The all-new Toyota Camry will be launched in India on January 18, 2019. The new Toyota Camry will be the eight generation of the car globally and the 4thgeneration for the entry level luxury sedan in the country. The all-new Toyota Camry will only be offered with a hybrid powertrain at the time of launch and will go up against the likes of the Skoda Superb and the Honda Accord Hybrid. The Camry will also take on competition from smaller luxury sedans like the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A3 amongst others. The new Camry Hybrid is expected to cost close to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom) due to the high 48 per cent GST that is applicable to Hybrid cars in India.
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The new Toyota Camry gets an all-new bodystyle that is sleeker than before and yet showcases the typically Toyota design language really well. The blue accents on the badging will continue to be offered showcasing the hybrid underpinnings but overall, the Camry now looks a lot better. The new car will also have a set of larger wheels and a blacked out roof.
Under the skin, the new Camry is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (GA-K) platform that is also found on the Lexus ES sedan in India. The Lexus ES and the Toyota Camry are essentially the same car underneath. The Camry gets a 2.5-litre, four cylinder petrol engine mated to a front wheel drive layout. The engine makes 174 bhp and 221 Nm but of course, being a hybrid, is mated to a 116 bhp electric motor. The total power rating on the new Camry will be 205 bhp.
The Camry also gets a major upgrade in terms of the interior. The car now gets a larger touchscreen display, a new heads up display and a new infotainment system too. The new Camry will also get a little more space in the back seat and just like the last generation, it will also get a set of reclining rear seats, one of the features that actually draws a lot of customers towards this entry level sedan.