Toyota to bring Camry back to Europe
Totyota will be once again releasing its legendary Camry sedan series in Europe starting in 2019. The mid-size car hasn’t been around in the Old World since 2005.
The new generation of Toyota Camry will assume the market niche of the discontinued Avensis sedan, just like the latter did with the former 13 years ago. The cars will ship directly from Japan – another pleasant news for all those who appreciate the Japanese production standards and quality control. The manufacturer considered assembly in Russia’s Saint-Petersburg, but the works there do not have the necessary equipment to make hybrid engines.
The new Toyota Camry will utilize the TNGA platform and come equipped with a 178hp / 133 kW strong A25A dual-injection engine (“dual-injection” meaning distributed and direct injection performed simultaneously). It will also have an electric motor contributing another 120 hp / 90 kW and a traction battery hidden under the rear seat. The hybrid unit will connect to an electromechanical infinitely variable ТНS-II transmission.
Production of the Toyota Avensis was stopped due to the low popularity of the vehicle. The sales have hit a critical low over the past several years.