The Camry saloon will return to the UK after 14 years as a hybrid-only replacement for the Avensis
James Attwood, digital editor
11 March 2019

Toyota has revealed prices and specifications for UK versions of its latest Camry saloon before order books open on 1 April. 

It will be available in two trim levels. The entry-level Design, priced from £29,995, comes with 17in alloy wheels, a leather interior, dual-zone air conditioning, keyless entry and ignition, parking sensors, a rear-view camera and heated seats as standard. 

The Excel starts from £31,295 and adds LED fog lights, blindspot monitoring, wireless smartphone charging and lane-changing assistance. 

Both variants will be available in five paint colours, including white and grey, from launch. 

Each is also equipped with an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system as standard, plus a 10.0in head-up display and 7.0in information display between the instrument dials.

Beige and black leather are the only interior options, and a power reclining function for the seat will be an option.

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The Camry fills the void left by the Avensis and presents a new rival to the Ford Mondeo. It remained on sale in other markets during its UK absence, and in fact ranks as the world’s best-selling saloon.

It's available exclusively with a hybrid powertrain, comprising a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, that provides 215bhp and 163lb ft of torque. Toyota says that 0-62mph passes in 8.3sec and the Camry will reach 112mph.

This hybrid system, already offered in the new RAV4, is self-charging and makes the Camry a rival to the likes of the Mondeo Hybrid and Volkswagen Passat GTE. Toyota said it expects vehicles fitted with this powertrain to operate exclusively on electric power for roughly 50% of the time in urban driving situations. 

The Camry emits 98-101g/km of CO2, according to NEDC correlated data, with fuel consumption rated at between 50.5 and 53.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. 

The latest Camry is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which is also used by the Prius, C-HR, and RAV4. This helps to make it 30% stiffer than the outgoing model.

Toyota previously said the Camry would be tuned for Europe, suggesting cars sold here will offer sharper handling.

At 4885mm long, 1845mm wide and 1445mm tall, the Camry is around the same length as the BMW 5 Series but slightly narrower and lower, plus it has a marginally smaller boot, at 524 litres.

Toyota pulled the Avensis from the UK market in August due to poor sales. They fell to just 3473 units in 2017 – 1660 fewer than in 2016. The larger and plusher Camry is predicted to be more popular with fleet buyers, suggesting it could dwarf those numbers.

The Camry was offered in the UK over several generations from 1983 until 2004, when it was removed due to falling sales. However, the model has remained a strong seller in other countries, primarily the US. It has sold in more than 700,000 units globally.

UK customer deliveries of the new model are scheduled to begin on 1 July. 

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21 June 2018

It seems odd that 2 cars as different as the Avensis and Lexus GS are about to be replaced by effectively the same car. I suspect Toyota buyers are getting the better deal here.

21 June 2018
artill wrote:

It seems odd that 2 cars as different as the Avensis and Lexus GS are about to be replaced by effectively the same car. I suspect Toyota buyers are getting the better deal here.

 

If you think a VW passat  is the same car and a better deal than the Audi A4.. then yes.. otherwis//  no clue at all

21 June 2018
mpls wrote:

artill wrote:

It seems odd that 2 cars as different as the Avensis and Lexus GS are about to be replaced by effectively the same car. I suspect Toyota buyers are getting the better deal here.

 

If you think a VW passat  is the same car and a better deal than the Audi A4.. then yes.. otherwis//  no clue at all

 

Sorry but your reply to Artill’s comment really is clueless. They made a good point - you have got your wires crossed.

FMS

6 October 2018
artill wrote:

It seems odd that 2 cars as different as the Avensis and Lexus GS are about to be replaced by effectively the same car. I suspect Toyota buyers are getting the better deal here.

 

Nope. The GS has a direct replacement in the forthcoming ES.

11 March 2019

The new Lexus ES in Europe is based on the US Totota Avalon - a vehicle designed and built in the US for the US market and a bit bigger than the Camry. Previous Lexus ES models were based on Toyota's Camry, but not the current one. Your statement would have been correct about 2016 Camry/Lexus ES models, but no longer.

11 March 2019

Shared architecture with the Lexus ES and simialr sizes. Lexus remains premium and Toyota goes up against the established runners in their respective segment i.e. Mondeo et al.

Being a Toyota it will be very reliable and more than enough for most poples needs in this sector. 

21 June 2018

I presume it's an 2.5 NA engine in which case the extra expense of the electrics will be offset by not having a Turbo.

Love to do side-by-side test against a 1.0 Turbo Mondeo

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

FMS

11 August 2018
xxxx wrote:

I presume it's an 2.5 NA engine in which case the extra expense of the electrics will be offset by not having a Turbo.

Love to do side-by-side test against a 1.0 Turbo Mondeo

 

"will be"...? Set out your case, offer the evidence and back up your hastily scribbled words, or just another empty post, from a sofa surfer devoid of anything useful to say.

 

Again present your evidence that the Camry and this Mondeo are in many ways, natural rivals, other than size. Differing number of cylinders, vastly different power to weight ratios, different types of engines...oh yes I see your point...they are twins, seperated at birth...TWIT

FMS

6 October 2018
xxxx wrote:

I presume it's an 2.5 NA engine in which case the extra expense of the electrics will be offset by not having a Turbo.

Love to do side-by-side test against a 1.0 Turbo Mondeo

 

What a moron...get someone with reading skills to tell you about the 2nd para of this article...where it explains what the engine is...no need to make a fool of yourself...yet again. What comparison re expense is there between those two things?. Sigh...

 

Love to do side-by-side test between you and a hungry polar bear...short but very sweet. TwIT

11 March 2019
FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

I presume it's an 2.5 NA engine in which case the extra expense of the electrics will be offset by not having a Turbo.

Love to do side-by-side test against a 1.0 Turbo Mondeo

 

What a moron...get someone with reading skills to tell you about the 2nd para of this article...where it explains what the engine is...no need to make a fool of yourself...yet again. What comparison re expense is there between those two things?. Sigh...

 

Love to do side-by-side test between you and a hungry polar bear...short but very sweet. TwIT

Only if you improve... your writing skills...... Full stops everywhere is just.... lazy... *&^%wit 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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