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Camry Review

Car tested: Toyota Camry AT

Price OTR Rs. 30,05,754/-

The new Toyota Camry is a in style and luxury, with ride quality.

The D-segment has been a favorite of the Japanese Whether its Honda or Toyota, are known to sell good of the Accord and Camry respectively. they are not the leaders in India, India is a diesel dominated

Neither the Accord nor Camry are in diesel and thus the Skoda continues to dominate in this In fact petrol powered cars have such demand, that Honda has the next generation Accord and is already working on a diesel of the fluidic Sonata. All this t stopped Toyota from the latest generation Camry in India although its powered by a engine.

Does the new Toyota have anything special to a strong case in the D-segment?

– The styling of the new Toyota Camry heavily from the last model. It does look than the model it replaces but not by The dimensions are almost similar but says the complete car is re-engineered. The new gets new sheet metals and claims to have used its in Formula 1 in developing this which results in is a more vehicle having a CD of 0.27, is the least in the segment.

The front and rear styling has re-worked to make the Toyota look sharper. For India, has given the Camry a generous of chrome (look closely the doors and you will notice a strip there too) to it that premium feeling. The automaker calls the new design on the Camry ‘rational tech-dynamism .

the Toyota Camry looks a mini-Lexus and has amazing road

Interiors – Step inside the of the new Toyota Camry and you are greeted by well appointed interiors. The has a very Lexus feel to it and the is very good too. The dashboard is very functional and has inserts and the upper half of the has soft touch leather.

the dimensions of the Toyota Camry almost similar as the old model, room has improved marginally. The is now thinner than before and the is flatter. This results in amount of headroom for passengers at the front and rear.

The steering wheel is quite big for our but won t be much of a bother as most are going to be sitting on the rear with the chauffeur driving. The wheel houses audio and telephone buttons and the cruise stalk is placed on the right of the steering. The center console has an clock on the top, with the AC right below.

There is a DVD audio system (MP3, Aux and Bluetooth compatible), which displays vehicle information speed, fuel history, information etc). The Camry features dual zone control. The gear lever is quite old school and the new Camry has a operated parking brake.


is a dead pedal which is big for the largest of shoes.

The instrument is called the Optitron Combimeter and is into three distinct The left most is the tachometer, has the gear indicator and outside screen under it. At the center is a speedometer with a multi-information that showcases the cruising average consumption, etc. On the most side is the fuel and analogue fuel efficiency for the Eco mode.

The odo and trip meters are right below this in a display. There are reverse sensors and headlight washers The automatic HID headlights are auto

The front seats are 8-way adjustable. However most will be sitting on the rear something which the Toyota is known for. The new Camry offer excellent legroom and support at the rear. However thing support is a bit lacking for passengers. In order to boost leg room further, Toyota has incorporated buttons on the side of the seats to adjust them.

rear passengers can adjust the seats from behind without having to stretch slightly. There are rear AC too, which are pushed and the floor is flat resulting in the being a comfortable 5-seater. The seat backs have to boost legroom even even though with the seats pushed all the way back, is still plenty of legroom. A behind the rear seat can be opened to access the boot, is big enough for most.

The rear open wide and big for easy and egress.

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Performance – Dab the engine button below the steering on the right side and the highly 2.5-litre petrol engine to life. This motor Dual VVT-i and produces 181 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 233 Nm of peak at 4100 RPM. This is mated to a 6-speed automatic and Toyota has no plans to bring in a or a diesel engined Camry soon.

The Camry s engine is butter and revvs very cleanly to its RPM redline.

Don t be fooled by the positioning of the as a luxury automobile, the Camry not lack even when it to performance. Stand on the accelerator and the Camry will reach 100 in just 8 seconds. Although the is well insulated from NVH amount of road noise creep in at triple digit the Camry does growl a bit you give it the beans. The gearing is on, which being on the taller enables the Camry to do in 110 km/hr in gear!

There is no sports though and one can manually shift the tiptronic mode. The petrol Camry is certified by ARAI to a mileage of 12.98 km/l, but on our we never saw more than 6 on the Camry s MID although with a foot and activated Eco mode, one can get 8 in the city.

Driving Dynamics – it comes to dynamics, the new Toyota did surprise us. Toyota has worked on ensuring the Camry offers handling and a splendid ride, with good stability. The new is more aerodynamic than and even features underbody High speed stability is and handling is more predictable before.

However the large dimensions and do result in some amount of roll. There is no ESP or TCS on the new Camry and you become too ambitious and the Yokohama start to screech but still adequately, we are rest assured that no chauffeur is going to it on the boil.

The steering wheel is an EPS and is extremely light at city and weighs up decently at high However it lacks the kind of you get from the German boys. The old was known for the carpet ride and the new one is no

Ride quality is splendid and the gobbles up potholes with authority. While Toyota has the new Camry slightly stiffer stiffer springs, 50% firmer they have maintained levels of the vehicle. The new Camry a splendid balance of neutral and good ride quality, is what most owners like.

Braking performance is and the car sheds speeds quickly, very good pedal

Verdict The new Toyota Camry is a in the right direction. It keeps up to the of the Camry brand, by offering space and ride quality, is what most owners who buy the car look for. However the is on the higher side, considering levels are low (no side airbags, TCS, sunroof, paddle etc).

That said, the new Camry is difficult to beat it comes to sheer comfort, when factored with s excellent service makes the a strong vehicle in its segment. No the Camry has already outsold its rivals last month, 85 units being sold!

The Camry continues to offer comfort with good roomy interiors and the magic ride it s known for. performance and Toyota quality are the on the cake.

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