Camry Is Fully Redesigned For The US Market

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The Toyota Camry has been one of the best-selling models for Toyota for many years, even now, in its very outdated form, it continues to take a huge slice of the market share thanks to its reliability, price, comfort and quality. But compared to some of the competition, it looks dated, has old technology fitted and just really needs an update.

Toyota understand that its getting a bit long in the tooth, and have set about redesigning it for the future, the new Camry is on its way.

When to Release?

There have been no official announcements from Toyota regarding the release date (or even the start of production) for the Camry, so we can only wait for the process to begin (spy shots, camouflaged prototypes, premieres etc), but at this point, we think there will be no new model until at least the end of 2017, perhaps going into 2018.

There is no way that Toyota can develop a new car and take a few years to do that and then introduce it at the same price as the current (2016) model.
The current base model sells for $24,000, so we expect a minimum price of $26,500 for the next generation model.

New Modular Platform

While little official information is available, we do know that the new Camry will be built upon the next generation platform, what Toyota is calling “Toyota New Global Architecture” (TNGA).

It is thought that Toyota will remain faithful to the existing style, after all, it is one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S., rather than revolution, expect evolution.
It will look more modern, perhaps slightly bigger and of course will incorporate lots of new tech, both mechanically and in the form of driver aids.

Lightweight

The TNGA platform means a lighter weight, we also know that the hood will be aluminum; the Camry will be more efficient on fuel thanks to the weight loss, and it will be fitted with a turbocharged engine, all in the effort to get better gas mileage but retain a decent level of power.

The weight loss will also allow Toyota to make the Camry slightly larger without effecting the dynamics of the car.
Thanks to the increase in size (and possible increase in wheelbase), comfort levels will also be increased, both for the driver and the passengers; in particular, more legroom in the rear (although that hasn’t yet been officially confirmed).

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Engine Range Is Questioned

Again, no official confirmation about engine specs, other than forced induction, but economy is king right now, so replacing the old V6 engine with a turbocharged 4-cylinder makes sense; it would be smaller, lighter, more powerful and more efficient. There may possibly be a range of engines, starting as small as 1.8 liters.

According to sources, Toyota expects a minimum of a 30% power increase over the current model, couple that with a lighter weight (despite being larger) and modern transmission and it seems that the 2017 Toyota Camry will continue to out-sell its rivals, just as the existing model does.

Also read about the 2018 Nissan Altima

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Comments
  • John Tucker

    Will ’18 get rid of AC moldy smell and not burn oil?

    • Joey

      Do Toyotas still have that unintended acceleration problem? Wouldn’t even consider one!

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We expect that the next generation Camry will amaze us by a new design, features and powertrains.

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