Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM), launched the Camry hybrid on the 27th of August 2013, this will be India’s first ever locally manufactured hybrid yet. The Camry will be manufactured on a separate assembly line in the same Toyota plant located in Bidadi, Bangalore in Karnataka. This factory is Toyota Kirloskar’s second manufacturing plant in India. India is currently the 9th country in the world where Toyota manufactures its automobiles.
The petrol Camry, which has been Toyota’s legendary global forerunner for many years, came to India in the year 2002. After nearly 10 years since launch TKM began the Camry production in India. Just like its petrol sibling the Camry hybrid is in the 7th cohort of the Camry generation. The new hybrid will now be equipped with a hybrid exclusive 2.5 liter Beltless petrol block with an electric motor. The car runs on Hybrid Synergy Drive, which astutely senses the time to switch between the petrol and electric power sources. This technology controls the motor and the engine output, to deliver maximum fuel efficiency. The 2.5 liter with an electric motor means enhanced power, when combined the car will have a whopping 201 BHP of raw power.
Apart from increasing power, the motor is designed to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy. This generated electrical energy in turn will charge the battery. The process normally occurs at the time of braking and decelerating which is termed are regenerative braking. The mileage can be defined as the best in its class, it can deliver up to 19.6 Kmpl, which is all together a new record for the Camry. Feature wise this 7th generation Camry has more than 35 enhancements, most of them included to improve ride quality and reduce noise by as much as possible. The new E-CVT (electronically controlled continuous variable) transmission helps to achieve lower NVH and higher mileage.