The eighth-gen Toyota Camry is now official in India. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has listed the all-new Camry on the Indian website and released its first teaser. According to a report from Autocar India, the company will launch the all-new model on 18 January 2019.
The all-new Toyota Camry Hybrid will compete with the VW Passat, Honda Accord Hybrid and Skoda Superb in India.
The eighth generation Camry measures 4,885 mm in length, 1,840 mm in width and 1,445 mm in height. It has a 2,825 mm wheelbase. There’s only one version on sale globally this time, although customers select between contrasting personalities. In India, we expect the ‘elegantly designed’ exterior seen in these images with a distinctive lower grille – a single, large intake with horizontal bars.
The latest Camry is available in multiple configurations internationally. In Thailand, options include the 6AR-FBS 2.0-litre petrol engine (167 PS/199 Nm) or the A25A-FKB 2.5-litre petrol engine (209 PS/250 Nm), with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The range includes a Hybrid variant which combines the A25A-FXS 2.5-litre petrol engine (178 PS/221 Nm) and the 3NM electric motor (120 PS/202 Nm). The maximum net output is 211 PS. An E-CVT sends the drive to the wheels. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has decided to offer only this variant.
Noteworthy features of the all-new Toyota Camry will likely include LED headlamps with LED DRLs, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lamps, LED rear combination lamps, head-up display, 7-inch MID, triple-zone climate control, capacitive rear touch controller for comfort and multimedia functions, and nine airbags.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor will launch the all-new Camry in India in only the Hybrid variant.
India will receive the all-new Toyota Camry in the CKD form from Thailand, with the assembly in Bidadi (Karnataka). Prices may start at around INR 35 lakh (ex-showroom).