While the US spec Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid made its debut earlier this year, the Asian spec version is yet to show up. Ahead of its official debut, spy pictures of the new era Camry have risen up out of China giving a first look of the front design. The spy shots of the 2018 Toyota Camry reportedly come from the GAC-Toyota joint venture’s production facility in Guangzhou, China and will be uncovered later in 2017.
The new generation Toyota Camry is set to go on sale the US and Japan later this year and is probably going to arrive in India sometimenext year. The spy shots uncover a comprehensively changed front that looks more futuristic than the current model. A massive body coloured grille takes prominence on the model, flanked by full-LED headlights while a single frame lower grille extends into the bumper. The front appears to take inspiration from the premium Lexus sedans, a trend we’ve seen since the past two generations of the model.
The Asian-spec Toyota Camry is distinctly different from the American version. The US version of the sedan gets a sportier tone to match the market requirements, despite the fact that the automaker keeps on building it like a lavish three-box saloon.
With respect to dimensions, the India bound next generation Toyota Camry will measure 4879 mm in length, 1838 mm in width and 1445 mm in height. This makes the new model longer and wider than the current one, while the height has been trimmed by a few mm. The wheelbase is said to measure at 2824 mm, which is 49 mm longer over the present model.
The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry will be the latest model from the automaker to be based on the TNGA modular platform. Powertrain choices will include the 2.5-liter petrol on the standard version, while the Hybrid model will keep on using the 2.5-liter petrol with Atkinson cycle motor, paired to an electric engine. Both forms will come paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The US model will likewise get the 3.5-liter V6 petrol motor, which won’t be advancing toward India.
The present era Toyota Camry is quite popular in India
Toyota India is yet to uncover any details about the new era Camry advancing here. The model could possibly make its debut at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo, while the market launch is probably going to be booked later in the year. With hybrids getting more costly under the new GST regime (28% GST + 15% Cess), the new Camry Hybrid is relied upon to see a significant increase in costs over the petrol powered version.