Toyota will introduce the 2015 Camry at the New York Auto Show. The company said in a statement it “will reveal a refreshed Camry that will challenge conventional expectations of a mid-cycle model change.”
These design changes will be much subtler than a complete vehicle redesign, which the Camry last received in 2012. Along with slight cosmetic changes industry sources expect Toyota to boost the Camry’s fuel efficiency with either a new engine or automatic transmission.
Toyota will likely also put additional emphasis on safety features due to its recent six-million-vehicle recall to fix faulty components such as an airbag spring and driver seat stabilizers.
The Camry is the number-one selling car model in the U.S, and has been for the past decade. In the past two years alone, Toyota has sold over 400,000 units.
Competition this year could be tough. Both Chrysler and Hyundai have complete redesigns for the 2015 model year with the 200 and the Sonata, respectively.
In addition to the Camry, Toyota will also be displaying its FT-1 Concept that debuted earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show. The FT-1, which is rumored by some to be the next iteration of the Supra, is a “pure performance, track-focused sports car model created by CALTY Design Research, Toyota’s North American Design branch.” The concept was build as an idea of what future Toyota cars may look like both for on and off the racetrack.
Toyota’s press conference is set for April 15 at 9:10 a.m. from the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
[Pictured above: Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept, which could influence some of the 2015 Camry's design language. Credit: New York Daily News]
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