August 28, 2013: Toyota Kirloskar Motor has today launched the much awaited Camry Hybrid in the Indian market at Rs. 29.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Deriving its power from a 2.5-litre Beltless petrol engine with an electric motor, the Camry Hybrid returns an impressive 201bhp. The car also returns a superb 19.16kmpl of mileage, which has been said to be the best in its segment. The Camry Hybrid comes with an Electronically Controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (E-CVT), which provides enhanced driving performance, with reduced fuel consumption and lower NVH.
One of the best sellers from the esteemed stables of Toyota Motor Corporation is the aristocratic Toyota Camry sedan. This luxury sedan was first launched in the Indian car market way back in year, 2002 and since then has been doing splendid business for its company. Toyota Camry was launched in other global markets much earlier in year 1982 and is acclaimed to be one of the best cars in the North American car market as well. This prevalent version is the seventh generation of this premium sedan and the company is expecting that it would do much better than all its earlier versions. This premium sedan has been equipped with some of the best in class comfort and other protective features, which takes utmost care of the passengers as well as of the vehicle. It is being said that the company has sold more than fourteen million Toyota Camry vehicles across the globe till date and the figure is increasing every day. The word Camry is said to be corresponding with the word Crown in Japanese dialect and this automobile giant also had a car named as Crown in their highly reputed stable. This premium sedan has captivating exteriors and at the same time has been integrated with some top of the line interior features as well. This magnificent premium sedan houses a 2.5-litre petrol engine, which generates a remarkable power and torque output that is pertinent for the Indian roads. This luxury sedan will not be coming into the Indian market through the CBU (completely built up unit) route, but is apparently going to be assembled at the company’s manufacturing facility, which is based off the metropolitan city of Bengaluru. This version of Toyota Camry will be brought into the country in completely knocked down kits, which will also decrease the input costs of the company, thus making the price of this sedan very competitive against its other competitors in this segment. The company is offering this elegant premium sedan, Toyota Camry in some impressive exterior paint options, which are pleasing to the eye. The list of these glossy metallic colors includes a magnificent Black metallic option, a subtle Silver metallic finish, an elegant Beige Mica metallic finish option, a vibrant dark green mica metallic finish and a graceful and brilliant looking Super White II as well. These colors give this premium sedan a very full of life and effervescent look and add to the beauty of this remarkable sedan.
Some of the impressive comfort features included in this sedan are a smart entry system with a start – stop button, a powerful and efficient air conditioner unit with a dual zone automatic climate control and rear AC vents, which add to the comfort of the rear seat passengers. This sedan has an interior illumination package with a fade out room lamp, inside door handles and foot well lamps. The multi-function power steering wheel has audio, multi information display and other buttons for phone mounted on it for added comfort. There is an ECO meter with an ECO indicator, rain sensing wipers, front and rear courtesy lamps, remote boot release and a luggage compartment lamp, rear wind screen defogger with timer, shift position indicator as well . This premium petrol sedan also has an optitron combimeter, advanced 2-DIN MID (multi information display) touch screen with FM Radio, USB interface, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity to pair your phone, in built Mic as well as an along with a highly developed car information system as well. Apart from all these the company has also equipped this regal sedan with a long list of safety aspects as well, which include a highly developed antilock braking system along with an electronic brake force distribution and brake assist for further improving the braking capacity of this luxurious sedan even on wet and slippery roads. The company has also included a highly developed clearance and back sonar with illustration display to simplify the parking of this huge luxury sedan along with a smart key remind warning and an immobilizer along with an alarm as well.
This variant is equipped with a 2.5-litre, 2AR-FE petrol engine that displaces 2494cc. It can produce 178.4bhp at 6000rpm that yields 233Nm of peak torque at 4100rpm. This DOHC based engine is mated to an advanced 6-speed automatic gearbox and it helps in producing 12.98 Kmpl. This base trim is equipped with features like SRS airbags for front passengers, ABS with EBD and brake assist system, impact sensing fuel cut-off system, speed sensing door auto lock, engine immobilizer with alarm, smart key with remind warning and 3-point ELR seatbelt with force limiter and pre-tensioner. It has a list of comfort features including dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, remote boot release, rain sensing wiper, shift position indicator, a multi-information display, an advanced audio system, 4-spoke leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, 8-way power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, leather seat upholstery, rear armrest with cup holders and a few other aspects. In addition to these, it also has shift lock system, digital clock, Optitron combimeter, central console box with sliding leather armrest, illuminated and lockable glove box unit, front overhead storage console, day and night inside rear view mirror and 12V accessory power socket....
This trim is powered by the same 2AR-FE petrol mill, but it is accompanied by a 650V, permanent magnet synchronous motor. This motor can produce a power of 141bhp in combination with a peak torque of 270Nm. Under the hybrid mode, the power output goes up to 202.19bhp, which improves the mileage to 19.16 Kmpl. In addition to the features given in the 2.5 G trim, this variant has vehicle stability control, traction control program and hill start assist....
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.
This majestic premium sedan is equipped with an extremely powerful 2494cc petrol engine. This commanding engine is also equipped with an intake port and a highly developed MPFI (multi point fuel injection) supply system, which helps in generating an impressive mileage. The company claims that the mileage of this Toyota Camry sedan is 10.2 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the traffic ridden city limits and by lanes. While the same 2.5-litre petrol engine can churn out a healthy mileage of close to 12.98, when driven on the highways and bigger roads, which is quite reasonable. Along with this, the start – stop ignition system also helps in conserving precious fuel and thus increases the mileage of this elegant sedan as well.
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 company has equipped this stylish Toyota Camry with an advanced as well as a refined 2.5-litre, 2AR – FE technology based petrol engine, which has 4 in-line cylinders, which have been further fitted with 16 valves. This commanding petrol engine also has a dual over head cam shaft (DOHC) and dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This influential engine will now displace close to 2494cc along with a pounding torque yield of 233 Nm at 4100 rpm in combination with a peak power output of 178.4bhp at 6000 rpm, which is quite remarkable.
Ed's Take: The acceleration produced by the Camry is decent, and especially in the automatic it feels a bit sluggish.
This gracious luxuriant sedan is packed with a powerful petrol engine, which is very fast and energetic. This 2494cc based mill has been equipped with a six speed automatic gear box transmission that has a sequential shift, which augments the pickup and acceleration of this sedan. Then there is a DOHC along with a dual variable valve timing with intelligence as well, which further aid in better performance. The top speed of this enigmatic sedan is in the range of 180 to 185 Kmph, which is quite exciting. At the same time this influential 2.5 litre petrol engine can propel this premium sedan from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 7.8 seconds , which is rather thrilling for all the occupants sitting inside.
The company has done up the exteriors of this glorious luxury sedan, Toyota Camry with flamboyance and this car is looking captivating. The designers have done a flawless job and the outsides are looking extremely urbane and is very different from all its predecessors. This seventh generation luxury sedan has a sharp and trendy overall design in comparison to the earlier model. The frontage of this amazing sedan has a large radiator grille, which has lots of chrome on it. This smart front grille now has six horizontal slats with a ‘V’ shaped design to it. The large head light cluster now feature angular high intensity discharge (HID) lamps that have a washer and a automatic leveling system as well. This headlamp cluster has a swept back design that makes this sedan look splendid. The front body colored bumper also gets some angular treatment and it also has head lamp washers, which are mounted on it. This bumper also has a pair of bright round shaped fog lamps, which are placed in chrome housings. The air dam is wide and is placed on the lower end of the bumper and is colored in black, which adds to the attractiveness of this premium sedan. The bonnet is bulging a bit and has flowing lines from the wind screen and mates with the chrome based radiator grille, which makes the frontage very alluring. The side of this sedan has slim fenders along with A-Pillar, while the outside rear view mirrors have been fitted with LED based side turn indicator on them. Apart from this, all the door handles are made of chrome and are gelling very well with the overall chrome elements on this Toyota Camry sedan. To add to the decorative value of this sedan, the company has added a chrome strip that runs along the board under the doors. The company has bestowed the pronounced wheel arches of this splendid sedan with ten spoke, 16 inch light alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, which add to the sportiness of this sedan. The rear end is flat and has an angular design with a LED light glow based tail lamp cluster , which are shaped in a semi rectangular style and then extend into the boot lid. Some other significant features include chrome door handles, which are making the sides look urbane. Then there is a classy chrome rear garnish, which adds to the beauty of the rear end as well along with a chrome plated exhaust pipe.
This elegant sedan is very large and has a lot of space inside to offer outstanding comfort for all the passengers inside it. The overall dimensions of this Toyota Camry sedan are very spacious with a total length 4825mm along with an overall width of 1825mm, which also includes the foldable outside rear view mirrors as well. The Toyota Camry sedan has a roomy wheel base of 2775mm, which ensures ample leg room along with pertinent head and shoulder space for all the occupants sitting inside this stylish sedan. This elegant sedan stands tall with a total height of 1480mm and has a remarkable ground clearance of 160mm, which helps it glide over any road condition with ease. The minimum turning radius of this spacious and comfortable sedan is around 5.7 meters along with a fuel tank capacity of 70 litres and a seating capacity of five. The maximum kerb weight of this gracious sedan is 1475 kg and the 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.
Along with the sleek and immaculately done up exteriors, the company has done the interiors of this up market sedan luxuriously. This sedan has been integrated with quite a number of interior features, which will certainly astound the customers. The company has bestowed this aristocratic sedan with plush leather seats, which are very comfortable and gives the occupants a very relaxing driving experience. The driver's seat can be power adjusted in eight different ways and also has lumbar support, which makes it easier to choose the best possible option. Then there is a rear center arm rest for added comfort for the back seat passengers. This arm rest has a cup holder along with trunk through access and is in a stylish wood finish. The steering wheel, gear changing lever and also the parking brake lever are all covered in premium quality leather upholstery, which adds to the elegance of the interiors of this premium sedan. The door trims are padded and also get wood finish that makes them look regal. The front seats have back pockets to keep a few things. Then there is a leather trim on the cowl as well as the dash board with real stitching that adds to the glamor of this sedan. This sedan also has a front overhead storage console and a large illuminated glove box as well, which is lockable as well. Then there are front and rear personal lamps, which are of LED and are linked with the opening of the door. There are a total of four cup holders, a couple of them in the front and two of them in the rear part of this sedan. The company has also integrated a digital clock as well as a 12V DC power outlet, which will help in charging gadgets, while on the move. This elegant Toyota Camry petrol sedan has been blessed with a classy and brilliant interior illumination package, which consists of a fade our smart room lamp, door inside handles in a chrome finish along with foot well lamps as well. There is a remote boot release, internal fuel lid opener, a luggage room lamp and many more such aspects, which will be of utility for the buyers.
The company has bestowed this sedan with a long list of impressive features, which consist of a smart entry system with a start/stop button. Then there is the powerful and efficient air conditioner unit with a dual zone automatic climate control and rear AC vents, which add to the comfort of the rear seat passengers. This sedan has an interior illumination package with a fade out room lamp, inside door handles and foot well lamps. The multi-function power steering wheel has audio, multi information display and other buttons for phone mounted on it for added comfort. There is an ECO meter with an ECO indicator, rain sensing wipers, front and rear courtesy lamps, remote boot release and a luggage compartment lamp, rear wind screen defogger with timer, shift position indicator as well. This new sedan also has an optitron combimeter, advanced 2-din multi information display touch screen with FM Radio, USB interface, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity to pair your phone, in built Mic as well as an along with a highly developed car information system as well. The center console has a sliding leather armrest with storage, front over head storage console, an illuminated and lockable large glove box, a day and night internal rear view mirror and many more such remarkable comfort features, which will certainly make an impact on the customers.
The interiors of this premium Toyota Camry petrol sedan are very spacious and can take in five occupants without any difficulty. The seating arrangement of this sedan is very comfortable and provides apt thigh support along with knee room as well. The leg room is rather spacious and gives a relaxed driving experience to all the passengers. Apart from this, this sedan provides pertinent head and shoulder space to the passengers as well. This premium petrol sedan also has ample knee and elbow room for all the occupants, which will give them a relaxing driving experience.
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.
The company has equipped this Toyota Camry with a refined and highly advanced 2.5-litre petrol engine . This engine is a 2AR – FE, four in-line cylinder based engine, which has been further fitted with 16 valves. This commanding petrol engine has a dual over head cam shaft with chain drive (DOHC) and dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This influential engine has the ability to displace close to 2494cc along with a pounding torque yield of 233Nm at 4100rpm in combination with an impressive 178.5bhp at 6000 rpm, which is quite remarkable. This dominant petrol engine has been cleverly mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box with sequential shift for a pleasurable driving experience. The company claims that the mileage of this Toyota Camry sedan is 10.2 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the traffic ridden city limits and by lanes. While the same 2.5-litre petrol engine can churn out a healthy mileage of close to 12.98, when driven on the highways and bigger roads, which is quite reasonable. Along with this, the start – stop ignition system also helps in conserving precious fuel and thus increases the mileage of this elegant sedan as well. The top speed of this enigmatic sedan is in the range of 180 to 185 Kmph, which is quite exciting. At the same time this influential petrol engine can propel this premium sedan from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 7.8 seconds, which is rather thrilling for all the occupants sitting inside.
Ed's Take: The accessories on the Camry include touchscreen, seat ventilation, three zone climate control, rear and side blinds.
The company has integrated this Toyota Camry premium sedan with an advanced 2-DIN audio system, which has a touch screen DVD display as well. This audio unit has an integrated MP3/CD player along with an FM tuner as well as a car information system, which keeps the driver updated with all the vital information of this sedan. This powerful music system has been given six speakers along with a remote control along with other input options such as a USB interface and a Aux-In port as well, which enhances the in-cabin ambiance and entertainment quotient for all the passengers. This excellent music system has Bluetooth connectivity as well through which mobile phones can be paired for added comfort to the occupants. The multi-function steering wheel has been embedded with audio and phone buttons to further enhance the comfort levels of the driver.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has equipped the flared up and neatly carved out wheel arches of this sedan with a modish set of sleek alloy wheels. The wheels of this charming Toyota Camry sedan are a stylish set of ten spoke, 16 inch light alloy wheels of size 215/60 R 16 and have sturdy Yokohama decibel E70 tubeless tyres , which give this car a sporty and lively look from the side. The company has also fitted a full size spare wheel along with all the tools and other things necessary for changing a tyre in the boot compartment.
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 braking system of any vehicle is one of the most significant and vital part, which has to be proficient. The company has equipped this Toyota Camry sedan with highly efficient ventilated disc type of a braking mechanism for the front wheels. While the rear tyres get a solid disc brakes for enhanced braking. Apart from these, this Toyota Camry petrol sedan has also been equipped with a antilock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist for further improving the braking capacity of this luxurious sedan even on wet and slippery roads. On the other hand, this aristocratic petrol sedan comes with a sturdy suspension mechanism and has a McPherson strut with a stabilizer bar for the front axle. While, the rear axle gets a dual link with a stabilizer bar, which works extremely well on the bumpy or bad road conditions as well and gives good comfort to all the passengers inside it.
Ed's Take: The safety features on the Camry include airbags, ABS and even ESP.
The company has blessed this immaculate Toyota Camry sedan with some top quality protective features to increase the safety quotient of this premium sedan. The company has included a highly developed clearance and back sonar with illustration display to simplify the parking of this huge luxury sedan along with a smart key remind warning and an immobilizer along with an alarm as well. Apart from all these important and crucial features, this sedan also has front driver and passenger SRS airbags with an impact sensing fuel cut-off and a speed sensing automatic door lock, ABS with EBD and brake assist , all of which further adds to the handling and control of this majestic sedan.
Toyota Camry Pros :
1. Performance of the petrol engine is good.
2. Exterior appearance and style is very attractive.
3. Safety aspects of the Hybrid version are impressive.
4. Innovative comfort features adds to the advantage.
5. Vehicle remains stable even at high speed levels.
Toyota Camry Cons :
1. Cost of maintenance and spare parts is too expensive.
2. Price range is slightly higher in comparison to other sedans.
3. Average looking interiors add to its disadvantage.
4. Suspension system can be made better.
5. Limited exterior paint options to choose from.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|10.2||12.98||178.52bhp @ 6000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|16.03||19.16||157.81bhp @ 5700rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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