The eighth-generation sedan has gone through a total evolution, from a proven, dependable and safe car to one that also possesses a more exciting and emotional character, thanks to its newfound sporty performance and style.
The new Camry utilises TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) which represents a completely new strategy to the way the company designs, engineers and packages its vehicles. TNGA retains all of Toyota’s traditional values of superlative build quality and safety while injecting a fun driving experience that plays on all the senses. The physical manifestation is the usage of a new engine, transmission and platform.
The Camry development team aimed for a styling design concept that achieves strong harmony between refinement and a sensual athletic image, creating a new approach to the market. The result is a new signature design language that takes the car into a beautiful and futuristic new direction.
The completely redesigned interior is a fusion of functionality, futuristic styling, and a high degree of personal space and craftsmanship. While the driver is situated in a sporty cockpit-type environment having gauges angled toward his or her direction, the front passenger is treated to a sense of openness and freedom that results from the innovative dashboard design.
The front seats have been completely reengineered with improved ergonomics, providing maximum comfort with a newfound level of ease and engagement to match the new Camry’s elevated performance and athleticism. Rear-seat accommodation is more refined than ever, with improved roominess and ergonomics. Exquisite stitching on the seating surfaces is but one example of the high level of craftsmanship found throughout the vehicle.
The new Camry features Toyota’s latest Human Machine Interface (HMI), whose next-generation display technology offers a unique level of integrated information with minimal distraction. It relays information through three interlinked displays: a 10-inch colour head-up display (HUD); a 7-inch multi-information display within the instrument cluster, and an 8-inch audio/navigation display and climate control panel that’s seamlessly integrated into the centre console in a modern, flush-surface design.
Three new powertrains will be available on the new 2018 Camry. They include a new 3.5-litre V6 and a 2.5-litre inline-4, which comes paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a next-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).
Among the many safety features on the 2018 Camry is standard Toyota Safety Sense P, a multi-feature advanced active safety suite that bundles cutting-edge active safety technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Automatic High Beams. All 2018 Camrys have 10 standard airbags and Toyota’s traction/stability aids.
Early next year, Singapore will be receiving the Asian version of the latest American Camry.
Read our review of the outgoing Toyota Camry 2.0.