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New Toyota Camry 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Mazda 6 rival goes up in cost following update

An update has made the Camry more expensive.

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

VariantTransmissionCost
Ascent four-cylinder petrolautomatic$28,990 (+$700)
Ascent Sport four-cylinder petrolautomatic$31,290 (+$700)
SX four-cylinder petrolautomatic$34,590 (+$700)
SL four-cylinder petrolautomatic$41,290 (+$700)
SX V6 petrolautomatic$38,590 (+$700)
SL V6 petrolautomatic$45,290 (+$700)
Ascent hybridautomatic$31,790 (+$1200)
Ascent Sport hybridautomatic$33,790 (+$1200)
SL hybridautomatic$42,790 (+$1200)