- The new-gen Camry will arrive in India in January.
- Will get new features with a whole new design language.
- Expected to be slightly more expensive than the current model.
At the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, Toyota took the covers off the all-new Camry. The ASEAN-spec Camry was revealed in Thailand a few months back. And now, the Camry is coming to India. The new-gen Camry will debut in India early next year and is already listed on Toyota’s official website.
The new-gen Camry moves to Toyota’s new TNGA platform which underpins all modern day Toyotas. The platform helps the sedan to grow in size compared to the model it replaces. Appearance wise, the new Camry is now a lot more aggressive with a gaping grille up front, similar to the Lexus’ spindle grille. Toyota calls it the new 'Keen Look' design language. The swept-back LED headlights get three-bar DRLs. The imposing fascia has a large air-dam with horizontal louvres for lower grille and a rather sleek upper grille.
The silhouette is elongated yet simple. At the rear, the sedan gets a sleeker pair of taillights along with a boot lip spoiler. The 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels are simple and match the overall appeal of the Camry.
The interior of the Camry is a major upliftment over the current model as well. The centre console will get a new eight-inch touchscreen unit with a digital screen for instrument console. The simple yet driver-focused cabin also gets practical storage places, soft-touch material, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, and a spacious cabin with powered seats. When launched, it will also be one of the safest cars in its segment with no less than 10 airbags and a host of active and passive safety equipment.
Under the hood will be the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid-petrol powertrain as the current car. The IC engine produces 175hp/221Nm which is mated to an 88kW electric motor. The 208bhp powertrain will get a six-speed CVT as the only transmission choice.
When it goes on sale in India in January, the next-gen Camry will continue to rival against its current competition which includes the Honda Accord Hybrid, Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat. It might also be slightly more expensive than the current model.