2018 Toyota Camry on its way to the Middle East

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 by

All-new Toyota saloon is expected to be revealed at 2017 Dubai International Motor Show later this year

2018 Toyota Camry

The ubiquitous is, doubtless, one of the most popular family cars in the world with over 10 million sold in the seven generations it has existed. And the recently revealed eighth gen model is expected to continue this winning streak. But the big news is that it’s about to arrive in the region; likely before the year is out.

Set to be sold as a model the new Camry in underpinned by Toyota’s TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform, and will outclass the current model in every aspect. For a start, it looks much, much more interesting. It sits lower and wider than before, while an aggressive new grille dominates the front end. It will be lighter than before and aerodynamics will also be improved, thereby not only making it more efficient, but also quieter and more refined on the move.

2018 Toyota Camry in UAE

Even though the new Camry is an inch lower it will not be any less spacious than before. It will be available in five — Camry L, LE, XLE, SE and XSE — grades, with a choice of sporty additions such as bigger wheels, a rear spoiler and feistier-looking front bumpers on higher trims.

Naturally, this being a Camry, the bullet proof reliability will almost certainly be retained and the fact that body structure is 30 percent stiffer than before, should improve driving dynamics. The one area where it has lagged behind its rival Honda Accord.

The improvements continue inside with a fully redesigned cabin using higher quality materials than before. Expect all of Toyota’s latest kit including things such as a head-up display and a large infotainment screen to control most of the car’s features. Toyota claims, the interior will also be more refined when it comes to keeping out road and wind noise.

2018 Toyota Camry in UAE

Details of the models coming to the Middle East have yet to be confirmed, but the North American market gets a 2.5-litre four-cylinder, a hybrid and a 3.5-litre V6. The V6 is unlikely to be sold in our region.

The four-pot version, which will undoubtedly be the popular choice, now makes 206bhp and 250Nm of torque compared to the current car’s 180bhp and 240Nm of twist. It will possibly cost a touch more than the current car’s AED83,900 price tag, too.


One Response to 2018 Toyota Camry on its way to the Middle East

  1. Mustafa Reply

    July 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Why would the V6 XLE or XSE models not arrive here? They will sell like hot pancakes!

    • Editorial Team Reply

      July 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      It would be too much of an overlap with the Avalon. Precisely the reason it was discontinued in the first place.

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