- The new Camry has adopted a whole new design language with added features.
- It has moved to the new TNGA platform with the same powertrain option as before.
Toyota will launch the all-new Camry in India on 18 January. The new Camry has adopted a modern design language along with an enhanced feature list. It is bigger than the older car owing to the new platform and it also has a revised hybrid powertrain.
Underpinning the new-gen Camry is the versatile TNGA platform which it shares with all modern day Toyotas. Appearance wise, the new Camry is now a lot more aggressive than before with a gaping grille up front similar to the Lexus’ spindle grille. The imposing fascia has a large air-dam with horizontal louvres for lower grille and a sleek upper grille. Toyota calls it the new 'Keen Look' design language.
The swept-back LED headlights sports three-bar DRLs. The silhouette is elongated yet simple. At the rear, the sedan has 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 now modern in terms of design and features. The centre console is dominated by a new eight-inch touchscreen unit. The simple yet driver-focused cabin also has many practical storage places. There is soft-touch material present all around with features like wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, and 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 of the new Camry is the same 2.5-litre hybrid-petrol powertrain as the older car. The four-cylinder petrol engine produces 175hp/221Nm which is mated to an 88kW electric motor. The 208bhp from the powertrain is sent to a six-speed CVT automatic transmission.
When launched, the new Toyota Camry will continue to rival against the likes of Honda Accord Hybrid, Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat. It might also be slightly more expensive than the model it replaces.