The name “Camry” is an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり), meaning “crown”. This follows Toyota’s naming tradition of using the crown name for primary models starting with the Toyota Crown in 1955, continuing with the Toyota Corona and Corolla; the Latin words for “crown” and “small crown”, respectively.
The Camry is the best-selling car in North America. The Camry also sells very well in Australia, and a number of Asian markets. Despite international success, the Camry has not sold as well in its home market Japan, or in Europe, where sales ended in 2004.