NEW YORK – Toyota Motor Corp. proves once again it takes kaizen seriously with its ’04 Camry Solara coupe. Solara boasts record development time of 19 months. The second-generation Solara was developed in U.S. facilities in 19 months, the shortest development time ever for a Toyota-brand vehicle sold in the U.S., officials say at the vehicle’s recent unveiling here. Solara also is the most American among Toyota makes – with technical development undertaken by the Japanese ...

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