Toyota Camry New Generation 2006-2011
With this version: there are now three different versions of Camry: American version Toyota Camry, Asian Camry and Japanese Camry.
The Asian Camry has a larger body size targeted at a higher end market, priced just below entry-level German luxury models. The same Asian Camry is also sold as the Toyota Aurion in Australia which is available from Western Auto Australia, fitted with a 3500 cc V6 to compete against large Australian sedans like the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore. The standard Australian Camry (similar to American / Japanese market models), fitted with smaller 4-cylinder engines continue to be sold in Australia alongside Toyota Aurion.
Toyota XV40 Camry was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show alongside a hybrid version and went on sale in March 2006 for the 2007 model year. Toyota completely redesigned the Camry giving it a sleeker design. Toyota normally begins selling the Camry in September but cut the previous model’s lifespan to 4.5 years instead of 5 years.
Power comes from a choice of four and six-cylinder engines. For 2010, power was increased to 169 horsepower, versus the 158 from 2007 to 2009. Power locks, stability control, and traction control were also made standard for 2010. The 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE I4 engine was carried over and produced 158 horsepower (118 kW). It came with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6 in contrast came with a new six-speed automatic and produced 268 horsepower (200 kW). The Camry was facelifted in 2009 for the 2010 model year with a redesigned fascia, taillights, and an all-new 2.5-liter 2AR-FE four-cylinder engine with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-liter engine produces 169 horsepower (126 kW) for the base, LE, XLE 4-cylinder models, and for the “SE” 4-cylinder; engine output is 179 horsepower (133 kW).
The XV40 series Camry is the first in which the Camry has been available as a gasoline/electric hybrid. The Camry Hybrid utilizes Toyota’s second-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) and a 2AZ-FXE four-cylinder with 110 kilowatts (150 hp) in conjunction with a 30 kilowatts (40 hp) electric motor for a combined output of 140 kilowatts (190 hp).