Toyota Launches Camry Facelift
Toyota has launched the facelifted version of their flagship sedan, the Camry. It is available in two variants, a petrol and a hybrid option. Surprisingly, the company says that the hybrid is a more popular option ever since they started local assembly. Over 73% of Camry’s sold have been the more expensive hybrid version which now gets a subsidy from the government under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles In India (FAME). The Camry hybrid gets a Rs. 70,000 discount under this scheme. The policy was launched earlier this month to provide incentives for hybrid and electric cars.
The car receives no mechanical changes. Both the variants are powered by a 2.5 litre petrol producing 158 BHP and 213 Nm torque. The car runs on 16 inch alloys. The hybrid variant, which runs on 17 inch alloys, produces 202 BHP and 233 Nm with the help of an electric motor which works in tandem with the petrol engine. The car gets only cosmetic changes which includes design tweaks to give the car a more sporty look.
The car also gets new headlamps with LEDs for low beam and halogen projectors for high beam. The instrument cluster gets a 4.2 inch colour TFT information display whereas the centre console gets a larger 6.1 inch media screen. The car also gets a slightly tweaked interior.
The Toyota Camry executive sedan is now available at Rs. 28.80 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the petrol variant and at Rs. 31.92 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the more popular hybrid variant.