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A new ad of the 2015 Toyota Camry facelift on our sister car classifieds site oto.my now suggests that Malaysia will indeed get the latest 2.0 litre VVT-iW & D-4S engine. If proved accurate, that also means that the base Camry 2.0 will ditch the old four-speed auto for a newer six-speed transmission too!

The particular oto.my ad shows a picture of the new 6AR-FSE engine cover (below, left), complete with prominent green VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) letterings. This naturally-aspirated D-4S unit gets separate twin injectors for both direct and port injection.

Just launched in Thailand, the advanced new motor makes 167 PS and 199 Nm of torque, which is a significant improvement over the current 2.0 VVT-i’s 150 PS and 190 Nm. Together with the six-speed automatic gearbox, a fuel efficiency improvement of 13% is claimed too.

Also quoted is a RM179,000 price for the upcoming Camry Hybrid (engine bay pictured above, right). Sources within UMW Toyota have told us that no price range has been set just yet, though, so do take the advertised figure with a pinch of salt. We’ll know more very soon when it all goes official.

GALLERY: Thai-market 2015 Toyota Camry facelift

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