TRD and Modellista versions revealed for JDM Toyota Camry

TRD and Modellista versions revealed for JDM Toyota Camry

Toyota Japan reveals sporty TRD and Modellista versions of the Camry that will be imported to Australia.

The JDM version of the eighth-generation Toyota Camry has been revealed by the firm and it includes two sporty iterations of the car: TRD and Modellista models. More exciting is the prospect that both these sportier models could form part of Toyota’s new mid-size sedan range that will be launched in Australia later this year.

First revealed at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the Mk8 Camry utilises Toyota’s new TNGA platform.

However, the Australian Camry will bear a much closer resemblance to the global version from Japan we’re talking about here. That’s where it will be imported from once production at Toyota’s Altona plant in Melbourne’s west ceases in October.

The TRD version features a modified front that incorporates a different upper grille and a distinctive front bumper that protrudes out and is equipped with horizontal daytime running lights. New side skirts and wheels finish the look.

When it comes to the Modellista package, there is a bit more sophistication than the TRD. It boasts a subtle new front bumper, side skirts and wheels.

On the inside, other than featuring more wood-grain trim materials, a revised infotainment system and a steering wheel on the right, the global Camry actually differs very little from its US counterpart.

Toyota Australia has confirmed that the Down Under 2018 Camry will be offered with a carryover 2.5-litre four-cylinder, new-generation four-cylinder (‘Dynamic Force’) petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. There will also be a 3.5-litre petrol V6 engine to replace the outgoing Aurion and (potentially) a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder eight-speed auto which was announced late last year.

We’ll update you with more information about the Australian Camry as it becomes available.


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