2018 Toyota Camry (Eighth Generation)

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Nice looking car, the original Camry was such a hugely popular vehicle in Sa why haven't we seen any other generations apart from that one fugly version and then niks?
 

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Nice looking car, the original Camry was such a hugely popular vehicle in Sa why haven't we seen any other generations apart from that one fugly version and then niks?
The demand for big sedans has shrunk and is currently shrinking even more due to a greater demand for SUV's and crossover vehicles. Check the stats of how many VW Golfs were sold compared to VW Tiguans and you'll see why
 

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Toyota Camry TRD

Toyota is once again bringing its racing pedigree to the road as it unveils the Camry TRD and Avalon TRD, two sedans with an appetite for curves and a distinct exhaust note bristling with attitude. With aero-enhanced styling by Calty, Toyota's U.S. design studio, and chassis performance fortified by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), these revved-up Camry and Avalon models are the track-tuned sedans that enthusiasts have been asking for.

Many Toyota enthusiasts already know the equity behind the TRD badge seen on the brand's hardcore, off-road-ready pickups and SUVs. Conquering the Baja, however, is just one of many feats won by TRD vehicles across the motorsports spectrum. Now, TRD brings its track tuning to sedans that blend greater agility, precision and body control with attention-grabbing design and everyday drivability.

When Toyota introduced the new-generation 2018 Camry, sales of the sporty SE and XSE versions spiked. A year later, Toyota introduced the all-new 2019 Avalon, which came in an available XSE grade for the first time ever. These sedans are stylish and fun to drive. And Toyota is pushing the limit even further with Camry TRD and Avalon TRD, both with greater track-inspired handling performance and styling. These models include all standard content from the Camry SE grade and Avalon XSE grade, combined with exclusive TRD chassis enhancements and tuning.

Toyota Camry TRD and Avalon TRD will both be model year 2020 and available in fall 2019.

https://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2020-camry_trd/

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Toyota Camry UK prices and specifications announced

The Camry saloon will return to the UK after 14 years as a hybrid-only replacement for the Avensis

Toyota has revealed prices and specifications for UK versions of its latest Camry saloon before order books open on 1 April.

It will be available in two trim levels The entry-level Design, priced from £29,995, comes with 17in alloy wheels, a leather interior, dual-zone air conditioning, keyless entry and ignition, parking sensors, a rear-view camera and heated seats as standard.

The Excel starts from £31,295 and adds LED fog lights, blindspot monitoring, wireless smartphone charging and lane-changing assistance.

Both variants will be available in five paint colours, including white and grey, from launch.

Each is also equipped with an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system as standard, plus a 10.0in head-up display and 7.0in information display between the instrument dials.

Beige and black leather are the only interior options, and a power reclining function for the seat will be an option.

The Camry fills the void left by the Avensis and presents a new rival to the Ford Mondeo. It remained on sale in other markets during its UK absence, and in fact ranks as the world’s best-selling saloon.

It's available exclusively with a hybrid powertrain, comprising a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, that provides 215bhp and 163lb ft of torque. Toyota says that 0-62mph passes in 8.3sec and the Camry will reach 112mph.

This hybrid system, already offered in the new RAV4, is self-charging and makes the Camry a rival to the likes of the Mondeo Hybrid and Volkswagen Passat GTE. Toyota said it expects vehicles fitted with this powertrain to operate exclusively on electric power for roughly 50% of the time in urban driving situations.

The Camry emits 98-101g/km of CO2, according to NEDC correlated data, with fuel consumption rated at between 50.5 and 53.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle.

The latest Camry is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which is also used by the Prius, C-HR, and RAV4. This helps to make it 30% stiffer than the outgoing model.

Toyota previously said the Camry would be tuned for Europe, suggesting cars sold here will offer sharper handling.

At 4885mm long, 1845mm wide and 1445mm tall, the Camry is around the same length as the BMW 5 Series but slightly narrower and lower, plus it has a marginally smaller boot, at 524 litres.

Toyota pulled the Avensis from the UK market in August due to poor sales. They fell to just 3473 units in 2017 – 1660 fewer than in 2016. The larger and plusher Camry is predicted to be more popular with fleet buyers, suggesting it could dwarf those numbers.

The Camry was offered in the UK over several generations from 1983 until 2004, when it was removed due to falling sales. However, the model has remained a strong seller in other countries, primarily the US. It has sold in more than 700,000 units globally.

UK customer deliveries of the new model are scheduled to begin on 1 July.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/toyota-camry-uk-prices-and-specifications-announced
 

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Toyota Camry Hybrid [EU]

Strengthening Toyota's presence in the D/E sedan segment, the new Toyota Camry Hybrid represents a unique offer thanks to its powerful, self-charging hybrid electric powertrain. The new sedan expands Toyota's European line-up of hybrid electric vehicles to eight models.

The current increasing interest and demand for hybrid vehicles paves the way for the re-introduction of the Camry in Western Europe after an absence of 15 years.

The new Camry Hybrid's 2.5 litre Hybrid Dynamic Force powertrain combines fuel efficiency, low emissions and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness. Delivering 160 kW/218 DIN hp, the Camry Hybrid generates CO2 emissions as low as 98 g/km (WLTP: 119 g/km) and returns combined fuel consumption of only 4.3 l/100 km.

The new Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) includes new Sequential Shiftmatic technology that allows the driver to 'shift' with the console-mounted lever, mimicking a conventional six-speed automatic transmission for a more engaging driving experience.

The all-new Camry is the 8th generation of a model that has won countless awards and distinctions since it first went on sale in 1982. The car is sold in more than 100 countries globally, with sales totalling over 19 million units to date.

https://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2019-camry_hybrid_eu-version/

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Toyota Camry 2019 review

Should I buy one?

Well, there’s no doubt that the Camry is an impressively accomplished hybrid saloon. It’s comfortable, quiet at a cruise and relatively spacious. It’s also well equipped and should prove cheap to run.

However, the hybrid system that makes the Camry so economical lacks the outright flexibility of a diesel engine, and, although the interior feels well screwed together, its infotainment system frustrates and the mixed quality of the materials is disappointing.

Therefore, we reckon the Camry - a bit like Hershey's chocolate - will remain something of a plain but perfectly acceptable American preoccupation.

Toyota Camry Excel specification

Where Split, Croatia Price £29,995 On sale July Engine 4 cyls, 2487cc, petrol, plus electric motor Power 215bhp at 5700rpm (combined) Torque 312lb ft at 3600-5200rpm (combined) Gearbox CVT automatic Kerb weight 1595kg Top speed 120mph 0-62mph 8.3sec Fuel economy 53.3mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 121g/km, 28% Rivals Ford Mondeo Hybrid, Volkswagen Passat GTE

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyota/camry/first-drives/toyota-camry-2019-review
 

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Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Design 2019 UK review

Should I buy one?

If you find yourself out of step with the fashion for SUVs and prefer a good-sized saloon with family-friendly practicality combined with both pleasing environmental and wallet-considerate economy, this should be a contender. Don’t allow badge snobbery to put you off, either. Yes, it’s ‘only’ a Toyota, but there’s enough character and day-to-day qualities on offer here to give so-called premium brands something to think about, but at a price that offers decent value, too.

Welcome back to Blighty, Toyota Camry. This time you won’t be so easy to forget.

Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Design specification

Where Surrey Price £29,995 On sale Now Engine 4 cyls, 2487cc, petrol, plus electric motor Power 215bhp at 5700rpm Torque 163lb ft at 3600-5200rpm (engine), 149lb ft (motor) Gearbox CVT Kerb weight 1595-1635kg Top speed 120mph 0-62mph 8.3sec Fuel economy 53.3mpg CO2 101g/km, 24% Rivals Ford Mondeo Hybrid, Volkswagen Passat GTE

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyota/camry/first-drives/toyota-camry-25-hybrid-design-2019-uk-review

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Should Toyota SA Bring Back the Camry?

The Toyota Camry has quite the reputation amongst the South African population. Now that there's a new one out in Europe, should it come to SA?

Toyota's Camry sedan has quite the history behind it. First launched back in 1982, the Camry has proven popular as families clamoured for big and spacious sedans. To date, more than 19 million units have found homes in more than 100 countries and according to Toyota, the Camry remains the best-selling D/E segment sedan in the world.

There's a South African connection too, as the XV10-generation Camry was assembled right here in Durban, South Africa. From 1992 to 2001, Toyota's Prospecton plant pumped out 2.2-litre and 3.0-litre Camrys for the SA market. To this day, you'll still see Camrys on the road and in good nick, testimony to their impressive long-term reliability. The car has even inspired an Internet meme about reliability.

Now in its 8th generation, the Toyota Camry has just gone on sale in Europe. Underpinned by the same TNGA platform which underpins the RAV4/Corolla/C-HR/Prius, the new Camry is available with a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid engine which delivers 160 kW and 221 Nm. Being a hybrid, it's claimed to consume just 4.3 L/100 km.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/should-toyota-sa-bring-back-the-camry/46839/
 
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