2022 Toyota Camry facelift launched in India
Toyota has released the Camry facelift in India at a price of Rs 41.70 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which is around Rs 50,000 dearer than the outgoing model.
The eighth-generation Camry launched in India in 2019, and now the sedan has received a mid-life upgrade, although a very mild one. This model was globally revealed in 2020, which means that Toyota has taken its sweet time to launch it on our shores.
The 2022 Toyota Camry includes minor aesthetic modifications to the exterior and an enhanced infotainment system, but no major changes. The cosmetic changes to the facelifted Camry are minor, at the front, this D+ sedan features a more streamlined grille with less chrome than its predecessor. The front bumper has been enhanced with a bigger, broader central air inlet and new chrome accents on the sides.
There are no noticeable alterations to the profile, with the exception of the new dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels. To complete the visual modifications, the Camry receives new darker tail-lamp inserts.
Updates to the interior are relatively more noticeable. They are highlighted by a new floating 9.0-inch infotainment screen that replaces the preceding model’s integrated 8.0-inch screen. This system now comes with upgraded software, and notably, finally gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Additionally, the AC vents have been relocated below the infotainment screen. The dashboard, centre console, and armrests have received a new trim finish.
The 2022 Toyota Camry comes in a single fully-loaded trim level. As such, it includes features such as three-zone climate control, a sunroof, a nine-speaker JBL audio system, power-reclining rear seats, powered sunshades for rear passengers, powered and ventilated front seats with memory function for the driver’s seat, wireless charging pad, reverse camera, head-up display, nine airbags, and a slew of other safety systems.
Toyota’s TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform underpins this car, and the facelifted model is mechanically identical to its predecessor.
It is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine producing 178hp and a 120hp permanent magnet synchronous motor producing a combined system output of 218hp. The engine is coupled to a CVT automatic transmission. The Camry’s claimed fuel efficiency of 23.27 km/l is due to its very efficient hybrid system.
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