Toyota Thailand has revealed that the all-new, eighth-generation (XV70) Camry can be launched within the kingdom on October 29, 2018. This comes months after the D-segment sedan was noticed within the nation all wrapped up however confirming a departure from the earlier two-look technique.
The teasers posted on the corporate’s official Fb web page and web site don’t give away a lot by way of particulars, apart from the plain incontrovertible fact that the Camry rides on the Toyota New World Structure (TNGA) which additionally underpins the Prius and C-HR.
As such, details about what’s going to go underneath the hood stays a thriller for now. Prospects embrace a 2.5 litre four-cylinder (A25A-FKS) from Toyota’s Dynamic Drive Engine vary, which makes 208 PS and 252 Nm, paired to an eight-speed automated transmission.
A hybrid powertrain can also be obtainable for the Camry, additionally with a Dynamic Drive Engine (A25A-FXS) that makes 178 PS and 221 Nm, together with a 120 PS/202 Nm electrical motor for a complete system output of 211 PS. The e-motor is powered by a lithium-ion/nickel-metal hydride battery, which is now positioned beneath the rear seats reasonably than within the boot for a decrease centre of gravity.
Different engine choices embrace the acquainted 2.zero litre 6AR-FSE (167 PS/199 Nm) and a couple of.5 litre 2AR-FXE (160 PS/213 Nm), with each four-cylinder engines at present being provided on Camry fashions offered in Malaysia. A 2GR-FKS three.5 litre V6 with 305 PS and 362 Nm will be had in different markets like Australia and the US, however will most certainly be given a miss for the Thailand market.
Whereas the engine line-up isn’t confirmed, the brand new Camry will include a bolder styling strategy that’s emphasised by the ‘Eager Look’ entrance fascia in addition to a revamped inside. There’s additionally considerably extra tech too, with a big suite of security and driver help programs obtainable, together with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management and others.
We’ll discover out extra when the Camry lastly makes its launch debut in Thailand in only a few days’ time. What number of of you’re eagerly ready for the mannequin to return to Malaysia? Will you like it to the most recent Honda Accord, its closest rival?
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