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Detailed and open for booking last month, the updated Toyota Camry range in Malaysia is now officially on sale. The range has been expanded to include four variants (up from three): 2.0E, 2.0G X, Hybrid Premium and Hybrid Luxury. In essence, the 2.0G X replaces the 2.0G, while the Hybrid version now comes in two versions.

Prices, as announced previously are as such: the base 2.0E goes for RM152,900 (RM2k lower than the outgoing base model), the 2.0 G X for RM159,900 (RM5k down from the previous 2.0G), 2.5 Hybrid Premium for RM164,900, while the 2.5 Hybrid Luxury is priced at RM174,900 (unchanged from before). All prices are on-the-road, including insurance.

No mechanical changes here, so the 2.0 litre models carry on with the 6AR-FSE 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with VVT-iW and D-4S direct and port injection, making 167 PS at 6,500 rpm and 199 Nm at 4,600 rpm. With a six-speed Super ECT automatic transmission, it gets to 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds, and it’s rated to use 7.2 litres of fuel per 100 km.

Likewise, the Camry Hybrid models continue with the 2AR-FXE 2.5 litre VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine (160 PS at 5,700 rpm and 213 Nm at 4,500 rpm), working together with a 143 PS/270 Nm electric with a nickel-metal hydride battery, good for a total system output of 205 PS. With drive provided via an e-CVT transmission, 0-100 km/h is done in 7.8 seconds, while using 5.2 l/100 km.

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The biggest update comes on the safety front. Like on the new Corolla Altis range, all Camry models now come standard with seven airbags (including a driver’s knee bag), VSC, traction control and hill start assist – features missing in the outgoing base 2.0E model. The old 2.0G also only had two airbags, so this is a major bump for the range.

The Hybrid Luxury (basically the same as the outgoing Hybrid model) adds on a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, though the more affordable Hybrid Premium goes without the extra safety features.

As before, the whole range comes with automatic dual-zone climate control with rear air vents, keyless entry/start, rear-seat Isofix anchors and body-coloured front and rear parking sensors, among other things. As part of the update, all models now get a gear lever leather boot for a more “premium image.”

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The new 2.0G X brings about a few new additions. The 16-inch alloys seen on the 2.0G have been replaced with 17-inch units, and the model now features a seven-inch touchscreen head unit. Unlike the seven-inch system on the Hybrid, there’s no navigation as standard, but the feature can be added on as an option. Dark brown leather upholstery, Mughal Teak wood trim and Qi wireless charging (previously only on the Hybrid) have been added too.

As for the 2.5 Hybrid, the Premium is essentially a scaled-down version of the Luxury, priced RM10,000 cheaper. It rides on 16-inch alloys (17s on the Luxury) and comes equipped with a standard tuner/CD player audio system (a seven-inch touchscreen is available as optional kit) and a basic day/night rear-view mirror (electro-chromic on Luxury). It also loses the wireless charging and nanoe ioniser seen in the Luxury.

The top-spec Camry Hybrid Luxury is almost identical to the previous range-topper, but with a few changes. The 17-inch wheels get a more toned-down silver finish instead of the outgoing model’s more overtly sporty black-and-silver look, while the front foglamps are now LED units. Inside, the JBL sound system gains two extra speakers for a total of 12, and a Driving Video Recorder (also on the Hybrid Premium) is now standard.

Check out CarBase.my for full specifications of all four variants of the new Toyota Camry range.


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