“A beast is coming your way soon. Discover the monstrous beauty of the all-new Camry,” reads a short teaser on the Toyota Malaysia Facebook page, clearly indicating that the all-new eighth-generation Camry is on its way here, and here soon. November 1 date is mentioned – that’s four days away!

That’s as far as the teaser shows, but fret not, as incidentally, a leaked internal memo has been circulating on social media, giving us an early glimpse into what to expect in the new D-segment sedan. Well, other than the rather shocking new looks of the latest Camry and its TNGA platform, of course. An uncle’s car, this is definitely not.

Two variants are listed in the leaked document: 2.0G and 2.5V. No hybrid model is expected here. More surprisingly, however, the engine options appear to be carry-over units, the 2.0 litre motor likely being the 6AR-FSE, and the 2.5 litre the existing 2AR-FE. In their current iterations, the engines offer 167 PS/199 Nm and 180 PS/235 Nm respectively.

This also means we will miss out on the latest 2.5 litre Dynamic Force Engine (208 PS/252 Nm) that is expected to be featured in the Thai-market Camry, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission that would go with it. It’s looking likely that we will mirror what Australia gets – existing 2.5 litre engine with a slightly updated six-speed auto.

Japanese-market eighth-generation Toyota Camry

Beyond that, key features of the two variants are also listed. The base Camry 2.0G will feature black leather upholstery, cruise control and bi-LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. What’s more interesting is the range-topping Camry 2.5V, which will get a much more comprehensive kit list.

The additions to the 2.5 litre model will include an upgrade to smooth leather upholstery (also black), head-up display, LED turn signals and reverse lamp (as opposed to bulbs in the Camry 2.0), plus the Toyota Safety Sense suite with pre-crash system (AEB), lane departure alert, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and auto high-beam headlamps.

You can register your interest for the 2019 Toyota Camry here. We’ll have to wait a few more days for the rest of the equipment list as well as the all-important prices. For now, what do you think of this early info? Shout out in the comments below.

GALLERY: Japanese-market eighth-generation Toyota Camry