This is the first Toyota Camry in decades that will not be built in Australia. After its official revelation at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota confirmed that the eighth generation of Camry would come from Japan after the closing of the Altona, Victoria manufacturing plant, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
There will be a slight delay on the move to this new, fully imported model, expected to arrive in December and will see the return of V6 power while wiping the Aurion nameplate from the showrooms after just over a decade on duty.
The Camry V6 will return for the first time since 2006, with a 3.5-liter direct injection unit and an eight-speed automatic transmission, expected to start locally in the big SUV Kluger next month.
While the United States will receive a new 2.5-liter, direct-injection, Dynamic Force, four-cylinder engine linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the local Camrys will retain the existing 2.5-liter, six-speed automatic combination .
A revised 2.5-liter electric engine, Camry Hybrid, will also be used in the new range, hooked to a CVT, Toyota claiming that “an improved Hybrid Synergy Drive system is more powerful, smoother And quieter.
Because the new Camry is built on the evolutionary Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that also underlies the small SUV CH-R and Hybrid Prius, batteries for the Camry Hybrid have been moved for the first time under the rear seat to Allow for a larger 30-liter boost volume (up to 451L) and foldable backrest capacity for the first time.
Petrol models also increase from 10L to 525L.
Designed as a “sexy” Camry, the new sedan is only 9mm longer than the outgoing model (at 4859mm), but stretches its wheelbase from 50mm to 2825mm overall. It is nominally 4mm wider (now 1839mm) but the height drops from 30mm to 1440mm.
The lower roofline has no impact on the cabin margin, says Toyota, as the new platform places the occupants in the car (the hip point is 25mm lower in the front and 30mm lower in the car) Rear) For the driver.
A new cabin featuring a soft dashboard and door trim materials also offers technology, such as wireless phone charging and a 10 inch high head color display for the first time.
Toyota Australia has confirmed that the pre-collision warning with stand-alone emergency braking (AEB) and active cruise control will be standard on all models? Although it did not specify whether the existing structures of Fleece, Atara S, Atara SX and Atara SL will remain.
The company lists a lower center of gravity, higher torsional stiffness, a new steering bracket and a new fully independent double-wishbone rear suspension for injecting “a fun driving experience that plays on all the senses”, but The local tuning was discarded.
Previous Camrys have been tested and tuned for local conditions by Toyota Technical Center Australia (TTC-AU) which closed its doors last year. Toyota Australia said the team had some entry into the new car but would not confirm if the locally-linked models would receive a standard Japanese or US suspension agreement.
A range of 17-inch, 18-inch and larger 19-inch alloy wheels will be available, with a two-tone black shade for the first time.
The latest Toyota Camry to be fully imported from Japan was the V6-only model quality produced between 1988 and 1992. The overwhelmingly popular four-cylinder models have been made locally since 1987 when the Camry successfully aging Corona.
Toyota Australia will make 2,500 redundant people from its manufacturing plant in Altona, Victoria, when Camry’s production of the seventh generation will end in the fourth quarter of 2017, while the overall workforce will grow from 3900 to 1300 Services will be consolidated.