Toyota Unveiled the 2024 Camry as a Hybrid-Only Affair

Chris Teague
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toyota unveiled the 2024 camry as a hybrid only affair

We’re not even out of 2023 yet, but we’re already talking about 2025 model-year vehicles. Toyota recently revealed a new version of the iconic Camry sedan for 2025, which will let go of the car’s powerful V6 option in favor of hybrid power, more tech, and top-notch safety equipment. The car goes on sale in spring 2024.

Toyota announced the car at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, saying that its development and manufacturing are driven by the U.S. market. Though expected to be more of a mid-cycle refresh, the Camry got a more substantive update that Toyota is calling the next-generation car.

Under the hood, the new Camry brings a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine for up to 232 system horsepower in the all-wheel drive variant, which Toyota said is a 30-pony increase over the gas-only model. The 2024 model year also marks the first time that all-wheel drive is available for all trims, which comes from a rear-axle-mounted electric motor.

The Camry’s updated styling features functional aerodynamic bodywork, standard 18-inch wheels, and a revised rear end with a new spoiler and exhaust design. Higher trims add 19-inch wheels, and Toyota offers several exterior color options.

Inside, the Camry offers standard synthetic leather upholstery, and buyers can choose between a few color options depending on the trim. The sporty SE and XSE trims get sport pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the XSE is available with a TRD-inspired red interior theme.

The Camry comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, and more expensive configurations step up to a 12.3-inch display. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, along with wireless charging, USB-A and USB-C ports, and Bluetooth. Over-the-air updates and a range of connected app services are also available.

Toyota gave the new Camry a load of standard safety features, including blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. The package includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings, and more. While the new Camry hasn’t been crash-tested yet, its predecessor earned a Top Safety Pick +, so we expect similar scores from the 2024 model.


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  • Spookiness Spookiness on Nov 16, 2023

    TBH I thought most mainstream cars would have been default hybrid by now. It's the best option right now for most of us normies. Economy, smoothness, versatility, range. It's not a car I'd buy, but Toyota gets it.

  • Akear Akear on Nov 18, 2023

    Both GM and Ford are the bottom feeders since the Camry put up them out of the passenger car bysiness.

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    • Varezhka Varezhka on Nov 18, 2023

      GM and Ford lost money on every Malibu and Fusion they sold, but they needed every one of those sales to offset their pickup's horrid gas mileage. Since then, they figured they can get the CAFE credits cheaper through a smaller fleet of BEVs, but that game looks to be a losing prospect now.

      At least Ford has their hybrid technology to fall back to. GM might need to beg their friends over in Honda to save them.

  • MrIcky Haven't these been out for a while? Is the news just that Japan gets them now too?
  • JTiberius1701 Jaguar Contour....
  • Analoggrotto How pathetic, as Telluride ATPs continue to soar with a model released in 2018, Toyota is living in the past, bringing back old heavy truck frame junk like this to sell a few hundred copies. They can't even remotely compete on reddit for the toast of society who enjoys the finest AVMs and ATPs by signing up for the finest SUV for under $100k and only #2 to the Purosangue beyond that. This is like the Miata of 3 Row SUVs, you can pay more but not get anything better.
  • Dukeisduke The trans brake locks the transmission in both Drive and Reverse, holding the car while you get on the throttle to bring the torque converter up; when you release the button, you GO!
  • Canam23 In the early 80's I was buying old American iron in Southern California, cleaning them up and selling them. Before the internet you could get some really good deals because no one knew what things were worth. I started with a 56 Lincoln Premiere that I bought for $400 and sold two days later for $2000. I had a Swedish buyer who told me he would take anything in good running order with lots of chrome and 30 years old because that's when they could be brought over without penalty. It was a lot of fun and some didn't sell as well as others. Then I had kids...;