2022 Toyota Camry hybrid facelift to launch in India soon
Toyota India is set to launch the mid-life update for the Toyota Camry hybrid sedan soon. The facelifted Camry debuted globally in late 2020 and sees refreshed styling, new interior trim and added features.
2022 Toyota Camry hybrid facelift exterior changes
At the front of the new 2021 Camry is an even more aggressive grille design. The bars in the prominent lower airdam now extend further out and into the new C-shaped accents on either side. The air dam itself can now be finished in either black or dark grey internationally while the new accents can be done up in chrome or silver, although Indian cars may get a standard trim. The top half of the fascia with the slim grille and LED headlamps remains unchanged. The 18-inch alloy wheels now get a V-shaped multispoke, dual-tone design while a new Deep Metal Grey colour has been added. Finally, the taillamp cluster has been revised with new detailing.
2022 Toyota Camry hybrid facelift interior changes, features
On the inside, the facelifted 2022 Toyota Camry adds a larger 9-inch infotainment screen. Like the one in the updated Innova Crysta and Fortuner, this one too features physical dials and buttons along with being Android Auto/Apple Carplay compatible. There's new black or beige seat upholstery in a herringbone pattern, and two new finishes for the instrument cluster, centre console and door pads. International-spec spec cars also get a more advanced set of driver assistance systems, it remains to be seen whether Toyota offers this tech in India.
The rest of the features list from the current version of the hybrid sedan should continue as is with this update. Highlights include auto LED projector headlamps (with auto levelling), LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, nine-speaker JBL audio system, sunroof, three-zone climate control, 10-way power adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support, front seats with a ventilation system, a head-up display, wireless smartphone charger, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, among others. Safety tech includes nine airbags and a TPMS.
2022 Toyota Camry hybrid facelift engine, gearbox
The refreshed sedan will remain mechanically identical to the current car. Powering the Toyota Camry hybrid is a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol, and a single electric motor, which is paired with an e-CVT. The petrol engine puts out 178PS at 5,700rpm and 221 Nm at 3,600-5,200rpm. The electric motor is rated at 120PS and 202 Nm and is fed by a nickel-metal hydride battery. The system offers a combined output of 221PS. Toyota hasn't released a combined torque figure.
2022 Toyota Camry hybrid facelift launch date, expected price
The facelifted Toyota Camry should launch in India by late January or early February 2022. The hybrid sedan competes with the Skoda Superb and should be priced at around Rs 42 lakh.
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