With nearly 70 per cent of the sub-$60K medium-sized sedan market, the Camry is king, but that won’t stop Toyota releasing a revamped version in April.
Restyled headlights, grille, bumpers and alloy wheels are the main visual giveaways, with a choice of two looks for the refreshed front end, depending on whether you prefer ‘classy’ or ‘sporty’ spice.
Similarly-subtle changes mark the facelifted Camry’s cabin, with a new ‘floating’ touchscreen in either 7.0 or 9.0 inch sizes, repositioned air vents and updated trim. Expanded safety includes autonomous emergency braking now supporting night-time pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection as well as intersection assist, improved road-sign recognition functionality and a child-in-car reminder.
While the recently updated hybrid versions (with the old 245V nickel metal hydride battery replaced by a 259V lithium-ion unit last July) carries over, the 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine will actually be new, while the 3.5-litre V6 will be axed.