Toyota feels the world is ready for a new Camry, and come 2018 we’ll be subject to the full launch of whatever car is beyond those shadows and tight framing. It will have its covers pulled off at the next Detroit Motor Show in January 2017.
From the get-go, we can see more aggressive styling cues integrated with Toyota’s new corporate look that follows from the Prius with some sort of vent and/or inlet growing out of the front illumination (or rear lights in this case).
Current Camrys as well as other recently facelifted Toyotas already have a similar design element up front, but this application is more integrated. The fact that the teaser is of a red colour car is no random choice either, and the XSE badge suggests it’s the sportier variant.
From images that have emerged of the next-generation Camry prototype undergoing tests, the all-new Toyota seems to have maintained its general shape, wheelbase, and dimension, with a layer of camouflage obscuring the more specific details.
As for the oily bits, it’s widely speculated that many of the current car’s engine and drivetrain offerings will be carried forward. With some naturally aspirated units as well as a hybrid being likely to accompany a turbocharged motor similar to that seen in newer Lexus cars. And while a V6-powered Camry would be a welcome addition, our recommendation is to not hold your breath.
The next Camry is expected to be built on Toyota’s new modular TNGA platform that underpins the Prius and now the C-HR crossover, which should help it shed around 100kg in itself in addition to the improvements in refinement and rigidity.