The Toyota Camry Hybrid Gets A Mid-life Refresh In India At Rs 41.70 Lakh
- by Gaurav Davare
- Jan 12, 2022
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The hybrid sedan gets subtle cosmetic updates and more features to keep things fresh
Styling upgrades include a reworked grille, new 18-inch alloy wheels, and refreshed internals for the taillamps.
Updated cabin ornamentation, a bigger touchscreen, and more connectivity options make up the cabin updates.
Retains the 218PS 2.5-litre self-charging petrol-hybrid powertrain.
Belongs to a niche category with no rivals in the country at the moment.
After getting a mid-life refresh in Europe in November 2020, the India-spec Toyota Camry Hybrid has also received the upgrade now, being launched at a price tag of Rs 41.70 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It is the first launch of 2022 from Toyota.
The 2022 Camry continues to ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) architecture. At a glance, you’d have to take a second look to really notice the changes in the sedan. The visible changes lie at the front, with touch ups to the bumper and upper grille. The lower grille takes up a bit more space with silver accents on the edges. A new set of 18-inch alloy wheels and restyled taillamps make up a subtle design refresh.
It also comes with a new Metal Stream Metallic body shade that joins the existing color palette that includes Platinum White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Red Mica, Attitude Black, and Burning Black.
The bigger changes lie in the cabin. While it may look largely similar to the pre-facelift model, the ornamentation has been updated with a black wood effect. The biggest change is the presence of a floating 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity that is placed higher on the dashboard. Other key features include a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, wireless phone charger, heads-up display, ventilated front seats, a JBL sound system and a sunroof with a retractable sunshade.
Passenger safety is covered by nine airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, electronic parking brake with brake hold function, parking assist with a rear view camera, hill start assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
What hasn’t changed is the powertrain, with the Camry still being powered by a 2.5-litre self-charging petrol hybrid engine. It makes a combined total of 218PS power and is paired to a CVT gearbox which you can shift through virtual ratios via paddle shifters. It’s capable of driving in pure EV or pure ICE mode or a combination of both. Three drive modes are on offer: Sport, Eco and Normal.
The facelifted Toyota Camry Hybrid is priced at a premium of Rs 50,000 over the pre-facelift model. Currently, it belongs to a niche category of sedans, with no rivals in the country.
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