2021 New Toyota Camry gets four-cylinder capacity
It’ll come with a more powerful four-cylinder engine when the revised 2021 Toyota Camry lands soon, but at the cost of a V6 option, which seems to have been axed.
Australian government documents reveal the non-hybrid, facelifted Camry’s 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine will develop 152kW of power – up 19kW over the 133kW produced by the outgoing base Ascent, and 17kW over the 135kW extracted by higher Ascent Sport, SX and SL grades.
The popular Toyota Camry Hybrid will continue, similarly downsizing to 2487cc with its petrol engine but producing the same 131kW at 5700rpm as the current model that comes equipped with a CVT automatic.
The new safety suite comprises higher quality camera and radar systems that are said to respond better in low-light conditions, and should also detect more crashes by adding pre-collision support, emergency steering assist, lane change assist and other new functions.
Although the names of each model are yet to be confirmed, the naming scheme applied to the outgoing Camry is likely to be retained: the base Ascent, mid-spec Ascent Leisure, the sport-themed SX, and the luxury-oriented SL.
Pricing, launch timing and official specs are yet to be confirmed for the 2021 Toyota Camry, but the current four trim levels are expected to carry over: base Ascent, mid-grade Ascent Sport, sporty SX and top-tier SL.