Toyota Camry Hybrid facelift India launch soon

    Published On Jan 05, 2022 09:05:00 PM

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    Toyota Camry Hybrid facelift India launch soon

    The updated Camry will pack in more features and a few cosmetic tweaks, though the 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain under the hood will remain unchanged.

    The Toyota Camry Hybrid for India is set to get an update in the coming days. In late 2020, Toyota had revealed a facelift for the global-spec Camry and the refreshed model will “soon” arrive in our market, as per the automaker. The 2022 Camry will sport a few changes to the design and the features list, with little to no mechanical changes.

    • Camry facelift gets an updated front fascia, new alloy wheels, reworked tail lamps
    • 8-inch touchscreen replaced by a larger 9-inch unit
    • Expect a slight premium over current model’s Rs 41.20 lakh price tag

    2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid facelift: styling and feature upgrades

    Toyota launched the eighth-gen Camry in India in January 2019. Underpinned by the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, the model brought in a bolder design language for Toyota’s premium executive sedan. And the facelifted model remains true to the form.

    The updated Camry wears a reprofiled front bumper, with the wide grille now bookended by chrome accents. There are new designs on offer for the 18-inch alloy wheels. And at the back, the LED tail lamps get new inserts.

    The cabin is a familiar affair, with the biggest update being the move to a 9-inch touchscreen, which replaces the older 8-inch unit. Toyota says that customers can also expect a snappier performance from the infotainment system with upgraded software on board.

    Expect the incoming Camry to be well equipped, like the outgoing model which packs in three-zone climate control, 9-speaker JBL audio system, power-reclining rear seats, powered sunshades for the rear passengers, powered and ventilated front seats with a memory function for the driver’s seat, reverse camera, head-up display, nine airbags and a host of other safety systems that can be expected from a car of this class.

    2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid: engine, gearbox details

    The facelifted Camry is expected to continue with the hybrid system of its predecessor. As such, it will pack in a 178hp, 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 120hp permanent magnet synchronous motor, with a combined system output of 218hp. Gearbox duties will continue to be handled by a CVT gearbox.

    With a hybrid system under the hood, the current Camry returns a claimed average of 23.27kpl, and the upcoming model can be expected to deliver a similar figure. 

    2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid: price expectation and rivals

    The existing Camry Hybrid is priced at Rs 41.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the facelift will likely command a slight premium. With the Honda Accord Hybrid no longer on offer, the Toyota will continue to rival the Skoda Superb (Rs 32.85 lakh-35.85 lakh, ex-showroom, India) in our market.

    Are you excited for the launch of the Camry facelift? Let us know in the comments below.

    Also see:

    2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid India review, test drive

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