- Toyota is working on a redesigned version of the Camry sedan, as evidenced by these spy photos.
- The prototype is heavily camouflaged but we can tell that it will have a new look, even if its shape is familiar.
- We think Toyota will offer a few new powertrains, including a possible AWD hybrid configuration.
A new Honda Accord has just hit the scene and the current Toyota Camry has been around since the 2018 model year, so it’s high time for a new version of the perennially bestselling mid-size sedan. These spy photos of a 2025 Toyota Camry prototype prove that a new model is just around the corner. While it doesn’t look like a radical redesign in terms of its three-box sedan shape, we’re thinking that the updated Camry will feature a significantly improved interior plus some new engine options to keep it competitive in the family-sedan segment.
With the overall proportions looking similar to the current car, this new ninth-generation Camry will likely be more like a heavy refresh rather than a ground-up redux. It’ll ride on the same TNGA-K platform but should feature more modern-looking front- and rear-end styling that could borrow headlight and taillight designs from the Toyota Crown.
We can also look to the Crown for an idea of what powertrain upgrades might be in store for the Camry. It’s likely that the larger sedan’s 236-hp all-wheel-drive hybrid setup will make its way into the new Camry, as even the smaller Corolla now offers an AWD hybrid model. Unless Toyota decides to go hybrid-only with the Camry, the base 203-hp 2.5-liter inline-four may carry over for lower trim levels, and the 265-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four also seen in the Highlander could replace the 3.5-liter V-6 that Toyota has been phasing out across its lineup lately.
The Camry is overdue for an interior update, too, and we’re sure that Toyota’s latest infotainment software will be standard equipment. That means that its screen size will increase, as the current Camry offers a 7.0-inch screen in lower trims and an optional 9.0-inch screen; newer Toyota models offer a 12.3-inch screen, so we think we’ll see that setup available in the Camry as well.
Expect the familiar LE, SE, XSE, and XLE trim levels to stick around, along with Nightshade appearance packages and a possible TRD performance model. We’re thinking the base price will rise somewhat from the current model’s $27,415 starting cost. Timing for the new Camry’s arrival is still unclear, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it make its debut in late 2023 before going on sale sometime in 2024 as a 2025 model.
Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive industry throughout his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first professional auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.
Source: Motor - aranddriver.com