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Introduced in 1983, the Toyota Camry would later establish the template for
the modern midsize sedan, setting benchmarks for Quality, Dependability and
Reliability, along with a comfortable, quiet ride. Since that time, Toyota has
sold more than 15 million Camry models worldwide.
"The all-new 2012 Camry
blends an evolution of the car's values - such as comfort, efficiency,
reliability and safety - with a more appealing design and engaging driving
experience," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general
manager. "Competition in the midsize sedan segment is the strongest it's ever
been, and the all-new Camry is designed to maintain its long-standing leadership
while also broadening its appeal."
The Toyota Camry again offers three
powertrain choices, all of which have been enhanced for 2012 to provide better
fuel economy and more responsive performance.
The 2012 Camry employs
an elegantly simple but modern form, emphasizing a wider, lower stance than
previous models. The design conveys an "architectural statement" through crisp,
precise character lines, while a more strongly curved door cross-section and
more defined rocker panel molding (chrome accented on LE and XLE) give the Camry
a more expressive appearance.
Headlights show a more dynamic shape, with
a pronounced curvature of the main-beam unit merging into the bumper cover. Fog
lights are standard on the XLE and SE grades. The rear lamp clusters wrap
tightly into the body sides, with their top sections extending into the trunk
The Camry LE and XLE feature additional exterior chrome trim, and
the SE grade debuts its own lower-body design and exclusive fine-mesh upper
grille section. The SE also features three-part lower grille section housing fog
lamps, along with black sport trim headlamp bezels. The more prominent rocker
panel moldings on the SE cleanly link to integrated front and rear underbody
spoilers, emphasizing width, and the trunk lid carries an integrated spoiler.
Accentuating the new body design are four new colors. Two of the colors
(Attitude Black Metallic and Clearwater Blue) are all-new to Toyota in the U.S.
Attitude Black Metallic blends in a bright blue pigment for an intriguing take
on traditional jet black; Clearwater Blue incorporates a silver metallic pigment
to lend this hue a glassy, water-like finish.
Toyota Camry XLE: Review (2/2)