While IndianAutosBlog.com was sleeping Earlier this week, Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled the 2012 Camry. It did not send shock waves through the corridors of competition given the vehicle was unveiled unofficially through a combination of leaked images and tightly cropped teaser pictures.
The styling of the new Camry is where there is a radical departure with sharp lines and angular headlamps. Inside the new Camry, the dashboard, door trims, seats and steering wheel have been redesigned. Features like Bluetooth/USB connectivity, 6.1 inch infotainment system, reverse guide camera, GPS Navigation and a powerful JBL audio system are present.
Two out of the three engines are of interest to Indians - The entry-level 2.5-liter four pot motor produces 180 PS/230 Nm while the 3.5-liter V6 rewards drivers with 272 PS/336 Nm. There is no diesel engine for the new Camry at launch, but could Toyota use the 3.0 D4D or the Innova's 2.5 D4D on the Camry for diesel-loving markets? Diesel is an absolute must if Toyota wants to improve its sales in India.
IndianAutosBlog.com readers will know that Toyota Kirloskar Motor will begin selling the new Camry in July-August 2012. It will remain as a CBU model and hence prices are not expected to come down.