2020 Toyota Camry Redesign, Hybrid & Release Date
Here is The New Updates of 2020 Toyota Camry. The Camry returns, as a hybrid sedan. Betting that it will soon be a much-seen appearance at taxi stands?
Who used to order a taxi, could almost automatically assume that a Mercedes-Benz came driving. In the hybrid and electrical era, however, everything is different, because just look at how many Tesla’s are driving around with blue plates. Also from next year, Toyota could well win a part of this market segment, because from spring 2019 the new Camry is in the showroom. To see if the big Toyota will appeal to us, we travel to Barcelona, where the Japanese brand aligns the model to the European market. It has been a long time since they last did that because it was mainly due to the lack of a diesel engine that the model disappeared from the market in 2004 in our continent. And that while it is the most popular middle-class sedan in the world, especially the Americans and the Russians are crazy about the Camry. Since 1982, the Japanese brand has managed more in a hundred countries than 19 million copies of the various Camry generations to wear out.
2020 Toyota Camry Redesign & Changes
Now that the diesel engine is becoming less and less popular, Toyota sees its opportunity. The brand ventures a new attempt. After 15 years, the Camry returns to the Dutch showrooms. This time, however, he gets two power sources, because the Camry is available exclusively as a hybrid. And not only that makes him extremely suitable as a taxi, but in other respects too the model knows how to convince. For example, the space available for both the front and the back is thick and there is nothing to complain about at the entrance. Our test car also has electrically adjustable backrests. With a button in the folding middle armrest, you can move the backrest forwards or backward.
To put one and other in perspective: the gauge for the space in the back is the Skoda Superb. It has a wheelbase of 2.84 meters, so you can cross your legs in the back. And that is also possible in the Camry! It has a wheelbase of 2.83 meters. You feel like you are being upgraded to a higher class, so you have paid for a four-star room and have been given a five-star accommodation.
Enough jubilation, it’s time to start driving. Then in the first instance, a disappointment follows. No, this car is nothing for people with a heavy right foot. If you press the accelerator as if you are fleeing the police, he reacts just as reluctantly as the village agent who pursues the pursuit on foot. Toyota has equipped this Camry with a newly developed 2.5-liter petrol engine, a nickel-metal battery has been given a seat under the back seat. The hybrid system delivers a total output of 218 hp. And just like with all other hybrid models, a stepless automatic transmission provides the power distribution. It is a pity that the internal combustion engine produces sounds as if it were being abused while accelerating. The four-cylinder sounds like it wants to race, not as if it wants to save fuel. Moreover, the chassis is mainly focused on comfort.
Emotionally, the 2020 Toyota Camry is not waiting for curves. Too bad, because the controls are immediately enough. He is most in his element in situations where you can maximize the benefits of the hybrid powertrain: in city traffic, while braking and recovering the battery and silent acceleration thanks to the electro-support. In doing so, you quickly make a sport of keeping the meter in the instruments in the green area. So you can have fun with this Toyota.
In itself, the big Japanese has enough to offer to face European competition. Finally, the brand again delivers a comfortable large sedan. The fact that he returns to the market as a hybrid fits in perfectly with the brand. In the city he is the most in his element, here you can realize excellent consumption figures; more than 1 in 20 is no problem if you take it easy. Enough qualities, but everything falls or stands ultimately with the price that Toyota depends on.