New Toyota Camry Hybrid brings American looks to the 2018 Paris Motor Show

It replaces the old Avensis on the Old Continent

Toyota has decided to replace the aging Avensis sedan with its American counterpart, after a 14-year-absence of the Camry nameplate on the Western European market.

Shown at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the new Toyota Camry will be delivered to showrooms on the Old Continent starting in the first quarter of 2019.

The only powertrain available for us Europeans will be a hybrid comprised of a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 218 hp. 

Hooked up to an automatic transmission with Sequential Shiftmatic technology (which can simulate six gears, while being a CVT), the engine delivers power to the front wheels.

Toyota boasts that this new 2.5-liter unit has a thermal efficiency of 41%, which helps keep the fuel consumption figures low. That being said, the Camry Hybrid returns a theoretical average of 4.2 l/100 km and emits 98 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

On the tech side, it features a 10-inch head-up display, a 7-inch display for the gauge cluster, and an 8-inch touchscreen for the infotainment.

Furthermore, Toyota's Safety Sense suite is present on the new Camry, with highlights such as Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist, and Automatic High Beam.

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