The Camry has always been an astounding sales success all around the world. Since its very beginnings, markets loved this sedan, appreciating the high level of details that Toyota dedicates to everything, as expected.
With the years, the Camry have evolved, continuously changing its appearance and all the amenities that come with it. And now, we are witnessing a new update, one that goes straight to the very foundations of the sedan.
The Toyota New Global Architecture allowed the development team to go beyond previous limitations and create something that we all will probably love.
Specs and Mechanical Improvements
There is a lot to talk about the 2018 Camry. Let’s being with the rolling pieces. With a favorable surprise, we find that this sedan will still have at hand the big 3.5-litre powerplant that pushed it before to its very limits. Also, the base 2.5-litre inline-4 is getting important updates in the form of a variable cooling system and valve timing, compression ratio, and multi-hole direct injectors.
Of course, these upgrade will go straight to benefit the performance and fuel efficiency numbers but Toyota hasn’t announced those yet.
Along with these powerplant options, the 2018 Camry is getting a brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission that, according to the official announcement, will provide faster shifts.
The hybrid Camry model will get an upgraded continuously variable transmission that was present already in the line-up. The whole idea of this upgrade is to improve the driving experience, having paddle shifters as well.
The debuting platform on which the 2018 Camry was developed answers a noticeable demand for more entertaining and sporty driving, even from the very first moment after the engine goes on.
Trims and Looks
The trim system on the 2018 Camry may be seen annoying and poorly intuitive as always. We see four different levels that will distribute important amenities and features. The SE and XSE will be the most attractive for those who love a sporty feel. In fact, how these two trims look will set them apart from other models by a lot.
Gadgets and features onboard will be strategically distributed between the four trims but details hasn’t been discussed yet. Nevertheless, there are no major problems deducing most of the facts here.
Among the many amenities, we find the brand-new Entune 3.0 system with built-in 4G LTE with WiFi for five devices, a 9-speaker JBL premium audio setup with a 10.1-inch subwoofer, nav, climate control, a 10-inch color head-up display, and the cutting-edge Toyota Safety Sense system with plenty of smart driving and preventive technologies.
Now, how the 2018 Camry changed its looks is something remarkable. Toyota is aiming to a futuristic approach, bold and abundant in sharp edges. The trims slightly change between themselves but, as we already mentioned, the SE and XSE will focus on sportiveness.
The Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota Camry is a well-deserved update of the full-size sedan that everyone loves. From looks to equipment, the improvements is notable. Even with all those upgrades and the new Toyota New Global Architecture, it will remain accessible as always.
The price tag is around US$23,935.