Toyota India is planning to launch the next generation of the Camry executive sedan in the country. The current Camry, which is in its seventh-generation, has been on-sale for quite some time now. Despite the diminutive presence of the executive sedan segment here, the company will bring the eight-gen Camry here.
The next-gen Camry promises to offer more in terms of luxury, comfort and technology. However, Toyota may ditch the hybrid powertrain technology for a more convenient petrol motor. This is due to high amounts of the GST placed on imported hybrid models here.
The engine will be a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol one. This engine is capable of giving 173 bhp of power and 221 Nm of torque. As far as the transmission is concerned, one gets to choose between an 8-speed automatic one and a 6-speed CVT having paddle shifters.
The Camry is expected to be high on the features list as well. Features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a speaker TV audio system, a 7-inch MID at instrument cluster, a 10-inch head up display and so on. On the safety front, the Camry has as many as 10 airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS with EBD and so on.
The eight-gen Camry will be built on the GA-K architecture, which also underpins the Lexus ES300h. It will be larger and wider compared to the current model on-sale here. It will rival the likes of the Honda Accord and the Skoda Superb in the executive sedan segment, which at the moment is witnessing a slow increase in sales
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