Motor review: New Toyota Camry Hybrid – A Legend Returns

by Gazette Reporter

Words by Declan Glynn

The all-new Toyota Camry Hybrid Saloon is a winning combination. It takes the sophisticated elegance of a quality saloon and adds all the benefits of a Toyota Hybrid.

Powered by an all-new 2.5 litre engine, the driving experience has been transformed, allowing the hybrid system to produce impressive power of 218 bhp and 221Nm of torque, alongside excellent fuel economy, and CO2 emissions from just 98-101g/km –model dependent.

The supremely quiet drive is made even more tranquil thanks to superior sound insulation that reduces road and wind noise at all speeds. The Camry Hybrid comes with Toyota Safety Sense as standard, providing a unique set of advanced driver assistance technologies.

Three Trim Levels

There are three trim levels in the new Toyota Camry Hybrid – an un-named entry-level Camry, mid-spec ‘Sol’ and top-spec ‘Platinum’, with all models powered by an all-new 2.5-litre petrol engine which is mated to a self-charging electric motor. No matter which model you choose, generous equipment levels are guaranteed.

Car On Review

My review car was a Toyota Camry Hybrid ‘Sol’ which looked terrific in striking Pearl Red pearlescent paintwork with contrasting beige leather upholstery.

With more than adequate performance (0-100km/h in 8.3-seconds) and super-quiet driving around town, driver’s will be hard pushed to realise when the petrol engine kicks in, with a comfortable ride quality equivalent to some ‘premium’ brand models.

The spacious cabin in the new Camry Hybrid Saloon is built with precision, with a logical and intuitive layout allowing for a relaxed driving experience. The new Camry Hybrid Saloon is priced from just €39,750 (ex-delivery), and certainly is a car that is ‘built for a better world’.

Related Articles