Toyota makes the best-selling car in North America, the Camry. This might make it tough to overhaul the car without offending some of it's many fans. However, this is exactly what Toyota has done this year. The new 2015 edition was unveiled at the New York auto show last week.
Hitting dealerships this fall, Toyota has added a XSE trim level to the Camry range. This dynamic version is derived from the SE model and is not simply a cosmetic refresh. Eighteen inch wheels will be added, in addition to unique shock absorbers, firmer bushings, stiffer springs and a special EPS steering calibration. The Camry SE hybrid will also be enhanced with an exclusive sport-tuned suspension to offer a more dynamic driving experience for the driver, a style of driving that Toyota describes as "Ecodynamic".
Although the 2015 Toyota Camry has been completely redesigned (only the roof has not changed), the powertrain remains the same. The cheaper models will be powered by a four-cylinder 2.5-litre engine, while the most expensive will benefit from a 3.5-litre V6, both engines mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. As for the hybrid, it will continue to use it's synergistic 2.5-litre paired to a continuously variable transmission.
The dashboard has been refreshed and updated with top quality materials. The centre console compartment has been redesigned and now includes a lighter socket. Storage has been added to the shifter area. Under it's cover is a 12 volt socket, a USB port and a wireless charging system for certain smart phones. SE, XLE and XSE models feature a new 4.2 inch TFT screen located between the Optitron instrument panel gauges. It can display vehicle data, and also information related to the audio system, navigation, some warnings and other relevant information.
The Toyota Camry is even quieter now that the seals have been improved. In addition, there is about 30 percent more insulating materials to reduce noise. Finally, the mirrors have been redesigned to better facilitate the flow of wind, making the car more aerodynamic.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca