Toyota is launching the 2018 Camry in Japan, and pulling out their greatest hits to do so. The newest Camry commercial begins with images of the MR2, Soarer, Altezza, Celica and Supra, a stick-shift X70, and many more — all set to 80s synth evocative of Japan’s best Bubble Era spots. The only problem, do these cars remind you of the new Camry in any way?
To be fair, it appears the link they are trying to draw is in terms of design. The new Camry is definitely not boring in that department, maybe even bold. The tagline “Beautiful Monster” seems to say it all, but it certainly doesn’t remind us of the clean lines of the older cars.
We agree with Toyota that the hybrid and XLE trim levels look far better than the ostensibly sporty XSE. But the whole ad reminds us of an aging rock star that’s playing a few classics in his set only to foist his new solo album upon you for most of the concert.