02 Sep '11, 11am

Will the Camry Hybrid help Toyota get its groove back?

Will the Camry Hybrid help Toyota get its groove back?

The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid -- can it do magic? Photo: Toyota The last three years have been a nightmare for Toyota. A series of massive recalls involving 10 million vehicles, and the attendant bad press, undermined the Japanese automaker's defining trait: a reputation for reliability. Stiff competition from other automakers has eroded Toyota's American market share (from 14.3 percent in 2009 down to 12.8 percent in 2010). Then came the devastating March earthquake and tsunami that interrupted supply chains and slowed or halted much of Japan's manufacturing. Toyota production plummeted by 23 percent in the first half of 2011. Hemorrhaging from these and other wounds, Toyota is almost certain to lose its status as the world's largest automaker to GM (which had held the title for decades until Toyota seized it in 2008). Hollywood or bust Toyota is pinning its hopes for the ...

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