New Delhi, 18th January 2019: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has launched the next generation Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (EV) in India. Inspired by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the luxurious and powerful All-New Camry Hybrid electric vehicle (EV) is built to provide a comfortable and stable ride with superior handling, thereby representing unmatched engineering, green solutions, superior technology, design and performance.
Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor expressed, “At Toyota Kirloskar Motor, we are committed to create green solutions for tomorrow’s mobility. Globally, we have been the pioneers in hybrid technology and this has been an important focus for us in a market like India which is moving towards greener, sustainable future. The launch of the all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle reinstates this focus and we are thankful to our customers in India for their phenomenal response which gave us the confidence to introduce this new and advanced model that promises seamless fun without compromising on its environmental credentials. Clearly, the Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle reinforces our mission of developing ever-better cars.”
The Camry Hybrid EV is powered by a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder gasoline hybrid dynamic force engine, offers a max output of 131kW (178 PS) @5,700rpm and Max Torque of 221 Nm (23kg-m) @3,600-5,200 rpm. Hybrid System Motor Generator delivers a max output of 88 kW (120PS) and max torque of 204.1 Nm (21 kg-m). The new sedan also reflects Toyota’s philosophy of harmonising a bold and distinctive new look that seamlessly melds athletic accents a sleek and modern shape giving the Camry Hybrid a bold and sophisticated look. The new Camry Hybrid has retained current generation USP like rear seat comfort and significantly enhanced performance, design, luxury and ride comfort.
Commenting on the launch, Masato Katsumata, Chief Engineer, Camry, Toyota Motor Corporation said, “The all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle represents a true definition of strikingly outstanding and class-leading automotive breakthrough. Our priority was to create a dynamic sedan that would exceed customer expectations for practicality, functionality and reliability while creating an emotional design that would further enhance customer delight has resulted in the creation of the All New Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle under the concept of unprecedented change. The engineering team has taken the global sedan in an entirely new direction, transforming it into a sedan with aggressive, head-turning and sophisticated looks.
“With the launch of the Camry Hybrid EV we have strived to create an unmatched combination of dynamic performance, fuel efficiency, low emissions and with the adoption of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) has vastly improved its built quality, comfort and fun to drive characteristics.”
Speaking on the new offering, N. Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota Camry proudly stands tall as one of the world’s most popular passenger cars. This enduring success globally as well as in India has encouraged us to introduce the enhanced all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle. We are certain that the unmatched advantages of hybrid technology, fun-to-drive characteristics and alluring styling on an equal footing with superlative build quality, reliability and safety will exceed customer experience. Above all, the Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle is not only a class-leading comfort car, but anyone who drives this vehicle will feel confident with the level of driving performance and controllability provided alongside the quietness never occurred before thus reflecting our best efforts to exceed all customers' needs.”
The newly developed gasoline hybrid dynamic force engine developed through TNGA delivers exemplary power, fuel efficiency, environmental performance backed by fourth generation hybrid system providing enhanced fuel efficiency and acceleration. This advanced technology has also contributed to an impressive mileage of 23.27 kmpl.
The new exteriors has also given the sedan a unique and stylish look. The attractive bold face characterised by two grill design, new moon roof, rear combination lamps design, stylish front grille, new headlamp design, LED fog lamp and sweeping lines has transformed it into a sedan with attractive and sophisticated looks. The physical manifestation is further enhanced by the solid 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels..
The Camry Hybrid EV’s cabin is spacious, elegant and artistic, featuring upscale materials and artistic build quality. The new car’s cabin is accentuated with a range of advanced features which includes best-in-class cockpit with Human Machine Interface (HMI), rich texture and finish, enlarged cargo space, new seat design, comfortable rear seats, touch panel at rear arm rest and HUD (head-up display).
Safety is a high priority at Toyota and a host of active and passive state-of-the-art safety systems and technologies will ensure safety for all passengers as well as pedestrians. With an impressive 5-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP, the car is equipped with nine SRS airbags, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, vehicle stability control and traction control (with off switch), ISOFIX and top tether anchor for child seats, amongst a host of other features.
The vehicle comes in silver metallic, attitude black and phantom brown along with four new colours like platinum white pearl, graphite metallic, red mica and burning black. Interiors also come with beige color and onyx garnish, metallic accents, soft upholstery reflecting advanced and premium impression.
Prices will be same across the country (Rs 36,95,000 ex-showroom), however final on road price may vary based on local road tax and levies.