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Ah, a nice high-res gallery – surely one of the most under-rated joys in life. Today, we apply it to the Malaysian-market 2015 Toyota Camry facelift – we unite the middle-child 2.0G petrol and range-topping 2.5 Hybrid, for your ease of compare and contrast.

Pretty garang new face there, courtesy of the ‘Keen Look Identity’ and ‘Under Priority’ design philosophies. The 2.0G here is wearing the optional Aerokit, making it look a bit more planted than the 2.5 Hybrid, but the latter counters the former’s 215/60 R16 alloys with striking two-tone 215/55 R17 alloys.

The grille inserts are diamond-effect on the Hybrid and slatted on petrol variants, and the Hybrid sports blue Toyota logos – a Toyota hybrid hallmark. Round the back, you’ll find LED combination lamps bridged by a chrome strip, plus a reshaped rear bumper.

The 2.0G sees through self-levelling HID projector headlamps with DRLs; the Hybrid through twin-projector LED headlamps. The latter makes do with one tailpipe when the former has two, and due to the battery pack in the boot, the Hybrid holds 421 litres of cargo compared to the 2.0 litre variants’ 515 litres. For the same reason, the Hybrid doesn’t get the trunk-through feature available on the other two.

One car, two vastly-different hearts. In one corner is a new 6AR-FSE 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with VVT-iW Otto/Atkinson cycles and D-4S direct/port injection, channelling 167 PS and 199 Nm of torque through a six-speed Super ECT auto.

In the other corner sits a 205 PS hybrid system comprising a 160 PS/213 Nm 2AR-FXE 2.5 litre VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine, a 143 PS/270 Nm electric motor, an eCVT gearbox and a nickel-metal hydride battery.

Inside, the two cars share a re-designed, blue-backlit Optitron instrument panel with a colour multi-info display, new auto dual-zone climate controls, keyless entry and start, cruise control and eight-way power-adjustable leather seats. The 2.0G pictured here has the optional seven-inch DVD-AVN touch-screen, but the Hybrid has a lot more over the 2.0G.

Hybrid exclusives include wood grain on the top half of its steering wheel, Zebrawood grain trim (as opposed to the 2.0G’s Crotchwood), auto headlamps and wipers, plus a seven-inch touch-screen with navigation, Bluetooth, MirrorLink and reverse camera display.

Eco and EV modes, a 10-speaker JBL Green Edge Tech sound system, a Panasonic Nanoe air ioniser, Qi wireless charging, a collapsible front passenger headrest, a powered rear sun blind and pull-up rear side windows blinds are also to be had only on the Hybrid.

Finally, safety. The 2.0G has an edge over the 2.0E in that it has VSC, traction control, hill start assist and emergency stop signal, but it also has only two airbags. The Hybrid has all of that along with seven airbags and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

For full prices, specs, equipment, options, colours and warranty details of all 2015 Toyota Camry variants in Malaysia – basically everything you need to know – visit CarBase.my. Also, we’ve taken the Camry 2.0G and 2.5 Hybrid for a quick spin – read our drive report here.

Or of course, you can let our man Gregory Sze take you around the car himself:


2015 Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid


2015 Toyota Camry 2.0G

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