Toyota has revealed the new ninth-generation 2025 Toyota Camry ahead of Australian sales in the second half of 2024. Using the same platform and mechanicals as the current model but with a heavy restyling effort and a new interior, the new-generation Camry will be hybrid only in this generation, like the new C-HR that’s due locally next year. This means that the 2.5-litre non-hybrid engine and the overseas 3.5-litre V6 will be canned, even in North America.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing & Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the global adoption of hybrid-electric technology for Camry reflected overwhelming consumer demand, including in Australia.
“Beyond the broad appeal of hybrid technology under the bonnet, we anticipate strong demand for the new Camry with its distinctive design, impeccable craftsmanship and premium interiors along with new-generation advances to dynamics, safety and convenience,” he said.
Riding on the same ‘TNGA’ platform as the current shape Camry, the 2025 Toyota Camry is not a clean sheet redesign, instead, a comprehensive facelift with new styling elements, a new drivetrain and new technology. While Toyota is yet to reveal its dimensions, we predict them to be very similar to the current model. The Camry’s styling has changed to incorporate the company’s latest styling theme, with a new headlight shape, new tailights and new wheels in either 17- or 18-inch form.
Under the bonnet of the 2025 Toyota Camry is the fifth generation of Toyota Hybrid System, which offers both more power and improved economy, according to Toyota. It’s the first time Australia will see the new system matched with the 2.5-litre petrol engine and will make a healthy 168kW of power, an increase of 8kW. The Camry’s suspension package has also apparently been retuned.
The interior of the 2025 Toyota Camry has seen a stylistic and technological upgrade with new 12.3-inch screens for both the infotainment and driver’s display on selected models – the entry-level car will have smaller 7.0- and 8.0-inch screens respectively. The company’s latest infotainment system – as seen in cars like the Corolla Cross and updated RAV4 – will feature as well, while the front seats have been redesigned for “ergonomic improvements for seating comfort”.
While full specifications are yet to be revealed, available equipment on the 2025 Toyota Camry will include features such as keyless entry with push button start, dual-zone climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an emergency SOS button and stolen vehicle updates. The top-spec model will add features like a JBL sound system, leather upholstery, paddle shifters, a head-up display, a 360-degree parking camera and heated and ventilated front seats.
The 2025 Toyota Camry is due on sale in Australia in the second half of 2024, with local pricing and specifications to be confirmed then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.