The new 2018 Toyota Camry photos, price, features - all this is of interest to Europeans, causing unprecedented excitement. The new Toyota Camry will soon begin to be sold in our country. The business class leader will get an incredible design, a completely new platform, excellent handling and comfort. Transition to the global TNGA platform has created a completely different body with the index V70.
The new platform at the heart of the next-generation Camry has made the model's body significantly more torsionally rigid, which in terms of handling, durability and passive safety is a big plus. The rear suspension on struts "McPherson" was replaced with multilever suspension, lowered centre of gravity and modernized steering. As a result, the business sedan with top-of-the-range V6 engines becomes almost a sports car, but first things first.
The exterior of the 2018 Camry for Japanese, US, Chinese and European markets is almost identical. You may note the difference only in optics and some little things. For example, the place for the number plate, because in some countries it is square, while in others it is rectangular. In addition, in many markets, customers will be offered two versions of the front end. The simpler variant that is shown on our photos and the more original version with the bumper with horizontal ribs. Most likely in our country will be offered the version that is in the photo below, have a look.
Toyota Camry 2018 photo
The interior of the new Camry sedan will prove to be no less interesting and unusual. No boring solutions, just super design. Will businessmen and entrepreneurs, who mainly operate the car, like this. However, even here the originality of the interior is striking. The main thing is that the manufacturer could not forget about ergonomics and convenience in a pursuit of improbable performance. The asymmetric dashboard, the completely new steering wheel, the dashboard, the seats and the unusual location of all the elements on the central console. All this awaits buyers as well.
Photo of the interior of the 2018 Camry
Externally, the boot is quite roomy, the opening is wide. But what is its real volume while there is no exact data. According to the American EPA calculation methodology there is only 428 litres. That is the volume of the luggage compartment in the new generation became less.
Photo of the new Toyota Camry boot
Technical specifications of the 2018 Toyota Camry
The dimensions of the body have increased insignificantly, the main increase in the size of the wheelbase plus 5 centimeters. But the ground clearance even on American Camry has been reduced for better controllability. Most likely the ground clearance should be increased for our market.
Base 2-liter 16-valve gasoline engine with aluminum block and chain drive of timing system develops 169 horsepower. Most likely, for our market it will be "choked" up to 150 that the owners would pay less road taxes. In the USA the base motor is 2.5 litres developing 206 hp and torque of 252 Nm. In Europe a similar motor is offered, but it develops only 181 hp (231 Nm). It should be noted that the current Camry is equipped with 2.5 litres 2AR-FE engine, and the new generation will be equipped with a seriously upgraded A25A-FKS. True, after adaptation for native AI-92 gasoline and its power of 206 horses will be reduced.
Top-end 3.5 litres atmospheric V6 has changed the index 2GR-FE to 2GR-FKS and received a larger compression ratio, new phasers and began to develop a decent 305 hp at 362 Nm of torque. Under the bonnet of the current Camry, the 3.5-liter 6-cylinder unit develops only 249 horses.
As for the drivetrain, the drive will remain front-wheel drive and the layout of the power unit will be transverse. Instead of 6-band hydro-mechanical automatic transmission a modern 8-band automatic transmission will be available! For each engine, the 8-band automatic transmission will have its own gear-ratio. The automatic transmission will have its own gear ratios, since the difference in power is quite significant. Appearance of hybrid sedan version in our country is unlikely.
Dimensions of the new 2018 Camry for the US market.
Camry 2018 dimensions, mass, volumes, ground clearance
Body length - 4859 mm
Width - 1839 mm
Height - 1450 mm
Curb weight - from 1510 kg
Gross weight - 2050 kg
Base - 2824 mm, distance between front and rear axle
Boot capacity - 428 litres
Fuel capacity - 72 litres
Tyre size - 215/60 R16, 215/55 R17
Ground clearance - 145 mm
Prices and equipment Toyota Camry 2018
Production of the new Camry in the US started back in the summer. The model, relative to the last generation, has increased in price by only a few hundred dollars. North American buyers will pay $23,495 for the base version of the sedan with a 2.5-litre engine and 8ACPP. Standard features include 10 airbags, 16-inch wheels, LED low- and high-beam headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, and multimedia with a 7-inch Entune touchscreen.
The Camry Hybrid 2.5L with a 1.04 kWh lithium-ion battery pack will cost a minimum of $27,800.
The top version with a 3.5 litre V6 engine costs $34,400. Equipment and options include 19-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, panoramic sunroof, climate control, electric front seats, 8-inch touchscreen media system and more.