Toyota launched the current generation Camry in India back in 2012 as its flagship sedan. The sedan isn’t meant to be a big volume puller but is instead a luxury offering that Toyota offers well heeled Indians. Globally, the car got a mid-life facelift back in November and the same will touch base on Indian shores in earlier 2015. The refresh brings in only cosmetic changes and there are no mechanical changes for the ninth generation sedan. The facelift is also aimed at helping the company increase the car’s sales.
The cosmetic changes are present on the exterior as well as the interior. The new styling brings the Camry somewhat in sync with the new design philosophy of Toyota, which can be seen on the latest generation Corolla Altis. The headlamps get restyled and now come with Daytime Running LEDs. The grille up front is an all-new unit, which gets a chrome strip running on the top of it. The front bumper has been worked upon right from the scratch and the D-segment sedan gets a protruding chin on the lower half of the front.
You get a sporty 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel instead of the four-spoke unit of the current version on the inside. The instrument cluster now gets blue illumination and screen size has been upgraded to 4.2-inches. The multimedia unit on the center console now gets an upgraded size of 6.1-inches. As you move to the rear, you’ll see that the boot lid gets slight tweaks. The chrome strip on the same now becomes thinner. It divides the tail lamps into two parts and they get LED inserts. The alloy wheel design will be new on the facelifted Camry.
The sedan will continue to be offered with petrol and petrol-hybrid power options, which are similar to what the current Camry comes with. The 2.5 liter petrol engine will continue to output 179 Bhp – 233 Nm while the petrol hybrid version will have a combined output of 202 Bhp and 270 Nm. From its launch back in 2012, the company has managed to put 1,360 units of the Camry on Indian roads. It will come to us via the CKD route to keep a tab on prices and the sedan is expected to cost between Rs 25-30 lakhs in the country.