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.

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

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    Toyota Camry Hybrid facelift India launch soon

    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

    Upcoming sedans in India in 2022

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