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History of the Toyota Solara



1999 Introduced during CY 1998

— Best Car in Vehicle Sporty Car AutoPacific, Inc.

— Among Best Consumer’s Digest

1999 Total Quality Award Vision, Inc.

2000 Best Buy Consumer’s Digest

— Introduced all-new Solara convertible

2002- and rear fascias are updated, with other interior refinements. A new four-cylinder engine is

2004 All-new second-generation Solara is introduced.


The model year brought the of the all-new Camry Solara coupe. It became Toyota’s entry in the sport specialty

Solara was aimed at consumers their peak earning who are nostalgic for the sports cars of youth, but need more and comfort than a sports car can

Camry Solara became the Toyota Division vehicle to full advantage of Toyota’s American engineering, styling and facilities. It was jointly engineered by Motor Corporation in Japan and the Technical Center in Ann Arbor, It was styled at Toyota’s CALTY Center in Newport Beach, and built exclusively at Toyota’s production facility in Cambridge, Canada.

For 2000, the Solara was by either a four-cylinder or V6 engine, with either five-speed or four-speed electronically controlled Solara rode on four-wheel MacPherson strut suspension front and rear stabilizer with anti-vibration sub-frames and shocks. Solara offered an Package that included alloy wheels and tires, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a more controlled level of tune, and a rear spoiler. The was offered on the SE model with the V6

On the inside, all Solaras were with an assortment of high-level content such as power doors and locks, cruise fog lamps and dual-illuminated vanity On the outside, Solara was available in ten colors and all colors were by coordinating interiors in either or Charcoal. Standard safety included a driver- and front-passenger Supplemental Restraint System driver- and front-passenger seatbelt and force limiters, three-point in all seating positions and four-wheel brakes.

For 2000, the Camry Solara a convertible to its lineup.

The 2001 Solara carried over no new changes. The Solara Convertible was as well, with the exception of one new color, Indigo Ink.

For the Camry Solara received cosmetic changes. It received aggressive front bumpers and assemblies. The rear had new attractive The Solara received an all-new four-cylinder that generated 157

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The 2003 Camry Solara and convertible were both

The 2004 Camry Solara has completely redesigned and was introduced in 2003. Camry Solara was shifted from Cambridge, Canada to Toyota Motor Kentucky (TMMK) in Georgetown.

The model is distinguished by a sleek, new design, a roomier, more interior, enhanced safety and a higher level of sporty

Solara is now available in three model grades: SE, highlighted by metallic-finish interior trim, SE with an aggressive body kit and a interior, and the SLE with greater and a woodgrain-style interior trim.

The new SE Sport grade combines an body styling kit with and interior enhancements to give model a sharply defined image and feel.

As before, offers both four-cylinder and V6 However, the 2004 model a significant performance boost to a new 3.3-liter VVT-i V6 engine is available in all models. The all-aluminum V6 225 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 240 lb.-ft. of at 3,600 RPM, compared to 198 and 212 lb.-ft. of torque from the 3.0-liter V6. The V6 is teamed exclusively to a new sequential automatic transmission.

does it mean?

Coined portraying the radiance of the sun.

is it built?

Camry Solara’s are exclusively at Toyota Motor Kentucky (TMMK) in Georgetown,

**NOTE: All chronology dates are year, unless noted CY refers to Calendar Year.**

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