2022 Toyota Camry Launched At INR 41.70 Lakh
Toyota has introduced the Camry Hybrid facelift in India, with a starting price of Rs 41.70 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The current eighth-generation Camry was introduced in India in 2019, and Toyota has now introduced a mid-life update for the sedan, albeit a minor one. The Toyota Camry facelift includes minor exterior cosmetic changes and an improved infotainment system, but there are no structural changes.
This Camry mid-life refresh was unveiled globally in late 2020. The cosmetic changes to the facelifted Camry are very subtle, and it may take more than a passing glance to distinguish the new one from the old. The Camry gets a sleeker grille with less chrome than its predecessor. The front bumper has been updated with a larger, wider central air intake as well as new chrome accents on the sides.
There are no significant changes to the profile, with the new dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels being the most noticeable difference. To round out the exterior updates, the Camry receives new darkened inserts for the taillights.
The new Camry’s interior features a new floating 9.0-inch infotainment screen that replaces the previous model’s integrated 8.0-inch screen. The AC vents have also been repositioned beneath the infotainment screen, and the dashboard, center console, and armrests have been given a new trim finish. The infotainment system now has improved software and, more importantly, finally supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 2022 Toyota Camry is only available in one fully-loaded trim level. As such, it has three-zone climate control, a sunroof, a nine-speaker JBL audio system, power-reclining rear seats, power sunshades for the rear passengers, powered and ventilated front seats with a memory function for the driver’s seat, wireless charging pad, reverse camera, head-up display, nine airbags, and a slew of other safety features that one would expect from a car in this class.
Toyota‘s TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform underpins the Camry, and the facelifted model is mechanically identical to its predecessor.
The 2022 Toyota Camry is powered by a 178hp, 2.5-liter petrol engine mated to a 120hp permanent magnet synchronous motor, for a total system output of 218hp. The engine is mated to a CVT automatic transmission. The Camry has a claimed fuel economy of 23.27kpl thanks to its highly efficient hybrid system.
Prices for the 2022 Toyota Camry have increased by Rs 50,000 when compared to the pre-facelift model, which was available for Rs 41.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Because the Honda Accord Hybrid is no longer available in India, the Camry’s only competitor is the Skoda Superb, which is priced between Rs 32.85 lakh and Rs 35.85 lakh (ex-showroom, India).