Toyota prepare all-new Camry for NZ debut
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Toyota New Zealand are getting ready to introduce the all new eighth generation Toyota Camry to the New Zealand market in early 2018.
The new Camry was revealed at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year. At the time, the company’s global president Akio Toyoda Toyoda said the design will deliver greater showroom appeal, a dynamic new platform and a more engaging drive.
The latest Camry is built on a new platform that underpins what Toyota call 'more emotional styling', new powertrains with higher power and better fuel economy, a revamped chassis that sharpens driving dynamics and new safety technologies.
“The 2018 Camry is a totally new car from bumper to bumper,” said Spencer Morris, Toyota New Zealand’s General Manager of Product.
“There is a lot of new technology in next year’s Camry, starting with the adoption of Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA), which has transformed the way Toyota vehicles are designed, engineered and packaged.”
The eighth-generation Camry is manufactured in Japan, replacing the Australian-built Camrys of the previous generation. New Zealand used to take Camry’s produced at the Altona factory in Melbourne, but the plant closed down last month.
Toyota say the cornerstones of the 2018 Camry range are the redesigned hybrid system with a new direct-injection four-cylinder engine delivers more power, flexibility and efficiency, and a new V6 engine with direct-injection technology and an eight-speed transmission.
The eighth-generation Camry has a raft of firsts for the nameplate: direct fuel-injection engines, fully independent rear suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, drive mode select, LED head lamps, an electric parking brake, 10-inch heads-up display and a segment-first opening panoramic roof, plus across-the-board adoption of active cruise control and a pre-collision safety system with autonomous emergency braking.
Full details of the Camry model range and its pricing will be announced at the time of the New Zealand launch.