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    2018 Toyota Camry revealed

    2018 Toyota Camry: Made in America, great again
    New style, new engines, new focus on driving dynamics.
    James Riswick
    Jan 9th 2017
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    Even as SUVs and crossovers are taking a bite out of sedan sales, the Toyota Camry still managed to be the best-selling vehicle in 2016 without a truck bed. Impressive, given that it was in the seventh and final year of its current design. And doubly so considering that it was design that was never exactly at the forefront of style, innovation or, critically, the midsize sedan pack.

    Imagine, then, what the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry unveiled here in Detroit may be able to accomplish. It represents a fundamental shift for the Camry, from its obviously bolder styling and its reimagined dimensions, to the way Toyota says it will be more involving behind the wheel.

    It is 0.7 of an inch wider, the wheelbase is 2 inches longer, the roof and hood height have been lowered by 1 and 1.6 inches, respectively, and the front and rear hip points have been lowered by a similar amount. The result of those dimensional changes should be a feeling of sitting in the Camry rather than on it. The steering wheel also now telescopes further (applause from the tall folks in the back), and the hood, cowl and dashboard have all been lowered to maintain visibility.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Camry revealed

    Doesn't look bad. Arguably it's their "best" and most "aggressive" look Camry ever.
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    The all-new 2018 Camry comes with an equally all-new lineup of powertrains. The vast majority of those you'll see lining the Safeway parking lot will come with a new 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder "Dynamic Force Engine." Rather than going the small-displacement turbocharged route, Toyota adopted a longer stroke and higher compression ratio, direct injection, a variable cooling system, and the latest iteration of the brand's Variable Valve-Timing-intelligent Electric (VVT-iE) system. Output specs weren't released, but Toyota promises better power and torque (the current 2.5-liter produces 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque) along with best-in-class fuel economy. The current leaders in the clubhouse manage 31 mpg combined.

    Also new is the 3.5-liter V6, presumably shared with the 2017 Toyota Highlander and Sienna. Both four- and six-cylinder engine options are paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The Camry Hybrid makes its return also featuring the new 2.5-liter four-cylinder along with a revised continuously variable transmission that features a new Sport mode capable of simulating six gears. Selecting Sport mode also increases electric boost and thus acceleration.
    Good for them. With gasoline prices stabilizing, and the possibility of revised fuel-economy standards coming, it almost make good sense to offer a larger displacement four-cylinder with some fuel-saving magic rather than the turbo-route. Turbos are great but never seem to give the real-world fuel-economy number they promise.

    Kudos also to them for still offering a V6. Not everyone in the segment offers them anymore, and it's nice to see that Toyota knows their customers enough to continue to offer one.

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    Doesn't look bad. Arguably it's their "best" and most "aggressive" look Camry ever.

    Good for them. With gasoline prices stabilizing, and the possibility of revised fuel-economy standards coming, it almost make good sense to offer a larger displacement four-cylinder with some fuel-saving magic rather than the turbo-route. Turbos are great but never seem to give the real-world fuel-economy number they promise.

    Kudos also to them for still offering a V6. Not everyone in the segment offers them anymore, and it's nice to see that Toyota knows their customers enough to continue to offer one.


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    Thanks for fixing the link. The red one (sport I am guessing) in the press shot looks better than the silver one (hybrid). I agree on offering the V6 I am curious to see how the new NA I4 will compare to the competitions turbo route. That dashboard is just plain weird. The red interior is bold, not a big red fan but I am happy to see colors returning for interior options. Too much black, gray, and beige only for too long.
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    So Toyota finally has a midsize that's not either ugly or terribly boring. With a v6 too, I imagine this will sell really well.

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    Looks like something that Toyota buys will continue to buy. Not a bad thing. They will keep their core happy but I dont see thing being a conquest vehicle.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Camry revealed

    This is by far the best Toyota has done with Camry. I have never liked Toyotas from a style perspective, this is a hit for Toyo fans for sure. Nice job.

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    Jeebus, help us...
    This thing is coming to slice us up like a Veg-O-Matic and eat us.
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    Re: 2018 Toyota Camry revealed

    I generally don't like Toyotas but this new Camry looks really good. I like the red one a lot.

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    Needs more grille
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    Re: 2018 Toyota Camry revealed

    I think its well styled safe for the grill. Been seeing lots of fully loaded Malibus and Fusions in Socal, this has to be a problem for Toyota

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    Wow...Toyota actually styled something to be reasonably attractive, at least on the outside. No, it's not a knock-out, "take my money" design, but it's a vast improvement over the godwaful car they've been peddling since 2011.

    That interior, however, is UGLY. I hate Toyota's trend toward having bizarre shapes and dividing lines on their dashboards. It's just different for the sake of being different and looks completely disjointed and thrown-together. I also wonder if the interior material quality has improved, as their hard plastics had been approaching mid-90's Pontiac Grand Prix grade.

    I will give them props for offering a Bordello Red interior. Perhaps we'll see more of this from other manufacturers (specifically, GM outside of Cadillac) and it will become a trend. I just love me some red leather.
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    Jeebus, help us...
    This thing is coming to slice us up like a Veg-O-Matic and eat us.
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