Everybody’s becoming concerned about the environment and so is Toyota as the company now holds a handful of hybrid models including the Camry Hybrid. And as Toyota is not the only one, the hybrid segment is now crowded and has become seemingly competitive. But that doesn’t stop the Japs from bailing out as the Camry Hybrid is entering a new life cycle – enter the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
This is also an indication of the fact that segment topping hybrids like Lexus CT, Honda CR-Z, Ford C-Max and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron are up for a tough competition.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Exterior and Interior
This 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid will come with a dashing exterior that will amaze its audience. What’s in stock this time around are hefty chrome treatments on the entire body which will help to put out an aggressive styling.
To be specific, the front fascia will possess a raw and bold charisma. This will be characterized by steeply raked headlights. Speaking of headlights, they will integrate active LED daytime running lights as well as LED turn signals and projector beams. A large mesh-like air vent will dominate the entire lower fascia; taking over the front bumper.
The interior cabin of Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018 will come updated as well. These new-gen updates will include a sophisticated styling comprising of a symmetrical layout of metallic trims in the dashboard and door panels. Other such new additions will include in-cab air micro-filter, tri-zone climate control, ambient LED lighting and voice commands.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid – Hybrid Tech
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018 is reported to retain the previously used engine – 2.5L 4-cylinder mill with dual VVTi (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence). This gasoline burner will pair up with an electric motor to deliver power outputs of more than 180 HP @6,000 RPM and 174 lb-ft torque @4,200 RPM. This hybrid powertrain’s improved EPA ratings will go out as 33 mpg on highways, 37 mpg in city and 35 mpg on a combined scale.
Another engine option will come as a 3.5L V6 24-valves DOHC; also to mate with a high-output electric motor. The net outputs of this hybrid setup will stay around 272 HP @6,800 RPM and 254 lb-ft torque @4,800 RPM. These improved outputs will push the mileage figures up to 32 mpg highway/ 36 mpg city/ 34 mpg combined.
A 6-speed automatic CVT will be available for both of these gasoline engines. The electric motor will be using a Sealed Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack which is suspected of putting out an all-electric drive range of up to 50 miles. Furthermore, CO2 emissions will comply with ULEV-II.
Price and Release Date
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is suspected to come with a starting price from $27,000 for HV LE to $32,000 for HV XLE trim. It will hit dealerships by the fall of 2017.