Fresh Toyota Camry news has landed that orders have been halted for the popular hybrid sedan model, but you can still order a petrol Camry
The Japanese automaker has said that 90 percent of buyers opt for a petrol-electric hybrid variant when choosing their new Toyota Camry.
The brand states that in the year up to September 2023, a total of 7130 Camrys were delivered, with 6490 of these being hybrid variants.
Pausing the orders of in-demand models is not uncommon for the Toyota brand, with the car market previously temporarily halting future sales of its GR Yaris and 70 Series Land Cruiser as demand far outstripped supply.
The Camry has held almost 70 percent total market share in Australia’s medium sedan segment so far in 2023.
The Camry remains to be the only series-parallel hybrid large sedan available on Australian shores, and has broad appeal with the rideshare and taxi business due to the sedan’s reliability, low running costs and practicality.
It’s possible that the Camry hybrid will not go back on sale in Australia before a new-generation version arrives. The next Camry is expected to be revealed in 2024.
The current-generation range of large Toyota sedans in Australia includes the Camry Ascent, Camry Ascent Sport, Camry SX and the flagship Camry SL.
The base Ascent petrol uses a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine which produces 152kW/243Nm. This drivetrain is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
A hybrid-electric 2.5-litre drivetrain with 160kW of power is available for Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX and SL models. It’s mated to Toyota’s CVT transmission. Hybrid models have a claimed fuel economy of 4.7L/100km combined.
Prices start from $34,320 before on-road costs for the base model Camry Ascent petrol vehicle and run up as high as the flagship $50,320 Toyota Camry SL hybrid.
Entry pricing for the popular hybrid drivetrain begins at $36,820 before on-road costs, or a pretty affordable $2500 extra cost over the equivalent petrol-only Ascent vehicle.
The current Toyota Camry vehicle range specs are as follows:
Stepping into the Ascent hybrid, owners gain:
Next up is the Camry Ascent Sport, which adds:
Next is the Camry SX which adds:
The flagship SL Camry adds to the specification with:
All Toyota Camrys come fitted with the following safety features:
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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