Toyota says big things are in store for the redesigned 2012 Camry, and the vehicle is nearly ready to show its face to the world. The mid-sized sedan isn't quite ready yet, however, and our spy photographers have captured the camo-wearing four-doors making their way around the desert.

We've been promised a more dynamic looking Camry the next time out, and the angles cut around the nose look sharper than recent generations. Still, it's just speculation at this point, because that camouflage is doing a pretty good job of hiding what lies beneath. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too much longer to see the updated sedan, as it's slated to hit dealer lots this fall.


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      cpmanx
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a Camry. What did you expect? It's the car that in the last year of its current model run was still outselling the much-hyped Sonata nearly 2 to 1 (before the tsunami scrambled everything, that is). Toyota has every incentive to keep the Camry bland and functional, exactly as it is now. Probably the styling will take on a very slightly more sporting character, as happened with the current, outgoing model. Judging from the lines of this prototype, the design changes won't be dramatic--again, no surprise. The real question is whether Toyota will make any notable advances in driving dynamics, performance, and economy with the new Camry. Won't learn that from a spy shot, unfortunately.
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as they don't have the stupid nose on the car is should be an improvement.
      Danny Eckel
      • 3 Years Ago
      I understand Toyota and Honda have reliable, smooth powertrains. But it seems like they're resting on their loins. Honda kept the same power train for the civic, it's hinting CR-V will carry over and it's speculated toyota's power trains will be the same. Hyundai and Ford seem to moving a lot quicker in terms of new engines and transmission options.
      K Gav
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great, all the Toyota corporate shills are out in full force today to peddle their latest tupperware. Look, guys, you are worried too much. The senior citizens that buy your products don't frequent car sites.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @K Gav
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        • 3 Years Ago
        @K Gav
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          K Gav
          • 3 Years Ago
          What does this have to do with Toyota tupperware?
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      The overall shape is still recognizably generic, bland Toyota. I mean, just look at the shape of the rear windows and boot lid.
      AP1_S2K
      • 3 Years Ago
      did they want to become the biggest so that they can put more people to sleep with their lame, tired, boring a** designs....zZzZZzz Not to mention how horrendous the new GS is going to be.
        wtrmlnjuc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AP1_S2K
        so you're judging a car that has not even been publicly released yet, and also by its UNDER CAMOFLAUGE? (Caps were used to get my point across, draw attention to that word, etc.)
          AP1_S2K
          • 3 Years Ago
          @wtrmlnjuc
          yea, you put a big fat lady under a tarp, and it's not like it's going to disguise her as some hot chic.... i mean HOT CHIC.
      Doug
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks great... The camouflage treatment really hides the ugly...
      K Gav
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks atrociously ugly.
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      Old people everywhere are trying to find their depends to contain the excitement.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
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          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mazda: unfortunately for us, "most" people do want a refrigerator for a car. Or maybe it's fortunate - if everyone bought the "cool" cars they wouldn't be cool any more, now would they?
          MazdaSpeeder
          • 3 Years Ago
          Not everyone wants to drive a refrigerator either. Cars should be more than an appliance.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enthusiasts might not care about this car, but that doesn't negate the fact that this will probably be one of the biggest introductions in the car biz this year. The Camry sells in HUGE volumes and a lot is riding on this next-gen model. I for one am interested in seeing what they come up with and see if Mr. Toyoda's pledge to inject a little more excitement into their cars is more than just lip service. No one is expecting some amazing sportscar, but something a little more interesting and fun than a toaster would be nice.
        joe23521
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I really don't think that Camry buyers care AT ALL about interesting and fun factors. They want comfort, reliability and non-offensiveness. In other words, boring. IMO, it would be stupid of Toyota to mess with that formula. And I don't think they ever will.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @joe23521
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          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @joe23521
          You're absolutely right. That's why VW copied the Toyota strategy.
          Teko
          • 3 Years Ago
          @joe23521
          You keep the loyal customers, but you don't gain new ones. Hyundai & KIA designs kept loyal (the few they had) and gained CRAP load of new ones.
        Zoom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Americans like toasters.
        bchreng
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        In the meantime, Hyundai's Sonata seem to be selling like hotcakes. I see loads of them here in SoCal.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bchreng
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      may2nic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fairly conservative as one would expect from toyota. We all appreciate what hyundai is trying to do but i think over-designing a mass market car makes it look outdated within a short time. The sonata is one such example. Extremely stylish car designs should be reserved for more exclusive and rare cars.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @may2nic
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      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like how Toyota and Honda keep their designs under wraps until the last possible moment, unlike Ford/GM/Chrysler who release designs years before we see them in dealers, by which time they look stale.
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