After several years of production, Toyota is planning to retire its popular Camry brand, and instead turn to a smaller, cheaper car.
The automaker is calling it a “small car” that will enter the marketplace in 2019, the company announced Monday.
The Toyota Camrys will offer a more fuel-efficient, compact vehicle, with the first models scheduled to go on sale in 2019.
The new model will also offer a “clean diesel” engine, Toyota said.
Toyota expects that all models will be offered with a range of trim levels.
The Camry is Toyota’s most popular vehicle, accounting for about 40 percent of the brand’s sales in the U.S. The company has about 2,400 Camrys in its U.K. factory, with sales rising from about 700 in 2014 to over 6,400 in 2020, the automaker said.
The first of the new Camrys to be built in the UK will come with the new EcoBoost engine, which will be available in the first four-door and six-door models.
The Japanese automaker also said it will build another 200 vehicles in the United States in the next few years.
Toyota plans to build more than 1,000 vehicles in China.
The carmaker has been trying to diversify away from the Camry and is currently building its own hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Highlander, with a new battery.
Toyota said the Highlander will be launched in 2019 and cost about $27,000.