Toyota Camry Hybrid India Launches At Rs 29.75 lakh
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Wednesday launched India’s first locally manufactured hybrid car, Camry Hybrid priced at Rs 29.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The vehicle will be manufactured at a separate assembly line within TKM’s second plant located in Bidadi, near Bangalore, in Karnataka.
“Globally India is the 9th country to manufacture Toyota hybrid vehicles,” TKM said in a statement.
The recently launched 7th generation Toyota Camry Hybrid combines a newly developed hybrid exclusive 2.5 petrol engine with an electric motor and runs on ‘Hybrid Synergy Drive’, which senses when to switch between the two power sources – petrol engine and electric motor. It delivers a mileage of 19.16 kmpl with 122.8 gm per kms of CO2 emission.
The petrol motor on the Camry Hybrid retains the same 2,494cc displacement but the engine output now drops to 160PS and 213Nm of torque, compared to the 181PS and 233Nm from the petrol only engine. But the hybrid also gets added boost from the electric motor which together give an impressive total system power output of 205 PS.
Toyota hybrid has a history of more than 15 years to its credit and globally Toyota has sold over 5 million hybrid cars. The Toyota Camry brand was first introduced in in India in 2002. In 2012, TKM began locally manufacturing the petrol Camry.
“It is our endeavor to offer the best vehicles with most advanced technology to India. Toyota is a pioneer in Hybrid technology and thus we were very keen to manufacture the all New Camry Hybrid in India, as well,” Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company said.
In addition to the features available in the petrol Camry, the Camry Hybrid comes with more than 35 enhancements. These include a rear armrest with controls for power recline rear seats, a power sunshade for the rear windshield, and a 3 zone air conditioning system among other comforts.
Camry Hybrid is available in four attractive colors of Grey Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic and Attitude Black. Bookings and deliveries start immediately.