2017 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota Camry Revealed

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The 2017 Toyota Camry has made its global debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The eighth generation Camry features a set of new engines, bolder styling and a new found focus on driver involvement.

The new Toyota Camry is 50.8mm longer, 17.78mm wider, 25.4mm lower than the previous generation car. The new Camry is 4,859mm long, 1,839mm wide, 1,440mm tall, and has a 2,824.5mm long wheelbase.

Powering the eighth-gen Camry are a set of all-new engines. The smaller of the two engines on offer is a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four cylinder petrol engine which is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The engine is also used by the Camry hybrid (the model most likely to come to India). The four-cylinder engine and electric motor send their combined power to the wheels through a CVT gearbox which comes with a Sport mode. In Sport mode, the CVT simulates six gears and the electric boost from the motor is increased thus aiding acceleration.

The larger of the two engines is a 3.5-litre V6 engine which is also mated an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Toyota still hasn't released any figures for either engine though it does promise better power and torque than the previous power plants. Toyota also states that the Hybrid will deliver Prius-like mileage.

The interiors are much more driver-focused and the front seats offer more support and comfort and the major surfaces like dash, center console and door trim feature high grade soft-touch materials.

Owners can also spec up the interiors with Toyota's new "Human Machine Interface" that consists of a 7-inch gauge display, a 10-inch color Head-Up Display and the latest Entune 3.0 infotainment touchscreen integrated with the HVAC control panel. Other options include a JBL premium audio system and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Toyota has also crammed in its latest safety tech on every new Camry including pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and auto high beams. higher trim variants also get Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert system as standard.

The all-new Toyota Camry is expected to go on sale in the United States and other international markets by late summer 2017.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 10:53 [IST]
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