The most recent Spy shots of a 2018 Toyota Camry sparked a feeling of hope. Hope, that we are finally going to get a cheap, high-quality sedan. Toyota’s nametag is the one that always promises the good fuel economy, especially after what we have seen on the new 2017 Toyota Prius.
The 2018 Toyota Camry will be the next in the line of small and medium compact sedans with a long tradition. The first production began in the eighties and it doesn’t want to stop. The main catch with this car is its availability gained from its low price and good quality. One of the Japan’s most famous car manufacturers has a long line of high-quality vehicles. Sure, they had some problems in the past. They had to recall their vehicles because of that, they paid the price for their mistakes and they still manage to manufacture good vehicles and even plan for future.
2018 Toyota Camry Release Date And Price
There are no official dates for the 2018 Toyota Camry release date nor there is an official price. But judging by the previous models, the price is going to go from $23,070 before you add some trim options to it. The release date is probably going to be adjusted, but you can expect to see the first example of the “production” vehicle at the beginning of 2017. The development started early this year, so you cannot expect them to show everything right away.
The current version of Toyota Camry has seven models in total. And the prices go up as you go through the trims. We can only assume that this will be the case with the next year model. Going down that yellow brick lane, we can assume that the 2018 Toyota Camry has seven models too, and they are 2018 Toyota Camry LE, XLE, SE, XSE, Hybrid LE, Hybrid SE, and 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE.
There is going to be one special model, designed only for 2018. That will be the performance version and will come out a couple of months after the regular versions.
2018 Toyota Camry Exterior
There are some talks about the ugly design of the current model, but I don’t see it that way. I see that Toyota has some really talented people on the drawing boards. We can all see that going to service with the all new Prius or even Lexus. The cues are going to be taken from that, as we can already see from the Spy Shots. Maybe the style is noticeably taken from the Lexus, but be assured that we will have some super light materials used in the technology of the body itself. That body will be used in every single Toyota’s vehicle, because of its weight.
The platform named Toyota New Global Architecture will bring the new dimensions to the table, thus opening doors for the
2018 Toyota Camry TRD Model?
The lines of the vehicle are going to be much sportier than the current version. That has been taken from the Spy Shots too, and from the rumors that there is going to be an all sports model with quad exhaust tips and some really aggressive wheels and tires. This can be a tipoff for the Toyota’s Racing Department. We had some rumors that they are going to go from SUVs to performance cars. This can be that little nod which we were looking for.
The new architecture will make engineers improve handling, put a lower center of gravity, stiffen the suspension and put some better brakes, while they are at it.
The next thing they would have to do is to put some new engine. The one they would have to put (and which is the most likely candidate) is the Highlander’s 3.5 Liter V6 with 295 hp.
That move is going to help the company battle the competition with much stronger cars. Who could say that Toyota Camry is just a shopping car?
2018 Toyota Camry Interior
Interior of the 2018 Toyota Camry looks good, and like it is borrowed from the new Corolla. The use of the soft materials all around the vehicle has become some kind of a standard. The current model has soft materials on the doors, throughout the dashboard, and on the steering wheel. There will be all kinds of options to add. Every model will have adjustable driver’s seats and the combination of leather (on the ridges and head rests) and polyester on the seating and spine area.
You will have a small screen on the center console with Entune Audio and buttons you most certainly don’t like. But there is nothing perfect in this world.
2018 Toyota Camry Engine
It will be impossible not to see a Hybrid version of the new 2018 Toyota Camry engine. Expect a couple of models with that Hybrid version with 2.5 liters 4 cylinder ECVT engine, 2.0 Liter inline 4 and the 3.5 Liter V6 engine. It will be cranked to the 300hp and the chances are that it will be used on the 2018 Toyota Camry TRD.
The basic 2.5 liters 4 cylinder might go for the from the six-speed automatic to eight speeds, but that hasn’t been confirmed to this date.
There are no rumors about the acceleration capabilities, nor about the fuel consumption. Judging by the previous incarnations, the 2018 Toyota Camry will go from 0-60 in about 6.1 seconds, with the exclusion of the TRD version. The performance version will need to lower that time below 5 seconds, to compete with Ford Fusion Sport and to get a chance for NASCAR.
Fuel economy will be better than the current model which has 24/33mpg on the basic models and 42/38mpg on a hybrid. The technology has advanced, so we are optimistic.
If there are some changes, we will update this text accordingly.
Lots of cues will be taken from Prius, Corolla, and Lexus. Lighter architecture – better fuel economy and the addition of the performance model named 2018 Toyota Camry TRD.
- LE model – 23,070 Starting MSRP – 2.5 Liter 4 cylinder six-speed automatic transmission – Backup camera, 6.1 in touch-screen Entune Audio, power adjustable seat (only driver’s)
- XLE – $26,310 Starting MSRP – 2.5 Liter 4 cylinder six-speed automatic transmission $31,370 – 3.5 Liter V6 six-speed automatic transmission – Lane Departure Alert, LED Daytime Running Lights, Wood-grain style interior accents
- SE – $23,840 Starting MSRP – 2.5 liters 4 cylinder six speed – Sports suspension and paddle sifters, 17” alloy wheels with graphite finish, Sport mesh front grille
- XSE – $26,310 Starting MSRP – 2.5 Liter 4 cylinder 6 speed automatic transmission $31,370 – 3.5 Liter V6 six-speed automatic transmission – 18” machined alloy wheels, LED headlights and auto high beams, Qi-compatible wireless Smartphone charging
- Hybrid LE – $26,790 Starting MSRP – 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder ECVT Hybrid – EV and ECO modes, 6.1” touch screen display with Entune Audio, Smart key system with push button start
- Hybrid SE – $27,995 Starting MSRP – 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder ECVT Hybrid – 17” alloy wheels with graphite finish, Sports suspension, Sports fabric SofTex trimmed front seats
- Hybrid XLE – $30,140 Starting MSRP – 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder ECVT Hybrid – Leather trimmed multi-stage heated front seats, Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation and App Suite, and the technology package with Pre collision system, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Auto High Beams.
2018 Toyota Camry TRD – $30,000 Starting MSRP – 3.5 Liter V6 engine with 295hp – coming out, early in 2017.