Toyota has just announced the launch of its completely re-designed Camry in Japan. The new car is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is the reason why Toyota has been able to lower the entire car to create a design with a low centre of gravity.
Exterior highlights include a three dimensional lower grille, and the twin-beam LED headlamps with a three-level stacked LED clearance lamps that provides better visibility. Toyota revealed that the use of the new platform has created more room within the cabin. Furthermore, features like navigation, heads-up display, and multi-information display are integrated in a manner that minimises distraction and allows the driver to focus on driving.
Powering the new Camry is the combination of a 178bhp 2.5-litre petrol engine with 221Nm of torque, an electric motor capable of 120bhp, and a lithium-ion battery. It also gets a number of active safety systems like the Toyota Safety Sense P (a collision avoidance assist package), Rear Cross Traffic Auto Brake (automatically applies brakes if it detects another vehicle in blind spots while reversing).
Due to this new platform, Toyota says that the Camry’s optimal weight balance with lower centre of gravity lends the car improved vehicle stability and minimal sway at high speeds. All four engine mounts are hydraulic (a first for Toyota), and this minimizes vibration and noise too. Body rigidity is further enhanced through the use of laser screw welding, a state-of-the-art welding method for vehicle bodies. In fact, extensive use of ultra-high-tensile hot-stamp steel throughout the Camry reduces its weight while improving collision safety.