The Toyota Camry is one of the most important vehicles for the Japanese brand.
It has been the biggest volume seller in the United States and it is expected to be the most popular passenger car for a 15th consecutive year. Toyota has to meet the needs of a varied section of users when it comes to the Camry. The new generation of this model is expected to be unveiled at the 2017 North American International motor show in Detroit. The company has confirmed that the 2018 Toyota Camry will be making its global debut at this event.
In confirming the news, the company also came up with a teaser that showed the vehicle’s rear quarter panel. Since it has always been a conservative car, not much has been expected in terms of an exciting element. However, the teaser has suggested otherwise, as it now sees the Toyota Camry coming with much more pronounced character lines along with a fastback.
As prior to look to take advantage of the absence of diesel models from Volkswagen, models like the Toyota Camry will be extremely huge in terms of retraining Toyota’s position as one of the biggest retail brands. The Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Highlander, and the Toyota RAV4 are all big sellers for the company.
It is highly anticipated that the next generation Camry will arrive with a number of engine options and trim levels. After having taken the hybrid technology to the next level with the recent generation vehicles like the Toyota Prius, one can expect the upcoming Camry to have an enhanced hybrid variant. For the enthusiasts, the V6 is likely to be offered as well. A big change on the upcoming 2018 Toyota Camry would be the ability to run the vehicle on electric-only mode for the first time.
The new vehicle will be built at the Georgetown factory, which already makes the Lexus ES and the Toyota Avalon. Toyota are expected to produce around 600,000 vehicles from this plant annually. Even though there is a trend of going for the crossovers, the 2018 Toyota Camry is expected to buck the trend by continuing to have a strong interest in most of the North American buyers.
From this generation of the Toyota Camry onwards, it is highly anticipated that the company will be making technology from the Lexus brand available in the higher end versions of the Camry. This should significantly boost to the attractiveness of the vehicle, which was often seen as the bread and butter.