2018 Toyota Camry is based on the TNGA that represents the brand’s new design and engineering approaches.
Set to rival Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Toyota Camry’s prices will be more or less similar to the current model.
New-generation Toyota Camry had its world premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now, the company has introduced the new-gen hybrid version of the saloon for the Japanese market which will also make its way to India. Designed on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), the new Toyota Camry 2018 represents the brand’s new design and engineering approaches. The same platform has been utilized for the new Toyota Prius.
Design and styling of the new Toyota Camry 2018 looks more premium than the current model. The global version of the sedan receives horizontal fog lamps integrated on the outer ends of the air dam grille, while the marker lights from the headlights have been removed. Other exterior updates include a two-piece grille with flowing thin and thick treatments, curvaceous hood, pronounced creases along the flank, sculpted C-pillar, low-angle rear three-quarter view and LED taillight inspired from the new Prius. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Toyota Cars in India
For 2018, the Camry gets dropped shoulder line below large side windows, slit-like windows, thick-waisted bodies, door-mounted mirrors and tapering trunk. Toyota has trimmed down the overall height (by an inch) and seating position of the car. Now, the saloon measures 4.899.34mm in length, 1838.96mm in width and 1,445.26mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,824.48mm.
Interior design of the new model is more driver-centric than before. You will notice the high-quality soft touch and premium materials on the dashboard, center console, instrument panel and door trim. For safety provision, the new Camry gets 10 standard airbags and a backup camera. The new Toyota Camry 2018 also comes fitted with Toyota’s Star Safety System that includes enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, and smart stop technology.
The Toyota Safety Sense also comes as standard safety feature that includes several active safety technologies such as pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and automatic high beams. Features such as blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert are offered on the select models.
Engine setup of the new Toyota Camry 2018 will include a new 3.5-litre V6 with D-4S fuel injection, a new 2.5-litre inline-4 petrol and new-gen Toyota Hybrid System (THSIII). Toyota claims that the all-new 2.5-litre petrol powertrain, benefited with the VVT-iE (Variable Valve-Timing-intelligent electric), delivers the world-leading thermal efficiency of 40%.
Paired with a new Direct Shift-8AT transmission, this motor will deliver high power and torque figures. On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid is claimed to be offer best-in-class fuel efficiency with improved handling and driving performance.
With Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata in its sight, the 2018 Toyota Camry’s prices will be more or less similar to the current model. In the U.S. market, the saloon’s new-generation model will be made available in four grades – LE, XLE, SE and XSE – priced between $20K – $30K.