Toyota will unveil the updated 2015 Camry mid-sized sedan at the New York Auto Show in April. The Japanese carmaker remarked that the refreshed Camry planned for New York Auto Show “will challenge conventional expectations of a mid-cycle model change.” While it is unusual for a carmaker to pitch an updated model during press previews at major auto shows, the current Camry’s last redesign came for 2012 model year. While it is still the best-selling car in the United States, rival models from other brands are trimming its lead.
The Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima and Mazda6 all managed to trim Camry’s sales lead in 2013. In fact, Altima was able to outsell the Camry in in the US in the first two months of 2014. Camry sales in the US have reached the 400,000 mark in the last two years.
Bob Carter, chief of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, has vowed that the Camry will be able to defend its crown as the best-selling car in the US this year. Following two months of slow sales, Toyota recently disclosed that its March retail deliveries in the US may surge 4-percent above March 2013, partly due to “strong momentum for Camry.”
The new 2015 Camry is provided with a more athletic and more expressive exterior marked by prominent character lines. Its stance and on-the-road presence is conveyed through its extended length (by 1.8 inches or 45 mm) and its wider track (by 0.4 inches or 10 mm).
Born from the muscular front fender of the new Camry is a pronounced body line that runs across the doors and rear quarter panel, making it seem that the car is moving even at standstill. Its front bumper cover has been entirely revised to feature a more aggressive design, donning wider and more assertive trapezoidal grille shape.
Customers could have their new Camry wrapped in any of the 10 available colors, including new Celestial Silver Metallic and Ruby Flare Pearl.
The aggressive front end of the new Camry is complemented by new sleek headlamps with integrated front turn signal indicators and LED daytime running lights. For the 2015 model year, the low and high beams could be optionally specified in LED units. Auto static leveling for the lights is also optional. On the rear, the rear lights sweep into the tapered sheet metal, with the lighting units connected by a decorative garnish across the trunk lid.
Inside, the new Camry offers a more refined interior, as made possible by using premium materials and employing enhanced amenities. Its center stack now boasts a high-tech, upscale appearance that as seamlessly integrated with the console.