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Several facelifted Toyota Camrys have been spotted on a highway in Malaysia – we thank reader Zamil Mat Sharif for sending these in. The refreshed D-segment sedan launched in Thailand recently, and in the above pic is a car with a bodykit that appears similar to the Thai-market Extremo variant’s. The spyshots show two different front grilles – an intricately-styled one and one with horizontal slats featuring a protruding chin.

Ads on oto.my suggest that Malaysia will get the latest 2.0 litre VVT-iW & D-4S engine – if this is so, it means the base Camry 2.0 could ditch the old four-speed auto for a newer six-speed gearbox, too.

The new 6AR-FSE engine has separate twin injectors for both direct and port injection, and makes 167 PS and 199 Nm of torque, compared to the current 2.0 VVT-i’s 150 PS and 190 Nm. Together with the six-speed auto, a fuel efficiency improvement of 13% is claimed too.

The hybrid is expected to be locally-assembled (CKD) to take advantage of tax breaks afforded by the government. Under the bonnet, a 2AR-FXE 2.5 litre Atkinson-cycle VVTi four-cylinder petrol engine with 160 hp and 213 Nm of torque is coupled to an electric motor (with 143 PS and 270 Nm) and eCVT – combined output is 205 PS with a fuel consumption figure of 19.6 km/l.

Price wise, things remain slightly murky as although a figure circa RM179k has been touted in ads, sources within UMW Toyota have confirmed that no price figure has been set in stone just yet. Only a matter of time before everything becomes official at this point.

GALLERY: Thai-market 2015 Toyota Camry facelift

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