Even we used to expect many novelties from Toyota, Toyota’s next-generation 2017 Toyota Camry could bring more than just new looks and a new platform to the party if a new report this week proves accurate.

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

Exterior

Expected to appear in 2017, as we heard, the new 2017 Toyota Camry will replace the facelifted model that launched here in April. Toyota has already confirmed that all future models will be built off its new NGA modular architecture, promising a more cost-effective production schedule and a number of new technologies. Specific details, however, have yet to be confirmed. The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which makes the looks of this car, will push on the market the car which is designed to be lighter, stronger and more efficiently manufactured.

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry Interior

Besides the expected high-tech equipment which we had to expect from Toyota, there is no available information about inside look yet.

Engine

This week, overseas industry journal Automotive News reports that the new Camry could debut with a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, matched to a CVT automatic transmission in place of the current six-speed torque converter auto. The new powertrain, likely the same new 235 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque unit which is the same as on the Lexus NX 200t, could replace the 268 horsepower with 121 pound-feet of torque 3.5-litre V6 option in the US market’s version of the Camry as part of an improved fuel consumption and environment protection demands.

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

In Australia, the Camry has not seen a V6 option since the mid-2000s because the Aurion filling that role in the years since. Toyota Australia has previously said that it intends to import both the Camry and Aurion beyond 2017, however, it is possible that the Aurion could be dropped in favor of a two-pronged Camry assault: naturally-aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Such a move would see the Camry more directly rival the likes of Ford’s Mondeo, Hyundai’s Sonata and the incoming new Kia Optima, all of which can be had in regular and turbocharged four-cylinder form.

It is likewise possible that the Aurion will carry on, offered either with the current V6 strategy or with this new four-cylinder turbo approaches, again setting it apart from the less powerful Camry.

Automotive News adds that the base four-cylinder engine could also be in for some key upgrades, including a switch to the Atkinson cycle and a CVT auto, again with a view to finding efficiency improvement.