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Detroit 2017: All-new 2018 Toyota Camry is racier, sportier than ever

And safer, too, with Toyota Safety Sense P Automotive columnist: , Updated:

The all-new, eighth-generation 2018 Toyota Camry was unveiled on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. If the outgoing model managed to post class-leading sales in Canada for the past two years, you can bet this one will be just as successful when it arrives on the market in late summer 2017.

“The 2018 Toyota Camry is all-new, with jaw-dropping design, advanced safety systems, and impressive technology—plus stirring performance that makes this midsize sedan incredibly fun to drive,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “It’s the best midsize sedan we’ve yet produced—one that will deliver everything Canadians have come to expect from Camry and a whole lot more.”

Combining the high-strength Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) with a lower centre of gravity and an innovative new double wishbone rear suspension, the redesigned Camry is said to offer sporty handling and enhanced ride quality. Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels are greatly reduced, too.

In terms of power, three new engines will be available with the 2018 Toyota Camry. They include a 3.5L V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection, a 2.5L inline-4 gasoline engine (paired to a new 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission, and a next-generation Toyota Hybrid System. Their output has yet to be specified, however.

As usual, occupants won’t have to worry about a thing on the road. In addition to the existing Star Safety System, all 2018 Toyota Camry come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), which bundles cutting-edge active safety technologies including a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), and Automatic High Beams (AHB). Select models will also get a standard Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

The interior is roomier, more comfortable, and more ergonomic while offering better outward visibility than before. It also features a standard 7” Display Audio unit with 6 speakers (8” JBL premium audio system is optional), another 7” multi-information display within the instrument cluster, plus an available 10” colour Head-Up Display.

There will be five trim levels to choose from: L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE (the last two are the “sport” models). As for styling, we’re quite impressed with the new 2018 Toyota Camry. Browse through our photo gallery below and see for yourself!

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