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#1 of 5336 Next Generation Toyota Camry
Aug 13, 2004 (2:24 pm)
Does anyone know of any concept pictures or other development news regarding the 2007 Camry, which should be a brand new model? 24 months is not that far away! Thank you.
#2 of 5336 Toyota
Aug 13, 2004 (4:45 pm)
is historically VERY tight lipped regarding the redesigns of its major models, as is Honda with the Civic and Accord. You wont see the Camry debut at any auto show, for example. Unless theres some type of paradigm shift among the top brass, this board will likely be dead until this time in 2006.
What you can expect is a structural stiffening, but continuation on the Gen 5 platform, just as the Gen 3 and Gen 4 shared the same platform. Toyota's new 3.5L V6, perhaps detuned somewhat from its Avalon iteration, seems a likely V6 upgrade from the current 3.0L/3.3L strategy, as all that Ive read indicates the 3.3L is short term solution to the market's growing emphasis on power and torque, and it has been confirmed that the 3.0L will cease production with this iteration of Camry. Id expect a boost in the power of the 4cylinder as well, from the current 160 to at least 170, if Toyota is smart.
Aug 13, 2004 (8:27 pm)
Said to have sportier or more agressive exterior styling and personnality. The engine used will probably be the future 3.5 of the next avalon, with a bit less power (next avalon: 270-280 so I presume the next camry's engine will do 250-260 hp. With Honda's Accord and Nissan's Altima that respectively have 240 and 250 hp, the current camry is a bit underpowered and I think toyota wants to solve this "problem" because some people buy a car over another just because it has more horsepower. If you want to know what it's gonna look like, well just have a look at the new solara, it was designed like that so that the next camry and the current solara have the same general styling. But they won't be identical!
#4 of 5336 We're a "little" early but
Aug 16, 2004 (7:56 pm)
here are some features I think could make it into the next camry:
2.5L 4cylinder (170-175 hp)
3.5L 6cylinder (240-250 hp)
hybrid engine (confirmed)
smart entry and start system
Dual Climate Control
Side Airbags standard
Dynamic Laser Cruise Control
Power Rear Sunshade
Adaptive Front Lighting System (XLE)
HID headlamps (SE,XLE)
Bluetooth (option in current Prius)
Navigation & CD changer in dash (only single
CD player avail. now with nav system)
Aug 17, 2004 (1:17 pm)
This stuff about the camry getting the 3.5 isn't realistic. If the camry gets it in the future, the next ES will surely do. And the next GS, "higher" in the lexus brand, will get a 3 liter engine, from what lexus says. So the cheaper ES would get a bigger engine than the more expensive GS? Oh yeah, sure... The only thing that could "work" would be putting the 3.5 in almost every lexus/ toyota products: the GS could get a retuned version of this 3.5, making more horsepower than the ES that would also have more horsepower than the camry but not the avalon, because it is a lexus. Siennas, Highlanders and Solara would also get it? What will arrive to the 3 liter 245 hp? Only put in the next IS?
#6 of 5336 lexi4life
Aug 18, 2004 (5:17 am)
I suppose only time will tell, but your post ignores many facts- such as 1) the Camry is produced alongside the Avalon at TMMK, and the Avalon's 3.5L engine will be produced there as well. By cutting down engine lines, Toyota can increase economies of scale, and hence, using the 3.3L as a stopgap eventually giving way to the 3.5L in the Camry and Solara would make sense. The 3.0L in the Camry LE and XLE V6s is slated for termination, which will probably coincide with the next-gen Avalon's introduction (since the current model also uses the 3.0L). 2) Toyota historically uses different engines for its front/AWD platforms than it does for its rear/4WD platforms. As long as the IS stays RWD, I think its unlikely that you'll see the 3.5L in that model. 3) The next GS is not out yet. We'll see what happens with the engines, but again, I dont see how Toyota is going to drop in the 3.5L. Anything is possible, though. With MB and BMW entry engines producing around the 245hp mark, I dont really see what the big issue is, especially if the GS can come to market with an excellent, repsonsive transmission that maximizes performance and fuel efficiency.
My point: Its definitely not out of the realm of possibility for Toyota to put the 3.5L engine in the next Camry.
#7 of 5336 Dont get your hopes up
Sep 02, 2004 (4:52 pm)
The camry will be the sames as it is now and will always be boring, ugly. and underpowered. Bassicly dont expect it to have more power than anything other than the ford, and even ford is starting to get there act together. The camry is the a fleet car the us. It does do it job well. It a great car for people who aren't passtionate about there driving experience. It's for people who think of driving as a chore.
#8 of 5336 The Camry
Sep 02, 2004 (8:00 pm)
is not underpowered, and has not been since the debut of this generation.
Sep 02, 2004 (8:39 pm)
It'll be boring, but I have high hopes that it won't be ugly.
As for underpowered... isn't 250hp around the current sane limit for a fwd car? And how many Camry drivers drag race anyway? The 4-cyl engine seems to be plenty for most people...
Sep 03, 2004 (2:00 pm)
It's probably gonna be boring, but not necessarly ugly. Toyota sees that other car makers such as mazda and nissan offer a nicer product in this category (6 and Altima) and perhaps they decided to finally offer something original. As for the stuff about lack of power, the Camry isn't underpowered at all and I think that 250-260 should be the maximum automakers should put in their FWD cars.