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Toyota drives in all new Camry for India

( L-R) – Naomi Ishii, MD , TKM and Masato Katsumata, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation at the launch of the New Camry Hybrid in New Delhi

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the Indian subsidiary of Japanese auto giant Toyota, has launched the All New Camry in Hybrid and Gasoline versions for the Indian market.

The facelift versions of Camry comes with more exterior features, giving suitable upgrades for the luxury sedan to have a prestigious appearance .

The hybrid version of Camry is powered with the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) powertrain and it combines the performance of a 2.5 litre Atkinson cycle 4-cyclinder petrol engine and a high torque electric motor.

Both engine and motor fitted in the Camry Hybrid has a total power output of 205 PS while the car gives 19.16 kmpl. It emits less carbon compared to conventional cars of similar engine at 122.8 gm of CO2 emissions per km of driving.

The Electronically Controlled Continuous Variable Transmission (E-CVT) in the vehicle enhances driving performance while reducing fuel consumption and lower NVH.

Toyota’s all new Camry for India

The luxury sedan also comes with three-zone control air condition system, a pollen filter and nanoe water coated ion technology.

The petrol driven Camry was introduced in India in 2002 and commenced its production at its Bidadi manufacturing facility near Bangalore 10 years later in 2012.

The company has launched the Camry Hybrid in 2013 and it was the first ever locally manufactured hybrid rolled out in India.

The Camry facelift version is available in seven colours and the price is fixed at Rs 31.92 lac for Hybrid version while the customers can buy the gasoline variant at Rs 28.80 lac (both ex-showroom Delhi)

Naomi Ishii, MD of TKM said, “Camry remains as a symbol of Toyota’s prestige and the car is well received in India. So far the company sold more than 8,000 units of Camry in India.  The Camry Hybrid accounts for 73 percent of total Camry sales in India.

The Camry Hybrid also receives subsidy under the union government promoted FAME scheme when it is sold to the customer.


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Backed by over 10 years experience with India’s top media house “The New Indian Express”, Anitha is interested in writing all aspects of automobile industry. Her qualification MSc (Industrial-Psychology) helps her to deeply analyse the auto manufacturing industry.

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