24 November 2017 · Vehicle Reviews
All-New Eighth Generation 2018 Toyota Camry | Phil Gilbert Toyota
The all-new 2018 Camry is the first Toyota sedan to adopt Toyota New Global Architecture, which has transformed the way the company designs, engineers and packages its vehicles. The use of TNGA allows the eighth-generation Camry to offer more evocative styling, and exceptional dynamics with improved ride comfort. The 2018 Camry features a lower center of gravity, extended wheelbase, and a wider stance. Other features new to Camry include LED headlamps, and an electric parking brake as well as available 19-inch alloy wheels, 10-inch colour head-up display, 8-inch touch-screen audio display and 7-inch multi-information display in the instrument cluster.
Two Engines and Hybrid to Choose From
Two new powertrains with direct fuel injection will be available on the next-generation Camry, in addition to an efficient four-cylinder petrol engine with revised six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2018 Camry is available with a powerful new 3.5-litre V6 engine with D-4S direct fuel injection, paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3.5 L engine features Toyota VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide). The DOHC 24-valve V6 is expected to deliver 222 kW @ 6600 rpm and 356 Nm @ 4700 rpm. The V6 is mated to a newly-developed direct-shift eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).The transmission offers Eco, Normal and Sport modes and manual-style sequential shifts. Sporty variants are equipped with paddle shifters.
Also available is the latest Toyota Hybrid System that features six gear ratios via the shift lever or available paddle shifters. The engine is Toyota’s all-new 2.5 L four-cylinder D-4S direct-injection petrol engine. Normal, Eco, and Sport driving modes can be engaged even in electric-only (EV) operation. Luggage space is improved with a gain of 30 litres in hybrid variants by relocating the hybrid battery from the boot to beneath the rear seat, which also improves handling characteristics. Hybrid system combined output is 155 kW with overall fuel economy expected to be below 4.5 litres/100 km.*
Upgraded Suspension System Improves Handling, Comfort
Underneath the eight-generation Camry is a new fully independent MacPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspension system that delivers responsive handling, precise steering control and ride comfort with newly-developed dampers front and rear. The structure is stiffened in the front by a strut tower brace.
A high-quality cabin features reengineered front seats offer improved ergonomics, maximum comfort and a newfound level of ease and engagement. Cockpit-style gauges are angled towards the driver. Rear-seat accommodation is also more refined providing improved comfort and ergonomics. Interior surfaces employ premium materials to enhance passenger comfort.
A New Dimension of Innovation, Style & Safety
A 4.2-inch or 7-inch multi-information display is located within the instrument cluster. A touch-screen audio display (7-inch or 8-inch) which also operate heating/cooling controls, Toyota Link connected mobility, and satellite navigation where specified. A 10-inch colour head-up display is available on select variants.
Toyota's advanced safety suite is standard in the new Camry, including a pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking, all-speed active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beam, a reversing camera, and a total of seven airbags. Select variants will also come with blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.
Interested in the 2018 Camry? Contact Phil Gilbert Toyota in Croydon or Lidcombe by phone or make an enquiry through their website and let them know to contact you as soon as the new Camry models arrive.
* Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined cycle (litres/100km).