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By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT — Toyota unveiled the eighth-generation Camry at the Detroit auto show Monday, at a time when car buyers in the U.S. are flocking to SUVs.

The Camry has worn the crown as the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., excluding pickups, for 15 years, offering drivers a reliable ride for getting from one place to another. The car has never been known for its looks, however. In fact, in the past some analysts compared it to an appliance. The current version is square-looking when compared to competitors such as the Honda Accord or Chevrolet Malibu.

The 2018 Camry has a more rounded look, new engines and transmissions with sportier handling.

Here's a look back at past versions of a car that has been the nation's top-selling vehicle for 15 years, excluding pickup trucks.

AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher in Detroit contributed to this story.

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