At the same time as sedan gross sales dwindle worldwide, the Camry proves to be an extremely widespread and succesful automobile. So what’s subsequent for this humble sedan?


The subsequent-generation Toyota Camry has been envisaged in renderings launched on-line forward of the sedan’s anticipated debut in 2023.

With the Camry traditionally bought on five- to six-year lifecycles, and with the present ‘VX70’ era making its debut in 2017, it’s nearly sure that we’ll see a brand new era subsequent 12 months so as to preserve consistent with rivals such because the Hyundai i30 Sedan and Volkswagen Passat.

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Graphic designer Theottle has created a render of what the new-generation Toyota Camry may appear to be

Following the reveal of the full-sized Crown sedan and SUV vary which is destined for the Japanese and US markets in late 2022 and early 2023 respectively, graphic artist Theottle has taken the design cues from the premium mannequin and elegantly massaged them onto the present Camry.

On the entrance, the rendered Camry has adopted a futuristic split-headlight design with sharper facet pods and a big entrance air consumption, with the latter hinting {that a} deal with combustion engines may very well be retained within the subsequent era.

With the Camry more and more leaning into its sporting credentials as a dynamic sedan, a smoother design line over the rear three-quarter helps to construct a extra dramatic look and bears a resemblance to the Lexus IS sports activities sedan. 

Toyota Camry Hybrid Ascent 2021 front
The present-generation VX70 Camry is due for substitute

Contrasting black underbody cladding has been added alongside the facet of the physique and the peak of the boot has been raised barely, which may present higher aerodynamics.

The artist’s determination to make use of a single-piece tail-light from the Crown is reflective of a extra fashionable design that would realistically make an look on the brand new manufacturing mannequin.

Bigger touchscreens probably

Whereas the Camry acquired a major replace final 12 months that boosted its expertise package deal with bigger screens, the underlying software program and design are nonetheless a part of Toyota’s last-generation expertise and can quickly be in want of an replace to maintain tempo with its rivals.

Toyota and its sister model Lexus are starting to roll out bigger multimedia touchscreens, and even full-width 12.3-inch digital driver’s shows, all through their new mannequin line-ups.

The Camry is prone to rating the ten.5-inch show discovered within the up to date RAV4

This huge show will probably be obtainable on larger trims of the new-generation Camry, whereas decrease grades may make do with a smaller 7.0-inch display screen paired with a single analogue dial.

These modifications have already been seen on the up to date RAV4, which additionally debuts a bigger 10.5-inch touchscreen with a extra fashionable working system.

Camry may use turbo-hybrid engines

The brand new-generation Camry is predicted to take a seat on an advanced model of the GA-Okay platform much like the Crown and Kluger massive SUV. The underpinnings supply a transverse ‘east-west’ engine format and the supply of each front- and all-wheel drive. 

Toyota has solely ever supplied the Camry in Australia with a FWD setup however US market patrons have seen AWD choices mated to both a 151kW/247Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder or a 224kW/362Nm 3.5-litre V6, with each utilising an eight-speed torque converter transmission.

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The brand new-generation Crown has been unveiled with numerous new hybrid drivetrains

At the moment, the Camry is obtainable in Australia with an entry-level 2.5-litre engine producing 152kW/243Nm and a hybrid model that makes 160kW, with a torque determine not formally quoted.

It’s probably that these choices can be retained within the subsequent era however the pair may very well be joined by the brand new hybrid choices unveiled with the new-generation Crown.

The Crown is on the market with a well-recognized 2.5-litre engine mated to Toyota’s ‘E-4’ AWD system, which is on the market on SUVs such because the RAV4, and produces a sprightly 172kW and places the facility to the pavement by way of a CVT transmission.

Toyota Crown 2022 2.4L turbo hybrid
The Crown’s flagship drivetrain is a 2.4-litre turbo-hybrid with a strong rear motor

Additionally obtainable is a 2.4-litre turbocharged and hybridised four-cylinder that produces a complete system output of 257kW which is fed by way of Toyota’s new ‘Direct Shift-6AT’, a brand new choice that mixes an electrical motor and six-speed computerized transmission in a single unit.

This engine choice is paired with Toyota’s E-4 Superior AWD with a strong eAxle on the rear, offering the flexibility to range the entrance to rear output distribution from 100:0 to twenty:80, identical to the AWD system obtainable within the new-generation Lexus RX.

If the two.4-litre turbo-hybrid was to make an look on the Camry, it’s probably it could be bought solely in a premium grade extra befitting of its sophistication. 


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