Yesterday saw the launch of one Australia’s most important cars, the Toyota Camry, the car which might indeed become the number 1 family car in Australia in next year or so. The Toyota Camry is available with a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and curtain-shield airbags.
The four model tyoes are Toyota Camry Altise, Toyota Camry Ateva, Toyota Camry Sportivo and Toyota Camry Grande. Grande comes standard with VSC and TRC and rain-sensing windscreen wipers, features usually suited to more expensive European cars. The New Camry has an exterior length of 4815mm, only 10mm longer than the old model.
The Toyota Camry’s performance and driveability have slightly improved with no increase in fuel economy compared with the current model. The Camry has fuel economy of 8.9litres/100km for the manual model and 9.9 litres/100km for the automatic.
The Toyot Camry Altise and Sportivo models the 2.4-litre engine comes with a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or the new five-speed automatic transmission. On the Ateva and Grande models, five-speed automatic transmission comes as standard equipment, no word yet if these models can be fitted with the five-speed manual transmission.
The Toyota Camry range are all fitted with a 117kW 2.4-litre engine equipped with
dual SRS airbags,
ABS with Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Toyota has also fitted
air conditioning with pollen filter,
tilt steering adjustment,
steering wheel-mounted audio controls,
impact-sensing fuel cut-off,
power windows and mirrors,
remote central locking,
power lumbar support adjustment for the driver’s seat,
MP3/WMA audio capability.
16-inch diameter steel wheels,
four-speaker audio system with CD/tuner
lockable 60/40 split rear-seat back with remote release from the boot
These above features come standard in Camry Altise model
Altise options include 16-inch alloy wheels and rear lip spoiler, enhanced safety pack consisting of front-seat side and full-length side curtain-shield airbags (making a total of six airbags), and metallic paint.
Ateva Model standard features over Altise Model:
shift position indicator in the combination meter as standard equipment
front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain-shield airbags
dual-zone auto air conditioning with external temperature reading
16-inch alloy wheels
six-speaker audio system with six-CD in-dash multi-changer
eight-way power-adjustable driver and six-way power-adjustable front-
passenger seats (including lumbar support)
rear-seat centre armrest with two cup holders
multi-function trip computer
leather-bound steering wheel with audio and trip-computer controls
leather gear-shift lever, leather parking brake lever
chrome pack consisting of radiator grille surround and inside door handles
Sportivo model standard features over Altise model:
additional body bracing
sports radiator grille
17-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Vivacy sports tyres
front seat side airbags and full-length side curtain shield airbags
rear access hatch to boot (in lieu of 60/40 split)