Toyota wants to keep that No. 1 slot with a car that's quieter and larger inside, as well as a wheelbase that is 2 inches longer compared to in the past. Therefore, designers have "expanded its charm by developing its focus," claims Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he claims it's vital to "never lose sight of why pleased Camry owners keep returning again and again."
A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent boost in power-- is anticipated to go into greater than three-fourths of the autos. A five-speed-manual transmission is common with the four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's geared up with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the automatic transmission.
Toyota has lowered rates, included basic devices and also changed the Camry schedule. The low-end CE model is gone, so crank-down windows are no more available. Models currently include the standard LE, upscale XLE as well as a sporty brand-new SE with various suspension adjusting and also 16-inch sport tires. A navigation system is optional for the first time, and flexible pedals are set up to become available in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible, as well as the Avalon sedan, are built on the same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. Most Camrys marketed in the United States have actually been made at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and the brand-new version claims 85 percent domestic web content.
2002 Toyota Camry Se
Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, extra high end designing that is "an action from sensible to sensuous," inning accordance with Job Manager Dan Hargitt. But the general appearance hasn't transformed drastically from the 4th generation. Two inches longer than earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer compared to that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry is about the very same length as its Honda rival. The stylish SE car includes a blackout grille, haze lamps and also a back spoiler.
The Accord comes as a coupe as well as car, but the Camry stays available as a four-door sedan just. The Camry Solara coupe and also convertible have different designing as well as are dealt with as different designs, and also the Solara version will not be revamped until later.
Toyota declares that rear legroom is 40 millimeters more than in the past and also guest hip factors are higher. Area is ample for four adults and acceptable for 5, and also the chauffeur's seat has enough fore-aft traveling to accommodate tall and also brief people. Basic 60/40-split rear seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.
Standard LE tools includes digital air conditioning, programmable automatic door locks, power home windows and mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt steering wheel. The facility console consists of a bilevel storage space box. Added products on the XLE consist of power pole positions, warmed mirrors, automated climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entrance and also a back sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets distinct sport textile upholstery, cleaned chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and sport evaluates.
Under the Hood
Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates 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 only with the automated transmission.
Curtain-type airbags are basic on the Camry XLE as well as are signed up with by side-impact air bags for the front seats. Front airbags release in three stages, relying on crash problems. Anti-skid brakes are conventional on the XLE and V-6 designs and also are offered as a choice on four-cylinder LE and also SE sedans.
If the Camry has actually been slammed for anything in the past, it's been bland designing. However, promoting design isn't just what causes greater than 400,000 purchasers per year to drive one house from the car dealership. What most Camry consumers seek is Toyota's credibility for dependability and excellent quality, in addition to excellent resale worth. When it's time to market the Camry, somebody will certainly aspire to get yours as a previously owned version.
Even though its look has made no gigantic leaps right into fresh region, the new Camry's shape is appealing. All the other Camry features are right here, and if anything, they are far better compared to ever before. Proprietors still get a pleasantly comfy ride, sufficient indoor area, blissful quietness as well as sensibly energised performance. Acceleration, as a matter of fact, gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is practically as quiet as the V-6. No wonder a lot of buyers are content with the four-cylinder models.
Little penalty in ride comfort appears in the sporty new SE car, which guarantees a little tauter handling compared to other Camry trims. Yet differences are less than significant. Followers of manual transmissions will certainly be pleased to learn that the manual-transmission Camry performs admirably, its lever clicking crisply through the equipments without a care in the world.