Along with the regular Camry sedan models, the Toyota is also going to release updated 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The new Camry hybrid comes equipped with a fuel efficient powertrain and exterior styling is also enticing. The hybrid and other green technology driven cars are hogging attention these days and all major carmakers are gearing up to release new hybrid models.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid – Stylish and Sleek Design
There is no denying the 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid is a stylish and sleek looking sedan, based on the new Toyota New Global Architecture. In fact, the hybrid model looks likely regular luxurious sedans from outside. The sleek wraparound headlamps and taillights are led powered and massive chrome plated grille also commands attention.
The design also has hints of sportiness thrown in. It will be sold in exterior colors like celestial silver metallic, midnight black metallic, Galactic Aqua Mica, ruby flare pearl, blue streak metallic and super white etc. It will be offered in 3 trims- Hybrid LE, Hybrid SE and top notch Hybrid XLE.
The cabin of 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid is quite lavish and spacious. The enhanced Entune infotainment setup is a joy to use. Based on trim selected, the car is equipped with different types of wood interior trim. Default cargo space is 15.1 cubic feet.
Safety and Trims
In safety front and amenities, even discerning buyers will be pleased with the 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid.
The Hybrid LE trim gets Bi-LED combination headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, Black front grille, power outside mirrors, 16-in. steel wheels, intermittent windshield wipers, Acoustic noise-reducing front windshield, and HSEA glass. The cabin gets Dual zone automatic climate control, Entune 3.0 Audio and Connected Navigation, the backup camera, 4.2-in. Multi-Information Display, heated front seats, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Layered wood interior trim, rearview mirror, LED-illuminated glove compartment, 12V auxiliary power outlet, USB port etc.
The Hybrid SE trim gets 18-in. black alloy wheels, Color-keyed rear spoiler, Sports SofTex trimmed front seats with heating, Leather-trimmed sports steering wheel, Embossed mesh interior trim, and more. Top Hybrid XLE trim gets LED headlights, Bright metallic front grille, heated power outside mirrors, 18-in. chrome alloy wheels, integrated the backup camera, 7-in. Multi-Information TFT Display, Leather-trimmed heated front seats, 10-in. Head-Up Display, Tiger Eye wood interior trim. It also gets Three USB ports.
Safety wise, all trims get Star Safety System of Toyota. This comprises of features like Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, and Smart Stop Technology. The trims also get 10 airbags, Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats, Tire Pressure Monitor System, Side-impact door beams, Collision sensors and Hill Start Assist Control.
The Hybrid SE trim gets Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System which has Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams and Lane Departure Alert. It also gets laden with an Anti-theft system. Available packages include Convenience Package- Hybrid, Driver Assist Package.
Engine and Associated Details of the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
The 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid comes with a spruced up engine compared to the predecessor. The Hybrid car buyers are usually more concerned about mileage than luxury or sheer acceleration. The 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force Dual VVT-I engine has an output of 178 HP. It is compliant with Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standard. While hybrid LE trim gets laden with a Sealed Lithium-ion battery powered electric motor, other two trims get a Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery powered setup.
The overall hybrid engine output is 208 HP. The hybrid engine is mated with an electronically controlled CVT setup. There are 4 drive modes- ECO, Sport, Normal, and EV. The Hybrid LE trim offers maximum mileage with the combined rating of 42 MPG while two other trims max out at 40 MPG.
Release Date and Pricing
The 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid is now available for sale. Base Hybrid LE trim is priced at $24,000 while top Hybrid XLE trim pricing commences at $35,000.
Summing it up
The 2018 Toyota Camry hybrid comes with the reasonable price tag and great features. The powertrain has enhancements in fuel economy and rides quality is good. The Toyota has also included advanced safety features across the lineup. You also get plenty of customization choices.