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Toyota is all set to launch the new Camry on the 24th of this month. The launch will happen in New Delhi. The components of the car will be imported and assembled at the Toyota’s plant in Bangalore. Camry, which is one of the largest selling cars globally for Toyota, was introduced in India as a completely built unit from Japan. Toyota currently has two manufacturing plants in India with a total production capacity of 3,00,000 units. Although, these plants are dedicated for manufacturing and assembling the Innova, Fortuner, Etios, Etios Liva and Corolla Altis. But as per the company officials, there is enough space for assembling Camry too. Toyota’s proposed engine plant in Bangalore too would start production this month.
Read Our 2012 Toyota Camry Review
The 2012 Toyota Camry comes with two engine options for the customers. One is the 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine that produces peak power of 178 BHP and torque of 230 Nm. It offers a fuel efficiency of 10.63 km/l in city and 14.88 km/l on the highway. The second one is the 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces a peak power output of 268 HP and torque of 336 Nm. The fuel efficiency of the same is 8.93 km/l in the city and 12.75 km/l on the highway. Other features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. These ensure safety for the passengers.
Toyota might not be selling many units of the Camry in India, even though the company is looking at pricing it aggressively. With only a petrol heart, the Camry won’t appeal to the major chunk of diesel buying audience. Infact the demand for petrol powered cars in this segment is so low, that the Honda Accord is struggling and Volkswagen has chosen to offer only a diesel engined Passat in India. Will the Camry outsell its rivals, we certainly don’t think so. But Toyota will definitely be content selling 100 odd units a month.
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