The launch of the 2015 Toyota Camry seems to be on the horizon, as the car was recently spotted completely undisguised, in India.
While the new Camry is still based on the current car’s underpinnings, it has been completely restyled according to the Japanese manufacturer’s new design language. It gets a sharper front fascia thanks to the sleek headlamps and an inverted trapezoidal grille. Except for the roof, almost all of the bodywork has been re-sculpted to lend it a modern look. The interior also gets new premium, soft-touch materials throughout to enhance the premium feel of the spacious cabin.
The European-spec Camry comes with a new 2.0-litre VVT-iW engine which is mated to a new six-speed Multi-mode automatic transmission. For the Indian market however, we expect the Camry to continue with the 2.5-litre four-pot VVT-i unit, which produces 179bhp and 233Nm of torque. The hybrid variant will get an additional 22bhp thanks to an electric motor.
The new Camry made its global debut during last year’s Moscow Auto Show, and is already on sale in a few global markets. The Toyota Camry models sold in India are locally assembled at Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s (TKM) plant in Bidadi, Karnataka from CKD units imported from Thailand. It competes with other premium sedans like the Skoda Superb and the upcoming Volkswagen Passat.