India-bound ASEAN 2019 Toyota Camry spied in Thailand

06/08/2018 - 17:13 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi
Thai publication Chobrod.com has uploaded spyshots of the ASEAN-spec 2019 Toyota Camry ahead of its launch in Thailand and key Asian markets this year, and an Indian launch next year.
2019 Toyota Camry ASEAN spy shot
The 2019 Camry now rides on the TNGA GA-K platform and features a 50 mm wheelbase extension
The eighth-generation of the popular sedan has already hit its main markets - North America, Japan and Australia - with its 'Keen Look', and what is perceived as a more aggressive design, but most importantly, Toyota has finally upgraded the popular Camry to the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) 'GA-K' platform. The same platform underpins the more expensive 2018 Lexus ES 300h (which went on sale in India last month), the new Avalon and RAV4 models. With a wheelbase increment of 50 mm, the 2019 Camry is expected to up its comfort quotient, though weight has not increased. Inside, the dashboard sports a more appealing and luxurious design, and is sure to be equipped with soft-touch materials, a touchscreen entertainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 9-speaker surround sound system and electrically adjustable rear seats. The 2019 Camry is expected to launch in India in mid-2019 offering a conventional gasoline and hybrid variant. Both will be assembled at Toyota's Bidadi facility, though the latter is expected to command a price of INR 38 lakhs owing to the government's 43 percent GST on hybrid vehicles.

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The engine is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol unit making 176 hp and 221 Nm of torque paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The hybrid will combine this engine with an 118 hp electric motor to produce a combined output of 208 hp, and will come with a 6-step CVT and Toyota's Hybrid System II power management. [Images from Chobrod.com]

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