Toyota has taken the wraps off the 2025 Toyota Camry, marking the dawn of its ninth generation. This latest iteration, exclusively available as a hybrid, introduces diverse options, including front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations, coupled with distinct trims – LE, SE, XLE, and XSE.
The FWD version combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with two electric motors, delivering a total output of 225hp. Opting for AWD introduces a third motor-generator on the rear axle, elevating the power to an impressive 232hp. Both setups feature an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and a lithium-ion battery, with specific details on the battery capacity set to be revealed closer to the launch.
Built on the reliable TNGA-K platform, the 2025 Camry refines its suspension with new shocks and adjusted tuning, promising heightened responsiveness and agile handling.
Maintaining its iconic silhouette, the design features a prominent lower front grille and sleek headlights. Standard LED headlamps, running lights, and taillights add a modern touch. New colour options include Ocean Gem and Heavy Metal, complementing the existing palette. The XSE model stands out with a body-colour lower fascia, trunk black trim, and distinctive 19-inch wheels. Internally, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen (12.3 inches for XLE and XSE) promise a futuristic driving experience, featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
The Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 suite takes center stage, featuring a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure assist, road sign assist, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Opting for XLE and XSE unlocks the Premium Plus Package, introducing advanced safety features and parking assistance.
The 2025 Camry is expected to hit U.S. markets in March 2024, with pricing details yet to be disclosed.
The Malaysian launch remains undisclosed, leaving the fate of the Toyota Camry in Malaysia uncertain, particularly following the discontinuation of the Honda Accord in the region. Confirmation of the 2025 Camry’s entry into the Malaysian market is eagerly awaited. Back in March of this year, it was reported that by year’s end, Toyota would discontinue the Camry sedan’s 43-year run of sales in Japan.