Toyota wants to maintain that No. 1 slot with a sedan that's quieter as well as bigger inside, and a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer than previously. Therefore, programmers have "expanded its charm by sharpening its emphasis," states Don Esmond, general manager of the Toyota Department. At the same time, he says it's crucial to "never ever lose sight of why satisfied Camry proprietors maintain returning time and again."
A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 157 horse power-- a 15 percent increase in power-- is anticipated to go into more than three-fourths of the automobiles. A five-speed-manual transmission is common with the four-cylinder engine, and 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 reduced prices, included typical tools and changed the Camry schedule. The low-end CE model is gone, so crank-down home windows are not readily available. Models now include the standard LE, upscale XLE as well as a sporty brand-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 adjustable pedals are arranged to become offered in January 2002.
Toyota's two-door Camry Solara coupe as well as exchangeable, and also the Avalon sedan, are built on the exact same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. The majority of Camrys offered in the United States have been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, as well as the brand-new version claims 85 percent domestic content.
2002 Toyota Camry Starter
Toyota insists that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, a lot more upscale designing that is "a step from practical to sensuous," according to Job Supervisor Dan Hargitt. Yet the overall appearance hasn't already transformed drastically from the fourth generation. Two inches much longer than earlier designs, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair longer compared to that of the Accord, and also at 189.2 inches long in general, the Camry has to do with the exact same length as its Honda rival. The flashy SE car showcases a blackout grille, haze lights as well as a rear looter.
The Accord comes as a sports car and also sedan, however the Camry stays offered as a four-door sedan just. The Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible have different styling and also are dealt with as different designs, and the Solara version will certainly not be revamped until later on.
Toyota claims that rear legroom is 40 millimeters above previously as well as guest hip points are greater. Space is adequate for four grownups and also acceptable for 5, and the chauffeur's seat has enough fore-aft traveling to suit high as well as short individuals. Standard 60/40-split back seatbacks supplement the tons quantity of the trunk, which now holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.
Criterion LE equipment includes electronic cooling, programmable automated door locks, power home windows and also mirrors, a full-size spare tire and a four-spoke tilt guiding wheel. The facility console contains a bilevel storage space box. Added things on the XLE consist of power pole positions, warmed mirrors, automated climate control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless entry and also a rear sunshade. The sportier SE sedan gets distinct sporting activity textile furniture, cleaned chrome interior trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and sport assesses.
Under the Hood
Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates 157 hp and companions 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 airbags are basic on the Camry XLE and also are signed up with by side-impact airbags for the pole positions. Front air bags release in three phases, relying on collision conditions. Antilock brakes are conventional on the XLE as well as V-6 models and are offered as an alternative on four-cylinder LE and also SE sedans.
If the Camry has actually been slammed for anything in the past, it's been dull styling. However, boosting style isn't really exactly what triggers greater than 400,000 customers annually to drive one residence from the car dealership. What most Camry consumers look for is Toyota's credibility for reliability and also high quality, in addition to outstanding resale worth. When it's time to market the Camry, somebody will be eager to obtain your own as a pre-owned design.
Even though its look has made no gigantic leaps right into fresh territory, the new Camry's shape is appealing. All the other Camry features are below, and also if anything, they are far better compared to ever. Proprietors still obtain a happily comfortable trip, sufficient interior space, blissful quietness and also sensibly energetic performance. Velocity, in fact, gets to well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is almost as quiet as the V-6. No wonder a lot of purchasers are content with the four-cylinder models.
Little fine in trip convenience appears in the stylish brand-new SE car, which assures a little tauter handling compared to other Camry trims. But distinctions are less than remarkable. Followers of manual transmissions will certainly be pleased to discover that the manual-transmission Camry performs admirably, its bar clicking crisply through the equipments without a treatment in the world.