According to latest car news, the eighth-generation Toyota Camry 2018 has officially been kicked off in Australia. The new sedan will be available in three engine options (4-cylinder, V6 petrol and hybrid) and four variants (SL, SX, Ascent Sport and Ascent).
The new Camry will be available in three engine options and four variants
For starters, the base engine option is a 2AR-FE 2.5-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine delivering 178 hp and 235 Nm, coupled with a new 6-speed automatic gearbox. This mill can pack all four variants. However, if it motivates the SL, SX and Ascent Sport, the max output and torque will increase by 2 and 4, respectively.
The SL is the top-of-the-line Camry in Australian market
Speaking of the hybrid Camry, as a result, it will be equipped with an all-new A25A-FXS 2.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol unit with D-4S direct-injection, which can push out 176 hp @ 5,700 rpm and 221 Nm of torque @ 3,600 – 5,200 rpm. This powerplant will be married to an electric motor capable of 118 hp @ 4,500 rpm and 202 Nm @ 0 – 1,500 rpm. So, on average, this hybrid model is able to crank out up to 214 hp and consumes 4.2L/100 km. The hybrid engine is the offering to the Ascent, Ascent Sport and SL grades.
The mid-spec SX
The last engine offered is the 2GR-FKS 3.5-liter V6 with VVT-iW direct-injection, which are only on taps in SL and SX trims. The unit can dole out 300 hp @ 6,600 rpm and 362 Nm of torque @ 4,700 rpm and come aired to an 8-soeed direct-shift automatic.
The base Ascent
All of the three engines will get a variable cooling system (an electric pump for the Camry Hybrid), cooled exhaust-gas recirculation and full variable oil pump. To a greater extent, they will also come with the company’s Drive Mode Select including Eco, Sport, Normal and EV for the hybrid. Nevertheless, only the 2.5- and 3.5-liter V6 petrol units are indulged with downshift blipping control.
Toyota Camry Ascent Sport 2018
The Toyota Camry 2018 sits on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform which provides better design freedom, driving position as well as dynamics owing to enhanced torsional rigidity and lower center of gravity. Driving dynamics and suspension system are also reworked. Not only that, the eighth-gen Camry is also longer and taller, enabling better look and better visibility. Notably, the SX will come exclusively with a stiffer stabilizer bar.
Exterior-wise, all Camry trims will be adorned with bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, a powered sunroof (for the SL with extra cost) and a glass moonroof for the Hybrid SL only. The lower-end Ascent and Ascent Sport variants will be fitted with 17-inch alloys, the top-spec SL gets 18-inch units and the SX is surprisingly given 19-inch wheels.
With regard to safety features, you will be covered by:
- Pre-collision System
- Active Cruise Control
- Land Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beam
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Blind-spot Minotor
- Trailer Sway Control
- Hill-Start Assist Control
- Brake Hold
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
Below are the Toyota Camry 2018 prices in Australia:
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*Pricing excludes on-road costs.
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The Toyota Camry is one of the longest-running nameplates in the Japanese carmaker's lineup. It was introduced in 1982 and is currently continues to be a top-seller for the brand. When the model was first introduced, it was designed to compete in compact sedan markets. But in the early 90s, Toyota decided to increase the configuration size, making it a midsize sedan. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launched the 8th-gen Camry in the local market in late 2018, arriving with a sleeker and sportier exterior appeal as compared to the outgoing generation. Inside, the 5-seater midsize sedan provides an executive and modern feel thanks to the wood trims, spacious cabin, an ergonomic leather interior, and adjustable seats for both the driver and passengers. In consideration of the size and features, the PH-spec Toyota Camry is offered with a price that plays around the P2-million mark, making it one of the most expensive in Toyota's Philippine lineup. This midsize sedan is marketed for those Filipino car consumers who are in the market for a premium, quality, and upscaled vehicle.