While the esteemed Toyota Camry just had a redesign in 2012, Toyota has no intention of getting complacent, and has introduced a near complete exterior redesign for the 2015 Toyota Camry. According to Toyota, the entire exterior, except for the roof, has been redesigned and/or replaced, resulting in a thoroughly improved car. Now entering its 8th generation, the Camry has been a staple of Toyota’s brand for decades, and this stunning redesign after only 2 years of the previous model shows consumers that Toyota is constantly trying to improve their products. And in this writer’s opinion, the new 2015 Toyota Camry gives something that you haven’t previously seen in the Camry: edge.
This iteration of the Toyota Camry is seemingly designed for those drivers who are looking for the fun drivability of the Corolla Sport, but are looking for either more cabin room or a more sophisticated look.
While it is mostly still the same Camry you have come to know and love, there are several noticeable difference between the 2014 and 2015 models, the biggest being the new SXE trim level, which gives you sporty 18-inch aluminum wheels, firmer shocks for a smoother ride, a retuned electric power steering system for an enhanced feel, higher spring rates for a firmer ride experience, and harder suspension bushings to cut down on noise and vibrations.
This is the focal point of the new model as it features a redesigned hood and added lines for a stronger definition. However the biggest difference may be the new look, trapezoidal mesh grille in the front that resembles the look of the Scion tC. It’s a refreshing look that adds an element not previously seen in the Camry, which Corolla fans may also relate to. The headlights have also been integrated with sleek LED daytime running lamps. The last main difference spotted in the new Camry is in the rear. The taillights and trunk design bear a strong resemblance to the Toyota-owned Lexus ES, which is honestly not a bad thing.
The interior is largely the same with a few tweaks and upgrades. Construction wise, the Camry improved its door and window seals to reduce outside noise. There is also a new 4.2-inch display in between the main instrument panels and a redesigned center stack. However, the most impressive new optional feature may be the wireless charging tray for your smartphone, which is also found in the Toyota Avalon.
The 2015 Camry’s powertrain will be a carryover from the previous generation, with a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder or optional 3.5 liter 6-cylinder engines paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Along with the new XSE trim level, the Camry has redesigned its hybrid SE trim. It will feature a new front antiroll bar, retuned shock absorber valving, and firmer control-arm bushings. So far though, Toyota has kept its performance metrics secret.
At this time there are no additional details available, but you can expect the price of the new Camry to be in line with the current generation. Below are just a few photos to show you know what is in store when the 2015 Toyota Camry comes out this fall. Check back for more information as it becomes available or visit our website at www.wellesleytoyota.com.