Toyota is set to release the redesigned ninth-generation Camry, which will be exclusively powered by a hybrid powertrain. The new Camry will be available for purchase in the spring of 2025 as a 2025 model. Pricing details will be announced closer to the release date.
The hybrid powertrain in the new Camry will deliver 225 hp for front-wheel-drive models and 232 hp for all-wheel-drive models. The all-wheel-drive system will be available on all grades and will be formed via a third electric motor at the rear axle, replacing a conventional mechanical connection. Toyota has tuned the powertrain to deliver increased performance from the electric motors at lower speeds, helping to reduce the load on the engine while delivering acceleration and torque qualities similar to those found in electric vehicles.
In addition to the hybrid powertrain, Toyota engineers have also tuned the suspension to provide a more agile and responsive steering feel compared to the outgoing Camry. While the new Camry will not include V-6 or TRD options, Toyota has left the door open for performance options in their larger Crown sedan.
When it comes to style, the new Camry retains the classic Camry look but features an extra dose of sleekness compared to its predecessor. The interior design remains largely unchanged, with the same basic layout as the previous generation’s cabin. However, the new Camry will come standard with a digital gauge cluster, measuring seven inches in the LE and SE grades and 12.3 inches in the XLE and XSE grades. The XLE and XSE can also be equipped with a head-up display as an option.
For infotainment, the standard touchscreen display will measure eight inches, with a larger 12.3-inch screen available as an option. Other standard features will include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a wireless phone charger, multiple USB ports, and a suite of electronic driver-assist features. These driver-assist features include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot and rear cross-traffic warnings.
Despite the current decline in the sedan segment, the Camry remains one of the most popular vehicles in the U.S. with last year’s sales totaling just over 295,000 units.
Overall, the redesigned and upgraded 2025 Toyota Camry is expected to bring enhanced performance, improved technology, and safety features while retaining the classic Camry styling that has made it a top seller. Keep an eye out for pricing details as the release date approaches for a chance to see the new Camry in action.