Expert Review of Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry New 2.5G is said to be one of the top sellers from the stable of Toyota Motor Corporation. This luxury sedan was first launched in the Indian car market way back in year, 2002 and since then has been doing splendid business for its company. Toyota Camry was launched in other global markets much earlier in year 1982 and is acclaimed to be one of the best cars in the North American car market as well. This latest entrant will be the seventh generation of this premium sedan and the company is expecting that it would do much better than all its earlier versions. This premium sedan has been equipped with some of the best in class comfort and other protective features, which takes utmost care of the passengers as well as of the vehicle. It is being said that the company has sold more than fourteen million Toyota Camry vehicles across the globe till date and the figure is increasing every day. The word Camry is said to be corresponding with the word Crown in Japanese dialect and this automobile giant also had a car named as Crown in their esteemed stable. This premium sedan has captivating exteriors and at the same time has been integrated with some top of the line interior features as well. This magnificent premium sedan houses a 2.5 litre petrol engine, which generates a remarkable power and torque output that is pertinent for the Indian roads. This new luxury sedan will not be coming into the Indian market through the CBU (completely built up unit) route, but is apparently going to be assembled at the company’s manufacturing facility, which is based off the metropolitan city of Bengaluru. This new version of Toyota Camry 2.5 G will be brought into the country in completely knocked down kits, which will also decrease the input costs of the company, thus making the price of this sedan very competitive against its other competitors in this segment. The latest 7th generation version, which is going to hit the Indian car market very soon will have a reworked frontage as well as a modified rear end.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
This majestic premium sedan is equipped with an extremely powerful 2494cc gasoline power train. This commanding engine is also equipped with an intake port and a multi point fuel supply system, which helps in generating an impressive mileage. The company claims that the mileage of this all new 2012 Toyota Camry 2.5G is , under standard driving conditions. Along with this, the start / stop ignition system also helps in conserving precious fuel and thus increases the mileage of this elegant sedan as well.
This elegant premium sedan, Toyota Camry 2.5G will come with some impressive colors, which are pleasing to the eye. The list of colors is as follows Black, Silver metallic, Beige mica metallic, dark green mica metallic and a graceful super white II as well. These colors give this premium sedan a very full of life and effervescent look and add to the beauty of this remarkable sedan.
Acceleration and Pick up
This gracious luxuriant sedan is packed with a powerful engine, which is very fast and energetic. The top speed of this enigmatic sedan is close to 195kmph. At the same time this influential engine of 2.5 litres can propel this premium sedan from 0 – 100 kmph in around 10seconds.
The exteriors of this glorious luxury sedan, Toyota Camry 2.5G are extremely captivating is very different from all its predecessors. This seventh generation luxury sedan has a sharp and trendy overall design in comparison to the earlier model. The frontage of this amazing sedan has a large radiator grille, which has lots of chrome on it. This smart front grille now has six horizontal slats with a ‘V’ shaped design to it. The large head light cluster now feature angular high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, which have a swept back design that makes this sedan, look splendid. The front body colored bumper also gets some angular treatment and it also has head lamp washers, which are mounted on it. This bumper also has a pair of bright round shaped fog lamps, which are placed in chrome housings. The air dam is wide and is placed on the lower end of the bumper and is colored in black, which adds to the attractiveness of this premium sedan. The bonnet is bulging a bit and has flowing lines from the wind screen and mates with the chrome based radiator grille, which makes the frontage very alluring. The side of this sedan has slim fenders along with A-Pillar, while the outside rear view mirrors have been fitted with LED based side turn indicator on them. Apart from this, all the door handles are made of chrome and are gelling very well with the overall chrome elements on this 2012 Toyota Camry. To add to the decorative value of this new Toyota Camry 2.5G, the company has added a chrome strip that runs along the board under the doors. The company has bestowed the pronounced wheel arches of this splendid sedan with ten spoke 16 inch light alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, which add to the sportiness of this sedan. The rear end is flat and has an angular design with a LED light glow based tail lamp cluster, which are shaped in a semi rectangular style and then extend into the boot lid.
The company has bestowed this sedan with a long list of impressive features, which consist of a smart entry system with a start/stop button. Then there is the powerful and efficient air conditioner unit with a dual zone automatic climate control and rear AC vents, which add to the comfort of the rear seat passengers. This sedan has an interior illumination package with a fade out room lamp, inside door handles and foot well lamps. The multi-function power steering wheel has audio, multi information display and other buttons for phone mounted on it for added comfort. There is an ECO meter with an ECO indicator, rain sensing wipers, front and rear courtesy lamps, remote boot release and a luggage compartment lamp, rear wind screen defogger with timer, shift position indicator as well. This new sedan also has an optitron combimeter, advanced 2-din multi information display touch screen with FM Radio, USB interface, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity to pair your phone, in built Mic as well as an along with a highly developed car information system as well. The center console has a sliding leather armrest with storage, front over head storage console, an illuminated and lockable large glove box, a day and night internal rear view mirror and many more such remarkable comfort features, which will certainly make an impact on the customers.
This elegant sedan is very large and has a lot of space inside to offer outstanding comfort for all the passengers inside it. The overall dimensions of this latest Toyota Camry 2.5G are – total length 4825mm along with an overall width of 1825mm. This elegant sedan stands tall with a total height of 1480mm and has a remarkable ground clearance of 160mm. the turning radius of this spacious and comfortable sedan is around 5.7 meters along with a fuel tank capacity of 70 litres and a seating capacity of five. The maximum kerb weight of this gracious sedan is 1475 kg and the gross weight is around 2000 kgs.
This latest Toyota Camry 2.5G has been fitted with an advanced as well as a refined 2.5 litre engine, which has 4 cylinders and 16 valves. This commanding petrol engine is a 2AR-FE in-line motor with a dual over head cam shaft (DOHC) and dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This influential engine will now displace close to 2494cc along with a pounding torque yield of 233 Nm at 4100 rpm in combination with a peak power output of 178.5Bhp at 6000 rpm, which is quite remarkable. This dominant petrol engine has been cleverly mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box with sequential shift for a pleasurable driving experience.
The wheels of this new entrant, Toyota Camry 2.5G are a stylish set of ten spoke 16 inch light alloy wheels of size 215/60 R 16 and have sturdy Yokohama decibel E70 tubeless tyres, which give this car a sporty and lively look from the side.
This all new sedan comes with a sturdy suspension mechanism and has a McPherson strut with a stabilizer bar for the front axle. While, the rear axle gets a dual link with a stabilizer bar, which works extremely well on the bumpy or bad road conditions as well and gives good comfort to all the passengers inside it.
Handling and Control
The braking system is highly efficient with the front tyres getting a ventilated disc type braking mechanism, while the rear tyres get a solid disc for enhanced braking. Apart from these, this latest Toyota Camry 2.5G has also been equipped with a antilock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist for further improving the braking capacity of this luxurious sedan even on wet and slippery roads. The company has also included a highly developed clearance and back sonar with illustration display to simplify the parking of this huge luxury sedan along with a smart key remind warning and an immobilizer along with an alarm as well. Apart from all these important and crucial features, this sedan also has front driver and passenger SRS airbags with an impact sensing fuel cut-off and a speed sensing automatic door lock, all of which further adds to the handling and control of this majestic sedan.
Eye catching exteriors, spacious and roomy interiors, powerful engine with a good pickup.
Fifth passenger seating is a bit cramped, a few other features can be added that are prevalent in its competitors.