A modified Toyota Camry Hybrid running on compressed natural gas lines up at SEMA 2009. Co-developed with the Surfrider Foundation the car puts out 170hp and clean gases.

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA sought the help of the Surfrider Foundation to convert a stock Camry Hybrid into one fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG). CNG is abundant in the US and it's also clean as well as safe. Total system output is 125kW (170hp). Official fuel estimates are 32, 24 and 33mpg for city, highway and combined figures respectively. Toyota expects an overall range of over 250 miles (402km).

Engineers replaced the petrol fuel system with a CNG unit located in the spare tyre well. The exterior was pimped out through a multi-colour wrap with CNG and Surfrider logos, a custom front grille, 20-inch alloy wheels and a rear bumper that covers both tailpipe and exhaust system. The ride height was lowered on an adjustable coilover suspension system.

The interior includes grey suede and black leather upholstery, and a secure viewing window for the display of CNG fuel cylinders.


Gallery: Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG