It may have taken a while, but the facelifted Toyota Camry has finally made its way to the ASEAN region. Following its debut in Europe last November, the refreshed Camry was recently launched in Thailand.
Compared to the outgoing model, the changes on the 2022 Camry are subtle. If you don't look closely, you could easily mistake it as the pre-facelift model. Most of the changes are found in the front. Toyota slightly reworked the front bumper and grille. The automaker also added a chrome trim that runs the edge of the center intake. The redesigned front end gives the sedan a more premium look compared to before.
Along the side, the only visual change is the new 18-inch multispoke wheels. The rest of the Camry's exterior is carried over from the pre-facelift model and remains unchanged. Interestingly, the top-spec variant in Thailand does come with a sunroof.
Similar to the exterior, the interior of the 2022 Camry is mostly carried over from the outgoing model. According to Toyota Thailand, the cabin is lined with new leather material, making it feel more upscale and comfier. Placed at the center is a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Toyota Safety Sense is available on higher-trim variants.
Meanwhile, passengers in the back will feel a lot more comfortable as the rear seats are now electronically adjustable. A digital control panel then allows passengers to adjust various parameters and even allows them to open the doors automatically.
In Thailand, the 2022 Camry will be available with two powertrains. The first is a 2.5-liter inline-four that produces 209 horsepower and 250 Nm torque that's paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The other is a hybrid that uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that's paired with an electric motor. It produces a combined output of 211 horsepower. This setup is paired with an E-CVT.
Following the Camry's debut in Thailand, expect the executive sedan to make its way to the Philippines very soon. Toyota Motor Philippines is still quiet about the 2022 Camry's local debut, but we might see it here next month or early next year.