For 15 years, the Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in America. The best-seller just got a major overhaul, and we must say that we’re impressed.
The 2018 Toyota Camry, based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), is dimensionally lower, wider, and longer than the outgoing model, along with a wheelbase that’s been extended by two inches.
2018 Toyota Camry Design
The new Camry looks bold; especially in the sportier SE and XSE grades. The new styling gives it a newfound, peppery flavor that its predecessors lacked.
You’ve got to love the buck toothed front grille, the swooping roof-line, the attractive tail lamps and the confident stance. In fact, the proportions are classic rear-wheel-drive, allowing for a strong silhouette.
The sportier grades get aggressive bumpers, skirts, spoilers, a rear diffuser, quad exhaust tips and flashier, 19-inch wheels.
With all the athletic paraphernalia in place, the XSE graded Camry evokes cues from more premium sports sedans like the BMW M3 and the new Alfa Romeo Giulia.
A dual tone color scheme is also available for the SE and XSE grades. The entry-level LE and premium XLE grades come with friendlier bodywork that include a front bumper with a gaping grille, chrome beadings around the windows and lovely, multi-spoke wheels.
2018 Toyota Camry Interior
The completely redesigned interior has a driver focused layout, while the dashboard sports a sweeping new character line that flows down from the instrument cluster and bisects the center console waterfall.
All surfaces throughout the cabin—dashboard, instrument panel, center console, door trim, etc.—claim to employ the highest grade of soft touch and premium materials.
The front seats are said to have been completely reengineered with improved ergonomics, while rear-seat accommodations promise improved roominess and ergonomics.
Interlinked display areas inside the cabin include a 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD), a seven-inch multi-information display within the instrument cluster, and an eight-inch audio/navigation display and a HVAC control panel.
2018 Toyota Camry Infotainment
The new Camry will be the first Toyota to feature the new Toyota Entune 3.0 multimedia system. The Entune 3.0 system will feature navigation and App Suite Connect for everyone.
Entune 3.0 offers features like new Dynamic Navigation system with improved map accuracy, and Remote Connect, which provides remote start and door unlock capability, vehicle status notifications, a guest driver monitor, and vehicle finder.
It further features Service Connect that will provide up-to-date vehicle information on fuel level, maintenance alerts, and more. Entune 3.0 will also offer available WiFi Connect, allowing up to five mobile devices to connect using 4G LTE.
The new 2018 Camry will also offer a JBL premium audio system with an added 10.1-inch subwoofer and Clari-Fi technology.
2018 Toyota Camry Engines
Three new power trains will be available on the new 2018 Camry: They include a new 3.5-liter V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection and an all-new 2.5-liter inline-4 petrol engine, which comes paired to a new 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission (8AT), and a next-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).
2018 Toyota Camry Safety
Safety suite on the new Camry includes Standard Toyota Safety Sense package with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Then there’s Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB). The all-new,2018 Toyota Camry is expected in India sometime in late-2017 or early-2018.