Toyota has managed to stun everyone again and this time it is through the redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry sedan which was shown off at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The model will enter into production soon and will be sold in the US market as a 2018 model. Toyota will be releasing an ASEAN version of the car as well, but it will be slightly different from the one shown off in Detroit and will be revealed to the world later this year.
Diving right into the details of the 2018 Toyota Camry, we would like to point out that proving leaks and rumours correct, the car been built on the ‘Toyota New Global Architecture’ (TNGA), which is the same platform that underpins the new-gen Toyota Innova Crysta and the new Fortuner.
The 2018 Toyota Camry boasts off a revamped front that is dominated by the new grille design with body colour panel on the black honeycomb pattern grill and the company symbol at the centre. It is flanked by sharp horizontal headlamps with projector light and LED daytime running lights that complete the busy design. The front bumper is well sculpted and adds an aggressive feel to the car.
The middle section houses the massive air dam bordered by black chrome and flanked by large air intakes on either side. The bonnet is also new and comes with some visible muscular lines that add to its bold stance.
The hybrid model differs in a few areas like – the Toyota symbol is backlit in blue and there is a massive seven-slat chrome grille for the front bumper.
From the side profile, the new Camry looks a lot sleeker and stylish. There is sharp character line that runs through the door handles and almost touches the tip of the taillight. The new alloys on the standard model look slick and go really well with the overall design. The hybrid model, although, come with different multi-spoke alloy wheels. The roofline has a slightly sloping effect and the new ORVMs come with integrated LED turn signal lights. The rear looks bold and stylish, but also a lot busy.
There is a small spoiler attached to the boot lid, and the two-piece LED taillamps look very premium. The Camry badge is now placed at the centre of the boot lid with the number plate housing right below it. But the real highlight of the rear is the skid plate and the quad exhaust setup.
In fact, last year in November, the Chief Engineer of the Toyota Camry – Masato Katsumata, told us that the new Camry will be more dynamic and fun to drive, which is clearly dictated by the new bolder design. The cabin has also received a major makeover. There is an all-new driver-oriented dashboard layout comes with a touchscreen infotainment display at the centre and two large horizontal AC vents above it. The design of the centre console looks very unconventional and is flow is guided by some silver lines.
In the US the new Camry will be offered with two powertrain options – a 3.5-litre V6 and a 2.5-litre petrol engine. The Camry Hybrid, on the other hand, will get the next-gen Toyota Hybrid System, which includes a 2.5-litre petrol motor working in tandem with an electric motor. As for the India-spec model, we expect it to come with the smaller petrol motor and the hybrid powertrain.