|UMW Toyota Motor last week announced the improved locally-assembled Toyota Camry, which has been the popular non-national large sedan in the country for the past 6 years.|
The three available Toyota Camrys; the Camry 2.5V, Camry 2.0G and Camry 2.0E, are now able to take up a custom-designed aerokit. While, Toyota Premium Security & Solar Film is standard on the Toyota Camry 2.5V and optional for the 2.0-liter Camrys.
Inside, UMW Toyota Motor has changed from the Toyota Camry’s biege color scheme to a black scheme for practicality reasons. Only the Toyota Camry 2.5V and 2.0G carry the black interior scheme, whereas the Camry 2.0E retains the biege interior. Leather upholstery for the 2.5V and 2.0G has also been upgraded to a smooth grain, while a keyless Smart Entry & Start system is now valid for the Camry 2.5V. Additionally, ISOFIX attachments on the rear seats points are now included. Optional interior accessories include the 7-inch touchscreen DVD Audio Video Navigation (AVN) multimedia system with navigation and voice command activation.
In the engine department, the similar 2.5-liter all-aluminium 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve with VVT-i engine is included. The 2.0-liter Camrys, on the other hand, take up a single overhead cam powerplant.
Vehicle Stability control (VSC) with traction control (TC) is now standard in the 2.5- and 2.0-liter Toyota Camry. The VSC cum TC detects wheelspin during high-speed cornering or cornering on slippery surfaces. Whenever such a condition (oversteer or understeer) is detected, the system applies the appropriate amount of braking force on one or two wheels and also cuts back on engine power to allow stability and grip to be regained.
A revised front suspension and redesigned rear suspension are incorporated into the improved Toyota Camrys for stability purposes. Whereas, a rigid body structure with high-tensile steel on the B-pillar and rocker panel reinforcements is added to help absorb collision-impact forces and minimize impact deformation to the passenger cabin.
Across the Toyota Camry range, the price remain the same; except for the Toyota Camry 2.0G which is RM`1,000 more than its original pricing. The Toyota Camry prices are Camry 2.5V at RM180,917.10, Camry 2.0G RM158,915.30 and Camry 2.0E RM149,915.30; all prices on-the-road with insurance and include a 36-month/100,000 kms warranty. Body colors available for the Toyota Camrys are; Attitude Black, Silver Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic and White Pearl CS.