The Camry Hybrid is one of Toyota’s most popular models, and the company has seen fit to update the car for the new year with relevant technology and cosmetic changes.

One of the most popular cars around the world, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has received an update for the 2020 model year. The sedan was launched back in 1982 has since then been one of the highest selling models worldwide accumulating several awards and accolades for its quality build, performance and unmatched comfort. The sales numbers reflect the command the Camry has over its competitors, annual sales of more than Seven lac units and total sales of a whopping 19 million units.

The New Camry Hybrid has the same successful engine, the 2.5l unit which is mated to the hybrid electric motor and makes 218PS of power and 221Nm of torque. The engine is powerful and more importantly provides superior efficiency while reducing emissions. A Continuously Variable Transmission transfers the power to the wheels and can propel the Camry to a hundred in a decent 8.3 seconds.

The exterior has been heavily updated, the new front bumper in combination with the new grille design lends the Camry a very wide stance. The car looks more aggressive now, thanks to the complex design of the front, with the lower grille extending to the sides and the hood having sharp lines leading from the centre logo to the windscreen. Black or Beige Leather seat covers can be opted for the seats which come with ventilation function. The car can be equipped with new 17in or 18in alloys, with each providing a distinctive style.

The prized interior retains its comfort oriented cabin, the airy space has been improved with the addition of new colors and shade options. The infotainment screen is a 9in unit which has been raised to improve visibility, it comes with updated software which is faster. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity is also standard. The speaker system is from JBL and provides an immersive audio experience. Climate control, heads-up display, sunroof and power front seats are some of the other features offered in the Camry.

Toyota Safety Sense has been updated for the New Camry Hybrid and integrated the active and passive driving and safety aids to provide superior confidence. Pre-Collision System, Emergency Steering Assist, Intersection Turn Assistance, Full Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist, Curve Speed Reduction function and Lane Trace Assist and nine airbags have been integrated into the TSS to provide optimum safety for the occupants while maintaining the comfort of the car.

The update has been presently scheduled for Europe but it is expected that it will reach India soon after its launch abroad. The Camry Hybrid costs INR 45L in India, and the update will be priced similarly when it arrives.

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

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