Over the years, Toyota Camry has cut a reputation as one of the most reliable suburban transport vehicle of choice. In fact it is one of the most selling in North America among the middle class motorists. To further improve this sedan’s appeal, Toyota is getting ready to launch a new improved Camry dubbed the “2016 Toyota Camry”.
The first striking thing about the new 2016 Toyota Camry ’s exterior is its exciting paint which comes in two choices of either Blue Streak Metallic or Pearl. I believe its good the auto maker has stepped out of the regular colour spectrum of black and white. This sedan will come with four doors and two rows of seat which can accommodate up to five passengers.
The redesigned 2016 Toyota Camry also features 18-inch alloy wheels though the SE gets 17- inch alloy wheels which are exclusively machined not forgetting the painted fascia. The exterior also features smoked-taillights to complement the new paint.
2016 Toyota Camry Interior
Toyota designed the Camry series to function as a daily commuter vehicle. With this in mind, interior designs of all Camry models are given to make them as enjoyable as possible. In addition to satin chrome accents, wood trim and leather upholstery, the vehicle comes with other amazing features depending on the trim level. The new Camry comes in seven trim levels. The first is the LE base level which features a back up rear camera together with a 6.1 inch touch screen audio system.
The second trim level is the XLE which comes with additional safety features such as Lane Departure Alert and daytime LED lights. The third trim level is the SE which has a host of sporty features like 17-inch alloy wheels with a graphite finish while other models feature 18-inch alloy wheels; it also features a sport mesh front grille. The last trim level is the XSE which offers Qi-compatible wireless charging system and Auto High Beam headlights. The other three levels are the LE, SE and XLE which are available in Hybrid option.
To enjoy the music in charge is JBL GreenEdge audio system with ten speakers and subwoofer. Also is available advanced voice recognition, Smart Key System, Moonroof, ten standard airbags and much more.
Engine, Specs and Performance
Toyota is likely to go with a 2.5-liter 4 –cylinder DOHC 16 valve Dual VVt –i. This engine can produce 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be ideal for the daily commuter. However, for those who want something extra, Toyota plans to produce another engine for the Camry, a 3.5 –L V6 engine with a capacity to produce up to 286 hp with 248 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be for XLE and XSE trim levels.
There is also talk of a third engine variant; a 2.5 L Atkinson-cycle cylinder hybrid engine and/or Hybrid Synergy Drive Scheme. All engine variants will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission system. The 4-cylinder engine will have a fuel economy of 25 mpg and 25 mpg for city and highway respectively. The Camry hybrid will however have the best fuel economy figures at 39 mpg and 43 mpg for city and highway respectively.
Price and release date
Toyota has announced the official price list for the 2016 Camry, so that starting price (MSRP) for the LE trim level is $ 23.070, while the level of equipment XSE starting price is $ 26.310. The starting price of hybrid variants depending on the level of equipment goes from $ 26.790 to $ 30.140. Of course, these prices can be quite higher if you decide to use a lot of additional equipment. The model will be released either in the second half of 2015 or first quarter of 2016. It will face competition mostly from the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata.