2015 TOYOTA CAMRY REVEALED
When Toyota revealed it would show an updated Camry this month, the carmaker promised to challenge "conventional expectations of a mid-cycle model change". It wasn't wrong.
Looking like an all-new model, the refreshed 11th-generation Camry gets new headlights, a new grille and bumper, new doors, a new glasshouse and… the list goes on.
For 2015, the ‘just about brand-new’ Camry takes its styling cues from across the range, with most of its influences taken from the US-market Corolla and Avalon models.
A number of styling tweaks have also been made in the cabin, with a revised steering wheel, centre-stack and console all appearing, along with new satin accents for a more premium look.
Toyota says there is some 2000 new parts in the 2015 Camry, all going towards the top-selling sedan’s new look.
Mechanically, the Camry remains largely unchanged, meaning Australian models will continue with the current 2.5 litre petrol and petrol-electric hybrid options.
Toyota's local arm has confirmed we can expect to see the refreshed Camry make its Australian debut in 2015, although specific timing is still to be finalised.
As with the current model, the updated Camry will continue to be built in Australia, seeing out the company's local manufacturing operations that are scheduled to end in 2017.
“As a result of the decision, (to end Australian manufacturing) the major facelift vehicle, otherwise known as Big Minor Change Camry, will be the last car we produce in the plant,” Toyota Australia president Max Yasuda said in February.
The Camry remains the best selling car in the US market - a title it has held for 12 years.
And, with 4983 year-to-date sales at the end of March (up from 3932 in 2013), it is also Australia’s most popular midsized car. Next in line is Mazda’s new 6, with 1698 sales.