Toyota reveals the global-spec of the eighth-gen Camry in Japan.
Toyota unveiled the eight-gen Camry at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show earlier this year in January. While the car showcased at the event was only US-spec, the firm has now revealed the global version of the car, which is expected to come to our shores early sometime in 2018.
So what all has changed? Compared to the car showcased in Detroit, the one meant for global markets features a bigger and brighter seven-slat air dam grille along with a new set of horizontal fog lamps on the lower side of the grille. The alloy wheels are also quite different – less sporty that is - from the ones found on the US-spec version. Around the back, the design remains unchanged, albeit the global-spec version loses out on sporty bits of the US-spec- like, the rear diffuser element is missing here.
Inside, the cabin layout and design are unchanged from the US-spec Camry. However, there are some minor updates – for example, there’s more faux wood in the cabin. Apart from that, it continues to feature an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, and will, of course, come packed with new features and equipment.
The eight-gen Camry is based on Toyota’s latest and lightweight TNGA platform, meaning it’s lighter and more efficient than its predecessor. The US-spec model of the new Camry is available with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine that come paired to a new 8-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to these, there’s a hybrid version, too, that’s based on the smaller 2.5-litre engine. Specifications for global markets haven’t been revealed as yet, but we expect to see the 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain to go on sale in India upon its launch here.