Toyota’s new 2012 Camry Hybrid is arriving at dealerships throughout the U.S., according to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. The automaker claims that this all-new Camry Hybrid sets new records in terms of efficiency, refinement and value in the mid-size hybrid sedan category.
The 2012 Camry Hybrid is equipped with an improved version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain that makes the Hybrid LE model offer EPA MPG Ratings of 43 city/39 highway and a 41 mpg combined rating that tops its class. Its modified hybrid-electric powertrain has a recently developed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that has measures that boost its electric motor-voltage control, optimize regenerative braking, and lessen the parasitic losses in the transaxle.
The 2012 Camry Hybrid has the efficiency of the new hybrid-electric powertrain that has better aerodynamics and is lighter. With the all-new Camry Hybrid, Toyota beat the efficiency of all the mid-size hybrid-electric sedans currently in the market. They deliver the best MPG of any mid-size sedan. Consumers can choose from the LE and XLE grades, which both cost lower than their 2011 counterparts.
The 2012 Camry Hybrid LE is priced from $25,900, which is $1,150 lower than the 2011 model. The Camry Hybrid LE is fitted with the following as standard: 10 airbags, projector beam headlamps, dual-zone auto A/C, Smart Key System with push button start, steering wheel with audio and Blue Logic controls, metallic tech-grained interior trim and tone-on-tone fabric seats.
Compared to its predecessor, the Camry Hybrid XLE has the added equipment of an all-new Display Audio with 6.1” touch-screen with Navigation, phone book access, and music streaming with Bluetooth wireless technology, 17 inch alloy wheels and chrome-surround fog lamps. But at $27,400, it is $800 lower than a similarly equipped 2011 Camry Hybrid model.
The upgrades that are available for the Camry Hybrid XLE model include Premium HDD Navigation with Entune and JBL Greenedge premium sound. It also has a 7-inch touch-screen that offers split screen functionality, Leather-trimmed Ultrasuede® seats with heated and passenger seats, Safety Connect, Blind Spot Monitor. Its Convenience Package features an Integrated Backup Camera, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and Anti-Theft System with Alarm.