2008 Toyota Camry | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

2008

 

The Camry has consistently been, along with the
Corolla, the cornerstone of Toyota sales in the region. There is a
strong possibility that at any given time, most of the GCC populace
must have at least sat in a Camry!

The Camry has time and again ranked as one of the
most popular vehicles in the Middle East market. It is Toyota’s
“bread-and-butter” car, and so its marketing and sales strategy
is cautious, aimed squarely at the centre of buyer demographics, as
most Camry buyers are not car enthusiasts but rather those looking
for a no-fuss, no-nonsense car that will take them from point A to B.

It features the same 2.4-litre VVT-i I4 as the
previous generation making 157bhp and 218Nm of torque with 3 trim
levels: GL, GLX and the sportier SE. Two transmission options are
available – a five-speed manual and the five-speed auto, the latter
more suited to the character and positioning of the car.

The sixth generation Camry is a handsome car to look
at. The Camry’s length remains unchanged from the previous model
but the wheelbase is longer. The rear of the car features a double
lip boot line – a’ la BMW 7-Series. It offers improved dynamics,
uncompromised comfort, class-leading interior quality, further
improved rear seat space and equipment levels which are second to
none. High quality materials are used throughout and build quality
improves on Toyota’s already high standards. The huge boot space is
complemented by numerous storage spaces throughout the car.

If you are looking for a car that will go on
unabated and are not bothered about being lost in a crowd, then the
Camry is the car for you. It won’t break the bank to run and resale
values will hold up well.

Technical Specifications
Engine     2.4-litre 4-Cyl
Power     157 Bhp
Torque     218 Nm
Transmission     Manual /Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams
75,000 upto 93,000*

* Prices are indicative and
may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms.
Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Nissan Altima
Honda Accord
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Optima
Ford Mondeo

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