The Camry nameplate is big in the United States and the all-new, eight-generation Toyota Camry just made its debut in Detroit early this year. Japan is next in line to receive the 2017 Toyota Camry, and that’s the one we will be getting as well.
The difference between the American Camry and the Japanese are quite subtle, but noticeable. The JDM Camry gets TRD and Modellista packages, with both kits offering visual enhancements for the Camry. This include various styling for the front bumpers, side skirts and wheels. The integrated daytime running lights are only reserved for the TRD kit.
The cabin is new but unmistakably Toyota, receiving the company’s latest Human and Machine Interface (HMI) with the 10-inch coloured Heads-Up Display (HUD), 7-inch LCD multi-info display and 8-inch infotainment system with reverse camera.
As reported previously, a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder Dynamic Force petrol and 3.5-litre V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection engines are new offerings for the new Camry. The 2.5-litre four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System is also available, and that’s the sole powertrain offered in Japan. This will be paired to the e-Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT).
The 2017 Toyota Camry sits atop the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the same platform underpinning the C-HR and the fourth-generation Prius. Expect the Malaysian debut of the eight-generation Camry sometime next year or by 2019 when their new Bukit Raja plant is in full swing.