The refreshed Toyota Camry gets a mildly tweaked exterior design and a longer list of features and tech that brings it in line with the competition. The 2021 Camry carries forward the same old hybrid powertrain
Three years after the eighth-gen Camry made its debut in the global market, Toyota has given it a mid-life update. Toyota had given the Camry an update for the American market some time back, and it seems that the changes have been incorporated in the European-spec model as well.
In comparison to the model on sale currently in India, the Camry face-lift gets a heavily reworked front fascia. The bumper has been redone and there are mild tweaks to the grille as well. This European-spec model gets 17-inch and 18-inch wheel options. At the back, the taillights have been reprofiled as well. On the inside, the asymmetrical design of the dashboard continues in this updated model as well. It does, however, get a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit in place of the 8.0-inch one on the pre-facelift model. Unlike the outgoing model in which the infotainment screen was flush in the dashboard, this larger screen is a floating unit. Everything else about the cabin seems largely familiar including the steering wheel, gear lever, centre console and more. The Camry gets a ton of safety features including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping aid, intersection assist and more.
The engine has been carried forward from the outgoing model. The Camry continues to be powered be a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated motor that that gets assistance from an electric motor to develop a combined output of 215bhp. Torque rating continues to stand at 221Nm. The engine comes paired with a CVT unit.
Toyota brought in the current Camry hybrid to India in January last year, and it expected to bring in the refreshed model towards the end of 2021.