Spring brings a series of updates for the Toyota Camry saloon, adding fresh details on the outside, more cabin comfort and higher equipment specifications.

A new front bumper design gives Camry added street presence, with a chrome frame contrasting with the arrangement of black horizontal bars. At the rear, the design of the light clusters has been gently altered.

Both Camry grades have new alloy wheel designs: 10-spoke silver 17-inch wheels for the Design model and a multi-spoke design with a machined finish for the Excel’s 18-inch rims.

Inside, there’s a new leather upholstery design and the power-adjustable front seats in the Excel model gain ventilation and memory functions in addition to the heating and lumbar support that is already standard across the range.

Simple smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto has been made a standard Camry feature. Safety upgrades include the addition of Lane Trace Assist to the Toyota Safety Sense package and a location function for the tyre pressure monitoring system.

New features exclusive to the Camry Excel include a Panoramic View Monitor, giving the driver a 360-degree view of the area immediately around the car when manoeuvring in confined places; a useful automatic tilt action on the door mirrors when reversing; and paddle shifts mounted on the steering wheel. The power-adjusting steering wheel itself now comes with a heater and a memory setting.

The Excel also gains a larger, nine-inch display for the Toyota Touch multimedia system; the seven-inch screen is retained for Design grade.

The established Camry specification includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors, LED headlights (low beam only for Design), daytime running lights and front fog lights and satellite navigation. Excel grade features include rear privacy glass, wireless charger, smart entry, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitor.

The 2021 Toyota Camry is on sale now. On-the-road prices are £32,260 (INR 33.26 lakh) for the Design model and £34,830 for the Excel.

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