Toyota isn’t about to let its main bread-winner, the Camry, get old. It is, after all, the best selling car in America. The Camry was new for the 2012 model year, and Toyota gave it a major refresh for 2015 after some negative reviews. Now Toyota is planning to release an all-new Camry for the 2018 model year and we will see it next month at the annual Detroit auto show.
So far, all Toyota has released is a teaser shot of the rear fender. It shows the sportier XSE model, and it seems to be taking cues from the new Toyota Prius, which, in turn, has some cues from the Toyota Mirai. The Mirai is no looker, so let’s hope that the next Camry look better than that.
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform
Beyond that, we only know that the new Camry’s structure will feature more aluminum and use Toyota’s TNGA global architecture that underpins the current Prius.
We haven’t seen new small displacement turbocharged 4-cylinder engines from Toyota, but that appears to be the trend in the midsize segment. With that in mind, perhaps Toyota will develop a 1.5-liter turbo as the base engine for the Camry. The fairly new 2.0-liter turbo could also replace the available 3.5-liter V-6.
We’ll find out more when the Camry is revealed during the press days of the 2017 North American International Auto Show, which are scheduled for January 9-10.
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