All New Toyota Camry

2.5 petrol hybrid has the spec. to appeal to business drivers



Introduction

Given that the market for saloon cars is in decline in the UK, it might seem a plucky decision for Toyota to bring back the Camry, its largest four-door saloon, to the UK market. But with over 19 million models sold worldwide since the original Camry’s launch in 1982, Toyota clearly know how to appeal to a sizeable sector of the market. In this eighth-generation model, available as a frugal hybrid only, the new Camry is a strong contender for the company car user as well as those saloon car buyers who don’t ‘get’ the whole SUV thing.

Safety

Toyota Safety Sense’s Pre-Collision System combines a millimetre-wave radar with a camera to detect other vehicles and pedestrians on the road ahead. Road Sign Assist monitors the road signs ahead, displaying the current speed limit or overtaking restrictions on the new colour TFT cockpit display. Other advanced safety features include Full-Range Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert.

Design

The new Camry is striking, with a wide, trapezoidal lower air intake featuring multiple horizontal vanes and the family Toyota grille above it. In profile it’s calm, business-like and well-balanced, and the interior is nicely appointed too. Sweeps of chrome, wood inserts and high-quality materials give a nicely premium feel, and there’s bags of room in the back for adults or children. A traditional flaw for hybrid vehicles has been boot space but the larger battery of the Camry is located beneath the floor, allowing a generous boot volume of 524 litres. ​​​

Technology & Equipment

The Camry’s two seven-inch TFT display screens display all vital information clearly and accessibly and feature the Toyota Touch® 2 multimedia system with Enhanced Go Navigation, Bluetooth and Voice Recognition. Dual-zone air conditioning, parking sensors front and rear, heated and multiway adjustable front seats all come as standard, as does leather upholstery. The Excel model adds refinements like wireless phone charging, intelligent parking sensors with automatic braking.

Camry Design

·17" alloy wheels (9-spoke)

·7" touchscreen with Toyota Touch® 2 Enhanced Go Navigation, 6 speakers, DAB, Bluetooth® and reversing camera

·Toyota Safety Sense 2 including Adaptive Cruise Control

·Full leather upholstery with electric, heated front seats and power-adjustable lumbar support

·Front and rear parking sensors

Camry Excel

·18" alloy wheels (20-spoke)

·7" touchscreen with Toyota Touch® 2 Enhanced Go Navigation, 6 speakers, DAB, Bluetooth®, Wireless phone charger and reversing camera

·Toyota Safety Sense 2 incl Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control

·Full leather upholstery with electric, heated front seats and power-adjustable lumbar support

·Intelligent Clearance Sonar with front and rear parking sensors

Verdict

You’re probably not going to choose a Camry if track-honed performance or razor-sharp handling is at the top of your wish list. And that makes it even more appealing for those drivers who value reliability, refinement, relaxing progress and long-distance comfort. As diesel sales continue to decline the Camry has a lot going for it, with good economy and low emissions. You can drive it in Ultra Low Emissions Zones without charge, too.

Toyota Camry 360° View