If you have been following IndianAutosBlog keenly in the past 3 months, you would realize that we are kinda fixated with the 2012 Toyota Camry. Not because it is good or bad (we don’t know that) but because it has been a forbidden fruit in the Automotive Industry.
There are a number of speculations, renderings, spyshots and spy videos, but the only official information we have is a small teaser by Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Wait no more IABians, the 2012 Toyota Camry has been caught in all its glory by KGP. This is exactly what the 2012 Toyota Camry would look like and we must say that it is a major departure from where we left off. The Camry has ditched its curvaceous design for sharper lines.
Akio Toyoda promised that the new Camry will be a sporty sedan and not just a family cruiser. The design language certainly conveys the sportiness very well. However, the front of the Camry heavily resembles the 2012 Honda Civic. I guess it is a trade off because the back of the 2012 Honda Civic reminds one of a Toyota design language ;)
There is a generous amount of chrome everywhere on the new Camry. The front grill, the fog lamps surround as well as the windows surrounds have been garnished with chrome to make it look up-market.
The side profile is very bland with just one line passing through. There is also a shark fin on the roof to convey the sportiness (à la BMW). The rear is the real party piece of the car. It has been majorly revamped to give the appeal of a sportier car. The big slab of chrome strip running through the center and the LED tail lamps just win your heart.
The new Camry is expected to use a 2.5 liter, four cylinder, DOHC engine producing 169 horsepower. There will also be a 3.5 liter V6 engine producing 268 horsepower. The engine will be mated to a six speed manual or automatic transmission for smooth power delivery.
They Camry can be unveiled official any moment in the near future. But we will have to wait till 2012 because Toyota India has no plans to bring the new Camry in India in 2011.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor official to Indian Autos Blog -
"We are not going to be very aggressive in premium segment as of now strategically as unless you produce cars in India they are not competitive. Our focus as of now is to establish Etios brand and make a good, respectable position in B Segment. We don’t do two things together. The next two years, 2011, 2012, will be dedicated on Etios. We will continue to import when the new model comes in. When the model changes we cannot import the old Camry. We will start getting new Camry from second quarter of next year. If we place the order in April, we will get it (in India) in the middle of 2012."
Do you like the new Camry?
[Source - AutoBlog.com]