Toyota wants to maintain that No. 1 port with a car that's quieter and larger inside, as well as a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer compared to before. Therefore, programmers have "broadened its charm by sharpening its focus," states Don Esmond, basic manager of the Toyota Division. At the same time, he claims it's vital to "never forget why completely satisfied Camry owners keep returning time and again."
A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 157 horse power-- a 15 percent boost in power-- is expected to enter into more than three-fourths of the cars and trucks. A five-speed-manual transmission is typical with the four-cylinder engine, as well as a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's furnished with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the transmission.
Toyota has actually decreased rates, added standard equipment and revised the Camry lineup. The low-end CE version is gone, so crank-down home windows are no longer readily available. Designs now consist of the common LE, high end XLE and also a stylish new SE with various suspension tuning and also 16-inch sporting activity tires. A navigating system is optional for the first time, as well as flexible pedals are arranged to become available in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara sports car and also convertible, and also the Avalon car, are improved the exact same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. Most Camrys marketed in the United States have actually been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and the brand-new version claims 85 percent domestic material.
2002 Toyota Camry
Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, more high end designing that is "a move from sensible to sensual," inning accordance with Job Manager Dan Hargitt. However the overall appearance hasn't changed dramatically from the fourth generation. 2 inches much longer than earlier models, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair longer than that of the Accord, and at 189.2 inches long in general, the Camry has to do with the exact same size as its Honda competitor. The stylish SE car showcases a blackout grille, fog lamps and a rear looter.
The Accord comes as a coupe and car, yet the Camry remains readily available as a four-door car only. The Camry Solara coupe as well as convertible have different designing and also are dealt with as separate models, and the Solara version will not be revamped until later.
Toyota claims that back legroom is 40 millimeters above in the past as well as traveler hip points are greater. Room is adequate for 4 adults and also appropriate for 5, and the vehicle driver's seat has enough fore-aft traveling to accommodate tall as well as short people. Conventional 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the lots quantity of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.
Criterion LE tools includes digital cooling, programmable automated door locks, power windows and mirrors, a full-size spare tire and a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The facility console contains a bilevel storage space box. Extra products on the XLE consist of power front seats, heated mirrors, automated environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless access as well as a back sunshade. The sportier SE car obtains unique sport fabric furniture, combed chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar as well as sporting activity determines.
Under the Hood
Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 157 hp and 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 air bags are basic on the Camry XLE as well as are signed up with by side-impact air bags for the pole positions. Front air bags deploy in 3 stages, depending on crash problems. Antilock brakes are standard on the XLE and also V-6 designs as well as are available as an alternative on four-cylinder LE as well as SE cars.
If the Camry has actually been slammed for anything in the past, it's been boring styling. However, promoting layout isn't really what creates greater than 400,000 customers each year to drive one home from the dealer. What most Camry customers seek is Toyota's credibility for reliability and also high quality, together with outstanding resale value. When it's time to sell the Camry, someone will certainly be eager to obtain your own as a pre-owned design.
Despite the fact that its appearance has made no huge leaps into fresh area, the brand-new Camry's shape is appealing. All the other Camry qualities are here, as well as if anything, they are far better compared to ever. Proprietors still get a pleasantly comfortable trip, adequate indoor room, joyous tranquility and fairly energetic efficiency. Velocity, in fact, gets to well past the acceptable mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is almost as quiet as the V-6. Not surprising that a lot of buyers are content with the four-cylinder designs.
Little penalty in ride comfort appears in the sporty brand-new SE sedan, which guarantees a little tauter handling compared to other Camry trims. Yet differences are less than significant. Followers of manual transmissions will be pleased to discover that the manual-transmission Camry carries out admirably, its lever clicking crisply through the equipments without a care worldwide.