This isn’t the Camry you are used to seeing, either. In fact, everything about the mid-sized sedan has changed. In addition to some extra inches on the wheelbase, a lowered hood and freshly defined sides, the 2018 Camry’s interior enjoys a brand new entertainment system, new apps, and Wi-Fi capability.
If the new look and features don’t sell you, Toyota’s safety game should. Toyota’s world-class group of safety technologies, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), comes standard on every trim, as does a rearview camera and 10 airbags. When this brand new Camry arrives at dealerships this summer, it’ll likely be the safest sedan in the showroom.
Toyota Camry – What’s New for 2018
Toyota is building their all-new Camry based on something they call TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture). It’s the new way the automakers are designing their vehicles as they move into the future. Basically, it’s about making their cars more exciting to drive.
Here’s What We Know About the New Camry…
The 2018 Camry will be available in four trims: LE, XLE, SE, and XSE. If you like the Camry’s new, sportier look, you’ll want to opt for the SE and XSE trims; Toyota’s promised they’ll include “a subtle rear spoiler lip, aggressive front bumper, and rear bumper with an integrated lower diffuser.”
Three new engines will be available in the new 2018 Camry: A 3.5-liter V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection, an all-new 2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline, and a next-generation Toyota Hybrid System. Toyota promises their new 2.5-liter option will deliver higher torque, more power and lower fuel consumption than the Camry’s previous engine. In fact, it’s anticipated to have a best-in-class fuel economy.
As for entertainment, all 2018 Camry models will feature Toyota’s new Entune™ 3.0 multimedia system, which includes navigation and App Suite Connect (listen to iHeartRadio, buy movie tickets, make a reservation and connect to your favorite recordings).
Two new features prospective owners are guaranteed to find useful are available Remote Connect and Service Connect.
- Remote Connect – Lets you start your Camry and unlock the doors remotely, gives vehicle status notifications, monitors guest drivers and helps locate your vehicle when you forget where you park (don’t lie, you’ve done it).
- Service Connect – Provides up-to-date vehicle information on fuel level, maintenance alerts, and more. No guessing on oil change appointments anymore.
Toyota’s also included WiFi Connect in the 2018 Camry which lets up to five smartphones connect using 4G LTE.
The Safest Mid-Sized Sedan – 2018 Toyota Camry
It’s not a stretch to say Toyota is currently the number one automaker in the safety game, all thanks to Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). All four models of the Camry will come with TSS, which includes the following….
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Automatic High Beams (AHB).
- Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution
- Brake Assist
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Smart Stop Technology®
All Camry’s will also come equipped with a backup camera and select models will feature Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Why You Will Love the New Toyota Camry
While it’s true the Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in North America for the past 15 years, it was definitely time the sedan saw an upgrade. The eighth-generation mid-sized car is still the same dependable vehicle you’ve always known, except now it looks far more exciting and hopefully, it’s more exciting to drive, too.
Loaded with new safety features and some cool new apps, it’s hard not see the Camry adding another year of favoritism to its 15-year-long streak. Expect to see the new Camry in dealerships by summer!
Sources: Toyota Canada