Toyota Camry now gets the all-new TNGA platform and comes with a new hybrid system
Toyota has launched the eight-generation Camry in the Thailand market. The Camry is a popular sedan from the Toyota brand around the world and has a good share of the market in India too. Looking at the Indian importance of the Toyota Camry, the all-new model should be launched soon in India.
The upcoming luxury sedan has been spied testing in India already. It is based on the all-new Toyota New Global Architecture platform that also underpins the all-new Lexus 300h. The all-new Camry is bigger in size than the current generation Camry that is available in India. The sedan has grown up in length by 35mm and has become wider by 15mm.
The height of the sedan has come down by 25mm, which gives it a very sporty look. With the increased dimensions, the all-new Toyota Camry also offers 50mm longer wheelbase, which translates into much better rear legroom space. In the Thailand market, the sedan is available in four-different variants and all of them are quite feature-loaded.
All the variants of the Toyota Camry get eight-way powered front seats, leather seats, wireless charging, keyless entry with start/stop and dual-zone climate control system. The top variant of the Camry offers many more features including three-zone climate control, AC control from the touchscreen integrated to the rear armrest, front seat lumbar adjustment system, ventilated front seats, heads-up display and a 9-speaker system.
The new Camry also gets 7-airbag system as standard across the variants while the top-end variant gets a 9-airbag system. It also gets other features like Vehicle Stability Control, traction control, ABS+EBD, Brake Assist, blind spot detection system, rear cross traffic alert and hill-start assist.
The all-new Camry is powered by the same 2.5-litre petrol engine that is available with the current generation sedan. However, it has been tuned to produce a maximum of 176 Bhp and 221 Nm, which is higher than the current output. It also gets a new Toyota Hybrid System that includes the use of E-CVT transmission and a new 6,5 Ah nickel-metal hydride battery that is located under the rear seat of the car. The all-new Toyota Camry is expected to arrive in India by early 2019.