2018 Toyota Camry – Review, New Photos, Release Date

January 1, 2017 2017, Toyota, Upcoming cars

2018 Toyota Camry Overview

Toyota has been in the forefront of coming out with some of the most famous and popular cars and have a rich tradition which runs into a few decades. In keeping with this tradition, they will are now planning with the new 2018 Toyota Camry. However, the car still perhaps is in the design stage and it will be some years before it actually hits the roads.

There are rumors that the car will be hitting the roads in 2018 but experts, car enthusiasts and others certainly have quite a few things up their sleeve as far as this car is concerned. They are expecting some new changed and hence it would not be a bad idea to imagine how the all new 2018 Toyota Camry sedan is going to look.

Though it is left to imagination, based on previous such forecasts there are reasons to believe that this one also would be quite accurate to the maximum extent possible. Hence it would be interesting to look at the various features and functionalities which this vehicle is supposed to come out with.

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Why This Is Being Eagerly Looked Forward To

It would be pertinent to mention here that sales for the mid size sedans such as Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been lukewarm for the past many years and the sales might also have waned quite a bit. However, in spite of many crossovers hitting the market and giving a run for money for these midsized sedans, there are reasons to believe that the Toyota Camry still continues to be reasonably popular amongst thousands of customers. This is because the car has been performing quietly well behind the scenes for customers. It has sold almost 430,000 units last year.

Therefore it not only is the best selling model from Toyota. It also is the best selling passenger car in the USA. Therefore whenever something new and challenging is planned it certainly is bound to create lot of excitement and interest. Hence it would be interesting to have a closer look at this vehicle and find out why it is considered so very popular. Let us over the next few lines try and find out something more about the various attributes which might make the 2018 Toyota Camry a different car.

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2018 Toyota Camry Platform

There is no doubt that the platform has a big role to play whenever a new variant of sedans hit the market. It is believed that the 2018 version of Camry will ride on the highly popular TNGA modular platform. This made its debut in 2016 with the Prius models. This certainly is the in thing as far as almost 50% of Toyota vehicles are concerned. There are reasons to believe that the TNGA has stood the test of time.

Therefore there are many reasons to believe that the Camry will also belong to the same class when the switch is made. The TNGA modular platform has been able to weather many storms and is sturdy and reliable. There are also some weight reduction measures which are being planned. There are reasons to believe that high quality aluminum is being planned for the hood and it also will be the base metal in many other places of the car.

 

How Does The Prototype Look

It is quite obvious that it would be almost impossible to predict as to how the final car will look like when it is ready to hit the market in 2017. However, based on the prototype there are reasons to believe that it will be something worth waiting for. As of now the only thing that we know is that it will come with four wheels, windows and panels to which tapes can be stuck. Going by the proportions of the prototype there are reasons to believe that it will have something unique and different to capture the marketplace as a leader.

However it would not be right to suggest that the design to have too many risks involved in it. The front end of the vehicles might see an evolution and it could resemble the Angry Bird frontage. It could be similar to the 2017 Corolla. This theory is buttressed by the fact that it has some strong bumper contours. This can be made out from beneath the camouflage which the prototype may not have been able to hide.

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2018 Toyota Camry Changes Near The Window

It would be pertinent to mention here that the new model will have a dropped shoulder line and that too below the windows which will be larger than normal. This will be away from the general industry trend which concentrates more on thick waisted bodies and windows which are slit like.

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Power And Engine of 2018 Toyota Camry

It is quite likely that the next version o Toyota Camry will come with four cylinder engines. This will serve as the base engine. It possibly will be an updated version of the current 2.5 liter engine. It will also be in lines of a new derivative of the 2.0 liter turbocharged version which is now being used in the Lexus NX 200 crossover. This will most certainly replace the 3.5 liter V-6. The Camry Hybrid will also be having some features that are eco-friendly.

How It Will Far Against Competition

It would be wrong to expect that the new model will be equal to the TRD tuned version. However, this is likely to take on the new Ford 325 hp Fusion sport. There are some earlier reports to suggest that the TRDs role in the company was planned for in 2016 but due to some reasons it was not taken forward. Instead they might settle for a new SEMA concept and it is quite obvious that no such previous versions were offered by Camry earlier. However, it is likely to give Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, and Ford Fusion a run for their money.

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2018 Toyota Camry Price And Date Of Arrival

Though it would be impossible to predict the exact date of arrival, it should be ready for mass consumption during the last quarter of 2017. It will make its appearance probably in the America’s Auto Show. He price should be in the range of $20 to $30 K because anything beyond this price would threaten its popularity and supremacy.

John Goldberg