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by Matt Brogan

Toyota Australia is set to make history in just over three months when it launches the first hybrid car to be built in this country – Hybrid Camry.

A limited number of pre-production cars have already been tested on public roads and closed tracks with insiders saying the Hybrid Camry out performers the standard car in terms of handling, ride, performance, and of course, fuel economy.

Engineers have tuned the car’s suspension and steering specifically for Australian conditions so that it meets the demands of local drivers and their families.

New features include advanced computer technology that links on-board systems to enhance driving enjoyment and safety.

Hybrid Camry will use significantly less fuel – around 30 per cent less than the petrol Camry, according to latest indications.


The standard petrol Camry is already the most fuel-efficient car produced in Australia, consuming just 8.8L/100km on the official combined cycle.

This first official glimpse of the unmasked Hybrid Camry exterior reveals styling that is progressive and aerodynamic.

The unmistakable hybrid identity is emblazoned on its front-quarter panel, just above the car’s 10-spoke alloy wheels.

Full-scale production is due to begin next month, with cars arriving in dealerships during February.