Slightly Redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry
Toyota plans for a memorable comeback with the 2012 Camry world debut. The manufacturer organized major PR events across the United States with the most memorable on taking place at Hollywood's Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, featuring a New York City themed show with over 200 actors, dancers and musicians. "Camry is the keystone of the brand. Then the cadence comes faster than I’ve seen in 30 years with Toyota,” Bob Carter, Toyota Vive President as the aforementioned source cites. Toyota’s comeback also includes significant plans for the Scion and Lexus lineup. Furthermore, in 2013 the Avalon and the Highlander are scheduled for redesign while the RAV4 will be all-new. Toyota had also planned changes in matter of design for the Toyota Sequoia, Land Cruiser and Tundra and lastly the Toyota Corolla and Prius will be redesigned with the debut of the FT-86. The standard 2012 Camry arrives in four variations: The basic L, the more equipped LE, the sportier SE and kitted out XLE. The Camry comes standard equipped with a 2.5 liter, four cylinder, 178 horsepower engine which pulls an average mileage of 28 MPG. The SE and XLE can be upgraded to a 24-valve, 3.5 liter V6 and its 268 horsepower. Toyota matches the V6 with a six-speed automatic transmission with optional sequential shifting. The V6 SE is the model I had a chance to test drive from the Paramount lot up through Griffith Park to the Observatory. No one will mistake the V6 Camry for a high performance ride, but it provides a smooth and confident ride. I even left a bit of new rubber at the intersection of Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Otherwise, the new visual styling is not overly striking or wildly different from recent years’ – a conservative redesign for a vehicle marketed as a conservative, reliable car. Obviously, the most striking features come in the higher priced XE and XLE models – including 17-inch alloy wheels, sportier headlights, chrome exhaust ports, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifting and sport seats. The V6 SE sells for $26,640, while the L carries a ticket price of $21, 955. The LE is reduced $200 to $22,500. The XLE V4 starts at $24,725, a markdown of $2,000 from last year’s similarly equipped model, while the XLE V6 remains at $29,845. The new 2012 Camry Hybrid also arrived during the backlot production number, offering LE
and XLE models. In the standard set-up, the 2.5 liter, four-cylinder, Synergy Drive engine now produces an average of 41 mpg in the mid-size sedan. Most surprisingly, in this age when hybrids are known as more expensive price point options, Toyota lowered the price on the LE $1,150 to $25,900. The XLE decreases $800 to $27,400. Stay tuned for further updates for Expressway Toyota - your favorite Boston Toyota dealer in MA. Labels: 2012 Toyota Camry, Boston Toyota dealer
Published on Dec 11, 2011
Toyota plans for a memorable comeback with the 2012 Camry world debut. The manufacturer organized major PR events across the United States w...