As we approach the end of 2014, many manufacturers are releasing their 2015 products and even planning for 2016. Toyota has recently released its 2015 Camry with some stunning new and redesigned features both inside and out. After seeing it in person, it looks better than ever.
Lets start with the obvious, the new grille. Many have seen and made comments both for and against the new trapezoidal grill shape that replaced the old and much simpler and thinner grille. Essentially, the 2015 Camry has attached the lower portion of the grill from the 2014 model, to the upper grille of the 2014 model to create the larger, more open and sportier shape. Also, a standard feature on the all-new 2015 Camry is the Daytime Running Lights that weren't available on the 2014 base models. In the rear, the 2015 Camry has been given new, wider taillights and a more sloped and softened trunk lid.
While, the exterior seems to have changed its looks, the same cannot be said for the interior, which to its credit already looks refreshed and modern, therefor didn’t really need to be updated. The steering wheel has cool red stitching in the new XSE trim that gives it an edgier look compared to any Camry in the past.
However, there were some cool features on certain trim levels that didn’t go unnoticed. An optitron instrument panel (All LED and digital as opposed to analog and a needle) has replaced the standard speed and rpm needles. The biggest feature added to the 2015 Camry however, is the available wireless charging system in the XSE and XLE.
The 2015 Camry engine has pretty much remained the same as its predecessor. The 4 cylinder Camry has its 178 hp engine and the 6 cylinder engine still uses a 268 hp engine. The only difference between any of the Camry models is the brand new XSE trim level, which adds a stiffer sport suspension and 18-inch wheels.
The safety features that were on the 2014 Camry will all carry over to the 2015. It adds a backup camera to all models as well as optional adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert and a pre-collision system. The new Camry has not yet been crash tested by the NHTSA, but as soon as it is, we will update this post.
Toyota knows the Camry is its bread and butter, which is probably why we didn’t see a full redesign so soon after the last one a couple years ago. The exterior renovations were enough of a change to give the Camry new life and a sportiness we haven't seen before, without completely abandoning the reasons why people are drawn to it in the first place. The grille is an upgrade over what used to be there, and the softened taillights add a sporty element that all Toyota's are moving towards. With an interior that is largely the same, and a few new tech features, it appears that Toyota still knows what the Camry means to people and have made the right tweaks to keep it fresh.
If you would like to learn more about the 2015 Toyota Camry or would like to take one for a test drive, please stop by Wellesley Toyota at 234 Worcester St, or visit our website to browse our Camry and new car selection.