TOYOTA CAMRY 2019
2019 TOYOTA CAMRY MODEL OVERVIEW
Toyota Camry has already made its debut in the US and expect it to come to India too next year. The new Toyota Camry is built on the Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform. The India-bound Camry features fog lamps which are set a little lower on the front bumper. The headlamps too lose the amber-coloured strips which are there in the US-spec Camry.
India has been a good market for the Toyota Camry and we await the next generation. The front end is different with the India-spec Camry getting a nice and bold V-shaped grille and a single-unit air dam instead of a split air dam on the US-spec model. When launched, the new Camry will take on its traditional rivals such as the new Accord hybrid, Skoda Superb and the upcoming Volkswagen Passat.
The eighth generation Camry is based on Toyota New Global Architecture platform and so expect it to be rigid in its setup as also new powertrains. The Camry gets a massive body coloured grille takes prominence on the model, flanked by full-LED headlights while a single frame lower grille extends into the bumper. The front seems to take inspiration from the premium Lexus sedans, a trend we’ve seen since the past two generations of the model.
2019 Toyota Camry Design
The India bound next generation Toyota Camry will measure 4879 mm length, 1838 mm width and 1445 mm height. This makes the new model longer and wider than the current one, while the height has been trim by a few mm. The wheelbase measures 2824 mm, which is 49 mm longer over the present model.
Trim Levels And Features
The trims offered on the 2018 model should carry over into 2019 and include the base, the Hybrid LE, the Hybrid SE, and the Hybrid XLE. The sporty XSE includes, dark-tinted LED headlights and taillights, a unique gloss black front grille. Also19-inch black machined wheels, a 10.0-inch head-up display, dual exhaust with quad tips, a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, and textured interior metal trim. The premium XLE V6 comes equipped with a wireless charging pad, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display. Leather-trimmed and heated eight-way power front seats, Tiger Eye wood trim, chromed interior door handles, and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. All the above features will likely carry over into 2019.
PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY
The Camry’s powertrains will likely carry over into 2019. Camry’s engine options include the base 203-hp 2.5-liter I-4 engine and the optional 3.5-liter V-6 that pumps out 301 hp. Both engines are back by an eight-speed automatic that routes power to the front wheels. Above all Camry Hybrid uses a 2.5-liter I-4 paired with two electric motors for a total system output of 208 hp, while the 2019 Avalon’s version of this tech is good for 215 hp. For 2018, fuel economy figures for the non-hybrids ranged from 22/32 mpg to 29/41 for the I-4. Camry Hybrid fuel economy numbers range from 44/47 to 51/53 mpg depending on trim level.
The Toyota Safety Sense-P driver-assist package will continue to be standard. The package includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Also adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high beams are present. Blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert and automatic reverse braking are optional.
The Camry’s infotainment systems will carry over and includes a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. The 8.0-inch system includes a nine-speaker JBL audio system and a Wi-Fi hotspot. We hope Toyota adds Apple CarPlay on some trims. The 2019 Camry will also offer a 10.0-inch head-up display and a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display.