2012 Toyota Camry receives a five-star composite safety rating from NHTSA

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 9, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given a five-star composite safety rating to the all-new 2012 Camry. The NHTSA’s testing has been made more rigorous, proving that the Camry’s excellent overall vehicle safety is the result of its strong design. The redesigned 2012 Camry has a strengthened body structure that uses high-strength steel construction to help it endure cabin deformity when it experiences intense collisions.

It also absorbs impact energies as well as raises occupant safety. Every Camry has a class-leading 10 standard airbags to improve safety during a collision.

Just like all the Toyota models, the new Camry features Toyota’s Star Safety System as standard. This system consists of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

In addition, the Star Safety System has the standard Smart Stop Technology brake-override system and it comes with a tire pressure monitoring system as standard. Toyota considers safety technologies a priority. One of its latest features is Camry's available Blind Spot Monitor.

Over the years, Camry has set the standards for quality, dependability and reliability in the midsize car segment. Since 1983, this has been Toyota’s basis for design. In fact, the same brand is America’s bestseller for nine consecutive years. Only recently, Toyota has just unveiled the newest Camry model. Now on its 7th generation, we can only expect the new Camry to be bolder and more sophisticated than ever.

Bob Carter (Toyota Division Group VP and GM) said that right now, the midsize category is experiencing the toughest challenge. This is why they maintained Camry’s competitive standards and at the same time, widened its market range.

Here’s the thing; aside from its spaciousness and better acoustics, the 2012 Toyota Camry now also boasts of better driving dynamics. But that’s not all. This is probably the best ever Camry so far considering the latest multimedia technologies, outstanding standards for safety and highly impressive fuel savings it brings to the table.

The new Camry will come out in three different (but equally powerful) model engines. Aside from this, the new powertrains also deliver better response and improved fuel economy. Each model sports the redesigned 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can spew up to 178hp along with 170lb-ft of torque. The EPA figures show an estimated fuel economy rating of 35mpg (hi-way) and 25mpg (city). Also the new generation Camry features the Dual VVTi control for optimum efficiency and performance plus the ACIS for maximum torque efficiency.

Since its first model was released in the 80’s, Toyota was able to sell over 15 million units around the world. Now, the all-new 2012 Camry brings a new value for safety, reliability and efficiency. Aside from its attractive design, Toyota also made sure that you get all the comfortable features available for a more compelling drive.

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