Las Vegas, Nevada – Toyota has debuted a specially-modified Camry Hybrid fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
The automaker partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to create the customized Camry Hybrid, which is being displayed alongside two modified Prius gas-electric hybrids in the Environmental Lifestyle Zone of Toyota’s vehicle display. The company said the Prius represents Toyota’s current commitment to the environment, while the Camry Hybrid CNG pushes the envelope on alternative fuel possibilities.
The CNG system was built by Metal Crafters of Fountain Valley, California, who converted the stock Camry Hybrid to CNG by replacing the gasoline system with a CNG system located in the spare tire well area. Toyota also teamed with Street Image to further modify the car, adding a custom front grille, unique bumper, lower ride height, 20-inch wheels and a multi-coloured vehicle wrap featuring CNG and Surfrider logos.
At the end of the show, Toyota will provide a production version of the Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG to the Surfrider Foundation, which will use it at numerous outreach campaigns, education programs and beach cleanup events.