The new Toyota Camry premium sedan is set to be launched this August. The new Camry's launch will be followed by the launch of special edition models of the Innova and the Fortuner in this year.
The new Camry was first seen in India during the 2012 India Auto Expo will be assembled at Toyota's Bidadi plant near Bangalore. The new Camry is scheduled to be launched on August 24 and it is expected to be priced competitively against its European competitors.
The 2012 Toyota Camry is will be the third version to be sold in India and it is the first time Toyota is assembling the sedan in India. The two previous models were imported as CBUs while the 2012 Camry is being assembled using imported CKD kits. This will help Toyota keep the 2012 Camry's price very competitive. The Camry competes against models such as the Honda Accord and Skoda Superb.
The 2012 Toyota Camry will be coming with just a petrol engine and this could prove to be a disadvantage. The Honda Accord too is available with a petrol engine while the Superb gets both petrol and diesel engines. The high-end luxury car buyer has off late been favouring diesel cars more than petrol ones. This will mean the 2012 Camry will only help Toyota improve its brand image and not push volumes.
The 2012 Toyota Camry will be powered by a 2.4 litre four cylinder petrol engine and a more powerful 3.5 litre V6. The Camry is a luxurious sedan with the focus on providing its occupants the best ride and comfort. The sedan is loaded with several safety and luxury features.
The current Toyota Camry is priced between Rs.21.58 lakhs and Rs.23.73 lakhs. There are four variants all powered by a 2.4-litre four cylinder engine.