The 2018 Toyota Camry has been snapped undergoing hot weather testing in the Death Valley, USA. While this prototype racking up miles in the lowest, driest, and hottest zone in North America is clearly a midsize Toyota, it’s heavily covered with black disguise. Nothing radical in the little that we can see, and there’s not much difference from the previous round of pics.

The 2018 Camry should be have a bright and airy cabin, as we can see large side windows and low shoulder line on this mule (the wing mirrors are door mounted). The face should be an evolution of Toyota’s current (and rather aggressive) family face, as seen on the latest USDM Corolla. However, this would be for North America – the rest of the world should get a more sober appearance.


According to Car and Driver, the next-generation Camry will ride on Toyota’s new TNGA modular platform that underpins the new Prius. The mag says that weight-reduction is a priority, and aluminium could be used for the hood and other body bits.

C/D adds that it’s likely that the next Camry will come only with four-cylinder engines. They’re expecting an NA starter (possibly an updated version of today’s 2.5L), a 2.0 litre downsized turbo engine that will replace today’s big 3.5L V6 and a hybrid variant. A sporty TRD-tuned version could be on the cards, too.

America’s top selling passenger car should surface later this year, or even at next year’s season opening Detroit Motor Show. Stay tuned!