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11th December, 2011

  • New engine and transmission delivering more power and torque
  • Improved fuel economy and lower emissions
  • More engaging driving dynamics
  • Quieter and more spacious cabin
  • Advanced safety features

Toyota Australia has released the all-new seventh-generation Camry featuring new styling with a more spacious interior and improved driving dynamics.

The 2012 Toyota Camry combines a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission that deliver better performance while cutting fuel bills and emissions.

Built in Australia, new Camry features expanded safety features, a more comfortable ride, better handling and added refinement, including an even quieter cabin.

The new range introduces two distinct looks to expand buyer appeal - an entry-level Altise and three new Atara variants.

Atara models have unique styling, including the lower-body design, a sporty mesh upper grille, prominent side skirts and twin exhausts.

Advanced features at the top of the range include a blind-spot monitor to help prevent collisions and automatic high beam that automatically dips headlights at night to avoid blinding other drivers.

The new range arrives with zero price increases for the Altise at $30,490* and the range-topping Atara SL at $39,990*, which replaces the Grande.

Price increases for Atara S (replaces Ateva) and Atara SX (Sportivo) are outweighed by added features.

Toyota Australia senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said the keen pricing delivers even better value to consumers.

"New Camry has the sharp styling, advanced safety, dynamic driving performance, interior space and quietness, comprehensive features, low cost of ownership and exceptional value demanded by Australian drivers," Mr Buttner said.

"Camry will be a significant contributor to the Australian and Victorian economies, and holds the key to a strong future for the local automotive sector."

"In addition to local sales, Camry will be exported to more than 12 countries, including Saudi Arabia, other Middle East countries and New Zealand, earning export sales revenue well in excess of $1 billion a year."

"It is a great Australian success story,"" Mr Buttner said.

Body, electrical and chassis engineers from the Toyota Technical Centre in Melbourne contributed to the development of Camry as a global car from as early as 2006.

They also tuned and tested local versions to meet the demands of Australian motorists and road conditions, including calibrations for the electric power steering, blind-spot monitor and automatic high beam.

Designers at Toyota Style Australia were responsible for the interior fabrics and colour and trim of the local cars.

Camry Altise delivers 133 kW of power and 231 Nm of torque, substantial gains over the 117 kW and 218 Nm of the previous generation.

Atara variants gain twin exhausts that help lift output to 135 kW and 235 Nm for gains of 15 per cent and eight per cent respectively over the previous engine.

All Atara grades - S, sporty SX and luxury SL - have paddle shifts at the driver's fingertips, delivering greater driver involvement and enjoyment.

Fuel economy across the range is just 7.8 litres/100 km# - an improvement of one litre per 100 km, which means up to an extra 100 km from a tank of unleaded petrol.

Toyota has cut CO2 emissions by 25 grammes/km#, which equates to a quarter of a million fewer tonnes being produced over five years across the Camry fleet, compared with the current car.

Altise epitomises Camry's quality, durability and reliability and is ideal for those who demand a comfortable and pleasant mobile office with low whole-of-life costs.

It has seven airbags, better braking and brake feel, vehicle stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes, a stronger body structure and a new seat frame that makes driving more comfortable.

The introduction of electric power steering across the range, along with refinements to the suspension, has led to significant improvements to handling and ride comfort.

Altise is also equipped with 16-inch alloys, trip computer and an upgraded sound system with six speakers and controls on the steering wheel.

Atara S also features foglamps, 17-inch alloys, smart entry and smart start, reversing camera, dual-zone air-conditioning, 6.1-inch touch-screen display audio, premium steering wheel and gearshift knob and an electric driver's seat with lumbar support.

Atara SX is distinguished by unique rear bumper, rear lip spoiler, sports pedals, sports suspension, black-tinted headlamps and sports leather-accented interior.

Top of the range Atara SL features JBL premium audio with 10 speakers, a 7-inch touch-screen display with satellite navigation, digital radio, RDS live traffic updates, reversing camera with back-guide monitor, blind-spot monitor, automatic high beam, electric front seats and rain-sensing wipers.

New Camry is covered by Toyota Service Advantage capped-price servicing, which has been extended to four years/75,000 km and up to five services^ at $130 per service for the new range.

New accessories include 17-inch alloy wheels and bodyside mouldings with chrome inserts.

New Toyota Camry Prices* (MLP*)

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Altise $30,490* No change
Atara S $33,490* +$1,000
Atara SX $35,990* +$2,000
Atara SL $39,990* No change

Options:
Altise: Steel wheels -$100, Metallic paint $400, Reverse camera $500
Atara S: Leather $1,500, Leather + Moonroof $3,450
Atara S, SL, SX: Moonroof $1,950


NOTE:
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.
# Fuel consumption and emissions data will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.
^ Maximum payable for standard scheduled servicing (normal operating conditions) until the first of four years or 75,000 km (up to the first five services). Excludes Government and rental vehicles. Conditions apply.



Specifications

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Overall length

4,815 mm

Overall width

1,825 mm

Overall height

1,470 mm

Wheelbase

2,775 mm

Front track

1,575 mm

Rear track

1,565 mm

Turning radius (kerb to kerb)

5.9 m

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Length

2,115 mm

Width

1,520 mm

Height

1,200 mm

Front head room

986 mm (962 mm with optional moonroof)

Front shoulder room

1,473 mm

Front leg room

1,057 mm

Rear head room

967 mm (964 mm with optional moonroof)

Rear shoulder room

1,439 mm

Rear leg room

989 mm

Luggage volume

515L (VDA method)

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES

Kerb weight

1,460-1,505 kg

GVM

2,100 kg

Tare mass

1,420-1,460 kg

Towing capacity

1,200 kg with trailer brakes; 500 kg without

Fuel tank (L)

70

Coefficient of drag

0.29

ENGINE

Type

2.5 litres; 4 cylinders, in-line type; 2AR-FE

Capacity

2,494 cm3

Bore x stroke

90.0 x 98.0mm

Compression ratio

10.4:1

Power: Altise

133 kW @ 6,000 rpm

Power: Atara

135 kW @ 6,000 rpm

Torque: Altise

231 Nm @ 4,100 rpm

Torque: Atara

235 Nm @ 4,100rpm

Fuel system

Multi-point EFI into intake port

Min fuel octane rating

91 RON

Australian emissions

EURO IV

TRANSMISSION

Type

Automatic, U760E ECT six-speed

Ratios

1st

3.300

2nd

1.900

3 rd

1.420

4th

1.000

5th

0.713

6th

0.608

Rev

4.148

Final drive

3.815:1

PERFORMANCE

Fuel economy (litres/100 km)#

7.8

CO2emissions (g/km)#

183

# Fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.

BRAKES

Front

296 x 28mm ventilated discs

Rear

286 x 10 mm solid discs

Parking brake

Foot pedal

Brake systems

ABS with brake assist and EBD

SUSPENSION

Front

MacPherson strut system

Rear

Dual-link system

STEERING

Type

Rack and pinion with electric power steering (EPS)

Overall steering gear ratio

16.9

Turns lock to lock

3.12

ACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS

Type

Vehicle stability control, traction control

WHEELS

Altise

16 x 6.5J alloy

Atara

17 x 7J alloy

TYRES

Altise

Michelin 215/60R16

Atara

Bridgestone 215/55R17


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