Since taking the reins of Toyota, Akio Toyoda has talked extensively about making the company's products more exciting, both visually and dynamically. The extensive facelift given to the seventh-generation Camry in 2014 being part of that plan.
If this photo proves to be accurate, the eight-generation Camry will feature a more aggressive front end design, with slim LED headlights flanking a winged T-shaped upper grille. The lower grille seems to take inspiration from Lexus' spindle grille design.
The next-generation Camry will be based on the flexible Toyota Next Generation Architecture (TNGA), which made its debut under the skin of the fourth-generation Prius.
Like all the latest new car platforms or toolkits, TNGA makes extensive use of lightweight materials, such as high-strength steel and aluminium, and it's rumoured that the new Camry will shed a significant number of kilograms as a result.
It's rumoured that the next-generation Camry will be offered with the option of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The turbo motor might serve as a replacement for the current 3.5-litre V6.
Above: Current Australian made Toyota Camry.
The new Camry is expected to make its debut in the US in 2017 as a 2018 model year car, which is why this NASCAR race car features "2018 Camry" lettering along its flanks.
At present there are two version of the Camry around the world: a sportier US-centric model sold locally as the Camry, and a more conservative model that's produced in Australia, Asia and Russia. This latter variant is sold as a Camry in most of the world, but retailed as the Aurion here.
It's unclear whether Toyota will continue with its two-pronged Camry strategy both locally and overseas. If so, it's unknown whether we'll receive one or both variants.