Toyota Fun Sedan Concept is based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform; design cues indicate a future evolution of the Camry
As like many Asian manufacturers, the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show is one of the most important events in the calendar year for Toyota as well. Underlining its commitment, Toyota has unveiled the Fun concept at the ongoing motoring exhibition in China. It has a unique resemblance to the forthcoming Camry and could serve the purpose of a new sedan from the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform.
The Japanese automaker has not revealed any information about the Fun concept expect letting know the press that it is based on the TNGA. The sharper styling does hint towards its distinctive similarities with the recently revealed next generation Camry in Detroit. Up front, it gets a slanted grille with LED headlamps and the sharp driving lights remind us of the vertically positioned ones in the Mirai.
The entire silhouette lures us into comparing the Fun concept with the new Camry one way or the other. Toyota has lowered the roof and windscreen looks more raked. Perhaps they are for conceptual purposes while the devoid of door handles make it even more beautiful. At the rear, there is more prominent sculpting work happened around the sporty fenders.
The thinner LED tail lamp units are aggressive as well as giving an idea of how the Camry’s rear section might evolve in the future. The fact that the Fun concept sits on the TNGA platform will arose some enthusiasm as Toyota’s majority of the future global models will be based on the same versatile architecture.
While models like C-HR, Camry, upcoming Corolla and Prius are born out of a TNGA chassis, the Fun concept could enter production with a possible electric powertrain under its bonnet. Toyota announced a massive investment of $1.3 billion into its Kentucky plant for the mechanical upgrades of the platform.
The manufacturing facility will build the upcoming Camry before other products in the years to come. The 2018 Camry will be sold in the US with a choice of 3.5-litre V6 or a 2.5-litre four-cylinder unit or a hybrid engine. It boasts safety features like lane departure alert with steering assist, active cruise control, pre-collision warning, etc.