The 2010 Camry has made its first public appearance today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
As America’s best-selling passenger car for seven years running and for 11 of the past 12 years, Camry continues to redefine standards for comfort and performance.
The 2010 Camry and Camry Hybrid, which are scheduled to go on sale in the US in March, have an array of enhancements, inside and out, including exterior styling,
performance, safety, audio and added convenience features.
Camry also features a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder VVT-i engine equipped with 125kW for Camry, LE and XLE grades while the sporty SE grade receives additional tuning to get 133kW. The four-cylinder models are available with a choice of six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmissions. A more powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine (delivering 199kW) is also available.
Exterior changes to Camry include a newly designed grille and front bumper, an enlarged lower intake, larger projector headlamps and restyled tail lamps. The Camry and LE grades feature restyled standard wheel covers while XLE will feature 16-inch alloy wheels. The SE model adds 17-inch alloys.
The Camry Hybrid exterior enhancements will include a unique hybrid grille, a distinct front bumper, a wider lower intake, restyled fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, Camry and LE grades are available with an optional audio system equipped with a new USB input, Bluetooth connectivity, integrated satellite radio, single-CD, and MP3 and streaming music capability.
Previously an option, all petrol Camry models will now be equipped ESP and Traction Control. Power windows are also now standard across the range.
Camry Hybrid adds a newly designed meter cluster and Fraichir, a combination of silk protein and synthetic fibre, cloth seating surfaces that are gentler to the skin.
Pricing for the 2010 Camry will be announced shortly before it goes on sale this March.