Toyota Camry makes welcome return to the Irish motor market

After a fourteen year absence, the Toyota Camry is back on sale in Ireland with an entry level price of €39,750 for the base ‘Hybrid’ model.

The four door saloon is offered in three grade options (Hybrid, Hybrid ‘Sol’ and Hybrid ‘Platinum’ ), and is the first Camry with a self-charging hybrid powertrain and has been revamped inside and out.

Toyota notes that the Camry is available with a highly responsive 2.5-litre hybrid electric system which it claims produces up to 90 percent fewer NOX emissions and less CO2 emissions compared to driving a diesel vehicle.

It also claims to deliver excellent fuel economy of up to 5.3l per 100km or up to 53.3mpg even under the latest Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP ) emission test, meaning that road tax is from just €180.

The sleek new design of the Camry is thanks to the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA ) platform. Toyota explains that the TNGA design and engineering philosophy packs in superlative build quality, highly effective layout design and innovative, user-friendly technology.

Drivers will benefit from good legroom of 980 mm, and impressive height and shoulder room. The top Japanese carmaker claims that the quiet drive, thanks to the hybrid powertrain, is made even more tranquil with the superior sound insulation that reduces road and wind noise.

Toyota’s ‘Safety Sense’ comes as standard in the new Camry Hybrid, giving drivers what it describes as complete peace of mind while providing a unique set of advanced driver assistance technologies. Drivers will benefit from automatic high beam, full-range adaptive cruise control and lane departure alert with steering control. Radar sensors and cameras assist with detecting potential collisions and monitor road signs.

A wealth of innovations and comforts have been made standard on the Camry, with the Hybrid Sol grade (from €40,750 ) coming with leather seating and door trims as standard, along with heated seats and satellite navigation.

In addition to Toyota’s innovative safety sense system, standard across all grades will include LED lights, smart entry, rear privacy glass, power retractable heated door mirrors, rear view camera, dual climate control and three years servicing.

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