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2015 Toyota Camry Press Kit

  1. 2015 TOYOTA CAMRY: BOLD IN LOOKS AND PRICE
  2. CAMRY RANGE EXPANDED TO SEVEN VARIANTS
  3. CAMRY IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON
  4. CAMRY VISION: MORE EMOTION, GREATER DRIVING ENJOYMENT
  5. NEW-LOOK CAMRY DESIGN LED BY CALTY
  6. CAMRY REDESIGNED FROM BUMPER TO BUMPER
  7. MORE REFINED INTERIOR FOR CAMRY
  8. LOCAL INPUT VITAL FOR AUSTRALIAN CAMRY
  9. AUSSIE KNOW-HOW TRANSFORMS TOYOTA CAMRY
  10. CAMRY HAS PRE-LOAD DIFFERENTIAL
  11. CAMRY DRIVELINES OFFER POWER WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY
  12. CONNECTED MOBILITY FOR NEW CAMRY
  13. CAMRY ACCESSORIES ADD FUNCTION AND VERSATILITY
  14. ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES FOR CAMRY
  15. 2015 CAMRY SPECIFICATIONS

2015 TOYOTA CAMRY: BOLD IN LOOKS AND PRICE


Toyota has trumped the bold new styling for its 2015 Camry with aggressive prices that have not been seen on Australia's best-selling mid-size car since last century.

Camry's latest upgrade is far more extensive than usual with a sweeping redesign from bumper to bumper and the arrival of a dynamic Australian-developed sports version produced exclusively for local customers.

New-look Camry is also available for the first time with a suite of potentially life-saving technologies, including a pre-collision safety system designed to help avoid an accident or reduce the severity of an impact*.

The scope of Camry's transformation extends emphatically to the bottom line with customers paying up to $5,000 less compared with the equivalent car in the superseded range.

Prices start at $26,490# for petrol variants, which is the cheapest launch price on an automatic Camry in at least 18 years - even though today's car is three generations newer and has significantly expanded safety, comfort and convenience features.

Even more aggressive is Toyota's value-focused drive-away strategy on all grades - adding just $2,500 to cover all on-road costs including dealer delivery and, where specified, optional paint (usually $450).

Camry's hybrid-powered line-up has never been more accessible with the entry price tumbling to a remarkable $30,490# - a figure that includes additional equipment over its petrol equivalent.

Toyota Australia's senior executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said designers and engineers had injected Camry with more passion and greater emotional appeal by crafting a more vibrant and compelling outline.

"This is the boldest-looking Camry yet - and even bolder is the commitment we have made to Australian car buyers by dialling up Camry's appeal and features while going 'back to the future' with last-century pricing," Mr Cramb said.

"The price for today's petrol Camry Altise is just $90 more than its equivalent launched 18 years ago in 1997, the automatic Camry CSi - a vehicle without features that are now standard such as seven airbags, vehicle stability control, anti-skid brakes, a reversing camera and touch-screen audio display.

"Equally significant is that Camry is now available in two guises for drivers with distinctly different tastes: the well-known Camry that is more comfortable and capable than ever and a true sports version that brings to life the fundamental excitement of driving a car."

More than 800 parts in the updated Camry have been changed or re-engineered. Every exterior panel except the roof has been redesigned, creating a more expressive and athletic appearance with prominent character lines.

The hybrid model line-up has been expanded from two to three variants. Camry Altise, Atara S and Atara SL are available with 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol or hybrid petrol-electric drivetrains. Atara SX is a standalone sports model powered by the petrol engine.

The dynamic SX package, conceived and executed by Toyota's Australian-based engineers, elevates the car's handling to create the most agile and responsive Camry yet.

Immediately obvious are its brawny black five-spoke alloys - the first 18-inch wheels offered on a Camry in Australia - and wide low-profile tyres. A new sports suspension provides impressive body control and ride comfort simultaneously while a revised electric power steering system comes with a faster gear ratio for a more connected driving feel.

Camry's global chief engineer Masato Katsumata praised the work of the Australian engineers who developed the 18-inch sports package, which is also optional on Atara SL with silver-coloured wheels.

"It is amazing that this Aussie know-how makes Camry much more fun to drive - what we call 'waku-doki' - without affecting the ride comfort expected in a Camry," Mr Katsumata said. "This is a Camry that will be sought by people who want a true driver's car."

The decision to adopt more emotional styling and greater driving enjoyment confirms Toyota's commitment to Camry, which is now in its 22nd straight year as Australia's best-selling mid-size car.

Camry now exhibits a far more confident style with its aggressive-looking front bumper and grille, pronounced side character lines and low-profile headlamps and LED daytime running lamps.

Interiors are more refined than ever with freshened upholstery and new three-spoke steering wheels across the range. Revised instruments and an upgraded multi-information display on all hybrids and the petrol Atara SL incorporate two-dial Optitron meters separated by a full-colour 4.2-inch thin-film transistor multi-information display. The display's colour animation conveys a wide range of vehicle functions and coordinates with the multimedia system to display audio, navigation, warnings and communications.

While the standout achievement of the Australian engineering effort was the sports version, their input and evaluation played a vital role in ensuring every Camry is suited to local customer preferences and the rigours of Australian conditions.

Every Camry now exhibits smoother take-off, turning and deceleration on slippery roads and greater straight-line stability, particularly on rough roads, thanks to the decision by the local team to adopt a preload differential across the range.

Camry's five-star safety rating is supported by standard fitment of seven airbags, a reversing camera, vehicle stability and traction control, and anti-skid brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution.

For the first time, uniquely styled alloy wheels distinguish each grade - 10-spoke 16-inch rims for Altise, 10-spoke 17-inch for Atara S, 15-spoke 17-inch for Atara SL and the 18-inch wheels for Atara SX (optional on Atara SL).

Altise hybrid has keyless entry and ignition and auto dual-zone air-conditioning. From Atara S upwards, all variants adopt these features as well as a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather-accented steering wheel and two rear parking sensors. Toyota Link connected mobility apps^ will be expanded later this month to provide access to Pandora internet radio.

All Atara petrol grades employ paddle gear-shifters mounted on the steering wheel and dual exhausts. Atara SX's sporty nature is further highlighted by its sports mesh grille, rear lip spoiler, leather-accented sports seats and dark diffuser on the rear bumper.

In a first for Camry, Atara SL is equipped with radar sensors and a windscreen-mounted camera that are at the heart of advanced safety technologies: the pre-collision safety system, active cruise control, lane departure alert and rear cross traffic alert. Its other features that contribute to safety and convenience include automatic high beam, rain-sensing wipers and blind-spot monitor.

The range-topping variants also offer leather-accented power-adjustable front seats with a memory function, premium audio with a seven-inch screen, satellite navigation** and front clearance sensors. Petrol Atara SL has a rear-lip spoiler.

A tilt-and-slide moonroof is optional for Atara SX and SL. Two new exterior colours are offered, Indigo (deep blue) and Ocean Mist (pale blue).

Powerful and efficient powertrains start with the 2.5-litre petrol engine that develops 133kW mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Dual exhausts on petrol Atara models result in slightly higher output. Fuel use is just 7.8 litres/100km##.

Hybrid variants develop a maximum 151kW from the combination of the petrol engine, 105kW electric drive motor and electronic continuously variable transmission, sipping just 5.2 litres/100km## - a figure typical of a much smaller and less powerful car.

The upgraded Camry is covered by Toyota Service Advantage^^ with up to five standard scheduled services at $140 each during the first four years or 75,000km (whichever occurs first).

PRICES#

GRADE

PETROL

HYBRID

ALTISE

$26,490

$30,490

ATARA S

$29,490

$32,490

ATARA SX

$31,990

-

ATARA SL

$37,440

$40,440



OPTIONS
Optional paint (Altise, Atara S, Atara SX): $450
Moonroof (Atara SX, SL): $1,950
Moonroof and 18-inch package (Atara SL petrol only): $2,950


* Pre-Collision Safety System is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Driver should continue to monitor the road.
# Manufacturer's list price is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.
^ Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
** Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.
## Fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02 combined cycle.
^^Maximum payable for standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) until first of 4 years or 75,000kms (whichever occurs first) (up to the first 5 services). Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to toyota.com.au/advantage for other exclusions, eligibility and full details.



For more information, please contact:
Stephen Coughlan
Product Public Relations Manager
Tel: (02) 9710-3059
Mob: (0434) 442 261
stephen.coughlan@toyota.com.au


Mike Breen
Manager Public Relations
Tel: (02) 9710 3341
Mob: (0418) 447 064
mike.breen@toyota.com.au




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CAMRY RANGE EXPANDED TO SEVEN VARIANTS


Toyota's Camry model line-up strategy has been refined and specification levels increased to provide higher levels of sophistication.

Visual differentiation between the model grades has been raised, with unique alloy wheels on each model grade.

The hybrid model line-up has been expanded from two to three grades and the hybrid grade names are now aligned with the petrol models.

Camry Altise, Atara S and Atara SL are available with the petrol or hybrid petrol-electric drivetrains. The Atara SX is a standalone sports model powered by the petrol engine.

The petrol models share a 2.5-litre dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine and six-speed sequential-shift transmission.

This engine delivers 133kW of power in Altise. A dual exhaust system boosts power to 135kW in the Atara grades.

Hybrid variants deliver 151kW maximum power from a fuel-sipping Atkinson Cycle version of the 2.5-litre petrol engine combined with a 105kW electric drive motor.

Power from the two sources is seamlessly blended through a double set of planetary gears that also act as an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission.

Every new-look Camry is equipped with LED daytime running lamps, a reversing camera and a preload differential. Each grade has an exclusive alloy wheel.

Altise variants have a new folding key, 6.1-inch display audio and static guidelines for the rear-camera display. The rear camera was made standard across the range from October 2014.

The hybrid Altise also has keyless entry and ignition, auto dual-zone air-conditioning, hill-start assist control and new two-dial Optitron meters separated by a full-colour 4.2-inch thin-film transistor multi-information display.

The Optitron dials are fitted to the flagship petrol Atara SL (speedometer and tachometer) and to all three hybrid variants, with a hybrid system indicator replacing the tachometer.

Specifications run largely in parallel for the petrol and hybrid Atara S models, including 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable driver's seat, leather-accented steering wheel, two rear parking sensors and Toyota Link# connected mobility which will soon be expanded to offer Pandora internet radio.

All Atara petrol grades employ paddle gear-shifters mounted on the steering wheel and dual exhausts.

The sporty Atara SX is the first Camry to feature 18-inch wheels. The introduction of the aggressive black alloys is complemented by a sports suspension and a faster-ratio steering calibration.

Atara SX also features a body kit, rear lip spoiler and leather-accented sports seats.

Atara SL variants now offer a broader suite of electronic safety and convenience features, consisting of a pre-crash safety system, active cruise control, automatic high beam, rain-sensing wipers, lane departure alert, blind-spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.

They are also fitted with leather-accented power-adjustable front seats with memory function, premium audio with satellite navigation*, front clearance sonar sensors, and moving guidelines on the rear-camera screen.

Petrol Atara SL has a rear-lip spoiler. It can also be specified with silver-finished 18-inch alloy wheels and sports suspension.

A moonroof is optional for Atara SX and SL.

Two new exterior colours are offered, Indigo and Ocean Mist.


# Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
*Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.

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CAMRY IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON


Toyota Camry has achieved sustained global success with sales approaching 18 million cars in more than 80 countries over the past three decades.

Camry is built in Australia and produced at nine other plants in eight countries - the US (two), Japan, Russia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Australia is one of six countries to build hybrid versions.

In Australia, Camry has recorded a remarkable 21 consecutive years as the country's best-selling mid-size car - and remains the segment leader this year.

In doing so, Camry has won more than 30 awards including several "car of the year", "best quality locally made car", "best medium car" and "best family car" titles.

Camry Hybrid has won multiple awards in each of the past three years as the "best family car" and for its fuel-saving credentials.

Total Camry sales in Australia - including hybrid, V6 and imported versions - have passed a cumulative total of 860,000 cars.

Locally built four-cylinder Camry has topped 650,000 sales - an annual average of more than 23,000 vehicles over the 28 years it has been produced here.

Toyota has now sold more than 30,000 hybrid Camry sedans, making it the best-selling hybrid car in Australia - even outselling the legendary Prius hatch.

Camry also dominates Toyota's exports with almost 1.2 million Australian-produced cars shipped to markets including the Middle East, New Zealand and Pacific nations.

Camry sales achievements are almost as impressive in the US where it has been the best-selling car for 13 straight years, and 17 of the past 18 years.

Camry also features prominently in US motorsport where Toyota earned three consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series manufacturer's crowns from 2008 to 2010.

An impressive pedigree
New-look Camry is set to extend the famed Toyota model's reputation as one of Australia's most popular and enduring vehicles.

With its name derived from the Japanese kan-muri which means "crown", Camry has established itself as a true global car.

It was originally developed in the wake of the oil shocks of the late 1970s, meeting a global need for spacious cars powered by engines designed to beat soaring fuel costs and comply with stricter fuel-efficiency regulations.

Camry was introduced to Australia as an import in liftback guise in 1983, winning several "best car" awards.

It quickly moved to the top of its class, creating a powerful brand that has become a household name and consistently topped the sales charts.

The second-generation model in 1987 marked the start of local production. Australia became the first Toyota affiliate outside Japan to build Camry with cars produced at its plant in Port Melbourne.

In February 1993, the new wide-bodied Camry was launched by Prime Minister Paul Keating, who described the third-generation car as "another quantum leap in the history of the Australian automotive industry".

Larger in every dimension than the previous model, it became classified as "mid-size" and took over the mantle of Australia's best-selling medium car - a title it has held ever since.

The last Camry to be built at Port Melbourne rolled off the production line in December 1994. Two weeks later, Camry was being produced at a new manufacturing site in Altona.

Exports to the Middle East of locally built Camry began in 1996. Total exports from Altona now exceed more than one million cars.

Introduced in 1997, fourth-generation Camry was quieter, lighter and more powerful, with better ride quality and improved handling.

The fifth generation, launched in 2002, featured significant local development, including brakes, headlamps, electronics and suspension calibration.

In 2006, the sixth-generation Camry delivered major improvements to interior space, performance and driveability while maintaining its fuel economy. It had greater structural rigidity, more active and passive safety features, improved comfort, lower noise levels and reduced emissions.

Camry made history in 2010 with the introduction of Australia's first locally built hybrid car, which offered seamless power delivery and exceptional fuel economy.

It was the first built-in-Australia car to combine electric power steering, electronic brake control, regenerative (electric) braking and electric air-conditioning.

Current-generation Camry was unveiled in 2011, powered by a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, along with improved driving dynamics, a more spacious cabin, expanded safety features and even better value for money.

It was joined in early 2012 by its hybrid twin with maximum power jumping almost eight per cent to 151kW to make it the stand-out performer in the Camry range.

At the same time, its already thrifty fuel economy improved by more than 17 per cent on the city cycle*.

* Fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories.

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CAMRY VISION: MORE EMOTION, GREATER DRIVING ENJOYMENT


The 2015 Camry was developed for customers who want a car with more emotional styling and greater driving enjoyment, according to the car's chief engineer Masato Katsumata.

Mr Katsumata said the development team was inspired by Toyota global president Akio Toyoda's challenge to produce cars with greater emotional appeal.

"We wanted to produce a Camry that appeals to its traditional customers as well as to younger buyers," Mr Katsumata said.

"As a result, the latest Camry is the boldest-looking Camry ever. The car is more expressive, more athletic and more confident.

"It continues to exhibit the refinement, efficiency and outright capability that the world has come to expect from Camry.

"At the same time, your local engineers convinced us we should offer a Camry with 18-inch wheels for the first time in Australia.

"They developed an entire package - including suspension and steering refinements - that takes Camry's handling to a whole new level of responsiveness.

"It is amazing that this Aussie know-how makes Camry much more fun to drive - what we call 'waku-doki' - without affecting the ride comfort expected in a Camry.

"This is a Camry that will be sought by people who want a true driver's car."

Mr Katsumata has been Camry chief engineer for the past two years, assuming the role after four years as senior vice president of research and development at Toyota Motor Europe.

His involvement with Camry and Australia spans more than 20 years, beginning with preparations for the first Camry exports from Australia to the Middle East, which began in 1996.

Roles in product planning and product management have resulted in regular visits to Australia, working closely with the local Toyota Technical Centre.

In 2003, he moved to the planning division of the research and development department, where he managed mid-term strategy.

He was promoted in 2005 to chief engineer of the European Corolla Verso, which was revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

He began his Toyota Motor Corporation career in 1987 as a chassis engineer after graduating with a degree in hydrodynamics from Tokyo University.

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NEW-LOOK CAMRY DESIGN LED BY CALTY


Toyota's North American design centre Calty took the lead role in production design for the 2015 Camry.

The aim was to create a car with greater passion and a more compelling outline that would appeal to a wide audience.

Calty - an amalgam of 'California' and 'Toyota' - has been spearheading Toyota's design in North America for more than 40 years.

Established in 1973, it was the first studio to be opened by a major motor manufacturer in the state.

Calty has designed or had a hand in shaping many cars and concepts, including the 1978 Celica, 1989 Celica, 1992 Lexus SC 400, 1993 Supra, 2003 FJ Cruiser Concept, 2007 FT-HS, 2012 Lexus LF-LC and the 2014 FT-1 Concept.

The team's success is reflected in the fact that around 75 per cent of the concepts it has created have subsequently gone into production.

In the early days its activities were kept firmly under wraps: some locals thought it was a small manufacturing facility, or even sold T-shirts. It was so low profile that employees were not allowed business cards.

The team developed their ideas and their influence, celebrating their first design to go into production, the Celica Liftback, in 1978. In the same year Calty moved to Newport Beach, where today it employs 65 people in an 8,000m2 design space.

Designs are generated using a full range of creative skills, from sketching and clay modelling to CAD programs and fabrication.

Calty gained prominence as Toyota's status grew in the global market, earning more design responsibility and influence. In the late 1980s its designers focused on coupe studies, leading to the development of the original Lexus SC.

In 2004, Calty opened a subsidiary design centre in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which made for easy collaboration with the nearby Toyota Technical Center.

Keeping pace with advances in global technology, Calty added the Toyota Innovation Hub in San Francisco. Strategically close to Silicon Valley, this was an important step in Toyota's mission to work closely with new technology, social media and design enterprises.

Calty deserves much of the credit for the huge impact created by Toyota's FT-1 coupe concept, which was a show-stealing success when it broke cover in Detroit in January 2014.

The FT-1 symbolises, in the words of Calty president Kevin Hunter, "a new chapter for Toyota global design".

"We see FT-1 as symbolic of an evolution in our mission as we move toward designs that better balance key emotional and rational elements as part of our brand promise.

"Calty will be integral in the movement to bring more emotional, more satisfying and engaging Toyota designs to market."

Mr Hunter was appointed Calty president in 2007 and is the first American to serve in this role. He previously held various design positions, including vice president and chief designer. He was selected as one of BusinessWeek's 2011 Masters of Innovation and was invited as an influential speaker to the 2013 Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit.

Mr Hunter was born in Detroit, Michigan. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Transportation Design from The College for Creative Studies.

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CAMRY REDESIGNED FROM BUMPER TO BUMPER


Toyota has redesigned Camry from bumper to bumper and from the floor up, changing or re-engineering more than 800 parts to create the boldest Camry body ever.

Designers and engineers re-imagined nearly every exterior panel of the car to energise Camry with a more vibrant, athletic style and confident stance. Only the roof remains unchanged.

Under the leadership of Calty (Toyota's California design studio) the latest Camry's styling is more expressive with flowing, dynamic lines that emphasise motion and a low centre of gravity.

A slightly longer body imbues Camry with a sleeker appearance and provided greater scope for the designers to inject added style.

The front end is all about attitude with a completely revised, more aggressive lower grille that results in a more planted look on the road.

Progressive, sharp-looking headlights complement the aggressive looks while LED daytime running lamps are introduced across the range, integrated into the bumper for an elegant appearance.

A new bonnet is paired with a pronounced body line that spans from the muscular front fender through the door handles and into the rear quarter panel and freshly styled boot, conveying a sense of motion.

The sleeker and more dynamic profile is accentuated by a second character line along the bottom sections of the doors that sweeps up from front to rear and merges into the rear wheel arch. Camry's body is 10mm wider.

At the rear, proportions have changed with the body side running into the new tail lamps and wrapping around the sculpted two-colour bumper.

The new LED tail lamps have been slightly lowered and - connected by a decorative garnish across the boot lid - sweep into the tapered sheet metal to reinforce Camry's sporty new stance.

Each grade has unique alloy wheels for greater differentiation. Altise carries over its 16-inch rims. Atara S and Atara SL have discrete 17-inch alloy wheels that are new to the Camry range - the S with a 10-spoke design and the SL with 15 spokes arranged in five groups of three.

Atara SX stands out with the first 18-inch wheels to be offered on Camry in Australia - sporty, aggressive gloss-black alloys with five chunky spokes and 45-series low-profile tyres. When fitted as an option on Atara SL, the wheels are painted silver.

Atara SX also delivers greater street presence through its lip spoiler, sports rear bumper with more aggressive diffuser and the Atara's dual exhaust.

The 2015 Camry is available in nine colours, including the new Indigo (deep blue) and Ocean Mist (pale blue) optional paints.

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MORE REFINED INTERIOR FOR CAMRY


Toyota Camry's grade-specific interiors are more refined than ever with premium materials and improved amenities.

Camry's upgraded cockpit includes revised instruments and an upgraded multi-information display (MID) on hybrid grades and the petrol Atara SL, as well as new three-spoke steering wheels and freshened upholstery across the range.

The new instrument cluster in the hybrid grades and petrol Atara SL features three-dimensional Optitron gauges for greater ease of reading in all ambient light conditions.

The two main gauges are ringed by chrome and bathed in soothing blue-and-white illumination for a sense of luxury.

The tachometer in the petrol Atara SL is replaced in hybrid variants by a Hybrid System Indicator. It shows when the petrol engine is being operated in the efficient "Eco" mode or combining with the battery to produce added "Power", and when energy is being recouped to "Charge" the hybrid battery.

A new full-colour 4.2-inch thin-film-transistor screen, nestled between the Optitron dials, provides intuitive in-car electronics and displays that help reduce distractions for the driver.

This MID offers a wide range of vehicle functions and coordinates with the multimedia system to display audio, navigation, warnings and communications.

It is separated into four zones with a long menu of information, including average and instant fuel consumption, with the latter highlighted in green to encourage owners to drive economically.

Additional information includes an energy monitor in hybrid variants, cruise control speed, and warnings such as "door ajar". In Atara SL it also shows the distance spacing for active cruise control and clearance-sonar distance.

Altise, Atara S and Atara SX petrol grades are fitted with three-gauge instrument displays, featuring grey highlights on the two upper grades.

The smaller-diameter steering wheel fitted to all grades is more ergonomic and incorporates better integrated switchgear for operating the audio system, a connected smartphone, the MID and other functions.

Atara models have a leather wrap on the steering-wheel rim for a more up-market appearance.

Camry's upholstery has been freshened with seat covers that feature cloth or leather accents depending on the grade.

There are five interior trim combinations of material and colour, with two leather-accented options for Atara SL and a unique leather-accented treatment for the sports seats in the SX model.

The reddish-brown "Raizen" colour in the SX seat has been moved from the seat-back insert to the bolster area, accentuating the sporty nature of the seat design.

The three petrol Atara models have paddle shifters in addition to a conventional gear-shift lever.

Ornamentation has been revised for a more stylish appearance. Altise has silver-painted highlights around the instrument panel and door switches. Atara S has a brushed metal look, SX adopts a sports-mesh pattern and SL is set off with a new dark wood-look finish.

All Camry models have factory air-conditioning as well as display audios with touch screens that show the reversing camera image.

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LOCAL INPUT VITAL FOR AUSTRALIAN CAMRY


Australian engineers played a vital role in developing the latest Camry to meet local conditions and customer preferences, according to Max Gillard, president of the Toyota Technical Centre - Australia.

Mr Gillard said his Melbourne-based team's aims for the local Camry were endorsed by the car's global chief engineer Masato Katsumata, who visited Australia on many occasions.

He said Camry is a global car, so the development and evaluation team ensured Australian requirements were incorporated as far as possible into the dramatic restyling that distinguishes the latest update.

In addition, the local engineers were responsible for implementing changes to ensure the Australian car meets unique local regulations and customer demands.

A stand-out achievement was the development of a sports version of Camry - a fun-to-drive variant developed solely for Australia with greater agility, sharper response and a more connected feel for drivers.

"It was clear at an early stage that the dramatic new styling penned in the United States would have a significant impact on the Australian Camry, so we ensured as far as possible that local requirements were incorporated into the core design," Mr Gillard said.

Mr Gillard's team was responsible for important differences in the Australian Camry's upper body, particularly at the front of the car - bumper, headlights, daytime running lamps (DRLs), radiator grille and licence-plate mounts.

"For example, the Australian driving environment and patterns - particularly the requirement for extended high-beam penetration - resulted in unique headlight development for Australia," he said.

"Local innovation enabled us to keep the same shape and styling of the headlights and DRLs as seen in the US car, yet we have incorporated unique internal structures with the help of our local suppliers.

"We also adopted a unique grille design for improved cooling due to our towing requirements and the high temperatures in the Middle East where most of our Camry production is exported.

"This involved relocating the transmission oil cooler and taking an innovative approach to grille fin design to increase airflow speed and volume without affecting the car's aerodynamics or appearance," he said.

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AUSSIE KNOW-HOW TRANSFORMS TOYOTA CAMRY


Australian engineers have transformed the refined, efficient and capable Camry into a fun-to-drive sedan that features 18-inch wheels for the first time.

The bigger alloys, standard on Camry Atara SX and optional on petrol SL variants, are accompanied by wider, lower-profile tyres, a faster steering ratio and a revised suspension system that deliver a tangible improvement in handling.

The president of Toyota's local technical centre, Max Gillard, said his team had been confident from the outset of producing a car that retained Camry's traditional quality and reliability while making it more agile and responsive for drivers.

Mr Gillard said the project began as an 'under the table' development that eventually received approval when Toyota in Japan was convinced it could meet strict requirements for durability, strength and performance.

He said a six-month evaluation on a multi-surface test course in Japan confirmed the car's capabilities, followed by evaluation at a proving ground near Anglesea in Victoria and on roads in and around Melbourne.

"Australia has successfully changed the definition of Camry," Mr Gillard said. "We have developed two Camry sedans with significantly different flavours that are designed to appeal to distinct customers.

"The core Camry is as comfortable and as capable as ever while the new sports package has been developed for people who enjoy the fundamental excitement of driving a car."

The newly adopted 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheel is produced using advanced 'flow forming' technology that saves around 1.5kg per wheel compared with conventional casting, improving unsprung mass.

A Toyota-approved 45-series aspect ratio performance tyre was adopted after testing by Toyota Japan's tyre expert, or 'shusa', confirmed its suitability. In combination with a revised steering rack, the wider 225-profile tyre helps to deliver more responsive handling.

The steering rack is six per cent quicker (15.9:1) than the rest of the Camry range, which required new tooling and new parts unique to Australia. The steering map was retuned to provide a sportier character. It is meatier off centre and provides drivers with greater feedback and a more connected steering feel. A new three-spoke steering wheel has 2.85 turns lock to lock compared with 3.12 turns for other variants.

The sports version's new shock absorber package adopts high-flow valves with two-piece construction. This enabled the local engineers to tune the port shape to provide both ride comfort and body control.

Low-speed damping force has been increased, which results in greater agility and better handling with the 18-inch package. At higher piston speeds the damping force is reduced to provide a supple and stable ride on corrugations.

Roll stiffness has been improved by retuning the front rebound spring by 11 per cent and adopting a thicker front stabiliser bar and a new, stiffer rebound stopper.

Other measures to improve steering feel and body control include a stiffer Teflon-lined front stabiliser bush, forged aluminium instead of steel links between the bar and absorbers, and stiffer upper supports. The front absorber also has improved sealing to limit dust ingress.

The latest Camry range is fitted with a new preload differential that delivers smoother take-off, turning and deceleration and greater straight-line stability.

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CAMRY HAS PRE-LOAD DIFFERENTIAL


Toyota has installed a pre-load differential on every Camry to improve driveability.

It provides enhanced steering feel and greater ease of control under acceleration and deceleration in a wide variety of driving and road conditions.

The pre-load differential facilitates smoother control during take-off and improved low-speed manoeuvrability when turning on normal or slippery road surfaces.

When driving at a constant speed in a straight line on a motorway, the device delivers a more stable feeling when the steering wheel is in the neutral position.

On gravel or rough road surfaces the new differential acts to increase straight-line stability.

The key component of the pre-load differential is a conical spring between the differential case and the side gear.

It applies preload in the differential case during light loads and at low differential revolutions, providing torque to limit the speed difference between the driven wheels.

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CAMRY DRIVELINES OFFER POWER WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY


Toyota Camry has the choice of two powerful yet highly efficient drivelines - petrol and petrol-electric hybrid.

They use specialised versions of Toyota's 16-valve DOHC 2.5-litre 2AR engine family, introduced with the current-generation Camry.

Petrol Camry's 2AR-FE engine uses the Otto cycle. In Camry Altise, it delivers maximum output of 133kW at 6000rpm and 231Nm of torque 4100rpm. Dual exhausts on petrol Atara models lift power to 135kW and torque to 235Nm.

Key efficiency and emissions-reduction features include an intelligent variable valve timing system for the inlet and exhaust valves as well as internal exhaust-gas recirculation. An acoustic-controlled variable induction system boosts torque in the heart of the curve between 2000 and 4600rpm.

Matched to an electronically controlled six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission, the petrol driveline is frugal on fuel, achieving 7.8 litres/100km on the official combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 183g/km*.

Hybrid variants use the high-efficiency Atkinson cycle 2AR-FXE engine, which has a higher compression ratio of 12.5:1 compared with the 2AR-FE's 10.4:1.

Maximum combined power is 151kW from the combination of the 2AR-FXE petrol engine and a 105kW electric drive motor. The hybrid driveline delivers the fuel economy of a smaller car, sipping just 5.2 litres/100km on the official combined cycle with CO2 emissions of just 121g/km*.

An electronically controlled all-gear continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) seamlessly provides the ideal gearing for all driving scenarios. It is a tour-de-force in packaging and weight efficiency, with a set of compound planetary gears performing three roles.

The first planetary gear-set acts as a power-split device, dividing petrol engine power between the generator and the front axle.

The second is a reduction gear for the electric drive motor, allowing for the most efficient and compact electric motor possible while maximising acceleration.

Together, the compound gear-set acts as the E-CVT. It achieves this by controlling the generator's revolutions, dispensing with the need for a conventional transmission.

The use of gears for the transmission means there is no energy lost through slippage.


* Fuel consumption and emissions vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories.

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CONNECTED MOBILITY FOR NEW CAMRY


Toyota vehicles equipped with Toyota Link* connected mobility, including all Camry Atara variants, will be able to log onto the Pandora music streaming service from later this month.

Pandora will be added to Toyota Link apps that can help drivers find a destination, fuel and weather details as well as roadside and other assistance.

After setting up an online Pandora account, users will be able to create their own "stations" using a particular artist, track or genre as a base. The service will then find similar music to play.

Connected via a compatible smartphone, Pandora is operated through the vehicle's audio head unit, making it as easy and safe as using the CD player or conventional radio station while on the move.

The upgraded Toyota Camry range has three audio head units, all with touch-screen displays, Bluetooth®#, auxiliary/USB port^, AM/FM radio and a CD player.

Altise has a six-speaker audio with 6.1-inch screen that also displays the image from the reversing camera~.

The display audio in Atara S and SX models is upgraded with voice recognition and Toyota Link.

Flagship Atara SL has a premium JBL 10-speaker audio with JBL GreenEdge amplifier, seven-inch touch screen and Matrix 5.1 channel surround system.

Atara SL's system also displays satellite navigation## maps with real-time traffic updates, giving drivers the option of navigating to destinations found through the Toyota Link system.

For a small fee, Atara SL drivers can use Destination Assist** to request the help of an operator to find a particular destination. The destination and contact details are sent to the vehicle using the Destination Download app.

*Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
# The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device.
^ Not all devices will be compatible. Functionality varies depending on device.
~ Reversing camera is a driver assist device only and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored by the driver.
## Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.
** Destination Assist is provided for a fee of $2.97 (including GST) per use charged by Toyota Australia. User credit card details are required for use. Terms and conditions apply. Destination Assist is available in certain vehicle models and grades only. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.

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CAMRY ACCESSORIES ADD FUNCTION AND VERSATILITY


Toyota Camry is available with a range of Toyota Genuine Accessories# that boost versatility for owners with active lifestyles while adding protection and individual style.

Newly designed to suit new-look Camry's revised styling are the Toyota Genuine bonnet protector, headlamp covers (made from durable UV-resistant acrylic for increased protection) and mudguards.

The new Toyota Genuine accessory alloy wheels, offered for the first time in an 18-inch size, add style with strength and durability tested to Toyota standards.

Toyota Genuine roof racks provide a solid base for carrying larger items and are compatible with a range of lifestyle-enhancing accessories including the Pro Ride bicycle carrier, ski/snowboard carrier and kayak carrier.

The roof racks are specifically designed for Camry's roof shape to ensure optimum load distribution, maximum contact area and aerodynamics. They also feature a black anodised coating for corrosion resistance.

Bicycle and ski/snowboard carriers are key lockable and offer easy access to items. The ski/snowboard carrier is available in two sizes, with capacity to carry up to either four skis (two snowboards) or six skis (four snowboards).

The Toyota Genuine towbar has been specifically engineered for new-look Camry, integrating with a replaceable bumper insert panel to ensure minimal interruption to the rear bumper design.

It has a towing capacity of 1200kg* (braked) and a towball download limit of 120kg.

Toyota Genuine Interior IIlumination and Illuminated scuff plates light up the door entrance and foot wells when a door is opened, adding style, safety and convenience to the new Camry.

Additional protective items available include the Toyota Genuine scuff guard, bootliner, carpet floor mats, door handle protection film and seat covers.

Toyota Australia's National Parts and Accessories Divisional Manager James Scott said the Camry accessory range offers stylish protection and safety features that integrate seamlessly with Camry's bold new design.

"The range of accessories Toyota is offering for Camry help make it a great choice for those who want their vehicle to keep up with their active lifestyle while maintaining its polished dynamics and clean looks," Mr Scott said.

"The sum of this capable new vehicle together with Toyota Genuine accessories really does add up to much more than your average sedan.

"The protective, convenience and styling enhancements are designed and built to Toyota's high standards and are tested to work as integrated parts of the vehicle," he said.

#Toyota Genuine Accessories are not applicable to all models/grades. Consider the mass of your load to ensure you will not exceed the maximum allowable individual axle capacity, Gross Vehicle Mass and/or Gross Combined Mass of the vehicle. Refer to the current Accessories brochure or visit toyota.com.au for details on warranty and toyota.com.au/vehiclepayload for details on vehicle payload, to help determine Accessories suitable for your vehicle.
* Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations. Ask your Dealer for Toyota Genuine Towbar capacity and availability details.

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ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES FOR CAMRY


Top-of-the-line Camry Atara SL introduces an impressive suite of potentially life-saving technologies that use radar sensors and a windscreen-mounted camera to help prevent collisions or mitigate the force of impact.

The new technologies are in addition to standard equipment across the Camry range that includes seven airbags, a reversing camera, vehicle stability and traction control, and anti-skid brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution.

Camry Atara SL is distinguished by a new pre-crash safety* system that uses a radar sensor in the radiator grille to warn the driver of a possible collision and can automatically apply the brakes.

The Atara SL also gains active cruise control* that uses the same radar sensor to help maintain a safe distance from the car in front.

Another new feature is rear cross traffic alert*, ideal for added safety and driver convenience when backing out of a car space to warn of approaching vehicles that may not be visible in either the rear-view camera or door mirrors.

It uses the same radar sensors placed near the rear of the vehicle for the existing blind spot monitor* that warn drivers if there is a car in the vehicle's blind spot.

Lane departure alert* is also new to Camry, using a windscreen-mounted camera to warn the driver if the car starts to deviate from its lane. The same camera is used to trigger the existing automatic high beam* which avoids dazzling other road users by automatically switching between low and high beam as necessary.

Other safety features in Camry include hill-start assist control* for all hybrid variants to prevent the vehicle from rolling back when starting off on a steep hill.

Atara SL has two clearance-guide sonars in the front bumper for the first time, adding to the two sensors in the rear bumper.

LED daytime running lamps and stop lamps illuminate more quickly and use less power than conventional bulbs.

The new features build on Camry's existing safety protocols which include its strong safety cell and whiplash injury-lessening front seats.

Pre-crash safety system
Toyota's pre-crash safety (PCS) system delivers both active and passive safety as it can help avoid accidents and reduce potential injury*.

The system uses the vehicle's grille-mounted millimetre-wave radar to detect vehicles or other obstacles - the same sensor that provides distance measurement for the active cruise control.

PCS has a multi-layer strategy. When it anticipates the possibility of a collision, it uses a buzzer and light to warn the driver.

If the driver does not brake hard enough, the system will apply maximum braking effort to help reduce the car's speed by up to 60km/h.

Where the system determines a collision is unavoidable, it will automatically apply the brakes, even if the driver does not use the brake pedal. In this case, it can reduce impact speed by up to 30km/h.

Rear cross traffic alert
Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) for Camry Atara SL is designed to provide added safety and driver convenience when reversing out of a parking space*.

It alerts the driver to the presence of moving vehicles that may not be visible in either the rear-view camera or door mirrors.

It operates when the reversing vehicle is travelling at less than 8km/h and vehicles are approaching from the left or right at between 8 and 28km/h.

The system provides two warnings: it sounds a buzzer and flashes the car-shaped pictogram on the relevant exterior mirror - the same as that used in the blind spot monitor system.

Lane departure alert
Lane departure alert (LDA) is designed to help avoid collisions by warning the driver if the vehicle is about to move unintentionally across lanes without using the turn signals*.

A camera mounted at the top of the windscreen, already used for the automatic high beam system, monitors the vehicle's position on the road.

LDA has been tested and refined in Australia to suit local road markings and can operate on roads marked on only one side of the lane.

When activated, the system cautions the driver with a buzzer and by displaying a message on the multi-information display screen.

* Pre-crash safety system, active cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitor, lane departure alert, automatic high beam and hill-start assist control are driver assist devices only and should not be used as substitutes for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored by the driver.

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2015 CAMRY SPECIFICATIONS


EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Overall length

4850mm

Overall width

1835mm

Overall height

1470mm

Wheelbase

2775mm

Front track

158 0mm; HV 1575mm

Rear track

1570mm; HV 1565mm

Turning radius

5.5m (kerb to kerb)

Front overhang

990mm

Rear overhang

1085mm

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Length

2115mm

Width

1520mm

Height

1200mm (1140mm with moonroof)

Front head room

986mm (962mm with moonroof)

Front shoulder room

1473mm

Front leg room

1057mm

Rear head room

967mm (964mm with moonroof)

Rear shoulder room

1439mm

Rear leg room

989mm

Couple distance

980mm

Luggage volume (VDA)

515 litres; HV 421 litres

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES

Kerb weight ^

1460-1505kg; HV 1575-1610kg

GVM ^

2100kg

Tare mass

1420-1460kg; HV 1570kg

Towing capacity

1200kg braked; 500kg unbraked; HV 300kg*

Fuel tank

70 litres; HV 65 litres

Coefficient of drag

0.29; HV 0.27

^Kerb weights are nominal and vary depending on options and accessories body type. Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is the total permissible combined weight of the vehicle, including occupants, fuel & cargo.

* Towing capacity subject to State regulations, towbar design and towing equipment.

PETROL ENGINE

Type

2.5 litres, 4 cylinders, in-line, DOHC, variable inlet cam timing, 2AR-FE

Capacity

2494cm3

Bore x stroke

90.0 x 98.0mm

Compression ratio

10.4:1

Power (Altise)

133kW @ 6000rpm

Torque (Altise)

231Nm @ 4100rpm

Power (Atara grades)

135kW @ 6000rpm

Torque (Atara grades)

235Nm @ 4100rpm

Fuel system

Multi-point EFI into intake port

Min fuel octane

91 RON

Emissions

EURO IV

TRANSMISSION

Type

Automatic, U760E ECT six-speed

Ratios

1st

3.300

2nd

1.900

3rd

1.420

4th

1.000

5th

0.713

6th

0.608

Reverse

4.148

Final drive

3.815:1

FUEL ECONOMY (litres/100km ) #

Combined

7.8

Extra-urban

6.0

Urban

10.9

CO2 emissions (g/km) #

183

PETROL ENGINE (Atkinson Cycle)

Type

2.5 litres, 4 cylinders, in-line, DOHC, variable inlet cam timing, 2AR-FXE

Compression ratio

12.5:1

Power

118kW @ 5700rpm

Torque

213Nm @ 4500rpm

HYBRID SYSTEM

Type

Series/parallel, full hybrid

Output (combined)

151kW

Electric motor (MG2)

AC synchronous, permanent magnet

MG2 voltage

650V

MG2 maximum power

105kW

Electric generator (MG1)

AC synchronous, permanent magnet

MG 1 voltage

650V

High-voltage battery

Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)

Battery voltage

244.8V (34 modules, 204 cells)

Max. electric motor torque

270Nm

TRANSAXLE

Type

P314 electronic continuously variable transmission

Final drive ratio

3.542:1

FUEL ECONOMY (litres/100km) #

Combined

5.2

Extra urban

4.9

Urban

5.7

CO2 emissions (g/km) #

121

# 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 10mm solid discs

Parking brake

Foot pedal

Brake systems

ABS with Brake Assist and EBD

SUSPENSION

Front

MacPherson strut system

Rear

Dual-link system

Front stabiliser bar diameter

24mm; SX, SL with 18" wheels - 25mm

STEERING

Type

Rack and pinion with electric power steering

Steering gear ratio

16.9:1; SX, SL with 18" wheels - 15.9:1

Turns lock to lock

3.12; SX, SL with 18" wheels - 2.85

ACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS

Type

Vehicle stability control, traction control

WHEELS

Altise

16 x 6.5J alloy (steel spare)

Atara S

17 x 7J alloy including spare

Atara SX

18 x 7.5J alloy (16x6.5J steel spare)

Atara SL

17 x 7J alloy including spare; Option (petrol only): 18 x 7.5J alloy with 16x6.5J steel spare

TYRES

Altise

Michelin 215/60R16

Atara S

Bridgestone 215/55R17

Atara SX

Bridgestone 225/45R18 (215/60R16 spare)

Atara SL

Bridgestone 215/55R17; Option (petrol only) 225/45R18 with 215/60R16 spare)

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