The market was in a state of transition in 2006 when Toyota released the locally produced Camry; Buyers are leaving traditional big cars and looking for more fuel-efficient cars to combat soaring fuel prices.
Although it is slightly smaller than Falcon and Commodore it is competing, but the Camry promises a family-sized package with a four-cylinder economy.
To pursue lower fuel consumption and emissions, Toyota has used high technology and introduced gasoline / electric hybrid versions at the end of 2009.
With five seats in the spacious cabin, the Camry targets the family, but unlike its main competitors in the family dollar race, it is a front-drive system, available only as a car. The four-door and the only engine on offer is a four-cylinder gasoline engine.
The new model is a bit longer than the previous version, it rolls on longer wheelbase and wider track, and to make it more attractive, Toyota’s local style team gave it a style. cosmetic points.
Four models (including ascending order), Altise, Atevo, Sportivo and Grande have created the range when launched in 2006. That was expanded in 2009 with the addition of Hybrid, standard version and luxurious.
Standard with Altise is air-conditioning (no climate control), four-speaker stereo with CD head and speed-dependent volume, remote keyless central locking, cruise control, connectivity MP3, electric driver’s seat, multi-function steering wheel, tilt and extend steering column, front and rear power windows, power mirrors, remote release for starting and filling, and fabric decoration. Alloy wheels, rear spoiler and metallic paint are options.
Alloy wheels become a standard feature of Atevo, but metallic paint is still in the option list, along with a sunroof.
In addition, in the list of Atevo’s standard features, there is air conditioning, six-speaker stereo, CD stacks, electric passenger seats, fog lights, cruise computers, and shift lever. leather, handbrake and steering wheel.
Sportivo sports with 17-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, pedals, instruments, suspension, front and rear braces, light-sensitive automatic headlights. Skins and sunroof are optional additional features.
Without optional extras on the Grande, it comes with all kinds of fruits, including leather, wood and metal trim, wipers, sat nav, map reading lights, sunshades rear and sunroof.
It also has Bluetooth to allow syncing your iPhone or Android device.
Missing from Camry is parking sensor, reversing camera and parking assistance.
When it entered the range in 2009, the Hybrid was similarly equipped with the Grande, but it also had a multi-function touchscreen, a cloth border, a close-up button and a regenerative brake.
Inside, Camry company cabin, cool, spacious, convenient and modern.
Passengers in front row seats are arranged in many improved bucket seats, both comfortable and supportive.
They enjoy a lot of head and leg room; There is even a good rear leg room
It’s just a spacious cabin, the boot space is also generous at 504 liters, and it’s with full-size spare wheel in place. Smaller Boot Hybrid Hybrid.
Noise intrusion, including unpleasant road noise, also significantly reduced in part thanks to the use of new noise-absorbing materials.
While the Camry’s cabin is a quiet and serene place, the Hybrid is even quieter and more serene, especially when the electric motor is working.
Altise has cup holders in the front, others also have cup holders on the back and there are a number of storage options for small items to be brought.
The engine delivers power to Altise, Atevo, Sportivo and Grande as a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol unit that has been modified with variable valve timing.
Its output peaked at 117 horsepower (or 157 horsepower) and 218 Nm of torque, very modest considering it was required to haul a large car weighing about 1500kg.
Compared to its six-cylinder rivals, the Camry’s performance has been more stable than spectacular.
Weight also has an impact on its fuel consumption, at 8.9 – 9.9 L / 100 km combined is nothing to write home.
The Camry Hybrid is a full-fledged attack on fuel consumption and emissions by using a conventional 2.4-liter petrol engine and electric motor.
It is primarily aimed at the city’s intended use when electric motors primarily supply energy, but both power sources operate when more power is needed.
On the highway, it is a gasoline engine that has done most of the work, so the advantages of Hybrid have disappeared in that environment.