Japan – Toyota Camry Hybrid facelift revealed; Indian launch next year
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Minor fuel economy gain achieved.
Shortly after debuting the refreshed Camry at the Moscow Motor Show last month, the Camry Hybrid facelift was revealed in Japan. The refreshed Camry Hybrid looks identical to the refreshed Camry, save for the blue Toyota logo and the Hybrid Synergy Drive badging on the bootlid and fenders.
Interior changes come in the form of a new 3-spoke steering wheel and a redone instrument console, much like the Camry petrol facelift.
Under the hood, the Camry Hybrid continues to be powered by the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 160 PS at 5,700 rpm and 213 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. An electric motor, which is capable of 143 PS and 270 Nm of torque, is also to be seen in the car. Combined, the system output stands at 205 PS.
On the Japanese model, economy gains have been achieved as the refreshed Camry Hybrid delivers 25.4 km/l as against its predecessor’s 23.4 km/l. At the moment, the pre-facelift model delivers 19.16 km/l in the Indian test conditions (ARAI).
The Camry and Camry Hybrid are assembled in India at TKM’s (Toyota Kirloskar Motor) plant in Bidadi, Karnataka. The refreshed versions of both sedans should launch in India sometime next year.
Competitors: Honda Accord Hybrid (Not available in India yet)
Expected Price: INR 30 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: 2015 in India