Toyota Camry Hybrid Facelift Unveiled
Toyota has taken wraps off the Camry Hybrid facelift in the European market. It gets updated aesthetics and a slightly updated interior. Toyota has also introduced some new safety features on the Camry Hybrid facelift but they are not expected to make way to the India-spec model when it goes on sale here in early 2021 (expected).
Talking about the design, the Camry Hybrid gets a new bumper with revamped upper and lower grilles. While the lower grille is offered in Black or Dark Grey finish, the grille side garnish is finished either in Chrome or Silver. The side and rear profiles of the sedan have remained unchanged save for a set of new alloy wheels. While the European-spec model is offered with a choice of 17-and 18-inch wheels, the India-spec model is offered with 18-inch alloys.
The changes on the inside are mild in nature. It gets a rejigged central console as it gets a new 9-inch freestanding touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It replaces the 8-inch unit found on the pre-facelift model. Other features on the Camry Hybrid facelift remain unchanged. It gets nine airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, JBL sound system, powered front seats, heads-up display, electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control, electrically adjustable steering, auto-dimming IRVM, heads-up display and a tyre pressure monitoring system. When launched in India, the Camry Hybrid facelift is expected to carry forward with the same set of features along with the new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Under the hood, the Camry Hybrid remains unchanged. It gets the same 2.5-litre petrol engine paired to an electric motor. It has a combined output of 218 PS. Power is sent to the front wheels a CVT gearbox.
Currently, the Camry Hybrid is priced at Rs 39.02 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). So, expect the Camry Hybrid to be priced at a slight premium over the current car. Since it has a hybrid, the Camry Hybrid doesn’t have any direct rivals in India but sizewise it takes on the Skoda Superb.
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