Toyota’s just updated one of its best selling cars of all time, the Camry sedan, with a set of new features. The 2013 model of the Camry gets five new features on the inside. The exteriors remain untouched considering the fact that the Camry is under two years old in markets globally. So, a facelift for the outside of the car is something that’ll arrive in the next year or so, like most mid career facelifts do. Also, the engine and gearbox options on the 2013 Camry are carried over from the 2012 model. For now, here’s a round up of the five new features on the “international” 2013 Camry luxury sedan.
* Colour matched arm rest
* Soft-touch door panel trim
* 6.1-inch touch screen infotainment unit
* Stitched door panel accents for cars featuring Leather upholstery
* Rear cross traffic alert feature is added to the Blind Spot Identification System
If you’re wondering what the whole emphasis on “international” is all about, it is to signify that these changes are available on the Camrys sold internationally and that it will take quite a while to come to India considering the fact that the Camry is barely a year old in India. Also, the Camry sold in India comes with stingy equipment levels. Given the fact that Indians pay more than double the money that most other car buyers pay for the Camry internationally, a better spec is something that should be on top of Toyota Kirloskar India’s bucket list as and when they decide to give the Indian Camry a facelift.
The Camry sold in India is equipped with a petrol engine displacing 2.5 liters. The engine outputs 180 Bhp of peak power and 233 Nm of peak torque. The engine that comes with variable valve technology is mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox with a sequential gearshift function. The Camry sold in India gets leather interiors. The driver seat comes with a 8 way power adjustable function. On the safety front, the India-spec Camry gets twin airbags, ABS and EBD. The car is assembled in India through the CKD route and is priced at INR 23.8 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.