Like all Toyota vehicles, the Camry Special Edition will come standard with the Star Safety System.

    Production of the Camry Special Edition will be limited to approximately 12,000 units and will run from August 2015 to January 2016.

    Corolla Special Edition

    The iconic Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling name plate of all-time with over 40 million sold since 1966. With its all-new 11th generation introduced in 2014, the current Corolla is the roomiest and most fuel-efficient ever.

    Corolla will add more driving excitement with the launch of the 2016 Corolla Special Edition. Sporty styling features, inside and out, complement a spirited driving experience made possible with steering wheel paddle shifters, rear disc brakes and Sport Driving Mode along with an array of additional standard features.

    Based on the sporty Corolla S Plus grade, the 2016 Corolla Special Edition will turn heads as it adds:

    • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels with gloss black finish
    • Black interior with red contrast stitching
    • Red accented dash and door trim
    • Smart Key System with pushbutton start
    • Three colors: exclusive Absolutely Red, Black Sand Pearl and Super White
    • Special Edition floor mats with logo and unique exterior badge

    Toyota’s Entune™ Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite and power tilt/slide moonroof will be available as options.

    The Corolla Special Edition will be produced between August and December 2015 and will be limited to 8,000 units.

    In addition to the Camry and Corolla Special Editions, Toyota will unveil the refreshed 2016 Avalon premium mid-size sedan during a press conference in the Toyota display at Chicago’s McCormick Place on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. CST.

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    WOW so the new Camry gets a version of the Lexus Predator mouth nose job and the Corolla gets an updated even bigger Big Mouth Billy Bass nose. Both UGLY UGLY UGLY! :puke:


    What is up with the patchwork looking dash, wow again very UGLY! :puke:

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    So the bland generic all new really isn't all new Camry already needs a Special edition to try desperately to kick it up a notch. And the Corolla soldiers on with it's antique 1.8 liter 132 HP 4 cylinder engine from the 90's. Oh and lets not forget those uglified grilles.

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