What We Know About the 2018 Toyota Camry
If you follow automotive news, you know the 2017 North American International Auto Show took place in Detroit earlier this month. Automakers used the chance to showcase their newest innovations and upcoming models.
Among the numerous models to take the stage was the new Toyota Camry, which will go on sale for the 2018 model year. While the 2017 Camry has only recently arrived in Amarillo, it’s never too late to take a peek at the future. Shall we?
2018 Toyota Camry Sports New Look, Attitude, and Powertrain
A Striking Change of Style
When Toyota unveiled the new Toyota Camry model, we got a chance to see exactly why the Camry remains such a popular model year after year. Based on its appearance and styling, Toyota aims to change the idea that the Camry is merely practical.
The Camry’s trims have unique themes, with the SE and XSE being the boldest versions of this sedan yet. There are well-considered proportions, plenty of confidence, and a barely noticeable rear fender bulge. The LE and XLE trims remain subdued but get a new imposing grille. The car adds a heavy dose of attitude as well.
If you take a closer look, you will notice that the new Camry is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture vehicle platform system, which is modular. It is related in some minor ways to the CH-R crossover, as well as the familiar Prius. This should help Toyota ensure an efficient product while keeping the Camry unique.
For example, it has a double-wishbone rear suspension and stiffer structure. If you put a new Toyota Camry next to the 2017 model, you will see that the 2018 version has a wheelbase that is two inches wider, thereby improving ride quality and increasing interior volume.
Driver Focused Engineering
In addition to getting a glimpse of the styling for the new Camry, attendees at the auto show heard plenty of details. This model will be more driver-focused with enhanced driving dynamics and a lower seating position and roof. This in turn helped lower the center of gravity while a drop in the headline improves outward visibility.
Under the Hood
The all-new Camry will also have new engines. The base models will have a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which should have 200 horsepower and improved efficiency. The other option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s currently available on the Highlander. That engine makes almost 300 horsepower.
Either way, you get an 8-speed automatic. The Camry Hybrid remains an option with a revised variation of the new 4-cylinder powertrain and a CVT.
Find the Camry at Street Toyota
The only downside of the new Toyota Camry unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show is that it’s not on sale yet. You’ll still have to wait a while to find one at your local dealership or on the roads in Amarillo, Texas.
In the meantime, you can check out the 2017 Toyota Camry at Street Toyota or even look at used or certified pre-owned models. Of course, if you are willing to wait a little while, the team at Street Toyota will keep you updated on the 2018 Camry. Once it hits the market, we’ll have it available for test drive. Call or visit our dealership to make sure you’re first in line