By the appearance of the eighth international generation Toyota Camry in 2011, the total sales of models of this brand reached 15 million units. This was facilitated by the successful launch of production in many countries, including Russia, where the demand for the model is traditionally high and for many years it has held high places in sales ratings. The overall dimensions of the new generation Camry remained the same. Externally, the model has undergone significant changes in favor of more fashionable trends. Some improvements have affected the internal content. The free space for the driver and passengers has increased, the doors have become wider and open at a larger angle. A decent sized windshield provides better visibility.
In Russia, the model provides for a fairly wide variety of trim levels, which was not in previous generations. Standard equipment includes front and rear fog lights, alloy wheels (including a full-size spare wheel), electric power steering, heated front seats, a light sensor, full power accessories, fabric upholstery, wood inserts, a parking radar, an optitron instrument panel with multifunctional display. The interior is well designed, in addition, there is a rich set of drawers and containers for various items. The Rain standard, an auto-dimming interior mirror, a color multi-function display on the center console, and Bluetooth are also offered as standard equipment. Starting with a complete set Classic - seats with leather upholstery, front with electric, air ionizer, cruise control. Elegance is equipped with chrome-plated external door handles, larger wheels, auto-corrected xenon headlights. In the Prestige and Lux trim levels, the second-row seats are electrically adjustable in two directions, electrically heated and divided in the proportion 40/20/40, the audio control buttons are displayed on the steering wheel. In addition, in the Lux complete set, the steering column is also equipped with an electric drive (by tilt angle and reach).
The new generation Toyota Camry is represented by three power units. For this generation, in standard and classic trim levels, a 2.0-liter 1AZ-FE engine with a capacity of 148 liters became available. with. - A budget option complete with a conventional 4-speed automatic transmission. For complete sets Comfort and higher, a 2.5-liter 2AR-FE, a new generation engine with 180 hp is offered. and torque of 240 Nm. For the most expensive versions - a 3.5-liter 2GR-FE with a capacity of 249 hp Both of these motors are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The suspension is the same - MacPherson strut front and double wishbone on trailing and wishbones with MacPherson struts at the rear. Compared with the previous generation, the suspension has become stiffer, the car is less prone to felling and roll in turns. This is achieved not only through the settings, but also through the use of a more powerful front stabilizer. Thanks to technological solutions, the Toyota Camry body has become stronger and a bit lighter.
A high safety class provides a serious set of airbags - now there are ten of them, including side airbags that provide protection along the entire length of the cabin; added pillows for the knees of passengers and side for the back row. Active head restraints reduce the risk of serious injuries to the cervical spine. No less serious set of active systems as standard: ABS with brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake booster, Electronic Stability Program (VSC), traction control (TRC).
Of the minuses, the main one - Toyota Camry has always been a leader in the list of hijackings. This is a natural reflection of the fact that this model is considered one of the most popular on the market, due to the optimal ratio of price and quality. Considering the technical stuffing and the comfort level of the new Camry, this generation sets a new standard for consumer performance standards.