The 2012 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid were unveiled just days ago following major hype and great anticipation and people haven’t stopped talking about the new model since. The 2012 Camry Hybrid was just named by NADAguides as the car of the month.
The people behind NADAguides cited improvements made to the interior and the exterior of the car, as well as a decrease in price for certain trim levels as major reasons for receiving the award. Even the top of the line XLE trimline yeilds 43 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway for a combined total of 41 miles per gallon. Pretty impressive numbers for a hybrid that can still do 0-60 in a reasonable 7.6 seconds, thanks in large part to the 200 horsepower 2.5-liter engine and hybrid drive system.
Troy Snyder, Director of Product Development at NADAguides said, “From the moment you sit inside the all-new 2012 Camry it is clear to see that Toyota rethought every detail of the interior – ensuring it was comfortable, instinctive for the driver to navigate and overall appealing in design. While behind the wheel of the 2012 Camry XLE Hybrid I had to actually remind myself that it was a hybrid – the usual motor change and braking feel that comes with hybrid models disappears in the 2012 model. This is definitely a vehicle that hybrid consumers need to drive.”
The 2012 Toyota Camry recieved noticable updates to its design but many critics believe Toyota did not do enough, they played it safe. The Camry’s bodylines were trimmed down and sharpened but no real updates were made to the powertrain on any models of the Hybrid or traditional models. But maybe a slight update is all that was needed to keep the Camry’s status as the best selling car in America.
The 2012 Camry is expected at most dealerships later this month.