To replace Avensis: Toyota Camry returns to Europe with a hybrid plant

To replace Avensis: Toyota Camry returns to Europe with a hybrid plant

June 21, 2018 2 By autotimesnews

In Europe, Toyota Camry of the new generation will be offered only with a hybrid installation.

Toyota has officially announced the return of the Camry sedan to Western Europe. On the European market, sales of the model were turned down 14 years ago due to low demand. So, if in 1997 Camry sold out in Europe in a circulation of 10 434 copies, in 2003 there was realized only 2 401 units. The new generation sedan will replace Avensis, which was completed in the British Bernaston again because of weak sales (25,319 sold in 2017 cars). Note that it was Avensis that replaced Camry in its time: in the same 2003 in Europe, 102 472 such cars were sold.

Europeans will be offered only a hybrid Camry with a gasoline atmospheric engine with capacity of 2.5 liter and 178 hp and a 120-horsepower electric motor. The total output of the hybrid is 211 hp (Camry Hybrid is also sold in the US and Japan). According to preliminary data, sedans will be delivered to Europe from the Japanese plant.

The European dealers will get cars in the first quarter of 2019, prices have not yet been announced. The four-door Avensis in the UK, for example, costs from 18,910 pounds.

Recall, the world premiere of the eighth generation Toyota Camry took place at the beginning of last year. The sedan is built on the platform GA-K architecture TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture).