Toyota had launched the seventh-generation Camry sedan in India in 2012, which later received a major update in 2015. Now, the sedan is over 6 years old and media reports claim that the eighth-gen Camry will make its way to India in 2019. It is expected to be priced at Rs 32-35 lakh for the regular petrol model and close to Rs 40 lakh for the hybrid variant.
Instead of Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), the new-generation Toyota Camry is based on the GA-K platform. This platform also underpins the new-gen Lexus ES 300h. The next model is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. The wheelbase of the sedan has been raised by 50mm, which should create more space inside the cabin. In terms of styling, the new-gen Toyota Camry follows the brand’s new ‘Keen Look’ design language. Upfront is a V-shaped grille that merges the headlamps and a larger bumper with a broader air-dam. On the sides, the SUV gets a more prominent creases and multi-spoke alloys. At the back, the sedan gets raised boot lip and wrap-around tail-lights. Also See – This Modified Toyota Fortuner TRD Will Make You Go WOW!
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The cabin is all-new as well, featuring more stylish dashboard. The centre console comprises of an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity features. It also gets a 10-inch head-up colour display, while the instrument cluster gets a 7.0-inch multi-information display. Talking about features, the new Camry sedan gets a nine-speaker JBL audio system, wireless smartphone charging, dual-zone automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, centre armrest for both front and rear occupants, electrically adjustable front seats, etc. Also See – Toyota Alphard MPV – 5 Things To Know
Similar to the current model, the next-gen Toyota Camry will come in both petrol and hybrid form. The gasoline version is powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power output of 176bhp and a peak torque of 221Nm. On the flip side, the hybrid version gets the combination of 2.5L petrol and an 118bhp (88kW) electric motor. The combined power output is limited to 208bhp. The eight-gen Camry gets the brand’s Hybrid System II, which has a lighter Power Control Unit and the battery pack placed under the rear seat. This is claimed to offer more efficiency and less energy loss. Read – Toyota Baleno Hatchback – What To Expect?
For transmission duties, the petrol version and hybrid versions will get a new eight-speed torque convertor and a six-step CVT with paddle-shifters respectively. The hybrid Camry will offer four driving modes – Normal, Eco, EV and Sport. Adding to it, the sedan has the Auto Glide Control coasting features for improved fuel efficiency. For passengers’ safety and security, the sedan has 10 airbags, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, etc.
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Source – AutoCarIndia