Toyota Australia Debut the New Camry Hybrid

Toyota has launched a more stylish, safer facelifted Camry with a revised range that offers a hybrid powertrain in every grade, including the sporty Camry SX for the first time.

The new range reflects the ever-growing demand for Toyota’s petrol electric hybrid models that help deliver on its commitment to a sustainable future while offering customers lower running costs.

The 160kW 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain is now offered in the entry-level Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX sports model and top-of-the-range SL.

A 152kW 2.5-litre four-cylinder dynamic force petrol engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission will also be available on the Ascent.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the focus on hybrid models for the facelifted Camry reflected Toyota’s drive to deliver more sustainable vehicles that continued to provide plenty of stylish appeal, high levels of safety, driving enjoyment and Toyota’s renowned quality, reliability and durability.

“Over the past few years, Toyota has significantly ramped up its hybrid offering with the fuel-efficient petrol electric drivetrain now available in seven model lines – and soon the new Kluger will make it eight,” Mr Hanley said.

“With hybrid now making up more than 25 per cent of all Toyota sales in Australia, its environmental and fuel efficiency advantages are delivering great benefits to customers across a range of sectors.

“The Toyota Camry has long been a family favourite sedan and with its new front end and interior restyle, increased safety technology – including the addition of Toyota Connected Services – and dynamic driving characteristics, it is set to offer even more customer appeal,” he said.

Enhanced style delivers imposing road presence

Externally, the entry-level Ascent has undergone an extensive transformation at the front end with redesigned bumper and upper and lower grille that features distinctive horizontal bars that offer a more refined aesthetic.

Ascent Sport, SX and SL grades now feature wide flared side fins and a lower spoiler that stretches the width of the car, giving it a wide planted stance while the honeycomb grille mesh adds to its sporty flair.

All models feature new design wheels with 17-inch on the Ascent and Ascent Sport, 18-inch on SL and big 19-inch wheels for the SX featuring a black sports finish.

Eight bold colours are available including a solid Glacier White, Frosted White crystal pearl, Silver Pearl metallic, Liquid Mercury metallic, Eclipse Black mica metallic, Feverish Red mica metallic, Blacksmith Bronze metallic, and Lunar Blue mica metallic1.

Inside, new trim highlights give the facelifted Camry a more premium ambience with all models bar the entry-level Ascent featuring a redesigned centre console incorporating a larger 9-inch touchscreen display that now sits higher above the air vents for easier access and better visibility.

The 7-inch touchscreen on the Ascent model  – previously embedded in the centre console – has also been moved to the same position.

Hybrid power delivers fuel economy and low emissions

The hybrid system uses a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine that works in seamless combination with a pair of electric motor generators to deliver a maximum output of 160kW.

The combination of the petrol engine and two motor generators delivers seamless, linear power delivery through an electronic continuously variable transmission that offers ECO, NORMAL and SPORT modes.

Manual sequential shifting is also provided via the shift lever or through paddle shifters on the premium SL and sports SX models.

Combined cycle fuel consumption is as low as 4.2l/100km for Ascent and Ascent Sport grades with 4.5l/100km for SL and 4.7l/100km for SX.

The new 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine offered in the Camry Ascent generates a maximum power of 152kW. Now offering D4-S direct injection and a high compression ratio of 13:1, while still running on 91 RON fuel, this new engine is also highly efficient, returning a combined cycle fuel consumption of 6.8l/100km2.

Safety first for facelifted Camry

Among the safety upgrades is the introduction of Toyota Connected Services, a first for the segment.

Toyota Connected Services uses a Data Communication Module (DCM) that is able to automatically generate an emergency call to a 24/7 Toyota Emergency Call Centre and relay the location of the vehicle in the event of a collision that requires intervention, or if an airbag deploys.

The driver is also able to request emergency assistance via an SOS button on the overhead console and if the vehicle is reported stolen, Toyota Connected Services  can assist authorities to help track the vehicle’s location via the Stolen Vehicle Tracking (SVT) service.

In addition to this, the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features has been further enhanced with the addition of road sign assist (certain speed signs), emergency steering assist, lane trace assist and intersection turn assist on every model.

This builds upon an already extensive list of driver assistance features that include the autonomous emergency braking pre-collision safety system with pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection, active cruise control, and auto high beam.

Extensive equipment for comfort and convenience

Ascent Sport and SX models also feature blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and parking sensors while the range-topping SL further adds head-up display and a panoramic view monitor to give drivers a complete view of their surrounds when parking or driving at low speeds.

All models feature the latest generation multimedia system with AM/FM/DAB+ radio, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and my Toyota apps including Waze and Stitcher (IOS) and WebEX (Android).

Ascent Sport adds satellite navigation with enhanced voice recognition with the SL model delivering superb sound reproduction through a nine-speaker premium JBL sound system.

The Camry is well equipped with the entry level Ascent featuring LED lights, alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, electric external mirrors and reversing camera. Hybrid versions also feature keyless smart entry and start and an upgraded dual zone climate control system.

Stepping up from the Camry Ascent, the Ascent Sport gains additional comfort and convenience features like satellite navigation integrated into the multimedia system with full control via the 9-inch touchscreen display or steering wheel controls.

The sporty SX wears its intention proudly with sports leather-accented front seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, paddle shifters for the CVT and interior leather-accented trim all offered for the first time in combination with Camry’s hybrid powertrain.

As the top-of-the-range variant, the SL model features premium appointments including heated and ventilated front seats, electric boot opening, electrochromatic rear view mirror, and panoramic roof.

The new Camry is covered by the five-year Toyota Warranty Advantage, seven-year Toyota Warranty Advantage Extended Engine and Driveline, and capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km with each 12-month/15,000km service costing $220.

By The Numbers: 2021 Toyota Australia Camry Hybrid

Toyota Australia Camry Pricing
Ascent 2.5 petrol automatic$30,990
Ascent 2.5 hybrid CVT$33,490
Ascent Sport 2.5 hybrid CVT$36,290
SX 2.5 hybrid CVT$39,190
SL 2.5 hybrid CVT$46,990
2021 Toyota Australia Camry Hybrid
Satellite Navigation (Ascent only)$1000
Premium paint$575
2021 Toyota Australia Camry Available Options
Overall lengthAscent: 4885mm, Ascent Sport/SX/SL: 4905mm
Overall width1840mm
Overall height1445mm
Front trackAscent/Ascent Sport 1590mm, SX/SL: 1580mm
Rear trackAscent/Ascent Sport 1600mm, SX/SL: 1590mm
Running ground clearance145mm
Front overhangAscent 975mm, Ascent Sport/SX/SL: 995mm
Rear overhang1085mm
HeightAscent/Ascent Sport/SX: 1185mm, SL: 1145mm
Luggage volume (VDA)Ascent petrol: 493 litres, Ascent hybrid/Ascent Sport/SX/SL: 524 litres
Kerb weightAscent petrol: 1490-1500kg Ascent hybrid/Ascent Sport/SL: 1580-1655kg SX: 1615-1645kg
Gross vehicle massAscent petrol: 2030kg Ascent hybrid/Ascent Sport/SX/SL: 2100kg
Fuel tankAscent petrol: 60 litres Ascent hybrid/Ascent Sport/SX/SL: 50 litres
Seating5 people
2021 Toyota Australia Camry Hybrid
Engine codeA25A-FKS
TypeIn-line 4-cylinder
Valve mechanismDOHC 4-valve per cylinder, VVT-iE (Intake), VVT-i (Exhaust)
Bore x stroke87.5mm x 103.4mm
Compression ratio13.0:1
Power152kW @ 6600rpm
Torque243Nm @ 4000-5000rpm
Fuel systemFuel injection
Min fuel octane91 RON
TypeUB80E eight-speed automatic
Final drive2.802
Combined (litres/100km)6.8
Extra-urban (litres/100km)5.4
Urban (litres/100km)9.3
Combined cycle CO2 emissions3155g/km
Maximum Speed210km/h
Engine codeA25A-FXS
TypeIn-line 4-cylinder
Valve mechanismDOHC 4-valve per cylinder, Atkinson Cycle
VVT-iE (Intake), VVT-i (Exhaust)
Bore x stroke87.5mm x 103.4mm
Compression ratio14.0:1
Power131kW @ 5700rpm
Torque221Nm @ 3600rpm – 5200rpm
Fuel systemPort multipoint injection
Min fuel octane95 RON
TypeP710 e-CVT
Final drive3.389
Combined (litres/100km)Ascent/Ascent Sport: 4.2
SX: 4.7
SL: 4.5
Extra-urban (litres/100km)Ascent/Ascent Sport: 4.2
SX: 4.7
SL: 4.5
Urban (litres/100km)Ascent/Ascent Sport: 4.3
SX: 4.9
SL: 4.7
Combined cycle CO2 emissions3Ascent/Ascent Sport: 96g/km
SX: 107g/km
SL: 103g/km
TypeSeries/parallel, full hybrid
Output (combined)160kW
Electric drive motor (MG2)Permanent magnet synchronous motor
MG2 maximum power88kW
MG2 maximum torque202Nm
Electric motor generator (MG1)Permanent magnet synchronous motor
High-voltage batteryLithium ion (Li-ion)
Battery capacity4.0Ah
2021 Toyota Australia Camry Hybrid
FrontMacPherson strut, stabiliser bar
RearMultilink, stabiliser bar
TypeRack-and-pinion electric power steering, tilt and telescopic adjustments
Steering overall ratioAscent, Ascent Sport: 13.7
SX, SL: 13.8
Turning circle diameterAscent/Ascent Sport: 11.4m (tyre), 12.2m (body)
SX/SL: 11.6m (tyre), 12.4m (body)
Turns lock to lockAscent/Ascent Sport/SX – 2.71, SL – 2.64
Front305mm ventilated discs
Rear281mm solid discs
Parking brakeElectronic park brake
Brake systemsABS with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, steering-assisted vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist control
Size, constructionAscent/Ascent Sport: 17 x 7.5J alloy, 215/55R17 tyres
SX: 19 x 8J alloy, 235/40R19 tyres
SL: 18 x 8J alloy, 235/45R18 tyres  
SpareAscent petrol: Full-size alloy wheel Ascent hybrid/Ascent Sport/SX/SL: Temporary spare wheel
2021 Toyota Australia Camry Hybrid

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