The 8th gen Toyota Camry has been launched in Thailand. Next it will launch in India. Ahead of that, the Camry has been spied testing in India. The new Toyota Camry is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform that also underpins the 7th gen Lexus ES300h.
This new platform makes the new Camry 35mm longer and 15mm wider than its earlier counterpart to now stand at 4,885mm in length, 1,840mm in width and 1,445mm in height. The exterior design of the Toyota Camry in Thailand will differ slightly from the international spec model. It is being offered in four variants, sits on 16”, 17” or 18” wheels as per variant and gets a large front grille, swept back headlamps and Lexus inspired tail lamps.
Interiors are seen with a host of driver and passenger comforts that include 8 way powered front seats, leather upholstery, dual zone climate controls, rear windshield sunshade, a multi information instrument cluster and wireless charging.
The top end variant is seen with three zone climate control, keyless entry, start / stop feature, a touchscreen air conditioning system integrated into the rear armrests and driver and passenger lumbar support system. The front seats are ventilated while there is also an 8” touchscreen infotainment system that plays via a 9 speaker system.
Engine options on the Thai spec Toyota Camry includes a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 167 PS power and 199 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed torque converter automatic. It also gets powered by a 2.5 liter petrol engine capable of 209 PS power and 250 Nm torque mated to an 8 speed gearbox. The Hybrid variant is powered by a 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder hybrid engine offering a combined 211 PS power and 202 Nm torque mated to a CVT gearbox.
Once launched in India in early 2019, the new Toyota Camry will compete with Honda Accord Hybrid and Skoda Superb. Pricing will also be higher as compared to the current Camry on sale in the country which is priced from INR 29.75-37.22 lakhs.