The 2012 Toyota Camry is finally on sale in the UAE. The much-anticipated new model is a major upgrade of the outgoing one rather than a full redesign, and still hails from Australia. There is also a major shift in the trim levels.
There are now four trim levels, namely the S, the SE, the SE Plus and the Sport. Surprisingly, only the base S model does not get the sports body kit with dual exhaust tips, a rather smart way to differentiate from the expected taxi-fleet cars.
The 2012 Toyota Camry S will be offered with a standard 2.5-litre 4-cylinder “Dual VVT-i” engine, with 178 hp and 231 Nm of peak torque. The SE and Sport grades have dual exhaust outlets, so they get 181 hp and 235 Nm. Estimated fuel economy is 7.8 litres/100 km according to the Australian system, a fair bit better than the old model, while a 6-speed automatic with tiptronic is standard. We believe the Sport is supposed to have firmer suspension.
The interior is also apparently larger now, even while the exterior size hasn’t changed, thanks to better packaging. Available features include alloy wheels, 6-speaker stereo with USB port, standard ABS with optional stability control, touchscreen stereo with optional navigation, and more.
As for pricing, the S costs Dhs 88,000, the SE costs Dhs 93,000, the SE Plus costs Dhs 101,000 and the Sport costs Dhs 102,000 at showrooms in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
keep track of details in the Toyota Camry buyer guide.