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2007 Toyota Camry

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  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    Most likely MY 07 if Toyota keeps up its tradition of completely redesigning a car every 5 years.
  • ryousukeryousuke Posts: 12
    I agree with the SC V6 being a concept (whats with the dumb fender flares anyways? why does toyota make ugly body kits.... for example the ones on the corolla... up here anyways).... im pretty sure the camrys have already been powered by 3.3L engine... i think they been doing it since the ES300 became the ES330...
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/roadtest,view,Toyota.spy?artid=37606

    This bodes well for the next-generation Camry, however, as it is slated to be built on a variation of the new Avalon's chassis architecture, and from what I've been told, feature a version of the powerful new 3.5-litre V6 in its top trim level

    The article is an Avalon review for a Canadian magazine. It mentions that the next generation Camry will be based on the 05 Avalon platform and will likely get the 3.5 L v6 from the Avalon.

    That would be awesome. Although I am sure it probably will be detuned to produce 20 less hp. Looks like the 3.3L engine will be history by the time the next generation Camry arrives.
  • lexi4lifelexi4life Posts: 181
    But why build an all new 3.0 V6 if they won't use it in camry?? 245 hp seems enough for this car and it would differenciate the Avalon and Camry even more, having 2 different engines!!
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    But why build an all new 3.0 V6 if they won't use it in camry?? 245 hp seems enough for this car and it would differentiate the Avalon and Camry even more, having 2 different engines!!

    Good question especially since the upcoming IS can also be equipped with the 3.5L V6. I think the 3.0L engine probably won't last more than two model years. Isn't Lexus working on a GS 350 ?
  • boomsamaboomsama Posts: 362
    Lexus already has a GS350, just not ready for anywhere outside Japan at the moment. Apparently they are tweaking it so it will pass tough emission requirements.
  • kronogoosekronogoose Posts: 116
    ever be available with the V6? I know some manufacturers, like Mazda, Nissan and Infiniti, offer mid-size sedans with a V6 and manual transmission combo. Why not Toyota?
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    Because they did offer a Manual tranny and V6 in the 1993-1996 Camry SE and in the 97-98 CE and 99-01 LE, and few were sold.

    ~alpha
  • treynardtreynard Posts: 12
    A Toyota salesman told me recently that the all-new 2007 Camry will be out in early 2006, perhaps January. The 2006 model year would last only a few months. Anybody else heard something like this? Any spy photos or concept drawings in the automotive media?

    I've looked at the new '05 Avalon. It is nice, but I'm a bit surprised they didn't badge it as an '06 model. That would seem to make more sense. Some of the folks on the Avalon board say they might postpone buying until the '06 model is available, presumeably in 5 months or so. The new Avalon seems to be selling very nicely; especially the Limited trim level, which appears to be in short supply. I've driven the new Avalon, and there is some torque pull that's obvious when you accelerate rapidly. I think 280 hp would be too much for the smaller Camry, but many are suggesting a variant of this motor might be used.

    I've shopped for an Avalon, but I really don't need this big a boat. That's why I'm wondering if it's wise to wait a bit to see what the new Camry will be like. Any images or links to images would be appreciated. Regards - T Reynard
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    Toyota keeps its secrets pretty well, sadly. I'm pretty sure that the new Camry will be better than the current. And if it has the 3.5L, the top trim levels will be quite a match for Nissan, Honda, etc.
  • toycashtoycash Posts: 139
    The timing you mention has elements of truth. ;)
  • tuffytuffy Posts: 63
    Any information yet on when the 2007 Camry will be forthcoming? I am in the market now as I just sold my 1999 Camry. I like the 2005 model and am also considering a new Avalon, however, I would hate to purchase a 2005 Camry just to have the newly restyled version come out in only 7 months.

    Also, any word or pictures on what the 2007 Camry will look like and what features it might have available? Hopefully, it will be larger, still provide a great smooth 4 cylinder with even better gas mileage, and have more safety features likes VSC and knee air bags available on the 4 cylinder model in all parts of the country. I know, given toyota's marketing strategy, all the things we want will never be available in one area.

    Also, why doesn't Toyota drop those terribly cheap Bridgestone Potenza tires and put something on that has a much higher mileage rating? Makes no sense to build one of the best more reliable vehicles in the world and then put cheaper tires on it when other options that are reasonably prices are available.
  • tuffytuffy Posts: 63
    Any body know any more about the rollout date of the 2007 Camry or any early pictures. What dealer told you about the early date for the 2007 Camry as I would like to talk with them.

    Thanks!
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    Putting a set of cheaper tires is just a way for them to cut cost. As we can tell, the price between a good set of tires can cost few hundreds dollar more.
    Just like the 97-01 Camry, ABS was a standard feature across all LE. But I think since 02, it's either a option or part of a package in order to get ABS. The idea of selecting package is the way they make up the profile. Seriously, how many people will really buy a barebone LE out of the dealership.

    Toyota has a 10 yr cost reduction plan since 6-7 years ago (I read it from a newspaper while they were talking about troubles GM is having).
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    Actually, ABS was standard on Camry LE from 97-99. It became an option for 2000 and 2001, and remained that way on the LE until this model year, 2005, where ABS is again standard on ALL Camrys, including the 'Standard' model.

    ~alpha
  • jomabu1jomabu1 Posts: 37
    Visited my Toyota dealer and he said that they were expecting 20% of the Camry production to be hybrid models. Has anyone else heard the same? Was also told that they were expecting them in January. The dealer had also started a waiting list.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    That date, January, has been thrown around fairly often lately in regards to the Camry redesign. Personally, that strikes me as very early, as the current model was introduced in August of 2001 as a 2002 model. However, this is not unprecedented- Toyota ran a short cycle with the previous generation Corolla (they issued 5 model years, from 98-02, but the 02 model year was short and the 2003 Corolla debuted in February of 2002).

    I'd be VERY surprised if Toyota a) not only had a redesign in Jan 06 but b) had a hybrid model at the time, with capacity to meet 20% of sales.

    (20% of sales at the current yearly volume hovering around 385K units would be 77,000 units).

    ~alpha
  • jomabu1jomabu1 Posts: 37
    I thought 20% of sales was over the top as an estimate. I do think 77,000 units is doable just not in the first year. Wasn't Prius production increased by 50% recently? Speaking of Prius he (the salesman) said that they would be selling for invoice later this year and that production will catch with demand.

    Wasn't the 01 remodel just a refresh? Also a new 06 model would come the 4 year mark which is about on schedule.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    2002 was the redesign, and the refresh happened for the 2005 model. I still don't see where people are getting the idea that the 2007 model Camry is going to show up early in 2006; I've seen nothing in the automotive press.

    And like the 1997 Camry, I would expect the 2007 will basically be a new body on the same platform, probably with a version of the new V6 that's now in the Avalon. The 1992 and 2002 models were the ones that got the major reworks.
  • ian721ian721 Posts: 93
    A good industry site to see all about the build dates for next year's Toyotas. Some interesting other stuff too if you poke around:

    http://www.donlen.com/buildstart_toyota.asp
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Are they going to make it look a little less boring? I bought a new car recently and considered a Camry before heading to the auto show where I sat in a Camry LE, 4 Cylinder, almost stripped. Totally boring! I finally realized that people bought the Lexus ES330 not primarily for the badge but because it looks slightly less boring and more stylish than the Camry.

    I ended up with a brand new version (never titled) of the last generation Maxima. (Infiniti I35)
  • bklynguybklynguy Posts: 275
    Honda is missing from the Donlen list :( I was hoping to find out if the 2006 Accord was coming out earlier than Aug/Sept. The 2006 Camry will be available in Aug. so maybe Honda will release the 06 Accord at the same time.
  • lmacmillmacmil Posts: 1,756
    You sat in the wrong Camry. I just bought a new SE-V6 and I don't think it's boring at all. May not be as exciting as a G35 or TL but then it didn't cost $33,000 either. Check it out.

    http://home.comcast.net/~lmacmil/images/CamrySE.JPG
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    The front end looks much better than the 02-04 models. The SE V6 is definitely the one to buy; wish they had it back in 2003 :( Thanks for posting the pic. It's a beautiful car
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    Thanks for the link. I am a bit surprised the website doesn't list the build date for the Camry Hybrid. I thought the hybrid Camry is coming for MY 06
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    My Infiniti I35 didn't cost $33,000 either. Actually, cost about as much as a Camry XLE V6 or Accord EX V6. (non navigation)
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    That SE V-6 looks classy. I like it....
  • callmedrfillcallmedrfill Posts: 729
    Strike while the iron is hot. The Accord has been out for almost a year and a half by then. The Prius will go over 100k this year. People want TOYOTA hybrids, apparently, so why not give them what they want??

    If it does come out early, it may be a warmed over version of the current ones in use in the RX/HL, with far better milage due to much lower weight. An improved, new engine version would make a mid-gen refresh in 2008-9, which would probably be 3.5, and debut in the next HL in 2008.

    Strange that the market has pretty much rejected the Accord Hybrid, and fallen for the Prius so hard.

    DrFill
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,447
    I really hope the Camry hybrid is a 4-cyl and not a V-6. V-6 is overkill, would not get nearly the gas mileage, and would be the most expensive Camry - hardly mainstream.
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    My guess is both the 4 and 6 will get a hybrid version. I am assuming the V6 hybrid will produce similar HP and Torque like the Lexus RX400h and Highlander Hybrid. I think the V6 hybrid is needed to compete against the Accord Hybrid and the 4 cylinder will cater to those who cares more about fuel economy than performance
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