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Comes loaded with a host of new features, both inside and outside the cabin
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor has finally launched the facelifted version of its luxury sedan Camry in the car market. It comes with major cosmetic updates but the company has not made any changes to its technical specifications. Its petrol variant is christened as Toyota Camry 2.5 G , which is now more attractive. Its exteriors get a lot of chrome touch, which is a big plus point. Other updated features include a big muscular bumper with chrome insert, a large chrome outlined air dam, a new set of fog lamps and new tail light cluster with energy efficient LED design. Its headlight cluster also get chiseled and incorporated with LED lighting. At the same time, the flared up wheel arches are fitted with a brand new set of alloy wheels that changes the look of its side profile. Not only this, the company has made a lot of significant changes to its internal cabin as well, which gives it a modish appearance. The list includes a new instrument cluster, blue mood lighting, subtle revision to the dashboard, a hi-resolution screen for the touchscreen infotainment system and it also gets a digital display between the meters. This facelifted version is also available in new upholstery, which is in a swish beige color scheme. In terms of technical specification, it is fitted with the same 2.5-litre engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2494cc. This power plant is coupled with a six speed automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering 178.5bhp of power output in combination with a commanding torque of 233Nm. The braking mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. It is also equipped with vehicle stability along with traction control and hill start assist function. All these features add together makes it one of the safest and modern looking sedans in its segment. It will compete with the likes of Skoda Superb, Audi A3 and others in this segment. On the other hand, the company is selling this model series with a standard warranty of three years or 100000 Kilometers, whichever is earlier. At the same time, the buyers can extend this period by one or two years at an additional cost paid to authorized dealer.
After updating the exteriors of this glorious sedan, it looks even attractive. The aerodynamic body structure is fitted with a number of styling aspects. To begin with the front fascia, it comes with redesigned radiator grille that has a lot of chrome treatment on it. It is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is surrounded by a revamped headlight cluster, which is powered by high intensity LED lamps and it also has a washer along with automatic leveling system. The dynamic LED day time running lights give the frontage a dynamic look. Just below this, it has a large and muscular bumper, which is a big change to its frontage. It houses a large air dam for better air intake and it comes with a lot of chrome inserts. It has a large windscreen that is made of green tinted glass and fitted with a set of intermittent wipers. Its side profile is neatly designed with body colored side moldings and chrome finished window sill. The body colored external wing mirrors are electrically adjustable and also comes with reverse link, memory, auto retractable, hydro-colloid and LED side turn indicator. The pronounced wheel arches are fitted with a brand new set of alloy wheels, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres that provide a superior grip on any road conditions. The rear end has a curvy boot lid, which is embedded with variant badging. The body colored bumper is accompanied by an exhaust pipe, which is treated in chrome. It also has an LED high mounted stop lamp and a bright tail light cluster, which is equipped with LED based reversing lamps along with a pair fog lights and turn indicator as well. The large windscreen has a defogger along with wash and wipe function.
The manufacturer has updated the internal section of this sedan and given it a classy appearance. Now it comes in a beige color scheme, which is complemented by wood inserts on dashboard. Its steering wheel and center console gets a lot of chrome accentuation. It also has ambient lighting for enhancing the look of its cabin and is incorporated with various sophisticated features as well. The cabin is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are covered with premium leather upholstery. These seats are integrated with adjustable head restraints and a center arm rest as well. 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. While other seat in cabin also has power adjustment and easy access function. The smooth dashboard comes with wood inserts and is also equipped with a few features. The list of features include chrome accentuated AC vents, a large glove box with cooling effect for keeping some small things at hand, leather wrapped steering wheel and a redesigned silver accentuated instrument panel. It houses digital tachometer, electronic tripmeter, door ajar warning, seat belt warning notification and speedometer. Other utility based aspects 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.
Engine and Performance:
There is no mechanical changes under the hood and this variant and is fitted with the same 2.5-litre, 2AR - FE petrol engine. It carries four cylinders with dual variable valve timing (VVT-i) based technology. It has a displacing capacity of about 2494cc. 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. It allows the vehicle to attain a breathtaking top speed in the range of 180 to 190 Kmph. At the same time, it will take about 7.8 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill. It is incorporated with an electronic fuel injection supply system that helps in generating a healthy mileage of 13 Kmpl under standard driving conditions .
Braking and Handling:
The McPherson strut type of mechanism is used to its front axle, whereas the rear one gets a dual link type of mechanism. These axles are further assisted by stabilizer bar along with coil springs that gives a comfortable driving experience. It has vehicle stability and traction control system for added advantage. On the other hand, it braking mechanism is further assisted by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. It also has anti slip regulation function, which prevents the traction while driving. Its front and rear wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated discs and solid disc brakes respectively. 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.
This luxurious sedan is equipped with a lot of features, which gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. It has an efficient air conditioner unit with a dual zone automatic climate control function. The presence of rear AC vents help in cooling the entire cabin in no time. The multi functional power steering wheel is mounted with audio, cruise control and call buttons. This updated version gets a hi-resolution screen for touchscreen infotainment system as well as digital display between the meters. Its multimedia player has a lot of controls that add to the comfort level. It features audio streaming and Bluetooth connectivity along with intuitive voice command technology. It also has in-built Mic and amplifier as well. It also has a cruise control function with speed limiter that maintains a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. The smart digital instrument cluster comes with easy to read and alerts the driver with various notifications. In addition to these, it also has rain sensing wipers, front and rear courtesy lamps, remote boot release, 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 and rear view camera on display on its electrochromic rear view mirror.
This 2015 version sedan comes with some top quality protective features to increase the safety quotient. It is equipped with electronic stability program that prevents wheel slip and loss of traction by minimizing the engine power and by applying brake force to the wheels. There are front anti whiplash adjustable headrests available that helps preventing the risk of whiplash injury in case of a collision. It is equipped with SRS airbags for driver and co-passenger along with side and curtain airbags. Besides these, it has ISOFIX child seats mounting points, speed limiter, anti-pinch windows, safety belts with pre-tensioner and force limiter, impact sensing fuel cut-off and speed sensing automatic door lock. Its highly developed clearance and back sonar comes with illustration display to simplify the parking. The advanced engine immobilizer comes with security alarm system, which prevents it from any unauthorized entry.
1. Refreshing exterior appearance is a big plus point.
2. Innovative comfort and safety features.
1. Initial cost of ownership and spares are quite expensive.
2. Low ground clearance is a disadvantage.
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