The image reveals a sleeker grille and headlight assembly to earlier unofficial sketches, demonstrating a similar design to the 2012 Honda Accord for the North American market.
The tightly cropped teaser image reveals a stretched lower front intake, which will make the new Camry look lower and wider. The fog lights have been redesigned and pushed to the far corners, again contributing to the car’s sleek face.
As previously reported, the 2012 Toyota Camry will go on sale in Australia in the final quarter of this year. The new Toyota Hybrid Camry will follow shortly after in the early months of 2012, and the V6-powered Toyota Aurion will complete the line-up late in the first quarter.
The new model will be powered by Toyota’s ‘AR’ 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
Available in the US version of the Camry since 2009, the AR engine comes in two different forms: a 126kW/226Nm entry-level tune and a tweaked 133kW/230Nm tune. Toyota Australia is yet to confirm the specific performance data of its upcoming powertrain.
Toyota says the new model will bring improved performance, more refined ride and handling characteristics and improved fuel economy, which currently stands at 8.8 litres/100km on the combined cycle.
The Australian Camry will be sold with just one transmission: a new six-speed automatic unit, replacing the current five-speed.
The interior design still remains a secret, but Toyota promises it will feature a more ‘contemporary’, higher quality cabin.
The news follows our story from last week, which revealed the new interior and exterior design of the upcoming Aurion.