The Toyota Camry Hybrid was introduced in the premium sedan segment for the environment friendly consumers. The petrol hybrid has a class leading certified mileage of 19.16 km/l. Incidentally, the Camry Hybrid is also the segment leader in terms of sales with a 70 percent share in its segment. While there is no diesel version, one can buy the Camry without the hybrid technology too. Engine capacity in both the variants is same for the 2AR FXE petrol engine that generates more power in the non hybrid variant, however the hybrid has better combined power and torque figures. Keeping a chauffeur driven buyer, there is a three zone air conditioning unit that can set separate temperature for the driver, co driver and the rear occupants.
Three zone climate control aids rear passenger convenience
Seven airbags along with ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and Hill Start Assist Control are standard in all variants of the Toyota Camry.
Power reclining rear seats adds to the comfort of rear passengers
The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a measures 4,850 mm in length, 1,825 mm in width and 1,480 mm in height. The front houses an Auto High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamp in the petrol and an LED unit in the Hyrbid variants. The petrol variant has 10 spoke 16 inch alloy wheel while the hybrid has a 15 spoke 17 inch alloy wheel. The rear houses a combination lamp and LED tail lamp units. Body coloured outside rear view mirrors have indicators integrated in them, while the seats some with memory function, electric adjust and anti splash retention.
Inside the cabin, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has a three zone climate control for the driver, co driver and a different temprature control for the rear passengers. Keeping in mind that most buyers would be chauffeured around in the sedan, audio controls, rear AC controls, sun shade control and electric reclining seat controls are provided in the rear armrest. The touchscreen unit is easy to use with large icons for easy visibility. The combination of black, beige, wood and silver accents for the cabin colour and layout has an upmarket feel.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid is powered by a 2,494 cc petrol engine for both the variants with an additional 650 volt electric motor for the hybrid variant. Power and torque generated for the petrol engine is 175hp at 6,000 rpm and 233Nm at 4,100 rpm respectively. The same engine has been tuned to produce 158hp at 5,700 rpm and 213Nm at 4,500 rpm which combined with the motor produces a total of 202 hp power. Both combinations offer linear power delivery and are smooth and silent.
The Toyota Camry has two gearbox options, a 6 speed automatic transmission for the petrol variant and a 7 speed E CVT unit for the hybrid variant. Gear changes are smooth and there is no jerk felt, even in the 6 speed unit that has a sequential shift function for streamlined gear changes
Both versions of the Toyota Camry come with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, Vehicle Stability Management and hill start control come standard. The additional safety feature in the hybrid variant is the availability of an Electronically Controlled Brake system.
Certified mileage of the Toyota Camry for both versions. petrol and hybrid, is a best in segment 19.16 km/l.
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