If you see the 2018 Toyota Camry on the street and it looks not quite as familiar, don’t be surprised. Because everything about this new Sedan from the Toyota family is new. Assuredly, it is sportier and highly muscular. Just like many other makers, they have caught on with the trend of aggressive styling.
The Toyota Camry first officially existed 35 years ago, that’s a long and winding history. It hasn’t always been the best car, quite the contrary, it has seen its darker time. The name “Camry” comes from the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり), which means “crown”. Toyota appears to have one or two thing for crown seeing how they’ve named their other model Corona. Which again, in Latin means “crown”.
The 2018 Toyota Camry certainly looks different than it used to. But despite its semi-sporty appearance, the apple still doesn’t fall quite far from the tree. Disregarding the front fascia, the dully exterior is a humdrum. But all is excused if you know that the Camry was never supposed to be a sport car. The new exterior is but an imitation of modern sport car. So how about a round of applause for their effort of trying to spice things up just a little?
The 10 Different Models of 2018 Toyota Camry
The more the merrier. Including the Hybrid models, Toyota gives the world 10 different trim levels of Camry. Lucky us, am I right? Different trim level features other than just a different fascia. They too surprised many with the different equipment that comes whooping in with the exoskeleton. First thing first, Toyota is going smart with its Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P that provides intellectual assistance to the driver. It equips the basic functionalities found in the market these days. So there are Collision detection, Brake Assist, and Steering Assist.
In base form, the entire Camry lineup carries a base 2.5 L Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine that tops at 203 horsepower. The Hybrid version with electric motor is capable of pushing the very same engine up to 208 horsepower. There may be situation where neither of those are enough, the 3.5 L V6 version is capable of producing 301 horsepower for more demanding drivers.
Despite having increasing 25 horsepower, the I4 engine hits 100 km/h in a disappointing 7.9 seconds. The number isn’t quite as impressive, seeing how that is only 0.1 second quicker than the previous generation of Camry at best. As for the transmission types available for the lineup, there is a good news for everyone. The new 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission is by far one of the best option throughout the history of Camry. It is smooth to the touch, and the silky-smooth gear-shifting certainly could not get any better than that.