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Old 24th October 2015, 17:44   #1
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced that it will provide a fleet of 55 Camry Hybrid cars for transportation of the African Nation delegation during the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS). The summit will be held from the October 26 to October 29, 2015 in New Delhi and will be attended by leaders and diplomats from the African Nations.

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Earlier this year, Toyota had launched the Camry Hybrid facelift in India. The car is locally manufactured in India. Toyota claims that out of the combined sales of Camry range, more than 90% numbers are contributed by the Camry Hybrid.

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Toyota has sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles all over the world and India is the ninth country to manufacture Toyota hybrid globally.

The Toyota Camry is the first hybrid vehicle to qualify for the incentive provided by the Government under its Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric cars (FAME). Camry Hybridís has a full hybrid powertrain, which combines the performance of a petrol engine and an electric motor. Unlike an electric vehicle, the Camry is a self-charging vehicle. When the vehicle decelerates or at the time of braking, the electric motor acts as a generator and converts the kinetic energy to electric energy in a process called regenerative braking. This energy is stored in the carís HV battery pack for later use when needed to power the vehicle.

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The Camry Hybrid uses a 2,494cc, 4-cylinder petrol motor that puts out 158 BHP @ 5,700 rpm and 213 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm. The electric motor of the car develops 141 BHP and 270 Nm of torque. The vehicle comes with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT).

Some of the features that are available on the Camry Hybrid include LED headlamps, 15-spoke alloy wheels, auto folding and reverse linked ORVMs with memory function, 3-zone automatic climate control, front seat ventilation system, power sunshade for rear windshield, manual sunshade for rear door windows and a head-up display.

Safety features include seven airbags, rear seats complying with Isofix, hill-start assist parking sensors and rear view camera, vehicle stability control and anti-lock braking system among others.
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You've got some good options at half the price. Maybe a Camry hybrid or Superb?
The government really does listen to me lol! Now can you also build a few more local race tracks and drag strips
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The car is locally manufactured in India.
Camry Hybrid facelift is a CBU i believe ! Hence, the steep 38 lakh price tag.

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what happens to the similar 55 Merc E class that the Ministry of External affairs was supposed to buy ?
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Camry Hybrid facelift is a CBU i believe ! Hence, the steep 38 lakh price tag.
Am sure some duty exemptions/ credits will be made for using these cars. Note that some of the cars have factory registration
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Camry Hybrid facelift is a CBU i believe ! Hence, the steep 38 lakh price tag.
Camry Hybrid is now locally assembled in India.

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what happens to the similar 55 Merc E class that the Ministry of External affairs was supposed to buy ?
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This is over and above that. Can tell you one thing, the Camry Hybrid has a superior back seat and will be more refined than the 4-cylinder diesel E-Class. It's air-conditioner is more powerful too. After the initial lure of the badge dies down, I won't be surprised to see the delegates fighting for the Camry's back seat.
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Are these cars provided on a temporary basis? If yes what happens to them after the Summit?

I see some Ka-42 registered cars which means they are registered at Bidadi where the plant is so these might be Toyota fleet cars. There are also DL cars. have they just collected as many hybrids in their fleet and with dealers for the summit temporarily?

Wonder if after the summit some will be available for sale.
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