• 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota was busy introducing all flavors of the 2012 Toyota Camry to the media earlier this week, but since all that stuff's embargoed, there's not much to tell. Yet. But what isn't under embargo is this collection of spy photos showing the 2012 Camry Hybrid in its birthday suit while shooting a television commercial.

The new Camry's familiar roofline communicates practicality overall, but the updated sheetmetal has more crisp lines, with new fascias fore and aft. The hybrid's grille treatment apes that of the facelifted Highlander Hybrid, and yes, those headlights are indeed the ones Akio Toyoda teased a few weeks ago.

In a nutshell, it's still a conservative look, but decidedly less frumpy than before. Now, let's see what changes Toyota's made below the surface to bring the Camry in line with the current midsize family-sedan competition.


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      Clay
      • 4 Years Ago
      A few weeks ago, as part of Kentucky's Governor's Scholars Program, I visited the Georgetown Toyota Assembly plant and got some views of the new Camry. This is indeed the new Camry. The Camry is intentionally styled very plain. It is part of their marketing plan so the car appeals to as many people as possible. Don' every expect an exciting Camry. It's not the goal of the car. The interior of the new Camry is really nice. It is somewhat Avalon-esque. I wiggled some details out of the engineers we were with for the day and apparently the new Camry will be released in October, get the best gas mileage in its class, and will be Toyota's first available car with Entune.
        MAX
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Clay
        Dodge Charger V6 will soon get 31mpg hwy with the new zf 8 speed. zf 9 speeds are on the way for Avenger.
        Darnell Robeson
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Clay
        Did u find out if there will still be a v-6 engine??
          fudunk69
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Darnell Robeson
          Yes, but only on the SE is what I hear
          Chris
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Darnell Robeson
          Yes, there will be a V6. The LE V6 will be gone but the SE and XLE V6 will still be here.
      darkness
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow a fat corolla, yawn but they'll sell hundreds of thousands to the "I don't care what I drive " crowd.
      Dipstick!
      • 4 Years Ago
      New Camry, Y U have Kia Forte/Honda Civic headlights?
      iESmedia
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mixed opinions, but I thought this Camry looks a lot better than the current version of the Camry. Looks less round from the current Camry, better front, but the back looks like it came from a Subaru though.
      James Nardini
      • 4 Years Ago
      someone please wake me up! I didnt expect anything earth breaking and Toyota delivered!! Pity
      avatar-ds
      • 4 Years Ago
      Blends fine with landscape. I bet this was a key design target. And watch how they matched the color to tarmac. Can't see much difference from some previous circa 2000 models though. This is some literally resigned exterior design here.
      IzzyMan
      • 4 Years Ago
      Front (to me at least ) looks like the Kia Forte (and not in a good way, because the Forte looks better than this lol)
        SingleCarb
        • 4 Years Ago
        @IzzyMan
        It agrees. Additionally, I want the finish quality of the designer of this car. ..From Japan ‥ Sorry with my cruel English ・・・http://www.netcarshow.com/saab/2010-9-5_sedan/1024x768/wallpaper_07.htm
      • 4 Years Ago
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      mohammad tehrani
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like ****.
      mithrasgr
      • 4 Years Ago
      It lools loke the Toyota logo is blue, meaning it's the Hybrid version. That also explains why it has a similar grill to the Highlander Hybrid. Hopefully the non-Hybrid versions have a better-looking grill and all of them have a better interior and cabin tech.
      Charles
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks as if this is the current generation Camry, and the current generation Camry is the 2012 model. Toyota really should have done a better job design wise. This thing looks designed by Detroit. Its so bland, so boring like the Chrysler 200. What the hell are those chrome things on the fog lights??! Chrome? Really??? Having that said I'm pretty sure this will be the best car in its class in most aspects. I really expected more from Toyota's design department. They need some classes from KIA/Hyundai, the 2012 Azera looks really, really good.
      travisis2fun
      • 4 Years Ago
      the doors look like the accord before the 08 redesign. weird
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