2018 Toyota Camry rendered based on the alleged leak
Posted on: Sep 19, 2016 - 12:11pm IST
Will be based on an iteration of the TNGA platform and launch in H2 2017.
A week back, an Instagram photo of the 2017 NASCAR Toyota Camry had become viral for possibly revealing the front-end of the next gen Toyota Camry, which could debut in production form next year. Camouflaged 2017 Toyota Camry prototypes in its production body have been spotted testing in the USA over the past few weeks, so there’s no doubt that the successor of Toyota’s lifeblood is in sight.
Based on the NASCAR Camry, IAB’s Shoeb R Kalania has created a rendering of the production-spec Camry’s front-fascia. It’s the most aggressive look yet for Toyota’s executive sedan, featuring cues borrowed from the Prius carline, sleek LED headlamps, large intakes, new engine hood. The rear-end could also undergo a significant redesign with inspiration from the Toyota Mirai.
The eight generation Toyota Camry will be based on the TNGA-C platform, an iteration of TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform that will underpin most of Toyota’s future global range, and today supports the C-HR and Prius. The modular platform is expected to bring down the kerb weight, thanks to the extensive use lightweight materials such as high-strength steel and aluminium in its composition.
The 2018 Toyota Camry’s engine lineup could list an updated version of the 2.5L Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine, while the current car’s 3.5L V6 is reported to be replaced by Lexus’s 2.0L turbocharged engine. Also certain is a petrol-electric hybrid variant, although details are scarce as of now.
The next-gen Camry will appear on the global market in the second half of 2017.