Alongside an update, Toyota has increased the pricing of the Camry mid-size sedan.
Petrol versions of the Camry are now $700 dearer, while hybrid variants are up $1200, meaning the sedan range now starts from $28,990 plus on-road costs and reaches $45,290 (see full pricing table below).
A Toyota Australia spokesperson confirmed to CarsGuide the model had also received a minor update, with hybrid variants upgrading from a 245V nickel-metal hydride battery to a more efficient 259V lithium-ion unit.
They added the Mazda6 rival’s price rises were otherwise prompted by “external market forces”, including exchange-rate pressures.
For reference, the Camry is available in four grades: entry-level Ascent, mid-range Ascent Sport and SX, and flagship.
A 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine is optional range-wide, with it producing 133kW/231Nm (Ascent) or 135kW/235Nm (Ascent Sport, SX and SL). It’s mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Furthermore, the SX and SL can be upgraded to a 224kW/362Nm 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine, which is matched to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic.
Meanwhile, the Ascent, Ascent Sport and SL can instead be optioned with a ‘self-charging’ hybrid system, which combines a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor for a system power output of 160kW. This set-up uses an e-CVT.
As reported, the Camry’s midlife facelift is due to arrive locally in the middle of next year, with it set to usher in a sharper look, a redesigned dashboard and an expanded suite of advanced driver-assist systems.
2021 Toyota Camry pricing before on-road costs
|Ascent four-cylinder petrol||automatic||$28,990 (+$700)|
|Ascent Sport four-cylinder petrol||automatic||$31,290 (+$700)|
|SX four-cylinder petrol||automatic||$34,590 (+$700)|
|SL four-cylinder petrol||automatic||$41,290 (+$700)|
|SX V6 petrol||automatic||$38,590 (+$700)|
|SL V6 petrol||automatic||$45,290 (+$700)|
|Ascent hybrid||automatic||$31,790 (+$1200)|
|Ascent Sport hybrid||automatic||$33,790 (+$1200)|
|SL hybrid||automatic||$42,790 (+$1200)|