The new, facelifted 2015Toyota Camry
Hybrid has just been launched in Thailand in a total of six variants, with prices set at (RM conversions are direct, not including local taxes etc.):
2.5L Hybrid Premium: 1,899,000 Baht (RM215,600)2.5L Hybrid Navigator: 1,729,000 Baht (RM196,500)2.5L Hybrid CD: 1,679,000 Baht (RM190,600)2.5G 1,569,000 Baht (RM178,300)2.0G Extremo: 1,429,000 Baht (RM162,280)2.0G: 1,319,000 Baht (RM149,800)Locally, UMW Toyota Motor, the official distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, will soon have its own launch event to unveil the car to Malaysians in its own variants and prices, but until then, here’s a quick look at what our neighbours get first.
2.0-litre Camry: No more four-speed + new engines for Thailand
The new Camry adopts a whole new, more aggressive exterior designs, but more interestingly, it is confirmed now that the Thai market, where we get our CKD kits from, will get the all-new 2.0-litre VVT-iW four-cylinder engine that replaces the outgoing 2.0-litre VVT-i we have still.
The additional ‘W’ in the engine’s name simply stands for ‘Wide,’ which refers to its ability to expand the intake valves operating angle where necessary. The engine is then able to switch between the conventional Otto cycle operation to an Atkinson cycle to best maximise performance and fuel efficiency.
Also different for the Thai-market Camry is that the 2.0-litre mill (codenamed 6AR-FE) is no longer paired with a four-speed Super ECT transmission, in favour of a six-speed auto with sequential shifter.
Performance figures for the Thai 2.0 variants are now 167PS and 199Nm of torque, against the previous 148PS and 190Nm of torque. However, while there will be an increase in power when our new Camry 2.0 gets here, figures aren’t for certain identical, given the different grades of fuel offered in Thailand to here in Malaysia.
Consumption benefits of the all-new 2.0-litre VVT-iW and its new six-speed auto transmission translate to a claimed 13% increase in fuel efficiency.