2012 Toyota Camry arrives in Australia
As you probably know this by now, the 7th generation of the very successful Toyota Camry sedan has been out for a while and the Japanese automaker continues with the car’s global roll out. A few days ago the Camry reached Australia where it will be virtually the same as the North American model, except for a few steering, suspension settings which had to be adopted for the local market. There are also some minor chances as far as the trim, color and interior fabrics are concerned.
The car is going to be manufactured in Melbourne where they’ll equip the Camry with a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter gasoline engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. According to Toyota, the car will be able to have a fuel consumption of 7.8 liters / 100 km, which is 1 liter less than the previous engine.
With the launch of this new model, Toyota has introduced two bespoke looks in the form of the entry-level Altise, along with three new Atara configurations. For the Altise, the 2012 Camry’s engine is rated at 178 hp (133 kW) and 213 Nm of torque, while the more expensive Atara comes with twin exhausts that raise the output of the engine to 181 hp (135 kW) and 235 Nm.
The starting price in Australia for the 2012 Toyota Camry is AU$30,490, while the top-spec Atara SL costs AU$39,990. In early next year, the Japanese carmaker will bring to Australia the hybrid version of the 2012 Camry.
Source: Toyota via Carscoop
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