According to The Drive, one of the dealership employees, Ramon Suarez, was driving the new Camry to the airport to pick up a customer. While driving on I-10 in Phoenix during rush hour, a semi-truck hit the rear of the car at speed and sandwiched him into the back of another tractor-trailer. Ramon walked away without a scratch, and the Camry could have suffered way wore. The cabin is still intact, and all four doors still open.
The crumpled Camry was retrieved from a tow yard in Phoenix and brought to the showroom for display so as to show off the strength and stability of the Camry and how it can withstand such a major crash and yet save the life of its occupant.
The Toyota Camry of the latest generation is built on a modular TNGA architecture with redesigned zones of programmable deformation. The body of the sedan is made using high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels. Torsional rigidity is 30 percent higher than that of the previous generation.