The 2018 Toyota Camry will have the most dramatic redesign in the model’s history, based on insider information obtained by TFLcar.
An anonymous tipster who works at the Toyota factory in Georgetown, Kentucky emailed TFLcar recently, saying that the workers at the plant were given their first look at the all-new Camry.
The worker said that the new Camry mimics the styling of the new Nissan Maxima and will come with an optional two-toned paint scheme, with the upper portion painted black. As for the front-end styling, the person said that it looks like “Lexus meets Scion” and that it’s a “crazy sporty-looking family sedan.”
The new Camry will also feature a 360-degree camera and a panoramic sunroof.
Redesigning the Camry is a big gamble for Toyota, as the car is not only their perennial best seller but it was also the best selling, non-truck vehicle in the U.S. last year. This year, despite a challenge from the all-new Honda Civic, the Camry is again poised to lead all other passenger cars. It’s on pace to hit 400,000 in sales, making the Camry the company’s most important vehicle.
Toyota has already added in a level of style and sportiness with the 2015 mid-cycle refresh of the current Camry. For 2017, the Camry continues with the refreshed look, adding more content while keeping prices the same to make sure it stays relevant in its lame-duck final year. Some of the features of the 2016 Special Edition have been rolled into the production Camry for 2017 including the Blue Streak Metallic paint that was exclusive to the Special Edition model.
It remains to be seen how the Camry’s new redesign will affect its sales position, or whether the car itself is good enough to be competitive with cars like the Honda Accord and Mazda6 in terms of styling, performance and dynamics.
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Check out this related TFLcar video where the 2016 Camry is driven back to back with some of its competitors: