This is the second of two blog articles focusing on important characteristics of the new 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The first article concentrated on the vehicle’s external and internal design features.
2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: powertrain
The new Camry Hybrid’s 2.5-litre self-charging hybrid electric powertrain combines fuel efficiency, low emissions and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness. It delivers 215bhp and CO2 emissions from as low as 98g/km, with combined cycle fuel consumption of only 67.3mpg.
Its four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine provides high power output with smooth, refined operation, and boasts world-class maximum thermal efficiency of 41%. It incorporates an array of Toyota advanced technologies, including electronically adjustable dual variable valve-timing and direct fuel injection for optimal power, emissions performance and fuel efficiency.
The Toyota Hybrid System II includes new Sequential Shiftmatic technology which allows the driver to make ‘gearshifts’ that mimic the style of a quick-shifting, six-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: driving dynamics
Camry’s all-new, TNGA-based GA-K platform is key to its greater dynamic abilities and superior ride quality. The lightweight, highly rigid bodyshell offers a substantial 30% increase in torsional rigidity over the previous model. A new, four-point engine mounting system has been designed to dramatically reduce engine vibration, while further increasing the vehicle’s overall rigidity and handling stability.
A new suspension has been designed to deliver premium ride quality that surpasses other vehicles in its class. It consists of a MacPherson strut system at the front and a new double wishbone layout at the rear that offers superior stability and flatter cornering.
The platform is designed to give a low centre of gravity, which results in a more engaging driving position and more precise, responsive handling with less body roll. As a result, the overall vehicle and bonnet heights have been reduced and the cabin floor has been lowered.
2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: increased safety levels
The new Camry Hybrid comes as standard with Toyota Safety Sense, a set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations.
It benefits from Pre-Collision Safety with a Pedestrian Detection function, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist. Further driver support and safety-enhancing systems include a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, front and rear corner clearance sonars, a parking monitor with parking guidelines, and a full suite of braking and traction control systems.
Camry’s body structure is designed to absorb impacts, dispersing collision energy to help prevent deformation of the high-strength cabin area. A new inner bonnet structure and impact-absorbing cowl structure contribute to first class pedestrian protection.
Please note that UK specifications and details will be confirmed nearer to launch