Eighth-gen Toyota Camry revealed at NAIAS in Detroit


Toyota has unveiled the eighth-generation Camry sedan at the ongoing North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will first go on sale in the North American markets, while an ASEAN-spec model will be revealed later this year.

The new Camry is built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform and follows the automaker's latest 'Keen Look' design language. It gets a new front fascia with angular headlamps, a two-piece grille and a redesigned bumper with a large air dam in the centre. From the side, the new-gen Camry looks a lot sleeker as compared to the outgoing model, since the car's height has been reduced by around an inch. The top-end trim levels come with 19-inch black machined-finish alloys. At the rear, the 2018 Camry gets a bootlid-mounted spoiler, a diffuser element in the bumper and faux slits that merge into the taillights.

On the inside, the eighth-gen Camry gets a driver-oriented dashboard layout. The cabin is detailed with various trim inserts, including brushed metal and leather. A key design element of the dashboard is a character line that flows down from the instrument cluster and divides the centre console. The v-shaped upper console houses the 8-inch infotainment screen and HVAC control knobs.

In the North American markets, the new Camry will be available with three powertrain options. The top-end models will get a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, while the lower variants will be powered by a smaller 2.5-litre petrol unit. Meanwhile, the Camry Hybrid will get the next-gen Toyota Hybrid System, which includes a 2.5-litre petrol motor working in tandem with an electric motor.

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