The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in North America (and Edmonton) for over 15 years!
So…Why redesign it at all?
To answer that question, you need to understand Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a standardized approach to engineering that is being implemented across the brand’s entire lineup.
TNGA is a principle designed to improve Toyota vehicles in every way. It’s based on the principles of performance, comfort, user-friendliness, styling, and safety. And, according to the Camry’s Chief Engineer Masato Katsumata, the result has helped Toyota transform the Camry into a true driver’s car.
The 2018 Toyota Camry
Let’s start with the changes Toyota has made to the overall design of the Camry. In keeping with the TNGA perspective, Toyota believes that a driver’s experience is infinitely better when a vehicle has a lower center of gravity. That is why the 2018 Camry’s wheelbase has been extended by two inches and the roof has been lowered by one.
Don’t think these changes equate to less space, however. The lowered roof offer drivers a more inspiring performance without sacrificing cabin space. Toyota has also lowered the Camry’s hood and introduced a double wishbone rear suspension system. This helps give the Camry a sleeker look with improved handling.
With a lower stance, new front grille, integrated rear spoiler, and more defined exterior lines, the Camry looks far sportier than its predecessor. This is especially true in the SE and XSE trims on the Sports model. It’s a whole new look for the Camry, and a look it wears well.
The All-New Camry is Comfortable and User-Friendly
Toyota has introduced the Human Machine Interface (HMI) in the 2018 Camry. It’s meant to help drivers keep their eyes more focused on the road. The HMI has three connected displays with a 10-inch color Head-Up Display available on higher trim levels. There is also an available seven-inch multi-information display within the instrument cluster, and an eight-inch audio/navigation display.
In terms of technology, the Camry will also be the first vehicle in the Toyota lineup to feature Entune™ 3.0, an intuitive suite of connected vehicle technologies designed to improve your overall experience. Entune 3.0 isn’t just an entertainment system, though. In addition to Safety Connect, App Suite Connect; Destination Assist Connect, and Scout GPS Link, drivers will also be connected to a live safety agent in the event of an emergency. This leads us to perhaps the most important Camry upgrade of them all…
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). TSS is Toyota’s suite of advanced driver assisted safety technologies that will now come standard on all trim levels. TSS includes features like Toyota’s Pre-Collision System, designed to alert you to an impending accident, and Lane Departure Alert which warns you when you have unintentional drifted from your lane.
The Camry will also feature a Birds Eye View monitor with perimeter scan, rear cross traffic braking, intelligence clearance sonar and a blind spot monitor with cross traffic alert. These additional safety technologies further reinforce the fact that Toyota vehicles are some of the safest automobiles on the road today.
Coming Summer 2017
The 2018 Camry will hit the Edmonton Mayfield Toyota showroom this summer! Want to be the first to test drive this exciting new version of a beloved North American classic? Book your test drive today!