Toronto, Ontario – Toyota has introduced the all-new, seventh-generation 2012 Camry. The model has been North America’s best-selling car for nine years running and 13 of the past 14 years, the company said.
The Camry was introduced in 1983 and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. The new model presents a bold, sophisticated new design with more spacious interior, improved driving dynamics and even quieter ride than before.
The Camry offers three powertrain choices, all enhanced for better fuel economy and more responsive performance. The revised 2.5-litre four-cylinder now offers 178 horsepower, an increase of nine horsepower, and 170 lb-ft of torque, while returning a combined 7.0 L/100 km.
The available 3.5-litre V6 delivers 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, but with a combined 8.2 L/100 km, which Toyota said is the best for any current V6-powered midsize sedan.
The all-new Camry Hybrid has a revised version of the brand’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, including a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. The system produces a combined 200 horsepower and can run on the gas engine, electric motor, or a combination of both. New for 2012 is an EV Drive mode that allows the driver to select electric only for up to 2.5 km at speeds below approximately 40 km/h.
All models are equipped with ten standard airbags, including new-to-Camry front passenger knee airbag and rear seat side airbags.