Toyota is expected to offer the eight generation Camry in India with a hybrid engine option only and the new model is loaded with lots of features
Toyota is planning to launch the eight generation Camry next month in India as the company has discontinued the current model, which is a sign that we don’t have to wait longer for the new sedan to arrive. The new Camry has been already caught testing in India and it is based on new TNGA platform of Toyota, which underpins the Lexus 300h.
The new Camry is 35 mm longer and 15 mm wider than the outgoing model as the company has reduced the overall height to minimize the drag. Toyota has also increased the wheelbase by 50 mm and this has improved the space on both front and rear as the previous generation model already offer excellent rear seat comfort.
Globally, Toyota offers two different styles of Camry and we get the European version as the American model is sporty and aggressive, which might not appeal to prospective buyers in Asia and Europe as the sedan is positioned as a premium model with comfort as a priority. The design of new Camry is sleek and gives a premium feel.
The front gets small Bi-Beam LED headlamp and the front air-dam is big, which gives a wider look for the sedan along with fog lamps. The rear-view mirrors of new Camry are positioned on the door rather than on the A-pillar to reduce drag and the sedan come with 18-inch alloy wheels. The tail lamp is also LED along with an updated bumper.
The interior of eight generation model is completely different from the predecessor as the company has given new three-spoke steering wheel and the dashboard design is upmarket with the quality of materials top notch. The Camry is loaded with features like leather seats, sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, climate control and more.
Toyota has also focused on safety and Camry come with 7 or 9 airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Blind spot detection and more. The Camry is expected to be offered only with a hybrid engine option as the 2.5 L engine with electric motor produce a combined output of 211 PS and it is expected to return more than 30 kmpl. Toyota Camry competes against Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Jetta in India.