Kyle Busch—whose 104 career wins across all three of its top series make him one of NASCAR’s top drivers in terms of diversity—is now hoping to head to the winner’s circle in a different kind of race: the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge (www.ToyotaRacingDreamBuild.com). Busch—one of four racing stand-outs pitted against each other in the vehicle-modification build competition—is diving into a 2012 Toyota Camry SE and remaking it into the “Rowdy Edition” Camry, named for Busch’s nickname on the racing circuit, “Rowdy.”
It is the first major award taken by the new Camry and its flagship hybrid version - both launched in the last six months.
The two Camry versions claimed the award ahead of 29 other vehicles assessed by judges from specialist national magazine ECOcar.
As the flagship of the seventh-generation Camry range, the hybrid sedans deliver a power surge of 7.8 per cent over their predecessors, with a fuel-economy improvement of up to 17 per cent* on the city cycle.
Production of the Camry Hybrid at Kuozui's Kuanying Plant in Taiwan's Taoyuan County began on February 15, making the plant Toyota's seventh hybrid-vehicle production site outside Japan.