Replete with TRD-Sportivo and Modelista styling packs for extra bling.
The Toyota Camry, long been the family car of choice for people who want something comfortable, dependable, and inoffensive to run around in, has forgotten its shell somewhat. Far from the bread loaf it once was, the Camry is now quite the looker. First seen in Detroit, the new-generation Toyota Camry is not only sharper to look at, but it also promises a better drive and better comfort than ever before.
Today, photos have been released of the Japan-market Camry, which should best resemble the model we’ll be getting on our shores. There are only minor changes from the US-market model and the Japan-market model, limited to different bumpers and slightly different lights. However, the focus of this article are the two style-driven models in the Japanese Camry lineup: The TRD, and Modellista variants.
The two variants get their own unique bodykits, with the TRD model focused more toward a bold, sporty look, while the Modellista (apparently) looks more prestigious, and proper. This is ‘prestigious’ and ‘proper’ according to the Japanese, as we remain unconvinced.
More significantly, the cabin shot shows off a right-hand drive Camry interior, which we’ve never seen before. Gone are the upright tablet-style touchscreens of old, replaced with a flush-fitted screen that appears large (though size remains unspecified). We’re hoping that this system will pack Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, essential tech in todays world.
Powertrains on offer, when it arrives here, should be as previously speculated: With the demise of the Aurion, the Camry will now offer a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, alongside a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and a four-pot hybrid. The hybrid should see use of the 2.5-litre ‘Dynamic Force’ engine, while the regular 2.5-litre should use the same engine from the outgoing Camry.
Built on new architecture, the eighth-generation Camry boasts better agility, comfort, safety and economy over the outgoing car, while also being more practical. We await the arrival of Toyota’s big family saloon eagerly.