Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., released manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for its 2001 model year Camry sedan, Camry Solara coupe, Avalon full-size sedan, and regular and Xtracab Tacoma compact pickup trucks.

The Toyota Camry sedan, America's best-selling passenger car for the past three years, offers a special edition Gallery Series package on all LE grades for 2001. The Gallery Series package includes a two-tone exterior finish, unique wheels, chrome-tipped exhaust, premium two-tone fabric seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Gallery Series badging and logoed floor mats.

The MSRP for the 2001 Camry sedan ranges from $17,675 for the CE grade with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission, to $26,225 for the premium XLE model with a V6 engine and automatic transmission. Compared to the 2000 model year, the Camry sedan MSRP will increase by 0.3 percent, or $56. On a comparably equipped basis, Camry sedan prices increase by only 0.1 percent, or $27.

The sporty Camry Solara coupe and the recently introduced Camry Solara convertible enter the 2001 model year with a slight overall price decrease. The MSRP for the 2001 Camry Solara ranges from $18,965 for the SE coupe with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission, to $30,515 for the SLE convertible with a V6 engine and automatic transmission. Compared to the 2000 model year, the Camry Solara MRSP will decrease by 0.5 percent, or $118.

The second-generation Avalon full-size sedan receives a minimal price increase. The MSRP for Avalon will range from $25,845 for the XL model with bucket seats, to $30,405 for the premium XLS grade with bucket seats. The overall price increase for Avalon will be $300, or 1.1 percent.

The popular Tacoma regular and Xtracab compact pickup trucks offer aggressive new styling for 2001. All Tacoma models receive a new front fascia design, which features a vertical grille and raised hood, new multi-reflector headlamps and jeweled tail lamps.

Tacoma also introduces the all-new S-Runner 4x2 Xtracab five-speed manual V6 to its diverse lineup. S-Runner features a performance-enhanced sports-tuned suspension matched to a muscular full color-keyed exterior that includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, an aluminum muffler and tailpipe and unique badging. A dealer-installed Toyota Racing Development (TRD) body kit also is available. The color-keyed exterior is complemented by a unique interior design.

The MSRP for the 2001 Tacoma regular and Xtracab pickup ranges from $11,845 for the 4x2 regular cab with a five-speed manual transmission, to $20,365 for the 4x4 Xtracab V6 with a four-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the 2000 model year, the overall Tacoma MRSP will increase by 2.2 percent, or $361. However, on a comparably equipped basis, Tacoma prices decrease by $414, or 2.5 percent.