Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2012 Toyota Camry Starts At $22,715 On October 3rd

The all-new 2012 Toyota Camry, in its seventh generation, was introduced from Los Angeles Paramount Studios and the factory at Georgetown, Kentucky. The Camry again offers three powertrain choices: a revised 178 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg city/35 highway, a 268 horsepower DOHC 3.5-liter V6, available in the SE and XLE grades, with projected EPA-estimated ratings of 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway and a highly revised 200 horsepower Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, including a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivering EPA-estimated 43 mpg city/39 mpg highway/41 mpg combined. The gas-engine LE, XLE and SE models come equipped exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that offers a sequential manual shift mode using the console shifter.

The Camry L has a base MSRP of $21,955 excluding a $760 delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee which is applied to all models. The Camry LE is $545 more, carrying a base MSRP of $22,500, a decrease of $200 or 0.9 percent compared to the 2011 model. Four-cylinder SE models will have an MSRP of $23,000, a decrease of $965 or 4.0 percent. The 2012 SE V6 model will remain priced at $26,640. The Camry XLE will start at $24,725 for four-cylinder models, a decrease of $2,000 or 7.5 percent compared to previous model year. The MSRP for XLE V6 models will be $29,845, which is the same price as the 2011 model.

The Camry Hybrid LE will carry a MSRP of $25,900, a decrease of $1,150 compared to the 2011 model. The premium Camry Hybrid XLE model features a MSRP of $27,400, a decrease of $800 compared to the previous model with upgrade package. The all-new Camry Hybrid yields a more-than-30 percent boost in fuel economy in the EPA city and combined driving cycles, compared to the previous generation, thanks largely to the new hybrid powertrain, but also due to lighter vehicle weight and optimized aerodynamics.

The new Camry models with four-cylinder and V6 engines will begin reaching Toyota dealers in October and Camry Hybrid models will arrive in November.