Last July, the North American-specced Toyota Camry had its makeover, therefore showcasing a refreshing look, revised interior, and more advanced safety tech than before. Fast forward to now and the Japanese automaker has then revealed a facelifted Camry for the European market. Apart from featuring some notable upgrades as well, this could possibly be the updated look our market’s going to get.
Now, on the outside, the Camry gets a revised fascia, with the lower grille bars dynamically extending to the sides, as it further emphasises its broad and purposeful stance. The changes are further accompanied by the new front bumper, therefore, giving the midsize sedan a greater prestige look to it. Part of the facelift package are the new shoes, which could either be in 17-inches or 18-inches. It is worth noting that the exterior changes of the Camry are quite subtle, which is why the rest of its angles remain the same as before.
As for the interior, the most obvious change would have to be seen on the dashboard, specifically, the previous touchscreen which was integrated into the dashboard was then replaced with a floating screen. Now, this new infotainment system measures at 9-inches, apart from having Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it also features a faster software and screen response.
Given that this is only a refreshed model, the European market still retains the same Hybrid powertrain. While the looks of this facelifted Camry may be of visual basis if a refreshed model will soon hit our country, the current powertrain on the pre-updated version might still be carried over, unless Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) might also consider giving the Camry a Hybrid treatment like what’s done on the Corolla Altis.
The Safety Sense package remains present, with its pre-collision system being provided with additional features on this new model, including daytime front-to-front oncoming vehicle detection, Emergency Steering Assist (ESA), and Intersection Turn Assistance.
Now, the question still lies if our market will get this European-based Camry. Apart from its refreshed looks, we do hope that the entire Toyota Safety Sense package will also be included once the Camry is bound for a refreshed model here in the Philippines, and who also knows? TMP might also offer a Hybrid powertrain this time around?