Toyota Camry (XV50)

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Toyota Camry (XV50)
2014 Toyota Camry (ASV50R) Atara S sedan (2015-05-29) 01.jpg
Camry Atara S (Australia)
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Also called
  • Daihatsu Altis (Prestige, Japan; 2012–2017)
  • Toyota Aurion (Prestige, Australia; 2012–2017)
Production
  • August 2011[1] – May 2017 (Japan, US)
  • October 2011 – October 2017 (Australia)
  • November 2011 – March 2018 (Russia)
  • February 2012 – August 2017 (Aurion)
  • March 2012 – September 2018 (Thailand)
  • May 2012 – October 2018 (Malaysia)
  • July 2012 – March 2019 (Vietnam)
  • August 2012 – November 2018 (India)
Model years2012–2017
Assembly
Designer
  • Hirotada Kobayashi and Tomonori Matsumoto (regular: 2009)[3]
  • Kentarou Asakura (sports version, regular: 2009)[4]
  • Hirofumi Fukui and Kazumi Kowaki (prestige: 2009)[5]
  • Keisuke Matsuno (hybrid version, prestige: 2009)[6]
  • Matt Sperling and Kengo Iwanaga (facelift, regular: 2012)[7]
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size car
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive
PlatformToyota K platform
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,775 mm (109.3 in)
Length
  • 4,850 mm (190.9 in) (US & Asia)
  • 4,820 mm (189.8 in)
Width1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Height1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Curb weight
  • 1,447 kg (3,190 lb) (LE)
  • 1,470 kg (3,240 lb) (SE)
  • 1,540 kg (3,395 lb) (XLE V6)
  • 1,551 kg (3,420 lb) (SE V6)
Chronology
Predecessor
SuccessorToyota Camry (XV70)

The Toyota Camry (XV50) is a mid-size car that has been produced by Toyota from August 2011 to March 2019. Replacing the XV40 series, the XV50 represents the seventh generation of the Toyota Camry in all markets outside Japan, which follows a different generational lineage.

North American version
Asian version

Development[edit]

The XV50 Camry was introduced on 23 August 2011 and made its debut in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on 27 August 2011. It was released in Japan on 5 September 2011 and in the U.S. later that same month.[8] The interior received a major restyling, while the exterior received all-new sheet metal and more angular styling. Power options are the 2.5-liter 2AR-FE 4-cylinder and the 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6. The power output for the 2AR-FE was increased to 133 kW (178 hp) across the entire vehicle lineup while the power output for the V6 remained unchanged. EPA fuel economy numbers for both engines increased, with the V6 engine increased to 11 L/100 km; 25 mpg‑imp (21 mpg‑US) city cycle, 8 L/100 km; 36 mpg‑imp (30 mpg‑US) highway cycle and the 4-cylinder having 9 L/100 km; 30 mpg‑imp (25 mpg‑US) city cycle and 7 L/100 km; 42 mpg‑imp (35 mpg‑US) highway cycle.[9] The engine produces 230 N⋅m (170 lbf⋅ft) of torque. Despite similar exterior dimensions with the XV40 Camry, Toyota was able to increase the interior volume by restyling the interior panels so that they followed the contour of the exterior panels.

The XV50 Camry is the first Camry to be offered in the U.S. without a manual transmission. The U.S. Camry has a 6-speed automatic transmission, with SE models featuring paddle shifters for manual shifts. CVT is still offered on hybrid models. In Japan, the XV50 Camry is exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store locations.

The 2013 model year Camry was released in Japan on 3 September 2012, but was delayed in the U.S. until late January 2013 due to power shortages in Japan caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. For the first time, the Japanese market Camry did not use the "regular" Camry design used for the U.S. and Australian models. Instead, it adopts the "prestige" Camry or Aurion design that Southeast Asia and China have received.

Equipment[edit]

United States[edit]

The SE model is fitted with a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels (with 18-inch alloys on V6 models), fog lamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sport seats and shift paddles to differentiate it from the XLE.

Prices in the U.S. start at US$21,955. The SE, XLE trims and the hybrid had no price change or a reduction of between $200 and $2000 with respect to the previous year. The Camry LE received a price increase of $710, while the new base level Camry L was introduced to the lineup.[10]

Engines[edit]

Type Model years Power Torque
2494 cc 2AR-FE inline-four 2012–2017 178 bhp (133 kW) @ 6000 rpm 171.85 lb⋅ft (233 N⋅m) @ 4100 rpm
2494 cc 2AR-FXE inline-four (hybrid) 2012–2017 202 bhp (151 kW) @ 5700 rpm 157 lb⋅ft (213 N⋅m) @ 4500 rpm
3456 cc 2GR-FE V6 2012–2017 268 bhp (200 kW) @ 6200 rpm 248 lb⋅ft (336 N⋅m) @ 4700 rpm

Australasia[edit]

Introduced in late 2011, the XV50 series Camry in Australia and New Zealand was sold under a new two-tier naming and styling structure. For the gasoline models (ASV50R), Altise remains the base model while Ateva, Sportivo and Grande have been replaced by the Atara S, SX and SL. Australian Camrys have different interior fabrics, colour and trim as well as the steering and suspension settings that were adapted for the local market. The Altise (base) starts at A$30,490 and the Atara SL (top-end) is A$39,990.

The XV50 series (AVV50R) Camry Hybrid was released to the Australian market in early 2012, and is available in two variants, the lower grade "h" (partially based on the Atara S) and the higher grade "hL" (based on the Atara SL). The hybrid models are differentiated to the petrol models by having a unique chrome grille and additional hybrid badging.

Toyota Australia also released limited-run models of the ASV50R, including the Atara R and RZ.[11]

The facelift version of the XV50 started production in Australia on 28 April 2015.[12] Australian production ended on 3 October 2017 when the Altona plant was closed, making it the last Toyota vehicle produced in Australia.

Asian version[edit]

The Asian version of the Camry was designed in Japan by Hirofumi Fukui, Kazumi Kowaki and Keisuke Matsuno in 2009. It is referred to as the "prestige Camry" by Toyota officials in Japan. The prestige Camry was first unveiled in Ukraine on 25 August 2011 and it was also manufactured and sold in Australia as the Toyota Aurion (XV50), which was launched there in April 2012. The prestige Camry for the ASEAN market was first unveiled in Thailand at the 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show on 28 March 2012. In Indonesia, the prestige Camry was launched on 4 April 2012. It was also launched in the Philippines on 27 April 2012, in Malaysia on 1 June 2012 and in Vietnam on 14 August 2012. This was the first time the Camry in Indonesia and Malaysia that also offered with a hybrid drivetrain. The prestige Camry, sold in Japan and other Asian markets, received a large facelift in 2014 (for the 2015 model year) and was unveiled during the Moscow International Automobile Salon. However, the Aurion itself in Australia have not received the same treatment, but rather a much smaller facelift based on the original design.

In India, the prestige Camry was launched on 24 August 2012. The Camry Hybrid was also available for the first time in India, which was launched on 28 August 2013. Both the Indian market Camry and Camry Hybrid were locally assembled.

2014 facelift[edit]

Facelift (Australia)
Facelift (Malaysia)

Toyota introduced a substantial mid-cycle restyling to the Camry XV50 at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in April 2014. The changes, applicable to the entire Camry range and dubbed the "big minor change" (not a new generation), consisted mainly of the alteration of most of the exterior panels – only the roof remained unchanged. The powertrain remained unchanged from the pre-facelift model.

The facelift included an aggressive front bumper featuring a wider and more prominent trapezoidal grille shape. The interior received a more premium appearance, with improved materials and amenities. The window and door seals were improved to reduce wind and road noise.[13][14]

Toyota started production of restyled Camry for Russian market in November 2014. The car has a new design and a new 2.0 L 6AR-FSE engine, 150 bhp (112 kW), paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.[15]

In China, the facelifted Camry was launched in January 2015. Available engines are the 2.0 L 6AR-FSE and the 5AR-FE which is China's variant of the 2AR-FE four cylinder. Trim levels are named as the 2.0E D4-S (entry model), 2.0G D4-S, 2.0S D4-S, 2.0G D4-S Luxury, 2.5G, 2.5S and the top model 2.5Q. Pricing starts from 184,800 yuan to 289,800 yuan ($27,840 to $43,660 USD).

Toyota Australia commenced production of the facelift XV50 Camry for the Australian market in April 2015.

In February 2015, for the 2016 model year, Toyota released the Special Edition Camry for the US market—limited to 12,000 units. Based on the SE model, it has unique black gloss and silver painted 18-inch alloy wheels, blue accents and stitching throughout the interior including the seats, white-faced gauges with aluminum trim, smoked taillights, Special Edition floor mats and trunk emblem. Added standard equipment include a power moonroof, keyless entry and ignition, and a Qi inductive charge pad for mobile phones. The only option was a navigation system. Available colors unique to the Special Edition Camry were either Blizzard Pearl (white) or Blue Streak Metallic. These two colors joined the regular color palette for the 2017 model year, although only available on SE and XSE models.[16]

Camry Hybrid[edit]

The Camry Hybrid received improvements, including a revised version of the Hybrid Synergy Drive, paired with an Atkinson cycle version of the standard 2AR-FE 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, the 2AR-FXE. The engine delivers net system power of 149 kW (200 bhp), up from 139 kW (187 bhp) in the previous model, and allows the new model to achieve a 39% increase in fuel economy rating, giving the Camry Hybrid best MPG ratings among mid-size sedans.[17][18] The Camry Hybrid uses a 1.6 kWh sealed nickel-metal hydride traction battery.[19]

It has a drag coefficient of Cd=0.27, which in Australia makes it the most aerodynamic locally produced car,[20] the same as its XV40 predecessor.[21]

EPA fuel economy ratings
Grade[22] City Highway Combined
LE 5.5 L/100 km (43 mpg‑US) 6.0 L/100 km (39 mpg‑US) 5.7 L/100 km (41 mpg‑US)
XLE 5.9 L/100 km (40 mpg‑US) 6.2 L/100 km (38 mpg‑US) 5.9 L/100 km (40 mpg‑US)

See also[edit]

Media related to Category:Toyota Camry (XV50) at Wikimedia Commons

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