The next generation Toyota Camry has an improved all-alloy VVT-i four-cylinder engine, which has had power increased by 5kW over the current-generation model, while maintaining the current model’s fuel economy. Camry now delivers 117kW of power at 5700rpm and 218Nm of torque at 4000rpm, with optimum driveability.
Camry’s 2.4-litre 2AZ-FE engine has an electronic throttle for optimum throttle response and low emissions. It has twin counter-rotating balance shafts to minimise noise and vibration. Latest improvements include more efficient fuel injectors, a variable-back-pressure muffler, new engine-management software and revised camshaft profiles.
It offers excellent fuel economy: 8.9 litres/100km for the manual model and 9.9 litres/100km for the automatic.
Camry’s 2.4-litre engine can be matched to a five-speed manual transmission or a new electronically controlled intelligent five-speed automatic transmission with a sporty, gated shift and uphill/downhill shift control.
New Camry is the first Toyota passenger vehicle offered in Australia with a five-speed automatic transmission. The ECT’s control software holds the transmission in gear rather than ‘hunting’ on hills. The transmission holds a lower gear for improved acceleration up hills and more engine braking down hills.