BBC TopGear Magazine India Car-Reviews — Review: Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)

Review: Toyota Camry

Driven August 2013

is one of the new battlegrounds for luxury car makers. we’re still not the mature that would appreciate technologies like all-electric It doesn’t help that is no encouragement from our all-respectful Still, Toyota has been one of the that toyed with the of electric hybrids first in with the launch of the Prius. Two later, it is back, this with a more viable – the Camry Hybrid.

Toyota the updated Camry in India year. Updated mainly in it signaled the end of the American lineage for the Camry. Toyota got the Asia-Pacific here as it was conceived with the of being more luxurious, the Camry isn’t in the USA. business has been generally what has hampered a beeline for the Toyota in India is that it come equipped with a unit. Efficiency is key for many (even in the luxury segment), and finds more takers.

Interestingly, Toyota has found a way out of it and in the also championed the cause of its belief in electric hybrids. are a sizeable number of its global and the Camry Hyrbid is better at acceptance from Indians the pricey Prius.

So, under the hood is a 2.5-litre, petrol unit that with a 105kW (141bhp) motor powers this front wheel via an electronically-controlled Variable Transmission (CVT). The system is similar to the one in the Prius. It is an unit that toggles electric and petrol power to the driver’s need. Coast at speed and it can be an all-electric affair. the throttle and it will go like the Camry and make less about it too. It’s a transition between electric-petrol or or both together at times. The way to find what mode you are in, is to the power dial that the tachometer and gives you an indication of the power is coming from.

Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)

There are no manual controls paddle shifters, obviously. So in Drive, the only control you get of down in an emergency is to shift the to B, which is for engine braking. when you brake, the power is used for recharging the battery. But in an when you use B, it is used for engine thus giving better


Despite the 150kg increase in dynamics are still sorted. The power of the petrol and electric means that the car feels too. Also what’s is the interior – like the better-looking finish on the dash and ventilated in the front. To top off the luxurious theme, the seats even recline.

4825x1825x1480mm, wheelbase: 2775mm, clearance: 160mm, turning 11m, weight: 1625kg, tank: 65 litres, engine 2494cc/max voltage: 650V, CVT, 158bhp/141bhp, overall: 213Nm

While the petrol retails for roughly Rs 25 lakh, the Hybrid to touch at least Rs 35 lakh. Part of the increase is due to the fact that while the Camry is a lower trim the Hybrid is the top-of-the-line. At that you will have the option of luxury brands from or Sweden, which may look cooler and go much faster. But of them currently boast of part time electric The Camry may not look as cool on the but inside, its uniqueness does that effect.

Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)

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