MY17 Toyota Camry Hybrid to get new features while MY2017 Crysta Z Variant will be equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels instead of 17-inchers
On an exclusive story we can reveal that Toyota Kirloskar Motor has introduced a few add-ons to its Camry flagship sedan in the domestic market as part of MY2017 upgrade. The updated Camry is expected to reach dealerships by the middle of January. Moreover, the successfully running Innova Crysta premium MPV will also see its Z variant being shod on with 16-inch wheels instead of 17-inchers as Toyota responds to customers’ feedback on ride quality.
Currently, the Camry premium executive sedan is offered in two versions: a regular petrol automatic and a petrol hybrid AT. The range-topping hybrid is priced at Rs. 30.90 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and brought into the country through CKD route and assembled at the company’s plant in Karnataka. However, the MY2017 Camry Hybrid will be SKD based as local vendors will contribute to the parts going into the model.
Expect a hike of 3 percent, that is at an estimated Rs. 75,000 increase over the aforementioned price. The Japanese automaker won’t be making any cosmetic changes to the exterior and interior. Instead, they concentrated on upping the features provided with the addition of elements like 9 airbags and JBL 12-speaker stereo surround system in place of Fidutsu 10-speaker unit.
MapmyIndia navigation service has also been introduced alongside TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and wireless charging for smartphones are amongst other added equipment. No mechanical changes will be made as well as Toyota offers Camry with a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder DOHC petrol motor. For the standard Camry, the engine produces a maximum power output of 181 PS at 6,000 rpm and 233 Nm of peak torque at 4,100 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission driving the front wheels while helping to achieve a rated mileage of 12.98 kmpl.
The 2AR-FXE petrol engine is connected to a 143 PS electric motor that elevates the total output to 205 PS in the Hybrid variant. It is linked with a six-speed electronically controlled CVT gearbox to return a claimed fuel economy of 19.16 kmpl. It is worth noting that Toyota slashed price of the Camry Hybrid by up to Rs. 2,30,000 last May in Delhi due to excise duty relaxation.