Toyota has unveiled the new Camry which will exclusively be a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). The car’s design is a departure from the last generation’s model, borrowing inspiration from the new Toyota Prius.
The Camry houses a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, mated to the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System. This THS system differs from its predecessor in the sense that it uses two motors instead of one. The car will be available in two powertrain options: front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The FWD Camry will put out 228.2PS of combined power, while the AWD will put out 235.3PS of combined power. Toyota has made changes to the Camry’s suspension and to the braking system as well.
The car’s interior will be available as two-tone, with choices of red or cream colours with black elements in between. The new Camry sports two screens inside, a driver’s screen, which can be either 7-inch or 12.3-inch based on the trim level, and an infotainment screen which can be 8 or 12.3-inch wide, also depending on the trim level. The infotainment screen has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also a wireless phone charger as standard. The car also boasts a nine-speaker setup from JBL.
The higher trims also get a 10-inch Heads Up Display which gives information such as car speed, turn-by-turn navigation and more.
Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS 3.0) will be standard for the new Camry. It includes features such as – Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and more. The new Camry also has Blind Spot Monitor, as standard, which will warn of any vehicles or pedestrians situated in the driver’s blind spots. Along with this, the car has Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which alerts the driver of any approaching vehicles from the rear, while the car is reversing out.
The new Camry is slated to launch in the USA in the year 2024. It is yet to be seen when the car will arrive on Indian roads.