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April 15, 2015: Toyota has confirmed to launch Camry sedan facelift on coming April 30th. The premium sedan will get mid-life facelift with modification both inside out. The new Camry will carry changes in the form of fresh grille with headlight cluster now incorporating LED daytime running lights. The bumper have been tweaked too while the rear profile sport a thin chrome slat striking through the tailights. Inside, the car gets new instrument cluster with blue blackight and larger 6.1inch touchscreen infotainment unit and a new three-spoke steering wheel. There will no changes under the hood and the car will continue to sport the same 2.5L petrol motor.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors, the Indian subsidiary of the Japan based auto giant is apparently planning to roll out the facelifted version of Camry in the country's car bazaar. The current version of this luxury sedan is prevalent from year 2012 and ever since, it has not received any updates. This new generation version is slated for a launch by the end of this month and is going to come in a brand new avatar. The manufacturer had already pulled off covers on this version at the 2014 Moscow show. Recently, it has been launched in some of the international markets as well. Now, it is time for us Indians to receive this beautifully sculptured sedan, which is going to be placed in the luxury vehicles segment. There are speculations going round that the manufacturer may not upgrade the engine specifications or any other technical specifications. According to the sources, this upcoming model will continue to be on sale in petrol and hybrid versions. In this case, its regular version will be fitted with the same 2.5-litre 2AR-FE, 4-cylinder petrol mill, which will be mated to a six speed automatic gearbox featuring a sequential gear shift. While the Hybrid version also gets the same petrol mill, but additionally, it also gets a 650V electric motor that helps to improve the fuel efficiency.
To discuss about the changes, this latest generation Camry gets a brand new radiator grille that looks sleek featuring horizontally positioned strips. It is also decorated with a chrome plated strip, which extends to the edges of headlight cluster. The front bumper gets sportier with body colored lip and a large air intake section. Along with these, the manufacturer has also updated the design of headlight cluster, alloy wheels and rear profile. The changes inside the cabin are mostly regarding materials that gives it is a silhouette of high end luxury. The automaker has covered the seats with soft leather upholstery and slightly modified the design of its steering wheel. In addition to these, one can also see the wooden inserts on floor console, dashboard and door panels, which further enhances its regal quotient. As far as features are concerned, this upcoming model is said to be coming with a refined infotainment system with bigger 8-inch color screen that supports navigation system also provides controls for several functions of the car. Beside these, its instrument panel is expected to get a 4.2-inch TFT screen along with two round shaped meters. Apart from these features, all other comfort aspects are expected to remain same as the existing version. At the same time, we can also expect that there wont be any changes to its security features, since the manufacturer is focused on upgrading its looks. Soon after its launch, it will lock horns with Skoda Superb, Nissan Teana, Mercedes Benz C Class and others in the luxury car segment.
As per the speculation, the company is going to made several changes to its exterior appearance and it sports a host of cosmetic upgrades as compared to its outgoing model. Its aerodynamic body structure is fitted with a lot of striking features, which gives it a captivating look on the roads. Starting with the front fascia, it will get completely new structure with a suave radiator grille, which comes with a lot of chrome treatment on it. This grille is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. It is surrounded by a redesigned headlight cluster, which is powered by high intensity discharge lamps and it also has a washer along with automatic leveling system. The dynamic LED day time running lights gives the frontage a dynamic look. Just below this, it has a new body colored bumper that houses a large air dam for cooling the engine. It is flanked by a pair of bright fog lamps that adds to the visibility of driver and are placed in chrome housings. It has a large windscreen that is made of green tinted glass and fitted with a set of intermittent wipers. The hybrid version comes with a few features like exclusive chrome radiator grille along with emblems, bumpers and so on. The slanted forward bonnet has flowing lines from the windscreen and mates with the chrome based radiator grille that makes the frontage very alluring. Its side profile remains unchanged and nicely designed with the same body colored side moldings and chrome finished window sill. It is equipped with body colored door handles and external wing mirrors, which are electrically adjustable. These mirrors also comes with reverse link, memory, auto retractable, hydro-colloid and LED side turn indicator. The company has given it flared up wheel arches, which are fitted with a modish set of alloy wheels that gives the side profile an elegant look. These rims are further fitted with high performance tubeless radial tyres that provides a superior grip on any road conditions. The company is going to made some changes to its rear profile as well. It might got a thick strip on curvy boot lid along with variant badging. The body colored bumper is accompanied by an exhaust pipe and cladding for preventing it from minor damages. It also has a LED high mounted stop lamp that adds to the safety quotient. Its brand new integrated LED tail light cluster is equipped with LED based reverse lamp, fog lights and turn indicator as well. The large windscreen has a defogger along with a wash and wipe function.
This upcoming sedan is expected to be come with the same dimensions. The overall length of this Toyota Camry series is about 4825mm along with a total width of 1825mm, which also includes the foldable outside rear view mirrors as well. Its decent height is 1480mm that offers ample head room for all occupants. It has a roomy wheelbase of 2775mm, which ensures ample leg room and it has a decent ground clearance of 160mm. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius 5.7 meters that is quite good for this class. The maximum kerb weight is 1475 kgs and its gross weight is around 2000 Kgs.
Ed's Take : The interior space offered on the Camry is good for four large adults. The rear seats are extremely comfortable, while the hybrid even gets the option of adjusting recline on them. The hybrid also gets front seat adjustment from the rear and three-zone climate control, with a separate zone for the rear passengers.
The internal cabin of this upcoming sedan series is going to design with new wooden trim, which will give it a classy look. It also has ambient lighting on the dashboard, which enhances the look of the cabin and is incorporated with various sophisticated features as well. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with well cushioned seats that provides ample leg space for all its occupants. These seats are integrated with adjustable head restraints and center arm rest as well. The seats of this model series are expected to be covered with more softer leather upholstery, which further adds to the classiness. The rear seat comes with split foldable function, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. The driver's seat is available with proper lumbar support and it has 8-way electrical adjustment function. At the same time, front passenger seat is also power adjustable and it comes with easy access function. As per the speculation, it will also gets a restyled steering wheel, which is covered in leather upholstery. The cabin is quite spacious and there is enough leg as well as shoulder room offered to its passengers. The smooth dashboard comes with wood inserts and it is also equipped with a few features. These aspects are chrome accentuated AC vents, a large glove box with cooling effect for keeping some small things at hand, leather wrapped steering wheel and a silver accentuated instrument panel. It houses digital tachometer, electronic tripmeter, door ajar warning, seat belt warning notification and speedometer. The company has given this sedan a lot of utility based aspects, which are cup and bottle holders, front seat back pockets, a large boot compartment, glove box with cooling effect, a rear parcel shelf, ticket holder in the vanity mirrors and other such features. It is also integrated with a digital clock as well as a 12V DC power outlet, which will help in charging gadgets, while on the move. The chrome finishing to gear shift knob and parking lever tip further gives a classy look to its interiors. Apart from these, it also has an advanced multi-information display, front overhead storage console, day and night inside rear view mirror, shift lock system, illuminated and lockable glove box, personal lamps, wood finished on door trims, luggage room lamp and so on.
It is expected that the company is going to give some additional features to this upcoming facelifted version. These aspects are an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with integrated GPS. In addition to these, it will also gets JBL audio unit, which has a 4.2-inch TFT screen engraved instrument panel and ten speakers. Apart from these, it is fitted with all the existing features, which are available in current version. This sedan series comes with a long list of impressive features, which gives the occupants an enjoyable driving experience. It has an efficient air conditioner unit with a dual zone automatic climate control function. It also has rear AC vents that helps in cooling the entire cabin in no time. This sedan has an interior illumination package with a fade out room lamp, inside door handles and foot well lamps. The multi functional power steering wheel is mounted with audio, cruise control and call buttons. There is an ECO meter with an indicator for added comfort. It has a cruise control function with speed limiter that maintains a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. The illuminated glove box compartment is large, which makes storing of objects and its accessibility easier. The smart digital instrument cluster comes with easy to read and alerts the driver with various notifications. It houses a digital tachometer, an electronic tripmeter, door ajar warning, outside temperature display, driver seat belt reminder notification and several other functions. In addition to these, it also has front over head storage console, rain sensing wipers, front and rear courtesy lamps, remote boot release, a luggage compartment lamp, rear wind screen defogger with timer, shift position indicator, rear parking assist, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, smart access card entry, engine start and stop button, dusk sensing headlamps, dust and pollen filter, remote lighting and rear view camera on display on its electro chromic rear view mirror. At the same time, the existing version of this vehicle is equipped with an advanced multimedia player with color touchscreen, which has a lot of controls. It features audio streaming and Bluetooth connectivity along with intuitive voice command technology. It supports CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in Port and six speakers, which enhances the ambiance of its cabin. It also has in-built Mic and amplifier as well.
The interiors of this premium Toyota Camry petrol sedan series are very spacious and can take in five occupants without any difficulty. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and provides apt thigh support along with knee room as well. It has a spacious boot compartment, which can be further increased by folding its rear seat. Its 2.5-litre G variant has a fuel tank capacity of 70 litres, while the fuel tank of its other trim has the capacity to store about 60 litres. It is quite good for planning longer journeys.
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Ed's Take : The acceleration produced by the Camry is decent, and especially in the automatic it feels a bit sluggish.
Since we are not expecting any update to the technical specifications, one can expect that the figures of acceleration will remain to be same as the prevalent version. Both the petrol and hybrid versions are expected to break the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in approximately 8.9 seconds. At the same time, they can go up to a top speed of more than 200 Kmph.
Ed's Take : The performance from the Camry is decent, however it has a good drivability. There is absolutely of lag in power for this engine.
According to the news, the company is going to launch this sedan with the same technical specifications, which are available in existing version. It has a refined and highly advanced 2.5-litre, 2AR - FE petrol engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2494cc. This dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) based motor is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. It has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 178.5bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 233Nm at just 4100rpm. It is cleverly mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. At the same time, its Hybrid variant is bestowed with the same engine along with permanent magnet synchronous motor, which enhances its performance. It comes with three modes of power output, which are 157.8bhp, 141bhp and 202.1bhp all at 5700rpm. While it yields two different torque outputs as well that are 213Nm and 270Nm at 4500rpm. This power plant is coupled with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission gear box, which allows the vehicle to attain a breathtaking top speed. It is incorporated with an electronic fuel injection supply system that helps in generating a maximum mileage of 19.1 Kmpl under standard driving conditions.
Ed's Take : The fuel efficiency of the Toyota Camry is about 7-9km/l depending completely on your driving style. The hybrid version is a lot more fuel efficient than the conventional petrol as it offers an efficiency of about 13-14 km/l under normal driving style. The ARAI figure is of about 19km/l, but then those aren’t realistic figures.
As per rumors, this upcoming vehicle is going to be available with the exiting petrol engine option. Both the regular and hybrid versions are equipped with a 2.5-litre engine that has a multi-point fuel injection technology. This motor is capable of producing a maximum mileage of approximately 12 Kmpl. However in combination with the electric mill, it can give away a peak mileage of 19 Kmpl.
Ed's Take : The power produced by the Camry is good, and the same goes with the hybrid version too. At about 167bhp in the petrol and 200+ in the hybrid, this power looks great on paper.
The petrol motor is integrated with a VVT-i technology and is based on a DOHC valve configuration featuring 4-cylinders and 16-valves. It can produce a maximum power of 158.2bhp along with a torque of 213Nm. Its electric motor can churn out 140bhp of power along with a torque of 277Nm. The combination of both these mills enhances the power output to 202bhp.
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4 Cylinder 16 Valve
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Ed's Take : The accessories on the Camry include touchscreen, seat ventilation, three zone climate control, rear and side blinds.
This yet to be launched sedan series is expected to gain a new wooden trim and softer leather seats. As per the speculation, this vehicle might also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with integrated GPS. At the same time, it is also anticipated that it is going to come with JBL audio unit, which has a 4.2-inch TFT screen engraved instrument panel and ten speakers. This audio unit is integrated with MP3/CD player, radio with FM tuner along with six speakers that enhances the ambiance of its cabin. It also has a remote control along with other input options such as a USB interface, iPod connectivity and Aux-In port. The multi-function steering wheel has been embedded with audio and phone buttons to further enhance the comfort levels of the driver. On the other hand, the owners can also customize the vehicle with various features like rear seat entertainment, navigation system, leather seats, floor mats, stylish body decals, a set of alloy wheels, illuminated scuff plates, LED day time running lights and several other features.
Ed's Take : The handling characteristics of the Camry aren’t phenomenal as it has been designed for better comfort. Hence, one can feel the body roll on this sedan.
The company is going to launch this vehicle with the same efficient braking as well as a reliable suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, whereas the rear one has been fitted with a dual link type of mechanism. Both these front and rear axles are assisted by stabilizer bar along with coil springs that keeps the vehicle stable and gives a comfortable driving experience. It is also expected to be equipped with vehicle stability and traction control system that adds to the advantage. On the other hand, its braking mechanism is further assisted by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which prevents from wheel locking, when sudden brakes are applied. It also has anti slip regulation function, which prevents the traction while driving. The front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while the rear ones have been equipped with conventional set of solid disc brakes. This mechanism is further improved by brake assist system. It is incorporated with an electric variable and speed proportional power assisted steering system. It is highly responsive and comes with tilt as well as telescopic adjustment function. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.3 meters, which is quite good for this class.
Ed's Take : The safety features on the Camry include airbags, ABS and even ESP.
This yet to be launched vehicle is expected to be rolled out with the same protective aspects. The company is going to give this stylish sedan with some top quality protective features to increase the safety quotient. It has a highly developed clearance and back sonar with illustration display to simplify the parking. Its advanced engine immobilizer with security alarm system prevents it from any unauthorized entry. This sedan is equipped with an electronic stability program that prevents wheel slip and loss of traction by minimizing the engine power and by applying brake force to the wheels. The electrochromic rear view mirror prevents dazzling of headlights from oncoming traffic, thus making the drive safe. There are front anti whiplash adjustable headrests available that helps preventing the risk of whiplash injury in case of a collision. It also has SRS airbags, which are available for driver and co-passenger along with side and curtain airbags as well. The 3-point seat belts with pretensioner and force limiter are given for all passengers along with driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. It also has ISOFIX child seats mounting points that adds to the advantage. Apart from these, the car maker has given it speed limiter, anti-pinch windows, a centrally located fuel tank along with impact sensing fuel cut-off, a high mounted stop lamp, central locking system, fog lights and speed sensing automatic door lock.
The flared up wheel arches of this Toyota Camry model series is anticipated to be fitted with the same modish set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 215/60 R16 that provides superior grip on any road conditions. The company has also fitted a full size spare wheel along with all the tools for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard features in both trim levels.
1. Performance of the engine is quite good.
2. Updated exteriors with a lot of styling aspects.
3. Safety aspects of the Hybrid version are up to the mark.
4. Innovative comfort features adds to the advantage.
5. Vehicle remains stable even at high speed levels.
1. Cost of maintenance and spare parts is expensive.
2. Fuel economy is not up to the mark.
3. Interiors are still needs to improve.
4. Suspension and braking system can be made better.
5. Limited exterior paint options to choose from.
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Toyota Kirloskar Motors India celebrates first anniversary of the Camry Hybrid in the country. It is also the first locally manufactured Hybrid car in India. Moreover, Toyota says 75 per cent of the total sale of Camry sedan in the country accounts for the Hybrid version. Wohh! people are moving towards greener cars.
Continuing with the recalling spree, Toyota Kirloskar Motors India has recalled 119 units of the Camry sedan after the recent Innova recall. The Japanese quintessential automaker adds that the faulty vehicle has been manufactured in between March and July 2011, imported to India from the the home country - Japan. Toyota says that the sedans are recalled to rectify a defect in the front suspension setup of the vehicle. This move is under the Toyota’s global recall of nearly 1.7 lac units of Camry sedan manufactured in Japanese manufacturing facility.
Totally Insane Camry! Toyota has unveiled purposefully built Sleeper Camry dragster at the on going SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) in States. Toyota says, ‘Sleeper’ has been used in with Camary in the branding, as in drag racing terms ‘sleeper’ has been used for the vehicles which looks ‘as innocuous as possible’ - means not brutal looking. The vehicle will be on display at the SEMA Show from 4-7th of November and after the show it will tour the country at selected NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) races.