Toyota Camry is to return to West European showrooms with hybrid powertrain

Toyota Camry is to return to West European showrooms with hybrid powertrain

Toyota is to sell its Camry model in the West European car market in 2019 after a 14-year absence. The new model will be a hybrid with a new 2.5-litre hybrid-electric system. It will also be constructed on a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.

Toyota said the model will be available in the UK and Western Europe during 2019. Performance, equipment details, prices and on-sale date to be announced later. Toyota says the TNGA platform is central to achieving strong 'fun-to-drive' dynamic qualities together with 'precision build quality, highly efficient packaging and the use of innovative, user-friendly technologies'. Toyota also says an extended roofline 'ensures comfortable cabin dimensions, while compact side glazing contained with the wheelbase gives Camry a stylish and sporting appearance'.

According to just-auto/QUBE PLDB, TMC calls the four-cylinder unit its A25A-FXS 2.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine. Maximum combined power of the engine and motor is 155kW (211hp). Production commenced at Tsutsumi in Japan in June 2017. The car went on sale in Toyota's home market during the following month.

The addition of the Camry hybrid will increase Toyota's European hybrid line-up to eight models.

Toyota says the Camry is available in more than 100 countries worldwide and currently achieves annual sales of more than 700,000 units, making it 'the world's best-selling model in its class'.