Toyota wants to maintain that No. 1 slot with a car that's quieter and bigger inside, as well as a wheelbase that is 2 inches longer compared to before. Therefore, designers have "broadened its allure by developing its emphasis," says Don Esmond, basic supervisor of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he says it's vital to "never ever forget why satisfied Camry owners keep coming back again and again."
An all-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 157 horsepower-- a 15 percent increase in power-- is anticipated to enter into greater than three-fourths of the automobiles. A five-speed-manual transmission is typical with the four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's equipped with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come just with the transmission.
Toyota has actually reduced costs, added standard tools as well as changed the Camry schedule. The low-end CE design is gone, so crank-down windows are not readily available. Versions now include the typical LE, high end XLE as well as 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 adjustable pedals are arranged to become offered in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible, and also the Avalon sedan, are improved the same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. Most Camrys sold in the United States have actually been made at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and the new design asserts 85 percent residential content.
2002 Toyota Camry Xle
Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, more high end styling that is "a relocation from practical to sensuous," according to Job Manager Dan Hargitt. However the total appearance hasn't already changed dramatically from the 4th generation. Two inches much longer compared to earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer than that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry is about the same length as its Honda competitor. The flashy SE car showcases a blackout grille, haze lamps and a rear spoiler.
The Accord comes as a sports car and sedan, but the Camry continues to be readily available as a four-door sedan only. The Camry Solara sports car and also convertible have different designing as well as are dealt with as different versions, and the Solara variation will not be revamped up until later on.
Toyota asserts that back legroom is 40 millimeters greater than before and passenger hip factors are greater. Space is enough for four grownups and acceptable for five, and also the vehicle driver's seat has enough fore-aft travel to suit tall and also brief people. Basic 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.
Requirement LE equipment consists of digital a/c, programmable automatic door locks, power windows as well as mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The center console has a bilevel storage box. Added things on the XLE consist of power pole positions, heated mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entrance and a rear sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains distinct sport fabric upholstery, combed chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar as well as sport assesses.
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 just with the automated transmission.
Safety and security
Curtain-type air bags are conventional on the Camry XLE as well as are joined by side-impact air bags for the pole positions. Front air bags deploy in three phases, depending on accident conditions. Anti-skid brakes are common on the XLE as well as V-6 designs and also are offered as an option on four-cylinder LE and SE cars.
If the Camry has been criticized for anything in the past, it's been boring styling. However, boosting layout isn't really just what causes more than 400,000 customers per year to drive one house from the car dealership. What most Camry consumers seek is Toyota's reputation for reliability and also top quality, along with excellent resale value. When it's time to market the Camry, a person will certainly be eager to get your own as a secondhand design.
Even though its look has made no giant leaps into fresh territory, the brand-new Camry's form is appealing. All the other Camry attributes are right here, as well as if anything, they are far better than ever. Proprietors still get a happily comfy flight, enough indoor area, euphoric tranquility and also reasonably energetic efficiency. Velocity, actually, gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is just about as quiet as the V-6. It's not surprising that so many customers are content with the four-cylinder designs.
Little charge in trip convenience appears in the flashy new SE car, which guarantees a little tauter handling than various other Camry trims. However distinctions are less than dramatic. Fans of manual transmissions will be pleased to learn that the manual-transmission Camry performs very well, its lever clicking crisply with the gears without a treatment worldwide.