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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 powered by a four-cylinder or V6 engine, equipped either five-speed manual or electronically controlled transmissions. rode on four-wheel independent strut suspension including and rear stabilizer bars anti-vibration sub-frames and gas-filled

Solara offered an Upgrade that included 16-inch wheels and tires, a perforated steering wheel, a tighter, controlled level of suspension and a rear spoiler. The package was on the SE model with the V6 engine.

On the all Solaras were equipped an assortment of high-level feature such as power windows, and locks, cruise control, fog and dual-illuminated vanity mirrors. On the Solara was available in ten exterior and all colors were complimented by interiors in either Ivory or Standard safety features a driver- and front-passenger airbag Restraint System (SRS), and front-passenger seatbelt pre-tensioners and limiters, three-point seatbelts in all positions and four-wheel Anti-Lock

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

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 five-speed automatic transmission.

What it mean?

Coined name the radiance of the sun.

Where is it

Camry Solara’s are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, (TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky.

All chronology dates are model unless noted otherwise. CY to Calendar Year.**

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