One of the best selling Toyota cars in the North America and especially in the United States is the Camry. According to the official data, Toyota Camry is the most popular five passenger sedan for the last twelve years. However, the Japanese manufacturer is struggling with keeping the sales of the current model stable, mostly because of the many sedans unveiled in the last few weeks by their competition. This is the main reason of the early unveiling of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry On 2017 Detroit Motor Show – which should be a completely new car and not just a mid-cycle update.
First thing you will notice on the new 2018 Toyota Camry is how much this car looks like one of the Toyota’s Lexus models. Now, this is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when you take in account how good looking Lexus models are. When it comes to the exterior, there are lots of changes – first is the new chassis which the Japanese manufacturer decided to use, however, this should not affect the performance or the dimensions too much – the newer version is going to be around 2 inches longer than the previous model. The whole front of the car has been redesigned – new headlights with LED daytime running lights, new front bumper along with the new grille (which has a shape very similar to the one featured on the Lexus cars).
The back of the car has also received a redesign – there are new headlights that are connected with a large and curvy chrome bar. New Design, and much slicker profil than before! Roof, and shoulder line are lower than on the previous model of Toyota Camry. This is one of the better moves that Toyota did, to make this car, much better competition than it was.
The interior has also received lots of important changes – first being the most important – the Japanese manufacturer decided to use much better materials for the whole interior – from the plastic used for the dashboard to the fabrics used for seats. They wanted to make the interior of the new Toyota Camry more luxurious with high quality materials, while they don’t plan on increasing the price of the base model. Depending on the trim level, the seats in Camry can be either made out of standard cloth and more expensive leather. The dashboard has been redesigned and it is now more functional and with a lot less buttons than the one we have seen in the current model.
The standard version of the 2018 Toyota Camry will be offered with two different engines. First is the 2.5l 4-cylinder, second is the more powerful 3.5l V6. Both engines will be offered with complitly new 8-speed automatic gearbox. But, Toyota made third one , new hybrid system. Numbers about hp, were not introduced, by Toyota said that new 2.5 l is made to make to most of new Camry. Toyota also said that new Hybrid version is also with 2.5l and it is using variable transmission, and it will have 6 speed sport mode.
The price of the base version of the 2018 Toyota Camry should be around $23,000 for the basic model 2.5l andd price will go up for two others model, and equipment.
Will it this new design , and new changes of 2018 Camry go well, we will see when time pass, because it is not enough to just have new look. But if we judge it as it looks, Toyota has a great start, and we like the new model.
January 11, 2017