Toyota Camry was first released as compact car in the year 1982. However, as time passed, it was redesigned and as we speak, we also have a mid-size vehicle. Rumors have it that the 2018 Toyota Camry will have the most spectacular redesign in the model’s history. Initially, there were stories that the Camry would be discontinued until just recently when a camouflaged car was seen testing. The car was wearing the Toyota Badge and from the look of things, the Toyota looked like the upcoming Camry.
2018 Toyota Camry Changes
From the spied model, the facelift of the new model won’t be that different from the current model. The front seems very similar where the future and the previous model both appear to have a similar grille and headlights design. However, the greenhouse will be larger with a lower beltline increasing the glass area. This is mainly meant to improve the visibility and give the car a unique look from the previous model. The 2018 Camry will be based on TNGA platform. This is the first time Camry is making use of this platform. The platform is using lightweight materials which will generally help reduce the overall weight of the car which will consequently lead to reduction in the amount of fuel consumed.
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Unlike the current version, this sedan is believed to be slightly larger hence offer more passenger space. The rear bumper is definitely larger than the 2016 Camry, camouflage didn’t hid that enough. The boot-lip spoiler also looks different while the C-pillar of this car looks slim unlike the current model. Finally the new Camry will have a 360 degree camera like in some SUV models.
New Toyota Camry 2018 spy shots
As for the 2018 Toyota Camry interior, the cabin should look luxurious and more attractive than the previous model. We are also expecting it to be equipped with some of the latest technologies. Unfortunately, we are still not certain which specific features will be available. Update soon.
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New Toyota Camry 2018 Engine
According to Toyota, the new sedan will ride on the TNGA-C platform. This platform is the newest version of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Therefore, what they have done is that they have adjusted the engine to fit this new design. Based on these facts, we can now make the assumption that the car will use a 2.5 liter Dual VVT-i-4-cylider engine. When it comes to power, 2018 Toyota Camry is capable to pull about 175 ponies. We also do believe that there will also be the other option with VV-iW which can produce 232 hp(estimated) just like what you can find on Lexus NX(turbocharged 2.0-liter). We can also assume that this car will use a hybrid engine.
The other rumor is the transmission. We heard that the Toyota 2018 will get only automatic transmission, with 8-speed(no news about manual). This will be replacing the 6-speed transmission. It is just unfortunate that there is no official confirmation about the engine specs.
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Price and release date
The launch date will most probably be somewhere at the end of next year. It is estimated that this sedan might cost between $26,000 and $30,000. The next gen Camry 2018 is definitely worth that price. For this amount you are going to be guaranteed an elegant and reliable sedan.
2018 Toyota Camry spy photos