Toyota Camry AWD (2019)

Toyota Camry AWD (2019)
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T oyota is introducing the all-wheel drive versions of the Camry shortly before winter and the Avalon of. With the Camry there was the four-wheel drive called All-Trac from 1988 to 1991, the Avalon never had this option. The technology can now be ordered as a simple option for the Camry LE, XLE, SE and XSE models as well as the Avalon variants XLE and Limited.

The Japanese have the all-wheel drive sedan in their development center in Saline, im US state Michigan developed for the US market. According to the manufacturer, they want to offer all-wheel drive to customers who do not want to switch to an SUV - and the Camry has been one of the most successful models on the American sedan market for years.

AWD lettering on the rear of the Toyota Camry.

Technology from the RAV4

The basis of the new all-wheel drive for the Camry and Avalon is the technology from the current RAV4 SUV series. Dynamic Torque Control should optimally distribute the torque, especially on slippery roads - up to 50 percent of the force can be applied to the rear axle. If all-wheel drive is unnecessary, such as on long motorway journeys, an electromagnetic clutch decouples the rear part of the drive train.

The engineers had to make major modifications to Camry and Avalon to integrate the all-wheel drive. You have adapted the floor structure, installed an electronic parking brake and swapped the flat tank for a saddle-shaped one. Despite the rear differential, the height of the trunk floor remains unchanged. The weight of the Camry increases by 75 kilograms because of the additional drive components.

The all-wheel drive versions of the Camry get an electronic parking brake.

Only for the US market

The new Camry AWD will be at dealerships in spring 2020, deliveries of the Avalon AWD will begin in autumn 2020. Both models are intended exclusively for the US market.

Toyota Camry with front-wheel drive for the German market

The Toyota Camry is one of the best-selling models in the world, with the Japanese selling more than 700,000 units Car manufacturer in the year from, since the start in 1982 19 million vehicles have been sold in more than 100 countries across all generations. In the USA, the Camry is also one of the bestsellers. Since April 26, 2019, the mid-size sedan has also been back in Western Europe. In contrast to the previous generations or on the US market, only a hybrid drive provides propulsion. Prices in Germany start at 39,990 euros.

Gasoline engine with 41% efficiency

The only drive in the Camry consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a permanently excited synchronizer -Electric motor. This means that the Camry reaches 100 km /h from a standstill in 8.3 seconds and an average consumption of 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers. Toyota states the CO2 emissions are 98 g /km. The nickel-metal hybrid battery (capacity: 6.5 Ah) cannot be charged with a plug. On the other hand, the weight of the base model is relatively low at 1,595 kilograms. The 14: 1 high-compression gasoline engine has a thermal efficiency of 41 percent - according to Toyota, a top value. The system performance is specified with 218 HP, the maximum speed with 180 km /h. The automatic transmission offers six gears for sequential shifting.

Two equipment options: Business and Executive

In the various equipment versions, the Camry offers LED headlights, up to 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic roof or noise optimized windshield. The Business Edition has a 7-inch display in the center console, while the screen of the Executive is 8 inches diagonally. The Executive also has a blind spot assistant with cross traffic warning as standard and 18 instead of 17-inch wheels. The range of assistance systems extends from the pre-crash safety system with pedestrian detection to distance cruise control and lane change warning to high-beam assistant andTraffic sign recognition. The Toyota Camry measures 4.88 meters in length, 1.83 meters in width and 1.45 in height. The wheelbase is 2.82 meters.


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