New Camry launched in UAE

Prices of 2012 models raised by two per cent

Al Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in the UAE, said on Wednesday that it had increased prices of 2012 model of its top-selling Camry car in the UAE.

The price has been hiked by two per cent on all the four models of Toyota Camry. The basic model ‘S’ will cost Dh88,000; SE has been priced at Dh93,000; SE Plus will cost Dh101,000; and sport model will cost Dh102,000.

The engine power of the sedan vehicle has also been increased from 2.4 litres to 2.5 litres. The four-cylinder petrol engine delivers more responsive performance and better fuel economy. Toyota’s new engine boosts the Camry’s power by more than 15 per cent and torque by more than 8 per cent – solid gains in the mid-range segment. While achieving more power and torque, the new Camry uses substantially less fuel – a significant 11.4 per cent less.

Furthermore, the new range is equipped exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that realises sporty driving by offering a sequential manual shift mode using the gearshift lever.

The new Camry is available in a total of 10 colours, including five new colours – one of which has been developed exclusively for the Camry. The new colours are New Silver ME, New Gray ME, New Bronze M. M., New Blue M.M. and the Camry-exclusive Attitude Black MC. which mixes in blue metallic flakes for a deep black with a powerful presence. The car is also available in Diamond White, White Pearl C.S., Yanmer Beige, Red M.M. and LT Blue ME.

Andrew Squires, General Manager of National Sales Operations at Al Futtaim Motors, said: “Camry owners get attached to the car in an exceptional way because they are sure that it never disappoints them. This explains why the Dubai Taxi drivers are Camry’s best loyalists because they see their cars running for over 500,000 km while they are in complete peace of mind.”

Camry’s accelerator pedal and front seats have been moved forward while the rear-seat hip-point has moved back, increasing the couple distance by 15mm (the length between the hip points of occupants in the front and rear seats).

Together with clever sculpting of the new front seatbacks, rear knee room has been improved by 46mm.The geometric forms and soft luxurious materials such as a genuine leather steering wheel grip and an instrument panel, that adopts a soft pad with real stitching and a wood panel, offers interior styling that is a class above previous generations of Camrys.