With just a few visual changes, no mechanical upgrades, and the addition of some new features, the 2021 Toyota Camry line-up is all about minor updates.
Toyota has pulled the wraps off the updated 2021 Camry model line-up, and although the changes, especially visual, aren't too extensive, the addition of some new features and a new XSE Hybrid trim (lead image) only improve the Camry line-up. Before we delve deeper into the 2021 model, it should be made clear that the Camry Hybrid on sale in India follows the design of the standard, non-hybrid Camry model sold abroad. Therefore, the XSE Hybrid trim shown here is not really specific to the Indian market.
Nonetheless, all versions of the 2021 Camry come fitted with Toyota's new Safety Sense 2.5 suite of safety features. The additions over the old 2.0 version include a better camera resolution (improved low-light operation) and more precise radar elements, along with other features, like steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane change assist. Inside, there's an option to choose from two new 'floating' touchscreens – a 7.0-inch unit or a larger 9.0-inch unit.
Visually, the only noticeable changes are at the front of the car. These include a slightly reworked grille and new curved chrome inserts that run along the air dam's side edges. The XSE Hybrid trim though, with its aggressively-styled front bumper, black-painted roof, 19-inch black alloy wheels, and plenty of black body trim, looks really enticing and somewhat like the regular Camry's cousin, with a darker side! Let's hope we get the XSE Hybrid trim in India soon.