Two versions of the Hybrid Camry are available – the standard model and the i-Tech – each powered by a 2.4 litre petrol engine and Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology.
Hybrid Camry has a combined fuel consumption of 6.0 litres per 100 kilometres when tested to the Australian Design Rule standards, while emitting 142 grams of CO² per kilometre.
Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Sales and Operations, Steve Prangnell said, “We are offering customers the space and convenience of a mid-sized sedan, with the fuel efficiency of a much smaller vehicle. Hybrid Camry will appeal to business and private customers wanting the best of both worlds”.
Standard for both models is a smart entry and start system, 16” alloy wheels, leather steering wheel with audio and multi-information display controls, 3.5mm audio input jack, Bluetooth handsfree phone capability, reversing camera, dual zone climate control air conditioning and a unique meter design with a hybrid energy flow meter and drive information to promote more fuel efficient driving.
The safety package includes front SRS airbags, front side airbags, full length curtain shield airbags, ABS with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and for the first time in a Toyota model, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management.
The entry level model has fabric seats and a six-disc MP3/WMA compatible CD changer with Bluetooth handsfree phone capability, 3.5mm audio input jack, USB connection, reversing camera and six speakers.
Hybrid Camry i-Tech adds power-operated leather seats, a premium audio system with four disc CD changer and eight speakers, a DVD based satellite navigation system with large display screen, automatic dimming rear view mirror, rear personal lights, power glass sunroof, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and a rear spoiler.
The recommended retail price for the Hybrid Camry is $48,990 with the top-of-the-range i-Tech priced at $54,990.