The Toyota’s well-known mid size sedan is getting some impressive adjustments and improvements for the 2018 model year. It is the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid which should hit the market very soon. We can say with no doubt that it is going to be the best Camry ever built. The upcoming Toyota will bring its recognizable bold styling and luxurious interior. However, this time we will see a new hybrid unit under its hood and a new powerful battery. The fuel economy is going to be much improved as well and it will get more power and better handling.
Furthermore, this family sedan will offer comfortable ride in spacious and very comfortable cabin. The trunk space will be larger too, more spacious than most of other hybrid models. As for the technology, it will come with plenty of standard and optional features as always.
The Camry Hybrid will be still available in three trim levels. Those are the base LE, SE and the top XLE. Its key competitors on the market will be Toyota Prius and Honda Accord Hybrid.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid powertrain and performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, we will see a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor and a 1.6 kWh battery. However, the battery is now removed from the truck and placed under the rear seat. This engine will be able to develop 208 horsepower and it will be mated to a continuously variable transmission. The new Camry Hybrid will reach 60 mph in around 7.9 seconds. The front-wheel drive configuration will be standard.
As for the fuel efficiency, the base model gets 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. The higher trims will be less economical, and they get 44 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid will feature a completely redesigned look. It will feature bold, sleek and more muscular appearance. The whole body will look perfectly sculpted with nice curves, sharp edges and elegant lines. The attractive LED headlamps will be also available with fully integrated LED daytime running lights. Furthermore, for more powerful look, it will be available with 18-inch chrome alloy wheels.
Inside, the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid will offer a welcoming and luxurious cabin. It is able to accommodate five passengers comfortably. The rear seats are great even for adults because of the ample legroom which is better than many competitors. The materials used in its design are of the high quality and the seats are upholstered in premium leather with two-tone design. The dashboard will get a 7-inch touchscreen with latest Entune infotainment system.
Some of the standard features will include Bluetooth, USB, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start etc. Moreover, some of the safety systems will be a rearview camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid should go on sale later this year. As for the price, the base model should start at around $ 27,800. The SE model should be around $29,500 while the top XLE will cost $32,250.