India-bound 2017 Toyota Camry revealed

Unlike its predecessor, the new India-bound Camry is near identical to its US-spec sibling in design.

Months after revealing the Camry for the North American markets, Toyota has now revealed the car bound for the ASEAN markets. Interestingly, unlike its predecessor, the latest Camry seems to have been based on a global design, with the India-bound car closely mirroring the aggressive styling of its North American sibling.

Changes in design are minor, with the ASEAN-spec car getting fog lamps set low in the front bumper along with the headlamps losing the amber section along the outside edges up front. At the rear, the new India-bound car gets a more staid bumper, unlike its US-market sibling with its diffuser element and faux slit-like air vents merging into the tail-lamps.

The cabin too is near identical and comes with a V-shaped upper centre console, a large touchscreen infotainment system and a colour display in the instrument cluster. The biggest change in the ASEAN-spec car is its right-hand-drive configuration.

While the US-spec car is offered with a choice of four- and six-cylinder petrol engines alongside a hybrid powertrain, specs for the ASEAN model are yet to be revealed. However, as per the blue halo around the badge, a hybrid powertrain will be offered.

Toyota also revealed a sportier-looking TRD model with prominent sill extensions, a front splitter element, LED lights along the lower bumper edge, a blacked-out element under the V-shaped grille and sportier alloy wheels.

Toyota is expected to launch the all-new Camry in the ASEAN markets towards the latter half of the year.

In India, Toyota recently updated the Camry Hybrid with new and updated safety systems along with added equipment. As with the current model, Toyota is likely to assemble the new Camry in India, with the car likely making its India debut around the Auto Expo early next year. The new Camry will rival the likes of the Honda Accord Hybrid, Skoda Superb and the soon-to-launch Volkswagen Passat.

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