Evolution moves ahead slowly but steadily, and the new 2010 Toyota Camry’s four-cylinder power plant is a perfect case in point. Though there is no radically new technology here, there are certainly improvements that are noticeable and appreciated, if not breathtaking.
Like the 2009 edition, this is an inline four with double overhead cam and four valves per cylinder, two in and two out. Nothing particularly noteworthy here, but for 2010 the bore has been increased, bringing the former 2.4 liters up to a whopping 2.5. Much ado about nothing, you might say, but once this Asian aspirator is put on the dyno, we see an impressive increase of 11 horsepower, bringing it from 157 up to a more respectable 168 hp at 6000 rpm. Torque is up, too, hitting 167 lb-ft at 4100 rpm. Ok, some of the gains are from the addition of another gear, matching a six-speed transmission to the new power plant, but whatever trickery is used is help well received, an acceleration in the inline four has never been a matter of legend in the Camry. But nor should that be expected when matching a simple I4 plant to a mid-size ride, and the extra boost has made this a better performer. So far, so good.
So what does this gain in the thrill cost at the pump? Not a thing. EPA ratings remain unchanged this year, with the 2010 Toyota Camry coming in at a respectable, if not class-leading, 21 mpg city/ 31 mpg highway. Bested by both its countrymen competitors, though barely, it is a step in the right direction. All told, matched with a well-developed brand loyalty, the new 2010 Camry engine will help to keep the Toyota at or near the top of the mid-size sedan family supermarket.
Looking for a car that offers the best in comfort, quality, and reliability? Well, making the right choice will not be difficult for you, especially if you choose cars manufactured by leading brands such as Toyota. So, what’s on offer as far as Toyota cars are concerned? Plenty! Our top recommendation would be Toyota Camry that is considered a workhorse, having consistently delivered top performance for more than a quarter of a century now. Camry became quite popular soon after its launch in the early eighties and even today it continues to be the preferred choice for those looking for a comfortable ride and peace of mind.
If you have keenly followed the steady evolution of the toyota camry, especially that of the Camry, you would have noticed that a lot has changed in terms of design, looks, engine and other in-built features. The current breed of Camry cars is available in three different variants, the entry level LE, the sporty SE and the luxurious XLE. There is also this gas-electric hybrid that you can choose. A 3.5 liter V6 engine powers most of the high-end variants of Toyota Camry cars whereas the entry level models are powered by a 2.4-liter engine. The type of transmission is for you to decide and you can choose either the manual or the automatic transmission, both based on a five-speed gear system. Prominent features that you will find in today’s Camry cars include power windows, cruise control, a six-CD changer, disk brakes with ABS, and front and side airbags for enhanced safety.
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) members pick Camry LE, Camry Hybrid and RAV4 as category winners for the 2007 Canadian Car of the Year. Toyota Trio was given the top honors. Toyota Camry LE won in the Best New Family Car, Toyota Camry Hybrid, in the Best New Family Car, and Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport in the Best New SUV/CUV category.
“Toyota is very happy to accept these awards and on behalf of everyone at Toyota in Canada, I’d like to thank AJAC’s members for these honors,” said Stephen Beatty, Managing Director at Toyota Canada Inc. “The Toyota Camry is North America’s most popular passenger car. The Toyota Camry Hybrid represents an important evolution of gasoline-electric hybrid technology in the second most popular market segment in Canada. And the redesigned Toyota RAV4 will be manufactured in Woodstock, Ontario when our new assembly plant, currently under construction, begins production in 2008.”
Toyota Camry, a midsize car built in Georgetown, Kentucky plant, is the best-selling car in the United States for 8 of the last 9 years starting in 1997. Now in its sixth generation, auto parts for Toyota Camry have been notably redesigned through the length of the car remained unchanged. Kentucky plant produces approximately 45,000 Camrys annually.
Toyota Camry OEM parts boast functionality and style. The new Camry is also being manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia. The new generation Camry in Australia went on sale last August. Its model range is composed of the Altise, Ateva, Sportivo, and Grande.
This year, Toyota created a hybrid version of the Camry. It was introduced alongside with the redesigned Camry. The car employs a Hybrid Synergy Drive setup, which is identical to that of Prius, Highlander Hybrid, and Lexus RX 400h. Camry Hybrid uses a 4-cylinder gasoline engine that is capable of producing 192 horsepower. Standard features of the Camry Hybrid include knee airbags, side torso airbags and side-curtain airbags, remote entry and start.
Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, is a compact crossover SUV which was significantly redesigned for the 2006 model year. For now, Toyota RAV4 auto parts are assembled in the automaker’s Tahara, Aichi, Japan assembly plant. However, the assembly is expected to be transferred in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada assembly plant when the latter comes online.