The popular sedan is almost ready for a redesign. It’s been a couple of years since we didn’t see any major change on the sedan. Now, the 2024 Toyota Camry might start the new generation. Usually, the Japanese carmaker does it every 5-7 years. With the current version dating back from 2018, the big update is expected in the 2024 or 2025 YM.
Under the hood of the 2024 Toyota Camry will be a standard setup and a hybrid engine. If the base version is not enough, a V6 is there to fix the situation. The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid could be even more efficient, although the current version can return more than 50 mpg.
The new Campy will remain between Corolla as a smaller car and the Mirai as the premium vehicle. After the redesign, we can expect a lot of eye-catching details and advanced technologies. Of course, the price will also be aligned with the costs of the development and production of a new car.
2024 Toyota Camry: Under the Hood
Multiple sources confirmed the all-new 2024 Toyota Camry. However, they all talk about the big redesign. Experts are justifying the move by the Japanese carmaker. But, there are not too many details about the powertrain lineup. The current lineup offers three choices, and we believe Toyota will stick to them.
The base 2024 Camry will come with a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit. An eight-speed automatic transmission works smoothly and sends power to the front wheels by default. The engine generates 206 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Some trim levels decrease the twist to 184 lb-ft. The new Camry will probably hit 40 mpg on highways. In an urban area, the gas mileage is still good – 30 mpg. All-wheel drive is optional and consumes significantly more fuel. Let’s hope the new car can do 30 mpg combined.
A 3.5-liter V6 is available for higher trim levels. It brings a boost of performance with 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft. The same transmission and drive types are there for a six-pot mill. Of course, it consumes more gas. The redesign won’t help it be competitive with a four-cylinder mill. The best we can get is about 27 mpg combined and 35 mpg on the highway.
Hybrid System With a Better Gas Mileage
If you are looking for savings, the 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid will be the best option. Expectations from the new generation are huge. Although the current model can do 52/53 mpg, that doesn’t mean Toyota will leave it be. The new hybrid system will be revisited and engineers will try to make it more efficient.
The setup is based on the 2.5-liter engine. Currently, it doesn’t enhance power outputs. Instead, the Camry Hybrid will draw attention with a superb mileage. You can do the math and see how long it will take for this configuration to pay off. Hybrid was a $2,000 upgrade. You save about 20 mpg. So, at current rates, the system returns the investment after just 10,000 miles. The new, improved hybrid will probably be more expensive.
2024 Toyota Camry TRD, GR, Other Packages
A lot of things will be new on the upcoming Camry. Of course, it leaves a door open for speculation. For example, many fans mention the 2024 Toyota Camry GR. Well, the Gazoo Racing team is pretty busy nowadays. You can see a lot of Toyota vehicles with this badge recently, including GR86, Supra, and even Hilux truck. Unfortunately, there are no details about Camry GR, and experts don’t think such a version will be available. Too bad, since there are plenty of cool renders out there.
Meanwhile, there is no chance that the company is dropping the 2024 Toyota Camry TRD. It is not the same version we find on crossovers, SUVs and trucks. For the sedan, the package brings a sportier look and handling. The main upgrade remains a V6 engine with extra power. Even if Toyota shakes things up here, a more potent configuration will be a centerpiece of the TRD package. Of course, there are also spoilers, sporty bumpers, premium interior with leather upholstery, unique colors and special wheels.
When Will 2024 Toyota Camry Be Available?
The new generation of the car is almost ready for production. The company will launch the 2024 Toyota Camry next summer. The sales start in the final quarter of 2023. The price goes up for sure. Let’s hope there won’t be unpleasant surprises. The current base model costs $26,000. Well, the new Camry will gain at least $1,000. Also, the price of hybrid and higher trim levels will be increased. Those models will be pushed closer to $40,000. Honda Accord and Ford Taurus (Mondeo) are the main rivals and alternatives. Still, Toyota is selling nearly as many Camrys as other carmakers their similar cars, together (REPORT).