The main difference is the introduction of a 4-speed auto box. The auto transmission is controlled electronically (called Super ECT). Hill Sensing Control is another feature that improves the Camry’s performance on gradients. Cruise Control, a feature which on our roads is as useful as a fur coat in summer, can be operated from behind the new-look steering wheel. The Camry's gained slightly larger headlamps, with more chrome and four elements instead of three; the grille and bumper have also been revised. The rear is also sharper with new tail-lights.
Toyota calls the wing mirrors on the new Camry are called ‘hydrophilic’ designed to disperse water droplets that invade the glass area. These add some sparkle, but overall, it's a pretty insipid design, very American in its bulk and its cautious lines. The Camry's always been a fairly high car, but Toyota has just jacked it up by another 15mm, stiffening the springs slightly. The Camry uses MacPherson struts and a dual-link unit and is very well built.