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Saturday, July 2, 2011

7th generation Toyota Camry will come this fall winter

Toyota is gearing up for a big launch later this year. The next generation Toyota Camry will be revealed in the second half of 2011. The car will be first put on sale in the United States of America which is one of the biggest markets for the car. According to a Toyota official the seventh generation of the Toyota Camry will be launched this fall. Ahead of its formal launch Toyota have shown us a glimpse of the actual car in a teaser video released by the automaker.

In the video Toyota CEO, Akio Toyoda describes the car as the “best Camry ever” and a ”remarkable car in terms of handling, safety and fuel economy.” Now the earlier Camry was not the car which could be hustled around bends with confidence but it gained on the comfort front making it one of the best cars to be driven in. In India, the Camry has not been the best seller mainly because of its high price. The price of the Toyota Camry nudged Rs 30 lakh which didn’t make it good value for money.

Toyota Camry in India had
  • 2.4 litre petrol engine with an optional automatic with four ratios
  • 2400cc engine with 167 bhp was refined and perky
  • Four speed automatic was smooth as well but an added ratio could have made things even better
  • Main trait of the Camry though was the descent legroom at the back and a comfy ride
  • For India, the Camry’s ride height was raised and was fitted with harder springs which surprisingly did not ruin the ride
Another factor that played against the car was fuel economy. In the city the Camry’s 2.4 litre engine did 7.6 km to a litre of gasoline. Now, can get similar comfort and performance from other cars like the Skoda Superb and the Honda Accord albiet with better fuel economy and low running costs. One of the things we loved in the Camry apart from the host safety features, fit and finish was the translucent blue center console.

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