Turkmenistan's automotive landscape is dominated by Toyota vehicles, with the Toyota Camry reigning supreme as the best-selling car in the country since its independence in 1991. However, the Toyota Avalon, a surprising addition to the list of popular models, has also gained significant traction in the Turkmen market since its launch in 1995. This review delves into the specifications and features of these two Toyota models that have captured the hearts of Turkmen car enthusiasts.


Toyota Camry: The Undisputed King:

The Toyota Camry, available in various generations, has flooded the streets of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan's capital city. The Camry's popularity can be attributed to its reliable performance, spacious interior, and comfortable ride quality. Powered by a range of efficient engines, the Camry offers a smooth driving experience suitable for both city commutes and long-distance travels. With its sleek design and well-appointed features, the Toyota Camry has become a symbol of status and practicality in Turkmenistan's automotive market.



Toyota Avalon: A Surprising Favorite:

Contrary to expectations, the Toyota Avalon has also gained significant popularity in Turkmenistan, with all four generations of the model gracing the streets of Ashgabat since its launch in 1995. The Avalon, known for its luxurious interior, powerful engine options, and smooth ride, has found a loyal following among Turkmen consumers who appreciate American-inspired vehicles. The Avalon's spacious cabin, advanced infotainment system, and premium features have made it a desirable choice for those seeking a blend of comfort and style in their daily commutes.


Other Notable Models:

While Toyota dominates the Turkmen automotive market, other models have also made their mark. The Lexus RX is known for its premium features and performance, has a significant presence in Ashgabat, with all three generations of the model visible on the streets. The Toyota Prado and Hyundai ix35 have also emerged as strong contenders, with the ix35 likely being the best-selling non-Toyota model in Turkmenistan in 2013. Additionally, the Hyundai Sonata, Infiniti FX, GAZ Gazelle, Nissan Tiida, and Kia Sorento have also gained popularity among Turkmen consumers.