The Toyota Camry has been a huge success for the Japanese car maker in the US market; in fact it is the most popular sedan in US. Thus the all new eighth generation 2018 Toyota Camry was always going to be an important product for the company in US market. Unveiled just a few hours ago at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, the Camry has become sporty and particularly stunning this time around. The latest Camry is also said to be the most advanced Camry till date as well.
The Toyota New Global Architecture or TNGA that arrived with the new Prius and will be the basis of the next gen Corolla as well also forms the basis of the 2018 Camry. However to get to the Camry’s famous interior space and comfort, Toyota has elongated the wheelbase of the car by around 50mm and it now stands at 4859mm. The new sporty design of the Camry is inspired by the Japanese company’s "Keen Look" design philosophy. The “keen Look” takes the cars form and lends some serious sporty air to the Camry.
The roof has been sliced a bit to keep the centre of gravity low while larger air intakes along with large blacked out front grilles on the V6 powered variants make the Camry look far more sportier compared to the current car. The sporty treatment further continues towards the tail end of the car as well, which gets quad exhaust pipes and a sleek trunk diffuser.
Moving on to the inside, the Camry takes its sporty intent inside as well. The material used is clearly upmarket and the seats have a comparatively more ergonomic design to them. This addition to the seating should aid occupant comfort and driving control as well. A new infotainment system flows downward with the design of the car while the old car like wooden trim continues to accompany the new layout.
On the engines front, the US market can chose the new 2018 Toyota Camry from a choice of three powerplants. The base 2.5-liter "Dynamic Force" 4-cylinder engine gets mated with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The next options is the hybrid unit that will be the next-gen Toyota Hybrid System or THS II, combining a 2.5-liter with a CVT and electric motors. The top of the shelf and the most powerful engine on offer will be the 3.5-liter V6 with Toyota's D-4S fuel injection that combines direct and port systems for efficiency.
Toyota is yet to disclose pricing for the new 2018 Toyota Camry, however we reckon there will be a slight price hike over the outgoing model. The Camry will compete with the Honda Accord in the American market among other cars like the Hyundai Genesis series, etc.