Toyota Camry Gets 'Sweeping Redesign'

Toyota's Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Camry Chief Engineer Monte Kaehr with the 2015 Camry. Photo by Joe Polimeni.
Toyota's Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Camry Chief Engineer Monte Kaehr with the 2015 Camry. Photo by Joe Polimeni.

Toyota is giving its top-selling U.S. passenger car a makeover for the 2015 model year, introducing the 2015 Camry at the New York International Auto Show.

For the "sweeping redesign" of the mid-size sedan, Toyota engineers "stripped it down to its chassis and rebuilt it from the ground up," the automaker said about the 2015 Camry.

Toyota is giving the 2015 Camry's exterior a sportier look with a wider, more prominent trapezoidal grille. The sedan has been lengthened by 1.8 inches and widened by 0.4 inches.

Engine options carry over from the 2014 model, including the 2.5L four-cylinder engine or 3.5L V-6 gasoline engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Camry Hybrid's 2.5L Atkinson Cycle engine returns with Hybrid Synergy drive paired with electronic continuously variable transmission.

The 2015 Camry's interior gets several upgrades, including a new 4.2 TFT screen and three-dimensional Optitron gauges on SE, XLE, and XSE trim levels. Toyota's array of standard safety features includes a lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, and a rear cross traffic alert.

In 2012, commercial fleets registered 4,155 Camry sedans, while rental operators added 52,768 vehicles. Fleet sales made up 16.1 percent of total Camry sales that year.

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