Toyota unveiled the facelifted Camry at the Moscow Motor Show in early 2014. The manufacturer then put the car on sale in Russia at the end of the same year. While the car made its debut in China at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the updated car is expected to be launched in that country in 2015. This is when we can also expect the latest iteration of the Camry to be brought to the Indian soil as well.
This version is different from the Camry sold in the European market. This revised model gets many changes to the exterior. The most evident one on the fascia being the new bumper with larger air intakes. This bumper has been redesigned with fog lamps surrounded by the chrome slats. The car gets new headlights, daytime running lights and there is a horizontal chrome slat at the end of the bonnet. The grille is also embellished in chrome. While we can see a new design pattern for the alloys, there are a few tweaks at the back of the vehicle as well. The rear bumper is updated and there is a chrome lining for the tail lamps.
There are not many changes inside the cabin apart from a few modifications that differentiate the refreshed car from the current model. The company has equipped this new model with a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. While the layout of the dashboard is the same, the instrument cluster is redesigned. The car will come equipped with the features seen in the current model. Front dual airbags, ABS and traction control will be offered as standard on the top-end version of the Camry.
Engine and Gearbox
This facelifted model of the Camry is available in three engine options globally. These include the 2.0-, 2.5- and 3.0-litre petrol mills, while in India we get only the 2.5-litre petrol variant and the 2.5-litre Hybrid model. The engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the Hybrid variant comes paired to a CVT transmission. We can expect the same powertrain to continue in the facelifted version.
Price and Competition
This refreshed Toyota Camry is expected to be priced in the Rs 25-30 lakh bracket and will go up against the Volkswagen Passat, the Skoda Superb and even the new Audi A3 sedan.