What if a mid-size luxury sedan looks like a car straight from the future? What if production cars are not just mere replicas of an age-old basic design? If rumors and spy photos are anything to go by, this 2018 Toyota Camry is the answer to all these questions. Toyota has always had a trait of looking beyond the given genre and innovating something new. This new Toyota Camry is an embodiment of whatever a production car can afford to be while being within its price limits.
2018 Toyota Camry Changes and Features
A single look at the car and there’s a lot of new details to ponder upon. The X-shaped grille has two eye-catching transversal eye-shaped air intakes. Flaunting a chrome grille with the badge up front, this 2018 Toyota Camry will get re-designed new headlamps with a string of LED pearls under it.
A slightly bulged hood with curvy power-lines continues this innovative design language. Blending in curves and similar curvaceous structures into an automobile design to make a next-gen statement is something that Toyota has done with aplomb.
The all-over sedan shape is a generalized stricture. However, this car makes the best of it with a smoothly contoured shape thanks to the Japs’ trademark TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform.
The rear end echoes that of the Prius and to some extent the RAV4 too. Rear lamps are reshaped with a sharper design and wraps with the body starting from the tips of the body-lines on the sides of this car. A slim spoiler and dual-exhausts on both sides finish what is a new-gen alluring design.
This is where Toyota has made sure that the Camry goes on top the sales sheets and stays there. And, unlike in the exteriors, this upcoming model in all probability will carry on the same design pattern.
The manufacturers might look to infuse some more infotainment and assist techs in the base models unlike the current generations. Expect Toyota to increase on the value-for-money ratio with a luxurious and high-tech in-cabin experience.
Higher trims will don leather upholstery along with wooden and chrome dashboard accents thrown in to up the ante. This car has always been spacious with rumors and spy photos alluding to a wider body thus scoring higher on in-cabin comfort for passengers.
There are other specifications released from the automakers as far as interiors are concerned.
Industry pundits are expecting 3 engine variations to come with this new generation. Pure performance specs are where Toyota would like to improve. Its base engines have meager power stats and performance compared to the other models in this mid-size sedan category.
Available options: –
- 1.5 L Inline 4 –
Max Output – 178 HP
Max Torque – 170 lb-ft.
- 2.5 L V6 –
Max Output – 235 HP
Max Torque – 258 lb-ft.
- 3.0 L Turbocharged Inline 4 –
Max Output – 300 HP
Max Torque – 280 lb-ft.
Other than the base 2.5 L engine with a 6-Speed transmission, the other engines will come with an 8-speed Auto transmission. All transmission will be CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) thus making a smoother and snappier city drive.
A TNGA chassis will make 2018 Toyota Camry lighter on the weighing scales thus aiding on handling and fuel efficiency figures. Toyota’s inclusion of a new 2.0 L turbocharged engine will surely boost the line-up as it delivers both power and fuel-efficiency. However, the 3.5 L will continue as the most powerful engine option.
Pricing and Release Date
- Estimated Pricing – $25,000 – $30,000.
- Release Date – Q4 2017.
Prices may go up just a bit to accommodate added tech features. All-in-all, the 2018 Toyota Camry will look to continue topping sales. Stay tuned for more.