Say hi there to the ninth-generation Toyota Camry, which is first making its debut in the USA the place it would solely be supplied with series-parallel hybrid powertrains. Consumers there’ll get to decide on between front- and all-wheel drive configurations together with 4 trim ranges, specifically LE, SE, XLE and XSE, with arrivals in dealerships anticipated to happen within the spring of 2024.
The fifth-generation of the Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5) within the all-new Camry includes a 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four petrol engine that’s augmented by two electrical motors for a complete system output of (228 PS) 225 hp.
For the AWD model, there’s a 3rd electrical motor on the rear axle that brings the full system output to (235 PS) 232 hp. This setup is known as E-4 and Toyota says it makes 30 PS (30 hp) greater than the earlier mechanical AWD model. Each powertrains come an digital CVT (E CVT) in addition to a lithium-ion battery, though Toyota shouldn’t be disclosing the power capability of the latter for now.
The earlier 3.5 litre V6 choice gained’t be making a return for the Camry regardless of its larger output of 301 hp, probably as a consequence of its reducing demand, poor gasoline economic system and the corporate’s push to cut back emissions. There’s additionally no point out of the TRD variant, which was out there with the eighth-generation mannequin.
Powertrain discuss apart, the newest Camry is underpinned by the identical GA-Okay model of the Toyota New World Structure (TNGA) that was additionally utilized by its predecessor. There are some tweaks although, together with new dampers and revised tuning for higher on-road manners and luxury.
As for the outside design, the brand new Camry sports activities Toyota’s ‘hammerhead’ grille additionally seen on the Prius, Crown Sport and C-HR. The LED headlamps are additionally slimmer than earlier than and combine C-shaped daytime working lights, whereas discreet air curtains body the sculpted decrease consumption that will get patterned trim on it.
Shifting to the rear, the taillights mimic the C-shaped design seen on the entrance and are joined by a extra spaced out ‘Camry script’ on the lipped boot lid. Elsewhere, the distinctive crease that beforehand linked the taillights to the bumper on the previous-generation mannequin now terminates on the base of the boot aperture, whereas the quantity plate recess will get a reshape.
Inside, the overhauled dashboard does away with the earlier automotive’s overlapping buildings in favour of an easier design that’s headlined by a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system (lesser variants get an 8-inch unit). There’s additionally a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (lesser variants get a 7-inch unit) forward of the motive force, together with a brand new steering wheel – 10-inch head-up show is fitted as normal on larger variants.
On the centre stack, the local weather and luxury controls are all button-based (no extra dials) and positioned larger above the central air vents. Progressing additional down, we discover a conventional gear lever, cupholders, further automobile controls and a partial partition on the aspect of the entrance passenger.
All variants of the 2025 Camry within the US will include Toyota Security Sense 3.0, which incorporates autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management, lane departure help, highway signal help, computerized excessive beam, blind spot monitoring and rear cross visitors alert. Including on the Premium Plus Package deal with the XLE and XSE nets patrons visitors jam help, entrance cross visitors alert, lane change help, a panoramic view monitor in addition to entrance and rear parking help with computerized braking.
Different out there gear supplied embody wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a mix of USB-A and USB-C ports, the Toyota Digital Key by way of smartphones, a nine-speaker JBL sound system, keyless entry and begin, dual-zone local weather management, rain-sensing wipers, 18- and 19-inch wheels, aluminium sports activities pedals, powered entrance seats with heating and air flow capabilities, a powered sunroof in addition to numerous upholstery choices (Softex, leather-based, leather-based/Dinamica microfibre).
So, what are your ideas on the brand new Camry? Is it higher trying than the earlier mannequin and even the newest Honda Accord? Share your ideas with us within the feedback under.
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