The XV80 series of the Toyota Camry, a popular mid-size sedan, will feature a completely redesigned exterior and interior.
Still going strong after 40 years! For twenty years running, Toyota’s Camry has been the best-selling passenger sedan in North America. Since its debut in 2017, the current generation has carried the torch.
Although many car models have been discontinued due to declining sales or consumers’ preference for SUVs, the lowly sedan has persisted. The Honda Accord, a major competitor, has also recently undergone a major redesign. This prompted us to speculate on the design of the next generation Camry, internally designated XV80.
A Curvaceous Outlook
This study draws inspiration from the latest Prius and the more crossover-ish Crown to create an ultramodern appearance that gives the impression of speed even when the vehicle is at a standstill through the use of a three-box design.
Slim, boomerang-shaped LED headlights, a contrasting trapezoidal grille graphic, and a very un-Camry-like curvaceous hood provide the visual oomph up front. There is tension applied to the lower doors and shoulder line, and the large wheels are pushed to the corners to create a dynamic stance.
The rear is distinguished by the car’s muscular haunches, a full-width LED lighting cluster, a tapering decklid, a sculpted rear quarter glass, and a lower diffuser panel flanked by quad exhausts.
Under The Skin
The next-generation global Camry is expected to share its underpinnings with the current car and a few other Toyota and Lexus models like the Crown, ES, RAV4, and Highlander on a revised version of the TNGA-K (GA-K) platform.
Some people will be surprised to learn that this model isn’t completely new, but Honda has used the same strategy with the new Accord. The declining demand for sedans and the reallocation of R&D resources toward BEVs are likely explanations.
Toyota’s newest operating system and enhanced visuals will be showcased on a more capacious infotainment screen. Included in this package are Bluetooth connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands-free ‘Hey, Toyota’ voice control, connected navigation, and automatic software updates. The larger Crown shown up top and the new Prius are likely sources of inspiration for the car’s digital instrument cluster and smartphone-based remote key entry.
PHEV Power, Goodbye V6
Camry’s success with series hybrid propulsion suggests that the electron-assisted 2.5-liter will continue to be a fan favorite in the ninth generation of the mid-size’s most popular engine. There will likely be a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 Prime with 302 hp (225 kW) and up to 44 miles of EV-only range.
The 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine that was previously the range-topper is expected to be replaced by a new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in two states of tune, according to rumors. The standard 2.4-liter turbocharged engine will generate about 265 horsepower (198 kilowatts), while the hybridized version will generate about 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and drive all four wheels.
Rivals and Reveal
The redesigned Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy, Nissan Altima, Kia K5, and Hyundai Sonata are among the primary alternatives to the Camry.
The reveal time is currently largely undetermined. Although it may be introduced as a 2024 or 2025 model the following year, as has been suggested by some experts.
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