Toyota Teases New Camry Ahead of Detroit Debut

Toyota has revealed a teaser image of its new 2018 Camry. A car that it says will be more dynamic and sportier looking than the model currently on sale

Ahead of its now confirmed unveiling at next month’s Detroit Motor Show, Toyota has dropped the first official image of its next-generation Camry, which will be fully imported into Australia when the Japanese car maker’s local manufacturing operation winds up next year.

Unfortunately, no information accompanied the single teaser image (above). Nevertheless, though, we can clearly how the Camry’s rear lights will shape up, with a faux vent extending out of the long LED tail lamp. In fact, the teased Camry interestingly mimics the rear light design of the far more upmarket Lexus LC, which was only recently revealed.

The Lexus LC
The Lexus LC

It suggests that the new Camry could live up to Toyota’s promise that it will be more dynamic and sportier looking than the model currently on sale.

The Camry is a top seller for Toyota in the North American market and dominates the medium car segment in Australia. However, with production in Australia scheduled to cease at the end of 2017, this new model will be the first Toyota Camry to be fully-imported to Australia in 30 years.

The 2018 Camry was spotted testing earlier in the year, and despite being wrapped in a layer of camouflage, it was evident that the new model has a more imposing look than its predecessor.

Furthermore, the 2018 Camry is expected to weigh around 100kg less than the outgoing model too. More exciting is the rumour that the new model’s engine range will include a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol option. There’s even the possibility of a more powerful V6 engine option.

The new Camry will also almost certainly utilise Toyota’s new global platform, which underpins the latest Prius. That should improve the ride, handling and refinement. The reduction in weight will also help with fuel efficiency.

Watch this space for more news on the Camry in the near future…

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