Toyota revealed the ninth-gen Toyota Camry and Camry hybrid for the global markets, A possible India launch might happen in late 2024
Toyota unveiled the latest iteration of its Camry sedan at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, marking the ninth generation of this mid-size sedan. The debut occurred alongside the 2025 Crown Signia SUV which presents a significant departure from its predecessor. Notably, this model will be exclusively available in hybrid form in the United States. It offers buyers a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive across four trims: LE, SE, XLE, and XSE.
In terms of aesthetics, the ninth-gen Camry undergoes a notable transformation that aligns with Toyota’s contemporary design language and draws inspiration from other models in the brand’s lineup, such as the new Prius and the recently unveiled Crown sedan. Key design elements include the distinctive C-shaped DRLs integrated into new headlamps and a prominent grille upfront. While retaining the traditional Camry silhouette, the rear features refreshed taillamps.
The interior receives a revamped layout, incorporating a new digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, with display sizes ranging from 8 inches to 12.3 inches based on the selected trim. The higher-tier XLE and XSE variants boast a 10-inch head-up display. Toyota offers a variety of interior colour schemes, including a sporty red-on-black option for the XSE variant.
Noteworthy features include a smart key with a push-to-start button, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear air vents, driver’s memory seat, automatic rain-sensing wipers, and memory side-view mirrors on the XLE trim. Additionally, customers can opt for a power tilt and slide panoramic roof with a power-retractable sunshade on the XLE and XSE variants.
On the safety front, the ninth-gen Toyota Camry is equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 suite with advanced functionalities like a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and proactive driving assist. The XLE and XSE grades further offer traffic jam assist, front-cross traffic alert, and lane change assist, along with a panoramic view monitor with front and rear parking assist and automatic braking.
The highlight of the new Camry is its innovative powertrain which combines a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with two or three electric motors based on the drive configuration. In the front-wheel-drive version, two motors generate 223 bhp and power the front wheels, while the all-wheel-drive configuration incorporates an additional motor for the rear wheels, resulting in a combined output of 230 bhp.
Price & India Launch
Although Toyota currently retails the previous generation Camry hybrid in India, priced at Rs 46.17 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), there is anticipation that the ninth generation will eventually make its way to the Indian market. However, a premium pricing over the outgoing model can be expected.