2018 Toyota Camry revealed with Lexus-inspired styling
Quite possibly the most anticipated debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry has been revealed, just two years after a major update of the current model.
Looking like it was designed by Lexus stylists inside and out, the new Camry sits on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, and the carmaker claims it will be their most athletic midsize ever. The wheelbase has bee extended by 51mm, bringing to total length to 4,859mm, while the lower roofline and bonnet have been lowered, as has the seating position, giving a total height of 1,440mm.
A 2.5-litre inline-4 and a 3.5-litre V6 continue to be offered. While performance specs have not been revealed, the base engine now gets an 8-speed automatic. A new 2.5-litre hybrid with a CVT will also be offered.
The Camry gets a suite of standard safety features (at least in the United States) like pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, and lane departure alert with steering assist, with options such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, intelligent clearance sonar, and a bird’s-eye view camera system with perimeter scan.
The new Camry will come in four trims with an optional “Sport” package available. The added “Sport” package will give the exterior add-ons such as 19-inch black alloy wheels, a subtle rear spoiler lip, aggressive bumpers and an integrated lower diffuser on the front fascia.
The US-built 2018 Toyota Camry is going on sale in the United States by summer 2017, although it remains to be seen how long it takes to come to the UAE, given that most GCC-spec Camry variants (except the top model) are sourced from Toyota’s Australian plant (which is shutting down production this year).
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