Toyota has been very vocal lately about the unfavorable government policies for hybrid vehicles. While electric is the future, a hybrid car is the perfect transition in a country like India where pure-electric mode of transport is not really being accepted very easily. Meanwhile, Toyota is not giving up, and have silently introduced a mildly refreshed version of the Camry Hybrid sedan.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid is now priced at INR 37.22 lakh (ex-showroom).
Powering the Camry Hybrid is a 2.5L, 4-cylinder petrol motor producing 159 BHP of power @ 5700 RPM and 213 Nm of torque @ 4500 RPM. The electric motor coupled here produces 142 BHP of power and 270 Nm of torque. The Camry Hybrid engine comes matched to a e-CVT automatic gearbox and can be driven in ECO & EV modes.
There’s no change to the outside of the Camry Hybrid. The car remains identical to what we’ve been seeing recently. Inside though, you now get faux wood trim on the dashboard, steering wheel, arm rest & centre console. There is also a new 3-spoke steering wheel, new touchscreen infotainment system, head-up display and other features like ventilated seats, wireless charging pad, climate control, reclining rear seats, etc.
Camry is the flagship sedan for Toyota here in India. The Japanese manufacturer is now all set to launch the Yaris in the C-segment to rival the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz & Hyundai Verna later this month.