Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: Comfort and performance with good mileage

Rising petrol and diesel prices now indicate that we should switch to electric cars. But, there is still a long way to go in making charging infrastructure across the country. So why not look at a car that reduces pollution and delivers high mileage and doesn’t have to worry about charging it. Yes, we are talking about the Toyota Camry Hybrid, with all these qualities you get a feeling of luxury. So today we’re going to explain what’s special about the Toyota Camry Hybrid in 5 aspects:

The car is priced at Rs 40 lakh 59 thousand and comes in a total of 7 color options including black, white, red and silver. We will be driving the 8th generation model of the car, which will be released in 2019. It has a sharper look than all previous models. Toyota has built the 8th-generation Camry into a new global architectural platform, found in many modern Toyota cars, including the Lexus ES300H. So let’s start from our first point.

1. External
The front view of the vehicle is attractive and its road presence is quite powerful. It also gets LED projector headlamps with auto leveling and 3 LED DRLs for better visibility. Between the two headlamps is a beautiful V-shaped chrome grille and a blue Toyota badge in the center. LED fog lights and a large front bumper are available at the bottom.

18-inch alloy wheels to the side, power adjustable side mirrors with turn indicators, chrome treatment on doors and door handles. The company has made the rear part of the car as attractive as the front view. The new Camry receives slim LED taillamps, LED brake lights and rear fog lights. Both tail lamps are connected by a thin chrome strip. In this you get 524 liters of boot space.

2. Internal
Toyota has done a lot of work on the new Camry’s dashboard. To make it luxurious, seed paint is used and soft touch plastic is used in many places. Speaking of features, the car features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which also receives touchscreen navigation. In the display setup you will see a Y shaped layout. Toyota has also provided a 10-inch head-up display with the new Camry Hybrid, which offers speed and navigation details on the windscreen.

In addition, you get wireless charging, 3-zone climate control, 9 premium audio speakers and 7-inch instrument cluster by JBL for better sound. An e-parking brake is provided on the vehicle. You also get the brake hold function, which makes driving easier on city traffic. The Toyota Camry also comes with a hybrid tilt and a little lunar upper roof, which you can control with the buttons on the roof. The car also has a 3-spoke steering wheel, which offers volume and cruise controls. It also has paddle shifters. Both driver and passenger seats come with an 8-way power adjustment. It also gets a ventilation system, altitude support and memory function for the driver’s seat.

3. Rear Seat Comfort
The second raw of the car gives you a luxurious feel. It has leather upholstery with contrast stitch. The rear seats are quite comfortable and you can adjust it according to your need or comfort. The rear can seat three people, with three adjustable headrests also available. In the center you are given a rear armrest, which includes cup holders and touch controls.

With the buttons provided in Armrest, you can manage the infotainment system, climate control, and rear power sunshade. This feature is not available on larger vehicles. You can increase the legroom by sitting back and adjusting the front seat.

4. Engine and Performance
The new generation Toyota Camry Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter petrol engine that produces 176bhp and 221Nm of peak torque. In addition, the electric motor provided in the car generates 118bhp and 202Nm of torque. In this case, the car’s total power reaches 208bhp and Toyota claims the new Camry Hybrid will deliver 23.27kmpl. The company has this engine with a 6-speed CVT transmission. It has a 5.8 meter turn radius and a 50 liter fuel tank capacity. Given three driving modes: Environment, Normal and Power.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The car delivers very smooth ride quality and is quite responsive. Its self-charging hybrid power technology not only improves the efficiency of the environment, but also gives you powerful acceleration and good torque. You can drive it completely on an electric motor, which gives you a dumb driving experience. What’s special is that you don’t have to charge its battery. In fact, when the car is moving, the battery is charged, and when you apply the brakes, the energy is recharged and the battery is charged.

5. Safety features
The Toyota Camry is one of the safest cars in its segment. For safety, the car features 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability and traction control, parking assist, speed sensing auto lock, tire pressure monitoring system, seat belt warning and smart key reminder alarm. As far as safety is concerned, the rear camera feature is available with guidelines. The 2019 Camry has no direct competitor. It still competes with cars like the Skoda Superb and the Honda Accord Hybrid.

In the Toyota Camry Hybrid you get attractive looks and many great features. Being a hybrid technology, it offers better mileage and reduces pollution too. It has some features that you can’t expect from other vehicles, but some features are also lacking. Even after paying such a price, Android Auto, Apple Car Play, the lack of a 360-degree camera is disappointing. However, its interior quality and rear seat comfort make it a good choice.

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