Redesigned Camry hits Manitoba showrooms

BY Myron Love . Sep 15 04:00 am

Veteran Frontier Toyota product advisor Margaret Morton is really enthusiastic about the completely redesigned for 2018 Toyota Camry — which began arriving in Manitoba Toyota dealer showrooms at the beginning of September.

“The changes are fantastic,” she says. “The front end is really nice and the new interior is beautiful.”

The 2018 sedan features two updated powertrains — a base 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder and a 3.5-L V-6 with Toyota’s direct, and port-injection system. Both engine types are paired with an eight-speed automatic. (The hybrid model is also expected soon.)

Morton notes there are five trim level to choose from — the base L, the LE (with two option packages available), the sporty SE (also with two package options), the XLE and the upscale XSE.

She points out the new model has all the latest safety features. Toyota’s TSS-P suite of active safety features comes standard in the 2018 Camry and includes high beam assist, lane departure warning with steering assist, adaptive cruise control and the pre-collision system, which bundles forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are also available.

Inside, available features include an updated version of Toyota’s Entune multimedia interface with an eight-inch touchscreen, a 10-inch heads-up display, a seven-inch LCD cluster in between the gauges, a panoramic sunroof, a JBL premium audio system, leather upholstery, a 360-degree view camera system, navigation and Bluetooth.

“We even have one model available with a red interior,” she says.

She reports the new Camry ranges in price from $22,000 to $42,000.

“A lot of people have been coming in to see the new Camry,” she says. “We expect that the Camry will continue to be one of our bestselling models.”