Toyota Camry Hybrid launched in India at Rs. 29.75 lakhs


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The Toyota Camry Hybrid, India’s first locally made hybrid car, has been launched at Rs. 29.75 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

Toyota Camry Hybrid front
The Camry Hybrid is the first ever hybrid car to be made in India.

The hybrid sedan is built at a dedicated assembly line within TKM’s second plant in Bidadi, near Bengaluru. India becomes the ninth country to manufacture Toyota hybrid vehicles.

The Camry Hybrid employs a 2.5-litre beltless petrol engine combined to an electric motor to form the Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD). The combined output stands at 205PS and this power is transmitted through an Electronically controlled CVT (E-CVT) automatic gearbox.

Toyota Camry Hybrid layout
The 2.5L petrol engine and electric motor have a combined output of 205 PS. ARAI mileage stands at 19.16kpl.

An ARAI certified fuel economy of 19.16kpl and emissions of just 122.8 g of CO2 per 100km are other noteworthy aspects of the powertrain.

Read our quick review of the Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Camry Hybrid comes with power recline rear seat, three-zone air conditioning and rear arm rest with controls for power recline, power sunshade for rear windows, audio system and AC.

Other features include four airbags, ABS, traction control, VSC, LED headlamps, acoustic glass, powered driver seat, powered steering adjustments with memory, Hill Start Assist, etc.

Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Camry hybrid gets many new features over the gasoline variant, which was launched around the same time in 2012.

The Camry Hybrid comes in four exterior color options – Grey Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic and Attitude Black.

Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD and CEO of Toyota Kirloskar Motor –

Toyota is a pioneer in Hybrid technology and thus we were very keen to manufacture the all New Camry Hybrid in India, as well. This is in line with Toyota’s global philosophy to encourage the use of hybrid vehicles across the globe, for a greener tomorrow.

Bookings and deliveries of the Camry Hybrid start today.

Head to page 2 for the press release.

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