With the launch of Toyota Camry Hybrid, it paved the way for newly conceptualised cars in the Indian autoworld. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is responsible to bring in India's first ever locally manufactured hybrid car- The brand new Camry Hybrid. With this, company brings India at 9th position on global frontier to manufacture hybrid automobiles. As the name suggests, Toyota Camry Hybrid has showed up with a fusion of two kinds of power sources- newly developed 2.5L beltless petrol engine and electric motor. This car features smart driving option- Hybrid Synergy Drive, which basically senses when to switch between two power output options available. The powerful combination comprising of the hybrid unit churns out impressive power of 201bhp. Toyota Camry Hybrid has shown up with a price tag of Rs. 29.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The vehicle has not been compromised with fuel efficiency, rather it gives best-in-class mileage of 19.16kmpl.
The luxury Sedan in combination with Hybrid technology has come up with stunning exteriors. The eye engaging site is promised, looking at this wonderful piece of innovation. The all-new wider headlamps with automatic HID, lends a unique and prominent looks to Camry Hybrid. The wide design of headlamps also enhance the vision, and gives clear view while riding it. Another element which draws the attention is the new Camry's stunningly designed radiator grille. Six horizontal slats with supreme class chrome finish, holds the Toyota badge at the center. Even fog-lamps now feature chrome rims; the performance of the headlamps have been improved, ensuring clear and better vision in any weather condition. Taking look at the side profile of the sedan, a long and classy view just makes it a spot-on at a single glance. The side rear view mirrors are mounted with ORVMs, which gathers good attention even when it is parked. The sedan also embellishes a single chrome strip running beneath the doors, which ultimately enhances the side profile of the sedan. In addition, this premium sedan has been bestowed with gleaming ten spoke, 16 inch alloy wheels, which simply magnify the luxurious sedan. The rear end comprises of LED tail lamps of angular shape, which adjoin to bootlid with clean finish. The rear is designed flat with some chrome garnish to pump up the classy feel of the sedan.
When it comes to the new Camry's interiors, Toyota's design plans cannot but be appreciated. The elegant interiors and plush cabin woo the customers. The comfortable leather seats are well padded, and provide a deluxe feel to the occupants. The dashboard looks really attractive with wood inserts. The well-lit Optitron meter provides every minute information. The steering wheel comes loaded with several functions at the fingertips of the driver. There are multi-functional keys available on the steering, which increases accessibility to various controls while driving. The driver seat can be power adjusted in eight different ways, also has lumbar support, ensuring the best possible seating position. As Toyota believes in “Space is the ultimate luxury”, it has proved itself in living upto it with its newly launched hybrid car. The parking brake lever, steering wheel and the gear changing lever- all come covered with leather upholstery . The center console of all-new Camry Hybrid comprises of advanced audio system with superior sound quality, which has six different speakers to deliver superb sound effects. The audio system comprises of touchscreen DVD display, Bluetooth, Aux-in and Car Information System.
Engine and Performance :
All-new Toyota Camry Hybrid is equipped with hybrid system, which comprises of the exclusive 2.5-liter Beltless petrol engine and an electric motor. The vehicle is armed with Hybrid Synergy Drive, one smart feature instilled in the car, which senses when to switch between the two power source options provided. This hybrid setup is frugal and efficient enough to churn exceptionally high power output of 201bhp, and peak torque of 233Nm. The advanced technology incorporated into this sedan makes driving experience effortlessly smooth, even while cruising down the road.Now that is something thoughtful. The power packed performance, along with less fuel consumption is the new technology all about. The Camry Hybrid has been showed up with an Electronically Controlled Continous Variable Transmission (E-CVT), which ensures smooth and refined performance of the sedan, along with lower NVH. Most significantly, the engine noise has been reduced drastically, it is even soundless at the ignition point too. There are many other factors which have been played upon to bring the noises down like, high density dashboard silencer material, acoustic windshield glass and E-CVT.
Braking & Handling :
Brake mechanism of any car is one such element which can not be overlooked, as it has a major role to play. With improved performance, it somehow turns mandatory for the manufacturers to infuse advance braking systems. Toyota Camry Hybrid launches with proficient braking mechanism, which includes ventilated disc type for front wheels, while solid disc brakes is implemented at rear to generate effective brake performance when needed . The hybrid version is also arrayed with an antilock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, which further enhances the braking efficiency of the sedan. The front suspension holds well-known MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar, while rear suspension gets a dual link with stabilizer bar, which makes ride easy on bad road conditions, and suppresses the jerks, thereby giving the equal amount of comfort delivered while on smooth surface.
Safety Features :
Toyota Camry Hybrid comes with an array of active and passive safety features, which includes front driver and passenger SRS Airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. Company has even immaculate Camry Hybrid with clearance & Back Sonar with illustration display, which assist in parking this long sedan safely. To make handling and ride of this majestic sedan easy, company has implemented features like impact sensing fuel cut-off, speed sensing door auto-lock, smart key remind warning, immobiliser with alarm, front driver and passenger seatbelt warning. The premium sedan like Toyota Camry Hybrid with advanced technology is ought to have top-notch security features. There is one very interesting feature called Back Monitor with Corner Sensors, which notifies the driver if any obstacle is nearing the corner bumpers. Toyota has paid special attention to safety aspects of this new model in order to get good hold of the niche market.
Comfort Features :
Space is one aspect with which company has never compromised, be it with its earlier petrol Camry model or with this hybrid version of Camry. Overall five passengers can easily enjoy a comfortable ride, with proper head and shoulder space. Enormous space and roomy interiors ensures the most comfortable and relaxing ride, even long journeys would not be tiring. Manufacturers have bestowed this premium sedan with class-leading features, which includes entry system with a start/stop button, dual zone automatic climate control and rear AC vents, along with rear armrest and cup holder, simply adds to comfort level for rear passengers. The interiors are designed to serve practical and functional aspects.
fuel efficient, refined performance and looks
size and it is also little overpriced considering the fact that hybrids still at infant stage
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