Toyota has officially unveiled the 2012 Camry. It features refined styling, upgraded engines and an improved interior.
Toyota has officially unveiled the 2012 Camry.
On the styling front, the model has a familiar design with sharper lines and angular headlights. More notably, the SE variant is distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit, a three-spoke steering wheel (with paddle shifters) and metallic trim.
Inside, the cabin has a new dashboard, redesigned seats, Bluetooth/USB connectivity and a 6.1-inch Entune infotainment system. Options include the usual suspects as well as a back-up camera, GPS navigation and a JBL audio system.
Under the hood, three engines are available. The entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces 178 hp (133 kW / 180 PS) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to have an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway.
Moving up to the 3.5-liter V6 rewards drivers with 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) and 248 lb-ft (336 Nm) of torque. Sadly, the added power comes at a cost as the fuel economy dips to an estimated 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway.
Last but not least, the hybrid has a 156 hp (116 kW / 158 PS) 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 141 hp (105 kW / 143 PS) electric motor. This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds and return an estimated 43 mph city / 39 mpg highway.
The 2012 Toyota Camry will start arriving at dealerships in October and U.S. pricing starts at $21,955.
Check out the press release for additional information