The updated Camry gets the new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

That, along with a few more tweaks and upgrades
by Leandre Grecia | Jul 16, 2020
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Toyota just keeps upgrading the Camry—at least in other markets, that is. In the US, the midsize sedan was made available with an AWD drivetrain in late 2019. Now, it gets a few more minor changes as well as some additional features all around.

Aesthetically speaking, the Camry receives only slight changes up front. There are, however, new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs and new exterior color options. Seven- and nine-inch floating multimedia displays are now also available. As for the model line, Toyota has decided to discontinue the base ‘L’ variant. Replacing it is the higher XSE grade that’s new for the hybrid Camry.

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The real highlight of the updated Camry is the new safety tech. With this model, the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ suite of features makes its debut. This latest TSS package boasts a number of enhancements made to its different functions.

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The pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, for example, can now detect bicyclists during daytime or pedestrians in low-light conditions. This particular feature also gets a new intersection support function that provides necessary alerts and even automatically applies brakes when needed, as well as an emergency steering assist.

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Other TSS 2.5+ features include road-sign assist, lane-departure alert, and full-speed dynamic radar cruise control with lane tracing assist. Along with the new TSS, Toyota has also made the rear seat reminder feature standard across the Camry range.

No changes under the hood are mentioned, so the Camry still comes with three engine options. There’s the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 203hp and 249Nm, although this output slightly varies among different grades. There’s also the 3.5-liter V6 capable of 301hp and 362Nm. Lastly, there’s the Toyota Hybrid System II that boasts a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors for a total system output of 208hp.

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What do you think of these improvements Toyota has made to the Camry? Which of these would you want to see available here in our market?

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