- Toyota Camry returns to European market after 14 years
- This is the eighth-gen Camry which was launched in 2017
Toyota Camry, one of the most successful Toyota cars across the globe, has returned to the European market at the Paris Motor Show after a hiatus of 14 years. Identical to the North American model launched in 2017, the new Toyota Camry gets a slightly powerful version of the same 2.5-litre hybrid.
So, the new Camry is bold in terms of looks with the large sports-car-like horizontally slatted grille dominating the fascia. The hybrid gets an illuminated blue logo while the headlamps are all-LED units with daytime running lamps. The profile is signature Camry with its length, the prominent straight shoulder-line and the sloping extended roof.
Inside, the new Camry is busy with the large screen dominating the sculpted centre console which is laden with buttons. The instrument cluster is large and gets LCD inserts to display the vitals and the cabin is laden with all the bells and whistles befitting an executive sedan. The rear reclining seats add to the roominess of the cabin along with the limousine-like collapsible front passenger seat.
Under the hood, the Euro-spec Camry gets the same 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder mill, which along with the hybrid setup, generates 215bhp of power, slightly more than the 208bhp setup offered in North America. It can run in EV mode for a few kilometres saving fuel in the stop and go or crawling traffic restricting emissions and boosting fuel economy.
We can expect the new Camry to arrive in India as the hybrid was quite successful here especially when the government was offering rebates on hybrids.