Next generation Toyota Camry to arrive in the country by 2012
Toyota has just released the all new Camry in the United States, the country where the Camry nameplate was born 28 years ago.
The all new 2012 Camry is a global car, and was revealed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. The exterior of the car is entirely new, though in terms of size, the car hasn't grown, though engineers were able to develop more room into the new Camry.
"The first thing you'll notice about the new Camry is its clean, sophisticated exterior," said Bob Carter, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota USA. "100 percent of the exterior sheet metal is all new. And overall over 90% of the parts in Camry are re-engineered."
The 2012 Camry will be made available with a 178 horsepower 2.5 liter inline-4 engine and a 268 horsepower V6. 6-speed automatic transmissions are also standard in the U.S. market Camry.
In a separate note, Toyota also highlighted that the Camry, which has been called as "America's Top Selling Car", and will be the pace car for the Daytona 500 NASCAR race next year.
The current Philippine market Camry is a rebadged version of the Toyota Aurion sold in Australia. The new Global Camry is scheduled for a 2012 release in the Philippines, though there is no word as to what mechanical or design changes will be made, if any.