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2024 Toyota Camry Spy Photos, Pictures & Interior -It is not a coincidence that the present generation of the Toyota Camry will need to be replaced not long after its main competitor in the segment, the Honda Accord, underwent a significant makeover for 2023. In a normal setting, the announcement of an upcoming new Camry may provoke yawns or a complete lack of interest. After all, when it comes to midsize sedans, which are often stuffy and utilitarian vehicles, the Toyota has long been regarded as the pick that is the safest and most boring. We believe that this pattern will carry over into the subsequent generation of the Camry, which is scheduled to debut in 2024 or 2025. This was, in fact, the case up until fairly recently, since the model that is on sale now is without a doubt the most daringly designed and athletically tuned member of the breed.
Let’s have a look at the market category that the new Camry will compete in so that we can get a sense of what to anticipate from it. The popularity of sedans, as well as vehicles in general, is rapidly declining in comparison to that of trucks and SUVs. The Ford Fusion and the Mazda 6 are just two examples of midsize sedans that were once market stalwarts but have since been discontinued; a number of other models will also be going away in the near future. But take a look at some of the sedans that have managed to stay competitive, such as the Honda Accord, the Nissan Altima, the Hyundai Sonata, and the Kia K5 (formerly the Optima).
In an effort to maintain potential customers’ interest, the appearance of these four-door vehicles has been updated to be more assertive and brash, and they now feature sportier interiors. After all, it is safe to believe that anybody who continues to purchase a car rather than an SUV or truck is doing so, at least in part, because they want something that drives more like a vehicle and is more enjoyable to operate. The ability to convey to others their desires by styling that is low, broad, and un-SUV-like is helpful. In the furnace of form and performance shattering the type of staid function that formerly fueled the success of midsize cars, be ready for the Camry to grow crazier.
Putting aside the demands that are placed on sedans to differentiate themselves further, there are forces inside Toyota that might drive the Camry into territory that is more expressive. Recently, President and CEO Akio Toyoda has been on a performance kick, personally ushering in the creation of popular items such as the turbocharged GR Corolla rally rocket, the GR86 and GR Supra sports cars, and other hot products in the automotive industry. His impact can be seen across the whole of Toyota’s vehicle portfolio, which has slowly shifted toward more sporty looks and improved chassis tuning as a result of his efforts. You will see a lot more SE and XSE variations of new Toyotas that previously had any sporty pretension. These variants will be available on hybrid family vehicles such as the new Prius and the Corolla. There are other trims that are more conventional and conservative, such as the L, LE, and XLE, although even those have been cosmetically upgraded to meet Toyota’s standards.
In point of fact, the Prius serves as a quite accurate indicator of what lies ahead for the Camry. Have you seen the most recent version of that hybrid? It has always been peculiar and unattractive to the naked eye. To compare it to a Prius, it is undeniably out of the ordinary, futuristic, and alluring. We drew quite a bit of influence from the Prius for the design rendering that we created for the 2024 Toyota Camry. This can be seen most prominently in the C-shaped LED headlamp bezels, lower-bumper intakes, and the rakish profile that we created. After feeding images of the Prius, the current Camry, and the upcoming Crown sedan into an artificial intelligence picture generator, we worked with the results.
This is how we got at the low-slung sedan with the aggressive stance that you see in this photo. There are certain aspects in the face that are reminiscent of the Prius, for sure, but what truly adds to the drama is the lengthy wheelbase, the curved roofline, and the crisp flank surface. We added a modest body package that was very much like the one that is now available on the TRD variant of the Camry, but we blackened out the trim and added some red pinstriping for good measure. This helped the overall appearance tremendously.
If you can believe it, things become a little less realistic in the rear, with those deep false bumper intakes, broad taillights styled after the ones on the GR86 sports car, and license plate nacelle placed atop a diffuser. These would all have startling practical ramifications if they were really there. For instance, the future generation of the Camry could have a more aggressive appearance, but it must still have a practical trunk opening.
Since Toyota released the current generation of the Camry in 2018, the company’s in-car technology suite has undergone significant development. The most recent iteration of Toyota’s Audio Multimedia interface may be identified by the attendant touchscreens’ support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as simplified menus that are not, however, completely user-friendly. The screen is provided in two different sizes, 8.0 inches, and 12.3 inches, and we believe that both of these sizes will be available on the next-generation Camry. The 8.0-inch device will likely be found on the more affordable versions, while the 12.3-inch screen will be standard on the more expensive ones.
You should also anticipate that the most recent active safety features offered by Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 will be included as standard equipment, representing an upgrade above the feature set offered by the current Camry’s TSS 2.5+. TSS 3.0 adds “Proactive Driving Assist,” which Toyota humorously refers to as “PDA.” This is a system that automatically “provides gentle braking into curves or gentle braking and/or steering to help support driving tasks, such as distance control between your vehicle and a precinct,” and it is already included with TSS 2.5+. TSS 2.5+ already includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and automatic high.
Given that Toyota has only just released its next-generation hybrid turbo engines on the 2023 Lexus RX F Sport 500h and the new Toyota Crown sedan, we have every reason to believe that the company will be able to provide variants of the 2024 Camry that has the performance to back up the wilder appearance. This setup is good for between 340 and 366 horsepower, and it combines a turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, an electric motor, and another electric motor that powers the rear axle. Both of these figures are significantly higher than the 301 horsepower produced by the 3.5-liter V-6 that Toyota offers as the Camry’s up-level option at the moment.
The hybridized 2.5-liter inline-four engine that acts as the drivetrain for the existing Camry hybrid (with a decent 208 horsepower) would most likely continue over as the hybrid version of the base engine for the next model. What about a Camry that runs exclusively on gas? It is feasible, but more than likely it will occur in the context of a performance-oriented GR (that’s short for “Gazoo Racing”) variation such as the GR Corolla. Toyota has been dropping hints about a GR Camry, but we believe the company is holding off on releasing one until a new generation of the Camry is available. It is already stretched from its original home, the subcompact overseas Yaris hatchback, so perhaps a boosted version of the turbo 2.4-liter I-4 from the hybrid vehicle mentioned earlier would be more suitable for the one-size-up Camry. The turbocharged I-3 and adjustable all-wheel-drive system from the GR Corolla seem like they would be a stretch on the one-size-up Camry.