Sunday, November 13, 2011

2012 Toyota Camry Review

Toyota introduced the all-new, seventh generation 2012 Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in America for nine years in a row and 13 of the last 14 years. In 2012 Camry starts a bold design and sophisticated with a new more spacious interior, improved driving dynamics and a ride even quieter than before. With class-leading safety, fuel economy and added multimedia technology, the end result is the best Toyota Camry ever made. Introduced in 1983, the Toyota Camry later to establish the model of the modern mid-size sedan, the establishment of benchmarks for quality, dependability and reliability, with a comfortable ride, quiet. Since then, Toyota has sold over 15 million Camry models around the world.

2012 Toyota Camry
"The new 2012 Camry combines a change in values ​​of the car - such as comfort, efficiency, reliability and security - with a sleek and attractive driving experience," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division vice president and CEO. "The competition in the midsize sedan segment is stronger than ever, and the new Camry is designed to maintain its leadership for a long time, while expanding its appeal."

2012 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry again offers three engine choices, all of which were upgraded in 2012 to give better fuel economy and performance sensitive. All Camry models with the revised 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine now offers 178 horsepower, an increase of nine horses and 170 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated the fuel economy of 25 mpg city/35 highway and 28 mpg combined is two more than the previous generation Camry. The 2.5-liter engine employs Dual VVT-i (Dual Timing-intelligent variable valve timing), which controls the distribution on both the intake and exhaust camshafts for optimal performance and efficiency at all speeds the engine. The acoustic control system (ACIS) helps optimize the torque over a wide speed range.

Performance and efficiency

The DOHC 3.5-liter V6, available in SE and XLE grades, delivers 268 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4700 rpm. Improvements of this engine to increase fuel consumption should note EPA estimated 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway, the best for all current average V6 sedan.

The chain used by V6 dual overhead cams and variable valve timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i). To improve efficiency, the V6 has a new oil, low viscosity automatic transmission fluid warmer that provides transmission operating temperature more quickly in cold weather. Ratios driving higher end equipment also help improve fuel economy in the new Toyota Camry.

The gas-engine LE, XLE and SE models are equipped with only a six-speed sequential automatic hand held console that offers manual gear. Intelligent control adapts shifting strategy in response to driver input, fast kick-down. Additionally, the Camry SE provides only a "D series" moves sequentially, allowing the hand to move to the new steering wheel paddle levers, even if the change of mode console "D". Also exclusive to Toyota Camry SE, automatic features the fastest growing mode at a time when "S" downshift blipping control emphasize a sense of sportsmanship.

Any new Camry Hybrid sets a new standard for mid-size sedan hybrid

The new Camry Hybrid debuted a revised version of the transmission of the Hybrid Synergy Drive brand, including a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Hybrid 2012 Camry LE with EPA mpg city/39 mpg estimated 43 mpg highway/41 combined, will be more than 30 vehicles per cent boost the economy of fuel and the combined EPA city driving cycle, the previous generation, in largely thanks to a new hybrid transmission, but also for the lighter weight and optimized aerodynamics.

With its unique interface, the Hybrid Synergy Drive combines the output of a small four-cylinder high-torque electric motor. The system produces a combined 200 horsepower and varies power the gasoline engine and electric motor, or combines both, as needed.

The new 2.5-liter engine, such as the 2.4-liter it replaces, use the Atkinson cycle (late intake valve closing for the expansion ratio increased compression ratio) for maximum efficiency. Valve, variable valve timing, and intelligence (VVT-i) intake camshaft system more torque, which is higher than the previous engine. Electric water pump, roller rocker valve train type and variable output oil pump to reduce internal friction, which led the economy.

A new water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is used to ensure the lowest emissions possible for all categories of vehicle speeds and helps to increase energy efficiency. By cooling and control of exhaust gas is injected into each cylinder, the system removes the need to Richen air-fuel mixture to control the temperature of the cylinder.

2012 Camry Hybrid meets-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle-credit) requirements. The new sound-absorbing material in the engine speed control and more linear and the 2012 Camry Hybrid over the pleasant sound acceleration.

Because there are situations where the engine off in the Toyota Camry Hybrid, air conditioning and power steering systems electrically operated. Efficiency measures in the new Hybrid Synergy Drive consists of a reduction of internal losses in the bridge, improving the control of the motor voltage and optimization of regenerative braking. The battery nickel metal hydride proved that it is located in the luggage compartment behind the rear seats, now has improved air cooling. Its more compact size, with the movement of DC / DC converter to the engine compartment, resulting in a suitcase, which is 2.1 cubic feet larger than the previous generation of the Camry Hybrid.

Lighter overall vehicle weight also helps to improve performance and fuel economy. Its 7.6 seconds from zero to 60 acceleration time places Camry hybrid models with four-cylinder and V6. Tyres with reduced rolling resistance available for the first time in 17 inch size, also contribute to fuel economy increases.

New for 2012 Camry Hybrid, an EV-Drive mode allows the driver of the car run on battery for up to 1.6 miles at low speeds (below about 25 km / h). EV lights when the vehicle is driven solely by the electric motor.

As in previous Toyota Camry Hybrid, optimizes throttle response ECO mode and air-out to give maximum fuel economy. A hybrid instrument cluster with an exclusive hybrid system indicator and fuel gauge helps the driver to drive the car as economically as possible.

Instantaneous fuel economy is indicated by an LED (Light Emitting Diodes) around the outside of the gauge of the average fuel economy. Multi-information display graphically shows the car fuel economy in real time and can also display the flow of energy, and information distance cruising.

As before, use engine braking converts to a generator, capturing kinetic energy of the spinning wheels of vehicles more, store it in the hybrid battery. Put the gear lever to "B" brake uses a form of engine braking for better control in the steep descents. New Hill Start Assist helps prevent the car from back when starting on an incline when the brake pedal is released.

Exclusive exterior and interior design and logo key differentiating Camry Hybrid 2012 Camry models of others. The interior finish is a unique hybrid instrument panel and databases through the door, overhead console panels and shift knob. The Camry Hybrid also has its own unique seat fabric ivory or light gray. An exclusive leather and Ultrasuede is also available. A panel of three dial Optitron gauge with chrome outer ring has a luxurious look.

Degree Strategy

The all-new Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid will offer six different qualities of the model to choose. Camry will be available in entry-level L, value-oriented LE, XLE and sporty SE premium grades. The XLE and SE is available with four-cylinder engines and V6. The Camry Hybrid is available in LE and XLE grades.


2012 Camry employs a simple but elegant and modern, emphasizing larger, the lower position than previous models. Design pass "piece of architecture" through the crisp lines of the precise nature, while the more strongly curved cross-section of the door, rocker panel molding and more specific (chrome accents, LE and XLE) Camry gives the most expressive.

Headlights See more dynamic shape, with a pronounced curvature of M units of the radius of the bumper cover. Fog lights are standard on the SE and XLE classes. Taillights are wrapped tightly sides of the body, the upper trunk that goes from the panel.

The Camry LE and XLE feature additional exterior chrome trim and the SE-class debut of his lower body design and exclusive fine mesh grille upper section. SE is also equipped with three-piece lower grille fog lamps section housing headlights with black sports trim edge. The rocker link lists are more important to clean the integrated front and rear spoilers, focuses on the extent and the trunk lid spoiler is integrated.

2012 Toyota Camry
Select the new body design has four new colors. Two colors (Metallic Black Attitude and clear blue water) is completely new to Toyota in the attitude US metallic melts into a bright blue pigment for an exciting take on the traditional black, Clearwater Blue incorporates a silver metallic pigment to borrow the shadow of a glassy, ​​water-like finish.

Interior Design

All who are almost the same external dimensions as the previous generation Camry 2012 offers a more spacious interior and cozy. Designing a new dashboard, seat locations changed, redesigned seats and "poor" door pillar trim and trim combine to add the real space and perceptual space more while improving outward visibility. Reposition the driver's seat and steering wheel standard tilt / telescopic (tilt up to 33 percent for driver comfort) also support forward visibility and improve the position of the driver.

The accelerator pedal and the front seats moved forward and the rear seat hip point was positioned behind couple more within 0.6 inches, by a front seat backs adds to a room in the back of the knee -1.8 inches. Redesigned center console and the front edge of the cushion of the rear seats up in the middle of the room on the back seat leg by two inches.

Not so obvious are the many areas where the Toyota Camry designers transformed the interior to increase the feeling of space, including A-and B-pillars sky above the rear seat and door trim. In most vehicles have left the space between the structure and fittings to give a "clean" surface. Using a model of car lean approach, detail trim follows the structure below. The result is extra space, which contributes much more to a sense of comfort that gains in just a millimeter might suggest.

Textures in three dimensions for the construction and material contrast with the new dashboard with a sense of depth, while the forms themselves contribute to a more spacious cabin and greater visibility before. The curves clearly central cluster appears to float above the dashboard, reducing its visual mass. Soft textures used in the upper instrument panel, upper door trim, door armrests and center console armrest also increase the comfort in the Camry. Embroidered on the padding of the dashboard and the corresponding soft sealing gaskets, contributes to a sense of luxury. Aluminum and chrome color used wisely.

The Camry LE and XLE grades have either ivory or gray head, the Camry SE has a unique interior in black on black or black on gray. Redesigned front seat frames, upper back and seat cushions addition to improving comfort. The height adjustable driver's seat offers a range of about half inch wider than before (total travel time is 2.4 inches). SE sport front seats provide lateral forces thicker, and the exclusive three-spoke leather steering wheel paddle shifters provides control for the six-speed automatic transmission.

For the year 2012, the Toyota Camry offers four coating materials of seat: fabric LE and XLE, SE Softex fabric, leather upholstery is standard on XLE V6 (optional four-cylinder XLE), Ultrasuede ® and leather available the SE and XLE Hybrid. Heated seats are standard on the XLE V6 and are available in SE, XLE and Hybrid four-cylinder with various degrees of temperature control.

The new Camry provides the additional functionality that consumers demand today, but retains its simple controls and intuitive to use. Controls provide a high precision sensor, when used. Particular attention was paid to the function and comfort with the design of the center console. Soft kneepads on both sides adds comfort for the driver and passenger, front has a 12V power outlet and easy access to USB / input port for connecting iPods and other multimedia devices. A sliding rear support - rather than the more traditional flip-up design - provides easier access to either front seat. Two-wheel design, with integrated audio controls and Bluetooth ® are presented: one to four rays for LE, a leather-wrapped four-spoke XLE and sporty three-spoke, leather-wrapped wheel for SE.

All grades are now equipped with a standard 60/40 split folding rear seat backs that expand cargo capacity. The seats can be lowered by a remote trigger zone of the trunk. The side airbags in the rear seat are standard across the board, and an armrest with cup holders add comfort and convenience.

Advanced Connectivity

Fully integrated with the Camry is a state-of-the-art electronics and advanced connectivity features. Connecting to a Bluetooth hands-free function, is now available in an enhancement feature automatically transfers the phone book. The standard also has a USB port, which allows playback of music and video on portable media players with the vehicle's audio system and available for in-dash screen, including full integration with the iPod.

The standard audio system in the LE, XLE and SE has a 6.1 inch screen and six speakers. The screen also displays the energy monitor and data on fuel consumption, and works as a monitor for the built-in backup available (SE and XLE only) and the audio system display. The display also features a new navigation system based on the value and serves as a portal for Entune, Toyota innovative multimedia. An HD Radio system allows digital audio available in CD quality from FM broadcasts, and has features that maximize analog and AM broadcast quality sound. The system will include HD Radio with iTunes tagging for future purchase and SiriusXM Satellite Radio ™.

2012 Toyota Camry
The high-end audio has a new seven-inch navigation system with hard disk Entune Premium ™ and JBL. This system provides a new shared screen feature that shows both navigation and audio.

Toyota Camry also offers the new JBL GreenEdge ™ audio system that combines an eight-channel amplifier and door-mounted "acoustic lens" speakers, to provide a high quality sound. GreenEdge The amplifier achieved a 66 percent reduction in the total mass and a 50 percent improvement in the effectiveness of sound. The speakers produce an increase in production GreenEdge sound with the same power consumption or less than conventional models.

Entune multimedia system

Camry is the first Toyota Entune multimedia system. For the first time in a Toyota car, the new system is based on mobile smartphones to provide a rich experience in the vehicle with fully integrated access to navigation, entertainment and information.

Toyota Entune made his debut for the first time, committed to support mobile applications, such as Bing, an open table, and, and access to useful travel-related services, such as live weather, traffic, information fuel (location and price), stocks, and sports. Toyota Entune brings the largest selection of music from alternative vehicles such as iheartradio of 750 + stations and Pandora's personalized music service.

Audio Systems feature best in class combination Entune, conversational advanced voice recognition, which helps the driver stay focused on the road, eliminating the need to memorize thousands of voice commands. The system also allows the voice to read back and the ability to listen to text messages, with the ability to respond, a pre-defined 'Quick Reply' messages such as: ". I'm driving and will respond later"

Silence a new benchmark for midsize sedan

Long hailed as a benchmark for smooth ride and quiet in the segment of small and medium enterprises, the all-new Camry will reset the standard by adoption of the two attributes to an even higher level of refinement. To reduce noise in the cabin, attention focused on the elimination of stand noise. As engines became more refined and quiet, the sound of wind and road noise tend to be more sensitive to drivers and passengers. The reading, low noise (in decibels) is not always a subjective inner peace. The perception of the occupants calm depends on the type and frequency of sound.

It was determined that these sounds perceptible to enter the cabin, and additional insulation is placed in these areas. New absorbing materials to silence any noise that manages to enter. In particular, the engineers focused on the suppression of sounds that are close to the frequencies of the human voice to provide an environment that is more comfortable for conversation.

Measures aimed at reducing wind noise include stronger door and rocker box gaskets, optimized placement of insulation, the foam is used in the roof, pillars and doors glass used in the V6 sound and windshield of the hybrid model, and special bracing of the contribution of the cover plates.

Dashboard structure and composition, one of the most complex areas of modern cars, has been fully optimized to prevent the intrusion of noise. It can also be a source of noise intrusion. Structure uses a new member of the cross and the central pair, and aluminum sheet to suppress resonance and reduces vibration. Steel with aluminum, asphalt, foam is used to absorb vibration energy, increasing the efficiency of block votes.

External Dash Silencer uses a layer of air between the panel and sound absorbing effect. A layer uses the inner silence felt soft and difficult to block a wide range from low to high frequencies. Amortization of coating thickness and areas of application have been optimized to reduce the vibration of the floor panel and the penetration of sound through the ground, and a new type of carpet can eliminate the noise. Silent panels installed on the rear wheel housing, and new sound-absorbing materials added to the inside wall of the trunk to further reduce road noise the tires and wheels.

Exceptional handling and ride

A stiffer body structure, revised front suspension, redesigned rear suspension and aerodynamics all contribute to permeate the new Camry with the linear stability and a greater sharper steering response, while increasing overall comfort. The stability of handling more than simply convey a sense of driving pleasure, also greatly affect the direction of the driver safety.

In 2012, the Toyota Camry body structure uses a large amount of high-strength steel (440 MPa or more) even stronger than before and made of high tensile strength (590 MPa or more), resulting in a body stronger but lighter than the previous model. Flared design on the doors and wings allows the use of thin build, even stronger. High impact aluminum are lighter solid supports even stronger than before. Cover newly developed plastic bumpers and hood louvers also reduces weight.

Hat section stiffened by additional suspension stiffness of the region, to suppress a twist. The front suspension towers are connected directly through the cap to increase the rigidity and the method of fixing brackets and reinforcement has been confirmed. The new chassis and the rear of the rear frame side control to increase the strength and torsional rigidity.

The McPherson strut front suspension now uses reverse wound coil springs that improve stability in a straight line. Damping shock absorber and stabilizer bar thickness has been optimized as well. The rear suspension retains the familiar configuration of dual-link leg of the previous model, but has been redesigned with a new geometry (increasing pinching in the corners and braking) and those retuned to enhance stability when cornering. Spiral springs, bushings, stabilizer bar and shock absorbers have all been revised.

The rear lights and side mirrors are included in the 2012 Camry, Aero stabilizer fins, inspired by Formula One Racing Technology, which creates a vortex air sides of the body to stabilize and promote the body's handling characteristics. The aerodynamic elements substrate to adjust the airflow under the car, but also to promote the smooth ride.

The Camry SE model has specific suspension components and tuning, including the exclusive direction of rockets and lighter, stiffer front lower control arms. The front and rear springs are unique to this model, springs and dampers have internal rebound for greater rolling resistance swing. The No. 1 arm rear suspension using a ring bearer pillow-ball to further enhance handling agility.

All new Camry will be the first to the latest Toyota Electric power steering (EPS) control system, which will provide greater flexibility to sense the direction of adjustment. The system controls the response of energy assistance based on vehicle speed and steering input rate first. The function of detecting the vehicle speed to provide a light effort at low speeds, switching to a moderate effort at high speeds.

If you like to have assistance power ratio, which offers a sportier feel than the LE and XLE.

In addition, electricity is consumed only when energy is needed to help, helping to improve fuel economy. Electric power steering is also more environmentally friendly, requiring no hydraulic fluid.

All grades have Toyota Camry newly developed all-season tires designed to maintain the optimal balance of fuel economy, handling, quietness, ride comfort and braking. The quality characteristics of standard 16 inches, the SE comes standard with five-spoke wheels 17-inch alloy V6 SE offers alloy wheels 18-inch first in a Camry. This last feature is unique turn-branches with 225/45R18 all-season tires. Camry SE models include tires with more grip. The Camry XLE comes standard with alloy wheels of 17 inches with an elegant style of 10 branches.


All 2012 Camry models are equipped with 10 airbags: dual front SRS airbags, front side airbags advanced and rear seat-mounted, side curtain airbags and driver and front passenger knee airbag. The passenger's knee airbag and side airbags for the rear seats are new Toyota Camry.

Camry body structure is designed to help absorb collision-impact forces and helps to minimize the effects of deformation to the passenger compartment. High-strength steel is used for the B-pillar and rocker panel reinforcement to help manage all the body changes shape, if certain side collisions. The seat frames are also designed to help absorb side collision loads. Internal structure of the hood and the front corner of the structure is designed to reduce injuries to pedestrians in a collision.

Like all Toyota models, Toyota Camry Star Safety System ™ feature standard, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and assistance braking. It also includes standard Smart Stop, Brake-by-pass. Electronic Tire Pressure Monitoring System is standard.

Another available security systems, Safety Connect, can access a call center with live operator who can dispatch the police vehicles and emergency services. The system combines automatic collision notification and the role of stolen vehicle tracking, which can track the location of stolen vehicles through GPS and help guide the police to retrieve it.

Available new blind spot monitor the use of sub-millimeter wave devices to detect radar vehicles in blind spots of the driver. When the system detects a car next to the lane, warns the driver of indicators to use mirrors. If the flash is turned on when the vehicle has a blind spot intended for the guidance of the lane, the indicator flashes a mirror. The driver can deactivate the system if you like.

2012 Toyota Camry
In 2012 Toyota Camry equipped with a screen audio systems and rearview camera when the vehicle is turned back, the sound will display the image of what the camera captures, with a superposition of lines representing the position of parking space and distance hurdles.