The newly launched, all-new Toyota Camry has already sold more than 280 units in a matter of 50 days as compared to 720 units sold in the whole of 2014. The new Camry Hybrid has also managed to garner more than 730 customer enquiries & pending orders of over 125 units.
According to Toyota, the new luxury car is also witnessing increased demand in tier II markets like Pune, Calicut, Coimbatore and Ahmedabad thereby boosting overall sales. The recently announced government incentive of Rs. 70,000 under FAME scheme has also aided the company in generating more enquiries and orders from customers.
Speaking on the success of Camry in India, Mr. N Raja, Director and Senior Vice – President, Sales and Marketing said “I would like to thank our customers of Camry for its success in India. At present Camry hybrid constitute more 80% of total Camry sales showing the increased awareness and acceptance of Hybrid in India. Concerns like road safety and increased pollution are some of the grave problems faced by our country. Hybrid vehicles can truly have a positive impact only if they are widely used therefore to reiterate our commitment to a greener environment we will constantly work towards educating and encouraging the use of Hybrid vehicles in India”.
The Camry Hybrid comes with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) powertrain. The Camry Hybrid’s “full hybrid” powertrain combines the performance of a 2.5 litre Atkinson cycle four – cylinder gasoline engine and a high – torque electric motor.
The new Camry Hybrid has a combined power (engine + motor) output of 205 PS coupled with class-leading fuel economy of 19.16 kmpl and 122.8 gm of CO2 emissions per km of driving. The Camry Hybrid comes with an Electronically Controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (E-CVT), which provides enhanced driving performance, with reduced fuel consumption and lower NVH.