The Japanese automaker has made radical changes to the design of the 2018 Toyota Camry. It has a new stylish exterior and a more sophisticated suspension system. The Camry model was the first front-wheel drive and transverse engine vehicle from Toyota.
Making its debut in 1983, the Camry has had six successive generations that have contributed to it becoming the most purchased passenger family sedan in the US.
2018 Toyota Camry – Changes and Updates
As already stated, the 2018 Toyota Camry will get a new and stylish exterior. Thanks to Toyota’s modular architecture, on which the Camry is built, the 2018 Camry is being hailed as the boldest Camry ever produced. This model is longer, lower and relatively wider than its predecessors. Additionally, it sports an angry-looking front visage complete with a pinched upper grille and a gaping lower maw.
In keeping true to the Camry’s design, the 2018 version features the same flared out bottom edge fascia. The interior of the vehicle also gets an upgrade as Toyota opted for a three-dimensional design over the slablike dash of previous models.
The interior feels more spacious than that of previous models. In regards to the infotainment section, the Camry comes with Toyota’s new Entune 3.0 Infotainment System with the automaker’s app-based navigation system.
Furthermore, the longer wheel base promises ample rear seat legroom and knee clearance. Overall, the interior of the vehicle looks stunning with the gray and tan color scheme.
Engine and Performance of the 2018 Toyota Camry
The 2018 Toyota Camry is not just a good looking car as it comes with a new direct-and-port-injected engine. The latter 2.5 L engine replaces the four cylinder engine of the previous model. This engine comes with an electrically actuated valve timing. Moreover, the 2.5 L engine has an output of 203 hp and 184 lb-ft torque.
The Toyota also offers a 208 HP version of the engine paired with an electric motor. There is also a V6 version that offers 301 HP and 267 lb-ft torque. Both the 2.5 L and the 3.5 L V6 engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version comes with a manual transmission.
The 2018 Toyota Camry comes in two models, the S or Sports model and the L or Luxury model. The two models are further subdivided into SE, XSE, LE, and XLE.
The SE and LE models are available with either a four cylinder or hybrid engine while the XSE is available with either a four cylinder or a V-6 engine. On the other hand, the XLE is available with either a four cylinder, hybrid or V-6 engine.
Cost and Availability
The 2018 Toyota Camry price is $ 24,400 for the basic L and SE models. The more powerful XLE and XSE has a price tag of $ 35,000. The Camry’s release date is still unknown but the car will be released sometime in early 2018.