Toyota's mid-size sedan Camry does everything one expects of it, is comfortable and dependable motoring, but it has never stirred emotions or created desire for the motoring enthusiasts. Fortunately, a recent heavy makeover has injected some visual identity and general improvements - even if some of the execution is clumsy.
Styling has been inspired by recent Toyota concept cars, such as the C-HR crossover hybrid, FT-1 sports car, and NS4 Plugin Hybrid sedan. Frontal design is a mix of the aforementioned concepts, whilst still retaining cues from Camry’s past. Chrome edging spears out from the headlights, leading into the grill for a more distinctive front-end graphic.
Currently, Toyota’s mid-sizer is powered by 4-cylinder, V6 and Hybrid engines. All of which do a fairly decent job, however as with most things there could be room for improvement. Sporty looks deserve a sporty power plant and this time, Toyota's turbocharged 2.0-litre gasoline four-pot is expected to enter the picture. A hybrid model will also be offered with a four-cylinder mill working together with an electric motor to provide low emissions and top fuel economy.
All these changes and improvements should make Toyota Camry progress from the level of a "McDonald's burger of cars"and could earn the Camry some driving pleasure and street credibility.