Is this the new 2012 Toyota Hybrid Camry?

Updated with comment from Toyota Australia.
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Unofficial images of the 2012 Toyota Hybrid Camry have been leaked ahead of the vehicle's Japanese launch in October.

The images, from Holiday Auto magazine via Brazilian website Noticias Automotivas, claimed to be official shots of the new Toyota Hybrid Camry.

However, Toyota Australia has confirmed the images are not representative of the upcoming Hybrid Camry for the local market.

"These are not official pictures and this is not the Hybrid Camry for the Australian market," a Toyota Australia spokeswoman said.

The new 2012 Toyota Camry range is on track to go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of this year, with the new Hybrid Camry scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The new Toyota Aurion V6 is also expected in the first half of next year.

The unofficial images reveal a front-end design similar to the current Hybrid Camry, which is different to the images and videos of the standard 2012 Toyota Camry we revealed earlier this month.

The rear, however, takes on the new styling, with chunkier taillights, a thick chrome bar and a heavily redesigned bumper construction.

The interior has also been revised heavily, with a new four-spoke steering wheel and new centre console layout clear to see.

The magazine spread claims an average consumption of 26.5km/litre, which converts to 3.8 litres/100km, although that level of consumption (for the Australian model at least) seems highly unlikely.

The current Camry, which teams an electric motor with a 2.4-litre petrol engine, uses fuel at a rate of 6.0 litres/100km, and a combined cycle rating closer to this is expected for the new hybrid.

The new model will use the new ‘AR’ 2.5-litre petrol engine, which will also be used to power the standard Camry range.

At 4825mm long, 1825mm wide, 1470mm tall and with a 2775mm wheelbase, the report suggests the new Hybrid Camry will be 10mm longer, 5mm wider and 10mm lower than the outgoing model.

The boot space will reportedly grow from 389 litres to 440 litres, while rear legroom is up 46mm.

The magazine spread is a little sketchy and should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt for now, although it does reveal a number of previously unseen elements of the new car.

Stay tuned for official updates as the launch of the new 2012 Toyota Hybrid Camry approaches.

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