Toyota wishes to preserve that No. 1 slot with a sedan that's quieter as well as larger inside, and also a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer compared to in the past. To that end, designers have "widened its appeal by sharpening its focus," states Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he states it's important to "never forget why pleased Camry owners keep coming back over and over."
A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that establishes 157 horse power-- a 15 percent rise in power-- is anticipated to enter into more than three-fourths of the cars and trucks. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard with the four-cylinder engine, and also a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's outfitted with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the automatic transmission.
Toyota has decreased prices, added standard equipment as well as modified the Camry schedule. The low-end CE design is gone, so crank-down windows are no longer readily available. Models now include the conventional LE, high end XLE and a stylish brand-new SE with various suspension adjusting and also 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is optional for the very first time, and also adjustable pedals are arranged to become available in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara coupe and exchangeable, and also the Avalon car, are built on the exact same front-drive platform as the prior-generation Camry. The majority of Camrys marketed in the United States have actually been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and also the brand-new version claims 85 percent domestic material.
02 Toyota Camry
Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, more high end styling that is "a relocation from sensible to sensuous," inning accordance with Job Manager Dan Hargitt. However the overall appearance hasn't already transformed significantly from the fourth generation. 2 inches longer than earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair longer compared to that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long generally, the Camry is about the exact same size as its Honda opponent. The flashy SE car includes a blackout grille, haze lamps and also a rear looter.
The Accord comes as a sports car and also car, yet the Camry stays readily available as a four-door car only. The Camry Solara coupe as well as convertible have different designing and also are treated as different versions, as well as the Solara version will certainly not be redesigned up until later on.
Toyota declares that back legroom is 40 millimeters more than in the past as well as traveler hip points are higher. Room is sufficient for four grownups and acceptable for five, and the motorist's seat has enough fore-aft travel to accommodate high and short individuals. Conventional 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the tons volume of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of freight.
Criterion LE devices includes electronic a/c, programmable automated door locks, power windows and also mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The center console includes a bilevel storage box. Added things on the XLE consist of power pole positions, heated mirrors, automatic environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entrance as well as a rear sunshade. The sportier SE car gets unique sporting activity material upholstery, brushed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and sporting activity assesses.
Under the Hood
Toyota's brand-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 157 hp as well as friends to either a five-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 comes just with the automated transmission.
Curtain-type air bags are common on the Camry XLE and also are joined by side-impact airbags for the pole positions. Front airbags deploy in three phases, depending upon accident problems. Antilock brakes are conventional on the XLE and V-6 models and are offered as an alternative on four-cylinder LE as well as SE sedans.
If the Camry has been criticized for anything in the past, it's been boring styling. Then again, stimulating design isn't really what creates greater than 400,000 customers each year to drive one house from the car dealership. What most Camry consumers look for is Toyota's credibility for reliability as well as top quality, in addition to exceptional resale value. When it's time to sell the Camry, someone will certainly aspire to obtain your own as a secondhand design.
Although its appearance has made no huge leaps into fresh region, the new Camry's shape is appealing. All the other Camry attributes are here, and also if anything, they are far better than ever. Proprietors still get a pleasantly comfortable trip, sufficient indoor room, euphoric tranquility and fairly energetic performance. Velocity, as a matter of fact, gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is practically as peaceful as the V-6. No wonder numerous customers are content with the four-cylinder versions.
Little penalty in flight convenience appears in the stylish new SE car, which assures a little tauter handling than various other Camry trims. Yet differences are less than remarkable. Fans of manual transmissions will be pleased to learn that the manual-transmission Camry does very well, its bar clicking crisply with the equipments without a care in the world.