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Based on the Toyota key development concept, “New ERA sedan,” the all-new Camry balances a sense of power and comfort that speaks of its authoritative driving performance and lavishing interior. It features a 3.5-Liter V-Type, 6-Cylinder, 24-Valve Dual VVT-i engine which provides a maximum output of 204kW/6,200rpm, and maximum torque of 346Nm/4,700rpm. The chassis system is highlighted by the 6-speed sequential automatic transmission now available for all variants. This transmission technology lets ample power pass more efficiently to the wheels, while the sequential shift lever lets the driver enjoy manual transmission-like aggressiveness for a sportier drive. The most suitable gear is selected according to the driving condition, resulting to a pleasant driving experience. It also fitted with a 16-inch front disc brakes, and 15-inch disc for the rear, providing better stopping power. It is also matched with a redesigned 215/55R 17-inch alloy wheels that give the Camry a more dynamic look.
Once seated, the driver can easily start and stop its engine with the push-button feature. The Smart Entry and Start System employ a Smart Key to lock and unlock the doors and a button to start the engine—all one needs is to have the vehicle key nearby. The all-new Camry’s hospitality continues in the luxurious interior equipped with high-end features that will surely give the driver and its passengers a feel of royal treatment. Beginning with the driver’s seat, the steering wheel is made of leather with wood grain material, and incorporates automatic tilt and telescopic system. Giving the driver the full control, the steering wheel also incorporates audio, air condition and multi-information display (MID) buttons. Information such as odometer / trip meter, outside temperature, average speed, cruising range, average fuel consumption and elapsed time are also displayed. It also features a touch-screen audio display for better functionality and style. The All-new Camry is equipped with a 3-zone temperature control system which can be regulated for the driver, front passenger and rear seats separately. To further enhance the air conditioning system, Toyota also introduces its Nano-E technology; an air-cleaning system that fills the cabin with refreshing air characterized by an ultimately balanced ratio of positive and negative ions. This plasma cluster purifies the air inside the car by preventing absorption of mold, fungus, and dust. Nano-e are negative ions surrounded by water molecules. Compared to normal ions, they last longer and provide a cleaner air flow inside the vehicle.
The 2012 Camry passes the highest standards for global quality with its active and passive safety features to cope with different driving situations. The Camry features ABS and Brake Assist System, coupled with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) technology. The VSC detects tire slippage and automatically helps stabilize the car when driving on slippery roads. Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) enhances nighttime visibility by automatically regulating the headlamp beam pattern in response to steering input and driving conditions. Driver and passenger SRS Airbags are offered across all variants, with the addition of side and curtain-sheild airbags for the top-of-the-line 3.5Q model. Exterior developments include HID, combined with the automatic-dynamic headlamp leveling device and auto light control system. This auto-leveling device fixes the illumination axis in accordance with the forward and backward tilt of the car while in motion. Electric retractable outer mirrors are hydrophilic, incorporated with wide view and reverse link features. Upon shifting into reverse, the on-screen reverse camera would show the rear area of the vehicle to facilitate safer backing-up.
The All-new Camry is offered in three variants; all with white pearl color options:
3.5Q at P2,082,000; 3.5Q White Pearl at P2,097,000; 2.5V at P1,681,000; 2.5V White Pearl at P1,696,000; 2.5G at P1,451,000, and 2.5G White Pearl at P1,466,000. Available shades are White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Beige Metallic, Gray Metallic, Medium Silver metallic, Dark Steel Mica, and Attitude Black. Visit your nearest Toyota dealership to witness the transformation of the new premium luxury sedan.
For more information on the All-new Camry, log on to www.toyota.com.ph, contact our Customer Assistance Center at 819 2912 or visit any of the 32 authorized Toyota dealers nationwide.