The newest officially photos of the new 2018 Toyota Camry have been released at NASCAR presentation. Accidentally or not, but you could see an upgraded Camry edition for 2018 year. The new Camry displayed a few changes, especially a front design is changed; it’s more aggressive and aerodynamic. The Camry evolved tremendously over the years, and it became one of the best-selling cars ever made. In fact, back in 2015 Toyota sold nearly half a million of them which is very impressive for a car. However, the current model is not getting any younger so it will have to be eventually replaced.
In its place, the 2018 Toyota Camry will be released by the end of 2017. There aren’t that many details known about this future model, but spy shots of test mules have already been seen.
The result might be quite impressive enough though Toyota hasn’t said much about it. For starters, the new car will ride on Toyota’s brand new TNGA chassis which first debuted on the Prius.
One of the biggest changes and updates is an all-new platform. There are only spy photos, because of that you couldn’t see any other details about design and new chassis.
This new platform should be quite a bit more rigid than before as well as slightly lighter. The result will be better NVH levels as well as a more compliant car. Also, thanks to the modularity of the new platform, the new Camry will be just as big, or even bigger, than before. The test mules, while heavily camouflaged, do look to be slightly wider and possibly longer as well, but more on that later.
When it is released, the price of the future Camry should still be around $24,000 (some reports suggest a price range between $24,000 – $30,000) which should allow it to be as successful as it is today. Toyota will present its sedan officialy in January, at 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Despite this, in free selling the new 2018 Toyota Camry will be available in middle 2017.
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2018 Toyota Camry
It is a well-known fact that Toyota doesn’t want to make a mistake with the future 2018 Toyota Camry so we should expect its design to be quite conservative. However, even though this is the case, Toyota can’t let the car’s design unchanged. In order to stay at the top of its class, the car will have to be more impressive than it currently is. The prototypes do suggest that the production model will get a new roof-line, something more similar to a coupe. This has been used on its rivals with great success.
Blacked-out C-pillars, as well as a flat-trunk, should complete the look quite nicely. In fact, while not official at this point, all the details on the test mules point at a design scheme inspired by that on the newest RAV4.
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The cabin of the future
Unfortunately, at this point the actual design of the new Camry’s interior is unknown. Unlike with the exterior, we don’t expect too many changes here. While the dashboard will definitely receive a new shell, most of the instruments and even features should be similar to the ongoing Camry. This is because the current generation features one of the best layouts on the market and it is unlikely for Toyota to depart from it. However, we may see slightly more space in the front and at the back thanks to the new platform as well as better materials throughout.
2018 Toyota Camry Engine
Engine details and transmission
The current model is available with either an inline 4 or with a V6. The upcoming 2018 Toyota Camry has been rumored to receive only inline four engines. The base model might still use the same 2.5 liters inline 4 with its 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5 liter V6, on the other hand, will most likely be discontinued. In its place, we may see a 2 liter turbocharged mill with as much as 280 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Also, instead of a proper automatic, the new Camry might use a CVT transmission tweaked specifically for this new turbocharged mill.
Toyota is expected to take this route in order to improve the fuel economy and make it a more comfortable car to drive than before. On top of these changes, a hybrid is also expected to return on the new Camry.
However, there is not much available about this. Some rumors suggested that the car could receive a similar powertrain to that found in the latest Prius. However, this may be a tad too underpowered for a car like the Camry, and it may even make the Prius obsolete. Instead, we expect a lower capacity, but turbocharged, petrol engine mated to an electric motor. The hybrid is likely going to offer a similar amount of power to the top end engine while offering the fuel consumption of a true hybrid. In any case, it will most likely be the most expensive version of the upcoming Camry.
The main competitors are: Nissan Altima, Mazda 6, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu and Hyundai Sonata.