Toyota Australia Pauses Camry Hybrid Orders Due to High Demand
October 18, 2023
Toyota Australia has announced a temporary halt in accepting orders for its Camry hybrid models. This decision comes in light of the overwhelming demand for the petrol-electric versions, which account for 90% of the recent customer preferences.
While Toyota has made significant strides in improving supply since May for most of its new-vehicle range, the sheer popularity of the Camry hybrid has resulted in prolonged customer wait times, exceeding two years in some cases.
Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia's Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations, emphasized the decision's intent, saying it reflects the company's dedication to transparency and its respect for the trust that customers place in the Toyota brand.
Mr. Hanley also stated, "We are doing everything possible to increase supply for Australia and to expedite delivery of vehicles as they arrive."
The Vice President further mentioned the global efforts made by the brand to counteract the supply issues. He pointed out the proactive steps taken to address component shortages, notably semiconductors. Additionally, Hanley expressed gratitude towards the local customers for their unwavering trust in Toyota throughout this period.
As per the data provided, between January and September this year, Toyota Australia delivered a total of 7,130 new Camry vehicles, out of which a significant 6,490 were hybrid variants.
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