Toyota wishes to retain that No. 1 slot with a sedan that's quieter and larger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer than previously. Therefore, programmers have "expanded its charm by developing its emphasis," claims Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he claims it's important to "never forget why completely satisfied Camry proprietors keep coming back time and again."
A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent rise in power-- is anticipated to go into more than three-fourths of the autos. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard with the four-cylinder engine, and also a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's furnished with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come just with the automatic transmission.
Toyota has actually lowered rates, added conventional tools and changed the Camry lineup. The low-end CE model is gone, so crank-down windows are no longer available. Versions currently consist of the basic LE, upscale XLE and also a flashy brand-new SE with different suspension tuning as well as 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is optional for the very first time, and flexible pedals are scheduled to become offered in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car and also convertible, and also the Avalon car, are built on the very same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. Many Camrys sold in the United States have been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and also the brand-new design declares 85 percent domestic web content.
2002 Toyota Camry Le
Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, more upscale styling that is "an action from reasonable to sensuous," inning accordance with Project Supervisor Dan Hargitt. Yet the overall appearance hasn't already altered substantially from the fourth generation. 2 inches longer than earlier designs, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer compared to that of the Accord, and at 189.2 inches long in general, the Camry is about the same length as its Honda rival. The sporty SE sedan features a power outage grille, fog lamps and a rear looter.
The Accord comes as a coupe as well as car, however the Camry remains readily available as a four-door car only. The Camry Solara coupe as well as convertible have various styling as well as are dealt with as separate designs, as well as the Solara variation will not be upgraded up until later on.
Toyota claims that back legroom is 40 millimeters more than in the past and passenger hip factors are higher. Room is adequate for four grownups and also acceptable for five, and also the chauffeur's seat has sufficient fore-aft traveling to suit high as well as brief individuals. Basic 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the tons volume of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.
Standard LE devices consists of digital cooling, programmable automatic door locks, power home windows as well as mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt steering wheel. The center console consists of a bilevel storage box. Extra products on the XLE consist of power pole positions, warmed mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entry and also a rear sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains unique sporting activity fabric upholstery, cleaned chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever and sport assesses.
Under the Hood
Toyota's brand-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 157 hp and also friends to either a five-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 comes just with the automatic gearbox.
Curtain-type airbags are basic on the Camry XLE and also are joined by side-impact airbags for the front seats. Front airbags release in three stages, relying on crash problems. Anti-skid brakes are standard on the XLE and also V-6 designs as well as are available as an option on four-cylinder LE and SE sedans.
If the Camry has actually been criticized for anything in the past, it's been dull styling. Then again, promoting style isn't what causes greater than 400,000 buyers each year to drive one home from the car dealership. What most Camry customers look for is Toyota's online reputation for dependability and top quality, along with exceptional resale worth. When it's time to sell the Camry, somebody will aspire to obtain yours as a secondhand version.
Although its look has actually made no gigantic leaps into fresh region, the new Camry's form is appealing. All the other Camry characteristics are right here, and also if anything, they are much better than ever. Proprietors still get a pleasantly comfy ride, adequate interior room, joyous quietness as well as sensibly energetic efficiency. Velocity, in fact, reaches well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is nearly as quiet as the V-6. No wonder so many buyers are content with the four-cylinder versions.
Little charge in ride comfort is evident in the flashy brand-new SE sedan, which guarantees a little tauter handling compared to various other Camry trims. Yet distinctions are less than dramatic. Followers of manual transmissions will be pleased to find out that the manual-transmission Camry executes admirably, its bar clicking crisply via the gears without a care on the planet.