The 2017 Detroit Motor Show was used a platform to unveil the new Toyota Camry for the North American markets. The latest iteration is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which is the same for the new Prius. Let's have a look at the model from which the upcoming India-spec Camry will borrow traits from, and then be unveiled sometime this year.
The Camry's petrol model is the most aggressive looking with prominent air vents and a large central air dam on the restyled front bumper.
This bumper sports inserts and splitter elements in black, while a body-coloured surround separates the grille from the air dam.
On the other hand, the hybrid gets reworked bumper with the air dam seemingly stretched across the length of the bumper.
The angular headlamps are the highlight of the fascia. The new DRLs with a triad of bright illumination add to the appeal.
The new Camry looks very sleek from the side and the roofline neatly flows into the boot lid. The 19-inch black alloys are machine-finished for that exclusive look.
The carmaker calls it the new 'Keen Look' design language as faux slit-like air vents merge into the tail lamps. The integrated boot lip spoiler and diffuser elements on the bumper add to the styling cues.
As much for the exterior, Toyota has styled the interior also with a sporty touch. The cabin gets more of a driver focused orientation.
You can see a mix of trim inserts on the new dashboard. This includes brushed metal finish strips and leather.
Then the centre console is compactly designed to house the infotainment system and the air con controls as well. The V-shaped upper section sports the music system.
To add a bit of flair to the interior, the carmaker has added ambient lighting on the passenger side of the dashboard and the interior door handles.
While a new 2.5-litre petrol engine will power the standard variants, there is a 3.5-litre V6 petrol mill for the top-of-the-line trim.
The Hybrid Camry features the next-gen Toyota Hybrid System, which works in conjunction with a 2.5-litre petrol motor. It’s an automatic only, but now benefits from a Sports mode for its CVT gearbox.
Toyota has not revealed any performance figures yet. However, the automaker claims the new Camry is now more fun to drive than its predecessor.